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News from the Pandora Society

It’s time for your weekly dose of Pandora goodness! So sit back and let Dr. Ginny administer the medicine you need… First for your weekend invitation! The epic Doctor Bombay show at Mainstay’s Bar and Grill will be this Saturday and you do NOT want to miss this one. Doctor Bombay and The...

From Grunge to Go-Go

It may come as a surprise to many of you that despite my love of elaborate and revealing costumes, I am actually not very well versed in the womanly arts. If you had met me at aged 16 you would never have believed that the girl in the combat pants and baggy band shirt would one day be the Ginny Tonic you...

If you didn’t go to The Leprechaun’s Wake…

…you missed a hell of a good time!   Stripy Stockings!  Mysterious guests!  Amazing Music! Charming Chanteuses!  Scandalous Performances!  Shocking Behavior!  Close Camaraderie!   Hellacious Hoydens!  Delicious Drinks! Special thanks to Emma Peelout, Michael Kilbourne, and Brian Kollig for allowing me...

What’s New from the Pandora Society?

  We thought we would take a moment on Fridays to share what’s been going on the Pandora Family this week. As you may know, The Charlie Tonic Hour is a Pandora Production. We are just one part of the events production company that is putting on the Steampunk Symposium, Pandoracon and Queen City...

What You Can Learn from St Patrick’s Day

On Episode Eleven I told Charlie a little about the history of Saint Patrick’s Day. The holiday has evolved from a day where a persecuted minority celebrated their national heritage to a day where everyone is “Irish for the day” and every bar tries to sell you some green beer and Guinness. As a nation we...

Never Order a Black and Tan in Ireland

I believe that I have already confessed that despite loving their commercials and their record book, I don’t actually care for the taste of Guinness. It’s one of those drinks that I want to like but just haven’t developed the palate for it. In the past though, I have enjoyed drinking a Black and Tan. To the...

Join Us Next Weekend!

You’ve heard us discuss this show on the podcast.  Now we’d like to officially invite each of you and share all the details!  Read on as we present the official event press release for the March 17th show and be sure to check out episode #10 where we share an extended conversation with the band....

Tattooed Love

Charlie here and I’m writing today to say, “I love tattoo art”. There, I said it. When I see it on others it not only intrigues me but I find it sexy and often comment on designs I really like. Quality art and the commitment to place it on your body for life (or at least until you face a fairly painful...

Who Wants a Delicious Aloysius?

Normally on Tuesdays we post the recipe to the drink we are making for this week’s podcast so those of you who wish to can play along at home while you listen to us imbibe. But this week is different. While you will hear some of the ingredients of the lovely dueling drinks Delicious Aloysius and Sex...

Bockfest Cincinnati: Goats, Beer and More Beer

  What do goats, lent, spring and beer have to do with Cincinnati? A lot apparently. Cincinnati has a long and glorious tradition of brewing and drinking beer. In the late nineteenth century Cincinnatians drank more beer per capita than any other city in the country, by a measure of more than 2:1....

The Singapore Sling

This week we are presenting yet another historic cocktail: The Singapore Sling. As you will hear in Episode Nine of The Charlie Tonic Hour, it is a favorite of our house band, Doctor Bombay and the Atomic Bachelor Pad. With a name like that you just know that they are going to be fans of drinks with little...

How to Host a Happy Hour and Save Your Sanity

As you will hear in Episode Nine of The Charlie Tonic Hour, this year I’ve been spending my Thursdays with a remarkable group of friends for “Happy Hour.” Like traditional happy hours, our gathering is centered around having a few drinks and complaining about work. We save money by meeting at one of the...

You are Where You Eat: The Rookwood Bar and Restaurant

Sometimes it can be hard to show off Cincinnati to people who are visiting from out of town. There are so few nationally known landmarks or culturally important areas. When my British friends are visiting us, the people they meet here always seem mystified as to why on Earth anyone would choose to visit...

America’s Oldest Cocktail: The Sazerac

  I love a good, strong cocktail. There is a certain mystique that is associated with mixed drinks that you just can’t get from wine or beer. Mixing a drink makes you part chef, part historian and part alchemist. Like jazz and free public libraries, the cocktail is a home-grown invention that makes me proud...

Mardi Gras Magic Comes to Cincinnati

The Voodoo Carnival 2012 Where can I start when describing this event? The wonderful performers? The amazing costumes? The beautiful facility? The incredible crowd? The near constant flirtation? I think that all of these things were intrinsic to making it a night to remember so I will have to go through all...
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