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Cabin fever's spreading, spring is around the corner, and it's Mardi Gras season. Those blowout nights on the town are becoming lengthier and closer together.
click to enlarge Mary Snyder   -  - Manitou Springs  -  - Graphic designer  -  - What's your favorite hangout bar? Kinfolks. - Great beers on tap, and they allow dogs. -  - Are we too reliant"on booze in"social occasions? - It relaxes you and heightens your enjoyment. -  - What's your worst-ever drinking experience? - When I was thinking about having children, I went - for a couple of years without drinking  plus all through - pregnancy.
  • Mary Snyder

    Manitou Springs

    Graphic designer

    What's your favorite hangout bar? Kinfolks. Great beers on tap, and they allow dogs.

    Are we too reliant"on booze in"social occasions? It relaxes you and heightens your enjoyment.

    What's your worst-ever drinking experience? When I was thinking about having children, I went for a couple of years without drinking plus all through pregnancy.

click to enlarge Neal Cully  -  - Mountain Shadows -  -  Owner of bar & pizza joint -  - What's the best hangout bar? Meadow Muffins - in Old Colorado City. It has a lot of character. It's a great - west side bar. -  - Is drinking over-emphasized socially? What's - overboard is liquor enforcement. It's getting to where - you can't have a couple beers without having to worry - about getting arrested. -  - What's your worst-ever drinking experience? - My buddies dragging me down Bourbon Street in - New Orleans after the University of Georgia  where I - went  won the national football championship. My - motor skills were in temporary abeyance.
  • Neal Cully

    Mountain Shadows

    Owner of bar & pizza joint

    What's the best hangout bar? Meadow Muffins in Old Colorado City. It has a lot of character. It's a great west side bar.

    Is drinking over-emphasized socially? What's overboard is liquor enforcement. It's getting to where you can't have a couple beers without having to worry about getting arrested.

    What's your worst-ever drinking experience? My buddies dragging me down Bourbon Street in New Orleans after the University of Georgia where I went won the national football championship. My motor skills were in temporary abeyance.

click to enlarge Nicole Grassa*   -  - Chipita Park -  -  Finance -  - What's the primo locale for a night on the town? - Sushi dinner at Fujiyama and a movie at The Peak. -  - What's the best hangout bar? Pine Gables - Tavern in Green Mountain Falls. I know everyone there, - and everyone knows me. -  - Is drinking over-emphasized in social gatherings? - Our culture is too focused on drinking because - there's not enough other distractions. -  - What's your low-end drinking experience? My - high school senior trip, vomiting into a trash can that, - unfortunately, was wicker. -  - *See 'Humble pie ...' in Letters.
  • Nicole Grassa*

    Chipita Park

    Finance

    What's the primo locale for a night on the town? Sushi dinner at Fujiyama and a movie at The Peak.

    What's the best hangout bar? Pine Gables Tavern in Green Mountain Falls. I know everyone there, and everyone knows me.

    Is drinking over-emphasized in social gatherings? Our culture is too focused on drinking because there's not enough other distractions.

    What's your low-end drinking experience? My high school senior trip, vomiting into a trash can that, unfortunately, was wicker.

    *See 'Humble pie ...' in Letters.

click to enlarge Pip Shepherd   -  - Crystal Hills  -  - Handyman -  - Where's the best spot for a fun"night on the town? - Singing karaoke with this girl, Dawn, at Rilea's Pub. -  - Where's the best hangout bar? It used to be - The Squatting Chicken, but the shmucks took it away. -  - Is drinking over-emphasized in social situations? - It's our God-given right to drink, as long as we - don't hurt anybody else. -  - What's the nadir of your drinking career? Thirty - shots of Jack Daniels on my 30th birthday. There's a - corner of O'Furry's parking lot where nothing will ever - grow again.
  • Pip Shepherd

    Crystal Hills

    Handyman

    Where's the best spot for a fun"night on the town? Singing karaoke with this girl, Dawn, at Rilea's Pub.

    Where's the best hangout bar? It used to be The Squatting Chicken, but the shmucks took it away.

    Is drinking over-emphasized in social situations? It's our God-given right to drink, as long as we don't hurt anybody else.

    What's the nadir of your drinking career? Thirty shots of Jack Daniels on my 30th birthday. There's a corner of O'Furry's parking lot where nothing will ever grow again.

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