Mar 28 2014
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picked up some new mezcal. El Jolgorio is making some good stuff and I finally picked up some of their bottles. I’ve been super curious about the +9 botanical. It’s a mezcal made with gin botanicals, it’s different but good. I’m feeling it, like gin all up front and mezcal in the back.

picked up some new mezcal. El Jolgorio is making some good stuff and I finally picked up some of their bottles. I’ve been super curious about the +9 botanical. It’s a mezcal made with gin botanicals, it’s different but good. I’m feeling it, like gin all up front and mezcal in the back.


Aug 29 2013
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Yo Levins: THE BBQ BELT: SPOONEY'S BAR BE QUE

yolevins:

Originally posted on You Only Live Once.
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We did a lot of driving on our honeymoon. In the middle two weeks of our trip we drove a few miles shy of 3000 in our various hire cars. There’s a lot of land in between all the major Southern cities. A lot of corn fields and Subway restrooms….

Spooney is living the dream. It’s the guys who convert their homes into rib shacks, smoke hog on the side of the road, tend to brisket for hours under a pecan tree across the ditch on the way to summerville that are my heros in the bbq game. It’s why I like doing the sidewalk bbq game or getting up hella early to smoke some meat at a park. Fuck a fancy restaurant, that some real ass shit.

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Aug 28 2013

Anonymous asked: Austin list was great. Want to bless us with some Bay Area spots to hit up??

Sure, I just need to work on a list. Maybe it will include places to avoid as well.


May 27 2013
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This fool Levins did a show. Watch him eat hot dogs in Australia because that’s where he’s from and that’s what he does.


May 05 2013
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Trust Issues

I wrote this for the latest issue of Let’s Side. There is a lot of copying and pasting from online articles about trust in this because I thought it would be funny. Anyways yeah if you want to read about liquor and relationships then go ahead.

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Apr 13 2013

Anonymous asked: probably should have asked this earlier but what are you recs for eating and drinking in austin? i don't really trust anyone else with this.

Shit there are a lot but um here’s a quick list. Austin has lot of options 

eating:

  • Franklins, but you got to get in line at 9am and take a 6pack. Their brisket is really unfuckwitable. If someone suggests ironworks punch them in the face. Oh the turkey was on smash too.
  • Curras, parking sucks here but it’s dope
  • Polvos, make sure you got time because service is slow as balls.
  • Taco Express, kinda of heehaw but whatever
  • Kerby Lane, the one in the house though the one on Guad is eh.
  • Torchy’s, I go to the one on south first
  • Cisco’s, only been once but it was cool although the rolls were kind of weird.
  • Buenos Aires Cafe, they got me right when I felt like death during sxsw
  • Perla’s, seafood was legit, beer selection is whatever
  • Sandy’s, I left a shitty A$AP Rocky performance to get their frozen custard
  • Tamale House on airport, I haven’t eaten there since 2000 but it’s cheap as fuck and still there.
  • Sputnik, burgers, beers and air conditioning
Drinking is a harder list because downtown I would just go to Lovejoys but they closed and it was the best spot for beer downtown.
  • Clive Bar, it’s over priced but they got mezcal
  • Draught House, you can drink in the parking lot
  • Craft Pride looks cool and probably cheaper than other rainey bars.
Really that’s all I can think of right now which isn’t that great of a list of bars because Austin has a ton of bars. Thing is when I’m in Austin I’m going to clubs to see shows, not really just to hang out and drink so where I’m at is more determined by who is playing than whats a cool spot to grab a drink at. 

Feb 25 2013
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Picked up this bottle over the weekend. Alipus’ San Andres. Pretty affordable mescal with some nice flavors. It’s bright with some nice citrus and agave sweetness but comes back to some earthiness and alcohol. For like 40 bucks this shit is so worth swooping. You’d be advised to fuck with it.

Picked up this bottle over the weekend. Alipus’ San Andres. Pretty affordable mescal with some nice flavors. It’s bright with some nice citrus and agave sweetness but comes back to some earthiness and alcohol. For like 40 bucks this shit is so worth swooping. You’d be advised to fuck with it.


Feb 12 2013
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I was suppose to get two boxes of beer from the homey MF Grocery in St Louis but Fedex decided to destroy one of the boxes. I still haven’t heard if anything survived but we’ll see. Dude hooked up the Perennial Ales giftbox for sure. I’m also juice at least some of hopslam has made the trip. I’m gonna have to bag this dude some nice shit in return, gonna try and send some westcoast beers his way real quick style.

I was suppose to get two boxes of beer from the homey MF Grocery in St Louis but Fedex decided to destroy one of the boxes. I still haven’t heard if anything survived but we’ll see. Dude hooked up the Perennial Ales giftbox for sure. I’m also juice at least some of hopslam has made the trip. I’m gonna have to bag this dude some nice shit in return, gonna try and send some westcoast beers his way real quick style.


Jan 10 2013
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witnes:

Cool video of the subculture of butchers. Now I want a steak.

The homie Farr and the 4505 boys up in this

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Nov 13 2012
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La Fiera Mezcal

Oh man this was a come up. I came across these via instagram, just happened to see some of these crazy looking bottles on Uproot Andy’s feed. The design of the bottles got me curious so I looked them up. Found their tumblr and an email so I figured what the hell lets see if I can find out where to cop. I get a response from Andrea at La Fiera that tells me they aren’t sold in the US but it just so happened that she’s coming to San Francisco and could bring me two bottles. Life is just kind of awesome like that sometimes. That’s when I remembered I was going to Austin for FunFunFunFest so I wouldn’t be around to meet up with her. I ended up hollering at my homie to do me a favor and grab these joints for me. After I got back we were finally able to link up for a little tasting session. 

Both are joven mezcals from Guerrero, Mexico where they are using a Maguey Papalote which apparently is different from the agaves that you’ll find used in most of the Oaxacan mezcals. The one with the white top was from Ahuacotzingo and had a lot more nose. It was more floral and sweet in smell and taste. It was the more delicate of the two is really the best I could describe it as. The red top was from La Laguna in Chichihualco, Guerrero. That one was the stronger of the too, it had more warmth and a stronger fragrance. While I like both of these the red top was really the one I had kept going back too just because I preferred it’s more herbal flavor over the sweetness of the white. I just really like that kind of wild anise flavor that some mezcals have and this one was just subtle and strong enough to keep things interesting. The smokiness is always welcomed as well. I don’t know if it’s the bbq fiend in me but that’s one of my favorite things about mezcal’s flavor.

I do not know if or when these might become available in the US but damn I hope it’s soon. I’m not sure the price point either but these should be here because as far as flavor goes they can compete with some of the higher priced stuff sold in the US already. I suggest you follow them on twitter, facebook, instagram, tumblr all that shit because the more popular they are the easier it will be for me to drink their stuff.


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