Tags: Beer, Bock, Bockfest, Cincinnati, Drink, Food, Rhine, United States
All about Bockfest! You can click on the link at the bottom to get all the info.
Bockfest 2012 – Celebrating 20 years!
March 2-4, 2012
Bockfest is a celebration of historic Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati‘s brewing heritage and the coming of spring. There are several bock beer festivals that take place around the world, but Cincinnati‘s Bockfest is the oldest and largest in the United States. Bockfest occurs during the first weekend of March. It begins with a parade on Friday evening that starts at Arnold’s Bar & Grill, Cincinnati’s oldest saloon. The parade is lead by a goat pulling a keg of bock beer and the reigning Sausage Queen. It ends at Bockfest Hall where the ceremonial first keg is blessed, the best Parade entries are honored, and Bockfest officially begins. The Hall is open throughout the weekend and features live entertainment, great food, historic walking tours, authors and breweriana, a homebrew competition, Continental Sunday celebrations and lots of delicious bock beer. Bockfest is not just limited to the Hall. It occurs in a number of participating venues in Over-the-Rhine and the central business district. There is no admission fee for the hall and typically no admission fee for the participating venues. (If a venue charges a fee, it will be indicated on the event schedule.) A free shuttle bus runs a continuous loop around location, including Garfield Suites which is offering a special Bockfest Rate for festival goers.
Steins in the Rhine
20th Celebration Dinner
Bockfest Weekend Bockfest Parade
Brewery & Church Tours
Shop Bock & The Craft Menagerie
Tags: Black pepper, bratwurst, Cooking, Food, French's, Gouda, Olive oil, Ore-Ida, Patty, Turkey, Walmart, Whole grain
Brat Burgers?? That’s what I wondered when I ran across these at Walmart earlier today. I’m glad I did these Burgers are great! They come frozen, 6 to a box. These are big burgers, 1/3 lb. burgers! one is definitely a meal. A little high on calories at 350 and fat at 28g but the carbs are only 3g. You can grill them, broil them, or pan fry them which is the way I prepared them. Their ready in 15 – 18 minutes or until an internal temperature of 160 degrees, it was about 16 minutes. We topped them sliced Gouda or Sargento’s Reduced Fat Jack/Cheddar, French’s Golden Spicy Mustard, and Lettuce and served on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun. Thank you Johnsonville, I love these! I left a recipe from the Johnsonville web site along with the link. For a side I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Fries. Dessert later a Smart Ones Chocolate Brownie Fudge Sundae. These are very good and only 140 calories!
Submitted by: The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage
Makes: 4 servings
WHAT YOU NEED
(16 oz.) Johnsonville® Brat Patties
onions, to taste, chopped
pickles, to taste, sliced
spicy ground mustard, to taste
cheddar cheese, sliced
Prepare brat patties according to package directions. Keep warm.
Split and butter Kaiser rolls and grill until nicely browned.
Place cooked Brat Patty on one half of the roll and top with sliced cheddar cheese.
Generously pile on the pickles, onions and mustard and enjoy!
Tags: Black pepper, cook, French's, Grain Bun, Ore-Ida, Spicy Brown Mustard, Turkey
Dinner Tonight: Johnsonville Brat w/ Crinkle Fries
Wanted something easy to fix and filling. I made a Johnsonville Brat, first one in a long time! I usually have Turkey Brats but they were out of them at the store earlier so I decided to go with the Johnsonville Pork Brats. Just pan fried until brown, about 5 minutes, then added water the pan and boiled for 12 minutes. A really great tasting Brat! Served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun and topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard. Had Ore Ida Crinkle Fries as a side. For dessert later a Yoplait Delight 100 Calorie Chocolate Eclair Parfait.
Today’s Menu: Grilled Turkey Brats w/ Grilled Pineapple Rings and Asparagus
“Tis the season to be grilling fa la la la……” Fired the grill up and grilled some Hamburgers, Brats and Turkey Brats. I had the Turkey Brats, Honeysuckle White Turkey Brats. Along with grilling the Brats i also grilled some Pineapple Rings, recipe follows at the end of the post. First time I grilled Pineapple, I’ve lived a sheltered life! They turned out fantastic! Also had fresh Asparagus, I cut the stalks into three pieces and lightly fried them in extra Virgin Olive Oil and and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I added Almond slices and Crumbled Turkey Bacon and seasoned with Garlic Salt and Ground Black Pepper.
* 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2″ slices or I Large can of Pineapple Rings
* 1/2 cup brown sugar or 1/4 Cup Splenda Brown Sugar
* 1 Tbsp. lime juice
* 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (or use all lime or all lemon juice)
* 2 Tbsp. honey
* 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Prepare and preheat grill. Combine brown sugar, juices, honey, and cinnamon in a small bowl until smooth. Spread this mixture on each side of each pineapple ring.
Grill pineapple 4-5″ from medium coals for 5-10 minutes, turning once, until sugar mixture melts and pineapple is heated and tender, brushing with any remaining brown sugar mixture.