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Salt Lake Tribune Fry Sauce Contest

Many, many of you are huge fans of The Bayou's fries. One of the more probable reasons for that is our amazing fry sauce. Now, I'm not saying that our garlic-chipotle aioli has crack in it for additional addictiveness but one could be led to think so.

Anyway, why am I going on and on about our fry sauce? Well, the Salt Lake Tribune has done a shout out for the best restaurant fry sauces in Utah. If you think ours is particularly delicious give them a shout out at food@sltrib.com with "fry sauce picks" in the subject line. We'd really appreciate it.

Russian River/Sierra Nevada Brux

One of our most requested breweries is Russian River. Their Pliny the Elder has perhaps the strongest cult following of any U.S. microbrew. Well, if we all held our breath as long as possible most of us would probably pass away before we see Pliny in Utah. However, one of the great things to come out of the current trend of collaboration beers is that we are seeing beers from breweries we never thought we'd see.

This time it is a collaboration between Russian River and Sierra Nevada called Brux. Their description of it as a "Domesticated Wild Ale" is spot on. It is most certainly an American interpretation of Belgian Wild Ales. An amazingly balanced Belgian style farmhouse beer brewed using Brettanomyces but with a clear American microbrew influence. Unlike many other "Brett" beers, this one is without the sourness from Lactobacillus. At the current time the Brett is nicely mellow but we expect it to develop even more in the bottle over the next few months.

Thursday BBQ

The ribs are looking good for tonight's Thursday BBQ. They will be served with 50/50 fries and coleslaw! Should be ready about 4:30. Yummy

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