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Drinking: Sam Adams Infinium

January 19, 2011

When Amy came back to the office saying she’d just seen a Champagne-like beer made by one of the oldest German breweries (and Sam Adams), I was intrigued. She went on to explain that the distributor had to get on a list years ago and received only one case. Very intrigued. And then she mentioned the […]

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Birmingham: New Year in a Familiar Place

January 9, 2011

Leaving Long Island for a bit was entirely necessary and, as per usual, Southwest Airlines gave me a quick, on-time, and uneventful flight. After the disaster I’d suffered through with U.S. Airways the week before, it was refreshing to have such a spot-on aero experience (for those who missed it, my flight left two hours […]

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Christmas Special

December 28, 2010

Elizabeth and I headed to Williamsburg, Virginia for Christmas festivities with our mom and stepfather. Throughout the long weekend and near-blizzard we cooked up some perennial favorites, including swedish meatballs (above), shrimp “pate,” and broccoli strudel. Before any dishes were dirtied, we had some cocktails (of course). Liz’ favorite cocktail is something like a pared-down cosmo: […]

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Drinks: 21st Amendment Fireside Chat

December 17, 2010

Red Brick Brewery‘s Brown Ale was the last beer I bought based on its packaging, and I was unfortunately rewarded with its delicious taste. I say ‘unfortunately’ because that event may have fostered the notion that a well-packaged beer would be a tasty one. However promising 21st Amendment Fireside Chat looked on the counter, it was […]

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NYC: Fully Caffeinated

November 10, 2010

My relationship with coffee began, as many do, as a casual friendship. I had been working overnight at Apple’s Fifth Avenue store and after a year of nocturnal living found myself wanting its warm, comforting buzz. It wasn’t the energizing chemicals so much as the atmosphere of Mud, a slightly-small, dark East Village coffee shop […]

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