The government really likes to screw with us beer drinkers. Twice a year they have us readjust our sleep, just because it’s good for planting crops*… Needless to say I was grumpy this morning and decided breakfast would turn the day around.
I went with Austria’s Stiegl Radler Grapefruit Naturtrüb while making and eating this sandwich. Looking through my untapped history, this Radler only showed up with morning checkins. This beer is a Stiegl Goldbrau with a 50% blend of grapefruit soda. It’s not tart like glass of grapefruit juice, but it does have a nice sweetness. A bonus for you morning drinkers is the 2.5% alcohol content!
This year daylight savings time came very early in March and I decided to make us one hell of a breakfast sandwich. While reading this month’s Food Network Magazine I was inspired with their story on egg sandwiches. Mine started off with toasted whole wheat bolillo rolls, waffle fries, think cut applewood bacon, avocado, two fried eggs and Franks Red Hot.
To go along with this Austrian beer I was going to go with Falco (RIP), but instead put on the album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga from Spoon. I mean Austin is close enough to Austria, right? They were already on the scene for over a decade when they released it in 2007 and it’s their most solid album. Starting off with Don’t Make Me a Target it just gets stronger from there. The tracks You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb, Don’t You Evah and The Underdog or some of the best songs they’v evah put out. Having seen them play most of these songs while opening up for Beck at the Hollywood Bowl will always be a high point in shows I’ve been to.
Enjoy and I look forward to the followup post on end of daylight savings in November.
*As long as we continue to do this they could at least switch it from 2:00 am on a Sunday morning to 4:00 pm on Friday afternoon.