Drinks: LA 31 Boucanee (New Orleans)

October 3, 2011

After landing a bit behind schedule at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, Elisa and I got a quick pint-and-slice at New York Pizza. With an Abita Amber and Lazy Magnolia Jefferson Stout, we headed downtown to the New Orleans On Tap beer festival. The most interesting taste: Bayou Teche Biere LA 31 Boucanee. […]

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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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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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Chivalric Dining

April 10, 2007

When the parents come to town, my dining options improve greatly. The usual omelets and toast get replaced by Vermillion! Mom loves Old Town Alexandria, so after much parking ado, we headed into Vermillion, a place which had been recommended to me. The downstairs is specifically a lounge, with dark crimson couches and a lovely […]

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