2024-06-18 6:34 PM

Dowd On Drinks: Oldies Still Can Be Goodies

Breaking up a house full of stuff can uncover a cache of treasures or a pile of junk. Of course, defining the terms “treasures” and “junk” is a very personal thing.

Dowd On Drinks: Vegas Comes To The Mountains

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Charlie Levitz has been working in this Olympian tourist spot for more than two decades. He has cooked at, or owned and cooked at, a variety of spots here in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, but his latest incarnation may be the one that brings him more than regional fame.

Dowd on Drinks: Mixology Media Made Simple

The street was mobbed with people attending a huge chowder fest in downtown Troy, N.Y. I was there to help judge the competition, but it still was too early and the sun was getting a bit too much for me. So, I ducked into Ryan's Wake, a dark, cool tavern housed in a historic brick […]

Dowd on Drinks: RTD Spells Profit for Companies

One of the hottest niches in the booming beverage field is known as RTDs, or ready-to-drink products. And we're not just talking about water and sodas. So, no need to worry about taking fragile bottles along to picnics, beaches or cookouts, and it's a very civilized way to control alcohol consumption.