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  1. It's one of those installation pieces where it's just a plain white room and you're supposed to reflect on what the artist chose NOT to put in there.
  2. Howdy and welcome. Always good to have another Texan around. I really wish we had a smiley face icon that is wearing a cowboy hat and fires shots from his six-shooter in the air....seems like it would be appropriate. Edit:
  3. Howdy. Always nice to see another Texan around here.
  4. If your drink is getting warm, you're drinking too slowly.
  5. Daegul: That thread is actually about the place in Houston. Although the URL for the Dallas location was briefly mentioned. It doesn't help when every bar trying to promote absinthe calls themselves "The Absinthe Lounge".
  6. I just checked out their "virtual tour"...which is really just a couple snapshots of the bar interior mixed with every google image result that comes up when you query "absinthe". The bar itself actually looks kind of hip. The kind of place where people compare Kurosawa's films to Herzog's. Let us know how it is if you make it over there.
  7. I don't drink all that often anymore, but I decided to treat myself to a Gin&Germain Tonic tonight. What a wonderful combination.
  8. It's a term used for the cheese that hardens at the bottom of a fondue pot. It forms a delicious, cracker-like cheese munch-able. Also called la croute. It's the best part about fondue. Now I've got a hanker for a hunka, a slab a slice or chunka, a hanker for a hunka cheese.
  9. You're taking the wrong approach to the issue. The leftover sugar at the bottom of the glass is the best part. It's like la religieuse.
  10. Since we all seem to have easy access to bottles now...I don't see why we couldn't manage a WS Texas Event
  11. Howdy! Was this elaborated on? If so, I missed it (other than Kentucky being "home"). Anywho, welcome!
  12. Welcome fellow Austinite! If you work for Dell, then I'm going to guess you live in North Austin...which would make us neighbors.
  13. In the summer here (which is March through November), the Alamo Drafthouse does free outdoor movies every Monday. It's the closest thing to a drive-in around here, plus they have lots of beer.
  14. Did you guys meet on ZombieHarmony?
  15. Congrats Hiram! I hope to get a chance to buy a bottle soon.
  16. Welcome! Carmel eh? I grew up in West Lafayette. Not that far away. Cheers.
  17. I tend to lurk quietly in my internet cave. Crowds give me gas.
  18. Greetings from Austin! Hopefully someone will manage to arrange a Texas WS party in the near future.
  19. I apologize for automatically assuming they were referring to Salvia divinorum...but at the same time I have to wonder if it was intentionally misleading to single out that ingredient in their marketing.
  20. Welcome! I'm really curious about how you will be marketing MH in the US. In the past, what I've seen is that MH claims: "Mata Hari is made of the finest herbs, above all Wormwood and Salvia" "Highest legal level of Thujon & Absinthin" " one of the strongest traditional absinthes" All of these statements feel like a step in the wrong direction...as are it's inclusion of instructions on how to drink it "Bohemian Style". So far I haven't seen too many US Absinthe's taking the old "It will f*ck you up good!" approach to marketing their drinks. I'd like to see it stay that way.
  21. I had my first taste of single malt scotch the other night when I saw Iron Man at the Alamo Drafthouse. I was pretty impressed, so I picked up a bottle of Laphroaig (which many of you seem to enjoy). I'm looking to buy another bottle, but something on the other end of the spectrum. I've seen Glenmorangie come up quite a bit here, but I was curious if someone had any other suggestions for a good, less-peaty, single malt.
  22. I was at a hostel in London a few years ago and Sebor delivered a case of those pipes to give away as promotional items. Guess what most of them got turned into...
  23. We had the director in the studio for an interview when the film first came out (apparently they shot parts of it in Austin). The man was clearly terrified of vagina.