New Look for BWW
Our local Buffalo Wild Wings was closed for over a week to remodel and update their environs. They are now back open for business and showing off the new look. They added an outdoor patio area for smokers to have their wings with TV screens out there to complement the deal. As many of you know, BWW has been a favorite haunt of a group of us that meet nearly every week for no reason other than to get together, socialize and have a bite. We are glad they are back. It’s a great place to visit with friends, watch some sports and hang out. Just wish they would bring back beer by the pitcher; it’s such a friendly way to share a cold one with the gang.
Click It or Ticket
The latest “Click it or Ticket” campaign is a nationwide effort to get everyone in a vehicle to properly fasten their seat restraint system while the vehicle is in motion. It is obviously a positive thing to harness yourself when you are going down the road. Ask any NASCAR driver if they want to drive around unbuckled. Some violators give the excuse of not wanting to be trapped, or they feel they will be unable to get free in an emergency, but playing the odds on that makes the lottery a better bet.
It is unfortunate that we have to be forced to comply with the law, thus taking up valuable law enforcement time. I know I feel “funny” when I am unbuckled, since it has become such a habit to strap myself in. That being said, we are being more and more restricted in our personal freedoms by well-intentioned people in power positions. Not that these restrictions on our lifestyles are bad ideas in and of themselves, but taking away our freedom of choice is a slippery slope that in all probability will never be reversed. Once the nose of the camel is under the edge of the tent, the rest of the camel will come in.
Time always brings change, for good or bad, so we must be diligent in what rights are taken from us. Even people we disagree with must be allowed to retain their own rights. One day, they could become the ruling majority and we can only hope that they will respect our rights, as well.
Supermarket Roundup: Adult Beverages
The shopping report this time is the result of a number of requests that we check out some adult beverage prices. As we have established a practice of reporting on supermarkets as our venue, we do not mean to slight the local liquor stores by staying in our normal reporting segment. As usual, the prices reported here are for the date of May 23, 2012 and reflect the posted price where the product was available for sale. The stores for this issue are: Albertsons, Country Club Road; Market Basket, Nelson Road; Kroger, McNeese Street and Walmart, Nelson Road.
Miller Lite, 12-Pack, 12-ounce bottles: Albertsons $10.99; Market Basket $10.89; Kroger $10.69; Walmart $10.47.
E&J Brandy, 750 ml. bottle: Albertsons $9.99; Market Basket $10.15; Kroger $10.49; Walmart $9.97.
Crown Royal Canadian Whisky, 1.75 ml. bottle: Albertsons $42.99; Market Basket $54.05; Kroger $50.69; Walmart $42.28.
Bogle Merlot Wine, 750 ml. bottle: Albertsons $9.99; Market Basket N/A (did not carry Bogle Merlot), Kroger $9.59; Walmart $8.28.