Category Archives: Food & Drink

Gorbachev’s Pizza Hut Ad Is His Most Bizarre Legacy

Gorbachev Pizza Hut commercial

  James Fosdike illustrations for Foreign Policy Feature Mikhail Gorbachev’s Pizza Hut Thanksgiving Miracle In 1997, the former Soviet leader needed money, and Pizza Hut needed a spokesman. Greatness ensued. By Paul Musgrave It’s dangerous for leaders to outlive their countries. Whether they move on or become obsessed with returning to power, they cannot escape […]

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

refined sugar

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up. Photo from dzika_mrowka via Shutterstock. I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of fact, I love food so much that until a few years ago, I was extremely […]

New Study Finds People That Eat Cheese Live Longer | Rare


Sprinkle on another handful of mozzarella on your pizza and grab a bite of sharp cheddar, a new study published in The Lancet, claims that eating cheese reduces your risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. Now that’s something we like to hear. Researchers from McMaster University in Canada looked at the dietary habits of over 130,000 […]

For The Love of BEER – Broo’ers Festival Returns.

Bonnaroo 2018: Broo'ers Festival

For The Love of BEER – Broo’ers Festival Returns Featuring over 24 different breweries from all over the U.S., this year’s Broo’ers Festival will once again offer many varieties of beers and ciders to wet your whistle. Come enjoy enjoy hearty bocks, revitalizing pilsners, fruity pale ales, refreshing ciders and more offered up by world-renowned […]

Home brewing: Adding the malt extract and candied sugar to the wort

Stirring in the malt extract

Watch the golden malt extract ooze out into the swirling pot of love as we prepare a Belgian Trippel. If you listen closely, you might here a little “glug glug glug”. This time around, we used Mallard Malts as it’s what came with my kit.   When you’re finished pouring, add a little bit of […]


wurst fest 2017

Murder By Death, The Anniversary, Diarrhea Planet, Masked Intruder, Shiner, Dramatic Lovers, Pkew Pkew Pkew, The Crombies, Post Child, Last False Hope, Kali Masi, Bleach Party, The Eradicator, Adam Lee, Speed Babes, Bad Mechanics, Tidal, Sam Vicari, Sincere Engineer, Hi Ho Friday Sep 8, 2017  –  Sunday Sep 10, 2017 12:00 PM $25 Plumbers Local Union Randolph & Ogden […]

Chicago Open Air Music [food, and beer] Festival 2017

chicago open air min - Chicago Open Air Music [food, and beer] Festival 2017

It was another good weekend for outdoor music in Chicago.  We caught Jimmy Buffett with Huey Lewis and The News at Wrigley, Almost got into Pitchfork, and capped it off with our first Chicago Open Air music festival (1 day of it, anyway). Chicago Open Air 2017 Line-up poster We were able to make it […]