Whether it's an obsession with Mad Men or just a sense of boredom with overly sweet, flavored vodkas, classic cocktails are making a resurgence. Whatever the cause, we think it's pretty awesome.
The classic Negroni is one of those "in" drinks.
Supposedly developed in Florence, Italy, in 1919, whe ... More >>
Here we go, Heat fans.Now that the regular season is over, and the Miami Heat competed a team-best 66-win season, and all the media-myth created nonsense about LeBron James being a choker is over and done with, and all the media-myth created nonsense about Heat fans being the worst fanbase in the NB ... More >>
Every year, when April Fool's Day rolls around, Clean Plate Charlie is faced with the same dilemma:
Do we write a prank blog post?
The answer, of course, is yes.The best April Fool's posts are the ones that could possibly be true as you read. Then, a few nuggets of information that are so outrag ... More >>
It seems as though booze and television mix as well as bourbon and bitters these days. First there was Duff beer, then nearly every Real Housewife came out with her own Pinot Grigio.
Just recently, Ommegang Brewery teamed up with HBO to launch a series of brews based on the Game of Thrones series. ... More >>
The TV Show Mad Men has gotten many people interested in what goes behind the scenes on Madison Avenue. Is it really just a bunch of guys drinking Scotch and hitting on women between sudden bouts of genius? Maybe not, but sometimes it takes an amateur to breathe new life into a commercial.Henc ... More >>
There are so many views on how humanity will finally end. Space aliens, greenhouse gases, nuclear holocaust, and zombies all come to mind.But Clean Plate Charlie believes that when the shit hits the fan it's going to be because of killer robots -- and it's all our fault. Unlike an alien attack, whic ... More >>
If you look at the calendar, you'll notice it's the end of another work week. Instead of the usual, McDonald's wants you to say "thank God it's Free-day" if you live in West Palm Beach.McDonald's McCafe Smooth Fusion Tour is hitting West Palm Beach today, bringing free samples, interactive gam ... More >>
OK -- so the Dirty Dancing sequel, Havana Nights, didn't measure up to the original awesome movie (even though Mad Men's Roger Sterling was a pretty cool silver fox of a dad). We still love Havana Nights as a concept for throwing a really great party -- and so does Oceans 234.Starting this Saturday, ... More >>
The largest celebration of tiki culture in the country starts Thursday at Mai-Kai and runs through Sunday, a recognition of the modern tiki movement. With three days of music, food, and drink, the weekend offers an opportunity to drink with tiki barman and author Jeff Berry, who will expound on the ... More >>
Perhaps it's because it's been nearly two weeks since the Mad Men season opener and we still can't get that damned "Zou Bisou Bisou" song out of our heads. Or maybe it's the anticipation of sweet treats for Easter feasting. Whatever the cause, macaron, croissant, and all manner of flaky pastry are o ... More >>
Ever wonder why Don Draper and his Mad Men cohorts could get through a two-plus-martini lunch and still manage to make it back to the office with enough acumen to land the Lucky Strikes account and their secretary before the end of the day? Being a debonair badass is only part of the equation. Mi ... More >>
Downton Abbey is a total television phenomenon. So much so that this PBS Masterpiece Classic was added to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2011 as the most critically acclaimed TV show in the English language. More than American Idol. More than The Sopranos?! That's sayin ... More >>
Kirti Poddar via Flickr Creative CommonsWhet your appetite for drink at "Cocktail Culture."As if you need an excuse to partake in a festive martini or highball this time of year, Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach is hosting an ode to all things shaken and stirred with Cocktail Culture.
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"Do you have a light?" Don Draper asks the waiter in the opening scene of the Mad Men pilot when he's interrupted from writing ideas on a cocktail napkin. The waiter pulls out his lighter marked with his cigarette brand. "Old Gold, huh?" Draper says as he takes a drag. "Lucky Strike here."Wh ... More >>
via abridgelife.comJosh GrossbergWe introduced you to Josh Grossberg's documentary A Bridge Life: Finding Our Way Home in 2009, and between then and now, it earned several awards, began screening on the Documentary Channel, and came out on DVD (available on Amazon). Grossberg, who is also senior ... More >>