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 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!
I feel like I’m pretty late to the game on 4 Bells. I’ve seen people raving about the food, particularly the fried chicken, for months. Maybe I should have waited a year to do “4 BELLS REVISTED?” At any rate, I found myself there on a warm but pleasant Minneapolis evening and made a beeline… Continue reading The Rooftop at 4 Bells
How was your MSP Restaurant Week everyone? Where did you go? What did you have? I only made it to two places this time around. I started out the week at Citizen Supper Club in the Intercontinental (formerly Crowne Plaza) hotel. Citizen Supper Club offers updated takes on 60s style supper club fare and… Continue reading Restaurant Week Postmortem