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Pride Pub: Orlando City at Chicago Fire

Welcome back to Pride Pub, where we maximize your tailgating experience for Orlando City matches. This week, we’re getting you ready with your grub and grog selections for this Sunday's match against the Chicago Fire. Whether you’re hosting a watch party or just friends and family, you’ll be ready to go!

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Welcome back to the Pride Pub! This week, Orlando City heads to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Fire. After the loss to Seattle, the Lions need to get back on the right side of the ledger. Here’s hoping Jason Kreis has made some adjustments.

Just a reminder on how this works: we choose a craft beer from the country/state/city of our opponent and we include an appropriate recipe to go along with it. Of course, we also choose a Florida craft beer to complement our other recipe, and to represent our Orlando City Lions here in the beautiful Sunshine State.

From Chicago - Gringolandia Fabulosa Porter, 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

The 5 Rabbit brewery is, as they themselves put it, "...the first U.S.-based, Latin-American inspired brewery." Based in Chicago, or, as they put it, "Xicago," 5 Rabbit takes inspiration from Latin culture and cuisine when brewing their fine beers.

According to the brewery:

"Gringolandia is an affectionate term used by many Latinos to refer to the United States. We’re using the term to paint a picture of our collective 5 Rabbit experience as a Latin-based company in the exciting melting pot that is 21st century Chicagoland, and to brew beers that reflect that experience. It’s our tribute to the American craft beer movement.

After staking out our Latin credentials with several exciting, ingredient-based beers in the "5" series, we felt it was time to expand our range. These beers are our own interpretations of some popular craft beer styles, changed up a little to make them our own distinct beers different from anyone else’s.

Oh yes it is! Fabulosa Porter is a creamy, roasty porter with soft cocoa character. It is brewed with unmalted wheat for a smooth, milkshake texture. Chocolately aroma, creamy cappuccino flavors, soft bittersweet finish."

Pair with: Pork Carnitas. Porters demand a more hearty meal, and in taking inspiration from 5 Rabbit’s Latin-based approach we’ll go with these delicious pork carnitas.

Dave's recommendation: Chips and homemade salsa. I’ve offered up my personal recipe for salsa, and we’re going to do so again.

5 medium tomatoes
1 onion
1 ea. orange, yellow, & green peppers
2-3 jalapeño peppers (according to taste)
1-2 serrano peppers (according to taste)
2 tablespoons diced garlic
Cilantro to taste
2 teaspoons black pepper

Chop everything to the desired size, mix, and let sit overnight for best taste (you can eat it right away if you just can’t wait). If you’re feeling particularly productive, feel free to make your own homemade tortilla chips.

From Florida - Devil’s Triangle IPA, Florida Beer Company

According to the brewery:

"Lost in a sea of hops? You have now entered the Devil’s Triangle. A Southern American India Pale Ale brewed with three malts and generously hopped with Columbus, Warrior, Centennial and Cascade hops. Giving Devil’s Triangle a floral hop aroma and a crisp, bold bitterness with subtle citrus notes balanced by a medium malt character."

Pair with: Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwiches. By now, regular readers of the Pub will know that IPAs go well with spicy foods. These festival-inspired sausage sandwiches will please the palate, as will the beer.

Dave's recommendations: Oven-baked Garlic and Parmesan Fries. Parmesan goes with the Italian sausage, and will help make a good meal to go with the IPA. Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by the Pride Pub. As always, please comment below and let us know what you think. Vamos Orlando!