| 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?...
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD - Tue day (in a row I've started this from the left coast...) - Jax-Tiger on 2/4/14 at 2:49 pm|
FBD - Red Chair. Best I could do at the sushi place where I'm eating.
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD the day after the SB - Jax-Tiger on 2/3/14 at 2:52 pm|
FBD - Descender IPA. Boy was I shocked. No beard.
| Political Talk|| The question I have regarding all the Governor Christie nonsense... - Jax-Tiger on 1/20/14 at 1:16 pm|
Who in their right mind wants the government to have any more control over anything other than what's absolutely necessary?
I don't see it as an R vs. D issue. I see it as a-hole politicians finding a way to screw up anything they touch. They are politicians. They aren't traffic experts. They...
| Food and Drink Board|| Fresh Squeezed is going to be in Deschutes regular year-round lineup. - Jax-Tiger on 1/18/14 at 5:25 pm|
Starting in 2014. Not sure if Germans, but it will be nice to have $2.99 bombers and $7 six-packs of this stuff. I think this is a step up from their regular IPAs, even though Inversion is pretty decent. :cheers:
I know it's not sold in Louisiana, but it's pretty obtainable....
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD - Lunch at the Thirsty Lion. - Jax-Tiger on 1/15/14 at 2:16 pm|
FBD - FW Union Jack.
ETA: Topic name sucks, but I got tired of waiting for someone in the more easterly time zones to start this thing......
| Food and Drink Board|| Steak - Family Style - Jax-Tiger on 1/11/14 at 9:35 pm|
I started out with a couple of 2 inch thick NY Strips from my local butcher. When doing a family style steak like this, I get them thick. I don't need a 25 oz. steak for just myself. I didn't trim 'em - left all the fat on them.
I generously seasoned them with Kosher salt and fresh cracked pep...
| Food and Drink Board|| Does your family serve ham or turkey for Christmas dinner? - Jax-Tiger on 12/26/13 at 10:52 am|
It was a controversy in my family for years. My dad insisted on ham, and my mom thought that was odd - that turkey is the traditional Christmas protein. We ended up having ham only because we always had turkey at Thanksgiving.
Are there certain areas of the country that tend to be biased toward...
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD - Xmas Shopping. Merry Christmas to me... - Jax-Tiger on 12/21/13 at 10:50 am|
FBD - Hop Valley Alpha Centauri DIPA.
| Food and Drink Board|| Does anybody know of the best tea maker out there? - Jax-Tiger on 12/19/13 at 3:52 pm|
The wife wants one. Breville has one for $250 that is supposed to be good. I love my wife, but not $250 worth...
I need to get an electric tea maker to go along with the golf shoes I already got her. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| John Harris (Ecliptic) and Cigar City Collaboration - Jax-Tiger on 12/10/13 at 1:40 pm|
Is this beer going to be available down south?
Wiltz? What do you know?
If you've never heard of Ecliptic, that's OK. It's brand new and opening next week. John Harris is a brewing legen...
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD - Whole Foods edition - Jax-Tiger on 12/9/13 at 3:41 pm|
FBD - Pfriem Blonde IPA while eating lunch at Whole Foods. Really good. Must try more Pfriem. Dean probably knows more about it than I do.
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD - Sorry I have to start this thing... - Jax-Tiger on 12/4/13 at 5:08 pm|
Where's Stink been?
FBD - Firestone Union Jack
| Political Talk|| Oregon's Healthcare Exchange Enrollment - Jax-Tiger on 11/24/13 at 10:00 pm|
Oregon had been running a huge (and expensive) ad campaign touting their health care exchange, "Cover Oregon". They have run commercials with Portland Trailblazers and Timbers stars. They have billboards all over the state. They have politicians and celebrities pitching for them.
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD - Coconut Curry Pumpkin Beer Day - Jax-Tiger on 11/13/13 at 4:55 pm|
I promised R2R I would try this one for him after work... Would you drink this?...
| Food and Drink Board|| A Date With The Abyss - Jax-Tiger on 11/11/13 at 1:08 pm|
Not sure if Germans, but this will probably be a very interesting read for some of you, especially since The Abyss comes out this week.
[link=(http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/blog/2013-01-28/date-abyss)]A Date With The Abyss[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Is there anyone out there who thinks we should all do with less... - Jax-Tiger on 11/10/13 at 12:10 pm|
and feels that Socialism is the means to that end? I have a friend that I have debated politics for years with and every time I prove to him that the social programs he espouses make things worse for everybody, he tells me that is part of the goal. We use too many resources - we need the governmen...
| O-T Lounge|| Inhumane Working Conditions - Jax-Tiger on 10/23/13 at 7:07 pm|
First, let me say, I work for Nike, in Beaverton, OR. They just put four 80" TV's up on the wall in the open area while I work. They show sports all the time. How am I supposed to get any work done? This is some sort of sick joke... I guess I'll have to get used to it......
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD - Going to LA - Jax-Tiger on 10/11/13 at 7:39 am|
First stop Los Angeles. Then on to New Orleans. being that I'm on the west coast, if I'm ever going to start one of these freaking threads, it'll be today.
FBD -Oakshire Espresso Stout
| Food and Drink Board|| Best bet in New Orleans for a good tap room - - Jax-Tiger on 10/9/13 at 3:44 pm|
Staying at the Hilton on St. Charles and eating at Cochon - would like to be within staggering distance....
| O-T Lounge|| Mineral rights question. Can I prevent drilling on my land - Jax-Tiger on 10/8/13 at 1:17 pm|
If I only own 1/3 of the mineral rights?
My wife is going to sell her 1/3 share of the her parents estate to her sister. She wants to retain 1/3 of the passive mineral rights, but her sister is afraid that that also gives my wife the right to start driling anytime she wants.
Isn't this a ...
| Food and Drink Board|| You knew you had turned into a beer maven when... - Jax-Tiger on 10/6/13 at 2:59 pm|
I didn't buy an IPA at the store I was in, because I wanted to see if they had the same beer with a fresher date at another store. It hit me then......
| Food and Drink Board|| How can my local bottle shop have almost 1400 different beers in stock, - Jax-Tiger on 10/4/13 at 3:42 pm|
and consistantly NOT have the one beer I am looking for?
How is that? Doesn't seem to matter what I'm looking for... they ran out last week.
They don't even carry all the AB, Miller, Coors, etc......
| O-T Lounge|| Can I have ONE razor for myself? - Jax-Tiger on 9/17/13 at 3:11 pm|
Why is it that when a woman shaves her legs, the blades on my razor end up less straight than Rock Hudson on a weekend bender in Key West?
I huff and I puff, I threaten, I provide incentives, and I even retaliate by leaving the toilet seat up on purpose, but it does no good. I end up going to wo...