This party was bad ass. Lot of great spicy food. My favorite was the Jambalaya and Red Beans & Rice that Dan & Wesley (from Static Television) made with quality meats from the Meat Hook. I had the most delicious chunk of pork in the beans and rice. I’d buy all this regularly if it was sold around these parts.
David Jaffe from Garbage Gourmet, who blogs about food he finds in the trash outside of groceries and restaurants, brought some wild ramps he just picked from Winchester earlier that day. He actually sold some to Roberta’s before bringing them to the party. My first time eating a ramp. Pretty good. The end bulb is like an onion and the leaf is like spinach.
Mike brought his danger food, the stinky Durian fruit (see durian ice cream) …and an apology food, Chinese roast pork. I’ve been really wanting try a durian for a while now. But by the end of the night, I totally I forgot about it. Luckily I found the fruit cracked opened and hidden behind the bushes when I was wrapping up the extension cord. It was sweet and creamy and my finger stunk the rest of the night.
Brett easily won the Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper/World’s Hottest Pepper) eating contest by putting down three. Adam and Aaron had one each and saw the holy ghost and perhaps suffered the consequences. I took the tiniest nibble (avoiding any seeds) and my mouth was on fire. That tiny bit was the hottest thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. How the hell did Brett eat three (almost four) without his face turning color. Brett is the devil.
I’m glad we brought the Lightning Reaction Shocking Game. Tested it the night before and it was the hardest I ever laughed and the most scared I’ve ever been since my food blog.
Happy Birthday Matt Gill and thanks to the bands, the Lock Inn Bar and everyone that brought food, ate it, and had a good time.