Monthly Archives: February 2010
There are certain meals that are made to dive in face first and not talk to anyone around you (I notice this with most soup and noodle dishes). The other day I went to Shin Sen Gumi for ramen and there were 4 asian businessmen motor-boating their bowls of soup, not one word came out of their mouths until they were done eating. Even though I’ve motor-boated a couple dishes in my time if you’re looking for a good conversation with whoever you’re with it’s definitely all about the small plates. In Spanish cuisine this is called Tapas, small snacks or appetizers that when combined make a full meal. I first experienced tapas in Barcelona, Spain and since then I couldn’t find anything remotely close until my first visit to Firefly. This little hidden gem in Las Vegas off the strip is a must go if you’re in town. Sorry for the camera phone pics…
Stuffed Dates (bacon-wrapped, smoked almond, red wine reduction, blue cheese)
Ham and Cheese Croquetas (Serrano ham, Manchego cheese)
Filet Mignon Sliders (mini burgers w/Serrano ham, cabrales cheese, caramelized onions)
Even the complimentary bread, almond butter and olives were a hit…
3900 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Four types of sausage, bratwurst, chorizo, ground beef, ground pork, diced ham, Canadian bacon, pepperoni, hickory smoked bacon, hot cappy, queso blanco, provolone and sharp cheddar, wrapped in sausage, bacon and cheese ball dough and baked. Then decorated with American, cheddar squeeze cheese and bacon strips.
The mobile bbq pit is an awesome invention especially if you know how to cook meat like the guys at Roxie Deli. The meats are smoked with oak and almond wood (sometimes cherry wood), pork for about 12-14 hours and the tri tip for 4 hours. The pulled pork came out like butter, the tri tip had the most amazing flavor and for $7 a sandwich you couldn’t help but to try both of em…
Look at that crust…
The bbq sauce was perfect, tangy but not too over powering…
If you’re in Sac make sure you stop by their place
3340 C Street @ 34th
Sacramento, CA 95816
Decided to try to make bread for the first time this morning and it actually turned out pretty good.
First added 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of luke warm water, 1 tablespoon of yeast and some salt. Mixed, kneaded and shaped to a ball.
Let rest, shaped and let rest again.
Brushed a little egg whites and water on top and baked in the oven (375) for 20 minutes
Brushed with a little more egg whites and baked for another 15 minutes
Seriously this tasted so good, fresh and easy to make. If anyone has any bread recipes please let me know!
I don’t mind posting free music albums from artists that have their own NBA teams or give their son a $350,000 car on their birthday. Even mixtapes are OK because it’s usually older songs that DJ’s either remix or compile with other songs to express their creativity. Then there’s Sade, she hasn’t put out anything for 10years so here’s a little taste of what her new music sounds like (if you haven’t heard it yet). Now go buy her new album!
“Soldier Of Love” – Sade
And if you forgot about this one, here’s one of my all time favorite remixes
“By Your Side” – Sade/ Neptunes Remix
This is our first time brewing beer and from what we sampled already it should turn out pretty good. It’s in the conditioning stage right now so we’ll let you know how it tastes in 3- 4 weeks.
The RZA is by far one of the best producers of all time and one of his greatest pieces was Wu Tang Clan’s “Enter The Wu Tang (36th Chambers)”. The El Michels Affair sampled the Wu Tang classics into a 9 piece live band format and killed it by re-imaging RZA’s unique version. If you haven’t heard this before make sure you click below to download.
El Michels Affair “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”- Click Here
El Michels Affair “Enter The 37th Chamber” (Full Album)- Click Here