Author: Jack

Brouwer’s Cafe – Seattle

An arcane reference for a bar, to be sure, being named for a fixed-point theorem. But Brouwer’s formulation does apply to, for example, stirring a cocktail or beer in a glass: when the liquid comes to rest, some point in…

Killen Me Softly

I haven’t done a food post in a minute, but sometimes a morsel so profound passes the barrier of one’s teeth that word of praise must be brought forth. Ronnie Killen is no stranger to the culinary world, having camped…

Beveridge Place – Seattle

SeaTac airport is, as one might guess, about halfway between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. So, as you’re leaving the airport, driving north towards downtown Seattle, why not take a slight detour into West Seattle to visit one of the country’s…

Publick Defender

Ok, so I only had 24 hours in Boston and had already stopped by Lord Hobo on my way to a reunion, but with the party wrapping up around midnight, why not scratch one more bar off the list before…

Lord Hobo

Less than an hour north of Boston proper sits the Lord Hobo brewery, in Woburn, MA, brewing a handful of variations on the IPA theme, perhaps most notably Boomsauce, an American IPA, or Consolation Prize, a double. If you’ve only…

Sheffield’s Chicago

If the trek to Wrigley from Fountainhead is a bit too much for a walk, you can’t miss Sheffield’s just a couple of blocks from the stadium down its eponymous thoroughfare. The night we stood in the unassigned outfield bleachers, the Cubbies…

Fountainhead – Chicago

It’s almost impossible to write a headline or introduction to this Chicago spot without making reference to Ayn Rand, though really it’s a nod to locally and responsibly sourced ingredients. My buddies and I had just 24 hours in the…

Burn Notice

Further north up Kinnickinnic from the Palm Tavern, among perhaps the more heavily trafficked bars in the Bay View neighborhood, yet just off the beaten path enough to exude a neighborhood feel, sits Burnhearts, a dark and edgy pub known for…

Munster Mash

When my buddies and I take our football trip every year to a different conference, there’s a primary consideration for the typically 3 day trip. Either the college town we’re going to is big enough for all 3 days, or…

I’m Just a Hops

2989 S Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207 It was a quiet Monday evening when I stopped in at the Palm Tavern, typical industry night I suppose, patrons just a couple of bartenders on their night off. Well, besides me and a…