The Burnham at CBD Bar (Christchurch, NZ)

Of the pizzas she's had in Christchurch, my daughter likes best the wood-fired ones served, not at a pizzeria but a brewery out in the borough of Woolston. Known for award-winning beers that they've been crafting since 2010, Cassels & Sons added a gastropub to the brewery. Enter the pizzas. I've eaten there three times on the way back... Continue Reading →

Better Than Your Average Brew Pub: Falling Sky Brewing (Eugene, OR)

Craft breweries are springing up almost everywhere. The Pacific Northwest has seen its mini-explosion start business only within the last decade. It's fun when the beer is served in a pub setting, even more so when there are noshes, too. Most of these places are content to sell burgers, fries and pizza, maybe chicken wings. It's the rare... Continue Reading →

Belgian Sour Beer at Brouwer’s (Seattle, WA)

Last year, my wife and her friends happened to be passing by a beer fest being celebrated at Brouwer's, a highly regarded tavern in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. There was a line of people outside and a sandwich board that advertised a Belgian sour beer, among other kinds. Our first taste of sour ale was... Continue Reading →

The Goat Tavern (Mt. Shasta, CA)

VIA magazine pointed us to a gem of a diner, Nancy's Airport Cafe, in Willows, and also highly recommended the The Goat Tavern in Mt Shasta, 150 miles north. According to the article's writer, a food critic for San Francisco magazine, "I found spiritual uplift less than a mile off the highway in a juicy... Continue Reading →

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