Category: Around the Country

Holeman & Finch – Atlanta

I knew when the man with a megaphone came out at 10:00 pm to announce it was “BURGER TIME!” that the folks at Holeman & Finch had taken Ra’s Al Ghul’s advice to Bruce Wayne about theatricality rather seriously. Or,…

SweetWater Brewery – Atlanta

Nicknames like Hotlanta hold sway in Georgia’s capital these days, perhaps originated by that Allman Brothers song from the 70’s, now more familiar from the likes of those trendsetting paragons of grace and civility, the real housewives. But a lesser…

Porter Beer Bar – Atlanta

Much like college football Saturdays have expanded to include Thursday and Friday night games, our annual football trip has evolved to include a night in the nearby metropolis where we usually have to land. Last year, we spent 24 hours…

TerminALES

This week I’ll be posting some of my findings from my trip to Atlanta and Athens, Georgia, and first is a quick follow-up to my post last week on “airport beer.” The problem has been that there is often little…

Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 First Ave. NYC http://momofuku.com/new-york/noodle-bar/ As soon as we mentioned a trip to New York to visit my brother and his wife before they moved back to Houston, while we were still looking at flights months away, Momofuku was already…

Brooklyn Brewery

Probably one of the most iconic New York breweries and, since it’s available in at least half the country, probably one of the better known in all of US craft beer, right up there with Stone and Dogfish Head, the…

Blind Tiger Ale House – NYC

Walking the streets of Greenwich Village on a frigid March day in New York, a bite to eat and respite from the cold quickly rose to the top of the priority list. Thankfully, the Blind Tiger Ale House was just…

APEX Bar – Portland

The second half of 2012 went by in such a blur that I hardly documented our annual football trip aside from a look at the mouth-puckering sour beers at Cascade Brewing. My buddies and I take the trip every year…

Cascade Brewing – Portland

Birthplace of several beer styles and breeding ground for quintessential American hops, the Pacific Northwest is home to many iconic brews. I was glad, then, when some buddies and I decided to head to Oregon for our annual football trip,…

Lakefront Brewery – Milwaukee

While the Sprecher Brewery made an exception for us earlier in the day, the Lakefront Brewery was going strong with tours on the hour. Situated under the Holton St. Bridge and backing up to the Milwaukee River as it meanders…