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November 2008

A Video About Acceptance. Via Beer Goggles.

Ludacris shares some thoughts about loving (or rather, making love to) different types of people in this touching video, "One More Drink." People too picky these days, damnit Too tall, too short, too fat, too skinny Have a couple drinks and quit discriminating Wise words from a wise man. Ludacris - New Music - More Music Videos Read more →

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This month's sponsors

Alcademics thanks our sponsors for November. Please give them a click! Oval Vodka- Winner of the Oval Office campaign was the "Monica Lewinsky". The recipe for the drink is here. Absinthe Mata Hari- available for purchase online. Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread Liqueur- new flavors for holiday cocktails. Want to be next month's sponsor? Advertising information is here. Read more →

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Drinking Through Dosa

On Friday the new location of the San Francisco restaurant Dosa will open for dinner. I had a chance to attend a preview night and managed to drink my way through the entire cocktail menu. It was tough work, but I am a trained professional. But first: the space. The former bank building has high ceilings, a large open bar and communal table seating area, plus typical restaurant seating. It will remind you of NOPA, a restaurant nearby. It too will be open late. The drink list is shorter than at NOPA though, and contains exotic ingredients like "hell flower"... Read more →

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Another Wine Benefit Found

CHICAGO—Health experts have long known that drinking red wine can have such positive benefits as reducing blood vessel damage, lowering the risk of heart attack, and preventing harmful LDL cholesterol from forming. But researchers at the Northwestern University Department of Preventive Medicine have recently found that the consumption of four to six glasses of red wine, most notably at dinner or a family function, may be linked to totally going off on one's mom. The positive effects of wine consumption were seen in as little as three hours, with 86 percent of participants showing greater resistance to unsolicited career advice,... Read more →

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A Bar Contest You Don't Want to Win

Eater SF hosted a "Douchiest Bar in San Francisco" contest. The winner, unfortunately for them, was Medjool, the rooftop bar in the Mission. Filling out the Top 5 were Matrix Fillmore, Bar None, Americano, and Zeitgeist. The comments on the original post are priceless. "It's as if the marina suddenly puked up it's best and brightest in the fields of self-absorption, douchbaggery and cougardom into one consolidated spot... and then poured 1,000 cosmos into the mix." Oof. Read more →

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Wild Tofurkey

It's almost Thanksgiving, and that means all the booze news is full of stories on what to pair with your turkey. Phooey. As you know, the entire staff here at Alcademics HQ (me) is vegetarian, so I don't play that game. But I do like Thanksgiving, as it's a holiday centered around pigging out and drinking, followed by loafing around until your stomach stops hurting. I like to participate in my own special way, by enjoying a healthy vegetarian meal of Wild Turkey bourbon. And this year, I thought I would pair it with food, and then I thought, why... Read more →

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