As any North Carolinian knows, barbecue is a noun (it’s also a religion). Barbecue is NOT the thing you grill on. It’s not something you go to. It is a cooked pig. Period.
Matt is a family man with a great wife - Chris - and three awesome daughters. Matt has worked for IBM for over three decades in sales and marketing and communications. He is a guitar player in the local band - The Whisky Runners, an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, home brewer and a helluva cook with an opinion. Matt has been a contributor and consultant over the years for CaryCitizen.
Entries by Matt
Last week, the Carolina RailHawks faced the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers at Wake Med Soccer Park. The CaryCitizen team was there, in the SkyBox, as guests of the Carolina RailHawks organization.
Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 13, 2012. Don’t get caught unprepared, guys! Consider planning your celebration around a bottle of fine wine.
Let’s explore Mexico through cerveza. I chose a few you might want to try at your Cinco de Mayo party and act all “beer sommelier”.
Wheat beers are seen everywhere these days. They are low hopped (as in “not bitter”), tasty – often banana-y, straw-colored and generally hazy gold in color. Herewith, just in time for Spring, is my guide to enjoying the pleasures of wheat beers.
Just 6 years ago, North Carolina wasn’t even on the map when one talked about southern states with a “beer culture”. Now we are the southern state with the most breweries. A new book documents all the craft beer and breweries in North Carolina.
These amazing birds are called Cedar Waxwings. The reason they are so funny is they fly around, crashing into each other. They stumble. They fall out of trees. They fly into trees.
May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!
I chose Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery (self-proclaimed as “New England’s Craft Brewery”) to rep New England. I chose Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery as the New York representative.
Allen Yang is a senior at the Cary Academy. He is also one of 10 students nationwide selected to compete for $10,000 in the 2012 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician contest on Jan. 6, 2012 (9:30-11:00 a.m at Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA).