It’s a bit of a strange week, and strange weeks call for strange posts.

Started off Friday with fish and chips and Old Rasputin Imperial Stout at Vortex. Speaking of which, LiTKitchen (see below) has a beer tasting series coming up. One day is dedicated to imperial stouts – w00t! Black, bitter and evil – like my soul… can’t wait. Vortex on Urbanspoon

Saturday was the Yellow River Mountain Biking Festival. Decent brisket for lunch (I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t sign up for the time trial afterwords).

(yeah – that’s a gas station)

Threw together a quick dinner Sunday night while watching Miller’s Crossing. A caramelized sugar glaze with fish sauce and black pepper is pretty typical in Vietnamese cooking. Usually this is used with beef or fish, but I had some shrimp so I decided to give them a try. I wasn’t in the mood to go overboard with fish sauce, so I cut it with mirin. Not sure that was the greatest idea, but it was passable – I love black pepper, so that had a lot to do with it.

I attended a technology event at LiTKitchen last night.

Candidly, I was more interested in checking out LiTKitchen than hearing the panelists. It’s a nice space (smaller than it thought it would be), but it works well as an event venue, with an exhibition kitchen in the back and a bar along one side. The food (hors d’oeuvres) was good considering the diverse crowd they needed to feed – seared tuna on fried wontons with wasabi mayonnaise, mini-burgers on potato buns, bruschetta, some sort of quesadilla-thing. A couple of Newcastles did hurt either…

Afterwards, it was off to Six Feet Under (Westside) for a night cap (Ketel neat and a basket of oysters). No pictures – it’s pretty dark in there at night.
Six Feet Under - Westside on Urbanspoon

Questionable dinner at El Azteca on Ponce tonight, but the company made it worthwhile.

Fried Chicken Blues
More fun stuff – I ran across another Atlanta-based food blog – dedicated to things fried… makes me happy. Be sure to check it out.

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