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 »

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 »
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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 »

U2 Kicked My Ass @ The United Center

U2 Kicked My Ass @ The United Center
U2 completely kicked my ass at the United Center! The eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour was a two-fold ass whooping. The music being one punch, while the stage show is a whole ‘nother uppercut. Check out this footage from”The Blackout” as Bono tries to claw his way out of the video screen. These four men might... 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 »

Why I Never Listened To Coldplay's "X & Y"

Why I Never Listened To Coldplay's "X & Y"
I bought a mint copy of Coldplay’s X&Y from the cut outs at Waiting Room Records for a dollar. Today, some 13 years later, was the first time I heard it all the way through. When it was released in 2005, I was dealing with severe Coldplay burnout. You see my brother had got wind... Read more »

Older Daughter Becoming Very Jealous Of Little Sister

Older Daughter Becoming Very Jealous Of Little Sister
Lately, my older daughter, who is 5, has become very jealous of her little sister, age 3. When they are not fighting they are best friends. But twice in the last week, Abby has struck her younger sister Paige over things that don’t seem worthwhile. I understand fighting over toys because they both take ownership... Read more »
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Always Push The Mosquito Spray When Camping

Always Push The Mosquito Spray When Camping
It’s like that Baz Luhrmann song says, “always wear sunscreen.” Might I add, always wear your bug spray, and NEVER drink too much before setting up your tent. I firmly stand by all of these rules. But, sometimes you get excited and stop at Greenbush Brewing for their 7 Year Anniversary IPA (7 Years of... Read more »