Monday, October 31, 2016

Craft Beer Animal-Style Fries

 THE GAME: Cubs vs Indians (Game 5)

I was trying to watch three games at once: the above-mentioned, plus the Cowboys vs Eagles and Lakers vs Thunder. But it proved too much to do all at once, so I quickly gave up on the basketball. It's still October, after all. 

Then I was watching the World Series on TV and football on my computer, but even that was getting distracting. So I settled on baseball, switching over to football at the commercials. 

NOTES ON THE FOOD: 
  • The fries are supposedly battered with American pale ale. Maybe that's true. Most likely a marketing gimmick. There certainly is no beer flavor once you've fried them. 
  • Which I did, then topped them with Tillamook cheddar and caramelized onions.
  • And then placed them under the broiler until the cheese was melted, about two minutes. 
  • If you have the ingredients on hand, a homemade Thousand Island is always gonna be better than a bottled version. I like mine with extra amounts of pickles and several slugs of hot sauce.

NOTES ON THE GAME: 
  • As the series goes on, I definitely find myself pulling for Cleveland, but I certainly wanted to see Chicago win last night, if only because I don't want baseball season to end. 
  • Lindor's at-bat in the 8th inning, where he struck out looking without once swinging at a pitch, may have been the worst at-bat I've ever seen in the World Series.
  • I'm not the biggest Chapman fan - personally or professionally - but that was a damn good performance. 
  • I still got to catch overtime of the football game, although I did not enjoy it one bit.  

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