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  1. booze you can use
    A New Vodka That’s Good and Maybe Even VirtuousThe owners of Good Liquorworks set out to make a more “eco-conscious” alternative to what you usually have with your tonic.
  2. coronavirus news
    Farmers’ Markets and Liquor Stores Qualify as Essential BusinessesThey’ll remain open following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order for all nonessential workers to stay home.
  3. News
    The Texas Distiller Ousted From His Own Whiskey Company Will Now ReinventNo pressure or anything.
  4. Atlas Chugged
    Spiking Booze With Straight Viagra Predictably Ends in Entrepreneur’sThe Viagra and booze bootlegger described his concoction as a “nutritional healthy liquor.”
  5. Wuthering Kamikazes
    The Brontë Sisters Finally Get Their Own 52-Proof Blackberry LiqueurLike, 170 years too late, but we’ll take it.
  6. Quote of the Day
    Steven Soderbergh Is Now an Importer of South American BrandyHe also says that Fancy Feast cat food is pretty good.
  7. Frisky Whiskey
    Tie One On: 50 Shades of Grey Comes to Saloon50 Shades of Brown doesn’t have quite the same ring.
  8. Mediavore
    Kildare’s Reopens After Being Cited for Serving Minors; Hail Storm ofPlus: McDonald’s cops a farm-to-table stance; and bootleg liquor claims 115 lives in India, all in our morning news roundup.
  9. PLCB Shenanigans
    LCB Plans to Put Booze in Its Wine KiosksThe critically panned program will begin testing sales of spirits in the months to come.
  10. Booze News
    You Can Thank PLCB For Higher Booze CostsPLCB will increase the handling fees of distilled spirits and wine; restaurants and bars will have little choice but to pass the price hikes on to you.
  11. Mediavore
    PLCB’s Proposed Handling Fees Will Likely Increase Liquor Costs; AmericansPlus last year’s canned pumpkin shortage is over, and the body of one-time Kitchen Nightmares chef was recovered from the Hudson River, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. Liquor
    Glenfiddich Makers Take on Philly’s ROOTThe purchase includes Grasse’s entire Art in the Age brand.
  13. Booze You Can Use
    Coca Leaf Liquor Blows Into TownAGWA de Bolivia liquor is made from coca leaves picked in The Andes.
  14. Drink Up
    Booze You Can UseBottle engraving, cold-distilled gin, and more liquor this holiday season.
  15. Liquor
    ROOT Puts Down Roots in Last GourmetRoot gets a mention in Gourmet’s swan song
  16. Mediavore
    Wurstkuche Continues to Boom; MOCA Will Replace Patina with LemonadeWurstkuche more than weathers the economic storm, while MOCA has a new food vendor.
  17. Mediavore
    A Not-So-High Liquor Tax; Take A Farm VacationPlus: raising the price of beer; Papa John gets his camaro back
  18. NewsFeed
    Taking a Stand Against Tequila SwagA very strange thing happened today. Things started out quite normally: We got our coffee, read our headlines, wrote some stuff, tackled the in-box — and then we got to Andrea Strong’s The Strong Buzz, a cheerful foodie e-mail filled with her musings about the usual food-blog fodder. But something was very wrong. Her latest newsletter was — and this is quite rare — angry. About swag, of all things: This afternoon I received a box from UPS so large I thought it might contain one of those mini refrigerators I used in my college dorm room. It was so massive a box and so heavy that I had to get my brother to bring it upstairs for me. I had no idea what it was since I had not ordered a small refrigerator, or a compact car. Inside I discovered a ridiculous number of those Styrofoam “Esses,” (which stuck to me with static fervor) that concealed a large green wooden treasure chest (locked). When I figured out how to open it (the key was also secreted) I found that this massive blue wood box the size of a mini-fridge contained one bottle of tequila. I screamed. One bottle of tequila and all this waste? And that’s when I sat down to write.
  19. NewsFeed
    Danny DeVito Teaches You How to Pour His LimoncelloBecause being a celebrity means having your own brand of something, Danny DeVito is in the limoncello business (fitting, as he rather famously appeared on The View one morning, and after acting, um, blotto, he admitted to having stayed up all night drinking limoncellos with George Clooney). We had the chance to drop in for a Danny DeVito’s Limoncello training session at the Marriott Marquis the other night, and we have to say, we wish Johnny Walker were this much fun. The cute-as-a-button actor didn’t have to show up to tutor the staff on how to pour his personally branded liqueur, but that’s just the kind of guy he is — really! “Did you drink it yet?” he asked us. We told him no, and he handed us an autographed bottle, thrusting it into our hands like the warm, tiny, Italian uncle we never had. “Here, have a bottle!”
  20. Mediavore
    Whole Foods Plot Still Grimy in Gowanus; Tony Bourdain on Ina GartenWhole Foods has only one more building to demolish to clear out its plot by the Gowanus Canal for its 2008 opening, but there are still no signs of environmental cleanup. [Brownstoner] Related: Has the Benevolent Whole Foods Betrayed Its Health-Obsessed Customers? Anthony Bourdain didn’t waste much time agonizing over the expulsion of Tre from Top Chef before laying into Casey, who slices slower the “Ina Garten on Thorazine.” [Bravo] Related: The Gay Side of ‘Top Chef’ Comes Out Amalia chef Ivy Stark hates chicken. So why is there chorizo-stuffed crispy chicken on Amalia’s menu? [Diner’s Journal/NYT]