Short Rib Chili with Chocolate Stout

December 31, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Last week, I went to the store without a plan, which is generally a bad idea. Normally, I'm not so good at shopping without something specific in mind and I end up with 11 ingredients that don't go well together and a pint of ice cream. I had it in my head that I wanted something beefy, but I wasn't sure what that might be. When I saw boneless short ribs, I remembered a really delicious short rib chili I once had, so I Googled a recipe while I was in the store, picked up all of the ingredients, and off I went to cook. Food 52's Short Rib Chile was actually third on Google's list of results, but it has recently become a favorite site of mine so it was a no brainer.

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St Peters Cream Stout St Peters Brewery Co

April 16, 2011 - 1:46 pm

A few months back, we took a weekend trip to Palm Springs. Before checking into our magnificent hotel, we stopped at a wine shop that was supposed to have a sangiovese that we enjoy but is a bit difficult to find in stores. The shop didn't have the wine. They did have a small but thoughtful beer selection. I am under the impression that the owner takes great care in curating the beers they sell there, because there is only a limited selection and much of it is from small local breweries. The first beer we tried was the St. Peter's Cream Stout from St. Peter's Brewery Company, a drink only available at 2 stores in Los Angeles.

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