Category Archives: Booze

1920s Hopkins Professor Sought 34 Gallons of Rye for Research During Prohibition

By James Stimpert (Johns Hopkins University Hub, 8/11/2016) A rather unusual permit application resides in the Records of the Office of the President in the Johns Hopkins University Archives. In April 1920, Professor John B. Watson, a psychologist credited as … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s “Southside Cocktail” Inventor Dies

George E. Lee Sr., bartender recalled for his secret Southside cocktail recipe, dies By Jacques Kelly (The Baltimore Sun, 2/1/2016) Working in a commercial kitchen, George Lee Sr. made and bottled his renowned Southside cocktail mix. George E. Lee Sr., … Continue reading

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At 91, Irv Koch keeps Maryland’s last basement bar going

By Zoë Read (Baltimore Sun, 11/19/2014) If someone wants to grab a drink at Club Sunset Knoll for the first time, they better find someone who knows Irv. For 51 years, the little establishment tucked into the basement of a … Continue reading

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Fields of Folly

By Tom Warner (Baltimore Or Less) Today Major League Baseball announced that it is investigating Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones‘s comments about fans who venture onto playing fields for their 15 minutes of fame. That means Jones might face … Continue reading

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