1: 全聚德 Quanjude makes a pretty good duck. Had never been there before.
2: 五粮液 Wuliangye is the least-objectionable baijiu I’ve ever been forced to drink. I could actually picture somebody potentially enjoying it. It tastes less like PVC and paint thinner than all other forms of baijiu, and is 104 proof.
3: My little brother, who picked up and became damnably good at the fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and piano in hardly any time at all, has now picked up blogging. He is a shy woodland creature, and generally not given to speaking, writing, or otherwise communicating, so go encourage him.