perfect patio weather at 5 seasons brewery on the westside. we ordered several appetizers including the $1.50 warm bread and butter, pimento cheese crostini, and pretzel with mustard. for the main course, I had shrimp and grit cakes and stephen ordered a burger. we all had plenty of cocktails and house-brewed beer from 5 seasons.
a few days later, I set out to make the famous alford family strawberry rhubarb pie that stephen loves. I was so happy to find fresh rhubarb at the grocery store as I was expecting to be forced to use frozen. making this pie wasn’t too bad given that I’ve never made a pie before, other than the fact that I sliced a decent chunk of my thumb off while chopping rhubarb. turns out masking tape and paper towels make great bandages.
once the pie was ready and cooling, we couldn’t resist. we both had generous servings on stephen’s birthday eve. the more pie, the merrier, right?!