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by M. Meer
September 18th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 65769

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

c fu wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 2:14 pm
New Moon does a pretty good orange chicken.
Orange chicken was good! Similar texture to the Hop Li in West LA, which has smaller pieces and a bit more tang. We decided to do a takeout throwdown at some point, haha
by M. Meer
September 18th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 63
Views: 1850

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

2013 > 2008 > 1996, but if one doesn't like the style, probably best to skip. 1996 tasted better young than 2008 or 2013, and 2008 tasted better young than 2013. If the hierarchy now is 13>08>96 that only reflects that the last two are aging badly (and the first might be the next to age badly!). I ...
by M. Meer
September 17th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 63
Views: 1850

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

2013 > 2008 > 1996, but if one doesn't like the style, probably best to skip.

I agree with the idea that the duds have been few and far between, speaking strictly of vintages in recent memory.
by M. Meer
September 17th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 50
Views: 1433

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

Ken Zinns wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 11:12 am
The Cab Franc from this relatively cool location for the variety often lends a jalapeño note to the wines, which I enjoy.
Definitely tasty in its own right. Thanks for the recs!
by M. Meer
September 17th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 50
Views: 1433

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

There are at least 4 CFs with fruit from Alegria (RYME, Method Sauvage, Tessier, and Acorn). That could be fun to try.
by M. Meer
September 16th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 65769

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

[help.gif] Has anyone dined at Leviathan (or any of the Scratch restaurants recently)? They seem to be using a ton of precautions while serving in this climate (outdoor seating, strict PPE, limited seating, physical dividers, etc.), but I am still not sure it's enough to convince me to dine out. I'd...
by M. Meer
September 16th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 50
Views: 1433

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

Ehlers and Acorn are nice examples of CA cabernet franc (read: not Loire)
by M. Meer
September 14th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heitz buys Burgess
Replies: 14
Views: 1762

Re: Heitz buys Burgess

Interesting connection b/w the two wineries
https://www.winespectator.com/articles/ ... ss-cellars

Have had some really good '70s Burgess. '76 and '78 lined up for the fall/winter.
by M. Meer
September 11th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unlabeled Red Blends
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Unlabeled Red Blends

Nice. Post some pictures?
I assume the corks are unbranded as well...
by M. Meer
September 11th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 40
Views: 1594

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

I preferred Franklin’s brisket over Snow’s when I visited but it was very close IMO. Snow’s ribs were clearly better though. Aaron Franklin visited Snow’s during his PBS show because he liked their chicken. Yes! Their chicken was a standout. Though I wouldn't refuse a plate of brisket. Really great...
by M. Meer
September 11th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unlabeled Red Blends
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Unlabeled Red Blends

Any markings on the bottle?
by M. Meer
September 10th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 38
Views: 1045

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Betty C wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 3:48 pm
For years, I thought the picture on LGM was of some angry man.
Haha, there was definitely some back and forth for us. She makes mean sauces though.
by M. Meer
September 10th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 38
Views: 1045

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Mark Y wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 10:42 pm
The Momo version even says its inspired by LGM. :)

$10 for 120 grams?? That’s like a kg if Lao gan Ma. :)
Haha, I've been eating it for 10 years, and I never bothered to look at the brand name until just now. A friend who introduced it to me called it "ugly woman sauce," and that's what stuck.
by M. Meer
September 10th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Roagna Langhe Rosso (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: TN: 2011 Roagna Langhe Rosso (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

The barbera is one serious wine (but I guess that can be said of Roagna in general).
by M. Meer
September 9th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 38
Views: 1045

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Popcorn flavoring is my favorite non-traditional use. Mixing into sour cream or yogurt as a dip would be close second.
by M. Meer
September 4th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 65769

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I ended up doing take out at Fishwives today. It was good overall; we liked some things more than others. Salmon temaki were great. I could eat those all day. I would skip that blue crab, in fact. Mixed greens, very nice. The produce seemed of notable quality, and the salad wasn't just an afterthoug...
by M. Meer
September 2nd, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Playground Santa Ana closing
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Playground Santa Ana closing

Am email was sent out to those on their list, sadly. Though, the closure won't happen until 2021. There's still time!
by M. Meer
September 2nd, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes
Replies: 28
Views: 939

Re: TN: 2007 Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes

Lafarge is one of those producers where I would start sampling from the bottom-up, even in a vintage in '07. If the village and vendanges are good to go -- which they likely are in '07 -- then start with the Mitans and go up.

I would also avoid Chenes in its middle years, as mentioned.
by M. Meer
September 1st, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jonah crab
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Jonah crab

Claws are great!
by M. Meer
September 1st, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Corton Wines
Replies: 47
Views: 3070

Re: Red Corton Wines

Yes, both are very fine, imo.

That must be nice in a vintage like '15!
by M. Meer
September 1st, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nebbiolo Rose
Replies: 26
Views: 1787

Re: Nebbiolo Rose

Yes, I believe most went out with the 1982 vintage. On the plus side, if they managed to make old bones, they should be pretty good right now.
by M. Meer
August 30th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as antiquity
Replies: 14
Views: 926

Re: Wine as antiquity

Sitting from the peanut gallery, I would look into houses that auction collectibles other than just wine, such as Southeby's, Christie's, and Heritage.

If the wreckage was particularly notable in local history, perhaps one that is in her area as well.
by M. Meer
August 29th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as antiquity
Replies: 14
Views: 926

Re: Wine as antiquity

I would keep it refrigerated and see what it might fetch at auction. Doesn't look half bad, minus the barnacles.
by M. Meer
August 26th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta
Replies: 33
Views: 1606

Re: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta

Garofalo at Costco is our everyday pasta.
by M. Meer
August 25th, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite QPR wine under $25
Replies: 63
Views: 3485

Re: Favorite QPR wine under $25

Grange Tiphaine Ad Libitum
Theo Minges halbtrocken 1L
Chateau Beaumont
Rovellotti Colline Novaresi
Connivence blanc
by M. Meer
August 22nd, 2020, 11:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1061

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

Blooming the coffee with an initial amount of about 2x the weight of the coffee should result in proper extraction without having to stir. Thanks for the rec of the Hoffman/No Press method. I hadn't heard of it before. https://blog.bluebottlecoffee.com/posts/pro-tips-no-press-french-press-brewing-gu...
by M. Meer
August 22nd, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1061

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
August 22nd, 2020, 2:10 pm
You’re just trying to start the 169th decanting thread.
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by M. Meer
August 22nd, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1061

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

Make a little extra and resign to sacrificing the bottom 1/4? (We do it for wine 🤷🏻‍♂️).
by M. Meer
August 22nd, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1270

Re: Food Mashups . . .

David K o l i n wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 10:20 pm
Bdklein wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 2:15 pm
David K o l i n wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 1:01 pm


Ewwww

Hot and sour, and egg drop , is a great combo .
Not in my house. Although I could probably live with stirring some beaten egg into hot and sour soup, I could. It abide the mixing of the broths
I had no idea it existed.

https://www.google.com/search?q=egg+drop+hot+sour+soup
by M. Meer
August 21st, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1270

Re: Food Mashups . . .

Brandon R wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 11:07 am
Victor Hong wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 9:17 am
Sounds early for Christmas and a movie. Well, maybe, not this year.....
[scratch.gif]
Maybe slow times at the noodle shop, and Victor is trying his hand at writing fortunes. 😉
by M. Meer
August 19th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordelet offer
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Bordelet offer

Fond memories of a bottle of Granit and a crispy branzino at the Sliding Door.

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by M. Meer
August 17th, 2020, 12:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1270

Re: Food Mashups . . .

Shawarma tostada...

Fry up some corn tortillas, spread hummus or mutabbal, and top with shawarma and tabbouleh.
by M. Meer
August 16th, 2020, 11:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opinions on the 325 CE vintage? World's oldest bottle of wine
Replies: 31
Views: 1071

Re: Opinions on the 325 CE vintage? World's oldest bottle of wine

That's not wine... That's salad dressing 🙄
by M. Meer
August 8th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...
Replies: 28
Views: 2554

Re: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...

Total Wine carries Luigi Pira. One of the few wines not Bordeaux I would buy from there.
by M. Meer
August 7th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 64
Views: 3104

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

Even if you don't think you'll get to a wine for a while, but you think you will drink it sometime, keep it standing up. I've had no problem with wines that were standing 6+ months to a couple years in my wine fridge.
by M. Meer
August 7th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 152
Views: 13158

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

+1 on the Glasvin train. I tasted the same wine (Beaujolais) in a Glasvin, Zalto Burgundy, Schott Zwiesel Beaujolais, and Riedel Extreme Riesling. While the Glasvin didn't have the burst of aroma upfront that the bulbous glasses had, it did seem to elongate what I could sense on the nose. It also am...
by M. Meer
August 4th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 123
Views: 6634

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

Dennis Atick wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 3:55 am
M. Meer wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 10:06 pm
No problems here tonight with late bidding, except a slightly lighter wallet [whistle.gif]
Same here. My only problem with Wine Bid is I keeping buying wine I don't really need!
I guess our wines aren't cool. [snort.gif]
by M. Meer
August 2nd, 2020, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 123
Views: 6634

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

No problems here tonight with late bidding, except a slightly lighter wallet [whistle.gif]
by M. Meer
July 30th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 97
Views: 3570

Re: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

What I've gleaned from my Asian partner... Add the amount of rice you want to cook to the rice cooker. Rinse the rice so the rice is no longer cloudy. (I usually agitate the rice a bit with my hand...usually this takes 3-4 rinses, depending on the rice you buy) Make sure teh rice is level across th...
by M. Meer
July 24th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Gonon in the bargain bin at K&L
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: PSA: Gonon in the bargain bin at K&L

Craig G wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Gonon St. Jo 2017 showed up in today’s Insider Advantage. 17 bottles.

“Previously $160”

Today’s price is...

$159.99!
Back up the truu... No, wait. Just back up... Back the heck up

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by M. Meer
July 21st, 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne clubs?
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Champagne clubs?

You mentioned K&L. If you are in Southern California, look into this guy's champagne, get very sharp deals, and do him a solid. I totally would, but I'm not supposed to be buying wine at the moment =(. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=170988 (No affiliation with the seller, b...
by M. Meer
July 20th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Corton Wines
Replies: 47
Views: 3070

Re: Red Corton Wines

alan weinberg wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 6:04 pm
I never thought Corton to be grand cru till I tasted a few 30-40 year old versions. Need to be real real patient.
I don't know if those wines are being made anymore due to climate change, though I wouldn't put it past Michel Gaunoux. rolleyes
by M. Meer
July 20th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Corton Wines
Replies: 47
Views: 3070

Re: Red Corton Wines

I really like the wines David Croix makes at Giroud and Domaine des Croix. Nothing rustic or hard about them, yet still very age worthy. I'd start there.
by M. Meer
July 13th, 2020, 12:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud
Replies: 26
Views: 1092

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud

Brian Gilp wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Very good and a wonderful match but should have decanted.
This wine is a real bruiser.
by M. Meer
July 12th, 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption changed?
Replies: 39
Views: 2119

Re: Wine conumption changed?

Most trophies are still tucked away, though drinking consistently better overall. I think the cellar is beginning to hit a sweet spot, and I'm happy to pull wines I've been laying down for 8-12 years. It should be fun for quite a while.
by M. Meer
July 9th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3819

Re: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?

For a drink now situation, I would go for 10+ year old village or 15-20+ year old 1er Cru. If you can find a '95 Beaune 1er or older, that could be great.
by M. Meer
July 2nd, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1841

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

How about Chateau de La Tour, Jean Chauvenet, Michel Gaunoux, and Gerard Mugneret?
by M. Meer
July 1st, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 65769

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

it's aight. i've been a few times. Their seafood is fine. The cooking is kinda simple. But we don't really have a ton of options in the area for that type of food. Very wine friendly tho! Aha, many thanks. Will give it a try and tread carefully through the menu. Wish we had something like Bar Crudo.
by M. Meer
June 30th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 65769

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Any opinions on Fishwives?
TIA.

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