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May 18, 2007

Whiskey by the glass

Before the conference really got started yesterday, we took a trip to Churchill Downs. On the way there, I kept an eye out for the dive bars that ring some race tracks -- the places where broke gamblers can take the edge off after a bad day.

The best one I found had an old neon sign out front that read "Whiskey By the Glass." I didn't have time to snap a photo of the place (or have a glass of whiskey there), but it was tickling just to drive by. Still, I really wanted to walk in and ask: What other way is there to drink it?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:22 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Non-Commvention


You clearly haven't seen "The Hustler": Fast Eddie orders "J.T.S. Brown. No ice. No glass."

i prefer my whiskey by the "flask" actually.

What about Whiskey by 'The Jug'? Maybe not as classy as by the glass, but sure is fun once you finish!

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