About a week ago, the Instagram account for Healthy Pour posted an amazing series that should be required reading for everyone who is in or enjoys the hospitality industry. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Healthy Pour (@healthy.pour) My first reaction was joy. Here was the message I've been trying to share … Continue reading The Message that Matters
After wanting to write about hospitality, customer service, and being a good customer for ages - a friend suggested I do so in the form of an advice "column." Social anxiety and unanswered questions kept me from exploring the world for far too long - and if I can get even one person to feel comfortable in a new situation, it's worth it!
Or as they call it in New Orleans, FeauxMeaux. Most people hope to see a second line when they visit New Orleans, unfortunately, I saw one before leaving for the airport. I'm not going to lie - there was a tiny part of me that tried to rationalize the idea of going anyway. "Most people … Continue reading Tales of the FOMO
After doing a very abbreviated version of Tales in 2018, we've been anxious to get back and check it out properly. Since this seems to be our summer of "DO ALL THE THINGS," we are headed south to experience a full week of Tales of the Cocktail. Here's how the schedule is shaping up so … Continue reading Tales of the Cocktail 2022
It's cute that I thought 2020 would be the year I got back in to bar blogging. That, obviously, didn't happen. I finally got around to going day by day through my 2020 Google Maps timeline in order to see just what an impact the pandemic had on our habits. The drop would be even … Continue reading One pandemic “later” . . .
I recently completed a Data Visualization and Analytics bootcamp and it was really exciting to put some of the skills I learned to use – even if just to see how many bars we went to in 2019! (If you want to see the other impact bootcamp had on my life, just check out the … Continue reading 2019 Bar Logging Data!
After neglecting this site for most of a year, thanks to my decision to complete a certificate in Data Visualization and Analytics, I'm back and trying to give things a bit of a makeover. I've added a Maps page - you'll find maps for several of our trips coded to tell you places we liked, … Continue reading Updates and a new project
Hey, remember a few months ago when I posted about the Winter Passport cocktail program and how it was a really great deal - and a stupidly great deal with a promo code? GUESS WHAT IT'S SUMMER PASSPORT TIME! It's bigger, it's better, it contains an ad for the USBGMSP, and there's a pick-up … Continue reading It’s Summer Passport Time! 134 drinks for $10!??!?
A couple of years ago, Summit Brewing and the Minneapolis Institute of Art teamed up and made a Tudor Ale for a special event at the museum. I was lucky enough to make it to the Summit taproom while they still had some and it was delicious and fascinating! I remember thinking it was a … Continue reading Booze for History Buffs
It's been a couple of weeks since 2019 rolled in and it's finally time to post the 2018 Bar Charts! I started keeping track of our bar visits in my Bullet Journal back in October 2017 and converted it to a spreadsheet early in 2018. As the year went on, I used this project as … Continue reading 2018 Final Statistics