Food and Wine

Chick-fil-A, live from Peabody (and Minneapolis)

Featured image Reader Chris E. reports from Peabody, Massachusetts: Figured you would like to see this photo – having lived in the South, I know Chick-fil-A very well. I don’t eat fast food often, but decided after reading your post to go the local store at the North Shore Mall in Peabody, MA. Needless to say, the line was at least 150 people deep – if you look at the attached photo, »

It’s Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day

Featured image If you can make it to a Chick-fil-A today, please do: it’s an opportunity to fight back against the anti-free speech movement. You can locate a Chick-fil-A restaurant near you here. You can also follow the action on Twitter, as people record their visits to Chick-fil-A and post photos of what I am sure will be crowded restaurants. And, by the way, Ted Cruz got a jump on Appreciation Day »

The Bright New Light of Wine in the World!

Featured image Now that I’m anchoring the new Power Line West Coast Bureau as chief correspondent and head sommelier, I suppose I should get going on the wine beat.  I’m near the Paso Robles appellation, so this space will tend to be Paso-heavy on its coverage.  I have nothing against Napa, though it is pricey and crowded these days, and I want to be sure to mention that the Sierra Foothills, where »

What? Hooters Girls Not for Hicks?

Featured image Looks like my favorite science and climate policy blogger Roger Pielke Jr. has been inspired by John’s beauty pageant coverage here on Power Line, because he’s got up on his fine blog a well-illustrated piece about the economic irrationality of Hooter’s: “Hooter’s Girls Are Not Hicks Neutral.”  Wait a minute—I thought hicks were the prime clientele for Hooter’s girls? Turns out I’ve got the wrong hicks in mind.  Roger means »

The Smug Beach Diet

Featured image The biggest problem with vegetarians, and their most Puritan variation—Vegans—is not so much their holier-than-thou attitude (after all, most enthusiasts, from fitness freaks to fundamentalists, have the same attitude), but the barely concealed will to power to impose veganism on the rest of us.  It is another form of the totalitarian temptation. Social science is catching up with this perception.  A new study in the journal Social Psychology and Personality »

Paul Ehrlich Was Unavailable for Comment

Featured image Remember how Paul Ehrlich way back when said food production would never catch up with population growth, that India was doomed, etc, etc?  (Lester Brown still says this every other week.) Check out this news story: Indian wheat rots in the open after bumper harvest NEW DELHI (AP) — In fields along a northern Indian highway, mountains of grain have turned black with mildew after getting soaked in the rain. The »

One Last Holiday Musical Interlude

Featured image For all of our snow- and ice-bound readers, I thought you might want to see how Power Line’s Left Coast bureau passed a sunny and warm new year’s day, but even better is the excuse to intrude on Scott’s music beat, with this music video shot exclusively for Power Line at Poalillo Vineyards in Paso Robles.  Enjoy: »

Thanksgiving Recap

Featured image I wrote nothing yesterday, a rare non-event. I actually started a couple of posts, but abandoned them as not worth the trouble–a standard that one hopes will not become permanent. We hosted some relatives for Thanksgiving, and my wife, who is a superb cook, produced her best-ever Thanksgiving dinner. Everything was marvelous, but the highlight was the turkey–a 22-pound Amish Heritage bird, which was sensational. As usual, she followed Martha »