Author archives: christina dore

  • News for Brews

    Mar 19, 13 • 2143 Views • Drink Features, GRUB & GUZZLE1 Comment

    Living so close to downtown, I don’t find myself passing through Ogden frequently. Every now and then I cruise north on Market, and drive by the myriad car dealerships and restaurants. However, a few short weeks ago, I found myself traveling along this...

  • Cirque Delights

    Mar 12, 13 • 7243 Views • Art, ARTSY SMARTSYNo Comments

    Carnival of Dreams Friday, March 15th, 8 p.m. • $7 Juggling Gypsy • 1612 Castle St. www.jugglinggypsy.com The Juggling Gypsy’s reputation tends to fluctuate in this town. Labels like “hippie hookah place” or “burner dive bar” are pretty familiar...

  • Always be Mine

    Feb 5, 13 • 1683 Views • Drink Features, GRUB & GUZZLENo Comments

    My Dearest: It’s February so that means a “holiday” is fast approaching. You know the one, dear, cold pint of frothy love: The “Hallmark holiday” (as the jaded and apathetic folk like to refer to it). My relationship is reaching its fourth year, two...

  • Vintage Vaudeville

    Feb 5, 13 • 2027 Views • Art, ARTSY SMARTSYNo Comments

    The Moonshine Cabaret Friday, February 8th, 9 p.m. Juggling Gypsy Entertainment Parlor 1612 Castle Street 910-763-2223 • $5 Before the great depression, the 1920s were a prosperous time for the economy, literature and women’s suffrage. Due to Prohibition,...

  • Friends ‘til the End

    Nov 6, 12 • 640 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, MusicNo Comments

    Rock’n the Ribbon Benefit Saturday, 11/10 • Battleship Park Car show: 8 a.m. – 2p.m. • Free Concert: 3 p.m. – until • $12 www.wheelsthatheal.net Last summer, after receiving a call from hospice, Angelo Lambiase drove over to visit his dear...

  • The Glorious Grail

    Oct 16, 12 • 979 Views • Drink Features, GRUB & GUZZLENo Comments

    Lighthouse Beer Festival Saturday, October 20th 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; noon for VIP tickets 3400 Randall Parkway $13 (designated drivers)-$45/VIP www.lighthousebeerfestival.com Well, here we are again: that glorious season where beer is joyfully celebrated and...

  • The Fall Brews

    Oct 2, 12 • 918 Views • Drink Features, GRUB & GUZZLENo Comments

    It’s always such a relief when fall arrives. The summer humidity, while still lingering, slowly dissipates each day, and I find myself opening a window at night to let in the gentle breeze of autumn air. With the climate and season shift, my beer choices...

  • Hoppy Delight

    Jul 31, 12 • 810 Views • Drink Features, Food Features, GRUB & GUZZLENo Comments

    Bird and Beer Thurs., August 2nd The Beam Room, 6:30 p.m. Front St. Brewery, 9 North Front Street www.frontstreetbrewery.com It’s not very often i find myself preparing a specific meal to drink with a particular beer—or vice versa. If I happen to indulge...

  • Brew Fest Gets New Location

    May 15, 12 • 870 Views • Drink Features, GRUB & GUZZLENo Comments

    Carolina’s Brewery Invitational Saturday, May 19th, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. 101 N. Front St. $30 • www.goodvibesbrew.com Last year, I broke my Beer Fest cherry at the Pleasure Island Brewery Invitational. My coworkers and I got a free pass to come in, set...

  • Brewing the NC Way

    Apr 25, 12 • 832 Views • Drink Features, GRUB & GUZZLENo Comments

    “NC Craft Beer and Breweries” by Erik Lars Myers Book siging/reading at Cape Fear Wine and Beer • 139 N. Front St. 4/27, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. While on the phone with erik Lars Myers, author and founder of Mystery Brewery, I found a lot of similarities...