I needed to celebrate after this whirlwind Thanksgiving week. I work in a restaurant, which means I work holidays (because the restaurant doesn't for close holidays, bummer). I also wanted to see my family, so Thursday afternoon I took Caltrain to Redwood City and Friday morning, took it back to the city to work. Yeowch, I've been tired.
BBQ on a Sunday night in November? Done and done. I wanted to celebrate!
I like their specialty 22's better. Next time I'm sticking with one of those when I want cider. They are heavier and more flavorful. In a beer kind of way. Which I like.
I also bought myself an Anderson Valley Seasonal Ale because, well, I really love beer. Especially Winter Ales!
But this shindig was not just about drinking, it was about BBQing! I've been interested in trying out Field Roast brand Frankfurters. Field Roast is a great brand, but in all honesty, I think their products can be on the dry side. The Frankfurters were good, but I like Smart Dogs. They are cheap and that word I do not like, which is the opposite of dry. If you like Field Roast, you'll probably like these. They are plain, which is what enticed me; in a hot dog, I don't want fancy flavors. I want a vegan version of Hebrew Nationals!
These come individually wrapped in plastic, like old-school style sausages, which is cutesy, but also a big fucking waste of plastic.
Rurik and Dan made veggie skewers and I made Hawaiian Pasta Salad - it's Dan's favorite.