Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sweet Baby Ray's and Two Brothers Announce Menu

The best purveyors of barbecue in Chicagoland have announced their menu for the MAC's 25th birthday bash. After being treated to some of these dishes I can assure you that Chef Dylan is a barbecue artist.

Sweet Baby Ray's Sandwiches accompanied by a side of creamy coleslaw
Pulled Pork
seasoned with our special rub, smoked low & slow for up to 12 hours hand pulled and tossed with sweet baby ray's barbecue sauce
Pulled Chicken
seasoned and smoked then hand pulled tossed with sweet baby ray's barbecue sauce
Sliced Texas Brisket
seasoned with our Texas rub, smoked for up to 14 hours sliced and served with our Texas inspired barbecue sauce

Sweet Baby Ray's Martinis
Classic Barbecue Martini
layers of our signature creamy coleslaw & our housemade barbecue baked beans garnished with a single bone of our award winning sweet baby ray's ribs
Green Chile Mac Martini
our housemade signature green chile mac & cheese garnished with honey kissed cornbread

Housemade Caramel Chocolate Bread Pudding

Sweet Baby Ray's Signature Housemade Side Shots
Sweet Baby Ray's Signature Barbecue Baked Beans
Creamy Coleslaw
Green Chile Mac & Cheese

The guys at Two Brother's Brewing Company are also artists in the craft of making amazing beer. They will feature three fine artisan brews this weekend.

Domaine Dupage
A french country ale with a toasty and sweet caramel start with a light hoppy finish

Bitter End
An American pale ale with a subtle malty character that combines three classic American hop varieties

Pararie Path Ale
A crip and drinkable golden ale with a complex malt character paired with Saaz and Golding hops

We look forward to seeing lots of our friends this Saturday for good food, good beer and good Blues.

be well

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Music of a Mountain Man

By Amy Calhoun

Wade Mainer, the “Grandfather of Bluegrass,” passed away on Sept. 12 at the age of 104.

A legendary banjo player, Mainer influenced many including the likes of David Holt, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley.

A pioneer in the bluegrass and country music world, Mainer performed regularly with his wife Julia.

Mainer’s musical contributions will continue to live on in the sounds of today’s country and bluegrass bands.