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me a sandwich 6-7 What to perform, what not to 8-9 Mayland and the music scene 10-15 Style guide 12 Word on the street 18-19 Staying safe while having fun 22-23 Karaoke in Ames 26-27 The Nightlife Survey 28 Iowa’s natives 30-31 The evolution of Campustown 32-33 Sugar-free drinks 34 Martini variations 36-37 The science of alcohol 38 Late-night recipes

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Chain E-mails Seriously, Mom, stop sending them to me. No one is going to haunt me, push me down the stairs, or eat my first born if I don’t send this to 37 people within the next three minutes, or is it very likely that my three wishes will come true after midnight. I believe I tried this once, in fifth grade. The next morning, I still had a gap in my teeth, did not have a gerbil named chi chi, and my name was still not Pocahontas. I’ve given up on them; it’s time you do the same.

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Booty Calls If the only time I ever talk to you is after 1:15 a.m., it’s probably not because we’re friends, it’s because I’ve had one too many martinis and more than likely I want to touch you. Please don’t ever try to contact me before this time. Also, Monday through Wednesday isn’t good for me either.

No, you cannot pretend that airplanes are shooting stars. Do you know how many other options there are for wishes? Plenty. Real shooting stars, eyelashes, 11:11, clasps of necklaces, birthday candles. To wish on a plane is stupid. Things would get crazy. Stop.

Busy Bars Ever been to a really busy bar and you wait a good 10 minutes just to get some face time with the bartender? Frustrating, isn’t it? You know what’s more frustrating? Being that bartender who has 17 other people waiting for their attention and they have to sit in front of you while you oggle what drink you want and fumble for your cash or card. Here’s some advice: Figure it out before you get to the bartender. Simple enough, right?

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To the mouth-breathers: As I sit in class pondering things like, “What am I going to have for lunch?,” “I wonder how many assignments I’ve missed,” or “How early is too early for a Bud Light Lime?” I can guarantee the thought, “Who’s my father?” never crosses my mind. So the Darth Vader impression isn’t needed.

Seriously. How have you not mastered this by now? If you are over the age of 20 and don’t look like the Loch Ness Monster, this is something you should have down. I swear if you try and suck my face off I will punch you in the throat. Also, if your mouth smells like an orangutan’s butthole, don’t open it. Ever. Katie Macdonald

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“Straight Up,” by Paula Abdul There are a number of dance tunes that translate perfectly into acoustic ditties, but this tune is one of the best. The hook is well known and it is virtually impossible to not make the jazzy verses sound sexy. If you’re keen on the idea of transforming dance tunes, you might want to give Daniel Bedingfield’s “Gotta Get Thru This” a try too.

Want to look like you’re ahead of the crowd? Get your band to learn this song immediately. It’s got the potential to be the biggest song of the

“Alcohol,” by Brad Paisley Let’s face it: You’re in Ames. Even if you change up the genre, people will be impressed that you’re playing a country tune. And if you’re playing to a college crowd, what better subject matter to sing about than alcohol?

“Bad Romance,” by Lady Gaga Audiences love a song they can sing along to, and with this songs abundance of non-words (ro-ma-ma, ga-ga-ooh-la-la, etc.), this catchy song is truly a crowd pleaser. On top


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“F**k You,” by Cee-Lo

year, and you’ll look like geniuses for playing it before it reached its peak.

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of that, this song has a great track record; It even launched our Campanile into D-list fame.

you perform it. Everybody wins.

“Dirty Diana,” by Michael Jackson

Giving a rap song the cover band treatment could prove difficult, but it also has the potential to be a showstopper. Try to find a track that has a catchy hook and a melody, otherwise figuring out an arrangement could be a serious challenge.

Since he passed away, paying tribute the King of Pop has become to cool thing to do. But why do another tired interpretation of “Beat It” or “Billie Jean” when this cool jam is dying to be reinvented?

Savage Garden’s “Truly, Madly, Deeply” Trying to get laid? This song is a guaranteed second base. It will send the ladies in your audience back into their vulnerable pre-teens years. But unlike a repertoire of ‘N Sync and Backstreet Boys, this heartwrencher allows you to keep your dignity after

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The Rolling Stones’ “Paint it Black” It’s become a rock standard, but unlike “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Sweet Home Alabama,” this classic hasn’t worn out its welcome.



“I Do Not Hook Up,” by Kelly Clarkson

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” by Queen Adding this tune to your repertoire is setting yourself up for failure. There is absolutely no way your cover

“Hard,” by Rihanna No one wants to hear a grown man chant, “Yeah, yeah, yeah/ I’m so hard.” It’s a proven fact. “Single Ladies,” by Beyonce If the obvious reasons didn’t scare you away, the lack of musicality in this song should.

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We get it. You can do a watereddown version of the original. I hate to break it to you, but no one wants to hear a sound-alike. This means that “Brown-Eyed Girl,” “Creep,” and anything by Sublime are also ill advised.

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By Kaleb.Warnock Ames247 writer Jordan Mayland is an active member of the Ames music community and is a dedicated musician striving to express himself and promote local creativity. Throughout his tenure in Ames, he has watched the local music scene progress and is happy with the tightly knit community. “I think it’s always growing,” he said. “Ames as a whole is always growing. We have a lot of cool people who are really supportive of art in general.”


Most students stick around four or five years and leave Ames for good after they graduate and don’t look back on their experience. Mayland, on the other hand, decided to stick around after he discovered the opportunities in Ames.

Although he has lived in Ames since 2006, he has played with numerous bands and produced a significant discography. He was originally a member of Keepers of the Carpet, who recorded with the independent label Bi-Fi — which is also known for recording notable bands like The Envy Corps and the Poison Control Center. “We were all kind of spread out at that point,” Mayland said. “Bi-Fi records was doing some really cool things ... That’s probably when I started coming to Ames. I ended up just coming back after college was done.” Mayland is originally a member of Keepers of the Carpet, but also has multiple side projects like the elec-

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Mayland first arrived on the scene in 2001 as a student from Central

College when he came to play a few shows, but he eventually moved to Ames and worked his way into the circuit.



M T W F • 10am-6pm Thurs • 10am-8pm Sat • 10am-5pm Sun • Closed Jordan Mayland, who has played in numerous Ames bands for the last ten years, drums with The Wheelers at the Ames Progressive. Mayland also plays in Nuclear Rodeo and Keepers of the Carpet. Photo: Dylan Boyle/Iowa State Daily

tronic project Electronidoll and a rock project called Volcano Boys, who will be releasing an album sometime next year. He also plays bass guitar in Nuclear Rodeo and drums for The Wheelers, who played at The Mill in Iowa City earlier last month. Mayland has also done some solo recording and is currently working on a solo piano remake of his original album, “Thermal Detonators.” He has witnessed the evolution and the change of the scene first hand and so far, he is happy with the progress. He says that it has been growing and continues to grow every day. His only complaint was the lack of exposure for both local and national acts that come to Ames and just hopes that word will get out to a larger public.

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He was optimistic when he discussed the music scene and its future. Although he has done his fair share of promoting local music, he attributed its proliferation to the community itself.

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“We could get people more aware — let people know that there are a lot of amazing acts coming through Ames,” he said. “There are some really cool magical things happening in Ames.”


“I think it’s unique to be sharing the love of music. It’s a really cool community. It can be really supportive and a really cool,” Mayland said, enthusiastically. “All we can do is progress, I hope to just see us moving ahead I guess.”

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There is a constant drone of people talking, singing and yelling. The line at Jimmy Johns and Super Dog is too long to bear, and everywhere people are texting. A tall, skinny girl runs to greet a friend and clumsily trips over her high heels. A boy in the distance starts arguing with a bouncer. A couple of freshman wearing backpacks make their way to Cyclone Plaza. One girl answers a phone call and says, “I’m right here,” as she waves at a car on Welch Avenue and gets in. This is a typical scenario in Campustown on a weekend. One can only hope this driver was sober.

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Everyone has had the lecture on how to be safe at a bar. We’ve all been told to never leave our drink unattended, never take drinks from strangers, etc. What about when you’re leaving? It is important to always have a safe route home after a night out. It is great when people have their designated drivers, but too often people don’t. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2008,

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drunk driving caused 22 percent of the fatal car accidents in Iowa. There are many other alternatives within Ames when finding a ride home. CyRide is a great form of transportation at night. CyRide has a route called the Moonlight Express. It operates from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. throughout the normal school year. “Moonlight express provides a safe ride home from whatever activities students are doing at night,” said Barb Neal, CyRide’s operation supervisor. The Moonlight Express runs to Campustown, downtown, west Ames and southeast Ames. They also provide door-to-door buses operating in the areas of Ames not covered by the shuttle routes.

Drunk driving caused 22 percent of all fatal car accidents in Iowa in 2008.

To schedule a ride on the Moonlight, call 515.292.1100 after 10:15 p.m. The dispatcher will then tell you if there is a shuttle near. If there isn’t, then a minibus will be sent to your location. Safety escort is another option for those who can’t find a safe ride home. The Department of Public Safety operates the service. It runs from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The number for this service is 515.294.4444. Sergeant Elliott Florer said the escort is good for anyone who is concerned with his or her safety. The safety escort will transfer anyone on campus to another spot on campus including sororities and fraternities. “Some people are afraid to call, because they don’t know if their situation is an emergency,” Florer said. “If you had had too much to drink and don’t know where you’re at please call the police or escort service and we’ll be there to help.”

“The buddy method is fantastic as far as safety goes,” Florer said. “It’s when people get left behind that bad stuff could happen.”

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Ames is an easy town to get around in at night, but you just have to be smart about it. Utilizing the various transportation options is an easy way to stay safe, and the people involved with these all the services truly want to help. “I have a lot of love and passion for the university,” Florer said. “It’s my primary mission to keep people safe.” With services like CyRide, safety escort and Ames Taxi there is no reason why we can’t guarantee fun nights will turn into good mornings.

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Finally, it is always important to remember to always utilize the buddy system.


If the safety escort is not for you, then you can always take a taxi. Ames Taxi is in service 24/7/365.

This service can be reached at 515.232.1343. A taxi is also a guaranteed designated driver, so it’s definitely worth the small fair.

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Karaoke in Ames By Shanna Delfs Daily Staff Writer

Karaoke in Ames allows students to let loose on the weekdays and belt out tunes for their peers to their favorite music of today and childhood years.

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Singing at the top of your lungs in the microphone, adrenaline running, the crowd cheering you on is what makes us all love the karaoke scene every time we enter a bar. However, there is always the one person who is tone deaf, can’t motivate the crowd and is sometimes just plain awful. But it is still fun anyways.

Tuesday night karaoke over the past 10 years. Smitty’s is the karaoke company that resides in Paddy’s, owned by Dan Smith and his father. If you are looking for more a relaxed environment to sing your favorite song, Paddy’s is the place to be. There are no judges, prizes or crticism allowed. Just a solid place for comfort and pure entertainment. “Paddy’s is for the hangout crowd,” Smith said. “It is a great place to

Open til 3 AM! Sejong Bong, sophomore in accounting, sings Rock and Roll with his friends at The Cove located at 119 Stanton Ave. Photo: Yue Wu/Iowa State Daily

For the past couple of years Ames has seen increasing trend of bars adopting the karaoke scene to their weekly agendas. Bars on Welch Avenue. such as Capone’s Drinking Company, Mickey’s Irish Pub, Paddy’s and Outlaws all have a weekly lineup for wannabe American Idol stars or for those who just want to sing a little tune on a Tuesday or Wednesday night. While some of the bars have started karaoke in the last couple of years, Paddy’s has seen students come and go from their

start off singing and to be comfortable.” Students looking for more of a rowdier crowd and some judges to tell the cold hard truth about their singing abilities can head to Mickey’s Irish Pub on Tuesdays night for karaoke. Mickey’s karaoke is ran and operated by manager, Tim Schrum, and has been around for a little more than two years. “I really think students come out on Tuesday nights for some entertain-

ment or just have some extra free time on their hands,” Schrum said. Mickey’s holds its karaoke competitions starting at 10 p.m. and recruits different judges for each week. They bring in judges from the greek community, the Lumberyard, philanthropic organizations or whoever is interested in having some genuine fun. “Singers who get the crowd going, create noise or have natural talent will be deemed the winners,” said Mandy Leach, a past judge and junior in marketing. Singers who impress the judges have the chance to spin a large wheel to win Bud Light T-shirts, free shots, Lumberyard passes or other memorabilia from vendors. “This is a fun party place,” Schrum said. “I promote fun, not sin!”

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For students who are more interested in a private enclosed area to belt out tunes amongst each other, The Cove on Stanton Avenue is the place to go. The Cove has been up and running underneath Legacy apartments for the past year. Derek Widman began the business after wanting to give international students a place to feel comfortable karaoking as well. The Cove has four individual rooms with a large couch, flat-screen TV, microphones and a song selection machine in each room. The rooms can be rented by hour for as long as a group wants it for. The song selection encompasses more than 40,000 Asian songs to choose from and 5,000 in English.

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Iowa’s natives By Trey.Hemmingsen


Most people know it as the corn state with an awesome football team. Yes, I’m talking about the Cyclones. Most people don’t know, however, that quite a few breweries and distilleries are proud to make their home here. Take a trip to one of these fine establishments to check out what alcohols are born right here, and you’ll soon find out that they call it the Hawkeye state for a reason – and it’s not the football team that I’m talking about.

Peace Tree Brewing Company is located in Knoxville, and its name comes from an old sycamore tree that Indians met around called the peace tree, which is now in Lake Red Rock. Take a drive north to Newton, and you’ll find bottles of Past Time Pale Ale and American Wheat Beer at Madhouse Brewery. Finally, in the small town of Stanley, you can find six different craft beers brewed at Hub City Brewing Company, which is known for serving as a major hub on the Great Western Railway. All of these Iowa brews can be found at any of the Hy-Vee’s here in Ames.



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Remember what I said about the Hawkeye State? If you’re feeling extra classy, grab a bottle of Hawkeye. Opulent vodka, which ranked “Superb” by Wine Enthusiast is another native vodka which is 5-time distilled here in Muscatine. Another favorite, Templeton Rye is brewed in the small town of Templeton and sells out the same day that it’s stocked. Cedar Ridge Bourbon Whiskey brags of being Iowa’s first bourbon since the prohibition era and is made at Iowa’s first micro-distillery. All of these liquors can be found at AJ’s Liquor in West Ames by West Towne Pub or at AJ’s Market in Campustown.

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The evolution of Campustown By Jolie.Monroe


urrently, Campustown consists almost completely of three things: bars, restaurants and tattoo parlors. Need a bite to eat after class? Head to Campustown. What about a place to unwind after a long week’s work? Welch Avenue is your new best friend. But what if you want to go to a new movie, go shopping or run everyday errands? Campustown would probably be the last place you think of.

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However, not too long ago, Campustown offered all of these things, plus much more. Al Thompson, the original owner of The Head Shop, located on Welch Avenue, lived in Ames from 1968 to 2005. He recalls many of the businesses and activities that used to take place in the area, and explains that Campustown was “family-run and an inviting place.”

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Ames working in Campustown. He first worked at a couple of barbershops in Ames, before opening and owning The Head Shop, which is still present today. During his years in Ames, Thompson was very familiar with, and spent a good amount of time in the area. What were the businesses like in Campustown? Unlike today, Campustown held businesses for the community’s everyday activities. The focus was not just solely on the students, but the Ames community as a whole. Throughout the years Thompson spent in Ames, many businesses came and went. Along with bars and restaurants, Campustown was filled with everything from banks, shoe repair shops, clothing stores, dentist offices, hardware stores and even a pipe shop. “There were boutiques and shops for women, stores filled with men’s clothing and many other things. [Campustown was] where people

would come. It was a community,” said Thompson.

Everyone was a big family. I made tremendous friends, and I miss the culture of Ames, Iowa. It is a great place.

What were the popular restaurants? There were many restaurants and cafes in Campustown, just like there are currently. Popular places included a variety of pizza places, Ted’s Café, L-ways Café, a barbecue restaurant and a Chinese restaurant. Thompson explains that L-ways Café, previously located on Lincoln Way, was especially popular. Thompson remembers it was common to find professors in Campustown at a cafe, getting coffee or lunch in the afternoon or in between classes.

What were the popular bars?

“Sundays after church, the L-Way Café would have a buffet. The place would be packed. It was all very family-oriented,” Thompson said. Campustown was a place for running errands, eating, socializing and living.

During Thompson’s early times in Ames, there were not nearly as many bars in Campustown as there are now. However, there were some. Popular bars that Thompson can recall such “There were as Pizza Den, professors Lucky Q, Peothat lived ple’s and The along Welch Cave-In, along Avenue. There with a few othwere many ers throughout very charming Photo Courtesy: Carrie Jordan the years. It was homes,” Thompcommon for bars to have beer, bar son said. Altogether, he described it food and occasionally pool tables. as a very “civilized part of town.” What did people do for entertainment? Along with the popular bars and

“They were old-fashioned and really just wonderful theaters,” Thompson said. Eventually, Welch Avenue took a turn from shops and thriving everyday businesses, to mostly restaurants and bars. Thompson recalls the area going from “no partying,” to “hundreds, maybe even thousands of kids out at night.” The Campustown he remembers was a community that he believes cannot be recreated. “Everyone was a big family. I made tremendous friends, and I miss the culture of Ames, Iowa. It is a great place,” Thompson said.


“The Pizza Den was the main place to go to get a beer for awhile, you could also get sandwiches and order pizza,” Thompson said, “At night, Welch Avenue was the hangout, and people would go around the corner to Lincoln Way and get the best pizza in town.” The popular pizza joint offered large pizzas for $2.97.

shops along the streets of Campustown, were also a couple of popular movie theaters. The Varsity Theater and the Ames Theater, both on Lincoln Way, were hot spots for college students and community members on nights and weekends.

What was the most popular drink?

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What was the atmosphere of Campustown?

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“[The bars] had beer, but no mixed drinks. There might have been a few wine coolers,” Thompson said. He also explained that when the CaveIn opened, he believes they had one of Budweiser’s top counts in the Midwest for a period of time.

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Thompson explained that during his time in Ames, the main place to buy a beer was Pizza Den. It seems that beer was the drink of choice.

The recurring theme Thompson continued to mention about Campustown was that the community felt like a family. Photo Courtesy: Carrie Jordan

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Sugar-free alternatives for your favorite drinks By: Hannah.Dankbar Sugary drinks might taste better than straight liquor, but it is commonly said that those sweet drinks will make you feel worse in the morning. So how do you enjoy your favorite drinks without the headache? Here are some less sugary alternatives:

Sugar-free margaritas Ingredients: 1.5 ounces tequila 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) lime 1/4 cup water 1/4 teaspoon orange extract 1 tablespoon artificial sweetener Small handful of ice Margarita salt or kosher salt Preparation:

Ingredients: 1.5 ounces of rum 5 tablespoons coconut milk 4 tablespoons sugar-free pineapple syrup 1 cup ice Preparation: Put ingredient in blender and blend until slushy. Or all ingredients in a glass with ice.


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Martini variations By: Caitlyn.Diimig

If the only thing you know about martinis is James Bond likes them shaken not stirred, then it’s time to educate yourself. It is college after all.

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The standard martini is made with 2 1/2 ounces of gin, 1/2 of dry vermouth and ice. Ice should fill the mixing glass or shaker half full. Ingredients are chilled by shaking or stirring and then strained, so there’s no ice, into a martini glass garnished with a green olive. It is now popular to also garnish with a twist of lemon. Martinis also can be made with vodka, instead of gin, so make sure to tell the bartender your preference; otherwise it might be made a different way than you wanted.


The “perfect martini” is made with both sweet and dry vermouth. Try 2 1/2 ounces of gin, 1/2 of dry vermouth and 1/2 of sweet vermouth.

To make martinis from home make sure your at-home bar is fully stocked with: mixing glass or shaker strainer, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, olive juice (Try Fragata Olive juice), olives or other garnishes, ice, martini glass, gin and/or vodka. In general, martinis should be made with premium gin and vodka. To make a great martini without breaking the bank try: New Amsterdam gin, Miller’s gin, Broker’s gin, Boru vodka, Tito’s vodka or Prairie Organic vodka.

To make a “dirty martini” simply add a teaspoon of the brine from the olive jar to your ingredients and mix like your standard martini.

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martinis dilute the vermouth and make it cooler. When martinis are stirred, it prevents the ice from bruising the gin and therefore makes the gin taste less bitter. Many people believe the true martini is always stirred and never shaken and also is only made with gin. Many believe vodka, shaken martinis aren’t really martinis and should be referred to as “Bradfords.”

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When it comes to martinis, if you believe the dryer the better than try the “in-and-out martini.” This martini is made by adding a teaspoon of dry vermouth and ice to your shaker. Swirl around mixture than strain out the vermouth. Then add the gin, shake or stir and strain out the gin without the ice into your glass and garnish with olives. A martini that has no vermouth added to it is referred to as a “Churchill.” Make this martini by stirring dry gin and ice then waft an open bottle of dry vermouth above the shaker. What’s the difference between shaken and stirred martinis? Shaken

Here is one recipe to get you started: 2 1/2 ounces of Hendrick’s gin 1/4 ounce of dry vermouth 1/4 ounce of lemon juice Garnish with a cucumber Photo Courtesy: Thinkstock

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London Underground originally opened without a sign and quickly drew in a crowd as as its black facade and bright red door. Clyde, native, wanted to bring people from all walks of life in the spirit of a true tavern. He intentionally left out of the pub with the idea that conversations and kind-experiences would be facilitated with fewer “A bar is only as good as the people that come to said. Assuming that is true, London Underground stimulating English drinking establishment for all walks of life. Cheers!

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The bar is clean, the bartenders intelligent and the conversation stimulating. The warm wooded interior, red phone booth, and signature banners provide London Underground with a feel of English authenticity. A great selection of import beer and mid to high range liquor keeps a steady stream of loyal customers coming in all week. For those seeking entertainment, the bar is known for its heated foosball matches, dart boards and sizeable jukebox selection. And yet, the bar’s strongest asset may be the eclectic mix of patrons and lively conversations the bar attracts.


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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American drinks about two gallons of alcohol each year, but what do they really understand about alcohol and why it gets them “tore up, from the floor up”? Meet the main ingredient, ethanol. Ethanol and water share some common properties. They are both excellent solvents, and ethanol easily dissolves in water.

which control thought, emotion, memory and voluntary muscle movements. This usually corresponds to a blood-alcohol content between 0.03 and 0.25. The legal limit to drive is 0.08 in Iowa. At this point, a person becomes more daring, has trouble with fine movements, like signing his or her names or high fives, and loses his or her social filter. As a person drinks more, he or she become sluggish, has trouble understanding or remembering recent events and experiences exaggerated emotions. He or she may also have dampened senses and have trouble seeing, smelling and feeling pain.

“Alcohol inhibits communication between the body and the brain, much like bad cell phone reception inhibits communication between people.”

Because alcohol is so soluble with water, it is quickly absorbed into the blood stream and transported throughout the body. The blood stream spreads alcohol so effectively it can take as little as 20 minutes to go from sober to sloshed.

Around a BAC of 0.18 to 0.30, alcohol begins to affect the cerebellum. The cerebellum controls the muscles and motor control. People at this level become confused, sleepy, dizzy, have trouble catching objects and performing simple tasks, such as walking a straight line or touching a finger to his or her nose. This is usually when people experience “the spins.”

However, unlike water, ethanol does not conduct electricity. Once alcohol reaches the brain, it interferes, or inhibits, communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

The next area of the brain affected is the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland at a BAC of around 0.25 to 0.4. These two systems regulate chemical and endocrine functions.

The first areas affected are the cerebral cortex and the limbic system,

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and are less responsive to sexual stimulation. At this BAC, a person doesn’t respond well to stimuli, cannot stand or walk and may lapse in and out of consciousness. The final area of the brain affected is the medulla, which controls involuntary body functions like breathing, heart rate and body temperature. This usually happens at a BAC of 0.35 to 0.50. With the brain unable to regulate basic functions to keep the body alive, a person lapses into a coma. A BAC exceeding 0.50 results in death. Alcohol inhibits communication between the body and the brain, much like bad cell phone reception inhibits communication between people. The “drunk” feeling comes from muddled signals.

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Late-night recipes By Stephanie.Ferguson

Wanting to entertain friends at home with some good appetizers and drinks? Making some bar favorites at home can be a fun and easy way to have a good night without going out on the town.

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Wings are a staple at most sports bars, and they can be simple to make at home. Choose either boneless or traditional wings and spice it up with a homemade sauce. Different types of wings are available in the freezer section of the grocery store. Just prepare those according to the package directions and pair with these delicious dipping sauces Honey BBQ Sauce:

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1/4 cup butter or margarine 1 medium onion, diced 1 cup ketchup 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Directions: Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute for four to five minutes or until tender. Stir in ketchup and remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for five minutes. Store the leftover sauce in the refrigerator for up to one week.

3 ounces unsalted butter 1 small clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup hot sauce 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Directions: Melt butter along with garlic, pour in hot sauce and add salt.

For something other than wings, make a batch of super nachos. Get tortilla chips, meat, cheese, salsa and lettuce for a quick fix. Add in personal touches with sour cream and guacamole. Cheese sticks are another option, also available in the frozen section of the grocery store to cook up in less than 20 minutes. The sauce is normally included in the packaging, otherwise just heat up some marinara sauce from a can.


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