rice pilaf

On the Inca Trail with Chef “Super” Mario

There was a vibrant yellow tablemat that caught my eye as I entered the green dining tent. Made of alpaca fiber, it had Inca designs woven into it in red, green, and blue, which were a perfect contrast against the green tablecloth. The dining table, gleaming with stainless steel crockery, was set for the group. Three couples in all —…

Colonel Sign. Photo by Melissa Tabeek

Colonel Microbrewery – A Lebanese surfer who sold everything to follow his dream

Beer culture is diversifying and slowly growing in Lebanon. In a country where only one brand, Almaza, once dominated, entrepreneurs and companies are taking advantage of a burgeoning marketplace for brews. Existing microbrewery 961 Beer, which has been around since the war-torn days of 2006, has released new flavors and Almaza even recently debuted a strong pilsner, Al Rayiss. Kassatly…


Projector Party

You really can’t argue with food, beer and video games.  Videos already have a uniquely powerful appeal, so it’s not hard to imagine that with the added inducements of beer, food and music something like a Projector Party would draw a sizable and lively crowd. Such was the case at Aeronaut Brewery just outside of Somerville’s Union Square on October…


A Halloween Inspired Movie List, Part Two: The Television Edition

There are only a couple of Halloween traditions I observe, eating candy, sticking a pumpkin on the porch, listening to the Hollywood Saloon’s “The Shape of Fear” podcast and loading up on scary movies and television shows in the 31 days before Halloween.   Although serialized scares are popular year round they seem to have a special hold over us particularly…


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