March 20, 2012 |
Chris Carpenter pitches for a team once owned by America's largest brewery in a stadium that shares its name with a brand of beer. But should Carpenter wish to toast any of his victories this season he'll have to wait until he leaves the ballpark. That's because the St. Louis Cardinals don't allow beer or other alcoholic beverages in their clubhouse. Same for the Colorado Rockies, who play at Coors Field, and the Milwaukee Brewers, who are not only named after beer makers but play in a stadium (Miller Park)
December 29, 2011 |
Gearing up for a big night on New Year's Eve? One that will involve some drinking? Then maybe you need a little primer on hangovers, since you could be nursing one soon. You may already be familiar with the symptoms: The Mayo Clinic lists headache, nausea, vomiting, rapid heartbeat, thirst, not being able to concentrate and dizziness. What causes a hangover? Drinking too much, of course, which leads to a cascade of ill effects. Imbibing can lead to urinating more, says the clinic, which can cause dehydration, then thirst and possibly dizziness.
October 14, 2011 |
At Sapphire Laguna in Laguna Beach, you'll find a warm, home-like environment with a sprawling wooden patio and an attractive fire pit. You'll also find a nice-sized list of thoughtful cocktails dreamed up by chef Azmin Ghahreman. The Iranian-born, Swiss-educated chef is an inspired world traveler and adds dabs of different parts of the globe into both his food and his beverage programs. Take his white peach sangria, which is equal parts Spain and Southern California. It's also simple to whip up in a pinch.
August 18, 2011 |
Scoring a table at 9 p.m. on a Friday at Wakasan is a little like winning the lottery's Hot Spot. The crowded Westwood pub, whose rustic furnishings give it the nostalgic feel of a family-run countryside tavern, is a haven for Japanese expats who love to while away the evening drinking with friends and nibbling on chef Hiro Wakasan's multicourse omakase. And those bottles on the table? Most aren't sake. "The drink of choice for about 80% of our Japanese customers is honkaku shochu," says owner Wakasan, referring to specialty and regional shochu, sought after for their subtly-layered flavors.
April 13, 2011 |
Reporting from San Francisco In response to an assault in the Dodger Stadium parking lot that critically injured a fan on opening day, the Dodgers have cancelled plans to sell alcoholic beverages at half price at six midweek day games this season. "As we said last week, we wanted to take a look at all our policies regarding to alcohol," Dodgers spokesman Josh Rawitch said. "In taking a look, we decided it was the right thing to do. " County Supervisor Mike Antonovich on Tuesday called for the Dodgers to cancel the half-price alcohol promotion, which was scheduled for April 21, May 4, June 15, June 22, Aug. 10 and Aug. 31. Ted Lilly isn't at peace with his performance in 4-3 loss to the Giants Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said last week that he believed alcohol consumption contributed to problems at Dodger Stadium and that police officials were pushing the Dodgers to raise prices and stop sales at an earlier point in the game.
March 11, 2011 |
Kombucha tea, a fermented, sweetened black tea, is popular in alternative health-food circles. It's promoted as a tonic for a variety of illnesses and conditions. But Kombucha products disappeared last year when the federal government announced it was testing the alcohol content of the drinks to see if they should be labeled as alcoholic beverages. It was common for the teas to contain more than 0.5% alcohol — the legal U.S. limit for nonalcoholic drinks. Some manufacturers are changing their formulas to reduce the alcohol content while others may decide to choose to label a product as an alcohol drink.