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National Tequila Day: It’s Not Just for Mexico Anymore…

Tequila will always be connected to Mexico, home of the blue agave plant this enticing spirit is made from. Whether consumed as straight shots or mixed beverages, tequila has an avid following. If music is any gauge, this fan base has been around for decades: Jim Reeves recorded Drinking Tequila in 1955. There are many […]

Strange Brews (But Real)

I enjoy beer, ale and the like. I’ve tasted some great ones, some not so great, and some I’m embarrassed to remember. So when the Elves found an article recently about weird beers, I thought that would be right up my alley.

After reading the article, I’m changing my address.

Man, we’re talking Very Weird in some […]

Singalong! Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer…

Ben Franklin may have missed his chance for beer immortality by never saying the quote that beer lovers everywhere claim for him in his absence. Beer has been a staple for many centuries, and has prevented disease for untold millions over the millennia. Useful stuff, in so many ways. And now there’s evidence beer makes […]

Coffee, Coffee, and More Coffee: Odds and Ends About Our Caffeine Cravings

We love our coffee hot. Oh, I know there are folks who like iced coffee; but I think they’re both Yankees or something. One of the big reasons appears to be the flavor: Cool coffee tastes bad to most people. I can stand it warm, but once it’s down to room temp I have to […]

Old News Is Sometimes Good News: Beer, Whiskey & Pork Fat are Good for You

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while now because I didn’t want to be the reason the country exploded into uncontrollable riots. However, it all seems to be true, so I can reveal the news far and wide: Beer, whiskey and pork fat are now health foods! Says so right here. (Hey, it’s […]

Karrrazy, Man: Kublai Khan Crazy Mongolian Stir Fry

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

This restaurant is still open, though its sibling in south Round Rock has unexpectedly closed.

In our busy lives, PJ and I are always looking for fast, tasty lunch options. Preferably something not too far from either her work or the house. There’s this restaurant space near a […]

Food Pickup Lines For Your Next Pub-Crawl

This post is only for the single types. If you’re attached, you can move along. (Try the big green buttons on the right sidebar if you’re bored out of your gourd in need of exciting reading material.)

Cruising the bar scene; it’s a tough life. Plenty of cheetahs and cougars out there, not to mention the […]

New Vodka Flavor Astounds the Market; a Danger to Youngsters?

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

As we reported earlier, there’s a real shift under way in the market for distilled spirits. People are buying more, and higher up the scale, than ever before. The drive, though, isn’t about snoot factor: It’s flavor. Folks are looking for stronger essences, and lots and […]