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Drinking the Bottom Shelf: Mike's Harder Punch

The small city in which I live has several Radio Shacks, a dozen yogurt shops, two dozen yoga shops, at least three places where you can get your dog washed, and not a single KFC. I'm not saying Cambridge is useless to me—there are also several places to buy beer and bicycle parts—but I am saying that there's a whole lot of stuff I don't need and zero ways to obtain the new KFC Chicken Bites I found myself needing last Saturday afternoon. More

Drinking the Bottom Shelf: Smirnoff Black Ice

I've never been in a position to hire anyone, unless you count the temporary employees I occasionally contract to fetch my dinner or pour my beer. This is a shame, because I think I'd make a great job interviewer. Bottom Shelf Industries has no immediate plans for expansion, but I've compiled a list of questions for hypothetical applicants just in case the day comes. More

Eyewitness Booze Investigation: Bud Light Lime-a-Rita

Tomorrow I'm meeting an old friend for lunch and I couldn't be more excited or less excited. I am exactly the right amount of excited: very extremely to be seeing one of my favorite people for the first time in at least five and perhaps as many as 100 years; and not-at-all-god-please-why to be going to Border Café in Harvard Square. More

Drinking the Bottom Shelf: Jeremiah Weed Premixed Drinks

Bottom Shelf research coordinator Emily and I had a grand and overdue Halloween couch party the other night featuring "Law and Order: Ice-T," delivered chicken, and homemade pumpkin beer. The T was as Icy as ever and the chicken was the perfect blend of spicy and sketchy (I don't know where Wings Over Somerville finds these 9-inch strips of brick-thick white meat, nor do I need to know), but the undisputed star of the evening was the beer. More

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