Food, Wine & Just Good Living With SaucyJoe

It started with a love of food, wine & fun and blossomed into a maddening pursuit of the best recipes, techniques, grills, smokers, wines, crafted beers, rubs, marinades and sauces... We do more than play with our meat though -- we review and discuss all things cooking, drinking, reading, laughing and living at SaucyJoe's.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Youngster Has His 50th!

Dr. Dave has to work on minimizing those wrinkles and reducing the bags under his eyes. Nothing can be done for the lack of hair. While celebrating Ski Sullivan's 50th birthday, Dr. Dave got told he was a good dad for raising such a fine son as Ski Sullivan. This would be a hellava compliment if I were Ski's dad, but I AM his (not that much) older brother!

That said (and wellness plan in progress), the party was a smashing success. I am still dreaming of the blue cheese wrapped steak slices that Saucy Joe conceived. The concept was an appetizer bar. Cocktails, appetizers and converted main courses which were served as appetizers. Man! I ate like a king!

Dr. Dave brought BBQ'd pork butt and brisket for late night meals. These were consumed as needed. I smoked until the meat temperature heated to 160 degrees F, and then I wrapped them in aluminum foil and froze the pork butt and the brisket. These transported in a cooler from Iowa to Texas, and then were heated in the oven to feed the hungry guests.

All in all, a lovely time! I'd travel 900 miles for a party any time.

Saucy Joe! Post your recipes!

Dr. Dave

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

You Broke It You Should Fix It!

The get-even opportunity we all wish we'd taken. A musician (talented one too) witnesses baggage crews throwing his guitar cases on the tarmac and a $3500 Taylor dies in the fray.

United gives him runaround, claims no responsibility for his claim and ends up getting roasted (this is a food blog) via social media forums and video views.

Says Carrol in his blog:
In the spring of 2008, Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and my Taylor guitar was witnessed being thrown by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago. I discovered later that the $3500 guitar was severely damaged. They didn’t deny the experience occurred but for nine months the various people I communicated with put the responsibility for dealing with the damage on everyone other than themselves and finally said they would do nothing to compensate me for my loss. So I promised the last person to finally say “no” to compensation (Ms. Irlweg) that I would write and produce three songs about my experience with United Airlines and make videos for each to be viewed online by anyone in the world. United: Song 1 is the first of those songs. United: Song 2 has been written and video production is underway. United: Song 3 is coming. I promise.

His 1st (of three) video below.

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