April 11, 2011 |
Charles Cicciarella, a 36-year-old e-learning specialist from Toronto, had been fat for as long as he could remember. He was a target of bullies during his school years and then ballooned in his early 20s when he began a lucrative career that enabled an immobile lifestyle. "I was so lazy that I'd get a cab instead of walking a block and have groceries delivered to me rather than shop," he said. "For air travel I'd get two business-class seats — or, better yet, take a private jet. " By age 29, Cicciarella was ordering McDonald's up to eight times a day and consuming three cases of root beer and a dozen gallons of butterscotch ice cream a week.
June 24, 2010 |
Grand Teton Brewing Black Cauldron Lagers and light ales for summer, dark brews in winter. That's as much an established principle — or cliché — as white wine with white meat, red wine with red. But for its summer seasonal, Grand Teton makes the very darkest sort of ale, a Russian imperial stout. Let's play along and see what it's up to. Black Cauldron pours very dark, practically black, with a dark tan head. It has a slight citrus and dried-fruit nose, but this beer is really about roasted flavors (from two varieties of caramel malt and a little bit of rauchbier -style smoked malt)
HOME & GARDEN
July 25, 2009 |
I've been giving it serious thought, and I'm pretty convinced spiders are taking over the world. Not that they wouldn't do a better job. In the kitchen, there's a web running from the skylight to the stove. It glistens in the morning light, which leads me to think it's fresh. Fresher than most things in our kitchen. In the yard, there are webs everywhere, mostly stemming from the giant magnolia tree. Trust me, there is no unemployment in the spider world.
January 28, 2009 |
Root beer is back. That's right, root beer -- the dark brown stuff, cola's elder brother, the foundation of that most perfect of soda fountain drinks: the root beer float. Not too long ago, you were lucky to find more than a couple of brands of root beer anywhere. Today, if you look around, you can choose among old favorites, regional brands that have become available here and a raft of novel brews that expand the very definition of root beer. (For good or ill.
September 3, 2006 |
Hood River, Ore. Oct. 7: In this land of forthright beer lovers, the Hood River Hops Fest brings together 35 regional breweries and four wineries. "They take their beer seriously here," said festival official Michele Sliwa. Adults can sample brews, homemade sodas, root beer and other beverages, as well as bratwurst, Mexican food and other fare served up by local vendors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2006 |
Roll up your windows; it's time to go home. Ontario's A&W drive-in, the last root beer stand in Southern California with carhop service, is closing Sunday. In the birthplace of fast food, where car culture is king, the carhop is going the way of the Model T. For 46 years, the curbside servers at A&W -- on and off roller skates -- have delivered their signature root beer floats in frosty glass mugs right to your driver's seat.