ON THE CALENDAR & FOOD NEWS: July 12, 2012

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LEFTOVERS ARE DELICIOUS — A look at what we talked about last week…

CENTRAL WY FAIR & RODEO — Action in Casper continues through July 14… http://www.centralwyomingfair.com/

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FORT LARAMIE PIONEER CENTER CRAFT & ART SHOW — July 14, 9-4 — Sponsored by Greater Fort Laramie Community Development Association. Contact 307-534-4609 for more information!

LARAMIE JUBILEE DAYS — Action continues through July 15! Parade, street dance, brew fest (more info below!), carnival, and of course, rooooodeooooo…. http://www.laramiejubileedays.net/

ST. JUDE SONGWRITERS GALA EVENT, JACKSON — A gala event benefitting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Held at the beautiful Center for the Arts in Jackson, cocktail/cowboy chic attire. Click here for ticket information!

SHERIDAN WYO RODEO — Action continues through July 15! Parade, rodeo, art show & sale, street dances, pancake breakfast Friday, July 13…TONS of fun for everyone!  http://www.sheridanwyorodeo.com/schedule.htm

GREEN RIVER RENDEZVOUS, PINEDALE — Kicking off today (July 12) and running through July 15, this annual event is fun for the whole family! Lots of information on the mountain man and its significance to our Wyoming heritage. http://www.pinedaleonline.com/RendezvousDays.HTM

INTERNATIONAL DAY, ROCK SPRINGS — A full day to celebrate the many cultures that call Rock Springs and Sweetwater County home! Food, music, tons of fun… http://www.facebook.com/groups/105479482834939/

CHEYENNE ART, DESIGN & DINE — TONIGHT (July 12) from 5-8 PM! Held the second Thursday of every month, April through October! Click here for their website — check their Facebook page for more info!

SARATOGA, JULY 15 — ‘Toga Productions Fundraiser 4-10 pm. The Yard, 106/110 SE River St., Saratoga, WY Come for a great evening of music featuring The Patty Fiasco with Alysia Kraft, the Gary Newcomb Trio and The Lonesome Heroes. Bella’s Bistro will provide a cash bar. Appetizers by several folks. $10 or more, whatever you want to donate to ‘Toga Prodctions so they can continue bringing unique music to the Platte Valley!

ROCK SPRINGS — NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL RODEO COMES TO TOWN! — July 15 – 21:  LOTS of rodeo action, and TONS of fun to be had at the Sweetwater Events Complex! This will be a tremendous event — you won’t want to miss it! http://www.sweetwaterevents.com/WebPage119.aspx

 

CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS KICKS OFF JULY 20!!! CFD IS COMING!!!!! Are you heading to Cheyenne for this world-famous event?! We’ll see you there! http://www.cfdrodeo.com/home/

 

CODY — YELLOWSTONE JAZZ FESTIVAL, JULY 12 & 13 — We dig jazz in our family — how ’bout you? The Yellowstone Jazz Festival is the perfect time to get a little culture on in the midst of a beautiful Wyoming town… Definitely worth heading to Cody for! http://personal.tctwest.net/~yellowstonejazz/index.html

 

LARAMIE BREW FEST, July 14 — This annual event coincides with Laramie Jubilee Days and brings hundreds into Historic Downtown Laramie to consume fabulous regional brews and bask in the sunshine. Local breweries like Altitude Chophouse & Brewery and The Library join other Wyoming breweries and regional favorites…definitely a fun event! Patti Fiasco and Lonesome Heroes will be peforming! http://www.laramiebrewfest.com/

CHEYENNE — WWII BOMBER ON DISPLAY: Check out a REAL WWII B-25 Bomber (“Maid in the Shade”) July 12-16 at the Cheyenne Airport! http://www.kgwn.tv/story/19013206/wwii-b

 

 

ALTITUDE CHOPHOUSE & BREWERY / LOVEJOY’S SPECIALS FOR THE WEEK…

While you’re in Laramie enjoying Jubilee Days, and consuming fabulous brews at the brewfest, be sure to head over to either Altitude’s or Lovejoy’s in Historic Downtown Laramie for some good eats! The specials for the week follow…

Altitude’s Chophouse & Brewery

cucumber and crab dip Highlighted with cream cheese and dill. Served chilled with crackers and fresh veggies. 6.5

pizza special Hand made pizza crust brushed with sweet and spicy amber ale bbq sauce and topped with smoked beef brisket, banana peppers, onions, jalapeños and melted mozzarella cheese. 8.5

fresh sea bass Pan seared and served with harvest rice, steamed asparagus and a pineapple and kiwi salad infused with Solar Wit ale. 17.

new york strip Eight ounce cut of Certified Angus Beef®, grilled to your liking. Served with basil pesto mashed potatoes and grape tomatoes marinated in balsamic vinegar and porter ale. 16.5
On tap Thursday:
old venerable imperial wheat This orange and hazy imperial strength wheat ale displays the hop character of an IPA. An annual Jubilee Days release, Old Venerable is designed to be sipped in moderation. 8.25% ABV.
On tap Saturday:
sparrow chases eagle Brewed on Odell Brewing Company’s pilot system just for Jubilee Days. This hybrid-style ale combines the citrus flavor of a summer ale with a unique sour mash technique and spice additions. A dry, tart and citrusy ale perfect for summer days. 4.25% ABV

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Lovejoy’s Bar & Grill

bbq pork sandwich Shredded pork drenched in bbq sauce and topped with peppers, onions and melted cheddar cheese. Tucked in a hoagie and served with your choice of fries, chips and salsa, creamy mashed potatoes, cottage cheese or dinner salad. 8.5

steak and shrimp Twelve ounce New York strip grilled to your liking and paired with Cajun spiced shrimp scampi. Served with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and your choice of a cup of soup or dinner salad. 12.00

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WY HUNTING & FISHING: It’s Hopper Time!

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Thanks to Mark Boname of North Platte River Fly Shop in Casper for providing us with our first Wyoming hunting & fishing blog!  Mark has some great input as well as remarkable photography — visit their website or their Facebook page, and give them a call for your Wyoming fishing answers…and THANKS Mark for the blog post and great photos!

It’s that time of year again! If you’re a farmer or rancher, you are probably saying some four letter words under your breath, but if you’re a fisherman you’ve got to love it. The Natrona County Extension Agency is predicting another record infestation of grass hoppers this year. By what I’ve seen so far they’re correct, however it seems that there are pockets around the county where the hopper populations are higher than others. Unfortunately for fisherman this year, in anticipation a lot of property owners below Gray Reef Dam have sprayed and we are not seeing as many hoppers in the upper reaches of the river.

Last year was the first real hopper fly fishing season on the North Platte River since I started guiding in 1987. With the culmination of a high hopper population, high water and windy conditions, fishing hopper patterns along the banks has been unbelievable. Watching 20 inch rainbows rise from nowhere to smash your fly is a more aggressive style of fishing and quite thrilling. Half the time it would scare you to death with a reaction that caused you to take the fly away from them.

Hopper fishing on the North Platte is definitely better done from a boat as you can drift down along the banks and cover more of the water. You can wade fish using hopper patterns, but can only present the pattern for so long over a single piece of water before you will have to move on and find a new stretch of untouched water.  In addition, if you quarter your casts up river you will get better drag free drifts.

High mountain hopper fishing is exceptionally good and usually lags a couple weeks behind what we find down along the valley floors. As with any dry fly, it is best to fish hoppers upstream, casting to pockets and seams and letting the fly drift back to you. Just make sure that you’re stripping enough line so that when it comes back to you and you get a strike, you can set the hook more efficiently.

With the introduction of high density foam into the fly tying arena, a lot of great new hopper patterns are out on the market today. These new patterns are not only more durable, but also float higher and longer without the need for putting fly floating on them. Although the old spun deer hair hoppers like Joe’s Hoppers are still just as effective, I’m noticing the hoppers right now in all different colors and sizes – so don’t worry too much about the color as much as the durability and floatation factor.

For more information about fishing or getting a guide trip for the hopper season please contact us at the Platte River Fly Shop — 307-237-5997,info@wyomingflyfishing.com

Thanks again Mark!  Stay tuned to our new blog category for info on hunting & fishing, as well as the other category topics listed…  Our fall issues of Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine and Wyovore will be coming out before long for fall 2011!

‘Til next Time,

Kati Hime, Editor

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