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Beer Review: Interlude 2018 from Allagash Brewing Company

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Beer Snob Rob’s beer review: “Agave Maria” from Lost Abbey

Beer handle display and assorted bar kitch, Live Wire.

[Beer Snob Rob]

review: “Agave Maria” from Lost Abbey

by Reviewer Rob

So I was at this cozy little neighborhood bar called Live Wire tonight, having an arty short glass of “Agave Maria” (like “Ave Maria”, the song?) from Lost Abbey brewery.

Its taste is strong and thick, like molassesey […]

Workhorse IPA, from Laurelwood

in Portland, the Northwest Beer and Stripper Capitol

by Reviewer Rob

So I’m waiting to fly out of Portland at PDX and having only my second beer during this trip. The other was at The Kit Kat Club next to VG Donuts over the weekend. It was a mild amber IPA from Laurelwood, a local brewery, just […]

The Hand Of Glory


The Hand Of Glory
at California Institute Of Abnormalarts

Illustration of a Hand Of Glory and how it was used as a candle during a burglary.

by Reviewer Rob

A Hand of Glory was a tool used by malefactors in the criminal underworld of yesteryear. Think of it like a kind of supernatural roofie used by burglars and […]

Halloween at The Merrow


The Merrow Halloween Burlesque Show
A Not-So-Erotic Preview

by Reviewer Rob

The Merrow is a like a hidden secret spot getting fine use as a fine neighborhood watering hole in the part of town it’s in. Tucked back in away from the street behind one of the many restaurant-hookah bars cluttering San Diego city street retail districts, it’s […]

New: Bay City Brewing Company

[Time open: about a month]

“Sour Brown”
Bay City Brewing Company
3760 Hancock St
Ste A (right on the street)
San Diego, CA 92110
between Kurtz St & Channel Way
Phone number (619) 727-4926

review and amazing signage photo by Reviewer Rob

I stopped in to this new brewery in the Sports Arena area early tonight and the bartender turned me on to a […]

dual show reviews: Jose Sinatra, and Faking The Plunge Into Porn

Jose Sinatra, and Faking The Plunge Into Porn
how did it all sink to this?

Jose Sinatra at Ducky Waddles after the show during the start of his first ever Farewell Tour.

by Bob Yunger

Jose Sinatra, real name Bill Richardson, age 62, began his act in 1982 and had reached local legend status by 1994 when he […]

ten years ago this month: An Epic Oregon Roadtrip, 2005.

[Journal Archive]

Oregon Journey, 2005.
ten years ago, there was an epic road trip to Portland

by Reviewer Rob


Editor’s Note: In early Fall, 2005, I went on an exploratory expedition to the Northwest, driving from San Diego to Portland along the 101 from LA to SF and then up the 5 through Medford and into PDX, stopping finally […]