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Masskrugstemmen Tonight At Flying Saucer And The Londoner

by Steven Doyle

One of the signature events at Addison’s Oktoberfest is Thursday night’s MassKrug competition.  Four semi-finalists will compete – holding a 1 liter stein full of beer for as long as they can without spilling a drop.  The final winner holds their beer the longest and will a trip to a California Oktoberfest (airfare for two, hotel, and the works).

The game hails from Germany, where it is played at festivals, in biergartens, and even in grade schools. Masskrugstemmen has caught on here in America in the past few years, with regional and national competitions being held around the country. A liter of beer weighs about 5 pounds.  Continue reading

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The Social House: Badass Onion Soup

by Judy Chamberlain

We’re an odd pair, The Social House and I.

I’m a jazz singer who prefers soft music – or none at all – when I dine. The Social House is LOUD and favors a mix of rock music that sometimes veers into hip hop.

A twenty-five year veteran food critic and food snob from both the East and West Coasts, I’m usually not drawn to happy hour and party-style hangouts. Not anymore, anyway – although I will confess to having been at the opening night of the notorious nightclub Arthur in the 1970’s, the one in Manhattan that was co-owned by Beatle George Harrison, not to be confused with quaint antiquity Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse on Quorum Drive.  Continue reading

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