Beefeater MIXLDN Regional Heat at Affäre

Beefeater MIXLDN Regional Heat at Affäre

The US Bartender Guild of KC hosted the Beefeater MIXLDN Regional Heat at Affäre on Monday, August 17th, from 5 – 9 pm. I was hired to photograph the event. Andrew Olsen won the heat and will compete in the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival next....
2015 Arts and Crafts Beer Festival

2015 Arts and Crafts Beer Festival

Held August 21-22, the 2015 Arts and Crafts Beer Festival at Screenland Armour once again demonstrated why it is one of the better local beer festivals. Adam Roberts and Brent Miller founded the festival two years ago as a showcase of craft beer, films, live music...

Blogger Blackmail. What’s Your Motivation?

I read a post this morning by Dianne Jacob on Will Write for Food about “blogger blackmail.” Her post prompts to me wonder about bloggers and ask, “What’s your motivation?” Jacob is a former editor-in-chief at various media companies and...
Rhode Island Reds

Rhode Island Reds

My sister Mary and brother-in-law Randy bought eight Rhode Island Red chicks about sixteen weeks ago. Randy, a farm boy from Iowa that defected to Kansas years ago, got the urge to have chickens so they would have fresh eggs. Living in Stilwell, they had enough space...
Craft Beer Guide to St. Louis

Craft Beer Guide to St. Louis

Earlier this summer, I took a 3-day weekend trip to St. Louis to research 12 area craft breweries for a Craft Beer Guide to St. Louis published as a booklet in River Front Times in August. I wrote the 72-hour travel guide, seasonal offerings for fall and the...