Year: 2006

Ask Your Bartender: Relationship Advice

Hey Bartender I have a question about this twisted industry you (we) are in. Right now I’m serving and bartending at an independent bar/restaurant and will work until about 1 or 2am every shift. It’s throwing the rest of my life out of wack. How’s your social life been? I’m wondering what it’s going to | Read More

Ask Your Bartender: Bartending Schools

Hey Bartender, I’m a fine art student who draws paints, does flash work, and have done print work. But I’m unemployed for the moment and thinking about bartending school as an alternative job till i get another graphic/web design position, I know bartending school isn’t a job but possibly a means to the end of | Read More

Repeal Day Photos

Well, the troops came out for Repeal Day here in Eugene. We started the night off at Luckey’s Cigar Bar, which opened its doors in 1911! Young barmeister Jon Wilson set us up with some good old-fashioned whiskey in a glass and a beer to wash it all down. Yum! Here’s the lineup of hooligans | Read More

Lovebirds

A couple comes in to the bar last week. He’s intelligent-looking, with stylish glasses and salt-and-peppered hair, and nicely dressed. She’s a vision of adorableness: petite, with innocent eyes, a gorgeous smile, and the body of an angel. They grab a table in the bar and sit on the same side of it together, all | Read More

Repeal Day is Here at Last!

Whew, it’s been a long month! Are you guys ready for Repeal Day? I’m certainly ready to celebrate after all of the recent hard work. We’ll be out toasting the town and educating the masses tonight, so I’ll be sure to take the camera along and post pictures upon my hazy return home. Thanks again | Read More

Everybody’s Talking About…

Written by: n/a in Spin Magazine

“To honor the repeal of the 13-year-long national nightmare known as Prohibition, a mixologist from Oregon, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, has been drumming up support for Repeal Day: An authentic alcohol-centric holiday, as ‘it is the only day which truly has any connection with alcohol,’ he wrote on his blog. Morgenthaler argues that Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick’s Day are played out and are a bit exclusionary (‘Being French on Cinco de Mayo is about as cool as being British on the Fourth of July’), but that Dec. 5 is ‘a great time to get together with friends and celebrate our constitutional rights.’”

Repeal Day Merchandise

Okay, so I’ve been pressured into offering this stuff (well, there’s only one shirt for now – CafePress kinda sucks) so I’m doing it. I don’t even know if you’ll be able to get this shirt before Repeal Day, but it’s worth a shot. I just bought myself a navy blue one. I like the | Read More

Amazing Blender Test Videos!

I spend a lot of time hunched over a VitaMix blender, so I feel like I know my blenders. And the BlendTec (for real) Total Blender looks like one hell of a blender. Now, you may not ever have the opportunity to blend a wallet full of stolen credit cards or a stolen tilapia, but | Read More

Repeal Day Information from Dewar’s Scotch

Every once in a while I’ll get a letter from someone in the business, and I just can’t help but share it with you all. Today I received this in the mail from the good people at Dewar’s Scotch: Hello Jeff, I can see you are ready to toast Repeal Day! As you know, December | Read More

One More Week Until Repeal Day!

Well, thanks to all of you, Repeal Day is quickly on its way to becoming a widely-celebrated day in this country. I appreciate all of your hard work spreading the word about this important day in American history. Did you know that beer was made legal eight months before wine and liquor? Budweiser may be | Read More

Gawker Loves Repeal Day

I’m honored to read that Gawker had a nice little blurb about Repeal Day today. They didn’t mention this site, but they did point to a fabulous article over at Chow about the new day of celebration. Thanks, Gawker and Chow! The Twenty-First Amendment and I are forever in your debt. Also, in honor of | Read More

Ask Your Bartender: Gin Blindness

Hey Bartender I was wondering if you know anything about the myth (or not) that if you drink too much gin, you could go blind? Thanks! Ashley Hey Ashley It’s – kinda – a myth. But not entirely. Let’s start at the very beginning. There are basically two types of alcohol: ethanol and methanol (ethyl | Read More

I’ll Have What He’s Having

Written by: Tea Austen Weaver in Chow Magazine

“Blogger and mixologist Jeffrey Morgenthaler is a man on a mission. His goal: to help spread the news of Repeal Day, the only holiday devoted solely and entirely to drinking. Celebrated on December 5, Repeal Day marks the anniversary of the day the 18th Amendment (that would be Prohibition to you and me) was repealed, thereby allowing all God-fearing Americans of a certain age to drink legally again.”