Budweiser’s Fine Commercial

I’m not a Bud drinker, but this is a fine commercial from Budweiser:   This is the story of our founder and his pursuit of the American Dream. #ThisBudsForYou pic.twitter.com/TuJO7NSEWs — Budweiser (@Budweiser) January 31, 2017

The Kombucha Freedom Warrior

As fermented products become more common as health fads, questions about regulation are being raised. For one, kombucha is the product of fermenting tea with a culture of live yeast and bacteria. As a result, the beverage has a variable alcohol content—and some of its producers are being targeted by the federal regulators. In this […]

Drink: Brodo

I’ve not tried it, and I’m not sure it will catch on nationally, but it is something different — It reads like the perfect storm of food item appeal: soaking otherwise toss-able animal bones in water (sustainability: check) to create a nutrient-rich brew (paleo-friendly: check) for sale in paper to-go cups out of a window […]

Friday Poll: Third Annual Eggnog Poll

Eggnog? Embed from Getty Images If one’s been around a bit, one has the opportunity for annual posts or polls, including this one: an eggnog poll. So, a simple question: eggnog, yes or no? Here’s a link to an eggnog recipe that I’ll try this Christmas – 1958: Eggnog @ New York Times Cooking.

How Many Visits for a Restaurant Review?

How many trips should a reviewer make before publishing a review?  I think at least two, if not three.(Exceptions would apply when one is revisiting an establishment that one has reviewed previously, or when one is traveling and a second visit is impractical.) One can review after one evening, but a single, first-visit review just doesn’t seem […]

Restaurant Review: 841 Brew House

I’m beginning a new, spring and summer series of restaurant reviews. I’ll begin with something that, itself, is new: the restaurant at 841 Milwaukee Street, having opened at the beginning of the year.  The 841 Brew House is a sports bar and restaurant, and differs notably and favorably from the predecessor establishment at that location.  […]

The Perils of Eggnog

In a recent FW poll, I asked if readers would say yes or no to eggnog. (Most supported the holiday beverage, and I was among them, favoring it in my case in small doses.) It is, however, always possible to have too much of a good thing, as Ryan Roche of Utah learned, after he […]