by Ali Kay Hammer photos by Steven Doyle
Editor’s Note: Earlier this month Ali married a beer. Just yesterday we announced that the young cheese monger had created a biscuit for Hypnotic Donuts using some fun, local ingredients. Today Ali sends word on how this all came about, and her thoughts on the process of creating the biscuit. The story was far too fun not to share with our audience, so find her words below. If you tried her biscuit and wish to offer comments, send her your cheers (or jeers) in comments. Having personally tasted the biscuit in question, I know you will all love this.
When James and Amy asked me to do a guest spot for January, they had no idea what they were getting in to, or maybe they did! I’m no chef, or cook, or any of that by any means. I’m simply an advocate for doing things that make you happy. For me, it’s easy. I like great food and I like to laugh, all of which I learned from my dad.
When I’m able to expose someone to the things I enjoy most and it brings a smile to their face, it makes everything I do worthwhile. Life is too short to not be ridiculous, and this biscuit is a reflection of just that. Go big or go home, I say! Let’s take it the extra mile, put MORE CHEESE on that; heck, throw some bacon on it too. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Thomas Garza
Our friend Ali Kay is off the market and freshly married to a fine beer, the Peticolas Velvet Hammer. When we interviewed Ali for the original story where she announced her engagement we were at a restaurant, and our neighbors to the right of our table were horrified to learn that this young woman would marry a beer. The heart wants what the heart wants, and in this case Ali wanted a beer for life so she married one. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
You may very well know Ali Morgan the cheese maven over at Scardello Artisan Cheese on Oak Lawn in Dallas. She is the local cheerleader for all things cheese. She shouldn’t be a stranger to long tie craveDFW readers; we have featured her cheese antics on several occasions here, and even followed her when she went in for a tat. One of Ali’s missions at Scardello is to peddle cheese wholesale to local restaurants, that is why you will often find an Ali cheese board listed on menus in Dallas. She can also be found doing double duty at beer or wine dinners where she pairs up her cheese.
To say Ali has an offbeat sense of humor might be an understatement, but she has this amazing passion for things she enjoys most. One of those things is a good craft beer. Ali is so passionate about beer that she plans to marry one December 30, 2012 and you are invited to witness the ceremony at Peticolas Brewing Company for a mere $30, which includes four hours of beer, a special commemorative wedding pint glass and the open keg reception where you can taste Velvet Hammer, the groom. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There are two very special dinners this week that will be sure to cool you off from the blazing heat we are suffering through this summer and we wish to share these with you.
Just weeks ago we were first on the scene to announce the latest chef to hit the underground scene. Chef Ryan Barnett has a few seats left tomorrow (Thursday, July 26) where he will treat guests to a 4-course dinner at My Private Chef in Deep Ellum. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There are three culinary amigos afoot tonight and it’s not too late to join in on the action. Josh Black from People’s Last Stand fame along with Scardello cheesemonger Ali Morgan, and Stephanie Roethlisberger of The Bottle Shop are all three hosting an Above Ground Dinner tonight at The Bottle Shop located on Greenville Avenue.
The dinner is $65 and includes five courses along with five well chosen beers and five fantastic cheeses. The dinner is tonight, so you best call Stephanie at The World Beer Company’s Bottle Shop now for a reservation. We have the menu after the jump.
The Bottle Shop is located at 2116 Greenville Ave, Dallas. Call (214) 828-2873 for reservations.