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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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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I’m having to learn how to use a gas grill for something other than straight grilling.. it’s not like my smokers where I can use offset heat.
Here’s a nice pork roast I did for Memorial Day.
Gas grill Pork Roast May 2012
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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Our band (Leanne and the Bizarros) used to open for hers (Frieda and the Firedogs) back in Austin in the early ’70s.. get back!
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I did this same sort of series with a Belmont Butchery steak last fall. Here’s a similar operation with a couple of boneless pork chops I got at Kroger. (Hey, I’m trying to save money, Tanya!) <snargle>
I used lemon juice and some of Stubbs' Chile-Lime Rub on these succulent boogers. That was all.
after the anointment
the grates outdoors
These will be sliced for sandwiches to take to work during the week. I’m amazed at how many folks go out to eat every day. Must be nice (maybe).
P.S. How do these jokers get corporate funding for their ever-so wistful food bloggerie? I sure as hell would drink the Stubbs’ Kool-ade. I’d take his free charcoal. <snargle>
Here you are. Looks quite nice. I combined this with a trip to Taj Mahal to get some tea for my lady-wyfe in KCMO. Nearly went over to Jerusalem to see what they might have in the way of halal lamb to grill, but I went on home.
La Milpa without the cook tent.