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St. Patrick’s Day Favorites in New York City

March 17, 2014

NEW YORK, US – If you didn’t wear green today, no doubt you’ve been in a “pinch” to find something emerald hued to head out in for St. Patrick’s Day festivities tonight. And if you happen to be in New York, oh what a festive night it’s shaping up to… (more)
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Good Grub Sans Media Fanfare at Chef Geoff’s in Washington, DC

March 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In an age when the Food Network has made the world’s top chefs international celebrities, it’s refreshing when accomplished cooks are humble enough to interface with the world primarily on a first-name basis. That’s definitely the case with local DC darling Geoff Tracy, better known to… (more)
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A Stellar Post-Collegiate Scene at Comet Ping Pong in Washington, DC

January 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Most post-grads would agree that since graduation and the days of frat houses and beer pong, social events in the professional world look and feel remarkably different. Nevertheless, it’s still possible to find a sophisticated version of the collegiate party scene in Washington, DC at places… (more)
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There’s Nothing Ordinary about Smith Commons in Washington, DC

January 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Though it may have a typical name, there’s nothing common about Smith Commons in Washington, DC. Not to be confused with other average Joe bars on H Street, this gastropub stands out for its variety of excellent food paired with seemingly endless drinking and seating options.… (more)
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Chill with the Cool Kids at American Ice Co. in Washington, DC

December 8, 2013

Washington, DC, USA – While DC is home to a number of hot clubs, sometimes all we want is to chill out with our friends at an unpretentious bar to shoot the breeze. American Ice Co. is a refreshing alternative to the many sceney nightspots in the U Street/Shaw area,… (more)
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Opening the Door to a Beer Temple at ChurchKey in Washington, DC

November 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Sometimes we aren’t in the mood to fuss over mixed drinks and would rather just sit down to a good ‘ol beer. Luckily, ChurchKey, located in Washington DC’s historic Logan Circle, is an aptly named (church key is lingo for a bottle opener, after all), beer-centered… (more)
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Friday Finds: NYC St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations

March 15, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here! Have you started celebrations early? If not, we’ve rounded up venues to celebrate the holiday in New York City this Sunday. Travel Channel’s The Traveling Type highlights New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade up Fifth Avenue, and recommends McSorley’s  Old Ale… (more)
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The Hunt: 5 Spots to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

March 14, 2013

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. St. Patrick’s day is coming up on Sunday this week, and we bet you’re planning to celebrate–whether it’s with Irish bread, a pint of Guinness,… (more)
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Brews only for large crews: touring the Taiwan Beer factory

August 12, 2008

TAICHUNG, TAIWAN – While Taiwan sells most of the brands to be found elsewhere in the world, the de facto national beer is Taiwan Beer. I had the good fortune to drop by the factory yesterday on a day trip to Taichung, a city in the middle of the island.… (more)