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2008 Stories by Kristie McClanahan

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  • Ultimate Margarita

    published May 14, 2008

    Last weekend, the New York Times sent its esteemed restaurant critics out to regular ol' chains — Applebee's, T.G.I. Friday's and... More >>

  • SmartWater

    published May 7, 2008

    Here's a very short list of smart things we did last night: We walked from bar to bar during our mini pub-crawl through our Dogtown neighborhood.... More >>

  • Landshark Lager

    published April 30, 2008

    We're in line for beers at the Jimmy Buffett concert. We're going get the maximum allowed per person (two) in the hope of minimizing the amount... More >>

  • Pineapple Infused Tequila Margarita

    published April 23, 2008

    We're tanned and relaxed, our map of Folly Beach, South Carolina, buried in our bag next to our rental car agreement and broken sunglasses. So... More >>

  • Budweiser

    published April 2, 2008

    We're unsure if Booches' walls are yellow by design or are yellowed from decades of smoke that's accumulated here since it opened in 1884. The... More >>

  • Kweichow Moutai

    published March 26, 2008

    The yellowed dictionary circa 1970. The dusty bottle of gin that no one seems to drink but no one throws away, either: These are things that... More >>

  • Springboard Ale

    published March 19, 2008

    We'd be rich, but not too rich. And we wouldn't realize it until years later when we'd pass our handsome brick childhood home in St. Louis Hills... More >>

  • Pacifico

    published March 12, 2008

    As we were leaving the grocery store, an older gentleman scowled at us and said, "Put a jacket on," in a tone usually reserved for... More >>

  • Achaia Clauss Demestica Red

    published February 27, 2008

    This column was supposed to be about Spiro's Greek Margarita. We were all set to say how the drink was a tug-of-war of flavors between the ouzo... More >>

  • True Story: Columbia's True/False Film Fest hits the half-decade mark

    published February 27, 2008

    Last year's True/False Film Fest in Columbia attracted nearly 15,000 people to the quaint college town. Not bad at all for a five-year-old... More >>

  • Toulouse-Lautrec

    published February 20, 2008

    Oh poor, poor absinthe! For nearly a century it had been so unfairly marked with a scarlet letter, a capital "A," and outlawed by fear-mongering... More >>

  • Chocolate Raspberry Martini

    published February 13, 2008

    We were in high school the first time we came to Tumo's. It was as far into St. Louis city as we had ever ventured from south county, save for the... More >>

  • Feudo Arancio Nero d'Avola

    published February 6, 2008

    We want to nap on the bar. We want to climb up on the black vinyl chairs and slowly, carefully, put one knee up on the bar, then the other, then... More >>

  • Bushmills' Black Bush

    published January 30, 2008

    Nary a week after we'd boasted how we'd skated through fall and winter without so much as a sniffle, we woke up and found our face holes plugged... More >>

  • Oak Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

    published January 16, 2008

    All the animals, birds and fish will live in fear of you," says the book of Genesis. "They are all placed under your power. Now you can eat... More >>

  • Blackberry Wheat

    published January 9, 2008

    Hey, Alandale. Thanks for meeting us here. Wow, this is so much harder than we thought it would be. But we both know this isn't... More >>

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