Category: Food Pairings

15 Recipes with Wine for National Wine Day

National Wine Day is May 25 and we want you to be able to celebrate to the fullest! We’ve put together this list of 15 recipes that feature wine for both outdoor and indoor cooking. So pour yourself a glass—or two—and enjoy some of our favorite recipes with wine!

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7 Fruit Beers to try for American Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week falls in May, and we look forward to it every year—pairing great beers and great food together is a favorite pastime.

As butchers who have practiced and honed our craft for five generations, we can appreciate the expertise, skill, and care that go into making a fine craft brew. We are passionate about cutting meat, sourcing the very best meat, and providing our customers with a sumptuous dining experience. We feel that craft brewers are just as passionate about providing a delicious, high-quality, refreshing brew with every frothy glass.

Also, as cookbook authors and devoted home-cooks, we also love a great entrée and beverage pairing. We know how a fantastic meal can be elevated to new heights by a perfect pairing with a delicious microbrew—and vice versa.

So in honor of America’s craft brewers, grilling season, and great cuts of meat, we’ve taste-tested some great craft brews that are perfect for the season and put them together with some tantalizing pairings for American Craft Beer Week 2017!


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Make Valentine’s Day Theatrical with these 6 “Dinner & a Movie” Pairings

Dinner and a movie—it’s a classic date-night combination. But when Valentine’s Day rolls around, the occasion calls for something a little more intentional. Why not pair a carefully selected movie with a dish inspired by it—a dish that makes an appearance in the movie?

This list of 6 dinner and movie pairings covers the gamut of dining options from decadent to casual, and includes a wide variety of movies too. Which combo would you pick this February 14th?

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American Craft Beers to try this Spring — and What to Eat with Them!

American Craft Beer Week falls in May, and we look forward to it every year—nearly as much as we look forward to dusting off our grills and throwing a thick Porterhouse down over the flames!

As butchers who have practiced and honed our craft for five generations, we can appreciate the expertise, skill, and care that go into making a fine craft brew. We are passionate about cutting meat, sourcing the very best meat, and providing our customers with a peak dining experience. We feel that craft brewers are just as passionate about providing a delicious, high-quality, refreshing brew with every frothy glass.

Also, as cookbook authors and devoted home-cooks, we also love a great entrée and beverage pairing. We know how a fantastic meal can be elevated to new heights by a perfect pairing with a delicious microbrew—and vice versa.

So in honor of America’s craft brewers, grilling season, and great cuts of meat, we’ve taste-tested some great craft brews that are perfect for the season and put them together with some tantalizing pairings for American Craft Beer Week 2016!

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Beer Pairings You Have to Try for American Craft Beer Week!

Beer Pairings For American CraftBeer Week

American Craft Beer Week falls in May, and we look forward to it every year—nearly as much as we look forward to dusting off our grills and throwing a thick Porterhouse down over the flames!

As butchers who have practiced and honed our craft for five generations, we can appreciate the expertise, skill, and care that go into making a fine craft brew. We are passionate about cutting meat, sourcing the very best meat, and providing our customers with a peak dining experience. We feel that craft brewers are just as passionate about providing a delicious, high-quality, refreshing brew with every frothy glass.

Also, as cookbook authors and devoted home-cooks, we also love a great entrée and beverage pairing. We know how a fantastic meal can be elevated to new heights by a perfect pairing with a delicious microbrew—and vice versa.

So in honor of America’s craft brewers, grilling season, and great cuts of meat, we’ve put together some tantalizing pairings for American Craft Beer Week 2015 that you’ve really got to try!

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Foam on the Range: Cooking with Beer

You can do a whole lot more with beer than just drink it.

In fact, Men’s Health Magazine cites a total of 31 uses for beer, none of which have anything to do with tossing one down the hatch, yet 8 of which have to do with cooking—if you count the one about scaling fish (with the bottle cap, not the brew).

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5 Fall Beer & Meat Pairings You Have to Try!

One of the things beer aficionados love is the change in seasons. Now that it’s October, we’re putting away our shandies and pilsners in favor of the heartier beers of autumn. Craft fall selections abound—and it’s not all pumpkin varieties! Some of the creative offerings we’ve seen include seasonal “harvest ales,” porters, brown ales, and even an autumn shandy.

Here is a sampling of what we’ve been tasting this fall and what we’re pairing it with from our Butcher Shop.

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What to pair with roast pork this fall? Chutney!

It’s National Pork Month. It’s also October, and in our kitchens that means lots of delicious roast meats paired with the delicious seasonal produce and aromatic herbs and spices. One of the best ways to combine these favorite fall flavors is by pairing your favorite pork roast with a delightful chutney. (more…)

Matchmaking: Wine and Grilled Foods

Selecting wines for grilled fare follows the same essential rules used for any dish prepared by roasting, braising, or other indoor cooking techniques. Smoking, barbecuing, and grilling foods alter their fundamental flavor composition.

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Grilled Satays: An Asian Twist on Summertime Grilling

Popular throughout Southeast Asia, satay is said to have originated in Indonesia, where it is the national dish. Also known as saté, this handy hand-held food is a popular street food and appetizer throughout Southeast Asia.

Satay is similar to other skewered-meat dishes from around the world, such as yakitori, shish kebab, shashlik, chuanr, and sosatie. What sets satay apart as distinctly Southeast Asian is that it is usually chunks of fish, poultry, or meat on bamboo skewers soaked in a sweet and spicy marinade featuring flavors of lime and garlic. And it’s typically served with a spicy peanut dipping sauce on the side.

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