Bent Kettle Tap Room a Reality….

Brick and mortar going to be a reality! Having cultivated many friends and contacts throughout the years I became good friends with a guy I met on Twitter. We were tweeting about craft beer and agreed there is loads of commercially-produced swill on the market. You know the crap!! Well it turns out this guy… Continue reading Bent Kettle Tap Room a Reality….

Weed and balls….

My balls hurt! Like when I was a kid playing little League baseball you’d sometimes get hit in the family jewels by a line drive and even though you wore a jockstrap with a cup, IT FUCKING HURT!! I was diagnosed with epiditimitis which is swollen balls! They put me on a Dilaudid drip and… Continue reading Weed and balls….

New focus on food, weed, BBQ, beer….

I haven’t posted anything here in months! My wife was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in May. Her attitude is fantastic! She had a lumpectomy performed in mid July, her surgeon said she got it all!! So, she’s on her last week of radiation, no chemotherapy required! Already back at work! In dealing with… Continue reading New focus on food, weed, BBQ, beer….

Chipotle failed, the straight poop! Poop, really!

The straight POOP on what happened to Chipotle…. THE STRAIGHT POOP ON WHAT HAPPENED TO CHIPOTLE Andrew I Jaffee Business I originally intended this blog to be a potent reminder of how little we know about foodborne illnesses and how much you are at risk for it in your restaurant. While certainly a worthy discussion,… Continue reading Chipotle failed, the straight poop! Poop, really!

Milwaukee public market sets records in 2015!

The St. Paul Fish Company area at the Milwaukee Public Market was a busy place Tuesday afternoon. The Market set records for sales and visits in 2015. Riding a wave of interest in urban living and craft foods, the now-thriving Milwaukee Public Market posted another good year in 2015, breaking records for both sales and… Continue reading Milwaukee public market sets records in 2015!

USDA releases guidance document on organics….

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 02/15/2016 and available online at http://federalregister.gov/a/2016-00678, and on FDsys.gov DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 205 [Document Number AMS-NOP-14-0012; NOP-14-03] National Organic Program: Notice of Final Guidance on Substances Used in Post-Harvest Handling of Organic Products AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service,… Continue reading USDA releases guidance document on organics….

First Algae Cooking Oil on Grocery Store Shelves….

The first-ever algal cooking oil in the United States is now on shelves. Thrive’s Algae Oil offers numerous benefits, including a high smoke point, neutral taste, and, most importantly, a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat, giving consumers and chefs “a better choice for their everyday oil,” the firm says. Created from chlorella algae, the zero-trans-fat… Continue reading First Algae Cooking Oil on Grocery Store Shelves….