Monday, December 13, 2010

Feeling Crabtastic

I love the winter months, for the togetherness of the holidays, bright orange rain boots, and of course the daydreams of a killer ski season to come.  But just as much, I love the opportunity to indulge in fresh Dungeness crab!

Last week, for a catch-up dinner with Rachel, we went to Woodhouse Fish Company to do just that.  We enjoyed a lobster roll as well as a whole crab steamed in white wine and garlic, accompanied by a glass (or two) of white Bordeaux.  What a great way to spend a rainy evening!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Regal Beagle

I found my new neighborhood dream bar. 

Unfortunately for me, it's not in my neighborhood. 

The Regal Beagle in San Diego has everything a beer- and fun-loving girl could ask for:

1.  A broad and rotating selection of craft beers that appeals to every mood.  Victory's Festbier when the Chargers are winning (this, however was not Sunday)... Anchor's Old Foghorn when you are missing SF ... and the Wheel of Indecision to spin when you just don't know.
2.  A dizzying array of sausages (Moroccan lamb, German garlic, smoked onion, turkey and cranberry, jalapeno and cheddar ... ) that you can even add to a salad if you are really so inclined.   
3.  Witty and cool bartenders that can give you recommendations on not just the beer and sausage, but also your fantasy football plays. 
4.  Mac n cheese bites. What Christmas would be like if you had Mac n cheese under your tree!
5.  Tater tots.  Yes, I said tots, and I'll say it again.  TOTS.
6.  A kick-ass mustard bar.  Just try me.   
7.  Games galore.  Jenga, anyone?
8.  And finally, a keepsake koozy to take home.  Beer me!

I will be hitting up the Beagle before and after every SD airport visit.  I am hoping they open up something Regal someday soon near me...