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by Andrew Kotowski
December 8th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1749
Views: 140111

Re: Steak Porn

Buy one, get one free NY Prime steaks at my local market. Was too lazy to grill tonight, so pan-seared in a cast iron skillet.
by Andrew Kotowski
December 7th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)
Replies: 17
Views: 553

Re: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)

(quick addendum - I ordered a Wagyu rib cap)
by Andrew Kotowski
December 7th, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)
Replies: 17
Views: 553

Re: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)

Pricing is inconsistent across the site - ex: Jorge cut is 36 oz for $68, but shows up for $60 (plus chocolates) in the gift section. @Albert - you have to go to the Wagyu dropdown and then they pop. Speaking of Wagyu... I can't imagine a Wagyu rib cap. See: https://www.tums.com/antacid-products/?gc...
by Andrew Kotowski
December 7th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

@Scott - Killing me. Wish I could have made it. FWIW, I've got a dumptruck load of 2015 Stouts, including BCBS, Sump, Abraxas, KDS Coffee, Parabola, Mother of All Storms and Abyss :D

If you can plan for a weekend, I'm in.
by Andrew Kotowski
December 6th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I'm so eastside.

Now on my radar if I can get up the will to cross bridges and area codes.
by Andrew Kotowski
December 5th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Scott Tallman wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Have not had any Ft George since the 3-Way. Suicide Squeeze is not new, so wonder why hype now?
Special release with the record company. 4.2 rating, which is pretty high.
by Andrew Kotowski
December 5th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Monkish on tap in Seattle? You kid.

Fort George Suicide Squeeze not living up to the Beer Advocate hype, imho. Scott, have you tried yet?
by Andrew Kotowski
December 3rd, 2018, 4:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1749
Views: 140111

Re: Steak Porn

@scamhi - don't think you couldn't have cooked those better if you tried. Nicely done.
by Andrew Kotowski
December 3rd, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I thought this years version was a big step up from last years. Interesting. I do think that this year's is more balanced than last year's, but I also think it is a little thinner. I cracked one of last years last night and it was drinking very nicely. I remember the 2017 being very boozy upon rele...
by Andrew Kotowski
December 2nd, 2018, 2:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Saw this (Modern Times Bedrock) on the shelf, had to pick-up as I could hear Bud whispering in my ear, “Andrew, it has coffee and coconut... and it’s Highly Recommended!” Toffee-caramel color, with a nitro-head, clear coconut on the nose with light coffee on the back end. Nice stout, but man I’ve an...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 30th, 2018, 10:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154504

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Adam Noble wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 7:43 am
More like $130-150 here in Seattle for it. I love this city and state, but damn is our liquor (and everything else) expensive.
I got it for $119 at Met Market. Total Wine in Bellevue has it in the $90s.
by Andrew Kotowski
November 30th, 2018, 7:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 7:20 pm
Hate to admit it but 2018 BCBS reg is legitimately great! No Coffee this year right?
*sigh* Picked up two bottles because of the hype on this thread and got gouged $14.99.

Tried a 2016 Deschutes Abyss on tap last night. Don’t think it was stored well, as it was pretty mediocre.
by Andrew Kotowski
November 26th, 2018, 4:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 66
Views: 4938

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

A new place that has garnered a lot of attention is Sparrow and Wolf. It is a couple miles west of the Strip on Spring Mtn. next to Macy's home store. They do a lot of innovative meat dishes, so much so that they were picketed by PETA. Wine selection is poor; $25 corkage is the way to go. Easy Uber...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 25th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

When you realize your kid’s gymnastic lessons are next to a brewery... PostDoc Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Demon Star PostDoc Brewing Port Barrel Aged Demon Star Neither was overly impressive, with both having a bitter bite on the back end. On the bright side, I’m watching McCaffrey rampage on the S...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 25th, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154504

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Adam Noble wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 7:58 am
I just overpaid for a bottle of High West Midwinter's Dram last week. Haven't cracked it yet but I have high hope.
I overpaid in Sammamish, of course, so am curious to read your thoughts.

OF 1920 has been great. 115 proof is noticeable.
by Andrew Kotowski
November 23rd, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty
Replies: 32
Views: 1461

Re: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty

jordan whitehead wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 4:45 pm
Who?
I didn’t realize I was eating dinner with a superhero; I always assumed he was a bit of a Joker ;)
by Andrew Kotowski
November 23rd, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

The liver is evil; it must be punished.
by Andrew Kotowski
November 23rd, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Melvin Citradamus Imperial IPA - not as good as I expected, especially based off the BeerAdvocate rating. Heavy malt and no real citrus? Fremont “The Rusty Nail” - Less cherry than previous years, but same KDS like profile of chocolate and vanilla, but a little bit of mint when I breathe out. I need...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 23rd, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

No idea. I can tell you they were bought in CA upon release, went two months unrefrigerated in a garage during the summer and then stored in a dark room at 60 degrees for two years.

Provenance hasn’t appeared to affect any of the other beers, but who knows?
by Andrew Kotowski
November 23rd, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

No sour in it now. Chocolate-caramel across the board. If anything, it was a little flat.
by Andrew Kotowski
November 22nd, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Not a fan of Deschutes Stoic, but I just got five more of these and I can drink them allllllll day.
by Andrew Kotowski
November 21st, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Still laughing. Bud might have to fly back east and choke a mofo after reading this -> “Monkish sucks. Wasn't impressed by their beer or taproom. They're were a knockoff lost Abbey to me with mediocre beer. Now phantom carriage? There's a cool brewery in LA, good beers, cool taproom and good staff. ...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 21st, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 11:28 am
[popcorn.gif]
LOL! I looked it up on Reddit and I feel much better to see that beer threads are as bad as wine ones :) Pages and pages on donkey consumers driving up prices, marketing gimmicks and beer art; I should start my own brewery!
by Andrew Kotowski
November 20th, 2018, 3:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Food Gift Ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Food Gift Ideas

Pumpkin oil is a great idea - most people have never seen it (I got it as a gift from a friend in austria) and it’s dichromatic, which makes it fun to play with. I used it for an ice cream topping, which might be a bit out of the ordinary, but was good!
by Andrew Kotowski
November 20th, 2018, 3:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

While we’re doing Fremont shout outs, Pub 85 in Kirkland had the Head Full of Fresh Hops on tap, which was good but not great imho. Also had a Boneyard Notorious (served in a pint glass) which is probably my favorite triple IPA out there. Picked up more Stranger in a Strange Land and MT Bedrock at T...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 20th, 2018, 1:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Seattle Restaurants Recommendation
Replies: 66
Views: 3661

Re: Seattle Restaurants Recommendation

This time of year, I’d hit up Taylor’s Shellfish. There’s one next to Melrose Market (half block from the Starbucks high-end experience).

https://www.taylorshellfishfarms.com/lo ... ll-melrose
by Andrew Kotowski
November 20th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Food Gift Ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Food Gift Ideas

LOL @ "cats"

I usually make a batch of grilling rubs and give them out; it's a little more personal and you can pack a couple (i.e. steak/tri-tip and salmon/bacon). You'd be surprised at how many people come back in May/June and ask for more.
by Andrew Kotowski
November 18th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Turkey- Where do you buy it?
Replies: 55
Views: 1254

Re: Turkey- Where do you buy it?

D’Artagnan Orgazmic ! (sic) I'm going to Bresse it ; https://www.dartagnan.com/bresse-style-poached-roasted-turkey-recipe.html I’d be careful with any recipe designed for Bresse poultry; the birds (chicken and geese, at least) are wildly different than anything you’re going to find here. I’ve never...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 18th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Victoria, Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Victoria, Canada

Couple of quick thoughts after a short weekend in Victoria: * Nobody is going to be starting an "Adventures in Victoria" thread * Kenmore Air sea plane was a blast. After tax, it was $325/person, but I've never ridden in a sea plane, there was free parking and we got to hope over to Lake Union befor...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 17th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Victoria, Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Victoria, Canada

And we’re off! I’ve never been in one of these things...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 16th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Victoria, Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Victoria, Canada

Yes, but will likely return, as I’m seattle based. Long story, but I need to get out more :)

Thanks for taking the time to throw some pointers out!
by Andrew Kotowski
November 16th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Victoria, Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Victoria, Canada

Thoughts?

Flying in via seaplane tomorrow (Sat, 11/16) and staying at the Empress for an impromptu date night. Dinner at Little Jumbo.

Other ideas of stuff to do? Not a lot of notes to search through here...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 16th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Drinking a Modern Times Space Ways at the moment. Time in can is starting to take its toll, relative to where it was a month ago (spectacular).

When a Fremont <anything> beats out an MT beer, something is wrong.
by Andrew Kotowski
November 16th, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

*NEWSFLASH* I'm enjoying a Fremont IPA. As Scott will tell you, that's worthy of celebration these days. In fairness, it's a collab with an east coast brewery (Night Shift, based in MA) called "Stranger in a Strange Land." Hazy Imperial IPA, which I haven't seen a lot of. Really enjoying it - fruity...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 11th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154504

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Before tax, at QFC. Midsummers Night Dram was a bit more reasonable at $114.
by Andrew Kotowski
November 11th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM FALL 2018 UPDATED VERSION
Replies: 35
Views: 999

Re: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM FALL 2018 UPDATED VERSION

Blake Brown wrote:
November 11th, 2018, 10:01 am
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 11th, 2018, 9:30 am
Love the posts and man, do I miss Amsterdam. To think I got grief for not going there enough...
Hey Andrew. I’m at Gebr Hartering as I read this.
We’re having leftovers tonight. If there was a “go to hell” emoji, I’d use it right now :) Enjoy!!!
by Andrew Kotowski
November 11th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM FALL 2018 UPDATED VERSION
Replies: 35
Views: 999

Re: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM FALL 2018 UPDATED VERSION

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 11th, 2018, 9:30 am
Love the posts and man, do I miss Amsterdam. To think I got grief for not going there enough...
And re: pannnenkoeken - loved them so much I bought a plate from a little restaurant I went to and packed it home in my luggage :)
by Andrew Kotowski
November 11th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM FALL 2018 UPDATED VERSION
Replies: 35
Views: 999

Re: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM FALL 2018 UPDATED VERSION

Love the posts and man, do I miss Amsterdam. To think I got grief for not going there enough...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 10th, 2018, 8:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154504

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kentucky Owl In WA... for $352. *snort*
by Andrew Kotowski
November 6th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Space Wars, while Duke pounds Kentucky.
by Andrew Kotowski
November 3rd, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Working my way through a growler of Born Yesterday. Was looking through the coolers at my local beer place and saw several 4 packs of MW Space Ways ;) And.......did you buy said cans of Space Ways, this current batch is the last for this fantastic seasonal. Cheers, Bud I was the first here to drink...
by Andrew Kotowski
November 3rd, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Working my way through a growler of Born Yesterday.

Was looking through the coolers at my local beer place and saw several 4 packs of MW Space Ways ;)
by Andrew Kotowski
November 2nd, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I usually see them at $10-$13, in the same range (and size) as the Avery Tweak bottles.

Guessing you get plenty of the Sump :)

Just finished a Rogue 30th Anniversay “wheat wine.” Went great with pizza, albeit at 10.1% Not bad.
by Andrew Kotowski
November 2nd, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368857

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

@Michael - barrel-aged Abraxas is impossible to find out here, so well played. I usually pick up a bottle or two of the regular Abraxas, as well as the Sump, which I prefer. There are a TON of Prairie Bomb! variants, but I've thought they were a bit overpriced. Fremont Barrel-Aged DS (formerly KDS),...
by Andrew Kotowski
October 28th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1162
Views: 52125

Re: What did you cook tonight?

How did I miss Nola’s recipe? Will cook in the next couple of weeks and post the results. Rolling old school tonight with a chicken on the egg, over a diffuser and an apple wood fire. Last night was a bit more exciting - white salmon with a fennel salt topping, cooked slow in the Breville and a fenn...
by Andrew Kotowski
October 27th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Is this considered a "horizontal?"
Replies: 9
Views: 2172

Re: Is this considered a "horizontal?"

I did something very similar with the Rosellas vineyard. iIRC, I ended up with 14 different bottlings from the same vintage, including multiple bottlings from the same producers with different clones. It’s a blast to do - take some time to put together notes on the vineyard, background, etc. Check C...
by Andrew Kotowski
October 27th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154504

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Otto Dobre wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Wow, BevMo has it on sale for $60.
Was $61 at my local QFC... with $12.78 in taxes :(
by Andrew Kotowski
October 23rd, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Paris in February? Where to Stay?
Replies: 89
Views: 2050

Re: Paris in February? Where to Stay?

Company office is in Issy les Moulineaux, right on the other side of the Peripherique mentioned in Vincent's article. They were previously located in La Defense, but that was 10 years back or so.
by Andrew Kotowski
October 23rd, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Paris in February? Where to Stay?
Replies: 89
Views: 2050

Re: Paris in February? Where to Stay?

@Richard - my avatar is taken from the top of Montparnasse, while my kids were jumping on trampolines behind me ;) Anything outside in Feb is likely going to be cold and windy. If somebody has extra time, it's as easy of a visit as it gets. 1 line escalator literally pops you out right in front of t...
by Andrew Kotowski
October 22nd, 2018, 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Paris in February? Where to Stay?
Replies: 89
Views: 2050

Re: Paris in February? Where to Stay?

^ Thanks Vic. +2, some interesting stuff in there. I'd been hearing about more and more developments on the edges of Paris, so it's nice to see it's coming true. Can't wait to be there in February myself. La Defense is worth a visit, regardless, just from a sheer size perspective and it's super eas...

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