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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Boerum Hill Green Chile Festival

Oh, hello there! How's it going? Guess what? The PSG is back in Park Slope. Even back to the same street where the PSG originated. Clinton Hill, we already miss you tons. Before we made the move back, we attended the First Annual Boerum Hill Green Chile Festival at Sean and Rebecca's newish apartment. DMR and I were introduced to green chile in New Mexico two summers ago but had been since deprived of this wonderful member of the capsaicin family.

A beautiful spread of pickled, cured and cultured edibles greeted us.

The chiles arrived from Hatch, NM, but were roasted by hand in small batches in Boerum Hill. By Sean and Rebecca's hands! Or maybe just Sean's. They were chopped up and incorporated into an elegant version of cheese fries. The chiles, not Sean's hands.

And of course, the chiles were used as a topping for cheeseburgers. The burgers were six ounce patties of Pat La Frieda's original blend - a mixture of brisket, chuck, and short rib. If you're going to go pre-made patty route, this is the only way to go. They are super flavorful and create a very juicy burger. A colorful salad of tomatoes and greens with Rebecca's homemade ranch dressing shared the plate and helped move the healthy needle to the right just a wee bit.

To drink, the only proper beverage to pair with a burger - BEER. Bud longnecks, PBR extra-tall boys and a hodge podge of others. A truly lovely meal.

DMR posted some photos of not food.

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