Kloster Kreuzberg

Kreuzberg Monastery Brewery

If you ask military families who have been stationed in Germany and enjoy beer, most of them will be familiar with Kloster Kreuzberg; a mountaintop monastery and brewery in Bischofsheim an der Rhön, Germany. This weekend, we visited Kreuzberg for the first time. The drive from Wiesbaden to Bischofsheim an der … Continue reading

Oktoberfest in Mainz, Germany

at Mainzer Oktoberfest

It may not be the “real” Oktoberfest in Munich, but the city immediately next door to Wiesbaden throws a pretty good Oktoberfest celebration, too. The town is called Mainz, and its Oktoberfest is called “Mainzer Oktoberfest”. Nearly everyone in the (enormous) tent wore lederhosen and drindl; from old ladies and … Continue reading

Beautiful Buildings and Fresh Foods at the Mainz Market

Just across the River Rhine from Wiesbaden is Mainz. While Wiesbaden is the capital city in the state of Hessen, Mainz is the capital city in the state of Rheinland-Palatinate. Mainz was founded in 1 BC as a Roman military fort, and it’s impossible not to notice its rich history … Continue reading

Missouri Cheeses – A Follow Friday Guest Post

Guest Post Contributed by Michelle Marcus I recently returned from a trip to England where I got to taste many amazing cheeses, and each one was incredibly fresh. These cheeses I ate in England inspired me to help you find local, fresh cheese in Missouri. Featured last fall in Feast … Continue reading

Crashing a Small Town Oktoberfest

Early in Oktober (get it? har har har), Nick and I traveled to a small Colorado town. Said small town is best known for a big hole in the ground near it that you may have heard of — The Royal Gorge. The town is called Canon City, and its … Continue reading

Will Write for Wine with STLWineGirl

Last Wednesday, July 15th, I had the opportunity to participate in a food bloggers’ event with STLWineGirl, Angela Ortmann. The event, titled “Will Write for Wine”, was by invitation only, and I was flattered to be on the list. Angela’s classes are always informative, and I’ve enjoyed the classes and … Continue reading

St. Louis Food Bloggers’ Meetup

On August 12, Stephanie from Off the Eaten Path St. Louis and I will be hosting an informal food bloggers’ dinner at Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar on Locust Street in downtown St. Louis. This event is open to any St. Louis area food bloggers or social media friends … Continue reading

Small Town Missouri = Small Wine?

I recently dined at a small town Missouri pizza chain called Pogolino’s Pizza Place. The restaurant is located in a two-story house on a side street near downtown Desoto, Missouri. Inside, the restaurant’s walls were lined with booths not unlike those at fast food hamburger joints; hard plastic shells with … Continue reading

Spontaneous Tweetup STL

Last week I gave a mid-morning holler on twitter to see if anyone was interested in a spontaneous after-work tweet-up. My week wasn’t going great, and I wanted to surround myself with conversation and good company. At 5:30, twitter friends began trickling into Growler’s Pub on Lindbergh in Sunset Hills, Missouri (a … Continue reading

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