I attended the Brooklin Beerfest last week. It’s become a big annual event (actually, there were two this year) put on by Brooklin’s 1847 Wine & Beer Bistro. The event takes up not only the entire bistro, but also Grass Park across the street. They had a good assortment of craft brewers on hand, including Mill Street, Flying Monkeys, Old Flame, Amsterdam, Beau’s, Brock Street Brewing Co., Waterloo, and Smithworks. Continue reading
Have you seen these new reusable cups at Starbucks? How is everybody not talking about these yet??? At $1.00, they are an easy buy. And unlike other options, you can still let everybody know you fancy by keeping the classic Starbucks look. You can even sport the paper sleeve if you’re so inclined. So why pay ten, twenty, or even thirty dollars on a travel mug when you are just going to:
- leave it in the car until it’s so gross you need a hazmat suit to remove it;
- leave it behind at a friend’s house;
- let your kid pee in it on a road trip and render it too gross to ever use again;
- lose it on public transportation; or,
- tuck it away in the back of a cupboard and never use it?
The fact that most coffee places will discount your drink by 10 cents for BYOC (bringing your own cup) means that these sweet babies pay for themselves in just 10 visits! Compare that with the hundreds of visits it takes until you get your money back on other, fancier cups.
Green? Because it’s just simple plastic, it’s easily recyclable in most places. Sweet!
I’ll bet these will be available at almost every coffee shop (appropriately branded, of course) before too long. Kudos to Starbucks for bringing these out.
If you’re a heavy Tims drinker and don’t know this trick already, prepare to have your life changed.
Pushing the lid into the cup, as pictured, instead of folding it back makes a baffle inside the cup that keeps the hot contents from splashing out when jostled. This is especially helpful in the car.
As an added bonus, you can bid farewell to the crazy-making task of getting that little, flimsy tab to fold and stick back on the lid.
So I decided to do my first Champagne review. What follows are my tasting notes: Continue reading
I dropped into
hell Costco yesterday to pick up the usual suspects (coffee beans, meat, milk, eggs, butter, Annie’s Mac and Cheese). I came home with a mountain of ground beef and thought, “hey, I haven’t made meatloaf before.” Continue reading