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Big news
« on: December 19, 2014, 02:03:14 AM »
In the next six months, Steve in TX will no longer be in TX. I have accepted a new position that is based in Southern California.

Born and raised in Northern California, it will be great to be back in the Golden State where grain is cheap and the Pliny, blind pig, ballast point, and pizza port beers flow like water. Can't wait to go camping below huge redwoods and sequoias up and down the coast.

I will miss the BBQ for sure, but will be happy to leave tex-mex behind.

Not sure where will land, but i will need help finding a club later.

Haven't settled on a new forum handle.

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Re: Big news
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 02:08:50 AM »
Congrats. Gonna go out on a limb and say the Cali beer is a bit of an upgrade.  ;)
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Re: Big news
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 02:11:42 AM »

Congrats. Gonna go out on a limb and say the Cali beer is a bit of an upgrade.  ;)
Actually, Texas beer is really coming into its own. I will miss two local breweries and will certainly miss the easy access to Jester King beers.

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Re: Big news
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2014, 02:32:56 AM »
Oh I don't doubt it. I've had a couple of Jester King beers actually - excellent. But my trip to California a few years back was pretty awesome. Hophead's dream. So I guess I 'm biased. Haven't been to Texas in a long time.
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Re: Big news
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2014, 05:12:19 AM »
I guess I'm a bit of a tourista, but one of my favorite things about my trip to San Antonio (my only trip to Texas) was that there was Tex-Mex all over the place.

But I'd trade a lifetime of tamales for fresh Sculpin on tap...
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Re: Big news
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2014, 07:05:19 AM »
But I'd trade a lifetime of tamales for fresh Sculpin on tap...

Why trade? Within a short distance from my house I can score you any kind of tamale from any part of latin america you could want and all the fresh sculpin you could stand and I'm not even close to the brewery!
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Re: Big news
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2014, 12:14:49 PM »
Congratulations, Steve!

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Re: Big news
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2014, 01:02:00 PM »

But I'd trade a lifetime of tamales for fresh Sculpin on tap...

Why trade? Within a short distance from my house I can score you any kind of tamale from any part of latin america you could want and all the fresh sculpin you could stand and I'm not even close to the brewery!

Yep. The best tamales are found in Safeway parking lots. Or made by the grandmother of somebody you know. Tex-mex just isn't the same as California Mexican food.

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Re: Big news
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2014, 01:08:57 PM »
Aside from the great beer, the great Mexican food in California really stood out. I think I ate it once every day. Lots of killer tacos aside from the other good stuff.
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Re: Big news
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2014, 01:09:17 PM »


But I'd trade a lifetime of tamales for fresh Sculpin on tap...

Why trade? Within a short distance from my house I can score you any kind of tamale from any part of latin america you could want and all the fresh sculpin you could stand and I'm not even close to the brewery!

Yep. The best tamales are found in Safeway parking lots. Or made by the grandmother of somebody you know. Tex-mex just isn't the same as California Mexican food.
I may have to change my handle to Tommy-in-MS. I was born and raised in TX. Now I am stuck in MS. Tex Mex is the main thing I miss (& family). I respectfully disagree on Tex-Mex vs. Cal Mex.

Congrats on the job. It's good to get closer to home.


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Re: Big news
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2014, 01:19:04 PM »
Tex Mex is the main thing I miss (& family). I respectfully disagree on Tex-Mex vs. Cal Mex.

It's simply what we grew up with. I will say that some of the best carnitas I have had in my life was at a Plano hole in the wall. All of the al pastor I have tried has been beyond salty. But bbq, that I will miss. The worst place in Texas (not counting dickies) is better than the best place in California. 
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Re: Big news
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2014, 01:21:15 PM »
Best mexican food I've found in the US is at a dinky little hole in the wall in Bingen Wa. Run by a family from Zijuatenejo. They do so much business they close every winter for 6 weeks and head home to get warm. Its super simple lunch food but absolutely awesome!

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Re: Big news
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2014, 01:39:51 PM »
Congrats on the new job! 8)

Every place has its good aspects...right? 
Some just have more of them than others.

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Re: Big news
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2014, 01:50:21 PM »


But I'd trade a lifetime of tamales for fresh Sculpin on tap...

Why trade? Within a short distance from my house I can score you any kind of tamale from any part of latin america you could want and all the fresh sculpin you could stand and I'm not even close to the brewery!

Yep. The best tamales are found in Safeway parking lots. Or made by the grandmother of somebody you know. Tex-mex just isn't the same as California Mexican food.
I may have to change my handle to Tommy-in-MS. I was born and raised in TX. Now I am stuck in MS. Tex Mex is the main thing I miss (& family). I respectfully disagree on Tex-Mex vs. Cal Mex.

Congrats on the job. It's good to get closer to home.


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Congats on heading home Steve.

I get down to TX often to visit in laws. Where my BiL lives the food is Mex-Tex - he calls the Rio Grande valley occupied Mexico. We ate at a place last time where the owners were from Tampico, and it was excellent.

You will miss the BBQ. We head down next week, I will bet my BBQ infusion.
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Re: Big news
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2014, 01:59:28 PM »
Look on the bright side Steve,  no BBQ but tons of sushi joints.


Hey wait a minute, there's got to be a tony romas in california.