Originally published in the June 2022 Issue of the Old Town Crier Magazine This is the unedited version The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine The view from our deck in St. Barths I don’t feel like I’m in the Caribbean, I feel like I’m … Continue reading St. Barths: Rhum, Ti’ Punch, and Cuban Cigars
Originally published in the April 2022 Issue of the Old Town Crier Magazine “God made beer because he loves us and wants us to be happy.” The above quote is often attributed to Benjamin Franklin. However, there is no proof that he ever said it. But we love believing that he did. Beer has been associated … Continue reading Charity, Compassion, and The Love of Beer
I asked one simple question: What’s the difference between a stout and a porter? The answer opened the craft beer equivalent of Pandora’s Box.
In 1991 I was in graduate school and bartending at the Fish Market in Old Town Alexandria. It was the beginning of my love for what would become my adopted hometown.
The word “wassailing” has evolved for over 1000 years. It is derived from Old Nordic and Old English words that meant “be in good health”.
No celebration is complete without beer. It’s been that way since 7000 BCE. Why would our modern Thanksgiving be any different?
Hospitality companies were unable to obtain perfection even before the trials of the Covid pandemic. This constant goal for perfection led to many of the problems the industry faces today. Staff and management were forced into long hours, were underpaid, and had no quality of life.
Oh yes. The Pale Ale. The sweetheart, the little darling of the craft beer industry. The name still brings back bitter memories of the beers being brewed in the early days of the American craft beer trend. It’s loaded with hops and can often be bitter beyond belief.
Where Do Restaurants Go From Here? "We run short staffed at all locations almost all shifts." David Winer, Principle and Founder of Eat Well D.C. tells me. "Tim, there are few or no people coming in the door from ads. BOH* is not that significant of a problem as we have a lot of long … Continue reading Waiting Tables Just Isn’t Sexy Anymore.
Restaurants don’t sell food, they sell an experience. You can go to the grocery store and get food.