This week Green Parrot Package Goods and Spirits celebrates it’s First Anniversary. With it’s convenient Old Town location, thoughtfully-curated selections, and great prices, we’ve been hard at work, constantly improving our inventory, steadily gaining popularity with locals and tourists alike. As part of our Birthday celebration, along with Premier beverage, we are instituting The Green Parrot Beverage […]
I was walking early this morning past the city cemetery and past the house fronted by what we used call the bottle-wall. The wall is knee-high, and was so-named for the dozens of old bottles troweled into it’s cement. It’s bottles were long ago broken, (once catastrophically by a car failing to negotiate the turn) […]
One Hundred Years of Solitude: I’m fairly certain this is the edition I had. The one I read and re-read. I say I’m fairly certain only because in the years I was a barman here and conversations on languorous nights in the saloon would turn turn to letters, which they did more often than one […]
Watching the return of Mad Men the other night naturally got me thinking of those boozy, sophisticated drinks everyone seemed to be ordering back then, and how, nowadays, thanks to some very highly-crafted bourbons and rye whiskeys now being produced they seemed to be making a comeback. Add to this trend the fact that mixologists […]
This Saturday shops across the country observed the eight annual nationwide celebration of in-person commerce known as National Record Store Day. Organized by coalitions of independent record stores, many record labels use the occasion to release collectible vinyl, limited-edition CDs and live material. As a kind of footnote to that blurb: Pictured above is Records […]
Two photos, my dad on the left, me on the right, each of us, I’m thinking, about the same age, early 20′s. Happy Birthday, Al. I don’t want this day to pass without wishing my father a happy birthday on what would have been his 100th.
Make it a point to go to see some live jazz this month. No Live jazz nearby? Then visit your favorite musician’s website or Facebook page and leave a message, tell them how much you appreciate what they do for you each day and how much it enriches your life. Tell them the world is […]