Month / May 2014

First thing first… Coney Island On Tap! Coney Island On Tap will take place on Saturday, July 12th, from 1-4 p.m. at MCU Park where the Brooklyn Cyclones play (three blocks from the Stillwell subway stop). General Admission tickets ($40) include three hours of sampling on the main festival floor;  the Rooftop Deck VIP ticket […]

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First is a stop on Friday at Bar Tabac, on Smith Street, in Brooklyn. The shrimp are topped with a teaspoon of guacamole and sit on a corn chip. The Six Point Brownstone adds a roasted flavor. Now it’s Saturday evening and a visit to Jack the Horse on Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights. The […]

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Yesterday, as part of a beer-trek through Vermont and adjacent New York, the first stop was in Windsor, VT and the Harpoon Brewery there. It was a relaxing visit, without the usual prearranged interviewing and photo sessions. This time I was not a working journalist, I was a “civilian”… The short visit did include a […]

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  This posting revisits Café Jules, a French-style Bistro on St Marks Place in Manhattan. It was a time when I relished the Wednesday walk across the Manhattan Bridge into Manhattan and up Elizabeth Street to St. Marks and Café Jules.   Arriving after 1400 hours insured that the lunch rush was over and the […]

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SCIENTISTS FIRM UP ORIGIN OF COLD-ADAPTED YEASTS THAT MAKE COLD BEER MADISON, Wis. — It was just a few years ago that scientists identified the South American yeast that, hundreds of years ago, somehow hitched a ride to Bavaria and combined with the domesticated Old World yeast used for millennia to make ale and bread […]

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Thanks to all who offered their beer snack suggestions. The following made the first cut, in order of arrival… May 5 Tod Mott        Good day Peter,  I think one of my favorite snack foods with beer would be Fried Frenched Potatoes!! With a garlic aioli or truffled ketchup. Of course the ideal frying liquid would […]

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   Not in any particular order: ·         Corn nuts ·         Beef jerky ·         Potato chips ·         Twiglets (a UK product, our overseas readers will recognize it) ·         Popcorn ·         Slim Jims ·         Curry ·         Moose jerky. ·         Pickled okra ·         Hot pickled garlic w Stout ·         Buffalo Wings w Lager ·         Chips Ahoy w Guinness […]

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The above illustration is a picture of an as close to the perfect deep fried frenched potato.  No double entendres eh? You, and spell-check, noticed the obvious mistake in the preceding sentence didn’t you? Sorry folks… what you call French fries did not come from France in the first place. (They are a specialty of […]

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