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View From Your Table

Charlottesville, Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

I’ll be 49 in a couple of days, and have gotten this far in life without ever having tasted hot toddy … until today, courtesy of my Reform-minded host, Greg Thompson, who shaped up my cocktail lassitude. That’s Greg in the background. We were at the Whiskey Jar. Man, I could have sipped those things all night, cold as it is outside.

Oh, here was my lunch from earlier in the day: my first-ever bowl of bibimbap, from a joint called Zzaam Fresh Korean Grill. Was delicious, but I wish I had avoided the sauce, because it was hard to pick out the specific flavors:


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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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