An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel
glass half full: 1/5/2018
A roundup of the most interesting food, wine and spirits stories on the web (because even Al Gore, who invented it, doesn't have time to read them all)
Roadside guacamole: the logical
successor to tableside guacamole.
truck explodes, dumping 40,000 pounds of molten guacamole on a Texas highway:
The wheels of justice grind slow, but
they grind fine.
years, Guy Fieri’s Times Square restaurant is finally closing:
Further proof (if proof were needed)
that Canadians are an eminently sensible group.
North of the
border, they’re spending almost as much on weed as wine:
If Kim Jung Un launches a nuclear
attack on the U.S., we’ll always have the crackers.
something to cheer you up:
Want to pass physics? Drink more
stuff can help explain the concept of deep time:
Subway closed nearly 1,000 U.S.
stores in 2017.
are in full revolt against the $5 Footlong:
great wine for under $15?
It’s not a
typo, oxymoron or stupid question. There’s a lot of very good wine at very low
prices, but discovering it is a challenge---particularly when you’re strolling
the wine aisle of your local supermarket or beverage superstore, staring at a
tsunami of unfamiliar labels.
is Mark Spivak’s Affordable Wine Guide to
California and the Pacific Northwest, available as an e-book for $7.99. The
book profiles 43 producers and contains hundreds of wine reviews, and gives you
a clear-cut view of the good and the bad. The criteria are simple: What does
the wine taste like? What kind of food does it go with? Is it worth the money?
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