Beer Brewing Company

We were a little late to the game on visiting Beer Brewing Co. here in Oceanside and I'm kind of sad we hadn't visited sooner!  


This funky little brewery is tucked in behind Bull Taco and the Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub. I know that sounds like a big jumble but I promise you those are the names and they're also awesome. A gourmet taco shop, an eclectic sushi restaurant and a tiny brew house all tucked in one building. Try each of them!


The night we visited there were two beers on tap. The 96 lb. IPA was fresh and delicious. I had a glass of the Coalfire Stout which had the malt toasted in the coal pizza oven at the Privateer, another great Oceanside restaurant. 


Go, kick back, grab some sushi and have a beer on the patio. Yes! 

Farmers' market finds: Ripe figs & heirloom tomatoes

Recently I've been trying to buy our produce at the Oceanside Farmers' Market. I have a flexible work schedule and I thought I should really take advantage of this little local gem. The market is open year round and is only about a mile from my home. I've gone every week for a month now and we've tried some food we wouldn't normally buy. I figured it was time to start keeping track of what we made so here I am! 

This week I got some really great mission figs and sweet heirloom cherry tomatoes. I wasn't planning on using them together but we found this recipe for Beef Tri-tip with Roasted Figs and hello, it was amazing. I didn't have any fancy little onions so I used regular sweet onions and roughly followed this recipe to gauge roasting time before adding the figs and tomatoes. 

Adding a olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the figs and tomatoes before roasting yielded a sweet sauce that we used over the beef rather than making a gravy. It was perfect and what I've learned is that I need to roast figs a lot more often!