Matters of Interest Blog

A First Visit to Phantom Ales

Having heard about Phantom Ales in Anaheim, I was curious to visit and try their beers. So last night, along with several other folks, we tried out their beers. Walking into the building, one encounters a bunch of homebrew supplies,...

A First Visit to Cismontane SNA

Last week, while returning one evening from southern Orange County, I stopped by Cismontane SNA to try some of their beers. Cismontane is located in southern Orange County, in Rancho Santa Margarita, but a year ago, they opened up a...

Tasting Some Inexpensive Beers During the Super Bowl

While much of my recent experience with drinking beer has been with craft beer, I figured I also wanted to experience some of the beers that get commonly consumed in America. This past Sunday for the Super Bowl, I invited...

A First Visit to Anise Tapas & Grill

Last month, my wife and I tried out one of the newest kosher-certified restaurants in Las Vegas. A new addition to the kosher-certified restaurant scene last year (since I last wrote about the kosher-certified restaurants in Las Vegas), Anise Tapas...

Long Beach Comic Expo Officially Announces First Wave of Guests, Discount with the Aquarium of the Pacific, Teases Programming Highlights and Opens Press Registration

MAD Entertainment Management officially announced recently the first wave of guests for this year’s Long Beach Comic Expo along with a new discount program with the Aquarium of the Pacific. The spring counterpart to Long Beach, CA’s annual celebration of...