It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s—a pigeon with a miniature backpack?

No, this is not an Onion article. Nor is it an early April Fool’s Day joke. The Pigeon Air Patrol is a thing, and it’s London’s new tactic in monitoring air quality, reports Mashable. A flock of pigeons equipped with tiny backpacks containing pollution sensors and GPS trackers, aka The Pigeon Air Patrol, was released from a … [ Read more]

Pip Hanson Appointed Head Bartender of “The World’s Best Bar”

Pip Hanson, Marvel Bar’s former beverage director, was appointed head bartender at the four-time winner of “The World’s 50 Best Bars,” Artesian, in London, today, reports Drinks International. Hanson moved to London earlier this year after five years at Marvel, during which time he received back-to-back James Beard semi-finalist recognition for Outstanding Cocktail Program. His … [ Read more]

The Wide World of Beer with Stephen Beaumont: Drinking in Thoroughly Modern London

During the latter part of his enormously successful career, the late Michael Jackson, beer writer extraordinaire, employed an assistant named Owen Barstow. Like Michael, Owen was London based and beer fixated, which on one memorable occasion led to he and I enjoying a rollicking discussion about drinking on each of our respective sides of the … [ Read more]