Superbowl Ads – 2008

Posted on February 4th, 2008 by Merlin.
Categories: Anything Else, Beer, Communication, Food, Life, NFL, Steelers, Super Bowl, Video, YouTube.

Well – It is that time of the year again – The Super Bowl Just finished a few hours ago and all the ads are up on YouTube for you to vote on your favorite ad.

This year the creative ads were much better then last year. My votes goes to the following few ads.

5th Place – I loved the Pepsi -ad with Justin Timberlake because he gets hit, hurt and knocked out. :-) Sorry Justin – Just thought it was quite funny. Plus Anyone want to give me their Pepsi Points – Feel Free to Add them to the comments section. They will go to good use. (Wink Wink)

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4th place – I have to say the Breathing Fire with Bud Light was Good – First Romantic and then….

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3rd and 2nd – I would have to give it to Bridgestone for two of their ads:


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and Unexpected Objects in Road – Loved the Ending well I like the ending in my mind better.

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And in 1st Place



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Computer Controlled Beer Tap?

Posted on August 11th, 2007 by Merlin.
Categories: Anything Else, Beer, Craft, Hack, Weird Stuff.

Beer tap PC

Ok I want one of these – Seems this older PC is now seeing better times – Looks like they recycled an old pc into a nice new PC with beer tap. I would like mine with Palulner. Mmm Good beer. So what is your favorite blend of Hops, Yeast, and Water? As I just mentioned one of my Favorites is Paulner Beir from German, I also enjoy savoring the flavor of a nice hand crafted Micro Brew like Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing, or even a nice flavor infused beer like Lindeman‘s (Love the Cherry, Raspberry, Apple – OK I love them all) MMM Beer – Ben Franklin Said it best – “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” –

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What is For Lunch: Try the Wheel Of Food

Posted on March 5th, 2007 by Merlin.
Categories: Beer, Coffee, Food, Pittsburgh, Web Service.

Do you have a hankering for a hunk of cheese (Ah School House Rock) Or you have no idea where you want to go to lunch? – Well the Wheel of Food to the rescue. Just type in the Zip Code box where you want to eat some grub at and then type in what you want to eat – (Lunch, Dinner, Italian, Breakfast, Pizza, Hamburgers, Steak, Seafood, Ok You get the idea) Then you get to spin the wheel of Food and see where you are going to go – What is nice is this website pulls it data from Yahoo-Local and even gives you their ratings and website info in case you don't know where this place is located at.

The Wheel of Food - What For Dinner Honey?

What does the Wheel of Food
Have in store for you today??

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Best Steak and Crabcakes ever!

Posted on February 20th, 2007 by Merlin.
Categories: Beer, Food, Life, Movies.

I have previously purchased some steaks from Omaha Steak Company and they are good. But by chance I got to try out some Steaks and Crabcakes from Sunrise Foods. All I can say is wow.

Yes every once in a while I like to invite a few friends over and have dinner and a movie. In fact we each share this task and cook dinner and share our favorite movies. Well, This time it was my turn and I went all out on the shindig this past weekend.

My friend Tom is who first introduced me to and told me to try out the home delivered foods from Sunrise Foods as they were the best he has ever tried.

Well, I visited their website and ordered their # 1 Sampler Pack (Crab Cakes and Garlic Lemon Chicken) and a package of steaks from them. The price was much better then when I purchased in the past from Omaha Steaks and I can honestly say the steaks are much much better as well.

Delmonico SteakYellowtail MerlotMy dinner included 3 friends and myself. What I prepared was a salad (Fresh Greens, some onions, tomatoes, and cukes), a baked potato, a green bean casserole, and a Delmonico steak for each of us.

My friend Dave bought the wine a wonderful Merlot a Yellowtail  Merlot from Australia – it paired nicely with the Delmonico Steak.

I cooked the steaks on a small propane grill that I have (I wish I had a bigger one) I didn't do anything to add flavoring or rub the steak with anything as I wanted to taste the true flavor of the meat. Plus I really dispise when you order a steak like at Outback Steakhouse and they "Flavor" it with their savory spices. I feel this ruins the true flavor of the steak. 

The Green Bean Casserole Turned out wonderfully – I got the recipe here 

I did nothing special with the baked potatoes except serve it with some sour cream, butter and a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese. I used a toaster oven set at 400 degrees and poked holes in the potato with a fork and set them in the oven for about 45 mins.

The dinner went well – Everyone absolutly loved the Steaks they just melted in the mouth and was full of flavor. The flavor was as I said earlier the best I have ever bought – I would highly recommend Sunrise Foods to anyone.

Framboise Lambic Ale Raspberry with CheesecakeDessert was just as remarkable – Heather brought dessert. That was a cheese cake from the cheesecake factory (She said she picked it up at Costco in their frozen food section) we got to pair that with a glass of Lindaman's Framboise Beer (raspberry). This paired so nicely with the cheesecake. I would recommend Framboise Beer. The history and how they make this beer is quite impressive and informative.

The movies I picked out for the evening were Casino and Citizens Kane – Both really good. Again movies I would recommend if you have never seen them before or really worth adding to your dvd movie collection. We didn't get to watch both as we ended up talking and laughing most of the evening.

I can't wait until the next Dinner and  Movie Night.

I want to thank my friend Tom for first introducing me to Sunrise Foods where I got to try the best Crab Cakes I ever had. They were huge and full of Crab Meat and no bread crumbs. Can't wait to try out the ones I purchased. Hmm maybe I will have some for dinner tonight.

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250th Beer – Old Speckeled Hen Beer Review

Posted on December 17th, 2006 by Merlin.
Categories: Beer.

Olde Speckled Hen BeerI belong to a Beer Club at my local watering hole – Sidelines Bar and Grill – And finally last evening I reached the 250th Beer on my Beer Tasting List – It took some time to complete – I has been over 3 years for me to get to this point.

I have to give this beer a 4.5 out of 5 on my rating system – First this beer is from a can but it was a nitrogenated can system after opening this beer and pouring into pint glass I was given a beautiful creamy head that reached all the way to the top of the glass and leaving a cascading pattern as it settled into the glass.

Upon taking in its aroma the beer gave off a nice sweet smell. Then Upon the first taste I have to say this was wonderful taste – Creamy, somewhat sweet with just a hint of bitterness. This beer is not at all heavy this is a very nice easy to drink beer with just a little bitter aftertaste which was not bad at all. This beer is rated at a 5.2% ABV. I would say this is a very drinkable beer – Good flavor, beautiful golden copper color. Good overall drinking beer. Would be good when you want something not too heavy and a light balanced taste.

Addtional Info: Old Speckled Hen Website
BeerAdvocate Info

TAGS: ADULT Beer Old+Speckled+Hen Tasting


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