To Brie or not to Brie
This week, January 21st- 27th, thirteen restaurants in downtown Long Beach have decided to come together to pay homage to fromage. These restaurants are creating menus that involve your favorite cheeses into their favorite dishes.
Today I decided to check out Beachwood BBQ & Brewery. This swanky restaurant unfortunately was not participating in the homage to cheese today, BUT will be this Friday and Saturday at 6pm. I got all of the information for what to expect for this Friday and it sounds great. Because Beachwood BBQ is a brewery, they have decided to have a flight of 4 cheeses that they will be pairing with wild ales. If you are wondering what “wild ales” are, don’t fret I have an explanation. The brewers use one of the most infamous yeasts to create their wild ales. Brettanomyces yeast is tricky to brew, but when it is done right it can be the best tasting beer. Beachwood BBQ wants to challenge their cheese enthusiasts to see which Brett based wild ale pairs best with artisan cheese.
If beer isn’t your thing there are many other restaurants to help curd your cheese craving. Agaves Kitchen & Tequila, Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria, Brew Haus Coffee & Tea, Congregation Ale House, District Wine, Gaucho Grill, George’s Greek Café, Kabob Curry, L’Opera, Omelet Inn, Stefano’s Pizza, The Potholder Café Too (not to be confused with The Potholder on Euclid), The Sky Room, The Stave, Utopia and Wine Down Lounge are all participating in Cheese Week.
For full menu listings click here.
Here are a few more cheese jokes to make your day a little more “Cheesy”:
What is a Cheese without a cracker? Crackalackin’!
What do you call a Cheesy Psychic? A Parmesan reader.
What cheese do you sprinkle at a wedding? Confeta.
What did the cheese salesman say? That cheese may be Gouda, but this one is Feta.