I am not impartial to the place by any means. In fact, I worked there while in my twenties, beginning in the late eighties while still in law school.
It was a time when life seemed endless and anything was possible; a time when the excesses of that decade were still in full swing.
The place was my provider, my confidant, my idol... and my world for seven years.
And it was a world unto itself. ...READ MORE
by Jane Adams
While I found the location to have had ample parking, a friendly staff, and a central location, I conversely found the basement room lacked space to sit down for a leisurely sip of the many flavors offered by the craft brewery.
As recently as two weeks ago, the brewery had a "soft open" of their new Bier Stube. A Bier Stube is a tavern or a cafe offering a German style beer and atmosphere.
I ordered a Grateful Red, which is a flavorful Scottish Style ale. A colleague of mine joined me after 20 minutes and tried the Smoked Porter. The Porter had the classic smoked flavor, but was not overdone like some other brands I have tasted.
I admired the artistic beer labels on the taps. The art work is offered for sale in the form of posters in the gift shop.
In a few weeks they will be offering a new flavor, a lighter Pilsner with a hint of orange blossom honey. As my friend and I chatted, we were offered free chips and a free soft pretzel, with the house special recipe mustard.
Eventually, the Stube is planning to offer Panninis, as well as other snacks, and to expand their food offerings soon.
As we finished our beverages, we chatted with another regular customer and watched as some businessmen pour into the open door after work. I have a feeling this place will not lack for future success and loyal followers, and that I will probably be one who will be back soon.
It was soon time to go home... but before we did, we grabbed a mix-a-six pack to take home for $15.
After a long day of work I enjoyed a Pitzer Perfect end!
Last month, when the skies were mostly gray and the stubborn temperatures refused to budge from arctic chill, I was lucky enough to be able to take a trip to New York City, to experience one night of the Allman Brothers' annual March run at the historic Beacon Theatre. This pilgrimage; on the years that I am fortunate enough to go, dusts out Winter's cobwebs and helps to reanimate me with a welcome glimpse of summer road trips ahead.
However, although the romantic dinner was a no-go, we fortunately found lots of quick bites along the way worthy of note. The following is a list of some our favorite stops this trip.
Served with a side of red beans and rice (plantains are another side offering), we loved the melt in your mouth chunks of meat on the bone, and were happily sated and even, uncomfortably full upon leaving. And the Cuban espresso style coffee is like jet fuel!
To view La Taza de Oro's menu, please click here.
For more information, visit Murray's Bagels website here.