Sunday in the Vinyl Cafe

Mega Mushroom Steak Tips, Farro Grains, and Rainbow Chard. Some nice sweet German white wine on the side, from a Michigan vineyard. Delicious. Photography by Nate Pride.



Island Night

Red Beans and Rice with a Side of 1800 Coconut Tequila

Red Beans and Rice with a Side of 1800 Coconut Tequila (and Margarita Crystal Light)

So assuming you want the FOOD recipe .. the drink is so simple a drunk could make it.

Brown about a lb chorizo with onions and green peppers (I usually use reg chorizo, but tried soy this time and it’s good too ..)

Add either two cans beans or your choice, or about 2 cups dried beans (soaked, etc)

Once the chorizo/onions are browned, add a couple cups hot water. you may add more later if the rice still needs more cooking.

Add either a large can of tomato sauce, or salsa of your choice. be generous. also, cumin and/or salt to your taste. I also add a lot of Frank’s. depends on how spicy you like it.

Let it simmer while you drink. Get a little buzz on and stir it every 10 min or so. The whole process takes about 45 min/hour. longer if you keep drinking.

Stir it up, and enjoy! A little sour cream or cheese is nice, if you like. It’s also even better with a little oil, pan-fried the next couple days.