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Worthy Imperial IPA Beer

While working in Oregon staying in Bend I found a great beer I liked one day while out shopping at a local grocery store.     This beer is an Imperial Indian Pale Ale made by Worthy Brewing in Bend Oregon. The bottle label states the following;  Hop lovers rejoice. We use 8 Oregon-grown hop varieties…

Tim’s Paella Party

Had a very fun filled afternoon and evening over the weekend at a friend’s beautiful enchanted hilltop estate in Placerville California celebrating our friend Tim’s birthday at his annual Paella Party. Tim and his wife Joanne made a delicious paella that was fascinating to watch being put together and cooked over a few hours. They’re…

Canteen Brewhouse, Albuquerque

While on a trip working out in the southwest state of New Mexico, I met up with a  co-worker who works remotely and lives in the nearby area, for lunch one day in the city of Albuquerque. My co-worker had recommended we meet up and for beer and food at a great local watering hole…

Sneak Attack Saison

Sneak Attack,  Farmhouse Saison brewed with organic cardamom pods. I happened upon this beer while grocery shopping today and decided to try it out and so I bought a six pack of it. 21st Amendment makes some pretty good beers so I knew it would be nice, especially since this was their Winter Seasonal brew….

Franklin BBQ, Austin Texas

There’s BBQ, then there’s GREAT BBQ.  Franklin BBQ at 900 E 11th Street in Austin Texas is legendary for it’s famous smoked BBQ Brisket and Ribs and they are in the list of top 50 best BBQ’s in the world. Click below for short clip filmed at the counter. Aaron Franklin and his mastery of BBQ…

It’s about cheeses on a rainy day

It’s been raining here in Northern California for the past several days. The skies have been dark, the breezes chilly, and the rain keeps coming and going as the storms roll by overhead. Perfect weather for enjoying some wine and cheese for a weekend lunchtime feast. We hopped in the car and went to our local Nugget Grocery…

A Culinary Dream Come True

To start off with, I’m a foodie. I admit it. I’m a food geek who not only really enjoys cooking all kinds of cuisines at home, I’m also an obsessed eater who goes out of my way to search out great food and drinks every where I go. Since I travel for my job, that has presented a lot of opportunities…

Shepard’s Pie

We’ve always enjoyed the good tasting homey feeling of a good Shepards pie. Often it can be found on pub menus where it pairs nicely with a tall pint of your favorite beer. Today I decided I’d try and make it at home. Here’s my go at it in photos below. It turned out pretty…

Steak n Shake Restaurant

While in Las Vegas on a recent vacation, my family and I dined in our casino/resort at a restaurant called Steak n Shake.  I hear they are famous?  This was the first time we had heard of the place and since we were in the mood for burgers we decided to try out them out. For our orders we went with…

Airport breakfast

Traveling all the time I find myself having breakfast or lunch at airports very often. For breakfast I found I tend to like panini sandwiches best. Today at the Sacramento airport I had a egg and cheese panini and it was good.