Oktoberfest – No Airfare Required

Oktoberfest, one of the world’s greatest annual events, is underway (the 184th Munich Oktoberfest started on September 16). Oktoberfest is an event worthy of your attendance and one that you would likely feel the urge to return (as opposed to Mardi Gras, Carnival in Brazil, and your last family reunion). The event takes place 15 days before the first Sunday in October and the...

My Dry Rub and Red Wine Barbecue Sauce Recipes

When barbecue season arrives you have to have a few go-to tools on your culinary tool belt. I have my dry-rub prepared and ready to go in my pantry as well as my favorite barbecue sauce in a jar in the refrigerator. When you have a great dry rub and sauce ready to go dinner can be made in a flash. Here are my recipes developed...

Best Damn Ribs Ever

Few things excite the carnivore class more than some perfectly cooked baby back pork ribs. While most any recipe is quite simple, executing great ribs at home can be tricky. The biggest problem is uneven cooking as the thickness of the rack of rib differs from one end to the other. The second issue is the difficulty in hitting the sweet-spot of doneness. Underdone...

Polpette alla Romana (Roman-Style Meatballs)

Polpette – aka meatballs – is a staple in much of Italy and can be found on the menu at any old-school restaurant in Rome. Polpette is served as both an antipasti (appetizer) and as a secondi (main course). Americans and Italians both love meatballs while they do differ on how they should be served. Many Americans and Italian restaurants in America believe that...

Pasta Amatriciana

At BevX I like to offer up favorite recipes to our hungry and thirsty readers. I refrain from overloading the content with food recipes but the numbers don’t lie — our readers really eat up the recipes and simply tolerate the bad puns. Today, before revealing the recipe I must make a confession. I do withhold a number of favorite recipes for fear that...

Ordering Wine in a Restaurant

Ordering wine in a restaurant is a task that strikes fear into the hearts of many diners. Many people are intimidated by the entire process afraid to look foolish. Relax. There is no need to approach what should be an enjoyable meal with dread or doubt. Here are a few rules to obey when ordering wine in restaurants. I offer 10 tips on how to...

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