Category: Features

Thirty Years of Thunder

Ride of the Patriots

I don’t often write about my personal thoughts in this blog. Sure, a lot of bloggers tend to share their opinions, their latest recipe triumph (or failure), a recent how-to project or the trials and...


2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Every year my intention is to publish the gift guide earlier, but seriously…what happened to the fall of 2016? Whooosh….it’s prime time Christmas season. At least Hanukkah is later in the month (beings Dec....


November-December 2016 Events

BBQ Festival

A listing of events happening around the country involving Barbecue, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles…… We are heading into the last part of the year, but there is still...


Making a Difference

Be the Change U Want to See

It’s no secret there is a lot of serious, stressful and ridiculous information being thrown at us from every media outlet on the planet over the past several weeks. Drama stemming from the upcoming...


Summer Grilling Tunes

Grilling playlist image

It’s hard to believe we are heading into the Independence Day weekend already. Wasn’t Memorial Day just about two weeks ago? Hmmm…guess not. That being said, this is a huge cookout weekend and I..cannot…wait!...


Fathers Day Gift Ideas–2016

Fathers Day main pic

I tried to find gift ideas that might be a bit different—no ties or golf-related items {wink}. Links to resources in the product names.   Photo at top by Eugene Spiegel


Brew for Kerri

Kerris Cure pic

Today marks the premiere of a very special collaboration between 20 craft breweries in the Northern Virginia area. You see, weeks ago an idea was launched and people in the brewing industry gathered together...


2015 Gift Guide

Grate Bites Gift Guide

One of the things I’m pretty good at: shopping. I’ve scoured the web for a variety of items that I actually wouldn’t mind finding under my tree. Links to resources in the product names. Homebrew...