J. Fergus

J. Fergus

J. loves writing about the vices of life — decadent food, strong drinks, potent cannabis, and increasingly invasive incredible technology — as well as culture and relationships. You might have seen their name in Foodbeast, Tastemade, Chowhound, and The Spruce Eats. They use they and she pronouns, but they're always Mx. Fergus.

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Food & Drink

Are Whiskey Stones Better Than Ice? Breaking Down the Best Ways to Chill Your Whiskey

Reminder: There’s no wrong way to drink whiskey, so the right chilling method will vary from palate to palate.
Food & Drink

8 Tonic Waters Guaranteed to Make a Splash in Your Next Mixed Drink

These supermarket staples and craft tonic waters will elevate your G&Ts and much more.
Food & Drink

How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale

We’re all familiar with the mechanics of drinking, but not everyone is acquainted with the nuanced art of drinking absinthe.
Culture

Navigating the Highs and Lows of New Relationship Energy

Getting drunk in love — or infatuation — affects a variety of relationships.
Food & Drink

Experimentation Marks the Spot with Los Angeles’ Lost Spirits Distillery

Bryan Davis keeps pushing the envelope with his LA Arts District distillery.
Food & Drink

Why You Shouldn’t Sweat the Meat Sweats

Find out why your meaty meals leave you in a puddle of sweat and what you can do about it.