Food truck Wednesday!
Well not really – I think there are trucks at Fullsteam Brewery most nights! Side note: I love food trucks as long as I have a table. I can’t stand eating while standing up – I’m a fast eater and have learned that I do much better if I can sit down and savor my food!
Tonight, we met up with friends and a birthday girl for beers and celebration and it was so nice! I love random Wednesday outings. Matt and I shared a spare rib quesadilla, tots, and a spicy goat cheese slice of pizza.
Oh man, those tots hit the spot. And the quesadilla was fabulous.
I had one summery white beer, and it was just one of those nights where it went straight to my brain and left me with a massive headache – maybe I’m dehydrated since Wednesday is bootcamp in the am? Regardless, I’m heading straight for bed and I’m pretty excited:)
I thought I was beating Matt’s cold, but it has gotten the best of me today:( I wasn’t able to go to church or brunch, but my parents were nice enough to order us a pizza and come over for the Duke game.
I really thought I was on the up-and-up Saturday, and attempted a date night. I figured beer is the best medicine (only in the moment…)
Matt and I stopped at Milltown in Chapel Hill and had a drink at the bar – this dubbel was fantastic!!!
I hate how having a stuffy nose affects your taste buds! I figured Asian food might stand out, so we checked out the bar at Jujube, a fusion restaurant with Chinese and Vietnamese influences in Chapel Hill. We decided just to share a cocktail and were blown away by the Hot Date – jujube [date] preserves, bourbon, cayenne, and lemon. Hot and sweet and oh so perfect.
These were melt-in-your-mouth pillows, and again, the sauce made this dish outstanding.
Crispy beef short rib and goat cheese wontons with hot pepper-basil jam arrived next, and while the insides of these were good, I tasted just a little too much of the fried shell and didn’t ever taste any goat cheese Can’t complain about the hot pepper sauce though!
Everything we tried was so unique and flavorful that we decided to just look at the dessert menu. Yeah right. We simply had to try the fried apple-goat cheese dumplings with vanilla-bourbon ice cream and black vinegar caramel. Basically my dream, fried into a pocket.
There were four dumplings under there, and we quickly discovered that the goat cheese was lurking in the corners. Absolutely to-die-for!
I’m so glad we tried something off the beaten path!
And now, my friends, I’m not gonna go to bed; because even though I feel lousy I’m on spring break and I’m gonna stay up past my bedtime watching random tv!!Read More
I love cooking holiday appropriate foods. And dressing in holiday appropriate colors (well you kinda have to for St. Paddy’s Day…).
Growing up, Kelly the Leprechaun used to come in the wee hours of the morning and make green cinnamon coffee cakes for breakfast. And I think we used to have corned beef too. So naturally, I wanted to make something loosely Irish last night.
I found a recipe for Cottage Pie, and since it allowed me to use that last bit of tomato paste in my fridge, I knew it was the one. Only it kinda took me forever to make, and Matt and I ate the whole thing in about 15 minutes.
But I could definItely taste it in the sauce!
The pie was a big mess, but it was a nice change of pace because I rarely cook such traditional dishes. I still don’t think I’m much of a meat and potatoes person…
But Irish food and beer were the perfect way to celebrate and made for a cozy little holiday.Read More
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Mine was mexican food with the fam at my favorite childhood spot: Bandidos. My dad had a Groupon, so he took us out! Growing up, I didn’t drink the margaritas, but I always ordered the shredded chicken quesadillas, and I still think they are some of the best quesadillas out there!
I went for a house ‘rita on the rocks with shrimp tacos. I actually love shrimp in tacos more than fish, but they don’t seem to be as common. These were awesome, especially because of the creamy chipotle sauce that came on the side. Cheesy beans are delish too!
I didn’t even realize today was a holiday! They sure don’t celebrate down here like they do in Boston, although I noticed quite a few day-drinkers at the bars today when Matt and I were out on a walk. It looked fun, so after grocery shopping and exercise, we stopped into Fullsteam for a half pour.
I had the Hogwash, a smoked brew described as bbq in beer form. It was quite good. Made me want a big plate of bbq with corn on the cob.
The rest of my weekend involved a solo evening with Downton Abby and wine, shopping, spinning, sleeping. Pretty fabulous if you ask me!Read More
Hello friends. What a glorious spring weekend! Aren’t you so excited that it’s here? Matt and I had a rare weekend with no plans. While the spring weather made me want to eat lots of healthy fruits and salads, I somehow ended up having beer, meat, and fries both nights.
I got my wish for a burger! Friday night, we met some friends at Fullsteam Brewery for a drink and then grabbed dinner at Bull City Burger. I had the pimento cheese burger, and it was better than any I’ve ever had there before. It was thick and perfectly [under] cooked. I tried the British IPA, extra special bitters, and the barleywine. All were pretty typical brewpub beers – good but nothing spectacular.
- Gouden Carolus Triple Mechelen Belgium
- Cottonwood Frostbite Black Ale
- Mystery Brewing Jings me Crivens Wee Heavy
- The Bruery Rye Ale