Once in a great while, a product transcends its basic function and becomes an icon - a cultural artifact. Most fade away as they are eclipsed by new technology or changing tastes, but some make such an indelible mark that their appeal never wanes. The Shure model 55SH Series II Unidyne Microphone is one such icon; it's the professional audio industry's answer to the '65 Ford Mustang or a pair of Levi's 501 blue jeans.
As if opening your own bar, winning the 'Best Cocktail List in the World' award and being the 2008 Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year wasn't enough. Now Sebastian Reaburn can add the title of author to his very impressive CV. Reaburn has released his first book, Complete Cocktails, a light?hearted how?to for producing top end cocktails at home.
barmenus.com offers bars, restaurants and nightclubs a free online cocktail menu generator. No more menus that look like a school project with random clipboard images - the barmenus.com templates are professional, cohesive, sophisticated. You can even put your venue logo on your menu!
I'm a firm believer that often a cigar is a conduit to a good night rather than an end in itself. Saturday night was a perfect example of this. Despite RSVPing to a wedding, we found ourselves without a sea...