CULINARY THRILL SEEKING: Take a minute to rest your toes and drop on in at DaddiO’s

Published 10:53 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Before my flavorful goat cheese burger arrived to my table at DaddiO’s, on Calder Avenue in Beaumont, much of our attention went to the parade of Waitr App orders going out the door. This delivery system has hit the ground running. Lauren Bebeau would be proud.  After my burger came, I concentrated on that.

Large-batch cooking?

If you didn’t need a big old IMUSA stock pot with steamer insert for loads of corn on the cob and seafood this summer, think ahead to all the tamales you’ll need for Christmas.

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I sampled one with cool-touch handles to try some of its options for beans, soups, pasta, etc. Down here, everybody needs a gumbo pot, or an extra one. can connect you. IMUSA reports it is the leading Hispanic & International cookware company with innovative, authentic & affordable products which perfect for whipping up delicious meals in a pinch. I used to walk by grocery store displays of this brand, and after reading up I notice the options more. Their big-batch pitch includes an electric double burner for cooking outdoors, an electric pressure cooker that speeds cook time and a set of caldero, or caldrons. Hopefully you’ll see this particular pot as part of an upcoming silent auction.

Go ahead and stress

Holman Ranch “stresses the vines” of the fruit with emphasis on reproduction. That stops growth and ripens fruit, makers say, as morning fog and proximity to the ocean are also perks. What that means to Virgin Chardonnay of 2013 is a bright, crisp sparkle that lightened my mood. Always read up on your label and you’re sure to have a better experience. But this background all goes to promote new wines from Holman Ranch and Jarman Wines, two of Central California’s most-celebrated wineries.

Vintners  introduce two estate-grown wines from the 2015 growing season .5 Degrees Brix and Rose of Pinot Noir  as the newest additions to a menu that already includes 2013 Chardonnay, Unoaked Virgin Chardonnay, Kelly’s Press Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sweet Love Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, and Sauvignon Blanc,  2012 Heather’s Hill 12HH and Pinot Noir, 2011 Hunter’s Cuvee Pinot Noir and Big Daddy Fortified Late Harvest Pinot Noir.