Reportedly will feature 20 kinds of absinthe!
Called Waypoint, on Mass Ave (outside of Harvard Square), opens August 26th.
Another good blog to keep up with general absinthe news (besides InAbsinthia of course!) is Lucid Absinthe's blog. While naturally centered on their brand(s), they also do a good job of more general absinthe news and notes. A recent post featured founder and absinthe chef Ted Breaux in pictures and words, while another one shows a couple classic absinthe-related paintings and quotes, including this beautiful one from Dowson's classic "Absinthia Taetra":
The man had known the obscure night of the soul, and lay even now in the valley of humiliation… But for a little while he had forgotten. - Ernest Downson (1867-1900), “Absinthia Taetra”
Very cool looking t-shirt, with a wonderfully decadent and florid design. Wonder what kind of absinthe she has poured?
And here is a link to aforementioned Absinthe Salon. As far as we know, there are no places locally that specialize in absinthe, although I do believe there are a few places that have fountains and serve absinthe. We have been to bars that serve absinthe sans the fountain, but that isn't quite the same, is it?
Sounds like a business opportunity to me!
Thankfully, the writer avoids most of the clichés and correctly describes the process, with nary a mention of flames. It is unfortunate that it uses the absinthe / absent homophone, but what can you do?
Rachel Maddow makes one of Michael's favorite cocktails, the Corpse Reviver #2. He likes to use Kübler Absinthe, but Rachel uses one of Jonathan's favorite U.S. absinthes, St. George. We might add more than 2 drops, but have no doubt, it is a great cocktail.