Author Archives: E.L. Patterson

About E.L. Patterson

E.L. Patterson thinks it’s crazy people read what he types on the computer and crazier other people pay him to do it.

Stumptown Nitro Cold Brew Review

By | September 26, 2017

Cold brew has reached the mainstream with adoption by huge chains over the years. Now, nitro coffee is riding cold brew’s coattails waiting for mainstream acceptance. Both are coffees brewed cold and served cold – perfect for a summer day. The only difference is that nitro coffee is loaded with nitrogen to provide a slightly… Read More »

McCafe Iced Mocha

By | September 9, 2017

It’s no secret that espresso-based beverages are my favorite kind of beverages, so when I saw a McDonald’s/ McCafe ad unveiling their new drink offerings, I was intrigued. I’ve tried many types of coffees from the Golden Arches in the past, and they have universally left me feeling underwhelmed and overflowing with late onset nausea.… Read More »

Queens of the Stone Age VS The War on Drugs – Two Albums Reviewed

By | August 28, 2017

It might not be fair, or just, or right, or good, but this is the way it is. Albums are not judged objectively. Hopefully, this isn’t heartbreaking news to you. Hopefully, you know that humans are emotional creatures, and in the case of albums, we are very easily influenced by the past and present. Music… Read More »

DQ’s Treatzza Pizza Review

By | August 24, 2017

I’ve never been a fan of the Dairy Queen’s ice cream cakes. Here’s why: There’s too much going on. The ice creams, the frosting, the weird chocolate/ fudge crunch, and the gel-like substance used to decorate the top leads to poor results in my belly. It’s frozen stiff. Want some ice cream cake? No problem.… Read More »

The Lightning Bug – Iced Mocha Review

By | June 27, 2017

You’ve waited all week for this. Friday night is here, and you start working out your Saturday schedule. Sleep in longer than you ever have. Stare blindly at your phone. Fall back asleep. Have a stellar cup of coffee. Start the day. The Saturday plans are coming together nicely until the wife reminds you, “Don’t forget… Read More »