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Fat Tuesdays

Judging by appearance only, one could conclude that Fat Tuesdays is just another neighborhood bar. Well, it is that. Lighted beer signs hang on...

What Is Your Foodprint?

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. When we were growing up, water and air pollution was emphasized – initiatives (laws, rules,...

Host Your Own Wine Tasting

Wine and spirit tastings are very popular in our area, not only at the tasting rooms of the many wineries, distilleries, and breweries, but...

March Madness… and we are not talking basketball!

For the last 12 years, a “little” event has been held at the end of March in Galena: The Wine Lovers Weekend. In its...

Charlotte’s Coffeehouse

“Every time I come here, I feel like I’m somewhere on vacation,” said one of Charlotte’s fans. The feeling of being on vacation might come...

Treat Your Heart Well

Since February is The American Heart Association’s Heart Health Month, we will share both small and large steps to help your ticker keep on...

Climate Change Effects on Wine and Spirits

Normally this little column addresses fun stuff like parties, alcohol trends, wine, and such. This month, however, I want to draw attention to the...

Travelogue – Portugal: A Land of Soul and Wine

Portugal is on the westernmost edge of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, bordered to the east by Spain and to the west by the...

Foodie Garage Eatery

The building that, for many years, housed a bakery and more recently, the Athenian Grill and Mi Ranchito, now has a new occupant: Foodie...

Some Thoughts on Plant-Based Foods

The trend for more plant-based diets has been building for the past decade, and for many reasons. Some advocate a plant-based diet for optimum...