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Hey Hipsters!

PBR sucks. This is an immutable fact. Stop thinking that ordering it in some place that spent thousands on looking like a dive makes you cool. It doesn't, it makes you a tasteless dupe. That is all.

Bennigan’s Closing – Who Gives a $#@&?

That was my initial reaction to the news that Bennigan's was closing 300 of its eponymous dumps along with some Steak and Ales, as well. If I could close all of the mediocre crap chain restaurants in this country, I ...

Delicious, Healthy Salad Dressing Recipe

Between the heat and trying to eat in healthier ways, I have been making and eating a lot of salads. Mostly created with spinach and/or arugula. Today a co-worker and I were talking about salads and I mentioned that ...

Washington Wines Article

The Washington Post has a good article discussing the burgeoning wine industry in Washington state. I am a big fan of the wines of the Pacific Northwest. They are great values and increasingly good wines. Is the weather in Washington ...

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2006

I really like this wine. It is a very deep, dark, inky red color. The nose is huge, as are the flavors. This is what I think of as an example of what a good Australian Shiraz should be. The color ...

A Hidden Gem

Last night my wife and I decided to go out and have a light dinner and then try out a wine bar that we thought was new. Due to a miscommunication we ended up at a place called Sushi Coast ...

Where you at?

I would like to apologize to any of my readers who have visited in the hopes of reading my latest babble, only to find out that there was none. Hurricane Dolly sent a little bit of the outer edges of ...

Objectivity vs. Subjectivity

Over at Vinography, there is a fantastic discussion about the places of objectivity and subjectivity in wine critiques. There are a lot of great points made in both the article and the comments. Writing like this combined with the great ...

Fantastic Breakfast!

There are few things more classic than a breakfast of ham and eggs, but sometimes even a classic needs a makeover to keep it from getting in a rut. Here is a different take on classic ham and eggs that ...

Pinot Grigio – Even better in the Summer

I am a big fan of Pinot Grigio. It is grown in so many different regions of the world, and produces different styles of wines in each. Yet it retains its identity everywhere. Pinot Grigio is what the Pinot Gris grape ...