2018 Holiday Buying Guide: Kamora Coffee Liqueur

There are some knock-offs that truly taste like their inspiration. Others are fruitless wannabees that tried in vain to be something they could never be. Kamora Coffee Liqueur manages to avoid the latter and taste almost identical to Kahlua. I was never a big drinker of coffee liqueur, but then Justin really got into White…

Photo of the Day: December 5, 2018

The Main Street bridge in Clinton, NJ adorned with wooden soldiers. We were there in late November for their Christmas market at the Red Mill.

Photo of the Day: November 2, 2018

For that millennial in your life who cannot afford a mortgage because they spend all their money on avocado toast. (You can find this gem at Target.)

2018 Holiday Liquor Buying Guide: Black Box Spirits

This column is going to serve as a guide for what you may buy for the person who appreciates liquor in your life. However, the first installment is not necessarily what you would get for someone as a gift, but rather, what you might want to have on hand for that holiday party you are…

Ranking the Fall-Themed Coffees Vol. 2

Rook Pumpkin Hot It took a few extra weeks, but Rook did indeed come out with a hot pumpkin coffee. Once again, it is labeled as “pumpkin” not “pumpkin spice”. However, there are some mild notes of spice flavoring. The cold brew ran into a problem with the robustness of its taste. Too much sugar…

Ranking the Fall-Themed Coffees Vol. 1

Rook Pumpkin Cold Brew For those who have not yet had this coffee, I will warn you: it is not pumpkin spice. It is pumpkin. Many people do not quite realize that the plethora of pumpkin spice products they consume every fall do not contain any pumpkin whatsoever. Instead, we are looking at cinnamon, nutmeg,…

Photo of the Day: August 3, 2018

A shot of Justin fooling around at Bethlehem Steel on our most recent vacation. People ask how I can be a food blogger and not be 800 pounds. Staying active, especially while traveling, is the key. We were up at 6:30 AM each morning at the hotel to workout. We climbed a mountain. Walked 250…

Photo of the Day: May 19, 2018

The night before my “History of Liquor” lecture, I had to get in the zone with some absinthe, the history of which is a large chunk of the class.

Photo of the Day: January 15, 2018

Could you believe I had Chipotle for the first time just a few weeks ago? Somehow, I managed to avoid it for years. Pictured is a half-eaten veggie burrito which was actually very good. Well, good inĀ  a way that blows Taco Bell out of the water. Spicy and oh-so filling.