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Hippo Campus Release New Record & I Lament About Trips To The Record Store

Hippo Campus Release New Record & I Lament About Trips To The Record Store
Yesterday Hippo Campus released the long-awaited, follow up, to their stellar debut, Landmark, called Bambi. Albums, for those who don’t know, are released on Fridays now and you don’t go to the record store to buy them, but they magically appear in Spotify. This is the new record store. The old record store was a... Read more »

Ready Or Not Chicago, Fall Is In The Air

Ready Or Not Chicago, Fall Is In The Air
Yesterday I stepped out of the house to a chill in the air. Nothing violent, but I noticed my short sleeved shirt wasn’t enough? Then today my greatest fear was confirmed. Fall is here. Didn’t Summer just begin? I love fall but hate what follows. Chicago winters are a dirty disaster that seems to never end.... Read more »

Happy Hour At Bombshell Brewing? You Should Go!

Happy Hour At Bombshell Brewing? You Should Go!
Thinking about hitting happy hour at Bombshell Brewing? If you’re in the area, you should go. Tucked away in the beautiful, wooded town of Holly Springs, is a brewpub with a lot of nightlife, and some good beers. Fresh off our flight from Chicago, we arrived in North Carolina to a text from friends (we were... Read more »
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Would You Like Extra Hair On Your Pizza?

Would You Like Extra Hair On Your Pizza?
Man, I miss Grandma Franklin. The long-running joke around the house was that she put extra hair on everything, including pizza. Yes, you heard that right; hair. I’m sure it was just an accidental thing, but it seemed that “white hair” was an added topping to almost everything we ate. That’s an exaggeration, but you... Read more »

For Great Pizza & Beer In Downtown Raleigh, Visit Trophy Brewing

For Great Pizza & Beer In Downtown Raleigh, Visit Trophy Brewing
North Carolina is an amazing place to be these days, especially if you’re a craft beer lover. For the last few years, we’ve been visiting friends in the Raleigh-Durham where there is a glut of good food and drink. One of our favorite places serving incredible beer and pizza is Trophy Brewing. The beer is... Read more »

Tomoka Brewing Crowlered The Wrong Beer, Twice!

Tomoka Brewing Crowlered The Wrong Beer, Twice!
Another stop on the way to Disneyworld was Tomoka Brewing. A recommendation from another craft beer fan, who said they were “doing big things.” I will agree, the beer was good, and the selection was vast. For instance they have a Black Drink Coffee Black IPA that really impressed me. Local coffee and a thick,... Read more »
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Break From The Madness of Disney, Head To Crooked Can Brewing

Break From The Madness of Disney, Head To Crooked Can Brewing
We were switching hotels and had some time to kill before returning to the madness of the happiest place on earth, Disneyworld. We found a brewery less than twenty minutes away and decided to veer from the mouse’s path to one a little more crooked. Lodged in the middle of the Wintergarden neighborhood, at the Plant... Read more »

Begyle's Christmas In July Is For Beer Geeks & Glass Freaks

Begyle's Christmas In July Is For Beer Geeks & Glass Freaks
I say beer geek because not many other people would want to drink vintage Christmas beers. I say glass freak because you have to love beer to buy Christmas glassware during the dog days of Summer. I’m a bit of both, but I digress. We’re summoning the spirit of Christmas past by tapping kegs of... Read more »

We Took A Bus To Rip's Tavern To Eat Fried Chicken

We Took A Bus To Rip's Tavern To Eat Fried Chicken
…and it was AMAZING! Troy has been talking about Rip’s Tavern, in Ladd, Illinois, for awhile now. Supposedly they have the best fried chicken on earth? So, he rented a bus (a Mercedes-Benz bus), packed it full of beer, and the five of us drove three hours to eat fried chicken. Four of us were... Read more »
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Find Your Happy Place In Chicago

Find Your Happy Place In Chicago
There’s a pop up in Chicago that wants to help you find your happy place. Whether it be in pictures, or in real life, the folks behind Happy Place want to see you smile. “this massive pop-up experience is filled with larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms, and dozens of moments curated to... Read more »