Summer Shandy with Lemon, Thyme, and Belgian White Ale


Lemonade and beer! Oh yes.. The month prior to moving from San Diego to Brooklyn was a bit of a whirlwind. One of the highlights: the Food Network took over my house and yard for a few days to film a commercial featuring Sunny Anderson. While I generally stayed away from the house during production, […]

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Beer Battered + Fried Green Beans

My family’s favorite restaurant is Panda Machi. It opened in Alpine, California – my hometown – years ago when I was in Middle School. We had dinner there nearly every week. Granted, there were only a few sit down restaurants in Alpine at the time, but Panda Machi was the favorite. And for good reason. […]

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Chipotle Porter Ketchup + Chorizo Hot Dogs

This is hot dog post #2 of 2¬†because grilling season is upon us and the 4th of July is just a few days away.¬† While a traditional hot dog is undoubtedly delicious, it’s even more delicious when dressed in homemade chipotle porter ketchup and adorned with avocado slices and chorizo crumble for a serious Southwestern […]

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Banh Mi Hot Dogs with Beer Braised Pork Belly

Hot dogs abound in New York City. They never fail to satisfy, whether it’s lunch on the go in Manhattan, an overpriced treat at the ballpark, or a backyard grill out with friends, particularly during the Summer with a cold beer in hand. My favorite, however, is AsiaDog at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn on Saturdays. There […]

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Crispy Fish Tacos with Avocado Crema

One of the biggest perks of San Diego life: Mexico. The Corona commercials aren’t entirely inaccurate; a day trip to Popotla or weekend trek to Ensanada almost always included lounging on the beach eating fresh fish paired with a cold Tecate roja. I would be 30 minutes from home, but it felt like a vacation. […]

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