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Posts published by “Meagan Wilson”

Beer and travel journalist, with a healthy appreciation for coffee and craft spirits, too. Frequently explores the intersections of beer (or other craft beverages), food, travel and culture. They're all interrelated, and this is part of what makes these subjects so fascinating. You can find me on social media (several of them), or shoot an email to meaganwilson@burntgraphite.net.

The Subtle Art of Flying

You can as easily find yourself “...face to face with the Sausage Creature” riding a 250cc bike or scooter, especially if a full-size pickup might be involved.

Hunting Gumbo in the French Quarter

New Orleans is home to a rich and varied culinary scene, which is by no means limited to such iconic staples as beignets, gumbo, crawfish etouffee and jambalaya. There's way more to eat than what Zatarain's offers. However, after a Saturday spent wandering the city, I was looking for some legit gumbo.

Café Bon Ami – a review of sorts

New Orleans, home of Mardi Gras, crawfish beignets,  gumbo, the Sazerac, the Saints, the French Quarter, ungodly summer heat – and lots of coffee. The place is full of coffee shops, and not just Café Du Monde. One new and modern local coffee shop is Café Bon Ami.

Jester King Brewery – An Experience

Down in the hill country, west of Austin, there’s a brewery, on a ranch, nestled amongst the oak trees. Situated atop a natural aquifer--with, apparently, the right amount of salts to get a perfect, slightly tart, slightly hoppy, slightly malty profile--Jester King makes beers.

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