Haha no as others have pointed out, fishing in this area at this time of year sounds freaking miserable.Steelhead is amazing. Cut them steak style instead of fillets and grilling them, oh man. You buy them or catch them? Frigging pain to catch here. Barbless hook with a bead....lose a bunch of tackle. Cast a thousand times before you hook one. But man, are they worth it.
Masa Madre doesn’t have a storefront but they have a couple of pickup locations around Chicago and they ship nationwide. We arranged a pickup at Hopwell the last time we had a Rev pickup since they are spitting distance from each other, and ordered some Hopwell bottles/cans while we were planning to be there anyway. The whole process was painless and a nice day trip out of the house. I would say we were in Hopwell all of 5 minutes to get both beer and babka.Nice - where did you pick up the babka? Was it an easy order/process?
Not salmon! Steelhead trout! Just looks like salmon. It's a bit lighter and, well, more trouty.
Carrots and potatoes was also fennel with the same "chimichurri" on the fish: fennel fronds, cilantro, garlic, red chile flakes, olive oil, s&p.