Sunday, August 31, 2008

Labor Day Sandwich Weekend 4

Big Al's Style Chicken Breast Sandwich. Grilled chicken breast with american cheese, mayo, tomato and shredded lettuce. Thursday's lunch special. 

Labor Day Sandwich Weekend 3

Aimee's Garbage Grinder

Turkey, Ham, Salami, Pepperoni, Green Pepper, Onion and Pickle with Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Salt and Pepper with a bit of Olive Oil and Parmesan Cheese. Baked the meat, cheese and bread in the oven at 350 until the cheese was melted. A hearty grinder sandwich.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Labor Day Sandwich Weekend 2

A Real Philly Chesse Steak Sandwich

Onions and Green Pepper fried in butter. When the veggies are almost done toss the beef in and mix it all up. When fully cooked top with melted ooey gooey Cheez Wiz and enjoy!

photos by Gustavno Rivera

Labor Day Sandwich Weekend

Pan fried on Medium heat in butter slider with horseradish cheddar cheese, onion, mayo, ketchup and Chipotle Tobasco on a grilled bun. 

photo by Gustavno Rivera

Friday, August 29, 2008

B&B 2nd Anniversary Party

B&B Quality Market's 2nd Anniversary Party. I remember this place as a kid;  it was a low rent bodega with dusty products. Then a young couple bought it and turned it into a really nice corner market. Quality wine and beer, fresh soup and sandwich's, local organic ribeye and fresh local produce.

 photos by Gustavno Rivera

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Omnivore's 100 (+2)

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

The Bold is what I've had, the rest is yet to come

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp (The only fish you can Bow hunt legally. Rambo-style)

9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari

12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream (My absolute Favorite)
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans

25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (Mmmmmm)

37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more

46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV

59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake

68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (Ahhhh, Prague...)

74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail

79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef

86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse (in Budapest)

90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

56/100, a good start...

Being from Montana I've got to add one more:

101. Rocky Mountain Oysters (Bull Testicles)
Although I've never tried them.

102. Okay, another one I can't help but add, A REAL Philly Cheese Steak made with Cheez Whiz

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stuffed Bananas

photo by gustavno rivera

It's not the most original, but a stuffed grilled or baked banana is quite delicious. Chocolate, mango, peach, nuts, cheese, or any sort of combination makes a delicious dessert or snack. Soft, warm banana with melted chocolate and shaved almonds....mmmmmm..

Thriftway's Stuffed Pork Chops

photo by Gustavno Rivera

I do prefer Safeway's butcher, but Thrifway does make the best stuffed pork chop. (And to order!)

Last Nights Dinner: Aimee's Peacock Salad

Aimee's Peacock salad. Sweet and filling.

Mixed greens, spinach, sprouts with horseradish, strawberry, avocado with poppyseed dressing and almonds.

photos by Gustavno Rivera

Random Post: Eggplant Parm

photo by Gustavno Rivera

Monday, August 11, 2008

Jimmy Buffet Party

A work sponsored Jimmy Buffet party at Karmadillo's. Margaritas and beer for all!

That's right. PRIVATE PARTY.

Aimee was not pleased when I tried to eat some of her food.

Justin slathering up (or down) the ribs in Karmadillos' own BBQ sauce.

And it's not Karmadillo's without a BBQ beef sandwich with cheese and coleslaw!

My second plate: A couple ribs, baked beans and a fantastic Blue Cheese, Bacon Potato Salad.
And several beers.

Justin, owner and proprietor of Karmadillo's and our evenings grill cook. Awesome fella.

The Karmadillo's kitchen. Usually they have a few more people working. These kids were just cleaning up after our party.

And a quick shot I got on my way home with my little Cannon G9. I liked it.

photos by Gustavno Rivera

Friday, August 8, 2008

I LOVE Rialto Cheeseburgers

Just some food porn. Rialto burger again. Decent amount of mayo this time. The new girl is cute.

photo by Gustavno Rivera

Thursday, August 7, 2008

B & B Sandwich

B&B Quality Market and Jailhouse Sandwich Shop. They got lots and lots of sandwich's, breakfast plates and raw beef, chicken and shrimp, some of it is spiced and marinated ready to take home and cook. As much local stuff as they can find, they use.

A "Big House" Tons of shit on it. Veggies, Cheese, Meats and oil. $5.

photos by Gustavno Rivera

Friday, August 1, 2008

Today's Lunch: Karmadillo's

Friday Special" Shrimp enchilada's with avacado creme. $4 each

photo by Gustavno Rivera

Helena MT Signage

Ahhhh, the Rialto. Strolled down last night for a Rolling Rock and a cheeseburger. Fantasic burger.

photo by Gustavno Rivera