Tim Black (shown above) and his brother Tom opened local beer and Bavarian-style food hang-out TapTraders, directly north of K-Mart at the Nevada and Fillmore intersection, to much fanfare in mid-July.

Not only does Tim procure several of the taproom’s menu items from Ranch Foods Direct, he also does his personal shopping at the store as well.

Q. Your favorite RFD products?
“I do all my shopping there: I get everything from chicken to lunch meat to the cheese, even produce, and it’s all very good… Honestly, I’m a hamburger freak. I do like steak, but my wife and I would get two steaks and it was like this totally gluttonous thing. Now we buy one steak and cut it in half: that’s perfect for us.”

Q. What’s your favorite thing to put on a burger?
Green chilies.”

For the latest updates on TapTrader’s menu and hours of operation, CLICK HERE for to visit their website.