Around Town

Beer, Bourbon, BBQ= Burnt

Most of my friends who know me know that I’m not much of a beer drinker so for me to go to the Beer, Bourbon + BBQ festival was kind of a big deal.  To celebrate this momentous occasion we went big- VIP tickets.  Go big or go home!  Having VIP tickets meant you could gain access to the Beer, Bourbon + BBQ Festival at noon, which meant we had two extra hours to get a head start on drinking before it opened up to rest of attendees at 2pm.    Let’s just say I was there for a solid six hours.  Six hours of drinking, six hours of getting sunburned, and six hours of pure fun.

Y’all like my Beer, Bourbon + BBQ souvenir glass?
I’ll confess. I bought one of those cheesy necklaces that holds your drink. It actually came in handy.
With my friend Natalie before things got a little fuzzy.

I learned to things in attending the Beer, Bourbon + BBQ Festival:

  • I love pumpkin ale.
  • I hate bourbon.

One of the guys that went with us pretty much peer pressured me into drinking some of the bourbon.  Yes, at the age of 31 I was peer pressured.  Regardless, I did not celebrate drinking bourbon.  Had it been mixed with Ginger Ale, I probably would have handled it better than making a hideous face whenever I tried to drink it straight up.  As I’m typing this, I’m cringing at the thought of drinking bourbon.  Did I mention it was hot as all get out?  Hot bourbon, y’all.  Ick!

By the time the festival opened up to the rest of the ticket holders at 2pm, I couldn’t feel my brain.  (Not being able to feel my brain = being tipsy).  The rest of the day was a bit of a haze, due to the heat and alcohol consumption…. and no I did not get white girl wasted where I couldn’t remember the rest of the day.  Although I did discover I had bought an $8 jar of jelly.  That’s correct, an $8 jar of jelly.

I present to you my $8 One Screw Loose jelly. Someone go find me some high-end peanut butter.

That’s what happens when you drink all day, you go home with high-end jelly.

I’m going to leave with you one last photo.  Don’t be like this guy who passed out beside the trashcan, otherwise someone like myself will come along and snap some pictures of you.

Trashcan fail.
Around Town

Come on Ride the Train

Is that Quad City DJ song in your head now? Good…

Speaking of trains, I went to Dos Taquitos Xoco last night located in the heart of Glenwood South (you’ll understand my train reference in a bit, be patient). In case you were wondering, the menu is the same as the original Dos Taquitos located on Creedmoor Rd.  I did notice the restaurant had referenced Frida Kahlo with several pictures of the artist… not sure what that was about, but hey I’ll go with it!

Scene of the accident

The highlight for me was the train that delivered chips + salsa to your table.  The chips came in a paper bag + the salsa was sealed to prevent it from spilling… it was pretty clever!  When we were getting close to leaving, the train started to make it’s way to another table and the bag of chips started to tip over and land on me.  Being the dramatic person I am, you would have thought an avalanche was coming for me.  In reality it was only 4 or 5 chips that came crashing down on me.  I even documented the train accident.

For post dinner drinks we strolled down to Cornerstone Tavern.  Not only is the bar in a house, but it also has great outdoor seating.  Due to the lovely NC weather that changes everyday, we didn’t sit outside since it was too chilly (buzzkill)!

Loopy Vodka with Sprite + a splash of cranberry juice!

I must be living under a rock because I had no idea there was a vodka that tastes like Fruit Loops called Loopy by Three Olives.  It seriously tastes like Fruit Loops! I was about to ask the bartender if I could get some milk to go with it.

Not sure what to mix your Loopy with?  The bartender made my cocktail with Sprite and a splash of cranberry juice… it’s a perfect drink for spring.

Cheers, y’all!  xoxo