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Thoughts on Beer & Food, Home & Away

Great Taste Weekend 2013 Food Porn and What Not
Posted Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 by thewimperoo

The best weekend of the year for eating and drinking. Here's a rundown of all of the aforementioned porn.

Pineapple and Bacon Fritter from Glazed & Infused

 

Personal Sausage from Pequod's

 

Fun on Baby Jesus' Porch

 

Starting off pre-partying at Dexter's with a Toppling Goliath Pseudosue

Questionable company

 

Next stop was Ale Asylum's new facilities. 

 

Blonde IPA

 

Hefeweizen

 

Bedlam!

 

Free Beer Pandemonium at Madison's for the Goose Island Pre Party

 

Sofie Paradisi and BCS Cherry Rye

 

The Illinois

 

Dinner at Paul's Pelmeni.  Glorious dumplings in a little spot just a block or so away from Brickhouse.  Pete, Kevin and I gorged on these in record time.  Surprise food of the weekend for me.  

 

Good times at the Brickhouse Pre Party.  The setup worked much better with the special timed beers up on the 3.5th floor.  

 

Marigold Kitchen for breakfast on Saturday morning for the 4th straight year.  Duck Confit Hash for me, Breakfast Sandwich for the wife.

 

A little snack after walking around the Farmer's Market.  Venezuelan empanadas.  Breakfast and Apple Cinnamon.  These were tasty.  The Breakfast had Nueskie's Bacon, scrambled eggs and aged cheddar.  

 

No pictures from the fest, but I thought it was a great time again this year.  I avoided almost all of the lines and didn't really have a strict schedule like in years past.  Just kind of randomly wandered around and drank tons of awesome beer.  

 

Forequarter for dinner.  I think this place has tons of potential.  Not every dish that we had was a star, but overall it was an enjoyable experience.  There was a fried chicken dish that looked awesome, but was 86'd by the time we were seated.  It was super dark in there so the pictures are the greatest.

Started off with a charcuterie plate with pickled vegetables and lomo aka melt in your mouth pork fat goodness

 

A Kolsch from House of Brews.  Really nice and went well with the food.

 

Fried shitake & oyster mushrooms, sprouted lentils, pickled serranos, balsamic reduction and salted lime curd

 

Roasted Green Beans with garlic confit, pickled mustard seeds, fermented green tomatoes and crispy braised goat

 

Blistered shishito peppers with lemon and parmigiano reggiano

 

Chocolate terrine, mint panna cotta, currant reduction and fresh currants

 

Up early Sunday morning to get to New Glarus, so we just stopped at Greenbush Bakery on the way out of town.  Sad that I missed out on the staple Old Fashioned Sunday breakfast, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices for beer. The giant apple fritter hit the spot like it always does.

Not too many people beat us to New Glarus when we got there around 8:30.  

 

Creepin'

 

Final haul of beer from the weekend

 

Already jonesing for next year.  Can't get here soon enough.

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