I'm officially on summer vacation! This year I don't have any elaborate travel plans - no flying across Brazil or cross country US road trips, I'm spending the three weeks with my boyfriend who lives in New York City. In my three weeks I plan on being quite the NYC tourist and spending some time in breweries and pubs around the city (hence why I'm calling it drinkcation).
On Day One of drinkcation I drove to New York City. That meant a stop at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse where I sat at the bar, ordered a pint, brisket salad and chatted to an older man about Elvis' favourite meals. I was drinking Empire Brewing Company's Cream Ale which has a nice grainy taste with a nice sweetness at the end. It's poured using a nitrogen tap (like Guinness) which makes it very smooth and creamy. It was quite nice and worked well with the spicy cajun ranch dressing of my salad.
When I finally arrived in NYC the boyfriend surprised me with more BBQ! This time it was from Mighty Quinn's BBQ who makes some amazing brisket and burnt ends. Not a bad day of travel, but I'm still recovering from a slight meat coma.