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Dionicess VIII: The Bruery & The Foundry on Melrose
7 years ago

Dionicess VIII: The Bruery & The Foundry on Melrose

By  •  Eat, Beer

Mark your calendars, kids. I’m teaming up with my good friends Gev Kazanchyan and Dave “The Gueuzehound” Watrous to bring you yet another installment of the popular beer pairing …
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UPDATE: Dionicess VII Beer Pairing Event Dogfish Head & The Foundry on Melrose
8 years ago

UPDATE: Dionicess VII Beer Pairing Event Dogfish Head & The Foundry on Melrose

By  •  Eat, Beer
Dionicess VII Poster

Dionicess VII: Dogfish Head & Decadence

Hey guys! My beer pairing event for LA Beer Week, Dionicess VII, that is being put on with my good buddy/craft beer guru Gev Kazanchyan, is this Sunday, October 10th at The Foundry on Melrose! Gev and I had a chance to sit down with Chef Eric Greenspan to taste through the beers and plan out a menu. If you’d like me to sum it up in one word, well, I’d have to say, “Wow.”

We had a blast shooting ideas back and forth between us and with his sous chef, and this event will be nothing short of epic. We’re promising five courses and five beers, but we might have a little something extra up our sleeves as well. Let’s just say Eric liked every Dogfish Head beer we served him, and wanted to do something with each of them.

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Beer Pairing Event | Dionicess VII: Dogfish Head and Decadence
8 years ago

Beer Pairing Event | Dionicess VII: Dogfish Head and Decadence

By  •  Eat, Beer

It’s official! The latest in the famed series of beer pairing events, Dionicess VII, will be taking place during the second annual LA Beer Week! Craft beer gurus Gev Kazanchyan and Randy Clemens have …
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Dionicess VI — Beer Pairing: Sausage & Fries
8 years ago

Dionicess VI — Beer Pairing: Sausage & Fries

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I once again have the pleasure of working with my good friend Gev Kazanchyan (not to mention a few other dear beer peeps like Firestone Walker’s Jace Milstead, as well as the lovely Paige Reilly and David “The Gueuzehound” Watrous) to put together a beer pairing to help raise money for a good cause.

After working with Gev at the recent beer vs. wine showdown at College of the Canyons, we talked about what would be next. Well, here it is!

From the Real Medicine Foundation website:

Dionicess VI – Beer, Sausage & Fries Pairing

Sunday, June 27, 2010 – 01:00 PM
Hosted by Gev Kazanchyan

Tony’s Darts Away
1710 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank CA 91506

$35 per person, all inclusive
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KFC Double Down: Gambling With Your Health
8 years ago

KFC Double Down: Gambling With Your Health

By  •  Eat
KFC Double Down Sandwich

KFC Double Down Sandwich

Perhaps playing for cash in Vegas isn’t exciting enough for you, but risking your life in Russian Roulette seems a bit too extreme? Enter the Colonel. His new passport to heart failure, dubbed the “Double Down”, seems to celebrate sweeping several of the seven deadly sins under the proverbial rug. I wish I’d been in the KFC marketing department when they thought up the name: “Since each subsequent bite is like gambling with your health, why don’t we name it Double Down?”

So, what the hell is this behemoth? I’m glad you asked. Not looking to be outdone by other gustatory abominations like the McRib, KFC decided to stack two slices of Monterey Jack cheese, two slices of Pepper Jack, two pieces of bacon, and an oil slick better known as the Colonel’s hate sauce in between “two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets”. Ignoring all the obvious roads that lead straight to cardiac arrest, I have to immediately point out that this is no sandwich. Read More