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Happier Hour!
Posted Sunday January 22, 2012

Thursday, January 19th, we were lucky enough to be invited to Kitchen in the Market for their monthly Happier Hour.  If you've never been, check them out, they do a ton of fun cooking classes, or you can grab some food from one of the many awesome food vendors in the Midtown Global market, pull up a chair, and enjoy your meal as you watch caterers, food trucks, etc... preparing food in the commercial kitchen. 

For this Happier Hour, Chef Molly made a Worthy Adversary Barbeque sauce, which was just as amazing as it sounds (the recipe is below!).  She used it in black bean empanadas to pair with the Lonely Blonde, smothered chicken wings in it to pair with the Sweet Child of Vine, and finished the hour off with a Worthy Adversary Milkshake!  We had an absolute blast, good food, good beer, and fun people.  Happier hour indeed!


Worthy Adversary bbq sauce: 

makes about 1 pint


1C Worthy Adversary russian imperial stout

6oz can tomato paste

2 cloves garlic, split

4T pomegranate molasse

4T tamari

4T honey

4T maple syrup

1/2C bittersweet chocolate chips

4T white wine vinegar

2T canola oil

black pepper to taste


• heat oil in saucepan

• add garlic and sauté until fragrant over med heat

• add tomato paste + stout; stir to combine

• add remaining ingredients, except for chocolate + black pepper

• bring to a simmer

• add chocolate and stir until melted

• add black pepper to taste

• remove from burner and let cool or use immediately

will keep in refrigerator for up to 4 weeks in covered container