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Have you ever heard of the Hedgehog Theory? What do we know about hedgehogs? People know hedgehogs best as little critters covered with spines that serve as a defense mechanism. A hedgehog never uses its spines in an aggressive manner – only to defend. Because of this temperament, the hedgehog specializes in defense, and has done so for aeons. The hedgehog theory states that specializing in one field significantly increases longevity and lifespan. This concept applies to nearly every subject and industry in the world, especially in the food & beverage industry. Generic restaurants will serve a variety of food, while higher-end restaurants specialize in a type of cuisine. For example, a BBQ restaurant will typically cater a menu focused on BBQ. So when local legend Beachwood BBQ announced a Curry & IPA night, I had to travel there once more to vanquish my curiosity.


Clockwise from top: Shrimp, Pork, Chicken, Goat

Following up on their ribs, mac & cheese, poutine, and meatloaf special event nights, in conjunction with their Pliny the Younger raffle, Beachwood BBQ has developed their first-ever Curry & IPA Night. Similar to the meatloaf night, guests could select a curry dish from five offerings: pork, vegetarian, chicken, goat, and shrimp. On the menu, Beachwood suggested an IPA to pair with each curry. For those guests that could not make up their minds when ordering, Beachwood offered the choice of a curry flight – for just a few dollars extra, guests could choose four out of the five curries to serve as a sampler dish. To pair with this, Beachwood also offered a 4-beer flight to go with the curry flight for just $6. The hedgehog theory may state that specializing in one particular thing will lead to longevity, but doing the same thing all the time does not always yield different results. Sometimes, you have to break out of the routine and try something new. Luckily for us, we have Beachwood BBQ, known for always staying ahead of food and beer trends. If you missed Curry & IPA Night, follow Beachwood BBQ on Facebook for their next special dinner night. Based on previous nights, expect the next one to occur in approximately two months.

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