Beer and Music at Tales of the Cocktail

Tales of the Cocktails can be a nearly week-long succession of well-made little drinks. Mine was shortened by travel this year, but I did have a number of tasty, tiny cocktails and only one Tales fail—a muffin made from the component parts of rye whiskey that was unpleasant once I broke through the molasses drizzle on top that solidified to the consistency of girders. A close second was the mixologist who decided the best way to mask Crown Royal's Crown Royalness was to add maple syrup. 

Red Dress Runners Do it For the Friends

Mona, known to her friends as “Boner Lisa,” has a hobby that some might find strange.  Every week she joins her friends to run or walk along a trail of baking flour laid out on the ground ahead of time by someone called a “hare.”  Mona is a “hasher”—a member of the New Orleans Hash House Harriers—who has been hashing for the past 14 years, mainly because she enjoys the camaraderie of her fellow hashers. “It’s comfortable,” she says.