Recap: feed me kc Beer Dinner No. 1

What has 24 legs, one horse head, five courses, and produces enough glass to fill three Ripple bins? If you guessed the inaugural feed me kc beer dinner, you’re right!

(If you didn’t, you are really, really, really stupid. I mean, c’mon, it was in the title of this post. The menu is like three inches away. You are just so dumb. Please leave.)

It was a regal affair at the mid-city domicile of the Fopkins (aka Kyle and Emily). There was general revelry,  mid-level debauchery, a few fits of hearty laughter, and almost no tears. The loose theme (beyond the obvious “delicious food with delicious beer”) was “Spring Extravabonanza.”  However, the 92-degree spring day led to a new theme: “Sweating our balls off.” But thanks to good ol’ fashioned A/C and cold beer, our collective balls were just right.

Curtain call for the dinner’s stars.


1. fried oyster. pancetta agrodolce. lemon aioli. pea green salad.
The David Blaine (Magic Hat #9, Absolut Citron, ginger, lemon)

Do you like fried things, and bacon things, and lemon things, and sweet things, and sour things, and pea things? Then you would like this.

2. pea ravioli. lemon-basil brown butter. pecorino romano.
Boulevard Tank 7

Every time I make homemade ravioli, I say, “This is a pain in the ass. Never again.” And every time I eat the ravioli, I retract said ridiculous declaration.

3. lobster stew. puff pastry. herbs.
Deschutes Mirror Pond Ale

Secret ingredient: Creme Fraiche!!!

4. lamb. cauliflower “risotto.” roasted grapes. baby carrots. chimichurri.
Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale

This wasn’t baaad.

5. cereal-milk ice cream. brioche french toast. dulce de leche.
Founders Breakfast Stout

Cereal-milk ice cream is the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. And I’ve put some awesome things in my mouth.

A good time was had by all. Except the horse, who found the menu highly derivative, the beer pairings contrived, and the conversation juvenile. His silent review: a literal shit on the floor. Still, better than the ass we originally invited.

Horse makes sure everything is all about him.

Chef Kyle and Chef Jeff share a moment.

Matt and Libby love feed me kc so much they made their own sign!
(Full disclosure: I made the sign and screamed like a child until they acquiesced to this photo.)

Bonus brew from Dan’s cellar.

Such a grand time.

We are already planning our next event and welcome suggestions for locations, themes, beers, food pairings, or friendly horse guests. We’re still early in the planning process but have several pretty strong ideas out of the gate. Let us know what you think:

  1. Beers of Madagascar, Food of North Korea
  2. Ortolan, Oranges, and O’Dell
  3. Non-alcoholic beer with super-alcoholic food

Finally, thanks to our wonderful guests and to the Yellow Cab company for delivering me safely home.

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3 Responses to “Recap: feed me kc Beer Dinner No. 1”

  1. April 4, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    Thank you for posting such a flattering picture of me. It’s wonderful. Really.

  2. Amy
    April 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    I have just started reading your blog and it’s one of the only things recently that I’ve been laughing (a lot) out loud. Well done writing. I would listen to the podcast which I’m sure is hilarious but I’m upset with iTunes. Will continue to read obsessively. Thank you for making great fun out of the KC eating scene.

    • April 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

      Amy, you can listen straight from our Podcast page and bypass iTunes all together. But should it win your favor again, we’d really love a rating (if you enjoy the podcast as much as the writing). Five stars are always good.

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