Alibi V.17 No.13 • March 27-April 2, 2008 
Carlo Rossi and one of his good friends

Vittles

Street Fare

Grill what you kill

One of our favorite jokes here in the Backwoods Kitchen goes a little like this: Why did the armadillo cross the road? To prove it could be done.

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Carlo Rossi and one of his good friends
Michael Procopio of www.kqed.org

Hooch

The Wino Connoisseur

Nice jugs

In the world of wine, namely easy to transport wines, one has many options. Popularly, a simple brown bag enrobing a slender vessel has been the drinker-on-the-go’s preference. Discretion coupled with portability has long been the aim of this particular class of imbibers. But there are several drawbacks to this method. Namely, the size. There’s just not enough juice in those compact bottles to make a full revolution around the trash barrel fire.

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Norman Rockwell

Words o' Wisdom

Stone Soup for the Hobo Soul

Captain Salty spins a yarn

Life on the rails is full of adventure and occasional strife. There’s not much money in it, but, as I learned, it’s full of friends you’d never expect. This is a story about how I met a very special lady who taught me the ropes—or the rails, I guess you might say.

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