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May 29, 2014

The fourth annual Eugene Beer Week kicks off Monday, June 2, and this year’s lineup of events is full of flavor, fun and education. Find the full schedule at eugenebeerweek.org. Here’s our recommendation of how to celebrate each day:

Monday, June 2: Beer Family Feud, 7 pm at the Bier Stein

Tuesday, June 3: Bend Invades Eugene, on tap all day at the Bier Stein

Wednesday, June 4: Cider is the New Beer Fest, 5 pm to 10 pm at 16 Tons Taphouse

Thursday, June 5: In-House Cask Ale Fest, all day at Plank Town

May 9, 2012

Think you can handle hot wings? We’re not talking the kind your mom bought at the gas station. We’re talking kamikaze hot. Like airplanes-blowing-up-in-your-mouth hot. If you think you’ve got the chops — and the stomach — then Godspeed to you; you’re probably planning on competing at Hot Mama’s Wings’ Kamikaze Smackdown I Monday, May 14.

February 1, 2012

Jerry Smith’s quiet corner of the universe lies down Willamette Street between Cappella Market and Tsunami Books. Like many Eugene hippie-folk, Smith is a private man; he doesn’t reveal much and, until now, has never granted an interview. Even now he tells me he’s been having second thoughts about this.