A New Voice For The New York Times’ Restaurant Reviews…

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So former culture editor Sam Sifton has posted his first review (registration required) after replacing Frank Bruni as the NYT’s new restaurant critic and it’s a curious offering. Sitting down at DBGB, a new Daniel Boulud offering that focuses on sausages and beer, it’s not entirely your typical upscale forum. Putting aside Sifton’s writing style […]

The Roadhouse Can’t Catch A Break…

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Beer and food, Brookline, David Ciccolo, Publick House Provisions, The Publick House, The Roadhouse, Yelp

According to a story on a local website, the Roadhouse, the somewhat new beer bar from David Ciccolo, owner of the Publick House and Publick House Provisions, will no longer be using its custom-built, 4,500 pound smoker due to odor complaints from nearby residents. The battle between the locals, including members of a nearby synagogue, […]

A Look at Beer and Food: Recent Events and Upcoming Books…

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Anheuser-Busch, Beer and food, Beer Books, Brewers Association, Charlie Papazian, Craft Beer

For Charlie Papazian, founder of the Brewers Association, inspiration struck twice in remarkably similar ways. In the late 1970s, Papazian traveled to London, England, to attend the British Beer Festival. While sampling stouts, porters, and cask conditioned ales from around the United Kingdom, Papazian, an avid home brewer, started thinking about beer in the United […]

The SAVOR Wrap-up And Concerns About The Growing Snobbery Of Beer…

Posted on 9 CommentsPosted in Beer and food, Beer snobbery, Brewers Association, Price Creep, Washington DC

I traveled to the nation’s capital last week to attend the Brewers Association’s much anticipated food and beer event. SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience, was held May 16 and 17 in Washington D.C at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Considered one of the best classical buildings in the U.S., the venue was […]