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Restaurant Staff Accuses Yelper of Pooping Herself

After 'Emma C' gave Georgetown eatery one-star review

(Newser) - Just to be clear, Emma C. had a terrible experience at DC's Nick's Riverside Grill, leaving the Georgetown restaurant one star on a now-removed May 26 Yelp review. In it, she wrote of the "worst" happy-hour service and an overcharge no one responded to, Grub Street reports.... More »

40K New State Laws Kick In for 2012

Includes abortion restrictions and voter identification laws

(Newser) - The new year has brought us about 40,000 state laws ranging from abortion and voter restrictions to golf cart requirements and a ban on happy hours. MSNBC runs down a few of them:
  • Several states will require employers to confirm the legality of workers through a federal system called
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12 Totally Odd Liquor Laws

No drunk horseback riding in Colorado, and other weird rules

(Newser) - Growlers may be the new hipster trend , but good luck finding one in Alabama. Any beer bottle larger than 16 ounces is banned there, along with "sensuous" wine labels. That's just one of a dozen crazy liquor laws complied by Mother Jones :
  • No sunrise mimosas in Alaska: you can't
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Happy Hour Hammers Bars in Tough Times

Restaurants sober up as patrons drink earlier to save money

(Newser) - There’s a recession on, and that’s forcing drinkers everywhere to change their schedules. These days bars are filling up in the late afternoon, the Los Angeles Times reports, as patrons pinch pennies by slurping happy hour specials. “We don’t see a change in what people are... More »

Happy Hour Could Be Toast in Iowa City

City council mulls ban on after-work rite, other drink specials

(Newser) - Concerned about underage and binge drinking, Iowa City may ban happy hours at a meeting next month, the AP reports. The city council ordinance would require establishments with alcohol licenses or permits to submit to the city clerk a set schedule of prices that could not change by the day... More »

UK May Nix 'Happy Hour' to Curb Drink Deaths

(Newser) - Britain may make "happy hour" specials illegal and force companies to put cigarette-style health warnings on booze bottles, the Telegraph reports. With alcohol taking more lives and costing the nation up to $37 billion a year in health bills, the government is also planning a public awareness campaign. Officials... More »

Philly Loves Hump Day

Center City Sips trades Fridays for Wednesdays

(Newser) - Wednesday is the new Friday in Philly, even if Thursday isn’t the new Saturday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Confused? A coordinated set of happy hours called Center City Sips has made hump day the evening for urbanites to socialize before they head out of town for the weekend. "... More »

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