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Spoiler: Absinthe isn’t trippy

Spoiler: Absinthe isn’t trippy

Apologies, believers in The Green Fairy. Absinthe’s criminal background isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Know Your Bartender: Satya from Tessaro’s

“If ol’ robot pal could also greet me at the door with my preferred cocktail of the evening…I would be just tickled pink.”

Tipsy on kombucha, not bad

Staff writer Jordan Snowden amped up the ABV of her kombucha intake and here are the results

Essential Bar Tools, Part IV

If you dig garnish, peel citrus, or make juleps, this list is for you

Science says Bloody Marys taste better on planes, so we tested it

It seemed like a waste of money to buy a plane ticket just to drink a Bloody Mary in the sky. So instead I drank a Bloody Mary while listening to airplane sounds on YouTube.

Getting tipsy at TGI Fridays

Part of an ongoing series exploring classic cocktails at chain restaurants

CP investigates The Bureau, the new East Liberty coffee shop from The Vandal

Joey Hilty and Emily Slagel, business partners behind popular Lawrenceville joint The Vandal, have branched out from dinner service to coffee.

Ranking Pennsylvania’s rye whiskeys

Western Pennsylvania invented rye whiskey, here are the details on three state favorites.

Recent food news from Pigeon Bagels, Millie's Ice Cream, and Mayfly Market & Deli

For fans of lattes, Arby's, and cheese

Power of the dog: Franktuary owners launch hot dog travelogue on YouTube

"I think they bring back a tremendous amount of nostalgia for people."

Grist House craft brewery to expand into South Hills

The Millvale-based brewery announced plans to expand to a 55,000 square-foot facility in Collier Township.

Essential Bar Tools, Part III

This week: a juicer, a strainer, and a muddler

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