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The BREW, Shanghai, China

After my flights are booked and meetings arranged, my next order of business is always meticulously researching good local restaurants and breweries in the cities I’m traveling to for work. I’ve been to Shanghai numerous times this past year, so thought I knew all the best places to go for great craft beer in this town. So imagine my surprise when I walked into the Kerry Hotel for a meeting only to find this…

It turns out that the lobby pub there, The BREW, makes all their own beer in house!!

Award winning beer at that…

How could I have missed this place?!

Anyway, I wasted no time getting acquainted with their full menu once my meetings had ended…

From left to right…

- Skinny Green American Light Lager

- PILS Pilsner

- White Ant Witbier

- India Panel Ale

- MASH Double IPA

- Dugite Vanilla Stout

The BREW is also where I had that wonderful Peking Duck Pizza…

My friend had their homemade Bangers & Mash which were excellent as well!

It’s a little bit of a trek out to The BREW in Pudong, but the fantastic food and drink made it well worth the trip, if you ask me.

Especially as they sell growlers of their beer for you to take home!

THE BREW

Inside the Kerry Hotel

1388 Hua Mu Road

Pudong, Shanghai

201204

China

+86-188-2119-1461

http://www.thecookthemeatthebrew.com/the-brew/

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Goodbye and Thanks for Everything, Hot Doug’s!

Last week, after feeding the hot dog hungry masses for over 13 years, Hot Doug’s, Chicago’s Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, closed their doors for good. It was a sad day not just for the folks in the Windy City, but for anyone around the world who’d ever enjoyed one of Doug Sohn’s delightful dogs. I’m posting pics of my last visit to Doug’s in memoriam of this palace of processed pork pleasure…

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"There are no two finer words in the English language than "encased meats", my friends."

HOT DOUG’S

2001-2014

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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!!

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The smoked bratwurst with cheese from Gartner’s Country Meat Market in Portland. Insanely delicious!! 
These guys have been making sausage for fifty years and know what they are doing! No wonder everyone at Matt and Kelly Sue’s BBQ were so insistent I try them. Thanks to Greg Rucka for making sure I got one fresh off the grill!
Oh, and be warned, their jalapeno beer sausage packs quite a punch!!
GARTNER’S COUNTRY MEAT MARKET
 7450 NE Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97218
503-252-7801
http://www.gartnersmeats.com/

The smoked bratwurst with cheese from Gartner’s Country Meat Market in Portland. Insanely delicious!! 

These guys have been making sausage for fifty years and know what they are doing! No wonder everyone at Matt and Kelly Sue’s BBQ were so insistent I try them. Thanks to Greg Rucka for making sure I got one fresh off the grill!

Oh, and be warned, their jalapeno beer sausage packs quite a punch!!

GARTNER’S COUNTRY MEAT MARKET

7450 NE Killingsworth

Portland, OR 97218

503-252-7801

http://www.gartnersmeats.com/

Filed under Portland Oregon PDX sausage bratwurst brat cheese butcher BBQ

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Bellwoods Brewery, Toronto

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Bellwoods Brewery is one of two places I never miss when I hit Toronto!

Started this past visit off with something from their bottle list: Blitzen, their Imperial Saison from last year with lemon and plum…

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Then it was on to their house made charcuterie board…

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Beef tongue pastrami…

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Culatello…

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A pork terrine with pink peppercorn…

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"Soviet summer sausage"…

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And the incredible grilled duck hearts with salsa verde…

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And one last look at that amazing beef tongue…

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When the Blitzen ran dry, I went with another bottle, their collaboration with Evil Twin, a fruity American Wild Ale called “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”…

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Good beers, good meats, good times…

BELLWOODS BREWERY

124 Ossington Ave.

Toronto, ON M6J 2Z5

416 535-4586

http://bellwoodsbrewery.com

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Eggslut, Los Angeles

Like eggs?

Then Eggslut is the place for you!

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A small breakfast & lunch counter located at the entrance of Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles, Eggslut specializes in all things whites and yolks.

I went for breakfast and rejoiced in the runny revelation that is their sausage, egg & cheese sandwich.

It starts rather unassumingly…

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But gets grander as you gander…

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At Eggslut, they cook my eggs just how I like them…

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House made turkey sausage, over medium egg, cheddar cheese and honey mustard aioli on a warm Portuguese bun…

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In all its glory…

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You may need extra napkins, but only if you don’t lick the eggy overrun off your fingers first!

EGGSLUT

Grand Central Market

Downtown Los Angeles

317 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Pork Store Cafe, San Francisco

Originally established in 1914 as the Haight Street Pork Store Sausage Manufacturer, the Pork Store has gone through many incarnations over the past 100 years, but this San Francisco landmark is now celebrating its centennial and I had to check it out…

Located in The Haight, I had images of hippies hanging out, smoking weed and having breakfast in my head as I drove over, so I had to laugh out loud when I walked in and the Grateful Dead were playing on the jukebox.

When I sat down and was given a menu, the “Pork Store Special” was highlighted and I knew that’s what I had to order…

Two grilled pork chops, two fried eggs, hash browns and biscuits…

My friend Ron who recommended the place said I could not miss their pork sausage gravy, so I got my biscuits smothered in it…

Now that’s a breakfast!

All this and coffee for eleven bucks.

Here’s to another 100 years, Pork Store!!

PORK STORE CAFE

1451 Haight St.

San Francisco, CA 94117

415-864-6981

http://www.porkstorecafe.com

(In researching the history here, it seems there are two conflicting opening dates for the Pork Store, 1914 and 1916. As my waitress pointed out 1914 on the menu and talked to me about the 100 year anniversary, I’m sticking to that.)

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