So on this eve of Christmas, I ask you, what (or where?) would Jesus drink? Perhaps HeBrews, a little cafe in a suburb of Memphis that’s a branch of ministry from a local Baptist church. A clever title, no doubt, and a quick check with Google reveals a common one, as well. HeBrews coffee joints and cafes dot the country from North Carolina to Oregon, though none appear to be affiliated with another. And most are identified as “ministries.”
It makes one wonder if this is the beverage of choice for Santa Claus; how else could he make those deliveries all night long? Perhaps Santa's cup of coffee that should last just one hour will last a full eight hours until he can get a refill. Barista Parlor just cannot compete with that.
Editor's note: Bites is taking tomorrow off, but we'll be back Wednesday. We wish you a holiday filled with wassail, goose, suet pudding, tamales, cookies you may or may not share with Santa, lobster, Italian seafood feasts, Hoppin' John, cabbage (both veggie and currency), Stove Top Stuffing, real stuffing with cornbread or oysters, mulled cider, eggnog (no, boiled custard), glögg and gløgg, gingerbread, pumpkin pie, mince pie, chess pie, apple pie, whoopie pie, chocolates wrapped in colorful foil, tangerines tucked in the toe of your stocking ... or whatever it is you love to eat and drink at this time of year.