I stood there, straddling the white line that separated shoulder from highway, wondering whether I actually wanted to do this. The cloud cover broke and allowed the April sun to warm me from above. I closed my eyes, lifted my face toward the heat, and let that warmth soothe my doubt. The air smelled of… Read more »
Posts By: Tyler Laing
Recently, the Martlet dropped by the office of ForkJoy, a startup company with a website and iPhone app that gives users the ability to review and upload pictures of a restaurant’s individual food items.
(Part of the Martlet’s April Fools’ spoof issue)
An introduction to screech
My discovery of La Floridita may have come from a New Year’s desire to drink something new, but cocktail-inspired time travel — in this case, to Hemingway-era Cuba — shouldn’t be reserved for the holidays.
On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, I discovered the country’s national drink is called mamajuana. Yes, it sounds just like that — “mama wanna.” Now, I know what you’re thinking, because I thought the same thing: the Spanish pronunciation sounds oddly sexual to the English-honed ear. Something about the wanna, maybe. Turns out,… Read more »
What cocktail better tickles your tastebuds with fingers of holiday delight than rum and eggnog?
“Sometimes when I’m really desperate to learn information in a short amount of time, I’ll just sort of walk around my apartment with my textbook balanced on my head, and … the concentration of balancing this textbook on your head helps take the information from the textbook and puts it just directly into your brain.”
The author of Ecclesiastes made a fan out of me with the words, “I commend enjoyment,” for I, too, commend enjoyment. And just after this initial commendation comes the lasting legacy of Ecclesiastes: “there is nothing better for people under the sun than to eat, and drink, and enjoy themselves.”
If it’s green beer you long for, at least in an environmental sense, there is another option, and one that can be explored on days other than March 17 — any Lighthouse Brewing Company (LBC) brew.