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Friday Night Frights

Friday the 13th

Paraskevidekatriaphobia is a sort of pseudo-scientific term referring to a fear of Friday the 13th, today being the first of 2015¹. The suffix –phobia is generally used, however, to refer to an irrational fear of something, i.e. something that a greater segment…

Bull Session

The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) outlines more than 20 categories of beer styles, with more than 70 sub-styles. Definitions are constantly evolving, and of course modern brewers never met a guideline they didn’t flout, always pushing the envelope. Even…

Rye Sense of Humulus

Over the years, I recall hearing groundskeepers and their ilk mentioning that “the winter rye is coming in,” referring to the seeds they had sown in the fall to maintain ground cover as less hearty grasses die off during the…

Black Friday

As the rest of the country descends into madness ready to squander the season’s goodwill on sales at Walmart the day after Thanksgiving, beer people proved once again they’re good people. While the early birds did start showing up around…

Arugula Redux

I normally write about beer, but I include a smattering of restaurants and food trucks, and a couple of weeks ago I disclosed my abiding love for arugula. I’m glad I ran that leafy green flag up the pole, because…

Election 2012

Welp, the months of incessant campaign ads and election coverage is finally drawing to a close. Fully 3/4 of expected voter turnout in Harris County (Houston) has already voted early, with the remainder frantically searching for their polling locations or,…