The Best Thing We Ate — Curried Cauliflower Wrap at S’Nice: It was another hectic, work-filled weekend, filled with leftovers and take-out. Saturday, I managed to sneak out to S’Nice for a sandwich — this wasn’t the most intriguing sandwich I’d ever had but S’Nice gets points for the idea. Their version was a curried cauliflower, mango chutney (though I didn’t taste it) and brown rice in a wheat tortilla. Though I found it a little bland, I liked the idea so much I recreated it Sunday night — with much more flavor and success.
The Best Thing We Drank — Ballast Point Navigator Dopplebock: IT was a chance occurrence. Or perhaps even a perfect storm. I’m rarely in the mood for dopplebocks, for reasons that are beyond me. It’s not that I don’t respect them — their balance of sweet maltiness and bold alcohol flavors is a touch balance to reach — just that for some reason I don’t crave them often. I was compelled to order the Ballast Point Navigator Dopplebock and it was one fo the best decisions I’ve made in awhile. It pours a mahogany color with some aromas of fig and raisin, with a little alcohol spice. At 8.9% ABV, it’s no weakling, but it’s never harsh on the nose or the tongue, right down my alley, more caramel tones then raisin.