Marieke Penterman of Holland’s Family Cheese took top honors out of 1,702 entries from 30 states for her Marieke Mature Gouda at the 2013 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest [PDF]. Our own John Garland writes about when food meets beer at Pat’s Tap. Some recipe inspiration and general guidance for St. Patrick’s Day revelry. The Well Fed Guide to Life visits and loves Primebar (pictured above; here’s our dissent). And Lift Bridge Beer is hiring — a strong back is a must.