American absinthe part II: Sirene Absinthe Verte
National Eben Clemm day

Recession Reading

The New York Times reports that people are spending less on food and booze than usual.
Sales of inexpensive domestic beers, like Keystone Light, are up; sales of higher-price imports, like Corona Extra, are down, the firm said.

Some are skipping drinks altogether. The number of people ordering an alcoholic drink fell to 31 percent last month from 42 percent last summer, according to a survey of 2,500 people conducted by Technomic, a restaurant industry consulting firm.

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The San Francisco Weekly

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The San Francisco Chronicle’s

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