Thursday, July 28, 2011

the epitome of comfort food

There are few things that are more comforting than...
meeting a friend for good beer (or a flight featuring a Kolsch, Belgian Strong Pale Ale, American IPA, and Quadrupel), 
splitting grilled cheeses (manchego and ricotta with minted eggplant and capers on multigrain & fontina with marinated mushroom and basil pesto on focaccia),
having salads on the side (or mesclun greens with picked golden raisins), 
and watching an hour fly by with great conversation at The Queens Kickshaw, followed by another hour spent with two Miller's Martinis, and a thirty minute quest for custard-style ice cream. Thank you, Katie, for a fabulous first date and first-time-in-Astoria experience.


  1. Wow, if that doesn't sound like the best gourmet grilled cheese ever, I don't know what does! Comfort food infused with a bit of zing is always the best :)

  2. I love all alcoholic flights, particularly beer flights. And grilled cheese. Basically, invite me next time you go here.

  3. WANT that grilled cheese! and yay for first dates :)

  4. love meeting up with friends for good drinks and good food :)

  5. I'm trying to become a more knowledgeable beer drinker this summer. you seem to boldly try new IPAs and aren't afraid of hops. I'd love for you to do an all brew themed post!

  6. i must go to this restaurant. we need a big group outing! seriously, i'll even drink beer. :)

  7. saltwatercoffee: I know, right?! It was amazing.

    Anna: Consider yourself invited. Time, and time, again.

    Sofia: Yay for first dates, indeed. I remember ours fondly :).

    Pure2raw Twins: So do I!

    lookthroughmyspecs: That's a great idea. I hope to do a post like that sometime soon. Promise.

    leslie: In that case, it is definitely happening. I'll keep you posted.


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