The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

THIS JUST IN: OLD RASPUTIN AT MONSTER B’S

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I have to say I’m impressed that Monster B’s Bar & Grille has Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (on tap) from North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, Calif. “A sweet, very yeasty stout with both toasted and fruity overtones. A long finish on the tongue with more residual bitterness than you would expect […] [Read More]
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THE LBC ENDORSES: CORNBREAD & TURBODOG

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Photo/Chris Preovolos 9/27/2008 If I wasn’t so lazy I would have whipped up some crawfish étouffée solely for the purposes of having something Louisiana-themed to wash down with a bottle Turbodog. The dark brown ale from Abita Brewing Company goes with pretty much anything, but drinking it always makes with wish I had a bowl of étouffée […] [Read More]
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“I THINK I FANCY A PIMM’S”

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9/15/2008 In the waning days of summer, time is running out for one last pitcher of Pimm’s. The traditional British cocktail is made with a gin-based concoction called Pimm’s No. 1 Cup. Wikipedia has a good overview and sampling of recipes: here. All are basically variations on a theme involving: Pimm’s, lemonade, lemon-lime soda, fruit, […] [Read More]
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HAIR OF THE PIG THAT BIT ME

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Someone, anyone, tell me how to make this: bacon-infused Bloody Mary. Please tell me this isn’t a cruel joke like the “Whiskey Burger” cocktail outlined in Esquire earlier this year that broke my heart when I realized it has to be an April Fool’s prank. Or maybe not. Can you get that animal style? –CP [Read More]
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