Next week Tales of the Cocktail will take over the city for it’s 10th anniversary. This event has become so huge & legitimate we sure hope the folks who started Tales are recognized by the city for what they’ve started!! Here is a handy guide to surviving TOTC during July in New Orleans. Our favorite tip: venture beyond Bourbon Street. It really is a pity how few people heed that advice. ~ clndstn

Tales of the Cocktail 2012

Tales of the Cocktail Survival GuidePlanning a trip this July to Tales of the Cocktail? Here are some helpful tips for making the most of your New Orleans adventure.Tales of the Cocktail, the cocktail fête held every July in New Orleans, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and with bottle-stocked tasting rooms, cocktail-fueled seminars and after-hours parties aplenty, it can easily become overwhelming, even for those who already know the lay of the land. So to help you make the most of the fest—whether this year marks your first or your fifth trip—we’ve gathered tips from some seasoned TOTC presenters, personalities and alum.via Tales of the Cocktail Survival Guide – Imbibe Magazine.]]