lucky bandit

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

link love

I love this ode to tomatoes come the end of the summer season over on Portland Sampler.

A huge pumpkin fan I am not, but this vegan pumpkin bread looks so good.

Holy moly...PBTeen has an entire line of Harry Potter home goods.

It's a sad day in the holiday food world. Dorcas Reilly, the woman who created green bean casserole, has died at 92.

Floridians voted to end live dog racing by 2020! Victory! You can sponsor a hound here.

I read The Rule of One by the Saunders sisters and it was so awesome. Check it out.

I love these baseball scoring pencils.

Check out this amazing Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

tacos & beer

Saturday Kyle and I had a fabulous day out together. We were heading down to Hardywood for a beer release, but got there a little early so we headed over to En Su Boca for tacooooooos.
I tried a few different flavors. The black bean taco was really good, along with the fried fish. I wasn't a huge fan of their soy chorizo, but it made for a great photo. And their salsa gets all the heart eyes. The mild traditional salsa and their verde were fresh and delicious. Their habanero was a little too spicy for me, but still had good flavor. I'd never been before but the place had a great atmosphere!
Our next stop was Hardywood for the limited release of Trickery. Little note: I do not like stouts and didn't like it, though Kyle thought it was great. I'm a sours gal. We picked up some for Kyle and some for his best friend, but I had a nice Farmhouse Pumpkin and a Tropication on tap. We hung out for a while and had a great time.

How was your weekend?


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

pickled & fermented festival 2018 // cotu brewing co

Last weekend we finally had a baseball free Saturday together so we went on down to Center of the Universe Brewing Company for the Pickled and Fermented Festival! We go to COTU fairly frequently and I noticed the festival link on their website and bought us tickets.
It was a neat little festival! There were several vendors with loads of pickled things to sample and we tried a lovely fig kefir soda from Farmstead Ferments. Kyle picked up some bourbon bread and butter pickles and I snagged an absolutely amazing tomatillo salsa verde (gonna make verde soup with it!) and some treats for the boys. All of the vendors were local, which was even better! After walking around, we headed inside for a beer before heading out for dinner at Foo Dog.

It was an awesome day!