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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.

Dan

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Re: Epicurean Ramblings: Great Taste Weekend 2013 Food Porn and What Not
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 10:49:32 AM »
Already jonesing for next year.  Can't get here soon enough.

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Re: Epicurean Ramblings: Great Taste Weekend 2013 Food Porn and What Not
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 11:49:56 AM »
I love pelmeni... wish i'd known about Paul's!

Furley captured in the wild :o

Sexy pics Dan, you gonna be tough to beat on Sunday... :evil:

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Re: Epicurean Ramblings: Great Taste Weekend 2013 Food Porn and What Not
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 11:56:59 AM »
I love pelmeni... wish i'd known about Paul's!

Furley captured in the wild :o

Sexy pics Dan, you gonna be tough to beat on Sunday... :evil:

That pelmeni spot was great.  I had read about it on LTHforum a few weeks ago and immediately added it to the list of places to try.  We all did a full order of Mixed with the Works.  I actually thought that the potato ones were better than the beef, but overall it was a great spot for cheap eats and really close to the Brickhouse.
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Re: Epicurean Ramblings: Great Taste Weekend 2013 Food Porn and What Not
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 08:55:24 AM »
That must suck going to GTOTM.  Cause every other day of the year you have to wake up knowing it's not going to be as good as that weekend.   

Looks awesome.  Thanks for posting. 

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Re: Epicurean Ramblings: Great Taste Weekend 2013 Food Porn and What Not
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 11:20:20 AM »
That must suck going to GTOTM.  Cause every other day of the year you have to wake up knowing it's not going to be as good as that weekend.   

Looks awesome.  Thanks for posting. 

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Re: Epicurean Ramblings: Great Taste Weekend 2013 Food Porn and What Not
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2013, 09:35:22 PM »
next year i'm just going to stalk wimp around madison and eat whatever he does
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Re: Epicurean Ramblings: Great Taste Weekend 2013 Food Porn and What Not
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 10:38:53 PM »
next year i'm just going to stalk wimp around madison and eat whatever he does

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Re: Epicurean Ramblings: Great Taste Weekend 2013 Food Porn and What Not
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2013, 09:37:58 PM »
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