Hi everyone and welcome to another episode of People & Pints. For her third appearance on the podcast, I was joined by my wonderful girlfriend Rosa (see here and here). Rosa visited me at Boston College during parents’ weekend, so the campus, despite the cold rain, was very very busy. We tailgated on Saturday and had some time to explore the city otherwise. We enjoyed some delicious dumplings at Mei Mei and some ice cream at Hi B3ar. We had a blast and, as usual, I was glad to have her on the podcast, despite several interruptions and a way too dramatic reading of a beer can.
As we’ve stated several times, Rosa does not like beer. But, she does enjoy cider. We stopped by Craft Beer Cellar Fenway to search for some libations and decided to go with Far From the Tree Ember, a toasted chai cider. I really enjoyed Ember and I think it’s one of the better ciders I’ve had recently. On the podcast, Rosa used the word “hay” to describe the cider, while I chose “mug,” conjuring images of comfort and coziness. Next, I dubbed Ember as a “fox” while Rosa later decided its spirit animal is a squirrel. Rosa opted to pair Ember with a butternut squash soup topped with almonds while I went broader and suggested it would be a good drink for Thanksgiving dinner.
After our cider talk we chatted about our respective semesters and we also broke down the movie, The Little Prince, which we watched the night before. It is a beautiful, affecting animated movie that expands on the original French story. Rosa also described her preparations for a marathon in October. I also mentioned that I will be seeing a concert for The Head and the Heart. We also talked about the Vagina Monologues and how that viewing affected us.
We had a lot of fun on this week’s episode and hope you enjoyed our shenanigans! Give it a listen and share with others!