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by Andrew Kotowski
February 28th, 2021, 6:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17000
Views: 486705

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Swamis is OG. Have some Monkish coming in Wed, choking down Pliny until then :)
by Andrew Kotowski
February 24th, 2021, 7:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217298

Re: Steak Porn

Andrew Kotowski wrote: February 24th, 2021, 6:38 am Happy to wake up to those pics any day.
Derp. Meant "wake up."

Clearly, I was not yet fully awake.
by Andrew Kotowski
February 24th, 2021, 6:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217298

Re: Steak Porn

Happy to take up to those pics any day.
by Andrew Kotowski
February 22nd, 2021, 3:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TN: Pliny the Younger
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: TN: Pliny the Younger

I hope everyone here takes the following comment in the spirit with which I offer it, which is in pure jest. That disclaimer aside, I have to chuckle at the irony of a bunch of wine-geeks who, by 99% of the World's standards, spend way too much money on wine sitting around commenting about the luna...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 20th, 2021, 10:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1875
Views: 104661

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Surf and Turf! Flannery filet tail and Mexican Brown shrimp from my local fishmonger (Gemini). Shrimp marinated using Bobby Flay’s ginger soy lime marinade.
by Andrew Kotowski
February 20th, 2021, 9:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery PORK ribcap roast: cooking tips/recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 626

Re: Flannery PORK ribcap roast: cooking tips/recommendations?

T. Altmayer wrote: February 20th, 2021, 8:55 am What seasoning did everyone use?
I use 1:1 salt, pepper, chili powder, granulated garlic and .5 max oregano (same thing I use for tri-tip). Would probably go well with a shot of bourbon-barrel aged smoked paprika in there, too.
by Andrew Kotowski
February 19th, 2021, 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Herbfarm? Woodinville WA
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Herbfarm? Woodinville WA

In normal operation they were (very expensive) prix fixe ONLY and it included wine pairing. So they rarely sold wine by the bottle. The night we were there I think we were the only ones ordering off the list. Pairings were okay, not great. I'm sure they maximized profits. Think Trevari sparking win...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 19th, 2021, 7:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery PORK ribcap roast: cooking tips/recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 626

Re: Flannery PORK ribcap roast: cooking tips/recommendations?

Probably late to the party, but I'd grill it. I picked up a couple over the summer and they were spectacular, dual-zoned. Don't be afraid of a little pink, either. You're in for a treat!
by Andrew Kotowski
February 18th, 2021, 10:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17000
Views: 486705

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

@Bud - that looks fantastic!!!

Case of Fort George Matryoshka and associated variants arrived today, so I dipped in an pulled a vanilla out. Great stuff this year, with a little more booze from Buffalo Trace and Westward Whiskey barrels.
by Andrew Kotowski
February 15th, 2021, 8:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1875
Views: 104661

Re: What did you cook tonight?

I’d hit that.
by Andrew Kotowski
February 14th, 2021, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2686

Re: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine

Would have liked to see Travis Allen on this list. He is crafting insanely good wines at Kobayashi! +1 +2 - perhaps due to small production, name/brand recognition is not quite there yet, but wonderful wines and certainly on the path for redefining Washington Wine. His Marsanne is ridiculously good...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 14th, 2021, 10:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Somebody Feed Phil
Replies: 35
Views: 1611

Re: Somebody Feed Phil

We have seen every episode and really enjoyed them. Sure, he is a bit goofy, but he does not take himself too seriously, and seems like a genuinely nice guy. With all the serious shows featuring advanced techniques and endless competitions, I find him extremely refreshing. Cheers! Marshall Probably...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 14th, 2021, 10:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TN: Pliny the Younger
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: TN: Pliny the Younger

Seeing this resell for $150 a bottle is laughable. Glad to see you didn’t get robbed at secondary.
by Andrew Kotowski
February 14th, 2021, 8:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217298

Re: Steak Porn

Rib-eye I grilled is five or six posts up; if your NY was more marbled than that, I genuinely don’t know what to say :)

Edit after you added a pic - that NY is crazy! But yeah, my ribeye was even more over the top. Takeaway, imho, is that we got a great deal.
by Andrew Kotowski
February 14th, 2021, 8:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217298

Re: Steak Porn

Which did you like more? Great question. The rib-eye is always my favorite... but this one bordered on being too marbled, almost Kobe style. I get it, people pay gazillions of dollars for that, but it’s a different experience. The NY was fantastic, with the fat giving it an unctuous mouth feel that...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 14th, 2021, 7:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217298

Re: Steak Porn

Final product - both the rib-eye above and a NY.
by Andrew Kotowski
February 14th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217298

Re: Steak Porn

Feels like I’m obligated to share this on the Steak Porn thread, too. BD offer from Morgan Ranch, 14 oz wagyu. Winning.
by Andrew Kotowski
February 14th, 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!
Replies: 255
Views: 9366

Re: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!

Ordered all four ribeyes and got 2/2, but wasn’t sweating it too much because my wife likes NY. Then I got one of these out for tonight...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 11th, 2021, 2:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery's 130 day dry aged steak--how is this going down?
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: Flannery's 130 day dry aged steak--how is this going down?

+1 with Paul. Totally fine steak and I enjoyed the flavor. Yes, I'm a big Flannery fan :D
by Andrew Kotowski
February 10th, 2021, 1:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 700
Views: 47929

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Wheeeeeeeeeeee!
by Andrew Kotowski
February 7th, 2021, 9:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery's 130 day dry aged steak--how is this going down?
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: Flannery's 130 day dry aged steak--how is this going down?

Funk coming out of the vac pack was rough, but mellowed out after a few minutes. I thought the flavor was great, and I only dropped a layer of salt on it. That said... texture was strange for me. Felt a bit spongy to me, which was not in my wheelhouse.

Hangers last night were spectacular though!
by Andrew Kotowski
February 7th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 700
Views: 47929

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Grilled some hangers last night and they continue to be the best deal in meat with a 35% off sale like the one we had for Berserker Days. Served with chimichurri and a Loetje-inspired sambal sauce... and a lot of great wine (05 Jamet, 93 Quintarelli, etc)
by Andrew Kotowski
February 6th, 2021, 8:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4143
Views: 240219

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Maybe I should be drinking your bottles, instead, then :)
by Andrew Kotowski
February 5th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4143
Views: 240219

Re: The Bourbon Thread

My experience with the Gold (checking in ~6 months ago) has always been that it's hot. I don't remember the oak as much as I remember it being thin with heavy alcohol on the nose and finish. I drink quite a bit of Barrel Proof/Full Proof bourbon and most of those bottles have a better balance betwee...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 5th, 2021, 3:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17000
Views: 486705

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

You suck. I have to drive over to Seattle for cans :(
by Andrew Kotowski
February 5th, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4143
Views: 240219

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Agree 100% that ER is great, and it's readily available in WA state. Not as big of a fan for Buffalo Trace for manhattans. Funny now that you mention it, I've rotated BT out of my regular line-up. My local QFC has a $26 EC store-pick that I backstopped pretty hard and I've been using that as a mixe...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 5th, 2021, 3:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4143
Views: 240219

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Agree 100% that ER is great, and it's readily available in WA state. Not as big of a fan for Buffalo Trace for manhattans. Funny now that you mention it, I've rotated BT out of my regular line-up. My local QFC has a $26 EC store-pick that I backstopped pretty hard and I've been using that as a mixer...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 5th, 2021, 3:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4143
Views: 240219

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Recently started buying various bourbons to try. I was able to grab my first bottle of Blantons, for retail. I had a decent pour two nights in a row but I am not impressed. At the 60 bucks I paid, its fine, but I would be pretty upset at tasting this for some of the secondary prices. It's overrated...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 3rd, 2021, 2:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1875
Views: 104661

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Brandon R wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 1:21 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 12:29 pm
Brandon R wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 8:02 am
Haha...I've done that plenty!
Plowing through a bowl of ramen right now... and I just took my shirt off :D
[winner.gif] Just don't pull a George Costanza and go shirtless for...other...activities.
I do LOVE pastrami sandwiches...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 3rd, 2021, 12:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1875
Views: 104661

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Looks really tasty. My dress shirt is glad I didn't eat this today. I'd splatter like a son-of-a-gun I'm sure. Having zero pride or self consciousness, i wear the apron i cooked in as well as tucking a kitchen towel in my shirt spreading as wide as possible. Haha...I've done that plenty! Plowing th...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 2nd, 2021, 4:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Kweichow Moutai - Luxury Liqueur: Anyone ever taste it?
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Kweichow Moutai - Luxury Liqueur: Anyone ever taste it?

It's readily available in Cali. Tastes disgusting (my friends call it jet fuel). Besides the status symbol, there's really no allure. The silver label, Moutai Pure Joy, is shockingly good though. Aromatic and fruity, reminds me of a sweet Riesling at times. Gotta say I’m aligned with Curtis on this...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 2nd, 2021, 3:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17000
Views: 486705

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

This is a terrific stout I picked up in Astoria. Delicious with or without food. Never had a can before last week and no nothing about Our Mutual Friend but I’m on the lookout for more. 41120517-DA6E-44D0-8886-C58C30090089.jpeg Where at Doc, I’m headed there Sat. to pickup some bottles at Fort Geor...
by Andrew Kotowski
February 1st, 2021, 8:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1875
Views: 104661

Re: What did you cook tonight?

That lamb shank and lentils dish looks amazing.
by Andrew Kotowski
January 31st, 2021, 7:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1875
Views: 104661

Re: What did you cook tonight?

This thread. Wish I had an extra hand to give some of these post three thumbs up!

Dinner tonight was elk flatiron with chimichurri, on a bed of Hoppin’ John (Sea Island Res Peas and Carolina Gold rice). No wine tonight - Matchless Hop Giant DIPA.
by Andrew Kotowski
January 31st, 2021, 6:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17000
Views: 486705

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Really enjoying this Matchless West Coast DIPA while I grill!
by Andrew Kotowski
January 28th, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17000
Views: 486705

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

BRhoades wrote: January 27th, 2021, 5:20 pm Image
Any recipes you're a fan of in that Williams Sonoma Fish book you've got in the stack? I've got it sitting next to me :D
by Andrew Kotowski
January 28th, 2021, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 207
Views: 12063

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

@Barry - perfect timing for the Montee story; I just picked up my first one (2018) this week! Followed.
by Andrew Kotowski
January 27th, 2021, 8:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 65
Views: 2739

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

Couldn’t resist the aged pack. Looking forward to trying the wine!!!
by Andrew Kotowski
January 26th, 2021, 8:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17000
Views: 486705

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Prairie Bomb beers were great! I haven't had any in the last couple of years, but they were on the short list of flavored stouts worthy of a stupid price point.
by Andrew Kotowski
January 26th, 2021, 5:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef *Monopole Cru Offer* (what remains is open for all!)
Replies: 81
Views: 5541

Re: Flannery Beef *Monopole Cru Offer* (now open for Grand Cru Cru!!)

Brian Tuite wrote: January 26th, 2021, 4:59 pm Can this order be combined with my previous order earlier today to save freight?
I think that's the question of the day :D Looking forward to it, after obsessing over Lennox Hastie's 172 day dry-aged steaks :D
by Andrew Kotowski
January 26th, 2021, 4:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17000
Views: 486705

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

BRhoades wrote: January 26th, 2021, 4:15 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote: January 26th, 2021, 3:12 pm Vacation Trips - TIPA. Have to admit they make a great triple.
Love this beer, Its Nelson heavy which makes me a happy camper, hides the alcohol so well.

Cheers,

Bud
You've been a Nelson groupie for years; I searched out the Alpine Nelson because of your posts!
by Andrew Kotowski
January 26th, 2021, 3:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!
Replies: 255
Views: 9366

Re: Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!

They are NOT aged. Actually, Our steaks are wet aged 30 days and then portioned into steaks and blast frozen. Sorry about that, I could have sworn I read somewhere they weren't. Read too much stuff today! pileon You were likely referencing the post somebody made comparing Flannery's dry-aged meat t...
by Andrew Kotowski
January 26th, 2021, 3:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17000
Views: 486705

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Vacation Trips - TIPA. Have to admit they make a great triple.
by Andrew Kotowski
January 26th, 2021, 3:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17000
Views: 486705

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

ClarkstonMark wrote: January 26th, 2021, 2:34 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote: January 26th, 2021, 12:44 pm Monkish Intersections
I drank that last night as well.
Nice DIPA. Very citrusy.
by Andrew Kotowski
January 26th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17000
Views: 486705

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Monkish Intersections
by Andrew Kotowski
January 26th, 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 11530

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Mike Maguire wrote: January 26th, 2021, 10:59 am Not letting me complete the order, I get an invalid code pop up every time I try to check out
See notes above about where to enter the code; have to edit cart vs. wait until end. I did the same thing :D
by Andrew Kotowski
January 26th, 2021, 10:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 11530

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Marshall Manning wrote: January 26th, 2021, 9:50 am Just a small order to try some hangars and the Berserker blend. My first Flannery order.
You know how much I grill ;) Hangers are probably the single best product for the price point out there, imho. I think you're going to love them!

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