Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Episode #134 The Little Oven

In today's episode we talk about The Little Oven in Saint Paul, MN
Discuss take home deals from restaurants
Finally, we taste a Surly Furious, because nothing tastes better with pizza than beer*!

Aaron has eaten at, and enjoyed The Little Oven several times, and it is a wonderful place to have a meal with friends and family. Bring cash, or use the on-site ATM, or even bring your checkbook; but don't expect to pay with a card here. Try the wonderful pasta and pizza, just make sure you're prepared to bring at least another meal's worth home as left overs.

Surly makes many fine beers, and Andrea loves most of them. We're still scouting for another brew that Aaron will like, but today we didn't find one.

Also, for those of you interested in the hack for heating left over pizza, take a look here for some further info.

We really enjoyed making this episode, and would love to hear from you, please drop us a line at fans@travelbyproy.com

*This is Andrea's opinion, and is not shared by all hosts of Travel by Proxy.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Episode #133 Red Cow

Episode #133

We're in Uptown Minneapolis, MN, checking out Red Cow
We bask in their delicious menu
and enjoy a classic "Death in the Afternoon" minus the champagne (but really, it's just Absinthe on ice)

As mentioned in the episode, a Death in the Afternoon is credited to author Ernest Hemingway, and shares a name with one of his books.

As we didn't have any champagne, or sparkling wine of any kind, we simply had Absinthe over ice with sugar and water added to taste

There really isn't a recipe, but the best way to add sugar is either by adding simple syrup, or by putting a sugar cube on a slotted spoon and slowly adding water by using a dropper. There are actually Absinthe Spoons which are purpose made for adding sweetness to Absinthe.

You ever type a word so many times, that it no longer looks like a real word? That's how I feel about Absinthe right now.

We really want to shout out the delicious burgers (and food in general) at Red Cow, and we want you all to give them a try if you're in the neighborhood.

Do you have any strong feelings about fat/lean ratios in ground meats? Do you think we're right or wrong about anything we talked about? Please let us know by dropping a comment on our Facebook page, or sending an email to fans@travelbyproxy.com

Also, if you're reading this far down, would you like to buy shirts or merch with our logo or phrases on them? Please let us know, as we're starting to plan out a store with just those types of items!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Episode #132 The Great Minnesota State Fair

In today's episode we talk about the Minnesota State Fair, and all the trappings thereof
We'll also get into the food that we ate on our trip (and some that we didn't get a chance to eat)
Finally, we discuss a beer that Aaron tasted (and didn't enjoy) as well as a different beer that Aaron drank (and found palatable)

We really did enjoy our trip to the Minnesota State Fair, if  you'd like to read up on some history of the Minnesota State Fair, you can check out the Wikipedia page.

The drink we tasted in this episode was a riff on a sidecar (the original version we've featured on a previous episode of the podcast), and we decided to change the base from Brandy to Rum, and use the Tattersall Purple Reign in lieu of the Orange liqueur (or Triple Sec).

We went with:

2 oz White Rum
1 oz Tattersall Purple Reign
3/4 oz lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Shake the Rum, Purple Reign, and Lemon Juice over ice, pour into lowball glass, add 2 dashes bitters and stir. Sip and enjoy.

We wanted to touch on the many places that we ate or drank at:

Cookies from Sweet Martha's
Cider, Beer, and Duck wings from Giggles
$2.50 cheeseburgers from Mike's
The Boozy Berries and Barb Trifle from The Hideaway Speakeasy

If you've never listened to Steven Wright and didn't understand what Aaron was talking about with the monotone pitch person portion, please avail yourself of 10 minutes of wonderful one liners

Have a wonderful day, and thank you for listening!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Episode 131 - Wursteries and German Beer

We're in Indianapolis with Maggie Schulz as she tells us about Heidelberg Haus.
The taste of this episode is beer from Bad Weather Brewing! We wanted to have something from Waldman, but they were closed on our recoding day and thus we’ll have to taste it another day. We invited Maggie on to help taste the beer! (She brought it…)
Beer and brats are a perfect combination. Here’s a GQ article on the subject!
Musical Credits: