I bookmarked this recipe months ago for Drew. It is full of things he loves, like Italian sausage and beer. Game Day Beer Chili from How Sweet Eats was kind of an ordeal to put together. I feel like chili is something most of us make on a weekend because of all the prep work that… Continue reading Chili Experiment #2: How Sweet Eats Game Day Beer Chili
I sort of can’t believe I spent that whole last entry waxing poetic about chili without talking about how I never ate it as a kid. It’s true. I am a (mostly) reformed picky eater. I didn’t like chili when I was young for texture reasons, mainly I hated picking bean skins out of my… Continue reading Chili Experiment #1: Iowa Girl Eats Chipotle Turkey Chili with Apples
Y’all. I have been really lax about updating Beyond Bread and Butter. The truth is I ran out of steam last fall when my mom passed away. I know writer’s block is basically a myth, but every time I’ve tried to sit down and write something about a local restaurant, all I can think to… Continue reading Some notes on life and chili
If you’ve ever been to Red Rabbit, the Italian pizza and oysters restaurant from the team at Red Cow and Chef Todd MacDonald, you were just as happy as I was to learn they were launching brunch service. I have exactly zero criticisms. Red Rabbit is crushing it. My breakfast bowl (pictured above) was excellent,… Continue reading Brunch at Red Rabbit
If last Saturday was about old favorites, this Saturday was about new stuff. I kicked off the day with a Strawberry Donut Delight from The Strawberry Patch. This tastes exactly like you think it would. Macerated strawberries, a glazed doughnut, canned whip cream, another strawberry on top. If you like all of those things, this… Continue reading Minnesota State Fair Part Two: Electric Boogaloo
Like many Minnesotans, I look forward to the state fair all year long. It is like Christmas for the food obsessed. It seems that everyone has something they wait all year to eat at the fair. For some, it’s the roasted corn. For others, a pronto pup or maybe a pork chop on a stick.… Continue reading 2016 Minnesota State Fair!
Domo Gastro is an Asian fusion spot in Northeast that is quiet and funky. On a Wednesday evening, there were a good handful of cheerful customers, but it wasn’t packed full like some up and coming spots seem to be. I was there to investigate two rumors: 1) that the wings were killer and 2)… Continue reading Domo Gastro