That being said, I feel like it is high time I take a stand on some things that really grind my gears. I would have been writing this post about the foolishness of the Baton Rouge Metro Council had item "T" regarding the food trucks been passed last night. Instead, it was deleted from the agenda because everyone not named Smokie understood how frivolous it truly was. Props to that.
Today I'd like to rant about piss poor beer lists... and about general dumb-ass-ed-ness when it comes to menu creation with beer. Please observe this snapshot of the menu from Coyote Blues in Baton Rouge:
|Coyote Blue's Beer Menu|
|Kegs of Macrobrew|
And if I may... and it is my website, so I grant myself permission... Blue Moon should not be on any respectable beer list as a "specialty." It is produced by Coors. It is as "macro" and "domestic" as anything on the list above it. I understand that it might carry a bit higher of a price tag, but please stop trying to pretend that it's something which it ain't. I know they aren't actually calling it a craft beer, but it also shouldn't be deemed special.
Everyone please feel free to send Coyote Blues Baton Rouge a memo that they may want to change their embarrassing beer menu. I'm okay (though certainly not thrilled) with a Mexican place having a terrible beer selection, but they ought to at least label it correctly! This sort of thing shames me and, in my opinion, this city. We HAVE to be smarter than this. Beer menus and wine lists are tied in with the entire gastronomic experience of eating out, and I'd rather everyone in Baton Rouge impress rather than disappoint.
Attention restaurants: you're now on notice. It only takes a little effort and a little bit of caring about the products that you sell to correctly put together a menu. If you need help, call me. I'll do some consultation. But if you make an error like this, I just may have to call you out on it. Be warned.