Tag - 08-11-2016 Issue

Recommended Reading

Scott D. Seligman Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money and Murder in New York’s Chinatown Viking This story should have been told a long time ago, if only so it could be made into movies (a la Scorsese or Coppola). From the late 19th century up to the Great Depression, America’s urban Chinese...

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#Beachcomber15 – Congratulations, Us!

Dealing with teenagers is never easy, but The Beachcomber is a reasonably well behaved 15 year old. He/she keeps his/her room clean most of the time and there’s no proof (pun intended) that he/she is to blame for all that booze going missing from our liquor cabinet.   I had hoped to contribute...

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Spirited Florida

By Bruce Collier   There seem to be somewhere between 12 and 20 distilleries in Florida, from small craft operations with very limited output to major producers. I am focusing on the full service Florida operations, those who distill in-house.   I sampled seven spirits from six operating...

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The 15 Greatest Beachcomber Albums

By Chris Manson and Nikki Hedrick   There’s hardly enough time to go back and listen to our favorite homegrown CDs of the last 15 years (and, in some cases, prior to the Beachcomber era), much less keep up with all the new stuff. But we tried. Apologies to all the folks that didn’t make the cut...

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My Favorite Beachcomber Moment

By Bruce Collier   It was sometime around 2004 or 2005. I was in the parking lot of a restaurant that has since vanished (literally off the face of the earth). I was waiting for a friend to pick me up, and a car pulled up. The couple in it (man and woman) asked me if the restaurant was open...

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