Friday, March 02, 2007

Update & New Beers

O.k. I'll start off with a complaint.........the lazy freakin' people who don't throw their own trays out as they leave. They must think that the 3 gargantuan garbage cans I've got in there are for decoration....and they are huge so its not like they don't see em'........Ronnie Milsap could see the things if he were there! No, its just some are lazy ticks that need to go back to TYCO University (Throw Your Crap Out). This post could be so much more colorful if my wife did not monitor it! That same "University" should be TYSO, but I digress.
We got our spring/summer beers in yesterday to go along with the old standards and the redneck can beers. I'll carry those until about Halloween (Lord willing) and then swap out for porters, stouts, etc.. The picture shows just how they are seen in the Joint. We stuck the can beers on both sides of the "Redneck Angel". I found her at an antique store and bought it for $ is a ceramic angel (with wings!) holding a baby angel draped in a rebel flag. We thought it fitting to stick that with the redneck can beers. We picked up local favorite Yazoo Dos Perros & Pale Ale. The owner is Linus Hall and he's from Mississippi where my family is from so I had have that in his beer is awesome. We also picked up:

Red Seal Ale (identical to Fat Tire)
SweetWater 420 Pale Ale
Terrapin Golden Ale
Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale
Highland Gaelic Ale
He'Brew Genisis Ale (certified kosher!)
Abita Purple Haze
Schlitz (can)

We dropped Lone Star because DET Distributing never had it in. We also dropped Schaefer because it was not selling too well - yeah its a stunner I know! Actually the other can beers are all selling right in line with bud/miller light, etc.. You cant get those beers everywhere and when guys see them I think it brings back some fond primeval memories of wrenching on cars, driving backroads with your buddies in school, watching a game with the ol' man.....whatever it is but its like once they lay eyes on them it becomes their duty to order one! Its fun to see the misery in the eyes of the woman that guys can see her mind doing advanced "gastro-math". Here is the Martin/Collier formula:

Pork + Slaw * White Beans/Onions + 3 Stroh's = replacement of bedroom oxygen with pure sulfer leading to limited breathing and general lack of sleep. Thanks honey!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had me a few of those sea dogs while I was up in Bangor. Its a different flavor but a welcomed change I must say. Not a beer I would settle down and marry but definately a good one nighter. See ya soon- Enosticator

What is this Blog???

You ever been sitting around cooking for your family and friends and been told the following: "Hoss, this is the best I've ever had in my dadgum have got to open up a place of your own". The thought crosses your mind to do just that, but for whatever reason you dont. Well I'm "that" guy that actually went through with it and did it. I had absolutely ZERO restaurant experience! I decided to start this blog about my own experience hoping that it may be of some use and help to others who might be interested in opening their own place.
I learned this craft almost 20 years ago cooking whole hogs on brick & cinder block pits at a couple of little BBQ Joints in Henderson, TN. I learned from old, lifelong career Pit-Masters, working with them as an apprentice during school off and on for four years. Over the course of that time I learned the old, time-honored craft of REAL pit barbecue. At Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint I am trying as hard as I can everyday to bring that time-honored authenticity to my customers.
As you read you'll see I've made some stupid decisions, and I've made some good decisions. If you are thinking of opening a restaurant, especially a BBQ Joint, read this blog! Maybe some of this info can be of use to you. At the very least you will be entertained because I pull no punches.
Now listen, this is my blog to not only help with information but my blog to freely rant about my day to day experiences. There is no real "bad language" on this blog but there might be some things said that are very "tongue in cheek". If you are easily offended and/or cant see the satire in my posts then please just leave the blog. It will save both of us the annoyance of each other. For those of you who do like satire and are looking for good information about this experience, then by all means enjoy!