Wimberley Way

Santi came with me and the guys to Wimberley for a little daytrip.

Drummer boy.

Dog boy.

And this is the post from ABG:

Saturday was Middelton Brewing's grand opening party. We went. We drank beers. We drove back. But we will return for sure.

We stopped at the Barber Shop first for a couple pints of their Mullet Mild. Solid stuff. Get out there soon. Such a good bar. You can order a pizza too. We had the Farmer John.

Then we booked it down to Wimberley, for Middleton's grand opening party. Just head south on 12 from Dripping Springs. Go through downtown Wimberley and you are there. You can't miss it.

Midway through the party this is what they had on offer (house-beer-wise). Impressive!

And the beer was good. Really good. This is the Opal (see above). Standouts were the Garnet, Black Lab Porter and the Imperial Red (BOBCAT). Whose sippy cup?

Middleton had a great turnout. I think—it seemed busy. Judging by the furry pack of canines roaming the bar, I am assuming they are dog friendly (if that matters to you). So grab yr kin, grab yr mutts and zip down to Wimberley. Dennis, brewer/owner, said next week's beer list will look totally different. He knows how to spark the interest of a beer nerd.


Euro Beer #19: La Perroquet

In the fall of 2007 my wife and I traveled through Europe for 10 weeks. We ate a lot of food and drank of a lot of beer (and wine). Not enough food, not enough beer. Muckin' around in Brussels:

Stumbled upon this place for lunch. Looked nice, half full—good sign for a relaxed lunch. I had a Leffe Bruin, zesty and medium bodied. That's what I wrote in my little notebook. All beer reviews should be that terse. Sofia, tired of beer (silly girl), had a diet coke.

Sofia had a pressed pita of mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, ham, greens. She would have liked a side of fries, chips or salad, but it was good anyway. I had a spicy chicken pita with cheese and greens. The pitas were good, but a bit overpriced, after all we were used to the giant suvlakis from Mr. Falafel in Park Slope. But the building in which the restaurant is housed is an Art Nouveau masterpiece. That was worth the pita price.

For more euro foodage and drinkage, go here.

Le Perroquet
Rue Watteeu 31


Some church.


Mama's 80th Bday Weekend

I suck at taking photos these days. This was Thursday night. BOYS NIGHT!

It was fun, even if the joint was pretty lousy.

Jaba ordered a reuben. It took them three tries to get him the correct sandwich. Hint: reubens don't have any kind of seafood. Jaba, what were you ordering a reuben there for anyway? This ain't Katz's.

Later, the bad boys hit up Flannigans, where they treat you right. I dare you to finish a basket of their onion rings. Impossible.

Like two days later we went snorkeling out in the ocean. It was jellyfish crazy, but we braved the waters anyway.

Thanks Captain Kevin!

Vickie-G spent much of the time below deck with her Ipad. Ahhhhhh kids.

This is the only photo I took at the party. I was busy finishing the slideshow video (which I will try to upload somewhere this week). At least I got a nice smile from Chris.

Last day. We had late breakfast at Flakowitz. Proper. I can't believe this is the only picture I have of the birthday girl. Weak.

Sure it was "breakfast." Some people like chili dogs for breakfast. Aunt Lisa, you rock.

Coffee cake upon sitting. Nice touch.

Yeah. A breakfast I only have when visiting FLA.


Euro Beer #18 - Delirium Café

In the fall of 2007 my wife and I traveled through Europe for 10 weeks. We ate a lot of food and drank of a lot of beer (and wine). Not enough food, not enough beer. Muckin' around in Brussels:

Euro Beer #18 - Delirium Café

Delirium Café can be hard to find. But if you are really down, you will find it. When we were, smoking was still allowed inside, therefore it was super smoky downstairs. We chose to sit outside, in the alley. This place was packed, mostly young people and crazy locals. I think smoking is banned now. You can now sit safely downstairs with the masses. This is a must stop for Brussels. Not my favorite bar, but definitely worth checking out.

We split a Tremens and a Nocturnum to begin with.

I also had a Triple Moine. All the beers were terrific and in proper glassware (a nice bonus).

For more euro foodage and drinkage, go here.

Delirium Café
Impasse de la Fidélité, 4A

Mom/Dave in ATX, Part 3

Dave went home. I went to work. Sofia, Santi and Mom went swimming at Fer and Luigi's.

Nice view.

Check out my sweet outfit. That's that shit I run in.

We walked to the park to try to fly Santi's kite.

There was absolutely no wind, so I had to run with it. Santi did not mind. Forget this let's go swing.

It was like 110 degrees out

Later kale chips. Santi loves em. Mom thought it was hilarious. I guess it kind of is.


Mom/Dave in ATX, Part 2


At Galaxy. Far out.

Then, what else? Playgrounding.



I'm guessing we played after lunch. And then probably had dinner. Just guessing.


Brooklyn Oktoberfest Gets a Facelift

And guess what . . . I don't like it. Surprise, surprise. Come on, they had a good thing going. The colors they are using now are atrocious. They hurt my eyes. Luckily, the beer is still good. I love it, been drinking it since my early beer blogging days.


New. The colors are worse in real life. The silver is reflective. Ugh.

What is really weird, the Brooklyn Brewery website still has the old design featured. Apparently the web dept likes the old design too.

Things change, get over it. Right. Central Market has six packs now.


Mom/Dave in ATX, Part 1

Dinner at Fonda San Miguel.

Posed pictures are a must with Mom.

Breakfast at our usual.

Later ice cream and playing on the playground.

More ice cream.

Cow jumping.