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by Steve Manzi
October 10th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1378

Re: Newark Airport

The attitude of the workers there make Newark a horrible place. I believe NYers are just so accustomed to rude and obnoxious people they don’t notice as much as others. United added to the pain when they dropped JFK. Now, I refuse to do the EWR to JFK transfer, period. Helps keep me out of EWR. NJ ...
by Steve Manzi
August 27th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3774

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

We drove up to Boston on Thursday and we were "starving" and in a dead area. Got off where they said there was "food" and we had a choice: Wendys/Popeye's. We almost NEVER eat fast food anymore. And I have never had anything from Popeye's...ever. We decided on Popeye's. The line for drive up was ins...
by Steve Manzi
August 17th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 111
Views: 12430

Re: Greater Boston

Thanks Kevin! That is a lot of good info. Much appreciated.
by Steve Manzi
August 16th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 111
Views: 12430

Re: Greater Boston

We are headed to Bedford, MA next weekend to see Karen's family. I would like to try to find a nice place to take her brother and his wife. His wife is on a diet and just began and is trying to do the protein thing. She is NOT a foodie, but Karen's brother likes food and always enjoys these outings....
by Steve Manzi
July 20th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3628

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Kevin Porter wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 11:39 am
If they were represented to have been stored similarly in the same cellar I would wonder why the label on the significantly older bottle is in such better shape.
That is what I was going to post.
by Steve Manzi
July 13th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 14044

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

that is funny, yes the interweb is a funny thing with the WA changes, need to be a IT software person Gary, Doesn't everyone have to have the full name somewhere? Maybe I am missing it. Observed in the breach, I am afraid. Ahhhh.....I did a forensic search and found it. Thanks. [wink.gif]
by Steve Manzi
July 13th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 14044

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I could never find a way to sign on to the thing! Even when I was a subscriber. It was harder to get into than finding Waldo. that is funny, yes the interweb is a funny thing with the WA changes, need to be a IT software person Gary, Doesn't everyone have to have the full name somewhere? Maybe I am...
by Steve Manzi
July 9th, 2019, 12:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 3306

Re: What meals did you grow up on

How many of your parents had a bowl of bacon grease or other grease that sat on the stove for easy access? Was there a huge can of Crisco in the pantry? Now it is my turn to laugh Randy. My father made my mother keep ALL bacon grease. The smell of it made me what to puke. I hated that smell. He mad...
by Steve Manzi
July 5th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you drinking in homage of the demise of eBob? 1995 Ch. Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre for me.
Replies: 59
Views: 2875

Re: What are you drinking in homage of the demise of eBob? 1995 Ch. Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre for me.

Do you both think that was true in the later stages of his career? I do not. I followed Parker for years, say 1992-2000, then took a wine hiatus. I came back in/around 2005, joined eBob and reads his review, and either his palate was quite different, mine was, the market changed, or more likely, al...
by Steve Manzi
July 5th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 14044

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I was an early member and frequent poster on the Parker / Squires board. I think at one point I was in the top 5 (or at least top 10) for number of posts. I found it an incredible resource for wine lovers. While this board certainly has (now) a broader reach, I think the combination of breadth and ...
by Steve Manzi
July 5th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3605

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

when I was first getting into wine around '90, I bought cases of the '89 Rayas and a case of the '90 Rayas. When I went back for more '90 Rayas, the price jumped from $50/bottle to $55/bottle. I refused to pay the increase. I showed them.
by Steve Manzi
July 4th, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Aruba: Suggestions for Restaurants etc.
Replies: 39
Views: 2392

Re: Aruba: Suggestions for Restaurants etc.

Last time there, a few years ago, we enjoyed Taste of Belgium. Fun beer selection for Aruba. Good was good too.

https://www.tasteofbelgium.aw
by Steve Manzi
July 2nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 3306

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Dave McIsaac wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 12:33 pm
SOS - "$hit On a Shingle

Chipped beef, butter, flour, milk and pepper over toast

Sounds gross, but is quite tasty
My father flew bombers in WWII. My mother had standing orders:

NO chipped beet on toast
NO Wonder Bread
NO White Chicken meat
by Steve Manzi
July 2nd, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 3306

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Brandon R wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 2:49 pm
Tuna noodle casserole flirtysmile
Ugh...yeah, thanks for reminding me. I hated that shit.
by Steve Manzi
July 1st, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 3306

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Pasta 3 times a week. Fried potatoes and scrambled eggs for dinner Chuck steak once a week or every one week Lasagna or stuffed shells throw in Leftovers galore or whatever my mother could throw together and call a meal NEVER ate out, NEVER ordered in except maybe a pizza once in a blue moon Lots of...
by Steve Manzi
June 28th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine And A-Fib?
Replies: 17
Views: 1364

Re: Wine And A-Fib?

I had catheter ablation for the same thing, but I'd hesitate before offering you much advice. SVTs are like Parkinson's symptoms -- they can mean different things for different people. However I can tell you this, which no one else told me -- my symptoms are closely correlated with dehydration. I h...
by Steve Manzi
June 18th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 4030

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

Zucc sure was a fine source for stock picks though. [tease.gif] [wink.gif]
by Steve Manzi
June 18th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Miami Restaurant Reccos
Replies: 21
Views: 1970

Re: Miami Restaurant Reccos

Nick Gangas wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Steve Manzi wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 4:53 pm
I'd pick the lowest lying places, in case you have a short time horizon.
I don't understand.
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by Steve Manzi
June 17th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Miami Restaurant Reccos
Replies: 21
Views: 1970

Re: Miami Restaurant Reccos

I'd pick the lowest lying places, in case you have a short time horizon.
by Steve Manzi
June 16th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3864

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

We're good.
by Steve Manzi
June 16th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3864

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Steve - I have 3 cameras at my place. That only covers a sliver of the possible areas. If someone is determined to steal, they don't have to do it within the coverage zone. Additionally, its genuinely difficult to monitor them historically, even with motion sensors, and capture something that might...
by Steve Manzi
June 16th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3864

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Dear Nathan,

You should read before passing sentences. I didn't realize that having video evidence of theft was not good enough for your law degree.
by Steve Manzi
June 16th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3864

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Camera, then confront. Just lock the door? That is dumb. IF she is stealing wine, why would anything else be safe? Camera. Find out for sure. Maybe it is the Aunt or someone else close to you. Find out, and then confront, lock door, change locks, tell neighbors and friends who use her. Pretty simple...
by Steve Manzi
June 14th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 2984

Re: True Confessions

I can remember my father scraping off the mold of something in the fridge, and then eating the "clean" stuff. I still gets skeeved out. How we survived was just by pure luck and ....ah what the hell......it sure was a lot of fun growing up in the 50-60s.....
by Steve Manzi
June 14th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 2984

Re: True Confessions

T Welch wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 10:50 am
Dave McIsaac wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 9:20 am
Peanut butter and dill pickle sandwich.....Deelish!!
Yep, I used to get those in my bag lunch back in the '60s.
Check your old lunch box.......if one is there, I bet it is still good. champagne.gif
by Steve Manzi
May 1st, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking
Replies: 34
Views: 3782

Re: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking

Jason T wrote:
April 28th, 2019, 10:48 pm
That’s genius. Love it.
Exactly! Use your inventory that will not sell, as an advertising tool. Get a write-off and come across as extremely honest and trustworthy.

Smart.
by Steve Manzi
April 27th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Weekend at Berto's, Spring 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: TNs--Weekend at Berto's, Spring 2019

What it must be like to be like Mike Grammar. flirtysmile
by Steve Manzi
February 16th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1220
Views: 68677

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: 816

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: 2201
Views: 130894

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: 229
Views: 10222

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: 229
Views: 10222

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: 2201
Views: 130894

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: 2201
Views: 130894

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: 2201
Views: 130894

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: 2201
Views: 130894

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: 61
Views: 2973

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: 2580

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: 61
Views: 2973

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: 728

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: 1124

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: 455

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: 79
Views: 3939

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: 79
Views: 3939

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: 1356
Views: 69993

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: 1356
Views: 69993

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: 1391

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: 1368

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: 1977
Views: 167278

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!

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