What’s the Origin of the Phrase “Dive Bar”?

By Ted Wright

 Roxanne Webber published a cool answer to this question on Chow today. Turns out that the “dive” in “dive bar” comes from where the entrance to the bar was located. When kitchens turned from wood fire to gas or coal the huge kitchens with their massive wood fired ovens were “downsized” creating large spaces under […]


Get your free Dr. Pepper phreak on

By Ted Wright

Here are the details folks – straight from the DP press release. HOW TO GET YOUR FREE DR PEPPER  1.    On the Nov. 23, 2008 release date, go to www.drpepper.com2.    Register your information to receive a coupon for one free 20-oz. Dr Pepper.3.    When your coupon arrives, redeem it wherever Dr Pepper is sold.  4.    […]



Flying Dog Wins Gold!

By Ted Wright

Congratulations to Fizz client Flying Dog Brewing for their gold medal at this year’s Great American Beer Festival. Flying Dog won with their Marzen style brew called Dogtoberfest (‘natch). Enjoy a Flying Dog today. It is one of our beers of choice for us here at Fizz as well as with galactically groovy people everywhere.


Mmmmm, “wine with fish protein”

By Ted Wright

The best guy in the business of getting your alcohol label approved by the US government is Robert Lehrman. He sees 1000’s of label submissions a year and has successfully dealt with every issue possible at TTB. To inject some fun into his practice, he has launched a blog cataloging the wackiest and most interesting labels he comes […]