Some Tunes for the Times

Some Tunes for the Times

We’ve been thinking about what we’re missing with everybody practicing “social distancing” and trying to outlast this darned coronavirus. We’re missing the clink of silverware, the murmur of diners, and the laughter of a full and happy bar. We’re pub folks, and those...
Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

We’ve been through a lot since 1966. In late August of 1969, Hurricane Camille came through town. After wreaking havoc on Mississippi, and then making a swing through Tennessee and Kentucky, it made its way eastward across Virginia. Some areas of western Virginia saw...
The Workman’s Friend

The Workman’s Friend

“When things go wrong and will not come right Though you do the best you can When life looks black as the hour of night A pint of plain is your only man When money’s tight and hard to get And your horse has also ran When all you have is a heap of debt A pint of...
Corned Beef & Cabbage. Really?

Corned Beef & Cabbage. Really?

Went to New York City recently, and as is our wont, we went to Katz’s Deli. Remember that movie? “When Harry Met Sally”? That’s the place they went when Meg Ryan did that thing. Anyway, one of the reasons we stop there is because they serve a corned beef sandwich the...
Getting Real with St. Patrick

Getting Real with St. Patrick

So. March 17th. St. Patrick’s Day. That’s the day we all wear green, claim a bit of Irish blood, drink Irish beers, and celebrate St. Patrick – the quintessential Irishman – driving the snakes from Ireland… …Except that’s mostly all wrong. There was indeed a real “St....
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