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May 5, 2011

Crawfish Festival & Oskar Blues Beer Dinner

What are three things I love?  The mister, beer, and food.  When all three come together, I just know it’s going to be a good time.  I’d like to briefly touch on two recent good times.

This past weekend, Kevin and I went down to a crawfish festival with a few friends.  I’m not a HUGE fan of crawfish, but I ate one to get the full festival experience.  They were heavily seasoned, which tasted great but lit up my poor little tastebuds like the Fourth of July.  Yikes!  I was so glad I only had one. 

The Boys n' Crawdaddies

 

Instead of my own box of crawfish, I had a sausage topped with onions and peppers for lunch and some good ole’ Carolina bbq for dinner.  Naturally, I washed it all down with a few brews.  I can’t comment too much on the brews since there was no selection.  As you can see, I wasn’t exactly thrilled.

Landshark, Bud Light, or…ummm… Landshark
That’s okay though; the beer got better as the week progressed.  On Wednesday, Kevin and I met a buddy at one of our favorite hangouts, which we rarely visit, for a complimentary beer dinner presented by Oskar Blues Brewery.
 

Festive Table

 
 
That’s a shot of the table before other guests arrived.  It was a fun time.  Adam, the brewery’s rep, talked about the beer and gave us a few laughs.  The drinking establishment paired the pilsner with prawns, which were too buttery but a great pair, and the Dales Pale Ale with mustard sausage bites.  First off, I love Dales.  Next, I have a passion for sausage (except chorizo, but I’ll save that for another time).  The pairing was great.  Hops n’ mustard are like peas n’ carrots!  The following two courses included chicken wings with a scottish ale and a brownie a-la-mode with the Ten Fiddy imperial stout.
 
I was impressed with all the pairings, but there were no fruits, vegetables, or palate cleansers.  In addition, the tiny bites they called “courses” had no flow.  This bothered me, but Kev didn’t seem to mind.  When I hosted my beer dinner, we had an appetizer for one beer, a roast for a porter, and brownies for the stout.  It flowed!  Oh well… you can’t complain about free.  You also can’t complain about a good time.  Kev, our company, and I really had a good time.  Thanks Oskar Blues!
 
Thanks again for reading!
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May 5, 2011

Helloooooo!

Hello and thank you for visiting my new blog.  As you can see, this is my first post.  Wowzer!  How exciting?!? 

This first post is a quickie that’s meant to get the ball rolling, and in doing so, I’d like to highlight a few blogs/sites that gave me the inspiration to start something of my own.  Check out the link love below.

In the near future, I’ll be updating the About Me, Favs, Recipes, Workouts, and Travel information.  I also plan to upload some more pics and fresh posts.  Who doesn’t love pictures?  I may not yet have a fancy-schmancy camera, and I might also not be able to spell schmancy, but I’m just going to go with it.

Thanks again for visiting.  Wish  me luck, and y’all come back now!

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