I love beer. And if it's possible, Alex loves beer even more than I do. Actually, it's definitely possible because his love for beer is verging on obsession. Anyway, New York is great because there are beer festivals all year long. Every September we have NY Craft Beer Week and the rest of the year features various smaller events. This weekend was the Get Real NY Craft Beer & Food Festival. We went back and forth on attending because Alex's family is in the town this weekend, but we ended up deciding to just go for it. The fun thing about this beer festival is that not only could you sample lots of different craft beers from different breweries, you could also sample food from twenty or so NYC restaurants. Some of our favorite restaurants/stores were represented - shrimp rolls from Luke's Lobster (which were probably my favorite bite of the evening), chicken or pork tacos from Cascabel Taqueria (the pork tacos were my second favorite bite), pork sausages from Jimmy's No. 43, and cheeses from Murray's Cheese.