March 3, 2010

At the Maudite Brasserie...



... "I really think that means 'damned.'"

But we're not drinking Maudite, the Canadian ale with a tap handle that blinks like a damned Christmas decoration. We're sharing a glass of our favorite St. Bernardus Abt 12 — and splitting a cheeseburger.

30 comments:

madawaskan said...

Look in Canada that probably means-

Me said.

madawaskan said...

Nord' Shorer.

chuck b. said...

*Splitting* a cheeseburger? How old are you people? Ugh. Do you ask for the children's menu too?

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traditionalguy said...
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NewHam said...

Lush.

This post will come back to haunt you next time the President's doctors order him to stop being a layabout drunkard.

KLDAVIS said...

The Celebrator is the easiest drinking doppelbock I've found. Give it a try. It has an A+ on Beer Advocate.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Sorry, the St. Bernardus still doesn't make you a hip young drinker like us. So we can still call you a drunk without it making us Puritans.

Hoosier Daddy said...

*Splitting* a cheeseburger? How old are you people? Ugh. Do you ask for the children's menu too?

Hell Mrs. Hoosier and I do that all the time, especially when the cheesburgers nowadays are the size of the plate. Plus that means I have more room for beer.

I won't speak for Meade but I do pass on the crayons and coloring menu.

Paul Zrimsek said...

In Canada, maudite means "darned".

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Geez....

I bet the owners of the place and the wait staff just 'love' to see you guys come in. /sarcasm

Spliting a cheeseburger and a single glass of a beverage!! Ohh big spenders.....

Having been in the restaurant/food business as an owner of an establishment, I can probably guess that you guys are not especially the most favorite patrons.

I hope you leave a big tip for sitting around, taking up space and not spending any money at the establishment.

On the other hand...you do mention the places occasionally and take pictures....so maybe they consider you a loss leader.

Meade said...

"I won't speak for Meade but I do pass on the crayons and coloring menu."

When dining out, we never pass up a chance to color with crayons. Besides being an appetite enhancer, it's an integral part of our religious practice:

Crayolashaktikundakarmapranayamayogiberrahathahahaha Yoga®

Sure, some might call it new agey but It's how we keep our svelte figures and youthful vigor.

Triangle Man said...

Sure, some might call it new agey but It's how we keep our svelte figures and youthful vigor.

You are willing to be brainwashed by that colorful cult in exchange for svelte figures and youthful vigor?

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Meade said...

Brainwashed by it? I invented it!

Suppose I get Lady Gaga into the cult, Triangle Man. Then will you join?

Triangle Man said...

Meade, You might need Lady Gaga because you have competition from WINC. "Witches In Nature's Colors".

A quote from Laurie Bohner, a founder of WINC:

"Terry and I worship an unconventional deity. The power of another dimension. Now you are not going to read about this dimension in a book or a magazine because it exists nowhere... but in my own mind. Through our ceremonies and rituals we have witnessed the awesome and vibratory power... of color."

Ann Althouse said...

"I bet the owners of the place and the wait staff just 'love' to see you guys come in."

Actually, they do:

1. We come in at a time when they aren't crowded.

2. We sit at the bar.

3. We leave a big tip.

And they may not know it, but I promote them on this blog.

Ann Althouse said...

"This post will come back to haunt you next time the President's doctors order him to stop being a layabout drunkard."

Or maybe my doctor will recommend that I drink more than half a glass of beer.

But to the lefty pur-o-prudes drinking (or just holding) a half a glass is the same as being a drunkard.

Meade said...

Well, [Triangle Man], we don't ride on broomsticks.

Scott said...

Maudite sounds like some kind of explosive slurry they use for open pit mining in Canada.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

Eh tabernacle! La Maudite en fut. Quelle bonne chance. J'en aurais voulu une cruche.

L Maudite on draught. What good luck. I would have wanted a jug of it.

Their Trois Pistoles is even better. Here's modern commerce for you: there you sit in Wisconsin enjoying a Belgian-style ale, brewed in Quebec, by a Japanese-owned (Sapporo).

Hoosier Daddy said...

Professor don't be ashamed about sharing a cheesburger or getting the kids menu with crayons for Meade.

Just don't ruin your image by admitting going there for the Early Bird Special. I don't think we could handle that.

Trooper York said...

Some people do not have a clue.

madawaskan said...

Bart you're spelling tubbernuck all wrong-collice!

Iapetus said...

Bart Hall, you know your beer. Trois Pistoles is my favorite also.

Penny said...

Should I ever be invited to the Althouse-Meade home, this is warning enough to eat before I get there, and to bring along a bottle of my favorite wine.

The engaging conversation will be "the thing"!

Ann Althouse said...

"Just don't ruin your image by admitting going there for the Early Bird Special."

I love a late lunch. Start work very early in the morning. Breakfast, maybe in stages. Then do the main meal, essentially lunch, between 4 and 5. Have one more light meal in the evening.

Jimmy said...

St Bernardus Abt 12. Doesn't make you a hip young drinker, only smart!

ken in sc said...

Around here the latest cool beer is Fat Tire. Some people think it is from Belgium, because they don’t read the label until they have had a few. It’s New Belgium Brewery Fort Collins, Colorado.

Jeff Alworth said...

Well, blinking tap handle aside, I'm prepared to recommend "The Damned" (correct translation, incidentally) based on your preference for St Bernardus. A damned fine beer. (Sorry.)