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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A real backyard crawfish boil

May 9, 2009

Having grown up in the North, my only experience with crawfish was in fourth grade science, watching  helplessly as Jimmy Beihl’s crawfish dismantled and ate mine. Traumatic? Yes. Do I have a deep-seated score to settle with the little buggers? Perhaps. Revenge was sweet. And on that sun-drenched Sunday two weeks ago, I got to […]

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If I could be in 3 places Saturday evening

November 17, 2008

1. Eating Alabama. Eating Alabama‘s intrepid team of locavores seems to be on the verge of outdoing itself with this grand autumnal feast: The Alabama Supper. The thought of tasting a big old local pig slowly roasted over a hand-dug brick oven (or the apple cider, the sweet potatoes, or the Good People beer) is […]

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