Category Archives: Beer and Food

17 and counting.

In keeping with tradition, we will not be having a Christmas office party here at Liquid Diet World Headquarters. Our corporate culture is such that such frivolities are considered unseemly. Ditto holiday bonuses. However, the entire staff, aside from Buddy … Continue reading

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A rave for Tired Hands Artisnale (and more).

My column in the just-released issue of Celebrator Beer News is based on a long interview last month with Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan, a follow-up to a similar piece which I did in 2005. We talked about much … Continue reading

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For your July 4 reading pleasure.

Here’s a long, crazed story from Philadelphia Weekly about the six (only four appear in the story) Philly Chefs who will be part of of the Ommegang Hop Chef Competition at World Cafe Live next Tuesday which you can read … Continue reading

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Yet another informative beer infographic.

Source: FrugalDad.com  

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Ruminating over ruminants.

This is the kind of weather that gets people to thinking about goats…well, not all people, but surely all those who have made the annual Sly Fox Bock Fest and Goat Race on the first Sunday of every May into … Continue reading

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What is a gastropub?

It was a West Coast writer who christened the Standard Tap as the place where the concept originated (another feather in Philly’s well-feathered beer and food cap), so that’s a question we pay attention to in these parts.  In his … Continue reading

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Philly Mag hearts the Craft Ale House.

From the issue hitting the stands next week: LIMERICK / When you’re a beer bar or a gastropub in a region that’s already so full of both, the best thing be is surprising. The worst thing you can be? Hell-and-gone … Continue reading

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Craig LaBan’s top five Philly gastropubs–can you guess who sets the standard?

Standard Tap, “the one one that started it all,” is at the top of Craig LaBan’s top five local gastropubs in this morning’s Inquirer, earning three bells. The other four, each one getting two bells, were Khyber Pass Pub, Kraftwork, … Continue reading

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Man does not live by beer alone.

Sometimes he needs to read about it as well. Sorry I’m so late with this, but here’s a last-minute look at four quite different beer books which would make ideal holiday gifts, even if only for yourself. Garrett Oliver’s surprisingly … Continue reading

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Spending less and drinking better.

A slightly different perspective on why good beer (and similar craft-y products) are going strong despite the godawful economy: As Americans eat out less, we’re willing to spend more for variety, convenience—maybe even health. The seemingly endless flavors, textures, and … Continue reading

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