Brrrbon, Banana, Barleywine


Gotta love nachos. When I was in middle school I used to melt american cheese over tortilla chips in the microwave every day after school (nutritious, I know). Now I rarely get to indulge, so I was pretty excited to make a dent in this platter at happy hour yesterday. We went to Sunset Cantina, which is famous for bar food and a decent beer list.


We also ordered fried pickles (which I usually like), but I thought these were a little too salty and not crunchy enough.

You know I love places with ten ounce pours because it means more flavors, less headache. I tried a Sweaty Betty Blonde by Boulder Beer and a Widmer brrrbon barrel aged beer. The blonde was average (def. inferior to Allagash white) but I’m in love with the bourbon barrel (what’s new?). It was really strong and basically tasted like carbonated water-downed (in a good way) bourbon.

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Matt met up with us around 5:30 and we split the Jambalaya fajitas with andouille sausage, blackened chicken, and grilled shrimp.


All together with the fixin’s:


I’ve seen this beer before and always wanted to try it for obvious reasons!!

Matt and I split it because it’s pricy. It was really awesome – tasted just like banana bread, but it was a lot thinner than I expected. I think I’m addicted to the thick sticky-ness of high-alcohol beers now.
My final beer was a new Pretty Things beer (‘Our Finest Regards’) that’s 13.5% ABV (I think it’s technically a barleywine)!!!  Matt and I split a pint.  It was to-die-for, obv., look at my reaction…

Despite my 10 ounce pours, I still had a headache this morning, but it was totally worth it:)

I was only able to sleep in until 8, but that’s a lot better than 6:30. I spent 40 minutes on the expresso bike and then headed out for what I hope was the final round of Christmas shopping. Around two, Matt and I took a break for O’Sushi. Honestly, I’m not really a sushi person, but I get in the mood every once in a while and we had a gift certificate.

We enjoyed a spicy lobster roll as well as a shrimp tempura roll.
With an awesome crab and avocado salad.
Fun little lunch for a festive Christmas-y day.
I’m all warm in my apartment now and I don’t plan to leave this evening. Matt and I are cooking up some pumpkin pasta and relaxing for the night. There may be a movie in our future. Adios.
  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    December 18, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Speaking of thick beers, have you ever tried Founder’s Breakfast Stout? It’s like an oatmeal, chocolate, coffee mix. It’s ridiculously thick but actually really great!

    You had some good food this weekend 🙂

    • Laura
      December 19, 2010 at 9:33 pm

      Nooo, I haven’t tried it ! I’ll put it on my list…thanks:)

  • Kath
    December 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    So many good beers!

  • Kelly
    December 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I loveeee Banana Bread Beer!

  • Kat
    December 19, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I’ve had that banana bread beer – good, but I definitely agree about the need for thickness.

  • Yena
    December 19, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Mmm, I see cheese, beer, and sushi. Your photos are making me hungry 🙂

  • Sarah
    December 19, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Jambalaya fajitas sound amazing!