Oysters and Beer

“The world was my oyster, but I used the wrong fork.” – Oscar Wilde Originally published in the July 2022 Issue of the Old Town Crier Magazine Oysters and beer, one of the greatest culinary delights known to man. A delicacy of indulgence beyond any other. The two go together like eggs and bacon. Back in … Continue reading Oysters and Beer

St. Barths: Rhum, Ti’ Punch, and Cuban Cigars

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

Charity, Compassion, and The Love of Beer

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

The Art of the Football Tailgate Party

“You can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning!” My fraternity brother, Smitty, speaks these words to me while he’s ladling Bloody Mary’s out of a full 12-gallon stock pot into two plastic cups for us. The year is 1982. It is eight o’clock in the morning on my first football Saturday living in the fraternity house. There are two 12-gallon stock pots on the bar, the Bloody Mary one, and one full of vodka and orange juice, Screwdrivers, next to it. These are our morning vitamins. The smell of stale beer that had been spilled at the party the night before is our potpourri. I remember the drinks being great. But I’m sure they were terrible.

Don’t Let Perfect Get In The Way of Good.

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.