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It's easy to associate kegs of beer with frat parties or watery yellow swill, but when it comes to serving large quantities of craft brew to large quantities of thirsty people, these ubiquitous barrels are a surprisingly sophisticated choice.
With its graceful urban landscape, relaxed attitude, and mild weather, Portland, Oregon occupies prime quality-of-life territory squarely at the intersection of low cost of living and high levels of culture. A major factor in its attractiveness as a destination (it's routinely named one of the best cities in which to live in the United States) is the town's steadily rising profile in the firmament of gastro-worship: cooks and civilians alike can afford to own a 1914 Craftsman and a fairly reasonable car, with enough disposable income left over to take dining (and snacking, butchering, coffee-drinking, and beer-drinking) seriously. Anchored on a strong community of farmers, gardeners, ranchers, and charcutiers, Portland's full-blown "farm to table" culture is the envy of cities ten times its size. Author and cartoonist Chris Onstad moved to Portland in 2009 (after working and dining there for over a decade); Oregon Culinary Institute alum Sarah Kanabay has lived and eaten in the city for two years. Here, their picks for a dozen can't-miss destinations for the culinarily-minded visitor to a city the describe as "the Shire of American cities": a bungalow-dominated landscape dedicated to comfort, the championing of second breakfast, and staying out of the damp with a proper pint.
Two of the things I love most about Mexico City are its food (of course) and how its citizens embrace the surreal. Both came together last weekend at .modales, an alternative fashion show I attended at the Museo Universitario del Chopo. Of the 25 pieces featured, three artists' creations used food wares — cotton candy, paper beer cups, and frilly, fresh lettuce — to express feminine identity. —Ganda Suthivarakom
In this easy-drinking beer cocktail, the concentrated raisin flavor of the sherry, the honeyed quality of the Benedictine liqueur, and the oatmeal stout add up to something like "breakfast in a glass," according to Boelte. (This would, in fact, make a great brunch drink.) A sprinkling of sweet, spicy nutmeg seems completely appropriate in this context.
Read the article on how Damon Boelte, bar director at Prime Meats, New York, uses nutmeg: Nutmeg Cocktails for the Holidays