(Flickr user Eduardo Fonseca Arraes) At New York Citys Mission Cantina, diners eat tacos off goofy-colored plates. The restaurant is casual, with simple wooden tables and counter service. Its not, in other words, the kind of place where youd expect a great wine list. But in addition to the usual beers and margs, eaters can order a sauvignon blanc from the Loire Valley or a malvasia from the Canary Islands. The same is true at The Whip Inn in Austin, Tex., a music venue where patrons enjoy Frito pie while watching their favorite local bands. And at Roy Chois A-Frame, an L.A.
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thirstyGIRL Happy Camper Wine Review and Food Pairing | BlogHer
Now that we have our wine what about food? I wanted to prepare a dish that is easy to create at a campsite, yet packed with flavor. I found a recipe for Sausage and Bean stew over a dutch oven on myrecipes.com. I prepared this at home last night,but it’s an easy dish to combine outdoors. I added a little more heat to the recipe since I have a family of chili enthusiasts! So, I substituted the poblano chile with a serrano pepper to add anextra bump in heat.
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Need an excuse to head to the wine country? These two events will do – Los Angeles Times
( S. Irene Virbila ) On Thursday, June 19, the 7th Annual Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration will be held for the second year in a row at the gigantic Riverpark outdoor mall in Oxnard. Local winemakers will be on hand to pour more than 30 varietals and blends produced in Ventura County. As with every other wine event, no drinking without food: Nearby restaurants will provide small bites and samples of signature dishes. With the 12-piece band Blue Latitude, complete with five-piece horn line, blasting out classic rhythm and blues, soul and rock n roll, this years Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration promises to be more rousing than most. The party starts at 5:30 p.m., goes for three hours, and is open only to those 21 and older. 8 Tickets can be purchased for $40 online at http://www.VenturaCountyWineTrail.com .
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