Beer-Braised Baby Back Ribs with Orange-Tamarind Sauce
"I started making my Abilene sauce 20 years ago, and every year I tweak it or add something," says chef James Holmes of his signature barbecue sauce. Despite its spicy intensity, the pork and beer flavors come straight through.
Beer Pairing Fruity, rich Belgian-style pale ale: 2010 Goose Island Matilda.
The secret to Adam Fleischman's burgers is "umami dust," a combination of bonito (dried tuna) flakes, dried kombu (seaweed) and shiitake mushrooms with a pronounced savory Asian flavor. It makes a juicy burger taste even more deeply meaty.
Beer Pairing Hoppy pale ale: Dale's Pale Ale.
Wine Pairing Juicy, peppery California Zinfandel: 2008 Edmeades Mendocino County.