And the adventures in Charleston continue! Late Saturday afternoon, we visited the Akien-Rhett House for a tour of an historic Charleston home. Built in 1820, the Aiken-Rhett House is a preserved antebellum townhouse complete with outbuildings and grounds. What makes this tour unique among other house tours is that it hasn’t been refurbished and repaired,… Continue reading Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part II
Doesn’t every weekend story start with a great brunch? A few weekends ago, I took a quick trip down to Charleston with friends, our intended goal to eat and drink all of the things. I think we made pretty good progress towards that. We started our chilly Saturday morning in Charleston with the Pappas driving… Continue reading Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part I
For the next stop on the Official Unofficial NYC Brewery Tour, we head a few blocks down from Five Borough Brewing Co. to Industry City. On the sixth floor of one of the reclaimed industrial buildings is a unique space that holds not one but two breweries and a distillery. The Wartega brewery, Industry City… Continue reading Official Unofficial NYC Brewery Tour: Breweries of Industry City
Welcome to the first installment of the Official Unofficial NYC Brewery Tour…reviews, pictures, and tales from touring as many breweries in NYC (and maybe Long Island) as possible. First stop, the Five Boroughs Brewing Co. in Sunset Park! Tucked among warehouses in the formerly very industrial, now next-up-and-coming-neighborhood, the Five Boroughs tap room is a… Continue reading Official Unofficial NYC Brewery Tour: Five Boroughs Brewing Co.
In what now might become an annual tradition, I flew down to Durham, NC for a quick birthday weekend of fabulous food, friends, and (mostly) local craft brews. First stop, Criterion! Located in the heart of Durham’s downtown, this vintage-feeling bar is meticulously designed from wooden booths to the tin ceiling and cinephile light fixtures. Quickly… Continue reading October Weekend in Durham, NC
In West Ashley, just outside of historic downtown Charleston, you can find the delicious purveyor of chicken sandwiches, Boxcar Betty’s. Rivaling the chicken sandwiches of even David Chang’s Fuku in Manhattan, Boxcar Betty’s makes their sandwiches with only the highest quality chicken and locally sourced ingredients. The look is ultra-retro and down-to-earth. The counter service… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Boxcar Betty’s
For the big three-oh (and conveniently a three weekend), I took a quick trip down to the lovely city of Durham, North Carolina for a weekend of food, fun, and great company. One of the highlights of the trip was visiting Duke University’s Nasher Museum. The current special exhibit was on voices in Southern Art (which just… Continue reading Birthday Adventures in Durham