Queso Fundido with Chorizo and Lager

01.27.15

Queso is a staple in Austin. It’s everywhere. Even the Irish pubs serve it as an appetizer. At first, I was skeptical. I had never heard of it before and was a devout guacamole fan. But one night at Polvos Mexican Restaurant on South 1st forever changed my opinion. The cheese was gooey and loaded with spicy ground beef […]

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Pub Nachos with Beer Cheese and Bacon

01.25.15

When I worked at Green Flash Brewing in San Diego, I oversaw local accounts orders and deliveries. As a result, I would often stop by the bars and restaurants I worked with to scope out the venue and meet the beer buyers. One of my favorite spots to frequent was the one and only Hamilton’s […]

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Homemade Pale Ale Cheez-It Crackers

01.23.15

There’s no food I crave more than cheese. My self-discipline is often put to the test because there’s an amazing cheese shop, the kind with an overwhelming selection, generous samples, and knowledgeable mongers, on my walk home from work. On more than a few occasions cheese, bread, and beer have accidentally become dinner. It’s my […]

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Chicken Satay with Peanut Porter Sauce

01.21.15

You know how everyone has one food that they just can’t stand? Mine is fresh tomatoes. The mealy texture freaks me out. Even the smell, when too strong, is enough to make my stomach turn. I know, I know. Heirlooms aren’t the same as the beefsteak grocery store variety. I agree. They’re definitely much better, […]

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Chicken Tikka Masala with English Porter

01.13.15

Has it really been 3 weeks since my last post? The holidays were a bit of a whirlwind this year. Then I lost myself in what may be one of the best books I’ve ever read. It was 900 pages of I can’t possibly put this down even though my bus stop is here/my lunch break […]

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