Restaurant Review #244: Shamrock Cafe (Lancaster, PA)

Justin and I have an affinity for dive bars, especially when traveling. We prefer them to “scenes”, no matter how gritty or grimy they may be. The less chances we have of running into other millennials, the more we are inclined to try it. While exploring the city, I did a quick Google search for…

Photo of the Day: April 11, 2019

I had Duke Bourbon a few years ago and thought it was great, and not because I’m a fan of its namesake. I just had to get a picture of this set-up. Okay, I also had my picture taken with “him” as well. Saving that for another time!

Photo of the Day: March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! I can’t think of a more appropriate picture. This is the only day of the year I will drink Guinness, though of course I would always prefer a good whiskey.

That’s the Boldest Scotch I’ve Ever Had

The other night, I cracked open a bottle of Laphroaig 10. It was a Christmas present from my mom. Though such a gift would normally be a sipping Scotch after dinner, something inside of me just wanted to have it while I was eating. From the first sip to the last, I was utterly blown…

Two Reviews from The Market at Liberty Place (Kennett Square, PA)

The Market at Liberty Place reminded me of a scaled-down version of New Hope’s Ferry Market. You walk into an industrial-like setting and are met with a circular concourse of food stands (both savory and for dessert), a tasting stand for a winery, and plenty of tables and chairs. The selection was not quite as…

Photo of the Day: November 14, 2018

Tonight at Rumson’s Oceanic Free Library, I will be giving a talk on Bootlegging on the Jersey Shore. This was a shot of some of my research.

Restaurant Review #221: Whistling Willie’s (Cold Spring, NY)

Rare is it to have an experience that begins with such promise and ends with such anger. We did some restaurant research before our trip to Cold Spring aboard the Seastreak. After browsing at one menu after another online, we decided that based on price and selection, Whistling Willie’s seemed our best bet in this…

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…