I was there for the grand opening in 2006 and all the anniversary celebrations since then. I hope to celebrate with Alex, Tom, and Sean for as long as Troon keeps making beer. Congratulation on six years of the best beer-making in the state. Thank you.
Typically the Brick Farm Tavern hosts a ticketed event with a Troon-only beer fest (with food) at the bar or under the tent. Troon usually releases exceptional bottled barrel-aged stouts and variants of previous ales for their anniversary celebration. This year was a little different. This year's anniversary release was a hazy IPA, and our festivities were limited to the grass outside the dog-run bar.
The air was still full of excitement. Some early Troon "Jabronis" occupied a table near the fire pits, chatting, catching up, and wishing each other happy holidays. I love this little community. Happy New Year, my jabronis.
This is the part of the year when the air is damp and cold and the skies are cloudy all-day. There is minimal colour in the dimly lit surrounds. Why bother making colour photographs? I have decided to photograph in black and white for as long as the winter weather lasts. How long will that be?
Before COVID-19, Bhavna and I dined at Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette at least twice a month, usually on a Sunday morning. We introduced Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette to family members, and it became part of their regular dining rotation. Post-COVID-19, we are restarting our early morning breakfast routine. Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette is back on my Sunday calendar at 7:30 AM.
The first meal I had at Aunt Chubby's was the Grits and Greens. I had mine served with an egg on top and a few strips of bacon. It quickly became my favourite. I used to be able to order it every day of the week. But for unknown reasons, Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette now serves my favourite, Grits and Greens, on weekends only.
Friday, 18 November 2022, was my 56th birthday. I did not have Grits and Greens.