In the world of alcohol, the charred oak barrel is one of mankind’s greatest inventions. It gives us many gifts.
Beer With My Turkey? Yes Please!!
No celebration is complete without beer. It’s been that way since 7000 BCE. Why would our modern Thanksgiving be any different?
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.
Give Me Hops, But Don’t Give Me Bitter Death
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.
The Pandemic Has Changed The Hospitality Industry.
Time to start dealing with the change. On May 26th, the Washingtonian Magazine posted an article reporting that several servers and bartenders at "swanky" DC restaurant Del Mar walked out, forcing the restaurant to close to regular business for the weekend. The staff members had several complaints: toxic management, incidents of racial bias and insensitivity, … Continue reading The Pandemic Has Changed The Hospitality Industry.
Phase Two Has Come. What Now?
How are you dealing with the reopening of restaurants? Most people still have a great many concerns, and are wary of going out. You can reopen restaurants, but you cannot control consumer demand.
I wonder what they will call this next generation. The Covid Crew? Quarantine Babies? The Corona Generation?
Restaurant Noise Levels Are a Big Problem, and America is Finally Sounding Off
When is the last time you had to yell in a restaurant or bar just to be heard? I bet it was recently. When my wife and I walk into new restaurants, we can barely hear each other from two feet away.