I hope they decide to serve papa rellena,empanadas, Jamaican patties and coladas.
Ponycarfan raises a good question: what's gonna happen to the Penguin sign? Do you know, Kim?
I feel slightly responsible for the Thomas Street Tavern name, not sure how that happened, I was only a helper so I can't remember exactly how it got that name but I know I was working on the menu and stuff back then with the original people (could still be the same people I have no idea) in the rubble of the post office. I never thought about it though until I read this lol. Looking forward to Comida my favorite food in the world.
She should auction-off the sign for charity
Oh, someone should let Thomas Street Tavern know ... Thanks @Tommy Brill.
It's Thomas AVENUE, not street.
Cheers to the people who say "let's put our life savings on the line and do this thing" . Welcome to the 'hood' Comida.
@RIPCopyEditing I guess we were a little excited and published too quickly. Thanks for the heads up.
Typo in the subhead - should be Comida, not Comdia.
How wonderful! This is great news. I really like that the produce will be locally farmed.
love it !
To everyone with questions about fiber in juicing or including fruit-- it is fine to use a blender in some cases, especially if the vegetable contains mostly soluble fiber or you are throwing in a few good fruits (which typically contain more soluble fiber than leafy greens). The juicing process keeps most of the soluble fiber from the vegetables intact, it just removes the insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber slows digestion just enough to let your body completely absorb all those important nutrients. Leafy greens like the ones in green juice contain a lot of insoluble fiber which at times can push it through your system too fast for you to get the important nutrients. That's why juicing is good. It is an abundance of insoluble fiber that you should watch out for-- since your body cannot digest it, it quickly goes through your system resulting in faster bowel movements, but less time for your body to absorb those important vitamins and minerals. It is not always a bad thing though-- especially if you are constipated it can be a quick fix. So if you are juicing mainly vegetables and can't stand the taste, throwing in a few low sugar fruits with high soluble fiber can be tastier and more beneficial. Or if you are blending your fruits and veggies rather than juicing, make sure you have more soluble fiber rich items than insoluble.
If you are accustomed to the taste of veggies, then by all means, follow Vani's suggestions to a T because it is definitely valuable information. Just remember to always do your research and to keep both sources of fiber in your diet in some form for a healthy digestive system.
Here are a few links to help explain:
theres nothing worse than waiting for a seat for breakfast - ughghghghghghg
They went to 300 East, too!
Really key is specialization. Olde Meck has succeeded partly because they ONLY do German-style beer. Every other brewery in Charlotte (other than the new Sugar Creek) does all kinds of styles, without specializing in anything...and that's a recipe in the future for mediocrity. So far I think the quality of all Charlotte brewers has gone up--WAY up--from their first years of brewing...Still I'd like to see the brewers take serious risks--by really specializing in particular styles, and then perfecting them. Belgians and IPA just aren't brother beers, and shouldn't be made in the same house. Better to do one thing, or at least one family of beer... REALLY WELL!
The market will saturate only if every new brewery tries to do the same thing. So far the Charlotte scene has some very high quality (i.e. "world class") offerings in several categories: NoDa with Hop Drop 'N Roll American Pale Ale, OMB with classic German styles such as Altbier (Copper) and Maibock (Fruh Bock), Sugar Creek on the Belgian side (Dubbel, Saison).
At present there's a perception that each new entry is simply trying to "out-hop" the competition, coming up with near-undrinkable 95IBU concoctions.
Your article is great. Here are some additional points:
1) The breweries/taprooms themselves offer something to the public beyond the beer that is distributed to taps and shelves. Granted, a brewery can't survive by taproom alone (or can they?), but every taproom is different, and is enjoyed by a different audience. Charlotte has A LOT of room left, both geographically and demographically, for more taproom experiences.
2) I understand Brawley's comment about SKU overload, but he and other retailers offer a VAST selection not just from Charlotte, but from all over the state and the region. As the number of (quality) Charlotte products grow, I think that many retailers will be able to (and will choose to) shrink their focus to a much more local base.
3) Another market you didn't touch on is the take-home growler market. Again, geographically, just in Meck and the surrounding counties, there is still lots of room for growler shops serving up local craft beer for the consumer to enjoy at home. Growler specialty shops are new and not yet time-tested, but watching the likes of Total Wine, Harris Teeter, and Stateline Elite dip a toe in this market should indicate that there are plenty of unsatisfied craft drinkers sitting at home thirsty for a quality local beer that's not available in bottles or cans.
Craft beer is like eletric cars -- they aren't competing against each other, they're competing against the big boys. In the case of cars, that's the old gas-powered behemoths. In the case of craft beer, it's macro-beer. As long as the macros continue to dominate the market, there will always be room for more craft beer to move in on their space, on both taps and shelves, as converts are won.
And guess who was right?! (Me.) ALL those shows got canned ... and the Neely's even got a divorce. I sure can call 'em!
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