Woody’s Whine

Where’s Da Beef?

Da Beef So over the past several issues I’ve offered you my take on popular quick service burgers – MacDonald’s was an easy choice. Sometime later we took it up a step to more serious burger restaurants and Scratch Kitchen was also an easy winner….

Another Round in Burger World

Hopefully you’ll recall that I offered you my thoughts on the basic burger last year when we did a taste test of the three most popular quick service restaurants sampling Burger King, McDonald’s and Wendy’s. Our biggest challenge was literally trying to find the same…

He Really Grew Up in It

Dan Zepponi is not what he appears to be – and you’d never guess who he really is. He arrives about 30 minutes late for our interview last October due to a “business meeting” running a bit long, not a problem as my wife and…

Sips and Tips

Information regards food and wine flies by me at a sometimes overwhelming rate throughout the day and night, seven days a week. Some of it I snatch down, some of it I review and move on and a lot of it just goes away. I…

Two Wines and Three Burgers

In this edition I bring you my thoughts on a trio of events with a trio of tastes embedded as I report on two wine tastings and do a burger review to save you the time and trouble and as an extra added attraction comment…

Oh, it’s Burgundy, I could never know about Burgundy

I’m going to be frank with you at the outset, if you really, really only drink wine that costs less than $10 a bottle and don’t want to learn anything new today turn the page now and I’ll look for you the next time. Okay…

Looking at Wine From More Than Three Views

As you know I spend a considerable amount of time and energy following all aspects of the food and wine industry tasting, sampling and visiting with folks in the know so that you will know too and this edition of my “Whine” is no exception….

Cheese is Like Wine, Except You Cut It

In my vast preparation for this article I visited two states, spent time with three cheesemakers and in between figured out that making cheese is quite similar to making wine, follow along. We first visited a very small cheese maker late last summer who makes…

Three for two

I have in the past expounded on the cornucopia we celebrate as well as the gluttony we often find ourselves faced with when it comes to food consumption this time of the year. As I will restate –  there is only one reason for the…

Goodness by the Inch

Some people would be thrilled to have a good sub sandwich shop within several miles of their house so how lucky are you if you live near the central business district of Forest Park and have two great ones within blocks of each other and…

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