The Burner Beer Project: March and April Edition Jun07

The Burner Beer Project: March and April Edition

Welcome back to the Burner Beer Project, where we look at the four beers that arrive every month as part of a Beer of the Month club. We’ve been away a while, so let’s dive right into the beers.  March   Palm Beach Brewing   Shoal Draft Pale Ale   Palm...

The Great Hot Dog Project – U.S. Cellular Field May31

The Great Hot Dog Project – U.S. Cellular Fi...

[This is the fourth in a running sequence featuring one of my favorite street foods: The Chicago Style Hot Dog. A snappy sandwich which can be considered a 400 calorie snack or the cornerstone of a typical Chicago lunch from 1983: two hot dogs, a basket of fries and a Coke. Check out...

The Great Hot Dog Project: Panama City, Panama May23

The Great Hot Dog Project: Panama City, Panama

[This is the first in a running sequence featuring an International take on one of Jim’s favorite street foods: The Chicago Style Hot Dog. A snappy sandwich which can be considered a 400 calorie snack or the cornerstone of a typical Chicago lunch from 1983: two hot dogs, a...

The Great Hot Dog Project: Vienna Beef Factory Sto...

[This is the third in a running sequence featuring one of my favorite street foods: The Chicago Style Hot Dog. A snappy sandwich which can be considered a 400 calorie snack or the cornerstone of a typical Chicago lunch from 1983: two hot dogs, a basket of fries and a Coke. Chicago...

The Great Hot Dog Project: Kombs and Dino’s Apr30

The Great Hot Dog Project: Kombs and Dino’s

[This is the second in a running sequence featuring one of my favorite street foods: The Chicago Style Hot Dog. A snappy sandwich which can be considered a 400 calorie snack or the cornerstone of a typical Chicago lunch from 1983: two hot dogs, a basket of fries and a Coke. Chicago...

The Burner Beer Project: Spring Seasonal Roundup Apr17

The Burner Beer Project: Spring Seasonal Roundup

Ahhh, Springtime! The weather’s turning, flowers are blooming, trees are budding, people are wearing clothes that show off some skin, and a new round of spring seasonals is in a liquor store near you. Generally speaking, seasonals are a bit of a mixed bag. Brewers are often...

Taste Test: The Doritos Locos Taco Apr12

Taste Test: The Doritos Locos Taco

The existence of the Doritos Locos Taco was something I only became aware of in late February of this year, when a couple of StewOver editors and various other Midwesterners were out West on a visit. The discussion then was whether anyone had seen one of the trailers that were...

The Great Hot Dog Project: Superdawg Review Apr05

The Great Hot Dog Project: Superdawg Review

[This is the first in a running sequence featuring one of my favorite street foods: The Chicago Style Hot Dog. A snappy sandwich which can be considered a 400 calorie snack or the cornerstone of a typical Chicago lunch from 1983: two hot dogs, a basket of fries and a Coke. Chicago...

The Burner Beer Project, February Edition Mar28

The Burner Beer Project, February Edition

Burner Beer Project, February Edition* Having a 12-pack of good beer delivered right to your door really is a blessing. It’s like manna from heaven. No getting in the car. No standing in front of the same set of coolers, looking for something new. No wondering why all the...

Booze School: Cask Conditioned Ale – Part 1 Mar06

Booze School: Cask Conditioned Ale – Part 1

An Exploration of “Real” Ale: Part 1 A beer style I’ve long been passionate about is finally starting to catch on here in the Windy City. Next time you’re at the bar you might hear someone ask, “What’s on Cask?” To which you might ask yourself, “What the hell does that mean?” Cask Conditioned Ale or “Real Ale” can be quite the fickle mistress. When properly executed, it’s quite the delicious experience, but serving a proper pint is a lot more complicated than you might expect. What is Cask Ale? So first off, what does Cask Conditioned Ale mean? When beer is in the fermentation stage, yeast consumes sugar and the...

The Burner Beer Project, January Edition Feb21

The Burner Beer Project, January Edition

  Welcome to the Burner Beer Project. Every month for the next six months, I’ll be discussing beer in this space and looking at four new microbrews from across the country. January 2012* The New Year is a time of joy here in the Burner household: January marks the yearly...

Commentary on Research Paper: Do More Expensive Wines Taste Better? Dec08

Commentary on Research Paper: Do More Expensive Wi...

I’ve always thought that wine is a fine beverage, but I’ve never had the desire to learn more than a few basic facts. I was satisfied just knowing that the type of wine is determined by either the variety of grape or by the region where the grapes are grown. I was proud enough of...

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