Posted on 28 March 2013
Siren Hall is one of Mike Albaugh’s Picks for its scrumptious Seared Sea Scallops. Here’s the write-up:
Pearlescent divers scallops are seared and served alongside pork belly confit, Parmesan risotto, shaved Brussels sprouts and finished with truffle-infused veal demi-glace. Posting
Posted on 22 March 2013
Green Elk Rapids Days Reception-Fundraiser
Sunday April 21, 3-5 p.m., at Blue Heron Gallery
Please join us to celebrate Earth Day, learn about Green Elk Rapids 2013
and why we work to make our village more “green.”
Enjoy local beverages, local hor d’oeuvres, local talent.
Suggested $10 donation
Chair person: 231-264-0618
Posted on 19 March 2013
Meijer presented plan modifications that included adding around 4800 square feet to the store, as well as less noticeably changes like moving the location of the pharmacy and bottle return. The commission approved the changes in an unanimous vote. UpNorthLive
Posted on 27 February 2013
In 1978, there were 89 breweries in the United States; at the beginning of this year, there were 2,336, with an average of one new brewery per day. Most of them are tiny, but a handful, like Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada, have become large national brands. At the same time, sales of Budweiser in the United States have dropped for 25 consecutive years. NYT
But there is consolidation afoot, starting at the top. I’ve posted before about the pending merger between the parent companies of Budweiser and Corona. The Justice Department is investigating it for possible monopolistic tendencies.
What will become of the craft brewers? Time will tell. See also: Is Bud afraid of craft beer?
Special thanks to britlog for pointing out this article.
Posted on 03 February 2013
On Super Bowl Sunday, millions of Americans will devour chicken wings as they watch the Baltimore Ravens duke it out with the San Francisco 49ers. That’s 1.23 billion to be exact. So says the National Chicken Council, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association for whom this weekend’s Super Bowl is, well, their Super Bowl.
“This is without a doubt the biggest day of the year for chicken wings,” said Tom Super, the group’s vice president for communications. Politico
At two wings per chicken, that’s a lot of poultry.
Also see: The Great Chicken Wing Shortage of 2013 – Slate