August 31, 2013

End of Summer Smattering of Stuff

End of summer? One can hope, anyway. It's been slow posting for me the last few months. Many reasons for that, being busy this summer with things that don't involve having fun with food and wine is part of it. However, some pics of things from the last few weeks.
Met a friend for lunch at The General Muir last week and had another very good meal. The double stack cheeseburger is pretty righteous. It's fast-food-ish, and sloppy, in a good way.
We also shared some of the chicken liver appetizer. Good, creamy chicken liver. Could use a thinner bread here, or veggies, as spreading the liver on this bread will fill you up fast. Oh yeah, if you have not tried The General Muir cheesecake, do so soon. Could be the best cheesecake I've ever tasted.
Another recent lunch stop at El Rey del Taco on Buford Highway. Best tacos in town? Perhaps. I won't disagree. They are legit and only about $2 each.
I don't know why I don't frequent Sun in My Belly more often. I live right down the road, the place has a homey-bohemian vibe, and I have had nothing but solid experiences with each visit. $10 corkage fee is a great feature, too. Last week, the salmon on couscous was right on. 
Also from SIMB, the pork shoulder bowl with hatch-chile polenta, broccoli rabe, and grilled peaches.
Been drinking my share of beer this summer. Pictured above is the new beer from Westbrook. The Gose (pronounced Go-suh) is made in the style of a sour German wheat beer. It's salty and sour and acidic. I didn't love it. Too much like a sour cider for my palate. I hear that people who like sour beer love it. To each their own, I suppose.
I love crisp, dry white wines from the Loire Valley when it's hot out. I also really like the wines of Jean-Francois Merieau. This Sauvignon Blanc did not disappoint. At $16 around town, it is a nice buy.

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