Sunday, July 17, 2011

"White Horse Tavern, NYC"

New York City's Bohemian culture was born in Lower Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Once a workingman's low-rent neighborhood, it now is gentrified, but the Beat Generation soul lives on. Join me as we visit the legendary White Horse Tavern, once home to poets, folksingers, writers, and more recently, to a fairly-intoxicated AA Hour host (yes, I'm talking about me.)

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

"The Pied Piper Bar, SF and The King Cole Bar, NYC"

San Francisco and New York have many things in common.  Not the least of which is both have a historical hotel, each with a lobby bar highlighted by an amazing work of art by the same major artist. Get ready to go bi-coastal, as we visit SF's Palace Hotel's Pied Piper Bar and NYC's St. Regis' Hotel's King Cole Bar.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

"Lombardi's Pizza, NYC"

At the turn of the last century, New York City's Lower East Side was the destination for immigrants from all over Europe. On the corner of Spring and Mott Streets, in what is left of Little Italy, you'll find the home of the oldest pizzeria in the United States, Lombardi's. Join me as we dig into an amazing coal-fired pie, and fittingly, have a pint of the oldest beer brewed in America as well.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

"Basque Block, Boise Idaho" (VIDEOCAST)

Boise, Idaho, is the home to the largest Basque community outside of their original homeland on the border of France and Spain.  On this episode, I'll take you to Downtown Boise's Basque Block.  We'll chat with a couple of residents about their sheep herding history. We're gonna take a pass on a Basque drink made of cheap wine and cola, instead hitting several bars in search of a tasty Basque-American concoction called a Picon Punch.   

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"The Old Ship Saloon" (VIDEOCAST)

San Francisco was, at one time, considered the greatest port in the World. But it's bayside boundaries have changed dramatically since it's early days. Join us as we show you some remnants of The City's Barbary Coast beginnings. We'll meet bar owner Bill Duffy, find out about his bartending background, and learn about how a saloon was built in an old sailing ship dating back to the 1849 Gold Rush era.

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