New Albany eatery and bar openings, closings and little known third categories

2020 began normally enough, but by mid-March the pandemic had caused the first round of restaurant and bar shutdowns to begin. As it pertains...

I got food, but I’m not a foodie

To paraphrase Esquire’s Charles P. Pierce: pertinent musical accompaniment to have and have not, courtesy of The Killers. Today, a consideration of self-identity that originally appeared at...

F&D column: “Tales and cookbooks about Soviet food”

(As published at Food & Dining Magazine on 28 February 2021) Daniil Kharms (1905-1942) was a Russian writer during Soviet times, and to our eyes...

Say hello to Agave & Rye Epic Tacos, an eatery conceived with Floyd County...

"Notes from the Underground" extends a hale and hearty welcome to Agave & Rye Epic Tacos. Here's a preview I wrote at Food &...

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ON THE AVENUES: Daze of future passed (1998 – 2021)

Pints&union began operations three years ago yesterday (and today, and this week). The following column first appeared at the NA Confidential blog in 2018,...

Moody Tongue Beer Dinner at The Exchange in New Albany, 28 July 2021

At Moody Tongue, our goal is to create thoughtful, exciting beers that blend familiar flavors with quality ingredients through our philosophy of culinary brewing:...

Diary for 28 July 2021: “Craft” is especially nonsensical when tacked to “hard” seltzer

The point of these “diary” entries is to write as the mood strikes me, in the moment. I'd suggest we piss on hard seltzer, but...