Perhaps it is my Italian heritage in combination with my travels. Or perhaps, and this is just as possible, I simply like to drink but regardless of the reason, I think there is something very civilized about having a beer with lunch. I have been thinking about quick lunch dates and why they’re so quick. The kind of lunch where a friend calls and wants to ‘grab a quick bite’ en route to some errand or other. The quick bite lunch where an ice tea or soda is quickly slurped down through a straw and food is chewed hastily in between the conversation’s exchange.
I reflected on my travels: in Italy, lunch isn’t lunch without ‘un vino rosso’. Though the wine is a simple table wine, you’d be surprised at how strange it can come to feel lunching without one. Similarly, in Japan an ice cold can of beer or a home brewed plum wine could easily be procured and seemed to round out, not just the meal but the whole experience of the meal. And so determined to practice a more civilized lunch I grabbed a friend and headed to Evolution Craft Brewery and Public House in Salisbury, Maryland where an abundance of good brews and food awaited.