Beer of the Week: Skookum Brewery Imperial Breakfast Stout

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Skookum is a funny sounding word, but I really solid (albeit small) brewery up in Arlington, WA. For the longest time, if you wanted their beers, you needed to make the trek up I-5 and wind your way through Arlington to get to their brewery, which kept inconsistent hours. Things have […]

When the Mariners Traded Shin Soo Choo

By Blaidd Drwg

I love Rob Neyer. I think he is a great writer and we share many of the same opinions about the game of baseball. He recently wrote about the Shin Soo Choo for Ben Broussard disaster trade in 2006. One of the really cool things about the article is that he actually […]

Keeping The Peazza

by A.J. Coltrane

Terrible pun, I know.

Somebody doesn’t think that pineapple belongs on a pizza.

Hint: That someone is me.

Note the pineapple well removed from the neutral zone.

Left side: Pancetta, Chevre, Ham, Pineapple

Right side: Pancetta, Chevre, Feta

Everybody’s happy.

Beer of the Week: NW Peaks Crooked IPA

By Iron Chef Leftovers

October bring fresh hop season in the beer world, which is fun since I love the freshies. The problem is that this year has led to a number of disappointing beers – beers that I have liked in the past just haven’t been as good. Maybe my tastes are changing or […]

Beer of the Week: Skagit River 404 IPA

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I love Skagit River Brewing, they are one of the most consistent breweries in Washington state and make some of my favorite beers, particularly IPA’s. A trip there in 2013 brought some excitement for me as there were a couple of beers on their tap list that I had not tried, […]

Sausage Dressing without the Turkey

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I am not much of a traditionalist when it comes to Thanksgiving – I really don’t care for turkey (have had too many bad ones over the years and that is inexcusable – turkey is easy to cook, of course, I am there if you are going to serve wild turkey, […]

Beer of the Week: Populuxe Coffee Stout

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Coffee and beer are a great combination of flavors, especially when you take an astoundingly good coffee, say from Seattle’s Slate Coffee Roasters and combine it with a stellar beer, say the stout from Populuxe Brewing.  When done right, coffee and beer have an incredible depth of flavor that can either […]

Bob Costas Angers A Handful Of People. Nobody Notices.

by A.J. Coltrane

You probably missed it. I did too. (This happened on the 6th and I didn’t hear about it on the 15th.) Bob Costas went on the Today show and ruffled some feathers with this comment about the new Olympic snowboard event, Slopestyle:

Costas: I think the president of the IOC should be […]

Beer of the Week: Alameda My Bloody Valentine

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Alameda Brewing is a long-time fixture on the Portland beer scene but only available in bottles in the Seattle market in the last couple of years. Seeing as I am a sucker for anything blood orange, My Bloody Valentine caught my eye in a trip to Chuck’s. After much debate, I […]

Will … What?

by A.J. Coltrane

As I was driving home from work tonight I saw a couple in their 20’s holding up a sign. The font was very loopy and hard to read. It said:


Like I said, it was hard to read. My first thought was that it said something else.

I […]