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
Off the Bedford-Nostrad G stop is a delicious café, restaurant, and bar called the Colador. You can catch a Mets game there, grab a bite, or sip one of their beers on tap. One things I really love about the Colador is that they always have a very unique selection of drafts. Gabe, of the band Trash Gendar, (above) … Continue reading Restaurtant Review: Colador Cafe
I had so much fun in Durham over New Year's that I just had to go back for round 2! Memorial Day weekend, I flew down for a quick trip to the Research Triangle area. It was a weekend of good friends, great food and beer, and plenty of pug snugs! One of my favorite … Continue reading Adventures in Durham: Part II
For New Year's, I spent the long weekend in the lovely North Carolina city of Durham. Of course, the first of the year has to be kicked off with eating a bowl of Hoppin' John's, black eyed peas and other vegetables like collard greens. It might be a strange way to start the day, but … Continue reading New Year’s in Durham, NC: Part I
For Memorial Day weekend, our motley crew of city-folk adventured out the mountains of West Virginia for some fresh air and grilling. My one request was that we stop by the Mountain State Brewing Company, a local brewery. Above are Stephen and Gabe in front of the brewery's pub. Inside, it had a very … Continue reading Mountain State Brewing Co.
Sunday night, I decided to try a new mac and cheese recipe. This one comes from a friends Beer of the Month Newsletter, but they found it via livelovepasta. I've been wanting to try this one for awhile. I did make a few adjustments to the recipe just to save some money. I didn't add … Continue reading Adventures in Cooking: Beer Mac N Cheese
This past fall, I fully embraced the seasonal pumpkin fad as overdone as it might seem. One of the most exciting pumpkin adventures was the pumpkin cask ale at Brouwerij Lane, a fabulous beer store/bar in Greenpoint. Yes, that is a tap in a pumpkin that pours great beer. I don't know that I would … Continue reading Pumpkin Mania