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The Tap House far more than a neighborhood bar

I’ve been to the Tap House quite a few times over the years for newsroom departures: Tradition is that you get a dice clock and a send-off at the Tap House. What’s the attraction? That was never clear to me because there aren’t that many of us Browns fans on staff, so I guess it’s just something that nobody’s been moved to change.

Sharing a reader’s recipe for Kaiserschmarrn

According to legend, the court chef dedicated this dish to Empress Elizabeth, wife of Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I, calling it Empress Pancake (Kaiserinschmarrn). Since it was not to her liking, but instead satisfied the Emperor’s sweet tooth, it was simply renamed.