Articles by Lisa van Dam-Bates

  1. Starting Over

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    My first apartment in Austin was a complete dump. Because I moved from out of state, I found and applied for the apartment online and didn't actually see it until I arrived. When I pulled into the parking lot, my heart sank. The place was shitty (it got demolished ...

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  2. 21 year old birthday shot!

    Recently, my friend Steven Campos (heyyy baby!) turned 21 years old. As is customary on this most special of days, we took him down to dirty 6th for some free birthday drinks with the intention of getting him totally shitfaced. We succeeded. Steven drank numerous drinks that he does not ...

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  3. Drink of the Month: Blue Balls

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    This recipe is not to be confused with a “blue ball” (blueberry vodka shot dropped in Red Bull).

    This particular drink was invented by a customer of mine and we named it together. At the bar where this happened, most of my regulars asked me to please never serve them ...

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