When we ran the restaurant we were never able to get away and enjoy fun food events that usually took place on weekends. So when we heard about this bison “bash” we were in! I mean how can you go wrong? Chef Chris Whittaker from Forage was cooking, Julia from Urban Digs was taking slow food, and heck, there was beer there! What a great couple of days we had. We ate bison tacos, bison burgers, and bison rib eyes. Vegetables were cooked over an open fire, I especially enjoyed the scapes. They caramelized over the fire, which gave them a sweet and smokey flavor, then the addition of salt turned them into something resembling a bar snack. If you could do that with all veggies I’m sure we’d be eating more of them. Besides the food we had a great tour of the ranch. We had served this bison a few times at the restaurant and have purchased it from Urban Digs to eat at home, so it was great to see and hear the story behind it. Most of all though, it was a great setting to meet new people, chat with old acquaintances, and just have a great time!
Learn about the ranch on their website: http://www.turtlevalleyranch.com/
To purchase bison, visit Urban Digs at: http://www.urbandigsfarm.com/pages/contact-us
I could have sat all day watching these rib eyes turn!
The story off how the boys got into bison ranching!