Beer? With cookies? You betcha. Developed to go down smooth with a finely crafted brew, the Beer's Best Friend Cookie ($7) mixes chocolate chips, pecans, and pretzels to arrive at a nearly perfect blend of sweet and savory that'll have you drinking — or at least wanting to drink — way more than you should just so you can have another bite.
Kick up your classic Thanksgiving dinner with some Rudy's Bar-B-Q Meat ($55-$65). While their smoked turkey would obviously make the most sense for the November holiday, Rudy's also offers St. Louis-style ribs and 100% Hill Country Oak smoked brisket, all of which come with an 18 oz. bottle of Rudy's "Sause." Since the meat only takes 1-2 days to thaw from its dry ice-filled shipping container, you could spend your next NFL sunday grubbing down on some authentic Texas BBQ without so much as lighting a grill.
Yes, it's true: there really is a bacon product we haven't covered. Yet. Chocolate Covered Bacon ($9) is a sweet and savory treat made from crispy cooked, hickory smoked bacon that's been covered in a special blend of chocolate courtesy of the Marini family. It's also available for order in a Dark Chocolate version, and if you happen to be in downtown Santa Cruz, stop by Marini's shop for a taste of the chocolate-covered bacon mixed in with maple syrup ice cream, or as they like to call it, "Vegan's Nightmare."
Not content with the sugary rush you get from eating a couple brownies? Give a snack in the face's Caffeinated Brownies ($17-$30) a try. These delicious treats come packed with a punch of pharmaceutical-grade caffeine, giving you an extra boost to make it through your morning, afternoon, or evening. Also available in walnut/chocolate chip/oatmeal cookies, sugar cookies, and chocolate-dipped brownie truffles.
Enjoy a bite of the Pine Tree State with Hancock Downeast Lobster Rolls ($85). Shipped fresh to your door from the coast of Maine, these traditional treats are made with big chunks of lobster claw and knuckle meat, enhanced by a little mayo and seasoning, all placed on a grilled split-top roll. One pound is good for six sandwiches, twelve appetizer bites, or one enormous bellyache.