By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
Photo by James BunoanSo, we do these restaurant issues a couple of times a year, and every time we do them, they're always about food. Food this, food that—frankly, we've had it up to here with food, especially during the summer when no one eats anyway. If you're anything like us—and don't you think you ought to be?—not a morsel passes your lips between Memorial and Labor days. It's just not good manners. What we do is drink. Summer is the time for drinking. There's nothing like a warm night and a cool drink to help you forget about the weapons charge. There's something about a cocktail that screams summer—both so cool yet somewhat sleazy, you know, like Russell Baker.
So, this restaurant issue, this summer restaurant issue, is about booze, hooch, Johnny Go Blind. You'll find helpful stories about cocktails you can't find anymore—but that we show you how to make. There are martini safaris accounts and all-night drinking games as well as a very special episode in which we apologize to the restaurants we've reviewed in the past.
But first, may we suggest you start off the evening with 25 very extra-special cocktails you'll find below. . . . Actually it's 23 cocktails. One of the items is actually a dessert and the other is about a drunk woman who kisses a guy and throws up. Skoal!BLOODY MARY, THE BEACH BALL