November 12, 2019

There’s something about fall days that just demand a drive through the woods. I suppose you could take a walk through the woods too, but if you’re planning on going where we were going, it would take way longer. Because it was on one of those gorgeous fall days that we...

November 12, 2019

Self-admittedly, Corey Hunley was a “skateboard punk from a small town” as a teenager.  It was only when his best friend lost interest in skating and turned to the guitar that Corey followed suit.  Wanting to continue the camaraderie of his friendship, Corey asked his...

November 11, 2019

What pairs better with a delicious craft beer than a good time? Its true, from concerts to sports events, we have a tendency to celebrate good times with good brew. Though this may very well be passed down tradition from the days of great battle in the arena, and other...

November 4, 2019

Cheesecakes are intimidating. There, I said it. I cook .. a lot .. and they have even intimidated me. Not an easy thing to do, because I’m pretty fearsome myself. Kinda like the big burly biker being scared of a little spider. Not that I am scared of spiders, in fact o...

September 30, 2019

Football Season is upon us and whether you’re a diehard fan or you’re just here for the
grub, I’ve got the dip you need for your next tailgating party. I took this to a recent Star City
Brewers Guild meeting (hey, we had the games on too!!) and I’m not joking when I sa...

September 9, 2019

...the time of year when your thoughts turn to pumpkin flavored everything, Halloween, football and, most certainly, beer! Reminds me of a song. Oooh that smell. Can’t you smell that pumpkin spiced latte. The Mrs. and I have been busy all summer, so we decided to gathe...

September 9, 2019

Groans, grunts, screams, scraping, grinding, slashing, laughing, hooting, howling.... Right? How about music? Considering the length of time it has been around, there is no shortage of Halloween music. But it was not always referred to as Halloween. The festival origin...

September 4, 2019

Becki Morrison spent many years in Roanoke with her husband, Mark; raising their sons, Jake and Jesse.  Being a full-time mom, as well as having a job, Becki was a busy lady.  She didn’t have a lot of time for artistic pursuits, and indeed had not sung publicly since h...

September 4, 2019

Madison Ruckel was destined to be king.  Barbecue King, that is.  His story began when he left his small hometown of Destin, Florida and followed his family history to Charleston, South Carolina.  There, he studied culinary arts at the College of Culinary Arts at Johns...

September 4, 2019

From teacher to homebrewer, to award-winning homebrewer & Guild President, to professional brewer, Bryan Summerson owner and head brewer at Big Lick Brewing Company, one of the hottest Roanoke locations for great beer and live music, has come a long way. 

The Summersons...

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