April
4
2009

Getting Through It

One more Sapporo
And the jellyfish salad
Is all that I need

Written by Captain Hops.

March
3
2009

It’s Always Grilling Weather

Six inches of snow
Keeps my beer nice and cold while
I grill the rib eyes

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: Weber 2005 Model 841001 22 1/2-Inch Performer Charcoal Grill With Touch and Go Propane Ignition

February
22
2009

After Dinner Treat

After the grilled lamb
Schlafly Reserve for dessert
Is that macaroon?

Written by Captain Hops.

References: I found a bottle of Schlafly Reserve Oak Aged Imperial Stout and decided to open it last night after eating a particularly good grilled lamb steak. It was the perfect dessert! There were cocoa, vanilla, and toasted coconut flavors going on in there that I couldn’t believe. It tasted a little like chocolate macaroons. There was a lot going on but it was perfectly balanced. What a treat!

Thing of the Day: Powell Bourbon Street Traditional Bar with Black Granite Top

February
18
2009

Match

My six-pack of beer
and your extra-large pizza.
Match made in heaven.

Written by Dave Undis.

Thing of the Day: Pizza on the Grill: 100 Feisty Fire-Roasted Recipes for Pizza & More

February
1
2009

Superbowl Traditions

Beer, food, and football
Surrounded by family
Watching commercials

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: Football Food

January
31
2009

Winter Luau

With Fire Rock Pale
And Crock Pot Kalua Pig
I escape the cold

Buy at Art.com

Written by Captain Hops.

References: When it’s cold and icy here on the east coast, I dream about being back on the Big Island. I spent a summer there during my college years earning my keep by doing landscaping, working in a hotel rec department, and busing tables at luaus. It was a time of hard work, mischief, and adventure.

Sometimes, when I’m stuck here in the ice and snow, I try to get back there in my head. All it takes is a six pack of Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing and some slow cooked Kalua Pig. Alright, I haven’t dug an imu in my yard and I really wouldn’t be able to finish eating a whole pig by myself. But this crock pot recipe seems to do the trick. Aloha!

Thing of the Day: Aloha Cuisine