Better Bar Food

Bacon And Scallop Empanadas Recipe

Pair your craft beer with a savory fried empanada
Mar 24, 2014 3:00 pm
fried scallop empanadas

In honor of Craft Beer and Spirits Week, I created a dish to pair with one of my favorite styles of beer: the Belgian tripel. It's a hoppy, malty ale with a boozy punch up to 9% ABV, and makes me crave bacon-wrapped scallops. Adding a crispy fried element really pulled the whole pairing together. Recipe and pairings, after the jump.

Make This Tonight: Porn Bread Baked In A Pipe

A scandalous snack slathered in honey butter
Mar 4, 2014 4:00 pm
porn bread recipe
Photo: Bradley Tuck

Octavio Becerra's new Hollywood haunt Acabar bills itself as “global local” and “inspired by the Spice Trail of the French Colonies.” There's something from nearly every territory that the Frenchies took over, but the true standout seems more American South (Louisiana Territory, perhaps?) than St. Tropez: it's called Porn Bread, and you need to try it. Got a pipe? 

Cheesemonger Four-Cheese Nachos Recipe

Make your own fancy cheese blend for haute nachos
Mar 4, 2014 2:00 pm
cheesemonger nachos
Photo: Francoise Villeneuve

When I was working as a cheesemonger, I used to make this four-cheese nachos dish at the end of the day with odds and ends from the case. Experiment with different cheeses and have fun — but try and avoid blue and goat cheese. This is a great snack for movie night, and a good use for those cheeses that have been knocking around in your fridge for a few days. The recipe and technique, right this way...

7 Bar Snack Recipes For Your Boozy Bash

Spicy, deep-fried or otherwise great drinking food
Oct 13, 2013 1:00 pm

These recipes are straight-up bar food of the highest caliber (the only caliber of bar food we know). We realized long ago that fried food couldn't possibly soak up booze, cause it's soaked in hot oil. But it still tastes so right, so there's some of that. Cheese is important, preferably melted. And of course, there's the ever-important "so spicy you have to drink it away" component. Check out our picks after the jump.

Junk Food Attack! 10 Deep-Fried Snacks For A Crunchy Good Time

Crisp fried bites make a super-satisfying snack
Jun 9, 2013 2:01 pm

We've noticed folks tend to shun fried foods in the spring, then kiss and make up as soon as it gets hot. So whip up a brew snack for your beer session, figure out what to dip in your famous homemade ranch dressing or simply chow down on popcorn chicken like you know you want to...cause Meatless Monday's right around the corner.

Cheese And Bacon Okra Poppers Recipe

A recipe for Southern cheese-stuffed okra poppers
Feb 18, 2013 4:31 pm

Ah, the Southern life. Whenever we feel the need for ultimate comfort recipes we turn to Southern Living Magazine's new Feel Good Food cookbook. These cheese-stuffed bacon-wrapped okra poppers sure sound like they'll make us feel good.

7 Bar Snack Recipes For Your Boozy Bash

Spicy, deep-fried or otherwise great drinking food
Nov 10, 2012 3:01 pm

These recipes aren't fancy. They're not parading around as fancy or secretly packing a host of healthy ingredients. They're straight-up bar food of the highest caliber (the only caliber of bar food we know).

8 Bar Snack Recipes For Your Boozy Bash

Spicy, deep-fried or otherwise great drinking food
Aug 12, 2012 2:01 pm

These recipes aren't fancy. They're not parading around as fancy or secretly packing a host of healthy ingredients. They're straight-up bar food of the highest caliber (the only caliber of bar food we know).

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