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by Steve Manzi
February 16th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1202
Views: 61676

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

So, bear with me.... My allergies have been kicking the shit out of me for the last 2 years. Broken in the morning. My Doc is requesting that I take a break from any cow dairy, which for morbid curiosity, I'll take a shot at. Knowing me, I can go weeks without milk or heavy cheese then down a gallo...
by Steve Manzi
February 11th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Attn NYC residents
Replies: 13
Views: 632

Re: Attn NYC residents

Why would they even do this? Seems strange. Maybe im missing something. remember, part of deBlasio's platform when he ran for mayor was to ban carriage horses. thankfully he failed, hopefully this will fail as well. Banning the carriage horses would be a net positive for the City. Those horses look...
by Steve Manzi
December 29th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1960
Views: 107867

Re: New York City Restaurants

2) A place with some reasonably quiet spaces (or maybe private space) for 6-8 people. Doesn’t have to be REALLY quiet - I just want everyone to be able to hear each other. Usually, from my experience, you need to worry that the OTHER tables can hear each other. [wink.gif] Especially if Jaouen is in...
by Steve Manzi
December 29th, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 202
Views: 5686

Re: Why sous vide?

Anton D wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 10:43 pm
For toast, uses slices of your preferred bread at 130 degrees for one hour, then finish with a sear in the toaster for 40 seconds on medium setting.
I gotta try that toast thing. Never even thought of that. Is the toast tenderer this way? champagne.gif
by Steve Manzi
December 29th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 202
Views: 5686

Re: Why sous vide?

Anton D wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 9:20 am
Our hot water is 120 degrees, so we fill with that. For “flesh,” we usually cook at 128 degree, so very little work for the Anova to get up to speed.
Ours is about 125 degrees out of the faucet. I do the same thing.
by Steve Manzi
December 23rd, 2018, 6:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1960
Views: 107867

Re: New York City Restaurants

Thanks again Ramon. We decided to stay in NJ and do something here. Appreciate the attempts to help. Have a Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday!
by Steve Manzi
December 22nd, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1960
Views: 107867

Re: New York City Restaurants

M.Kaplan wrote:
December 22nd, 2018, 1:54 pm
........ I always love being the oldest guy in a place.
Damn, you must be pretty happy every time you go out to eat. champagne.gif
by Steve Manzi
December 22nd, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1960
Views: 107867

Re: New York City Restaurants

Thanks Ramon. Was just wondering if there were options that might be open. I'll check some of those out.
by Steve Manzi
December 22nd, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1960
Views: 107867

Re: New York City Restaurants

We were going to go visit family in Boston, but decided against that long drive.......

Are there any OPEN Manhattan Restaurants or Wine Bars that might be fun on Christmas Eve? We were thinking that it might be fun, but really, how many nice places would even be open?
by Steve Manzi
December 17th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 60
Views: 1971

Re: Boston Dining

Care to place a bet on that? Been there a few times when I drive up to visit. They are NOT disappearing. Not a chance. I'm sure that you are correct, but I've never been to a highly rated restaurant so dead on a Friday night in good weather. The contrast between Troquet and Craigie on Main was abso...
by Steve Manzi
December 17th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Is France Safe for Travel
Replies: 53
Views: 1902

Re: Is France Safe for Travel

We spend 5+ weeks in Paris annually and regularly visit the outer arrondissements and towns/villages outside the peripherique and beyond. I have never felt uncomfortable or unwelcome. During our trip, I NEVER once felt even remotely that people even looked at us funny. The only people I felt were a...
by Steve Manzi
December 17th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 60
Views: 1971

Re: Boston Dining

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 7:25 pm
jan.brekke wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 6:51 pm
This place has the feel of a restaurant that won't be around long.
Care to place a bet on that?
Been there a few times when I drive up to visit. They are NOT disappearing. Not a chance.
by Steve Manzi
December 14th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: lunch in east village
Replies: 20
Views: 562

Re: lunch in east village

We went to ATLA a few weeks ago, before seeing a show nearby, and really enjoyed it. Astor Wines is right around the corner, among others.

Wine list is very weak though. Had a few cocktails that were, to me, quite different and fun....Tequila of course.
by Steve Manzi
December 12th, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?
Replies: 27
Views: 900

Re: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?

Bottle of Ruby Port reduced to about a cup. Cup of veal Demi-glacé Wedge of St Andre triple creme cheese After Port reduces, add veal Demi. Add pieces of St Andre and stir until completely dissolved. Salt to taste. (This is even better when foie gras drippings are added.) How's that diet going?? [w...
by Steve Manzi
December 8th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?

Ummm....ahhh....oh, screw that.
by Steve Manzi
November 6th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 52
Views: 1725

Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

s.nellessen wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Steve Manzi wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 11:23 am
Didn't those coupons used to exclude All Clad?
Steve, yes they used to, but apparently All Clad is not excluded now. Each coupon has a list of excluded brands in the fine print.
Thanks for alerting us/me. I just always figured that it was not included.
by Steve Manzi
November 6th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 52
Views: 1725

Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

Didn't those coupons used to exclude All Clad?
by Steve Manzi
October 28th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1227
Views: 56823

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 7:07 pm
My first soup of the season, Butternut Squash, Yam and Parsnip

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Did you use a VitaMix for that soup? Looks beautiful!
by Steve Manzi
October 28th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1227
Views: 56823

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Looks awesome Chris.
by Steve Manzi
October 20th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: D'Artagnan Flash Sale PSA
Replies: 28
Views: 1205

Re: D'Artagnan Flash Sale PSA

I am really done with them. Here is an example of the pictured Berkshire Rib Chop Milanese I received. Just a mess of 2 uneven pork chops. Horrible quality. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1928/31579765248_2aee99e80f_z.jpg Suzanne, Have you ever tried fossil Farms? I use them a fair amount. D'Artang...
by Steve Manzi
October 20th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cobia - Best fish ever
Replies: 28
Views: 1100

Re: Cobia - Best fish ever

There really is no hope for America. That was really disturbing to watch.
by Steve Manzi
October 14th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1838
Views: 147335

Re: Steak Porn

P Turk wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 8:03 pm
That looks awesome!
Brian Tuite wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Ribeye + Weber + 4 alternating min over fire + 4 min indirect @500°

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I was just going to post the exact same thing. That is awesome looking Brian! Wow!
by Steve Manzi
September 16th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is a VitaMix worth it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1747

Re: Is a VitaMix worth it?

I've had mine for about 4 years. It is a beast. I use it every morning, or just about every morning, to pulverize the massive amounts of Spinach and Kale that I stuff into my morning mix. Never juice again, because you take out all the fiber. I could never do without it. Soups are unreal with it too.
by Steve Manzi
September 11th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petrus And Tax
Replies: 75
Views: 3483

Re: Petrus And Tax

What is it with some people who want to buy expensive wine but don't want to pay tax? And in this instance put the bulk of the risk on the seller. I had a former client in Toronto who wanted dummy invoices for his wine. He was spending $20k at a time with me. Go through legit channels or cosign to ...
by Steve Manzi
August 16th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 202
Views: 5686

Re: Why sous vide?

Kenny,

I need to do some reverse sears again. I have gone to SO much sous vide and it works perfectly for me for so many reasons, that I forget how much I loved steaks reversed seared.

My only down side is that I love the ability to be so flexible with timing for dinner with sous vide.
by Steve Manzi
August 9th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 202
Views: 5686

Why sous vide?

We did boneless chicken breasts the other night, and they were fantastic. 142 degrees (recipe called for 140, for some reason I went a little hotter) for about 2 plus hours (meant 90 minutes per the recipe, but got distracted with two year old. Added olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and fresh thyme ...
by Steve Manzi
August 8th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA on Fass Selections - regarding policy on wines over 5 years of age
Replies: 246
Views: 11608

PSA on Fass Selections - regarding policy on wines over 5 years of age

John Morris wrote:
Steve Manzi wrote:
Craig G wrote:I had a corked Wine from Premier Cru tonight. Who do I call for my refund?
Victor
Hong? Or Hector, Fox's partner.

Our Victor!
by Steve Manzi
August 4th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA on Fass Selections - regarding policy on wines over 5 years of age
Replies: 246
Views: 11608

PSA on Fass Selections - regarding policy on wines over 5 years of age

Craig G wrote:I had a corked Wine from Premier Cru tonight. Who do I call for my refund?
Victor
by Steve Manzi
August 4th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA on Fass Selections - regarding policy on wines over 5 years of age
Replies: 246
Views: 11608

PSA on Fass Selections - regarding policy on wines over 5 years of age

[welldone.gif] My issue has to do more with the retailer reaction rather than the stated policy. If retailers have the right to eject customers for trivial reasons, those same retailers have earned the negative publicity backlash over their actions. Yes, but will he make a cake with two men on top ...
by Steve Manzi
July 27th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 21139

Adventures in Paris

I don't have much to share re: Christmas Eve dinner; we cooked the hell out of the holidays at home, given 4 kids and an apartment. Regardless, make sure you pick up a foie loaf, as well as some comte Noel (~36 month aged comte). I could go on for days :D I'm off to Paris again tomorrow to pick up ...
by Steve Manzi
July 14th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 202
Views: 5686

Why sous vide?

Finally received my Anova, and reviewed this thread. Working on soft-boiled eggs, but not the Anova recipe, this one - https://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/sous-vide-soft-poached-eggs - as it is sort of like Cooks' Illustrated, in performing tests to find the perfect recipe, etc. After setting eve...
by Steve Manzi
June 8th, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Sicily? I’ve been warned away.
Replies: 12
Views: 752

Sicily? I’ve been warned away.

doug johnson wrote:Sicily was amazing if you like history, friendly people, great food and wine, and beautiful scenery.

Sounds kinda dangerous to me.... [wink.gif]
by Steve Manzi
May 30th, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why Haven't The Food Police Critiqued Starbucks?
Replies: 57
Views: 1326

Why Haven't The Food Police Critiqued Starbucks?

Scott G r u n e r wrote:People should manage their own diets. Starbucks is required to post nutrition info, are they not? After that it should be up to people to own their own mistakes.
Totally agree.
by Steve Manzi
May 30th, 2018, 4:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why Haven't The Food Police Critiqued Starbucks?
Replies: 57
Views: 1326

Why Haven't The Food Police Critiqued Starbucks?

c fu wrote:
Michael S. Monie wrote:Moving this thread, is the kind of crap that keeps people from renewing their subscriptions!
Huh? This is a thread about food. It’s in the proper forum. The forum about food.

Mind boggling.
AMAZING!!
by Steve Manzi
May 26th, 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 21139

Adventures in Paris

I know this is not perfect, but I thought I would share it. It still needs a lot more organization, but everyone has different taste and needs for when they visit Paris. I tried too pick out the most important stuff and eliminated the "chatter" so that I might be able to find stuff easier. With all ...
by Steve Manzi
May 24th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Maine Lobster Crawl
Replies: 78
Views: 2759

Maine Lobster Crawl

If Lobsters ever become extinct, we know that Alan was directly responsible. [wink.gif]
by Steve Manzi
May 24th, 2018, 4:41 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Working Ranch Vacation
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Working Ranch Vacation

Might want to PM Terry Harris.
by Steve Manzi
May 12th, 2018, 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 21139

Adventures in Paris

Yes Andrew, thank you so much for taking the time and making such great efforts to detail so many experiences for us. Wow, just wow. And, I did not even realize that you were coming back for good. I thought you moved there for good. What an experience that must have been for the whole family. So ver...
by Steve Manzi
May 10th, 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: North Carolina (maybe South, too) beach rental reccs?
Replies: 37
Views: 1227

North Carolina (maybe South, too) beach rental reccs?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:We booked a house in Carolina Beach (on Carolina Beach Ave North) so any recommendations y'all have (did I do that right?) we'd be much abliged (did I do that right?)
Bless your little heart for trying though! champagne.gif
by Steve Manzi
May 10th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 21139

Adventures in Paris

Not Flying Air France, thankfully. Thanks for the heads up though. And congrats on doing what you are doing. Good for you! Not many of us would make that commitment to do what you are doing. Looking forward to the pics and commentary. You should film it too and put it up on YouTube!! Remember "Unite...
by Steve Manzi
May 5th, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 218
Views: 20148

Jersey City and Northern NJ

Jay, Some additions and some closures: Maplewood : Add Arturo's (fantastic pizzas and pasta) BYO I called them a week or so ago around 3:30PM on a Friday to order pizza for pickup (they open at 5:30 I think) and I was told that the earliest I can pick up was 7:30. The orders were THAT many just for ...
by Steve Manzi
May 2nd, 2018, 6:20 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer
Replies: 46
Views: 1178

NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer

For Normandy, should we look to avoid D-day and look to go another day, or would it be even more special?
by Steve Manzi
April 29th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer
Replies: 46
Views: 1178

NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer

M.Kaplan wrote:Uber app is the same. As others have said, Uber in Paris is the way to go.
Thanks Mark. Your posts have been very helpful. I appreciate your effort more than you probably know.
by Steve Manzi
April 29th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer
Replies: 46
Views: 1178

NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer

Thanks Andrew!

Russell - The uber app for Paris is the same app that we use for the USA?
by Steve Manzi
April 29th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer
Replies: 46
Views: 1178

NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer

From the airport, follow the signs to the Taxi and take one. Just make sure you’ve got ~55 Euros in cash on you. If my parents can do it, so can you :) Just remember to pee before you get in the immigration line, follow the signs for “all other passports” and then breeze through immigration. With t...
by Steve Manzi
April 29th, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer
Replies: 46
Views: 1178

NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer

It seems that we should organize, now, a taxi/Uber or whatever it is you use for our trip to our hotel, don't you think? I really do not want to start out getting all stressed out. As it is, my back will be screaming at me after the long flight. (I can NOT sleep on a plane...although I have never be...
by Steve Manzi
April 29th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer
Replies: 46
Views: 1178

NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer

So much fantastic info coming fast. Here are some questions: We arrive around 8AM. - Given that there is a "scheduled" train strike on the day we arrive, what is our best plan for getting to the hotel. (not renting a car) - Taking into consideration of the train strikes, how should we go about doing...
by Steve Manzi
April 27th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer
Replies: 46
Views: 1178

NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer

Steve, I haven’t met your wife but I’m gonna guess that she teaches Costume Design and you are the Consume design expert in the household? [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [dance-clap.gif] I had to read that about a dozen times, and could not figure out what you were saying. Then I realized what you posted......
by Steve Manzi
April 26th, 2018, 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer
Replies: 46
Views: 1178

NJ to Paris - better flight options for first timer

Steve, The hotel location is excellent. Metro is Odeon, Lines 4 and 10. 10 goes along the left bank, 4 crosses the Seine. All three Avant Comptoir wine bars (which serve very good food) are a short walk away. The wine bars are definitely something we will take in. Thanks Mark! I know you know a ton...

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