| Food and Drink Board|| Bone Marrow Ice Cream - Would you order it? - Jax-Tiger on 7/31/14 at 10:30 am|
Salt and Straw has it on their menu as a featured flavor. Yea or Nay?...
| O-T Lounge|| Some people should NEVER do the self check out at the supermarket... - Jax-Tiger on 7/27/14 at 10:42 pm|
Especially if they have more than 5 items. I thought I could save time by going through the self-checkout lines at the supermarket. I sat and watched 4 people try to figure it out for ten minutes and kept wondering, "Why are they doing this?"...
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD - National Hot Dog Day - Jax-Tiger on 7/23/14 at 2:19 pm|
Having a beer and a hot dog, hold the hot dog.
Barley Brown's Ratchet Strap IPA. Mighty fine...
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD at Old Chicago Pizza. - Jax-Tiger on 7/16/14 at 2:29 pm|
No food, just a beer. RPM. Are all Old Chicago pizzas maven friendly? Or just mine?
| More Sports Board|| Where do you see more flops, the NBA Playoffs or the World Cup? - Jax-Tiger on 6/25/14 at 11:20 am|
I was watching the alleged biting incident in the World Cup, and the Italian player went down like he'd been shot after getting bit on the shoulder (allegedly). Suarez went down immediately afterwards and rolled on the ground like his clothes were on fire.
I'm not a soccer fan, but the World C...
| Political Talk|| How incriminating do these e-mails have to be.... - Jax-Tiger on 6/19/14 at 11:22 am|
For this administration to endure the ridicule, criticism, and scrutiny they are about to get, not to mention the ensuing legal battles. They must be making the conscious decision that this is better than the alternative, which is turning the e-mails over.
Somebody (or somebodies) must be incrim...
| Political Talk|| We need to close GITMO because it helps terrorist recruiting... - Jax-Tiger on 6/11/14 at 1:46 pm|
How does us trading terrorists for U.S. citizens not encourage the terrorists to capture more citizens to use as trade material in the future?...
| Political Talk|| Is the Obama administration incompetent or smart like a fox? - Jax-Tiger on 6/5/14 at 10:03 am|
I have maintained for some time that the continuous string of controversies has worked to the advantage of the administration.
Each controversy seems to be the result of an incompetent administration. However, I think the controversies generate "noise" from the Republicans and when a real scan...
| Food and Drink Board|| 2014 - Top Breweries (by volume) - Jax-Tiger on 5/28/14 at 10:12 pm|
Any surprises? Abita is one spot ahead of Firestone-Walker at #15.
The Top 50 Craft Breweries can be found here:
The top 20:
Boston Beer Co. (Boston, MA)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, CA)
| O-T Lounge|| Is anybody else getting fed up with being asked to donate to charities - Jax-Tiger on 5/28/14 at 9:39 pm|
everywhere? At the grocery, at the drugstore, in the drive through, etc... At the check out register, I am constantly being asked if I would like to donate to the cause of the day. Some places ask for 1, 5, or 10 bucks. Others ask if I want to round up to the nearest dollar. I feel like a heel ...
| Food and Drink Board|| If you could choose only one brewery based soley on their year-round lineup, - Jax-Tiger on 5/16/14 at 3:13 pm|
Which one would you choose to be distributed to your area?
[b]Firestone-Walker? [/b]The Jacks, DBA, Velvet Merlin
[b]Ballast Point?[/b] Sculpin, Victory at Sea, Sea Monster
[b]Stone?[/b] Enjoy By Series, IRS, Ruination, IPA, SSR Ale
[b]Deschutes? [/b] Black Butte, Obsidian Stout, Fresh Squ...
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD - abbreviated due to medical waiver... - Jax-Tiger on 5/15/14 at 3:36 pm|
I can't carry the thread, but apparently, I can't count on anyone else to start this thing, either. Where's Stink when you need him?
FBD - Laurelwood Workhorse IPA. This is so solid.
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD - Stalking Sticky Hands - Jax-Tiger on 5/14/14 at 3:35 pm|
FBD - Sticky Hands.
ETA: This is the Tropical Slam one off version. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| I love Weber - Jax-Tiger on 5/13/14 at 10:30 am|
I have a 10 year-old Weber Summit grill. Last year, they replaced the hood, when the lip of it corroded. This week, they are sending me a new cook box, flavorizer bars, burners, and assembly because I have a nickel sized hole in the cook box.
I grill 3-4 times a week. After 10 years, it's no...
| Food and Drink Board|| Salmon - with pics - Jax-Tiger on 5/10/14 at 9:41 pm|
I start with some fresh wild caught King salmon filets from my local grocer.
I soaked some maple planks in water for an hour.
Nice looking filets.
| Political Talk|| Comcast Commercial - Is anybody bothered by the "Vote" message? - Jax-Tiger on 4/17/14 at 2:55 pm|
Comcast has been running an ad featuring what appears to be immigrants, for the most part, who are espousing the message that if you vote, you can get what you want. Whether it be security in retirement, an education, or affordable healthcare, you need to make sure you vote in order to make it happ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Healthy Sandwich - with pics - Jax-Tiger on 4/14/14 at 3:50 pm|
I am trying to find ways to eat healthier without aacrificing flavor. A new favorite is a turkey panini on ciabatta bread.
We start by toasting both sides of the ciabatta bread for added crunchiness.
| Political Talk|| How do we get young people to sign up for Obamacare? - Jax-Tiger on 4/1/14 at 10:23 am|
What if we just make the IRS penalty equivalent to the cost of the lowest cost plan available. It's a win-win as far as Obama is concerned: either the young people will be insured, or the government rakes in a lot more tax revenue.
Right now it appears to be more coast effective for young health...
| Food and Drink Board|| Hello Everyone! Jax here. - Jax-Tiger on 3/29/14 at 4:52 pm|
Wish I could say I was bright eyed and bushy tailed, but I feel pretty good, all things considered. Surgery went well. I'm not in any pain and not on pain medication, although I did take a pop just for grins. My biggest problem is low blood pressure. I have naturally low blood pressure, and they...
| Food and Drink Board|| Grilled Turkey Breast (with pics) - Jax-Tiger on 3/22/14 at 10:09 pm|
Turkey breast was on sale at QFC, BOGO. They only had one breast left, so I got it at halp price. Fine with me. I picked up some asparagus and roasting potatoes to go with them.
I took the turkey breast out of the fridge and rubbed it with a combination of chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, an...
| Political Talk|| Is President Obama deliberately deceptive or just incompetent... - Jax-Tiger on 3/19/14 at 12:47 pm|
We've all seen the so-called "Lies" by this administration, "most transparent", "not even a smidgeon", "you can keep your doctor", "we'll have plenty of time to review and debate legislation", "we'll work with both sides of the aisle", etc...
Is President Obama a master puppeteer who is reshaping...
| Political Talk|| Why are we paying for kids up to the age of 26? - Jax-Tiger on 3/19/14 at 11:52 am|
Aren't these the people who we want paying into the system? The young healthy people are the ones we are depending on to pay for the old and infirm. Adding them to a family policy won't generate as much revenue. How does this make sense?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Butcher' Bacon Burger (with pics) - Jax-Tiger on 3/16/14 at 7:05 pm|
I recently found a local butcher that sells a 60/40 blend of lean beef and smoked bacon. I've heard people rave about the stuff, but I decided to try it myself.
I picked up a couple pounds of it. Kind of expensive at 7 bucks a pound, but was it worth it?
I decided to double down and picked u...
| Food and Drink Board|| Went to a local butcher and they had hamburger with bacon mixed in... - Jax-Tiger on 2/25/14 at 11:54 pm|
60/40 Hamburger/bacon mixture. That seems kinda high on the bacon percentage, but I have no choice but to try it. Have any of you had something similar?
ETA: Will orally pick up this weekend for burgers......
| Food and Drink Board|| Oregon tries a Muffaletta... - Jax-Tiger on 2/25/14 at 3:00 pm|
Had the special at the local deli. They assured me it was authentic...
Not sure about authentic (well, I am sure), but the in-house made meats were dynamite......
| Food and Drink Board|| Oskar Blues in LA? Likely in 2015 - Jax-Tiger on 2/21/14 at 11:04 am|
I got an e-mail from Travis at Oskar Blues last night.
I too enjoyed the conversation! ABV is a really cool space. Sure to do well.
I also asked OB brain trust about Louisiana. The answer I got was that we do have a plan for it however may not be until 2015. We are aggressively...
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD - Early Lunch - Jax-Tiger on 2/11/14 at 1:27 pm|
FBD - Silver Moon Uncle Jim's Maui Wowie DIPA. This was unexpectedly good. Very nice DIPA. Further proof that if you have a knowledgeable bartender, take their advice. I never would have chosen this on my own.
| Food and Drink Board|| PTY Distribution - Jax-Tiger on 2/10/14 at 12:36 pm|
FYI - for those who do not live in Santa Rosa.
We will begin distributing Pliny the Younger on draft the week of February 10th in and around Sonoma County and the Bay Area. Stone will likely pick up their shipment for Southern California that week or the following week. We will b...
| O-T Lounge|| Who in the hell has a pet squirrel? - Jax-Tiger on 2/8/14 at 7:25 pm|
Let alone, a dog that doesn't try to make dinner out of it...
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTPOSdyA7Uo)]Squirrel trying to hide a nut[/link]...
| Food and Drink Board|| Best way to get rid of fruit flies - Jax-Tiger on 2/5/14 at 4:57 pm|
Someone brought some oranges into work with a bunch of fruit flies on them, and ever since, we've had fruit flies flying around. Apparently, there is just enough food around for them to continue to subsist.
Is there a good way to kill these little bastards, short of fumigating the building?...