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Speaking of Japanese beer, the big boy brewers here recently rolled out their autumn offerings as well.
Truth be told, I’ve always enjoyed Asahi and Kirin’s fall flavors, and appreciate their can designs as they remind me of the beauty of the season back home.

Speaking of Japanese beer, the big boy brewers here recently rolled out their autumn offerings as well.

Truth be told, I’ve always enjoyed Asahi and Kirin’s fall flavors, and appreciate their can designs as they remind me of the beauty of the season back home.

Filed under Japan Kirin Asahi seasonal beer fall autumn

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Jackie’s Beer Nest, Shanghai, China

A post about a beer bar that’s not really about beer…

Jackie’s Beer Nest is one of my favorite Shanghai haunts. It’s a hole-in-the-wall beer joint that used to sell Chinese craft beer on tap and imported brews in bottles. It’s where we started our bar crawl last night…

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However, sometime in the past three months since I was last there, things have changed at Jackie’s. He’s installed a new, modern tap system and is pouring only European beers now…

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I was hoping to sample a variety of new Chinese beers last night, but the only local brew that had was Master Gao’s BABY IPA in bottles…

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I was a bit disappointed, to be honest, but as we made the trip over, we decided to stay for a few cold ones and grab a little food from a few of the neighborhood take-out places…

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I did my best to read the Chinese menu at the first place and ordered what I thought were fried noodles with beef and  some dumplings. The woman running the shop smiled, cooked and packed up my food…

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I got the dumpling part right…

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But “Big Meat Noodle Fry” got me noodles in soup with pork belly and bok choy…

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But it was still pretty damn good!

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My brother-in-law, who speaks Chinese, went out a fared a little better at a Sichuan counter…

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Cumin lamb…

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Spicy chicken with cashews…

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Fried green beans and zucchini…

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Friday night street eats washed down with some British beer in Shanghai!

JACKIE’S BEER NEST

76 Zhaozhou Lu

Near Xizang Nan Lu

肇周路76号

Shanghai, China

http://www.beernest.com

Filed under Shanghai China craft beer Chinese beer food noodles ramen lamb chicken pork belly

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Most of Connecticut’s best pizza is found in New Haven, but every now and then, you stumble on a local gem elsewhere in the state, like Zois Pizza in Seymour!
Me and my buddies dropped in needing food in our bellies after trying beers from almost 80 breweries at the “Smoke in the Valley” beer festival yesterday.
We had no idea what to expect but were super impressed by with their double cheese, pepperoni and sausage pie! The thicker crust was a nice surprise as well.
I’ll definitely hit up Zois for more of their pizza if I’m ever in the area again.
CT does it again!!

Most of Connecticut’s best pizza is found in New Haven, but every now and then, you stumble on a local gem elsewhere in the state, like Zois Pizza in Seymour!

Me and my buddies dropped in needing food in our bellies after trying beers from almost 80 breweries at the “Smoke in the Valley” beer festival yesterday.

We had no idea what to expect but were super impressed by with their double cheese, pepperoni and sausage pie! The thicker crust was a nice surprise as well.

I’ll definitely hit up Zois for more of their pizza if I’m ever in the area again.

CT does it again!!

Filed under Connecticut CT pizza beer cheese sausage pepperoni

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The Vig at District Tap House, NYC

The District Tap House opened up earlier this year. On Super Bowl Sunday, in fact. Only one block from my house. With over 50 craft beers on tap, it quickly became one of my locals. I drink there quite a bit. It’s a comfortable space with a good vibe and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

However, there’s always room for improvement, as they say, and the District Tap House recently decided to up their game. Just last week they launched a new food and beverage program created by Noble “I’m not a Mixologist, I’m a Bartender” Harris and Chef Harrison Mosher, formerly of Alta in the West Village.

The main focus of the upgrade is to “The Vig”, their former backroom, which has been transformed from a private party space to an upscale cocktail bar…

Noble has come up with a unique array of alcoholic indulgences featuring barrel-aged cocktails, cocktails on tap and flavored ice cubes that pair perfectly with Chef Mosher’s new signature menu. Here’s a look at the magic DTH’s new dynamic duo are making together…

I started with one of Noble’s new cocktails, the Bitter Bean, made with Holland Gin, Aperol, vanilla syrup and grapefruit…

The District Wings, which are confited then fried for extra crispiness, glazed with lime and agave…

Next, I went with one their Featured Fall Cocktails, the Garden Fizz, which starts with a lemonade & thyme ice cube…

Then gin, Brooklyn honey, lemon, rosemary and soda are added…

Crispy Brussels sprouts with Granny Smith apples, pistachios, pistachio oil and creme fraiche…

Smoked trout stuffed grape leaves with dill yogurt and paprika…

Crispy crushed fingerling potatoes with horseradish sauce…

The Fall Old-Fashioned, with bourbon, brown sugar and rhubarb bitters with a green apple & ginger ice cube…

My favorite dish on their new menu, the shrimp & chorizo skewer with avocado…

The hanger steak skewer with marinated artichokes and fresh flat bread…

The Aviation, made with gin, maraschino, lemon and Creme de Violette…

And the District Burger with bacon and Fontina to close out the night!

Noble told us how he wants the District Tap House to become the perfect neighborhood bar for the local community, which for me, it already was.

Now it’s even better.

DISTRICT TAP HOUSE

246 W 38th St.

Between 7th & 8th Ave.

New York, NY 10018

212-221-1822

http://www.districttaphouse.com

Filed under NYC New York Manhattan midtown Garment District bar beer craft beer cocktails tap house chicken wings steak chorizo shrimp