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….

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….

Salmon is now more popular than prawns….

Salmon is now the most popularly traded fish, overtaking shrimp which was two percentage points below salmon’s total traded value, according to figures from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Shrimp was the most traded seafood for decades, but its production and price volatility due to disease has reduced its share. Production of… Continue reading Salmon is now more popular than prawns….

Hey cheap ass, want free booze? Fucking pay for it!

When a customer orders a cocktail and says something like “can you put less ice in my drink?” they think that is code for “can you put more liquor in my drink?” Here is what it actually means: we are going to put less ice in your drink and you’re still going to get the… Continue reading Hey cheap ass, want free booze? Fucking pay for it!

Wine.com top 2015 list of vino….

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, has announced the ninth annual Wine.com 100. Highlighting the top wines purchased during the first 11 months of 2015, the Wine.com 100 is the industry’s only list based exclusively on consumer preferences. The list reflects the diversity of the Wine.com assortment, featuring 22 different… Continue reading Wine.com top 2015 list of vino….

The psychology of the dinner menu….

Tristan Stephenson is the author of The Curious Bartender: The Artistry and Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail. How you’re really making decisions when you go to a restaurant. A large part of the pleasure derived from browsing a restaurant’s menu, or selecting a wine, can be attributed to the sense of freedom provided by… Continue reading The psychology of the dinner menu….

Hottest trends for followers and not leaders….

The two most noteworthy trends in for 2016 have nothing to do with food; Big disrupters are a revolution in high-speed food delivery to homes and offices and a national conversation regarding tipping and pay disparities – Cleansing menus of additives won’t be enough – Why there’s a new obsession with fried chicken, plus 24… Continue reading Hottest trends for followers and not leaders….