Friday, May 29, 2015

LAST NIGHT: TOO MUCH FUN








JACKIE POCKETS IT




Reconditioned table, almost like new.

Still only 75 cents.





LAST NIGHT @ BoHenry's: BIG TONY (SINATRA)





When he wasn't singing last night, Tony was our threshold guardian, ensuring we did not go over legal occupancy.

Out of the goodness of his heart, Tony looks after our bar, as only Tony can.




LAST NIGHT @ BoHenry's










LAST NIGHT @ BoHenry's: CURT SHOOTS & SINGS







LAST NIGHT @ BoHenry's: FILLED TO CAPACITY














LAST NIGHT @ BoHenry's: BROTHERS-IN-LAW






LAST NIGHT @ BoHenry's: STEVEN, JACKIE









TONIGHT AT BoHenry's: RUDY & JOHN













Monday, May 25, 2015

ZANY RULES ASSOCIATED WITH ALCOHOL






Attempts to strike a balance between moderation and excess have resulted in "lots of crazy rules," said Rod Phillips, history professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and author of "Alcohol — A History."
Consider a magnum of examples:

• Sitting down to drink brandy in the place where it was sold was banned in some 16th century German towns, an attempt to curb brandy's growing popularity over weaker beer and wine.
• Toasting to a person's health was prohibited, and sales were limited to a penny per person in 16th century German public houses, where consumption was allowed.
• A 1677 French police order banned brandy sales from Nov. 1 to the end of May to keep criminals from getting drunk and committing crimes during winter's long hours of darkness.
• Drinking for more than a half-hour in a tavern, or drinking to excess in a public house, in colonial-era Massachusetts meant stiff fines, up to 10 whippings and a three-hour stay in the stocks.
• In the 1700s in England, the Gin Acts imposed duties and licensing fees to close down retailers and raise prices to curb consumption of gin.
• When workplace drinking was blamed for interfering with munitions production in World War I, British bars were restricted to serving drinks from noon to 2:30 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m.
• Starting in the late 1920s, passbooks were required for Ontario citizens buying liquor; clerks kept track of purchases, and anyone who they thought was abusing alcohol could not make a purchase for a year.
• Prohibition experiments took place in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway, India and Russia between 1914 and 1933.
• When Prohibition ended in the U.S., states and localities enacted various limitations, including a ban on "perpendicular" drinking (or drinking while standing) in Chicago.
• When restrictive laws on alcohol sales were relaxed in New Zealand in the 1960s, restaurant patrons had to sign a document promising that they intended to order food if they were drinking.
• When Virginia allowed mixed-drink sales in restaurants in 1968, patrons had to be seated to order a cocktail, and bars had to adhere to strict food-to-alcohol sales ratios.





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At BoHenry's, we call them Texas Mules.

That's because we use Tito's vodka, from Austin.

We do not serve any booze from Russia.



Sunday, May 24, 2015

DAY DRINKING ON MEMORIAL DAY






You DO NOT want to reach the afternoon and feel that hangover start to set in, because then you’ll just be miserable. There’s a process to day drinking that seasoned drinkers know you have to master in order to have a solid day drinking session. 

Here are all the ways to prep for a day of day drinking this Memorial Day weekend. Follow these steps, and you’ll be blissfully drunk all day and be ready to go just as hard the next day.



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FINE ART & DRINKING: PAUL OXBOROUGH






Friday, May 22, 2015

FINE ART & DRINKING: JOSEPH LORUSSO






A DRINKER'S GUIDE TO KUBRICK





If there’s one filmmaker whose worldview always evokes intensity, mad humor, indelible imagery and downright hallucinatory experiences, it’s British auteur Stanley Kubrick. 

Typically polarizing, often ground-breaking and always memorable, every film he made during his remarkable, not-so-prolific career has seldom been matched. 

Except when it comes to pairing ‘em with a good drink.




MEMORIAL DAY DRINKING






If you are like most people, the first thing you’ll do when attending a Memorial Day party is head to the cooler and pick out a random beer that you have never even heard of before, yet cherish because it’s free. Even if you don’t like beer, you acknowledge that day drinking on Memorial Day is better with a few brewskis in hand — after all, nobody sits around sipping on cosmos while hot dogs are burning on the grill.

However, even if you consider yourself to be a heavy drinker, you might not have mastered the art of day drinking. 

Before you let loose, here are some things you should expect if you plan on hitting the early train to inebriation central. 




Sunday, May 17, 2015

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DRINKING, AGAIN






Merle Haggard - Misery and Gin





NEWEST HANGOVER CURE: PEDIALYTE






Sales of a childrens' diarrhoea medicine are up in the USA, after it has been touted as a surprisingly effective hangover cure.

The medicine, Pedialyte, has seen fairly steady sales over the years. However, according to marketing research company Nielsen, adult use of the medicine has gone up by 57 per cent since 2012.

Pedialyte is made for children, and is designed to replenish vital minerals and fluids lost after a bout of diarrhea.

Bur recently, savvy adults have seen the potential of an easy method to take in plenty of fluids and nutrients in a short time, and are using it the morning after drinking to perk themselves up.