Monthly Archives: September 2011
It’s here. Sweet, smokey – Bacon Beer. That’s right. Rogue Ales and Voodoo Doughnut came together to create this insane creation. I wish I could be there at the front door when they start selling it tomorrow (September 24), but it’s all the way in Portland, Oregon.
I have to say. I love reading the description of the ale. I even admire the detail in the selling of the product. Pink bottle for the pig inside, noting that the food pairing is with doughnuts and pork, and making sure to keep the mention of Voodoo Doughnut on the label (because we all know of the Bacon Maple Bar)
Though, some have already made comments on the bacon beverage – see here: “A Foul Abomination”
If you are one of the lucky ones to be near the area tomorrow, be aware there is a limit on how much you can buy. See details here: BUY IT. Either they are limited on the amount because they are unsure how well it will sell or they really think this product is going to fly out the door. Either way, I do think people will want to show up and at least try it out. I wish I was one of them. I’m really starting to believe that Portland may not just be a ‘foodies’ dream but even a bacon-addict’s dream.
Yesterday was my birthday. I decided I wanted to see just how much stuff I could possibly get for free on my birthday. I was amazed at the amount of coupons I was able to collect by simply signing up for email subscriptions at different restaurants.
I know most people hate getting a bunch of junk email. You can always just set up a new email that is solely for this only. I simply signed up for a bunch of stuff in the matter of an hour or so about a week before my birthday.
I didn’t cash in on most of the freebies because quite honestly, I was full. I was able to get my free Venti Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks, free 20 oz smoothie from Smoothie King, free strawberry shake from Del Taco, and free Filet Mignon & Shrimp from the hibachi grill at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse (plus a free cupcake at the end!).
I also got a free Hand-Crafted Burger from Ruby Tuesdays. I, of course, went with the Triple Prime Bacon Cheddar Burger. I would never pay for an $11 burger but it was going to be free, so why not?
Their ‘Prime” burgers are listed as being made with “…8 ounces of fresh, 100% USDA Prime beef. Less than 3% of beef is graded Prime”. The Triple Prime Bacon Cheddar Burger was served “…With aged New York cheddar and applewood smoked bacon”.
When the burger came out, I have to admit, I thought it looked a little small. How they present the meal is a little odd now. I am not a big “foodie” and don’t claim to understand the restaurant business, but I thought it was a bit silly to give me a ceramic plate with my burger, to which also holds my fries in a separate ceramic dish on top of that plate and a small metal cup with ketchup. I don’t think many people would care if their fries are near the burger. I can understand the ketchup though – maybe less condiments on the table for a ‘clean’ look? In the end, it wasn’t a big deal, I just though it was silly for a burger and fries. Maybe it shows how ‘unclassy’ I am.
The burger tasted amazing. The cheddar was delicious and perfectly melted on the burger. Yes, it was just bacon strips placed on the burger and not actually in the burger patty, but the bacon was cooked just right. The condiments were not overwhelming at all. And I think my boyfriend said it best when he said, ” You know it’s a good burger when you have a grease rain puddle.” It was true, the burger was very greasy and I had to be careful not to get any on my ‘Zombees’ shirt (which is one of the four shirts I always wear).
Even though my first thought was “that’s small“, I was unable to finish my burger. It may have been the the free stuff we already acquired and was still sitting in my stomach – which included a shake (I don’t think I have to explain). The burger is currently in my ‘fridge and it will be lunch today.