And this was definitely going to be a meal I made at home, because I have been looking forward to this day for several weeks. Two years ago - actually, tomorrow will be two years ago to the day - I wrote about my anticipation for Ken Burns's Baseball, calling it the TV show I have most anticipated in my life. And that is still the case. However, over the last few months, a new show has made it firmly into the #2 slot: Last Resort.
Created by Shawn Ryan - creator of The Shield, my favorite show of all time - and starring Andre Braugher, one of my three favorite television actors ever (I don't believe I have ever enjoyed a character more than Frank Pembleton), I was hooked even before I heard the plot. (Which also sounded great.)
A few weeks back I saw an ad for Red Robin's "Oktoberfest" burger. Parts of it intrigued me: beer mustard onions and a pretzel bun. But parts of it did not sounds good: beef patty and ham? I decided to make my own burger.
Here are the items we'll be using this evening:
The ale is brewed with several kinds of malt and is an outstanding example of brown ale. It tastes of roasted coffee and, to me, caramel toffee. It's not a strong flavor but it's perfect for an early-autumn evening.
Have a great weekend. One day next week I'll put up the Trader Joe's post.