| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Back in high school when Sharon Day was building herself as the greatest athlete to come out of Costa Mesa High, she competed in volleyball, soccer and track and field.
In the spring, she excelled in track and field. At most meets, she racked up...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Disregard, for now, the popular pre-election question of which candidate you’d rather have a beer with. The real sudsy issue at hand is whether the alcoholic brew is healthful.
That’s the claim being made by Alexis Nasard, chief commercial...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 12:11 PM
During the recession, offering deals on meals was key to getting restaurant patrons through the door. These days, that may no longer be the case.
Combo packages and value menus don't have the same allure for customers that they had in the downturn,...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Yes -- the new gas, package and casino station with a red-light camera can go right there. -- Robert H. Bills, Granby
I LOVE going to mass on Sunday! -- Bob Karalus, East Hampton
It's either seeing my friend Thomas Hooker or Sam...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:16 AM
The St. Patrick’s Day beer with the best reputation? Hint: It’s not Irish.
Samuel Adams is the suds brand that is best perceived in the U.S. by adults of drinking age, according to YouGov BrandIndex. The research firm’s Buzz Score...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The day before this year's Super Bowl, Whole Foods Coral Springs will hold its sixth annual Beer-Offs. The grocery chain is looking for "beer connoisseurs" to judge eight brews at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.
Anyone with a little beer knowledge and a valid,...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:25 PM
The brewmaster said "mouthfeel" and I knew I was in over my head.
This was some years ago, surrounded by fellow beerophiles in the belly of the beast at the Sam Adams brewery in Boston. Sam's top hop-ologists did their experiments here, a lab of sorts to...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Some occasions require a touch of romance.
Nothing too formal or over the top — no scattered rose petals or strolling violins. Just good, interesting food served capably in a special setting.
Baldwin's Station in historic Sykesville is just the...
| Feb 8, 2013
Mizner Park's forest-fantasy Italian restaurant and movie-theater combo offers $5 artisanal cocktails in the bar and lounge area during happy hour. Mixologist Adam Seger got his liquor-industry wings learning wines in California and working Chicago's...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Boston Beer Co., one of the oldest -- and largest -- craft beer brands in America, announced this week that it would begin canning its signature Samuel Adams Boston Lager. The amber lager will be available in specially designed "Sam Cans" this summer, and...
| Jan 13, 2012
Broncos versus Patriots is much more than Tim Tebow vs. Tom Brady. Now, the mayors of Denver and Boston have gotten into the act, and they're sniping back and forth about one of those traditional friendly wagers over sporting events.......