Author Archives: Brandy Hauman

New Night Ranger!

Wow… the synth walks that line of retro cool and stale. Awesome guitars. This is damn catchy and I can see this being one I’ll crank this summer.

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Guss’s Pickles are back (for a short while)!

It’s unclear if this is only a one day event (as The Village Voice says) or until November (as Gothamist reports), but Guss’s Pickles are back on the LES, baybee! Now I need to go down to the Hester Street … Continue reading

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Hoist a cold one next week!

Guess what time it is? Yup, it’s American Craft Beer Week! There are events in all 50 states so get out there and find a nice American microbrew. There’s a page on their website that lists events… it’s not the … Continue reading

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Facebook makes yet more changes, affecting contests

Once again Facebook is making changes to their contest guidelines. Some of them merely conform to current regulations, basically equal to the old standby “no purchase necessary”, but others go way past that. I just wonder how this will affect … Continue reading

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Good Eats is over… long live Alton Brown

So, it seems my earlier post about GE continuing was premature. As much as I love the show, if he feels like he’s said all he can in this format I’m ok with that. So long as we still get … Continue reading

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Happy wine fact of the day

Fact: exposure to wine can help fight gum disease. Exposure to wine had a persistent antibacterial effect, due to the organic compounds that fight bacteria. Of course, the acidity in wine can be bad for your teeth’s enamel, so as … Continue reading

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Maryland is a go!

Wine lovers in MD rejoice! You can buy direct from the winery starting July 1. Now when will my home state get on board??

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Tablet computing… in a restaurant

I was just having this discussion the other day with my husband. Soon tablet style computers will be inexpensive enough that we’ll get to the tipping point, where it will become more than a novelty to see one used in … Continue reading

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No beer at the royal wedding!

Makes the Queen seem rather easily offended: “Let’s face it, it isn’t really an appropriate drink to be serving in the Queen’s presence at such an occasion.” I’m wondering if there will really be English wine served. Global climate … Continue reading

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Do you QR?

If not, you should think about it. I’ve got a QR code right here, and I’ve even considered sending it out instead of an actual resume… but I’m not sure how well that might go over. The thing that brings … Continue reading

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