Traverse City Beer Week: Day 1

Friday the 13th, I had a mason jar full of a craft beer in my sights and there was no looking back. "Traverse City Beer Week," he said.  "We have a hotel and we're staying until Monday.  Tonight is a pub crawl." His words have a singsongy effect on my brain, even though there's nothing singsongy … Continue reading Traverse City Beer Week: Day 1

J. Betskis and Why You Need to Go There

"I think we missed our turn." "Um...hold on.  I think this is it.  Does that say Franklin?" Somewhere on the 2nd page of Trip Advisor's 2015 Best Raleigh Restaurants list, dangling below even Chik-Fil-A (what the actual fuck...?) you'll find a listing for J. Betskis.  A mishmash of Polish, European and German food with a … Continue reading J. Betskis and Why You Need to Go There