Monthly Archives: January 2014

Grilled Broccoli

I probably would never fire up the grill just to do broccoli, but if I am looking for a good side dish to compliment my main fare, then it is a good choice.  In fact, just the act of grilling broccoli, or almost any food, makes it better, right?

I like to use just the spears, tossed in olive oil and sprinkled with parmesan cheese, and a little garlic power.  For best results, put in a grill basket over direct heat on low.  Shake or toss a couple of times until done – what you end up with is a delicious, slightly charred flavor. You can also grill on a pan as shown below, or foil, using a medium heat.



Another way to enjoy grilled broccoli is on kabobs along with peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, or any other vegetable you like.


Categories: Grilling | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Randy’s Veranda Flight Glasses Set

I really like trying flights of beer.

Tyler Tap Room

Tyler Tap Room, Durham, NC

Gordon Biersch Brewery

Gordon Biersch Brewery, Louisville, KY

Three Brothers Brewing

Three Brothers Brewing, Harrisonburg, VA
Outer Banks Brewing Station

Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Red Drum Taphouse

Red Drum Taphouse, Nags Head, NC


Sherwood Brewing Company, Shelby, MI

Great Baraboo

Great Baraboo Brewing, Clinton, MI


My first post on this blog was about trying flights on the veranda.  One of the gifts I received for Christmas was official Randy’s Veranda Flight Glass Sets. Now it has been too cold to enjoy flights on the veranda so I had to enjoy my flight by the warmth of the hearth. I look forward to enjoying many more flights with the official Randy’s Veranda Flight sets.

Randy's Veranda Flight Sets

Randy's Veranda Flight Sets

The brews for this flight included:

Estrella Damm Daura. Damm Brewing, Barcelona, Spain. Euro Pale Lager. ABV 5.4%. Gluten free beer.

1554 Enlightened Black Ale. New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colorado. Belgian Dark Ale. ABV 5.6%.

Sam Adams Winter Lager. Boston Beer Co., Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Bock. ABV 5.6%.

Founders Porter. Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, Michigan. American Porter. ABV 6.5%. IBU 45.

Categories: Brews, Flights | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: