Well, I hope to be out of the KC area by the middle of May. Thence to Salem, Oregon. I’ll not miss Brownbackistan one whit. I will have a place to garden and to have a smoker again. No more apartment cooking. Yahoo!
The carniceria closest to us in Salem. El Torito.
Will be glad to be there.. real strawberries.. not those cardboard ones from Las Califas. Serious wineries, more craft brewing. Hell, I may get me a cajun cooker, too. Quien sabe?
Tacos from El Sureño. A block from El Torito
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Mainly photos with captions..
Lunch at the Museum Hill cafe: Santa Fe.
Chile Relleno, El Farolito, El Rito, NM
From the NY Times.
and a scene I painted taken from a photo taken by a pal of mine, Mike Farmer. It’s at Kreuz Market in Lockhart, TX
Altercation at the counter
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Tagged barbecue, beef, brisket, frijoles, goat, literature, outdoor cooking, pork, Texas Monthly
Wow.. this was great. They made their own beans and the cole slaw was not some bland and overly sweet grocery store salad bar mush. I was most impressed. This was for the grand opening at Local Pig, a an artisanal butcher shop that produces charcuterie in the East Bottoms. This is about two blocks from Knucklehead’s, a music venue where have I occasionally sat in on accordion at the blues jams, just north, across the railroad tracks.
The Local Pig has a nice interior.
There was quite a crowd, even when I got there a bit after noon. It was chilly and windy, in the 40s, but pleasant. There seemed to be a rather well-behaved crowd.
The crowd is served.
The plates were quite nice. The buns/rolls were amazingly good. Not some sort of Bunny Bread/burger bun dreck.
Here’s a photo of my plate.
Pork plate at Local Pig's grand opening.
If I had known, I could have gotten some ribs. But I didn’t. Here’s a plate of rib remains. Sigh. Whimper.
Had I just know; I could have had a rib or three. Shucks.
Lest we forget, the guest of honor… a noble beast..
And here’s the guest of honor with the woman who was nobly serving the Boulevard Ales on tap. Good work, folks!
The Guest of Honor and one of his Minions..
Not forgetting, EL TORITO #3 (I think it’s number 3) just opened its new supermercado on the north side of Independence Avenue, across from ACE Hardware. It’s a really nice place to shop for comida and has a great carniceria.
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Use dried beans. Please. Here’s how, from Ruhlman.
Make the time for dried beans. Relax.
I’ve been busy. This is the most advanced cooking I can handle, other than makin’ a pot of frijoles rosados.
I put some Penzey’s “muralla del sabor” on this sucker.
Stubb’s makes good charcoal.
Looking out over the holler!
The deck and its environs. No hablo “gas grill”.
Move it to the side.. this fire could have cooked a load more meat. One could also roast an aubergine for baba ganoush in the cooker as it cooled.
It's done to my taste.
Now for the slice.. tender as a maiden’s heart.
May not be done enough for some folks. I have had cheese that was less tender than this.
Hurrah for Belmont!
Their MEAT ISSUE mentions the Big Apple Market on Jeff Davis. Who let them off their West End tether? Next they’ll be reviewing the Guate bars in that neck of the woods.
Barbacoa con Big Red! (Randy Garibay 1939 - 2002)
It should be noted that Big Apple’s fish market can be rather aromatic in the summer. And they usually have the widest selection of dried beans in the area. Flor de mayo, Mayacoba, Canario, y mucho mas! And they often have tins of Caldo de Garrobo (iguana soup) which is said to be an aid in combatting hangovers and an aid for impotence.
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Tagged beef, chickenfoot soup, Dogtown food, frijoles, pescado