Posts Tagged ‘beer’

© janet m. webb 2016

Do you have proof of age with you this week?

Recently, we attended The Who concert in Chicago.  The Who was great, the crowd…interesting!  Prior to and during the concert, there was much alcohol consumed, but there were some good, alcohol-related oddball photo ops in the United Center that night for those of us still focusing clearly.  Cheers!

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On international flights, drinks are free, so on the way back from my trip to France last fall, I indulged in a beer. Because I flew Lufthansa, the beer was, of course, German beer.  Not so odd, perhaps, but quite tasty, despite not being a dark beer, my preferred beer tipple.

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For my oddball entry this week, I offer you a glimpse of one of my favorite neon signs.  I guarantee you’ll enjoy a Fat Tire more than a flat tire.  If you’re not a beer drinker, you can enjoy this one calorie- and alcohol-free.               Cheers!

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When you decide to do your bit to support the local economy by having a beer at a nearby microbrewery, you don’t expect to end up in an industrial park!  When I agreed to meet Bill, I figured it would be easy.  But when I got to the end of the street, I hadn’t spotted the brewery and it took Bill’s call to direct me back behind the line of buildings to Solemn Oath Brewery, one of Naperville’s growing attractions.

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You say it’s your birthday
Well it’s my birthday too–yeah
You say it’s your birthday
We’re gonna have a good time
I’m glad it’s your birthday
Happy birthday to you.
–The Beatles

Friday was Bill’s birthday (and mine is coming up mid-month, making the song almost true), so we took time out of the day to have lunch together at Naf Naf, http://www.nafnafgrill.com/, a Mediterranean restaurant with the perfect mix of delicious food and fast service. Even with many people getting take-out, it can be difficult to find a table, but we managed. (more…)

Saturday night, back home from my friend-and-food foray to Champaign/Urbana, Bill and I were headed to one of our favorite restaurants in the Naperville area, Chef Amaury’s 33 West, AKA Chef Amaury’s Epicurean Affair, located in Aurora, Illinois.  It was a beer-and-snack night, but if you want to see what the fabulous, often locally-sourced, menu looks like, take a quick peek at my post about our anniversary dinner there last September: https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/a-chefs-tasting-menu/.  Just don’t do it while you’re hungry!

I decided to dress up a bit and put on my boots that aren’t really made for walking, at least not too far, but that Bill loves:

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