Gabrielle Nicole Pharms is an award-winning journalist + copywriter

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3 must-try cocktails when in Texas (and how to make them)

As a native Texan, I find the world’s view of what qualifies as a Lone Star State fundamental is either far from the truth or spot-on. For example, do we still ride horses as our primary mode of transportation? No. Is BBQ a culinary staple throughout Texas? Yes. While these questions always give me a chuckle, I especially appreciate being asked what bars to visit and what cocktails are worth a try while traversing Texas.

Texas is ornamented with many distilleries and wineries showcasing the sta

Brittney Spencer Interview: ‘I don’t need to suppress anything’

From the Peabody conservatory to jazz, Baltimore club, the indie scene and the many gifted pupils who’ve passed through the Baltimore School for the Arts, Maryland’s biggest city has an impossibly rich musical legacy. And the city can add another name to its list of favorite sons and daughters: Brittney Spencer.

Spencer, a Baltimore-raised singer, songwriter and guitarist currently based in Nashville, is a country-music powerhouse shifting the notion of what that genre looks like, and where...

Forget Culinary Travel, Traveling For A Perfect Bar Is The New Wave

I’ve experienced my share of delicious cuisine internationally; traveling for good food isn’t going anywhere. But it’s been the bars serving libations with a strong sense of place that have left an indelible imprint on my memories. While the concept is similar to culinary travel — trying something special in the place where people know it best or execute it at the highest level — seeking out amazing bars on the road is fully the wave I’m on right now. And since different areas of the globe speci

Gin & Tonics Taste Best at These 6 London Hotels

I’ve long known Londoners love a good Gin & Tonic, but it was at this summer’s Wimbledon that this interest became ever more apparent to me. So, what’s so special about a G&T that it’s the most cherished boozy drink at Wimbledon and in London in general? The answer is in the city’s history. The G&T was initially popularized in London in 1873 when tourists and returning expats from India began ordering it. More than a century later, the G&T remains woven into the fabric of London’s cocktail cultu

The future of whiskey is Greene

Heather Greene, CEO and master blender of Texas-based Milam & Greene Whiskey shares the beauty of terroir and creating the “biggest bouquet”

One’s love for whiskey doesn’t always come after their first-ever sip (or even the second). Instead, it’s a passion that blossoms over time through memorable moments. Whether that eventual hankering grows from finally finding your go-to bourbon or experiencing a delicious rye Old Fashioned at a beautiful bar, an excitement buds from a special place – and...

Finding Your Joy: Here’s How Three Women Are Navigating An Autoimmune Disorder With Grace

I write this article with sharp pain piercing my left hip, swollen hands, fatigue as heavy as the depression accompanying it, and tears rolling down my cheeks.

Less than 72 hours ago, I was excited as I soaked in the sun and sounds emanating from the various stages at Austin City Limits. Indeed, this can’t be the same woman screaming with delight and body rolling to the beat amid a sea of music fans. No, it can’t be.

But it is.

Unfortunately, experiencing a good time comes with a hefty price

Singer-Songwriter Saint Harison Gives Us Style Advice To Live By

This limited series for UPROXX’s Style Hot List highlights world-renowned artists and celebrates their unique sense of style.

It’s one thing to lead the charts thanks to a delightful, distinct voice. It’s quite another skill set to exude that same uniqueness through personal style sans stylist. British singer-songwriter Saint Harison does both — exhibiting his inimitable individuality from vocals to sneaker choices.

Just look at the stunning COLORS performance of his single, “Ego Talking” – am

Sip advisor: The local’s guide to Austin’s coolest cocktail bars —

1. Homage to the 1920s: Step back in time and sip in style at The Roosevelt Room I’ve always been a fan of retro relics and antique architecture. Couple my love of history with my appreciation for well-crafted cocktails, and you’ll understand why I’m a massive fan of The Roosevelt Room. Like many hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants in Austin’s Warehouse District, The Roosevelt Room is housed in a revamped, historic warehouse. The building was constructed in 1920, and the first ten years of the

Hyatt's Crystal Vinisse Thomas Is Changing Event Space

As post-pandemic excursions continue, travelers are looking beyond beaches and mountains and adding cultural experiences to their itineraries. According to Viator’s 2023 Travel Trends, there was a 228% increase in cultural tourism compared to 2021. And that doesn’t always mean flying off to Paris, Rome or London. Travelers are increasingly getting their share of next-level cultural experiences right where they’re spending the night.

Thompson Hotels’ newest lifestyle event series, Culture Lives

Aluna Talks Her Personal Style And Gives Us A Peek Into Her Closet

This limited-time series for UPROXX’s Style Hotlist highlights world-renowned artists and their matchless wardrobes through quick chats and exclusive photos.

UK-born, L.A.-based singer, songwriter, and DJ Aluna has long been a rule-breaking innovator. Whether you’ve experienced Aluna’s performances via Livestream or in person, you can attest that her contagious energy and vibrant style pack an allure that keeps fans enthralled.

Born Aluna Francis, the dance music darling gained renown as half

6 RumChata Pumpkin Spice Cocktails to Celebrate the Season

This article is sponsored by RumChata.

Fall has just begun, and we’re carving more than just pumpkins: We’re carving out ample time for seasonal shenanigans. Fall is all about hayrides, apple picking, hikes amid colorful foliage, and having fun with the people you love. From outdoorsy adventures to dinner parties that linger long into the night, there are plenty of autumnal activities to add to your agenda — with a tasty, seasonal beverage in hand.

So let the good times (and good libations) ro

Multnomah Whiskey Library

The Portland, Oregon membership-based bar’s revamped concept is driving diversity in the whiskey world.

The beauty of the whiskey industry is that it’s made up of people from diverse backgrounds and palates. Whether a buddy, cocktail, or visit to a distillery served as your introduction to whiskey, there’s enough room at the bar for you. With enough appreciation of whiskey’s heritage coupled with keen curiosity, you might even find yourself an invaluable industry insider – such as Multnomah Whis

Marianne Eaves talks all things Forbidden Bourbon

Marianne Eaves, Kentucky’s first female master distiller, talks to American Whiskey Magazine about her newest project, Forbidden Bourbon

Even before being declared “a distinctive product of the United States” by Congress in 1964, bourbon had long been a fixture in American drinking culture. Bourbon is based on tradition – which hasn’t always been so welcoming to everyone. The laws and regulations behind “America’s native spirit” have lurked in murky territories, such as barring women...

Rothes Glen Review: A Whisky Lover's Paradise

Scotland has many wonderful whisky regions, but arguably the most esteemed is Speyside. Situated between the Monadhliath and Cairngorm Mountains, Speyside is known for its lush green rolling hills, sprawling pine forests and pristine rivers and lochans (Scottish Gaelic for a small lake). While there are several quaint B&Bs and boutique hotels within this heartland of Scotch whisky country, there’s only one exquisite castle catering to connoisseurs of the golden brown-hued spirit: Rothes Glen.

I Traveled To New Orleans To Enjoy Delicious Spirits At Tales Of The Cocktail

What happens when a vivacious bevy of spirit professionals and imbibers descend upon the “Big Easy?” You get the world’s premier cocktail festival, Tales of the Cocktail. Founded in 2002, TOTC has blossomed from being an annual walking tour of iconic New Orleans bars to becoming the ultimate glow-up it is today: a week-long celebration of everything the spirit industry embraces.

Each year, TOTC chooses a theme that captures the essence of a facet of the beverage industry they want to highlight

Royers Round Top Cafe is Sweet as Pie

JB grew up working weekends at the eatery while attending the University of Texas and took over as owner nearly seven years ago. Though the café has garnered national attention and praise from the Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and Eater, the Royers’ success hasn’t come without challenges.

In 2020, the café had to amend operations and lost out on the big antique show crowd due to the pandemic. “Jamie had to pick me up off the ground outside crying because I didn’t know how we would make it..."

The Best Tequilas for Making Margaritas, According to Spirits Experts

Who doesn’t love a good tequila-based cocktail while basking in the sun poolside? It’s the peak summer vibe. With its refreshing palate and divine agave-forward aroma, tequila cements itself as a multi-dimensional spirit — ranging from robust reposados to full-bodied añejos to the silky mouthfeel of blancos.

How to Pick the Best Tequila for Margaritas

Unlike color-rich reposados (aged a minimum of two months) and añejos (aged a minimum of one year), tequila blanco has only aged for a few weeks...

8 of the hottest hotel bars in Austin

Austin, Texas, is world-renowned for its delicious BBQ and Tex-Mex fare. However, the city is also full of alluring bars offering robust cocktail programs in less thought-of places: hotels. Many properties throughout the city have established themselves as go-to hubs well beyond a place to lay your head. Whether you’re an Austin local or a tourist, there’s a tasty thirst-quenching cocktail to sip at one of these luxe hotels.

'The Office' Stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey Are Ready to Talk About What Happened at Chili's

Many memorable “firsts” might happen at a chain restaurant, from first dates to first kisses to first sizzling platter entrees. For the iconic NBC comedy series The Office, one (among so many) of the most popular episodes, “The Dundies,” marked the first time the cast ever ventured outside of the cubicle-filled set. And where was this fan-favorite episode shot? Chili’s.

Now, ten years since the show's finale, two former The Office stars — Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, who also co-host the Of

Kinder's Most Well-Known Chocolate Bar Is Finally Coming to the U.S.

Kinder Chocolate is a hit throughout Europe, but now American chocolate lovers will finally be able to enjoy one of the brand’s most popular offerings stateside — no flight required. The Ferrero Company confectionery brand’s flagship product, Kinder Chocolate, will be available in the U.S. for the first time beginning in August.

"To bring Kinder Chocolate stateside is a monumental moment for the legacy of the Kinder Portfolio — a power brand beloved by millions across the globe," Catherine Bert
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My Articles

3 must-try cocktails when in Texas (and how to make them)

As a native Texan, I find the world’s view of what qualifies as a Lone Star State fundamental is either far from the truth or spot-on. For example, do we still ride horses as our primary mode of transportation? No. Is BBQ a culinary staple throughout Texas? Yes. While these questions always give me a chuckle, I especially appreciate being asked what bars to visit and what cocktails are worth a try while traversing Texas.

Texas is ornamented with many distilleries and wineries showcasing the sta

Brittney Spencer Interview: ‘I don’t need to suppress anything’

From the Peabody conservatory to jazz, Baltimore club, the indie scene and the many gifted pupils who’ve passed through the Baltimore School for the Arts, Maryland’s biggest city has an impossibly rich musical legacy. And the city can add another name to its list of favorite sons and daughters: Brittney Spencer.

Spencer, a Baltimore-raised singer, songwriter and guitarist currently based in Nashville, is a country-music powerhouse shifting the notion of what that genre looks like, and where...

Forget Culinary Travel, Traveling For A Perfect Bar Is The New Wave

I’ve experienced my share of delicious cuisine internationally; traveling for good food isn’t going anywhere. But it’s been the bars serving libations with a strong sense of place that have left an indelible imprint on my memories. While the concept is similar to culinary travel — trying something special in the place where people know it best or execute it at the highest level — seeking out amazing bars on the road is fully the wave I’m on right now. And since different areas of the globe speci

Gin & Tonics Taste Best at These 6 London Hotels

I’ve long known Londoners love a good Gin & Tonic, but it was at this summer’s Wimbledon that this interest became ever more apparent to me. So, what’s so special about a G&T that it’s the most cherished boozy drink at Wimbledon and in London in general? The answer is in the city’s history. The G&T was initially popularized in London in 1873 when tourists and returning expats from India began ordering it. More than a century later, the G&T remains woven into the fabric of London’s cocktail cultu

The future of whiskey is Greene

Heather Greene, CEO and master blender of Texas-based Milam & Greene Whiskey shares the beauty of terroir and creating the “biggest bouquet”

One’s love for whiskey doesn’t always come after their first-ever sip (or even the second). Instead, it’s a passion that blossoms over time through memorable moments. Whether that eventual hankering grows from finally finding your go-to bourbon or experiencing a delicious rye Old Fashioned at a beautiful bar, an excitement buds from a special place – and...

Finding Your Joy: Here’s How Three Women Are Navigating An Autoimmune Disorder With Grace

I write this article with sharp pain piercing my left hip, swollen hands, fatigue as heavy as the depression accompanying it, and tears rolling down my cheeks.

Less than 72 hours ago, I was excited as I soaked in the sun and sounds emanating from the various stages at Austin City Limits. Indeed, this can’t be the same woman screaming with delight and body rolling to the beat amid a sea of music fans. No, it can’t be.

But it is.

Unfortunately, experiencing a good time comes with a hefty price

Singer-Songwriter Saint Harison Gives Us Style Advice To Live By

This limited series for UPROXX’s Style Hot List highlights world-renowned artists and celebrates their unique sense of style.

It’s one thing to lead the charts thanks to a delightful, distinct voice. It’s quite another skill set to exude that same uniqueness through personal style sans stylist. British singer-songwriter Saint Harison does both — exhibiting his inimitable individuality from vocals to sneaker choices.

Just look at the stunning COLORS performance of his single, “Ego Talking” – am

Sip advisor: The local’s guide to Austin’s coolest cocktail bars —

1. Homage to the 1920s: Step back in time and sip in style at The Roosevelt Room I’ve always been a fan of retro relics and antique architecture. Couple my love of history with my appreciation for well-crafted cocktails, and you’ll understand why I’m a massive fan of The Roosevelt Room. Like many hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants in Austin’s Warehouse District, The Roosevelt Room is housed in a revamped, historic warehouse. The building was constructed in 1920, and the first ten years of the

Hyatt's Crystal Vinisse Thomas Is Changing Event Space

As post-pandemic excursions continue, travelers are looking beyond beaches and mountains and adding cultural experiences to their itineraries. According to Viator’s 2023 Travel Trends, there was a 228% increase in cultural tourism compared to 2021. And that doesn’t always mean flying off to Paris, Rome or London. Travelers are increasingly getting their share of next-level cultural experiences right where they’re spending the night.

Thompson Hotels’ newest lifestyle event series, Culture Lives

Aluna Talks Her Personal Style And Gives Us A Peek Into Her Closet

This limited-time series for UPROXX’s Style Hotlist highlights world-renowned artists and their matchless wardrobes through quick chats and exclusive photos.

UK-born, L.A.-based singer, songwriter, and DJ Aluna has long been a rule-breaking innovator. Whether you’ve experienced Aluna’s performances via Livestream or in person, you can attest that her contagious energy and vibrant style pack an allure that keeps fans enthralled.

Born Aluna Francis, the dance music darling gained renown as half

6 RumChata Pumpkin Spice Cocktails to Celebrate the Season

This article is sponsored by RumChata.

Fall has just begun, and we’re carving more than just pumpkins: We’re carving out ample time for seasonal shenanigans. Fall is all about hayrides, apple picking, hikes amid colorful foliage, and having fun with the people you love. From outdoorsy adventures to dinner parties that linger long into the night, there are plenty of autumnal activities to add to your agenda — with a tasty, seasonal beverage in hand.

So let the good times (and good libations) ro

Multnomah Whiskey Library

The Portland, Oregon membership-based bar’s revamped concept is driving diversity in the whiskey world.

The beauty of the whiskey industry is that it’s made up of people from diverse backgrounds and palates. Whether a buddy, cocktail, or visit to a distillery served as your introduction to whiskey, there’s enough room at the bar for you. With enough appreciation of whiskey’s heritage coupled with keen curiosity, you might even find yourself an invaluable industry insider – such as Multnomah Whis

Marianne Eaves talks all things Forbidden Bourbon

Marianne Eaves, Kentucky’s first female master distiller, talks to American Whiskey Magazine about her newest project, Forbidden Bourbon

Even before being declared “a distinctive product of the United States” by Congress in 1964, bourbon had long been a fixture in American drinking culture. Bourbon is based on tradition – which hasn’t always been so welcoming to everyone. The laws and regulations behind “America’s native spirit” have lurked in murky territories, such as barring women...

Rothes Glen Review: A Whisky Lover's Paradise

Scotland has many wonderful whisky regions, but arguably the most esteemed is Speyside. Situated between the Monadhliath and Cairngorm Mountains, Speyside is known for its lush green rolling hills, sprawling pine forests and pristine rivers and lochans (Scottish Gaelic for a small lake). While there are several quaint B&Bs and boutique hotels within this heartland of Scotch whisky country, there’s only one exquisite castle catering to connoisseurs of the golden brown-hued spirit: Rothes Glen.

I Traveled To New Orleans To Enjoy Delicious Spirits At Tales Of The Cocktail

What happens when a vivacious bevy of spirit professionals and imbibers descend upon the “Big Easy?” You get the world’s premier cocktail festival, Tales of the Cocktail. Founded in 2002, TOTC has blossomed from being an annual walking tour of iconic New Orleans bars to becoming the ultimate glow-up it is today: a week-long celebration of everything the spirit industry embraces.

Each year, TOTC chooses a theme that captures the essence of a facet of the beverage industry they want to highlight

Royers Round Top Cafe is Sweet as Pie

JB grew up working weekends at the eatery while attending the University of Texas and took over as owner nearly seven years ago. Though the café has garnered national attention and praise from the Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and Eater, the Royers’ success hasn’t come without challenges.

In 2020, the café had to amend operations and lost out on the big antique show crowd due to the pandemic. “Jamie had to pick me up off the ground outside crying because I didn’t know how we would make it..."

The Best Tequilas for Making Margaritas, According to Spirits Experts

Who doesn’t love a good tequila-based cocktail while basking in the sun poolside? It’s the peak summer vibe. With its refreshing palate and divine agave-forward aroma, tequila cements itself as a multi-dimensional spirit — ranging from robust reposados to full-bodied añejos to the silky mouthfeel of blancos.

How to Pick the Best Tequila for Margaritas

Unlike color-rich reposados (aged a minimum of two months) and añejos (aged a minimum of one year), tequila blanco has only aged for a few weeks...

8 of the hottest hotel bars in Austin

Austin, Texas, is world-renowned for its delicious BBQ and Tex-Mex fare. However, the city is also full of alluring bars offering robust cocktail programs in less thought-of places: hotels. Many properties throughout the city have established themselves as go-to hubs well beyond a place to lay your head. Whether you’re an Austin local or a tourist, there’s a tasty thirst-quenching cocktail to sip at one of these luxe hotels.

'The Office' Stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey Are Ready to Talk About What Happened at Chili's

Many memorable “firsts” might happen at a chain restaurant, from first dates to first kisses to first sizzling platter entrees. For the iconic NBC comedy series The Office, one (among so many) of the most popular episodes, “The Dundies,” marked the first time the cast ever ventured outside of the cubicle-filled set. And where was this fan-favorite episode shot? Chili’s.

Now, ten years since the show's finale, two former The Office stars — Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, who also co-host the Of

Kinder's Most Well-Known Chocolate Bar Is Finally Coming to the U.S.

Kinder Chocolate is a hit throughout Europe, but now American chocolate lovers will finally be able to enjoy one of the brand’s most popular offerings stateside — no flight required. The Ferrero Company confectionery brand’s flagship product, Kinder Chocolate, will be available in the U.S. for the first time beginning in August.

"To bring Kinder Chocolate stateside is a monumental moment for the legacy of the Kinder Portfolio — a power brand beloved by millions across the globe," Catherine Bert
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