Making a meal and eating together is one of the most beautiful, human communal experiences. Good food, good friends, and a few good drinks make the world go round

New Years Beers From Founders and New Holland


Every beer tells a story. From the small descriptions on bottles, to the elaborate label artwork, and of course (most importantly) the ingredients, ideas, and passion put into brewing the beer by each brewer.


At the end of the day, I’m simply sharing stories about the things I love.

Welcome to the Boxcar Cook. An experiment to express my passion for cooking, writing, and imbibing in spirits. I'll be the first to admit a general lack of experience and knowledge for that first one, but an affinity for the other two.

My goal I guess is to enlighten you about how easy and affordable it can be to cook for yourself. Maybe entertain you along the way.

To me there’s nothing more irritating than seeing people eating frozen meals or fast food. The bland cardboard meals, complaining about how it’s cheaper, or quicker, or just a “lol I can’t even boil water” kind of complaint. With just a little commitment and time, it can be just as cheap and even more delicious than your value meal at a McDonalds. If I can do it, you can do it better.

In a perfect world,  I would love to have the opportunity to open a restaurant. I have the idea picked out and everything. But I won’t tell anyone except for the guy who signs the bank loan, cause that would just be bad business. I would however keep the restaurant closed on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. I would open it to the lower income families of the neighborhood and provide free cooking lessons to those who want them, lessons on easy family friendly meals, affordable, quick, fresh and delicious. 

I believe cooking should be more common place and should be for everyone, because food is universal. A simple fact of life we all can share and enjoy.

You live, you eat, you drink, you die.