Grilled cheese sandwiches, blended drinks, craft beer and punk rock.
Arghh Niki! Watch that cucumber. I was slicing one for banh mi and I ended up lopping the top off my ring finger and with stitches in my pinky.
unfrosted strawberry all the way! Plus I like to get mine extra toasty. I once set the toaster on fire that way. Pop tarts are extremely flammable.
Love goetta! One of my favorite things is to get the goetta balls every year at goetta fest (goetta, rolled into a ball, breaded and deep fried till golden brown and served with mustard). And Glier's makes goetta links and mini links as well which are fun to make. Nice write-up!
Try the chicken fingers-- "goldfingers"I think they are called--it's what I always get. And then I get a fun, terribly sugary cocktail and go play Jurassic Park. Just go with it.
Though if you want bang for your buck cocktail wise, get the Walk the Plank.
I once got a sauvignon blanc that tasted like peanut butter cups and meat. *shudder*.
Morgan Robinson's got a typo in his--it should be "The Damned". One of my favorite bands too!
When I was sick, my parents would make me warm jello. Hot water, orange or cherry jello. When I am feeling super terrible, I still do it. My husband is horrified.
Pepperidge Farm makes "verythin" slices I like to use--they crisp up nicely and I can focus on the cheese a little more.
I can vouch for the mayo method. A few years back for grilled cheese month in April, I made a different grilled cheese sandwich for lunch every weekday. No repeats. I tried regular butter, mayo and goat butter. Goat butter is nicer because of the higher smoke point, but if you are pressed for time, mayo is the way to go.
Proof! The album of all the grilled cheese sandwiches can be found here:
This looks amazing!
A Caribbean hot sauce that actually uses Scotch Bonnets?! Yes! I ordered it this morning.
I have that Spam slicer! You can order it on the Spam website. We got it for a Spam/tiki drink party we had a few weeks ago, along with every variety of spam they make.
The directions specifically say only use it for Spam. You rebels!
Cypress Grove Midnight Moon, Beemster Vlaskaas Gouda, One of the Sartori BellaVitanos (I prefer raspberry), Cheddar-chocolate cheese, and a nice chevre--maybe the Sweet Fire with raspberry/habanero? Also, if you are feeling decadent, the bourbon chocolate goat cheese torta from Capriole, and the truffle Sottocenere.
We're aiming to have some fancy things--we ordered some Foie Gras from Bella Bella farms to eat with some challah, some Éclat chocolate truffles (Shiraz and Beer lover's box) and we'll be stopping by a local charcuterie shop to make ourselves a nice cheese and cured meats plate. Also, Cava. Lots. Not a lot of fuss, just some things that we can eat leisurely while I subject my husband to a terrible rom-com.
DINOSAUR SHAPED CHICKEN NUGGETS. Yes.
With red beets and goat cheese!
One of our favorite things we did in Chicago was brunch at 2 Sparrows! I also had a rhubarb cocktail of some sort that was delicious. And don't forget about the custom pop-tarts!
We have a PJ's right across the street from our apartment. On days where we were feeling super lazy, we'd order a pie online and go pick it up. It was passable, though we'd make square cut, extra cheese, extra bake modifications. Then, a few months ago I read an article quoting one of the head PJ honchos, absolutely dismayed that he might have to pay health insurance for his employees, and stating that he would pass those costs along (if they could not be avoided in the first place) to the consumer to "protect his shareholders". Talk about leaving a bad taste in my mouth! Not even my curiosity about the meatballs, and your very well written review, will get me back there...When it comes to sweet sauce, I'm curious, what's your take on LaRosa's, a Cincinnati chain? People here seem to love it or hate it.
For my husband's birthday, I got him all of the Mikkeller's Single Hop series. He started taking tasting notes, but the nuances between several of them are extremely small.
@redfish, I can also vouch for the Two Hearted.
@Mike, are you planning to write about the Stone Enjoy By IPA? Tried some this weekend and it was amazing!
There's a retail wine shop that has some seating nearby my apartment called City Cellars. Buy a bottle and chill inside (or out, if you want to smoke a cigar like my husband sometimes does). It's awesome! The also have cheap, large pizzas some nights.
Not an Oktoberfest style, but always served at Cincinnati's Oktoberfest, I always start my journey through the land of sausage and strudel with a Spaten Optimator. Or two.
@CTR --you should check out some of my other posts... ;) Ring Dang do has been Ring Dang done!
Joe's Crab Shack has forever earned a memorable spot for us in our minds. The food is decent, and we've gone there a few times for a bucket or two. The reason I remember it, though, is that we did a blog review, and they contacted us post-review to say thank you and send us a gift card. We said sure, and they fedexed the thing out from Texas overnight...with a hand written thank you note from the head of their marketing department. Well played, Joe's crab shack.
Please tell me I am not the only one who looked at this and saw a happy face first off.
I second @tamidon. Yes, the oat crisps with chocolate--chokladflarn-- are amazing.
Just picked up a bottle from the Party Source in Northern Kentucky! It's as unique as you describe.