Friday, January 14, 2011

ACC Tournament Championship Game Prediction

It'll be N.C. State v. Duke.

No offense to The Snooty Baby-Blue Palace in that Raleigh-Durham suburb.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

10 Great Winter Beers

Check out Paste's 10 Great Winter Beers.

Meanwhile, in all seriousness (not just an advertising plug), my in-laws gave the below to my daughter for Christmas, and she likes it:
Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

12-year-old rum, or rhum: El Dorado

Yes, below in the photo is 12-year-old rum -- and the only size bottle of El Dorado I dare purchase. Thank God for Royal Mile Whiskies -- what a great shop, with tons of minibottles of upscale liquors, even 18-year-old scotches. El Dorado's 12-year-old rum was sweet, and the taste, as promised by the guy working behind the counter, had a touch of fruitiness to it. I have no idea if it's available in Myrtle Beach, but I'm going to find out!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

The West Gate Inn, Canterbury, UK

Wantsum Hengist, brewed in Canterbury, is one of the best beers I've tried over here.

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I found it at the West Gate Inn. See the little Wantsum shield on the far right, attached to the hand pump for cask ale? I told one of the folks behind the counter that I write about beer in the States. He gave me a spare Wantsum Hengist shield. I'm proud of this treasure.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

The George, a pub and inn known to Dickens, in the Southwark borough of London

Updated Jan. 5.

Galleried inns like this one led to galleries in the theater ... or, theatre.

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