This being ‘the Mardi Gras weekend’ in NOLA – the weekend before Fat Tuesday on March 4th – for today’s Thirsty Thursday we offer the humble Hurricane cocktail, oft maligned though worthy of a thoughtful look back in time before the Hurricane morphed into the overly sweet tourist beverage first time NOLA visitors clamor for. […]
How to Drink a Beer with Sam Calagione from Tasting Table on Vimeo. We’re not suggesting that anyone watching this on Chi Wulff today doesn’t know how to drink a beer….what Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione is really saying is you need to make love to your beer. Long live the innovative craft and home brewers.
With a solemn tip of the hat to our fishy friends who are being ravaged by winter weather today (while the sun is out here in the South Sound for the second day in a row, what the hell?), I’ve stumbled across a bit of advice that might be helpful in warding off those winter […]
While it doesn’t hold a candle to temperatures back home in Montana and other parts of the country, the weather has been unseasonably cold here in Western Washington. It hit 18 this morning and we won’t break 32 according to the forecasters, yielding yet another burst of daytime cold that has about ground life to […]
From new friend of Chi Wulff Michael B. in Denver this morning – I know you guys usually fish on Super Bowl Sunday though I hope you’ll pay homage to your Northern Rockies roots and post this game day punch recipe. It’ll provide a burst of the tropics for all those suffering through winter this […]
A friend in Bozeman called this morning asking ‘how the hell do I cook a Luau pig?’ We chatted a bit about how difficult it might be to do a luau pig absolutely authentically in Bozeman in the middle of a Montana winter, the ground being frozen and all this time of year. After digesting […]
Our family loves margaritas. Always has. There is just something about them… In the middle of January they tend to make you dream of warm places and nicer weather. Here’s a super simple and pretty tasty rendition of the classic that will almost make you feel that tropical breeze. 2 cups plus a couple healthy […]
In honor of the (cough cough wheeze, welcome to the typical Montana winter) cold snap that has blanketed the country this week, here’s a recipe for a very nice Hot Brown Buttered Rum that we’ve played with off and on for a few years. It’s more along the lines of the ‘classic’ versions of the […]
One of the things I miss most about Montana is the beer. (And the friends, fishing, scenery, lifestyle… etc). But the beer was something else. Maybe it was the fact that so many of the local brews were named after fishy things, or that I had good memories with so many of them out in […]
Nothing brings a good Christmas party up to the next level like a good punch or mixed drink. It gets people talking and mingling and helps shed some of the awkwardness that can come with parties like that. While there are lots of good looking drinks out there, this recipe for Spiced Apple Cider caught […]
Last night the lady friend and I headed to downtown Tacoma for a night vintage video games at a bar/arcade. It sounds kinda cheesy, but I was lured there by the promise of a selection of good hard cider. And I have a bit of a nerdy side and actually enjoy vintage video games. And […]
It is hard to believe that it is already most of the way through the first week of December. This has been a strange and fast year. Everywhere I look people are hanging Christmas lights, putting up their Christmas trees, and the sound of Christmas music is filling the air. Let me tell you, I […]
The outdoor world has been abuzz this week with news of the partnership of New Belgium Brewing and Patagonia for the creation of their California Route Organic Lager. This limited edition brew is to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Patagonia. (For those of you who don’t already know the story of how they came […]
Any beer tastes better by the river. And the last beer you drink with your fishing buddy on your last fishing trip tastes even better. Cheers. Photo by Shane Rickert.
Every region of the country has it’s preferred cheap beer. In Montana it was PBR. Out here in Washington, it would appear to be Rainier. (Pronounce it “Ron-Yay” to class it up a little). Somewhat sadly, I had never tried a Rainier until last weekend. And you know, it wasn’t bad at all. The fly […]