Tag: drink

  • Paste: 5 Cocktails Worth Traveling For

    Paste: 5 Cocktails Worth Traveling For

    No matter where you go, food and drink are always a huge part of travel. Finding the perfect bar or the best drink to order in a city is half the fun too. In my latest for Paste, I write about the origins of a few cocktails worth traveling for–and where to drink them now. Read […]

  • Okra Magazine: The Imbible

    Okra Magazine: The Imbible

    “Through a nondescript wood door lighted by a single, wrought iron lamp, Micah LeMon and his staff pour their latest libations at James Beard award-nominated restaurant, The Alley Light, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Reminiscent of a speakeasy, the team works with Prohibition-level creativity to quench the ongoing cocktail renaissance. Cooler months usher in holidays with citrus […]

  • USA Today’s 10Best: Wineries to Visit in Moldova

    USA Today’s 10Best: Wineries to Visit in Moldova

    “Moldova is far from most traveler’s circuits, and oenophiles are missing out. Bordered by Ukraine and Romania, this country the size of Maryland is among the top 20 global wine exporters. Holding more vines per capita than any other country, Moldova is serious about its production and exports 67 million bottles annually – which are […]

  • Munchies by Vice: The Moldovan Winery Saving Gagauzian Cuisine

    Munchies by Vice: The Moldovan Winery Saving Gagauzian Cuisine

    “As you step into the dining room of Kara Gani winery in the Valul lui Traian wine region at the southern end of Moldova, the smell of hot chilis slices through the air as lunch simmers and stews on the stove. While the fare sourced from the winery’s garden comes together and the table is set, guests […]

  • USA Today’s 10Best: Cafés in Zagreb, Croatia

    USA Today’s 10Best: Cafés in Zagreb, Croatia

    Perched inside an open bay window of Cogito Coffee on Dezelica, a residential corner near the Croatian National Theatre, you’ll see families walking their dogs pass by as the sun begins to set. Locals who took their seats earlier in the afternoon have staked out the terrace and linger over their cigarettes, entrenched in conversations […]

  • Okra Magazine: Q&A: Micah LeMon, biomedical researcher turned bar manager

    Okra Magazine: Q&A: Micah LeMon, biomedical researcher turned bar manager

    “Mixology might not be rocket science, but at The Alley Light in Charlottesville, Virginia, science is behind every concoction. Micah LeMon, a chemist and biomedical research hopeful turned bar manager at the James Beard Award-nominated restaurant, approached drinks like balancing a chemical equation. Twenty years after pouring his first drink, LeMon sees to the day-to-day […]

  • 9 Trips to Help You Get Over a Breakup

    9 Trips to Help You Get Over a Breakup

    If Graceland is a Memphis must, spend the night across the street at the Heartbreak Hotel. Walk through the Blues Hall of Fame the next day and see a professional show at the Orpheum Theatre. After this southern remedy, B.B. King sang it best, “I’m free from your spell.” Read the rest over at the Matador Network.

  • How to Survive the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

    How to Survive the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

    “Under electric candlelight in a storeroom at Woodford Reserve, one of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail’s most atmospheric distilleries, feet shuffle down a wood-planked floor. The door scrapes shut, and Stacey Oxlade, a guide of 3 years, lifts the first glass declaring, “This is Kentucky communion. You’re blessed.” …” I recently hoped on a bus and traveled down […]

  • Alternative Belgrade

    Alternative Belgrade

    From the Sava River under Brankov Bridge, look to the left for one of Belgrade’s most famous murals, La Santa de Beograd by Giom Olbi Remed. It depicts the cycle of the city’s death and rebirth. Read the whole story here.

  • Checklist: Belgrade, Serbia

    Checklist: Belgrade, Serbia

    Over the centuries, the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires left their mar here at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkans. Today, a population of 1.3 million integrates Serbian traditions with rapid development and modernization. Full story on Paste Travel.

  • The Scotch Regions

    The Scotch Regions

    When it comes to Scotch whisky, commonly called Scotch, people are serious … especially those making the pilgrimage to one of the five distillery regions. In this installment of “From the Source” Paste Travel takes a look at the brief history of uisge beatha (the water of life) and which locations are worth the trek. […]