Thursday, February 26, 2015
The origin of the word “booze” is often mistakenly credited to E. C. Booz, who was a distiller in the United States in the 19th century.
But the first references to the word “booze,” meaning “alcoholic drink,” appear in the English language around the 14th century as “bouse.”
The first references to the word “booze” meaning “alcoholic drink” in English appear around the 14th century, though it was originally spelled “bouse”.
The spelling, as it is today, didn’t appear until around the 17th century.
The word “booze” itself appears to have Germanic origins, though which specific word it came from is still a little bit of a mystery.
The three main words often cited are more or less all cousins of each other and are very similar in meaning and spelling.
One of the words came from the Old High German “bausen”, which meant “bulge or billow”.
This in turn was a cousin of the Dutch word “búsen”, which meant “to drink excessively” or “to get drunk”.
The Old Dutch language also has a similar word “buise”, which translates to “drinking vessel”.
It is thought that the word “bouse” in English, which later became “booze”, has its origins in one or more of those three words, with most scholars leaning towards it coming from the Dutch word “búsen”.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Aside from madeira, George Washington's favorite tipple was porter, brewed English style by Robert Hare in Philadelphia.
The closest you can get to it, these days, is George Washington Tavern Porter, produced by Yards Brewery.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
In 1770, it’s estimated that Colonial Americans each drank approximately 6.6 gallons of pure alcohol per year.
As of 2011, consumption per capita is now 2.28 gallons of pure alcohol per year.
As a way to usher in 2012, Sarah Lohman bucked the health resolutions that so often mark the New Year and instead gave herself a bibulous challenge.
For one day, Lohman drank like a Colonial American, which is to say that she drank a lot and at hours that might seem strange even to an alcoholic or a college student.
She wrote about the experience on her blog, Four Pounds Flour, which focuses on 18th- and 19th-century American food and drink. Lohman’s January 5 blog post is titled, well, “Drink Like a Colonial American Day.”
At 8:30 a.m., Lohman began with a beverage of sugar, whiskey, water, and bitters. (In Colonial times, bitters, a blend of herbs and spices infused in high-proof alcohol, were thought to have healthgiving properties. Today, bitters are a key ingredient in cocktails.)
After that, she and her boyfriend accompanied bacon, eggs, and toast with a tall mug of hard cider. Made from fermented apples, cider was a crowd pleaser in the 1700s. Diluted, it was given to children.
“Yes, I’m a little drunk,” Lohman posted at 9:38 a.m. (Of note, the cider Lohman drank was only 5 percent alcohol by volume; in Colonial times, the alcohol content of cider would have been twice that.)
At 11:00 a.m.: “It is now the ‘elevens’!!! The Colonial American equivalent of a coffee break!” Lohman wrote. She fixed herself a hot toddy with apple brandy. At 1:19 p.m.: “I’m hungover and it’s painful.”
For lunch around 2:00, Lohman heated up a DiGiorno frozen pizza and consumed it with 12 ounces of hard cider.
During the meal, she considered the schedule she’d need to keep up for the rest of the day to complete her booze-soaked exercise.
With an early dinner, there would be more cider, followed by another small meal with drinks and a spirited nightcap. It was a dizzying agenda.
After lunch, Lohman kicked back on the couch, turned on her TV, and quickly fell asleep. She woke up with a migraine.
Her post at 5:48 p.m.: “That’s it. I’m calling it. I can’t continue.”
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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Monday, February 9, 2015
Drinking wine or red grape juice ‘can help burn fat’
American study finds that chemical in grapes can slow the growth of fat cells
Drinking wine could help people burn fat better, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
US researchers believe ellagic acid, a plant chemical found in fruit and vegetables, also slows the growth of fat cells – a "previously unappreciated function" of the compound.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Travel back in time with a bottle of BEER: 'Alcohol archaeologist' creates authentic ales and wines using 2,000-year-old residues in pots
- Dr Patrick McGovern from the University of Pennsylvania Museum has been creating ancient alcoholic drinks
- He collects residues from containers to recreate the drinks
- The oldest he has made so far dates back 9,000 years in China
- Some involve odd methods - such as chewing and spitting corn
- He says the drinks were likely expensive and enjoyed by affluent people
- But today people can buy and make the drinks themselves
'Alcohol archaeologist' creates authentic ales and wines using 2,000-year-old residues in pots | Daily Mail Online
The Architectural Review Board's Master Application seems pleasant enough.
It is only one page and seems to get straight to the point.
But when I re-read an e-mail I received from one Andrew Perez, Zoning Enforcement Officer, I see that he makes reference not to a Master Application but to a Design Review Application.
So I despatch this e-mail:
Dear Mr. Perez,
I visited 630 Garden Street and was directed to the Architectural Review Board’s “kiosk."
Here I found their Master Application, but nothing called Design Review Application.
May I presume that it is the Master Application that needs to be submitted by 27 February?
If I do not hear back from you promptly, I shall assume you meant Master Application, and I shall proceed with that.
If, however, I have the wrong application form (because there wasn’t one on the kiosk), please guide me to wherever I may find the correct application form.
Or feel welcome to send me a link, if the correct form is online, or feel welcome to send a hard copy of the correct form to my mailing address.
Andrew Perez responds promptly and says the Master Application is only part of what must be submitted; that additional items are required and, to enlighten me about such additional items, he kindly attaches a pdf file.
A whole package is required, the pdf file informs me, including the witch's broomstick, in triplicate.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
1. I Google Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review.
2. The first hit is Santa Barbara - Architectural Board of Review.
I click into it and find a telephone number.
3. I phone 805.963.0611.
4. A robotic voice answers with six options, none of which refer to the Architectural Review Board.
I press 0.
A clerk answers. I explain that I'm looking for the Architectural Review Board so I can find out how to apply for permission for the mural on my bar.
She says, "It looks like it goes through the Planning Department."
She transfers me to the Planning Department.
Much gobbledygook transpires from a robotic voice pertaining to codes and pound signs and requests for me to name the person I am looking for, but since I am not looking for a person, I am transferred to a black hole.
5. I Google Santa Barbara Planning Department to find their phone number.
6. I phone 805.568.2090.
A robotic voice answers and says, "We cannot take your call right now..."
7. I drive to 630 Garden Street, which is occupied by the City of Santa Barbara's mandarins.
A receptionist refers me to the Architectural Review Board's "kiosk."
This is where I find their Master Application.
Monday, February 2, 2015
This is what our bar looks like today.
On September 1st, 2014, Idaho-based artist Tony Caprai painted the awesome nocturne mural.
This what our bar looked like before the mural was painted...
We received a letter from the City of Santa Barbara dated January 13, 2015 informing us that we have committed a "code violation" by painting the exterior of the building "without the approval of the Architectural Board of Review."
Apparently, according to Santa Barbara's numerous rules and regulations, one must not paint a business premises in the City of Santa Barbara without such permission.
In other words, everything must stay exactly the same unless a business/property owner is prepared to undertake an onerous process for a mere paint job.
We are now trying to determine precisely what one must do to obtain permission from the Architectural Board of Review.
As a civics lesson, we will fully chronicle our experience dealing with Santa Barbara's mandarins.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Vodka is good for many purposes.
Just don't drink it.
(Especially Russian vodka)
At BoHenry's, we do not serve any alcoholic beverages from Russia.
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