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Netflix & Grill: Backyard BBQ recipes, ladies of wrestling, Alabama Shakes

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Welcome back to Netflix and Grill, where we piece together some grub, a boozy drink, an album, and a binge-worthy show. Along the way, we plug the local establishments that make Columbus shine. For this entry we are going to focus on 4th of July Backyard Cookouts—three drink recipes, two side recipes, and two entree recipes—all perfect for a cookout at home. We’ll be cranking Alabama Shakes and streaming Netflix’s GLOW to celebrate strong women and the best country on the planet! Happy 4th!

GLOW Inspired Drinks

GLOW Gin Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 3 parts gin
  • 1 part club soda
  • Cherries and/or lemon slice

Instructions:

1. Add ice to shaker
2. Pour gin and soda over ice
3. Shake
4. Serve with cherries and lemon slice

Liberty Bell Lemonade

Named after Liberty Bell, GLOW’s All American Girl Next Door, this drink is classic Americana.

  • 1 container frozen lemonade
  • 1 lime
  • Ice
  • 1 bottle of Brute Champagne

What to do:

  1. Fill pitcher or dispenser with ice
  2. Prepare lemonade according to label instructions and pour over ice
  3. Slowly pour champagne into dispenser
  4. Cut lime and add to dispenser
  5. Mix and serve

Zoya the Destroya Moscow Mule

Named after Liberty Bell’s Russian arch nemesis, this is a no brainer.

  • 3 parts ginger beer
  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 basil leaf
  • 1 lemon or 1 lime slice. Or both.

What to do:

  1. Put desired amount of ice inside Copper Cup
  2. Add vodka and ginger beer to cup
  3. Stir
  4. Add basil, lemon/lime

Now it’s backyard BBQ time

Deviled Eggs

This is the most labor intensive menu item, but be a good wrestler and don’t be intimidated.

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 strips thick cut bacon
  • Sriracha sauce

What to do:

1. Put eggs in individual slots in muffin pan
2. Put muffin pan in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
3. After 30 minutes, remove eggs and insert them into ice bath
4. After another 30 minutes, remove eggs from ice bath, peel and cut lengthwise
5. Put yolks, mayonnaise, mustard and white vinegar into bowl and mix to desired consistency
6. Scoop mixture back into eggs
7. Top with cooked bacon
8. Add Sriracha

Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb tortellini
  • 10 0z grape tomatoes
  • 1 half red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced black olives
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup Italian dressing

What to do:

1. Boil and strain tortellini
2. Cut tomatoes in half
3. Dice red onion
4. Strain black olives
5. Slice cucumbers
6. Add vegetables and tortellini to large bowl
7. Add dressing
8. Stir and refrigerate 2 hours before serving

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Drums

Ingredients:

  • 3 lb Schuman’s chicken drums
  • 1 large bottle of Frank’s Buffalo Sauce (we aren’t reinventing the wheel)
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons roasted red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons honey

What to do:

1. Add all ingredients into pot and place atop grill
2. Add chicken to grill and cook thoroughly
3. Add chicken to bubbling pot of sauce for 2 minutes
4. Take chicken out and put back on grill for one minute
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for two more cycles

Pork Belly Pineapple Sliders

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs pork belly
  • 1 package sweet King’s Hawaiian Buns
  • Cinnamon
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1 container diced pineapple slices

What to do:

1. Let pork belly sit at room temperature for 30 minutes
2. Cut pork belly into 2 inch x 2 inch (roughly) squares
3. Cut buns in half and toast on grill
4. Slice pineapple into circles and grill for 3 minutes per side. Set grilled slices on upper rack of grill
5. Put pork belly squares on grill for 10 total minutes
6. Season each square with PINCH of cinnamon (a little cinnamon goes a long way) and pepper flakes

These recipes should make you the Liberty Belle of the Ball and an awesome host.

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Vinyl

Let’s continue our theme of celebrating strong women by spinning Alabama Shake’s 2015 break out album, Sound & Color.

It is hard to put Alabama Shakes’ sound in a box, which isn’t a bad thing.

If you don’t live under a rock, you surely have heard the following hits from South & Color: “Don’t Wanna Fight,” “Sound & Color” and “Gimme All Your Love.”

At its core, Alabama Shakes is Brittany Howard. With a unique look and sound, Howard isn’t like anyone else in popular music. Indie rock can be a boys club, but Howard has changed the rules with her hooks, lyrics and soul.

Spin Sound & Color and enjoy Howard’s bluesy brand of Rock and Soul. You and your guests won’t be disappointed.

Streaming

For those not familiar, GLOW or The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was a syndicated wrestling program that ran from 1986-90 and the eponymous Netflix series details how the syndicated GLOW came to be.

Glow focuses on struggling actresses Ruth (Alison Brie) and Debbie (Betty Gilpin), former best friends who are now mortal enemies both inside and outside of the ring. As Ruth and Debbie learn to wrestle (a move both believe will help their acting careers), they befriend the other wrestlers/cast members – a collection of underdogs, pariahs and misfits.

The cast is rounded out with washed up director Sam (Marc Maron) and party animal producer ‘Bash’ (Chris Lowell).

As the deadline to air approaches, this group of loveable, last chance rebels work together to put on a show. Along the way they learn about themselves and each other, which is often trope, but works in this instance as GLOW never takes itself too seriously.

GLOW is witty and smart with the right amount of sentimentality and at 30 minutes easy to binge. Give these strong and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling a shot.

The second season of GLOW premiered on 06/29 and both seasons are available to stream on Netflix.

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