Just a few weeks ago I sat at the bar of a pizza joint next to a beer straw practitioner. Her reasoning was that it got her intoxicated more quickly. She also covered her beer glass with a napkin when she went out for a smoke to keep it “fresher” and to also keep people from fucking with her beer.
These are all very rational thoughts.
Not that it should matter but this woman was a truck driver from West Virginia on disability due to back problems. Not one to judge I inserted a long black plastic straw into a bottle of Budweiser. I found my mouth full of froth and foam and looked across the bar to see a guy shake his head at me. I’m sticking to bottles.
And Karen writes in with a fantastic tip:
I have to agree with you, everything is better with a straw. Have you ever been to Madison Square Garden (of course you have)? Well, next time you’re there, buy beer! I’m serious! They put a lid on it and you can use a straw. It’s amazing! MSG is to beer what McDonald’s is to soda (they have the best fountain in the world…it’s a fact).
– Not so surprised that everyone has their own favorite to add to the Top 10 Jersey Shore Foods. KeepingitKlassy:
I take issue with the philly shore bent to this Top 10! That aside, I would respectfully like to add some trashy Seaside flavor with the ol’ Pork Roll, the classic, if not obvious, sausage and peppers hero(a la “the situation”), and the oil and vinegar drench on every hero.
Great article, but…
No cheesesteaks? They’re a true staple of any NJ boardwalk and the good ones will stand up to the best Philly has to offer.
And let’s not forget another gem from the original Jersey Shore, which was a single episode of True Life. “WHERES MY F*CKIN CHEESEBALLS?!”
A Klassy Klassic (see above).