@CommonRoots’ garden is thriving — part of the haul? A 1.5-pound golden beet! @SurlyBrewing just picked 1400 pounds of fresh hops for another batch of beer, one of @Rick_Bayless’ many fans, @JRMithDobbs, recommends homemade vanilla serrano ice cream with mint (a hot new idea?), @BlueDoorPub hosts another contest for the best Blucy idea with $100 prize to boot, and @France44Cheese offers free samples (!) of the expensive, acclaimed bellota serrano ham on Saturday (and Saturday only).