Monday, March 31, 2014

ANGEL'S ENVY


Available at BoHenry's

Angel's Envy's whiskeys represent the vision of Lincoln Henderson, an iconic Brown-Forman master distiller who helped develop some of the company's most well-known brands, including Woodford Reserve, Gentleman Jack and Jack Daniel's Single Barrel.
When Henderson and his son Wesley founded Angel's Envy in 2010, they wanted their whiskeys to be distinct but not too distinct.
"It's a fine balance," says Wesley Henderson, the distillery's chief operating officer. "You have to understand what your customer appreciates about bourbon and where you can and can't go."




DEFINING THE DIVE





Dive bars face a tug-of-war: they’re either worshiped or ostracized. 

This must stop. 

Dive bars are just like any other bar — plus or minus a few roaches and/or bathroom stall sex stories — in that “good” or “bad” depends on who’s asking. 

The Jersey Shore cast goes head over slutty heels for a sweaty-floored, skull-shaking house music club, for example. Wall Street types might take you to a joint with a pretty waitress, blue lighting and $18 whiskey-cokes. 

Your cousin from the country’s spot has cigarette butts on the floor and Willie Nelson competing with the crack of a cue ball; your hipster cousin visits the same spot, actually. 

Whatever your cup of tea, we contest simply that “dive” not be used to describe a place that sucks: it should be a place that sucks with vigor, or with style, or with crassness. 

Here are the sordid watering holes that our staff believes, in their slightly perverse estimations, capture the true spirit of the dive bar.




Sunday, March 30, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VINCENT




Hangs at Bo Henry's



PURISM IS BACK





Fancy cocktails are now passé.

The new trend is craftsman beer and liquor straight or with a single mix.

At BoHenry’s we stock over 33 varieties of beer, six on tap.

Our “well” is quality.

We serve a full spectrum of whiskey, vodka, gin, rum and tequila—including many top-shelf bottles.




5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF WINE


Sean Kirkpatrick
Hangs at BoHenry's


1. Increases longevity and has anti-aging properties
Wine drinkers have been shown to have a 34% lower mortality rate than people who enjoy spirits or beers. A certain compound called resveratrol can also be found in moderate quantities in red wine. Resveratrol aids in the rebuilding of muscles and keeps the blood vessels healthy.
2. Reduces risk of breast cancer
While most alcoholic drinks increase the risk of breast cancer, red wine does the complete opposite. Chemicals found in the skins and seeds of red grapes — which are present in the making of red wine — reduce estrogen levels and promote testosterone in premenopausal women, lowering their risk for developing breast cancer.
3. Prevents cataracts and blinding diseases
Because the resveratrol in red wine helps keep the blood vessels healthy, it also stops the out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eyes, which can cause blindness and the development of cataracts!
4. Improves Lung Function and Protects from Liver Disease
Studies by Dutch scientists show that pure resveratrol and white wine can improve lung function and reduce the risk of developing lung cancer in moderate wine drinkers. Research done by a team from UC San Diego School of Medicine also revealed that some antioxidants in red wine could also reduce the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
5. Prevents Type 2 Diabetes
Resveratrol is quickly establishing itself as something of a wonder drug, as the chemical is said to improve insulin sensitivity. Resistance to insulin is one of the major factors contributing to the development of Type-2 diabetes.




HANGOVER CURE




#6  Tylenol, Advil
#5  Vitamins – B6, B12, B1
#5  Caffeine
#4  Water
#3  Hair of the Dog
#2  Food - Eggs, Bacon, Toast, Bananas, Asparagus, Prickly Pear (interesting article here, if you’re someone who just has to know “why?”)


#1   the girl & the fig Balsamic Bloody Mary



Saturday, March 29, 2014

GIN IS MAKING A COMEBACK


Available at BoHenry's


As we celebrate 2014 as the “year of gin”, it is only apt to talk about gin. 

Yes, much has been said about gin-and-tonic, and how it is a bit boring, yet, we all love it. 

Today, it is no longer perceived as a ladies’ drink or an old man’s drink. 

Sipping gin is suddenly fashionable.


Drink American



BLUEBERRY COCKTAILS






HILLBILLY HEAVEN







MARINATE MEAT WITH BEER TO CURB CANCER






Cuts cooked over charcoal form carcinogenic compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are also in cigarette smoke and car exhausts. 
Neither of which is conducive to an enjoyable backyard cookout. 
But according to research published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, pouring your pint over your chops could cut out the carcinogens. 
Scientists bathed pork loins in three beers for four hours, then grilled them, and found less than half the PAH level compared to unmarinated meat.
The effect was most marked with dark beers like stout and porter, but since non-alcoholic ale also lowered PAH levels researchers think the effect’s down to beer’s antioxidant properties. 
Fire up the grill and crack open a Guinness with our guide to cooking every piece of protein perfectly, and enjoy some beer-soaked muscle fuel with a clean conscience.

BBQ with beer to cancel cancer :: Men's Health

Scientists have made a delicious discovery: marinating meat with beer before grilling can prevent the formation of cancer-causing compounds on the grill.



KARAOKE: EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY






Thursday, March 27, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

PAUL & JERRY'S SALOON



 Jerome, Arizona

Once upon a time, "The Wickedest City in America."

Now its biggest ghost town.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

MELVYNS (OLD PALM SPRINGS)





THE GOLD COIN, MARIPOSA


By Thomas Van Stein
Collection of Jim Worthen

10 STRONGEST BEER BRANDS




Rank
Brand
Brewer
1
Blue Moon
MillerCoors
2
Negro Modelo
Grupo Modelo
3
Stella Artois
Anheuser-Busch InBev
4
Modelo Especial
Grupo Modelo
5
Bass Ale
Anheuser-Busch InBev
6
Newcastle Brown Ale
Heineken
7
Sam Adams
Boston Beer
8
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada
9
Guinness
Diageo
10
Dos Equis Lager
Heineken



Saturday, March 22, 2014

FOREIGNERS MUSCLING IN ON JACK





Good luck.  They'll need it.


STORIES BEHIND FAMOUS COCKTAILS




Bloody Mary, Harry’s New York Bar, 5, Rue Daunou, Paris, France
Since opening its doors for business in Paris on Thanksgiving Day (26 November) 1911, Harry’s New York Bar has established itself among the great cocktail bars of the world. A regular haunt of legendary drinkers including Earnest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart and Jack Dempsey, the eponymous Harry was the original bartender and, later, owner of this Parisian institution – Harry MacElhone. Today, the Scottish born MacElhone’s legacy lives on in the numerous drinks he created here, including the Sidecar in 1931 and most famously, The Bloody Mary in 1921.
Singapore Sling, The Long Bar, Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road, Singapore
Developed by Raffles Head Barman, Ngiam Tong Boon (嚴崇文), prior to 1915, the Singapore Sling has been enjoyed at the Long Bar by the likes of Rudyard Kipling, Noel Coward and Joseph Conrad. While the recipe for this classic cocktail has changed over the intervening years, the key to a classic Singapore Sling is freshly pressed pineapple juice  that creates the drink’s distinctive foamy top.
Manhattan, The Manhattan Club, 200 West 56th Street, New York City, USA
In the cocktail canon, few drinks have the universal appeal of the ‘King of Cocktails – the Manhattan. According to popular history, the drink was invented at New York’s exclusive Manhattan Club by one Dr Iain Marshall in 1870, for a reception in honour of presidential candidate, Samuel J Tilden.
Old Fashioned, The Pendennis Club, 218 West Muhammad Ali Blvd. Louisville, Kentucky, USA
One of the world’s oldest cocktail’s, still popular today, the Old Fashioned is reckoned to have started life at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky – the home of American Bourbon. So established is this classic drink that it even has a tumbler glass named after it and the cocktail is said to have been brought to the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York by distiller, Colonel James Pepper, in the 1880s.
Bellini, Harry’s BarSestiere San Marco 1323, Venice, Italy
Another Harry’s, this time opened on the waterfront in Venice by Giuseppe Cipriani in 1931, takes credit for the invention of the Bellini. First mixed sometime between 1934 and 1948, this pink, fruity concoction was named after the 15th century Venetian artist, Giovanni Bellini, who favoured the peach colour.
Mint Julep, Churchill Down, 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
While the provenance of the Mint Julep may be forever lost in the mists of time, it was already a popular drink in the Southern States of the US by the early 1900s. By 1938 the cocktail had become the official drink of the Kentucky Derby and today over 120,000 Mint Julep’s are served during the two day event at Churchill Downs.
Mai Tai, Trader Vic’s, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California, USA
Generally agreed to have come out of Trader Vic’s ‘Polynesian Bar’ in Oakland, California in 1944, a rival claim to the Mai Tai comes from Hollywood’s eponymous staple, Don The Beachcomber, in 1933. However, it is certain that the cocktail’s name comes from the Tahitian word for ‘Good’ – “Maita’i”
Daiquiri, El Floridita, 557 Monserrate, Havana, Cuba
The Daiquiri was invented by an American Engineer called  Jennings Stockton Cox in 1898. He was in the town of Daiquirí (Cuba) overseeing the exploration for iron ore. The miners were already receiving a monthly ration of BACARDÍ rum, but, after experiencing the heat first-hand, he took some and shook it with fresh lime juice, sugar and ice to cool him down each morning ahead of going into the mines.
Pina Colada, Caribe Hilton, 1 San Geronimo Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico
The official drink of Puerto Rico since 1978, the Pina Colada was probably first mixed at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, around 1954, by Ramon Marrero, the bartender charged with creating a signature drink for the hotel’s celebrity clientele. Today, the nearby Barranchina Bar also carries a plaque claiming to be the true birthplace of the beverage, however aficionados say the Beachcomber’s taste better.




10 REASONS TO HAVE A BEER RIGHT NOW







DOCTOR-APPROVED HANGOVER REMEDIES





Thursday, March 20, 2014

BLOODY MARY AS DINNER





THE GOLD COIN, MARIPOSA




Photo:  Thomas Van Stein




Van Stein visited Mariposa last year on commission to paint The Gold Coin.

He zapped them a jpeg, they printed and posted to the wall.


TROPHIES




Now on display at BoHenry's:

The actual pan used by Mark Twain to pan for gold near Angels Camp.

The Arcangel Michael, found in Mariposa, California.




SALOON NUDE



The Firehouse

Old Town Sac