Archive for December, 2008

Posted on December 30th, 2008 by by Jesse

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream

    I think I might finally be able to kick my Dynamo Donuts habit, but I’m not so sure that it’ll lead to me loosing any weight. Late last night I walked by the new Humphry Slocombe ice cream shop, and saw they were in heavy construction mode. I gingerly poked my head in, and was […]

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Posted on December 28th, 2008 by by Jesse

Happy Chanukah!



Posted on December 23rd, 2008 by by Jesse

Bacon Candy

What to bring to a traif themed Chanukah dinner? (Besides latkes!) Why Bacon Candy, of course!      Here’s how to make it.

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Posted on December 22nd, 2008 by by Jesse

More Lamb Neck & More Hopsickle

  After previous Hopsickle and lamb neck adventures, I wasn’t planning on revisiting either this soon. After a happy accident at the butcher where I wanted a shank, but thanks to a communication mishap, I ended up with a neck instead. Instead of asking to swap it out, I decided to run with it, and […]

Posted on December 15th, 2008 by by Jesse

On Overrated Beers

  When I was at GABF, there was a constant, crushing crowd in front of the Lost Abbey, Russian River, New Glarus and Dogfish booths.  As soon as the doors opened, thirty or so people would dutifully line up in front of their stalls, empty glasses ready.  I can’t blame them – the best breweries in the […]

Posted on December 15th, 2008 by by Jesse

Anchor’s Christmas Ale Vertical Tasting

  Every year, Anchor releases their Special Christmas Ale, and every year, it’s just a bit different. The spices, the beer recipe, and the tree on the label all vary, making each a unique snowflake.  I think this sort of experimentation is  great – and it makes for a particularly exciting vertical tasting.   Jeff, a member of the BABC, […]

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Posted on December 11th, 2008 by by Jesse

How To Make The World’s Best Latkes

    Every family had their own special holiday traditions.  Mine, for example, involves my mothers ample collection of menorahs that makes the Los Angles Fire Department VERY nervous on the last night when she lights then all (but it’s so festive!) and the cliche-ridden Chinese and movie on Christmas day.  Eli’s family makes latkes.  But not just […]

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Posted on December 9th, 2008 by by Jesse

The Homebrew Chef Smoked Me Out

Sourdough baguettes with slow roasted Roma tomatoes, Blue Costello cheese, powdered bacon and homegrown Italian oregano, smoked in cherrywood. So Sean, what kind of beer would you serve this with?     


Posted on December 5th, 2008 by by Jesse

MSF: The Dirty South

I think this Mission Street Food thing is working out pretty nicely.  The food is proving to be creative and delicious (more on that in a minute,) but it’s the idea and driving ideology behind it that get me really excited.  They starting taking volunteers on the website, and in doing so, are really expanding MSF from an […]

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Posted on December 4th, 2008 by by Jesse

Fantôme with Roasted Pork and Swiss Chard

  I’m really digging Saison beers these days.  Especially the ones which seem to be laced with a hint of brett, and have that slight farmhouse funk without going overboard.  (See also: The Bruery‘s Saison Rue, and Eli’s favorite, Ommegang’s Hennepin.) This particular bottle of Fantôme hit the balance perfectly – it was distinctly citrusy with a nose of belgium farmhouse […]