Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon (AUDIO PODCAST)

You don’t judge a book by its cover. This is what I learned at this tiny little beer joint in Austin. Join me as we talk to Ginny Taylor, owner of the Little Longhorn Saloon. We’re going to listen to a rockin' truck-driver-song singin', Alt-Country legend, Dale Watson. Oh yeah, and play a little game with a chicken on a bingo board.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009


It’s holiday time, time for classic drinks like the Tom and Jerry and the Hot Buttered Rum and other wintertime warmers. We’ll look at the history of hot toddies, and introduce you to, arguably, the Greatest Bartender of All Time on this week’s "very special" AA Hour.

Here's hoping you have half as much fun as these revelers (with half the hangovers!)

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Staff at
The Attitude Adjustment Hour! 
('s just me...D.C.)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mr. Bing's and the Barbary Coast (AUDIO PODCAST)

San Francisco’s early history included one of the most notorious red-light districts in the World. In this episode of the AA Hour, we’ll head to the Barbary Coast. I’ll tell you about some of the bars and nightclubs that catered to the prospectors and sailors along this infamous stretch of Pacific Avenue. Then I’ll introduce you a great bartender at a tiny bar, a one-time strip club, on Columbus Avenue, called Mr. Bing's.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Liar’s Dice and a Vote for Pedro (AUDIO PODCAST)

San Francisco has had gambling in its history since the Gold Rush days. In this episode, I'll take you to some of the Bay Area’s racetracks, past and present. We’ll talk to some native San Franciscans about their memories of bar dice, bookies, Chinatown Lotteries, poker games in barbershop back rooms, and a card game called Pedro (pronounced “PEE-dro”).

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

La Carafe, Houston (AUDIO PODCAST)

In this episode of the AA Hour, we head to a revitalized downtown Houston, Texas. I’ll take you to the oldest bar in town, in a building that looks like it could topple over at any second. And you’ll meet the character that runs the joint. Great old bar, great bartender, great times in Old Houston!

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