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Beer Candied Bacon Bark and Craft Beer Lovers Holiday Gift Guide

Beer Candied Bacon Dark Chocolate Bark plus Holiday Gifts for Beer Lovers  If you were to ask me about the best gift I’ve ever been given it’d take me a while to come up with the answer. I’m always uncomfortable getting gifts, awkwardly opening them as the giver waits for the expected reaction. Giving them, […]

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Trashed Up Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza

  Trashed Up Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza. Worth every. single. calorie. SO good.  A great blog sucks you in. Not just the food, or the photos, but the person behind it. A person you become a least mildly obsessed with. A real-life human who writes in a way that you makes you want more of […]

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Sriracha and Beer Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey Glaze

Sriracha and Beer Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey Glaze. The best fried chicken I’ve ever made, and really simple. The best fried chicken I’ve ever had was in a trailer park in Compton, a particularly rough part of South Central Los Angeles (you can read that story here). Since then I’ve had a mild obsession with […]

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Roasted Garlic and Potato Beer Cheese Soup

Roasted Garlic and Potato Beer Cheese Soup I’m a bit of a free spirit, an outside the box person. The thought of taking a cruise makes me feel panicked and trapped, as does the thought of living in a tract house, or working in a cubicle. These are all things that people want, right? To […]

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Chipotle Beer Cheese Oven Fries

 Football fries: Chipotle Beer Cheese Oven Fries When I was 17 I decided to sell vacuums door-to-door. It was a great plan, I’d met a guy who had made a few thousand dollars in just one day, it seemed like easy money. After a quick intro seminar in an office park in a bad area […]

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Blackberry Beer Breakfast Muffins

 Blackberry Beer Breakfast Muffins  A few years ago I spent a week in Ireland, at a hostel at the base of the Guinness brewery. Somewhere near 9am I wandered into a nearby restaurant that was much more pub than grub. At the bar was a bit of a surly local, just him and me. I […]

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Asparagus and Sausage Meatball Orzo with Parmesan Beer Cream Sauce

I get a little itchy if I don’t get to cook. The way musicians get when you keep them away from a stage, or an athlete when you take the ball away or how a runner will start to chew on the curtains if he can’t get out on the road. Even on the tail end […]

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Beer Brined Pepper Lime Chicken with Gorgonzola and Blackberries

    I was once asked to be in a porn movie. I was 21. I was a social worker for gang members, working with a rough crowd of teenagers in an unsavory section of Los Angeles. On a particularly frustrating day of trying to convince a hot-tempered kid why punching his teacher wasn’t a “dope […]

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Beer Brat Dogs with Grilled Peach Salsa and Fried Onions

I tried to make sausage from scratch once. I went to Lindy & Grundy and had along talk with the gorgeous Sausage Making Queen of Los Angeles, Amelia. Armed with sausage casings,  several different types of pork and pork fat to be ground, and tips for success from the pros who instruct the pros, I […]

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Beer Brined Scallops over Spinach Salad With Bacon Stout Dressing

If you’re going to make me a salad, it better be a damn good salad. After all, you’re asking me to skip carbs and satisfying fried finger foods, I might resent you if it isn’t a really good salad. Bacon is a good start, and so is beer. Scallops are a fan favorite as well. […]

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