Shane’s Excellent New Words: One bluegill, one crappie, one carp

Yesterday's "Edibles & Potables" column at Food & Dining Magazine celebrated the hallowed Czech and Slovak family tradition of yuletide carp. As a postscript,...

Menu Items: You may wish to rethink humble pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas

Originally published at the Food & Dining Magazine web site on 21 November 2021. --- Edibles & Potables is here for you, engine idling at the...

Menu Items: Štruklji, Jota and Pelinkovac — or, what I ate and drank on...

Originally published at Food & Dining Magazine on 21 December 2019. --- Your correspondent and his lovely wife spent time before and after Thanksgiving across the...

Think beer globally, drink beer locally, pair beer with food thoughtfully

Every major industrialized nation has A BEER (you can’t be a Real Country unless you have A BEER and an airline—it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear...

Menu Items: All the food was Greek to me, and gratefully so

Originally published at Food & Dining Magazine on 7 November 2021. --- “Edibles & Potables” is Food & Dining Magazine’s Sunday morning slot for a merry...

Menu Items: A kebab at the steakhouse door? But it’s from the Kebab Kid!

Originally published at Food & Dining Magazine on 24 October 2021. --- In case you missed the news, food prices have gone up. Furious diner left stunned...

Pints&union schedule for Harvest Homecoming (with food vending collaborator Leaven Bakery)

When the no parking signs go up for the Harvest Homecoming parade, so does the ambient weirdness in New Albany. It peaks on the...

That’s much better. Cultural appropriation wasn’t ever necessary just to walk for tacos

Earlier today there was a "taco walk" in downtown New Albany. It seemed to go fairly well. I even helped a bit at the...

Sunday Summary for 11 July 2021, or the links to what I’ve been writing...

Henceforth it is my aim to post a Sunday compendium of links here at the web site, these directing you to recent writings of...

Trust me, salads ARE a vegetable

Last Thanksgiving my wife's employer gifted the department with $25 coupons to be applied against purchases of turkey, ham and vegetables. Trust me when...

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40 Years in Beer, Part Eleven: The Fat Cats Deli & Pub was short-lived...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Ten: When friends actually did let friends drive drunk. My consciousness was forever altered by Europe. The obsessions engendered...

Diary: Maybe I’m just having a bad week, or month, or…

I can't recall a time in my life when "retirement" made sense. If you're doing what you love, as I mostly have, then why...

Does New Albany even have an intellectual history?

Originally written and published at NA Confidential on October 30, 2014. ON THE AVENUES: Does New Albany even have an intellectual history? The last time I...