[If we were sitting in The Kingpin after Thursday at Tales of the Cocktail, well, I'd be ahead of you. I'd have spent the day drinking little, taster-sized cocktails, but eventually drinks add up. Thursday actually required a spacer coffee. Over a normalizing beer, here's the story I'd tell.]
First Drink: An Absolut Bloody Mary, a little thin by New Orleans' standards and I missed the pickled green beans and okra as garnishes, but there's a lot to be said for freshly grated horseradish.