[The Chowhond team split this post from the California board]
Josh, LOL! This entire conversation is just hilarious.
Anyway, this is totally off-topic, but I've enjoyed reading your comments on beer. Are you by any chance on ratebeer or beeradvocate? I've recently returned to SD after a brief hiatus in Michigan (grad school) -- I'm still unable to tolerate to words "Boone" or "Appalachian" without feeling sick! :). Anyway, I'd love to hear your opinion on the current state of brewing in SD. When I left SD 3 years ago, Alesmith, Stone, and Pizza Port were the top dogs. Since returning, I've liked Green Flash and Alpine. Oh yeah, I know it's not San Diego, but whatever happened to Craftsman brewing? I really liked their stuff!
The mods will probably not like us discussing this here...