The caption on this picture translated: 2 Martini Pete (old nick-name) w/beer N&E (Nick & Eddie – NW corner of Sullivan and Spring Streets Manhattan, NYC) – in 1993. Back then I had already tucked three years of being an editor at the Beverage Media Network and it showed.
After I wrote Cooking & Eating with beer in 1996 I was lucky enough to be part of the Boston Dine Around festival in 2000, working with the folks at Harpoon and what was then Upstairs at the Pudding in Cambridge, MA. Pictured below is yours truly with Mary Katherine (owner of “Upstairs”) and Al Marzi, the head brewer at Harpoon at the time.
Anyone covering the beer industry had to have had at least one sit-down meeting with Michael Jackson. The picture below was taken in 2001 at a bar I can’t remember except that it was in SoHo (NYC).
Next comes a reminder of better times… this one was taken at The Alchemist Brewpub in Waterbury, VT in 1210.
Just in case you didn’t know it… beer IS for breakfast… at least in 2012 it is in New Hampshire!