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by Chris.Martin
March 8th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 153
Views: 11196

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Bumping this thread as I'm heading to Vegas in a couple of weeks for our anniversary. Has anyone had any spectacular meals in Vegas recently. Or is there anything new and exciting in Vegas?
by Chris.Martin
February 11th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Built in grills
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Built in grills

I got a Lion a few years ago and am very happy with it.
by Chris.Martin
February 5th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vegas for an almost rookie
Replies: 58
Views: 2489

Re: Vegas for an almost rookie

Dan, I think the Cosmo would be a bit much for 12/13 year olds. It's definitely a super young, trendy crowd and they indeed have a casino, tons of bars etc. I think the Bellagio and Aria are much more family friendly. Or you can try the MGM Signature which doesn't have it's own casino but is connect...
by Chris.Martin
January 25th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 937
Views: 50346

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I'm going to take the wife to The Broad museum on Valentines Day and was looking for a good lunch spot after. I have reservations at Otium, is this a good choice or is there something better?
by Chris.Martin
January 10th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update Oct. 10
Replies: 41
Views: 4075

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Beers

Dang, I've been dying to try some of these New England style IPA's.
by Chris.Martin
November 7th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 201
Views: 21498

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

If anyone is unhappy with what you ended up with and would like to sell (for a modest markup), shoot me a PM.
by Chris.Martin
October 30th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 338
Views: 30829

Re: Rye

For a mixing Rye around $30 or less, does anyone have better choices than Sazerac or Rittenhouse? I have been going through some others but nothing really jumps out. I prefer Sazerac in style. The one I have now is Russell’s Reserve Small Batch. It’s good but again, not sure I prefer it to Sazerac....
by Chris.Martin
September 24th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 116
Views: 9695

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Andre M wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 12:43 pm
It’s $21.99 at my local Costco.
$21.99 at my Costco as well; Fullerton, CA.
Picked up half a case and popped one open Saturday night. Thank you for the suggestion on this wine as it's super.
by Chris.Martin
September 10th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 937
Views: 50346

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Does anyone know of any good spots (Fun bars, happy hours, great food) near the Hollywood Bowl? Heading there tonight (from Orange County) for the Dave Matthews Band concert and need some help. I know you can picnic at the Bowl but since it's a leased event no alcohol is allowed to be brought in. If...
by Chris.Martin
August 10th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The All Things BBQ Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 8994

The All Things BBQ Thread

Color is getting there. 04537CA9-807D-4A6C-8AFC-3B110078DB14.jpeg Those look amazing! Do you mind sharing your recipe? Also, I've been asked to help smoke (and bbq) some ribs next weekend. Since we're probably going to be cooking about 20 racks of ribs I was wondering if anyone had any good, fairly...
by Chris.Martin
August 9th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3462
Views: 188963

The Bourbon Thread

Joe Chanley wrote:heading to ireland the next week and wondering if there are any specific rarish bottles of irish whiskey i should be on the look out for? green spot has become my go-to at home, so curious for any suggestions.

thanks.
My favorite Irish whiskey is Middleton...yum
by Chris.Martin
August 1st, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3462
Views: 188963

The Bourbon Thread

Over the weekend, I took a bottle of Bib & Tucker and enjoyed some with friends around a campfire while camping. It was pretty good, but it was hot as hell out and the ice in the cooler wasn't "clean" enough to drop into the whisky. Has anyone had this? Anyone? Bib & Tucker? I bought a bottle of Bi...
by Chris.Martin
July 27th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: <$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker
Replies: 22
Views: 1395

<$250 Scotch for a Wedding Drinker

I'm a big Highland Park 18 fan.

If Irish Whisky was on the table, I'd definitely go with Midleton Barry Crokett Legacy as that's one of the best Whisky's I've ever had.
by Chris.Martin
July 17th, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 153
Views: 11196

Las Vegas Restaurants

Heading to Vegas this weekend for my wife's Birthday. We have a large group of 18 coming so hopefully it won't be too crazy. So far our plans are:
Friday Night- Beauty & Essex
Saturday Night- Carson Kitchen (downtown)
Sunday Night- Lotus of Siam
by Chris.Martin
June 29th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help picking Pink Sparkling....
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Need help picking Pink Sparkling....

Thanks everyone for the great input. I'll more than likely pick up several bottles of the Schramsberg Brut rose as we've visited there a few times. I'll also pick up a couple special bottles (based on availability from the above) just for her (and I) to enjoy. Thanks as well for the good wishes. It'...
by Chris.Martin
June 28th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help picking Pink Sparkling....
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Need help picking Pink Sparkling....

My wife's 40th birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and to celebrate we're going to Las Vegas with some friends and family. This last year has been extremely tough on her as she was diagnosed with breast cancer last August. She's gone through multiple surgeries, chemo, radiation etc. etc. etc....
by Chris.Martin
March 20th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone make their own corned beef?
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Anyone make their own corned beef?

I bought and made the whole brisket from Costco (11-12lbs). I ended up cutting it into two (flat and point) and cooking separately. They both turned out wonderful. Much more depth of flavor compared to the store package. It's so easy as well; no more store bought corned beef for me.
by Chris.Martin
March 16th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone make their own corned beef?
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Anyone make their own corned beef?

I'm currently doing my first Corned Beef with a similar recipe to the Ruhlman above. It's on day 5 of the brine and will cook it in the AM. Hopefully it turns out as well as everyone says.
by Chris.Martin
March 7th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 3 Bottles of Scotch - Your Recs at $60-$250
Replies: 25
Views: 1780

3 Bottles of Scotch - Your Recs at $60-$250

Highland Park 18 for me. Price is typically in the $125 range so certainly fits the bill.
by Chris.Martin
February 25th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 15530

Portland Eats

Steven Miller wrote: What are you looking for in a restaurant for your anniversary?
I guess we're looking for something that's unique to Portland. I realize my post was very general but mostly looking for fun bars, restaurants, breweries, points of interest, etc. that are not to be missed in Portland.
by Chris.Martin
February 25th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 15530

Portland Eats

We just booked a anniversary trip to Portland (March 23-26). It will be our first time to Portland so we're super excited. After reading this thread I'm equally excited and overwhelmed with the seemingly endless amount of wonderful restaurants and bars in the Portland area. We're probably going to b...
by Chris.Martin
February 1st, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!
Replies: 59
Views: 3656

Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!

Received my mystery pack along with another 6-pack I ordered. Mystery pack was the same as Scott's. Looking forward to trying some of these out.
by Chris.Martin
December 15th, 2017, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me choose a wine from the list.
Replies: 22
Views: 641

Please help me choose a wine from the list.

Thanks for all the responses. The Scherrer looks interesting but since I have a ton of PN in my collection, I'll probably just bring my own or grab a cocktail and glass of wine.
by Chris.Martin
December 15th, 2017, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me choose a wine from the list.
Replies: 22
Views: 641

Please help me choose a wine from the list.

Taking my wife to The Ranch tomorrow night and wanted to seek help from all you knowledgeable folks here. We're pretty open as to varietal but I anticipate that we'll be ordering steak as that's what they're known for. Please let me know if anything jumps out from the list or if there is any great v...
by Chris.Martin
November 13th, 2017, 10:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 33325

The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I know! It seems like my mother-in-law wants to ensure there's enough food for 100 as she's also making a Turkey, Fish and a ton of sides as well. My main issue is figuring out how long (4) Flats will take as I'd like to do them all at the same time (pending room on my Pit Boss).
by Chris.Martin
November 10th, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 33325

The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I've been nominated to smoke some brisket for Thanksgiving. However, my in-laws already bought the flat brisket. In fact they bought (4) flat's, around 8-12 pounds each (I've yet to see them as they put them in their freezer). Does anyone have any idea as to how long these will take cooking on my Pi...
by Chris.Martin
October 31st, 2017, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 445144

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I had to pass as well with the disappointment for last year.
by Chris.Martin
October 18th, 2017, 1:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Hamilton tickets for this Saturday 10-21@Pantages Theatre
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Hamilton tickets for this Saturday 10-21@Pantages Theatre

Unfortunately my wife has surgery tomorrow and we're no longer able to go to Hamilton this Saturday night thus I'm trying to sell my (2) tickets. The details are as follows: Hamilton @Pantages Theatre Sat Oct 21, 8:00PM. Two(2) tickets located in Orchestra Left Center, Row YY. The price is $250/tick...
by Chris.Martin
October 11th, 2017, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma
Replies: 1217
Views: 91735

Catastrophic Fires In Napa

Thoughts and prayers to everyone up there.
by Chris.Martin
September 13th, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Riviera Maya/Playa del carmen resort recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Riviera Maya/Playa del carmen resort recommendations

Haven't stayed at any of the Amex platinum hotels but really want to go to this:

http://www.davematthewsband.com/news/da ... xico-2018/
by Chris.Martin
August 18th, 2017, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pacific Wine & Food Classic
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Pacific Wine & Food Classic

I was given two VIP tickets to the Pacific Wine and Food Classic for tomorrow. I looked it up and it looks like it was be a really fun event. Is anyone else attending? Furthermore, are there any wines on the list below that I should seek out or avoid? Cheers! http://www.pacificwineandfood.com/food--...
by Chris.Martin
March 30th, 2017, 10:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Park City, Utah
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Park City, Utah

So we returned this week and I wanted to report back some of our highlights... We stayed at a wonderful B&B called Torchlight Inn, I would highly recommend as it's super close to Main street and the slopes and the owners are great. We ended up eating at the following: Friday night - High West. They ...
by Chris.Martin
March 14th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Park City, Utah
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Park City, Utah

I've received recommendations for Purple Sage, Handle, High West, and No Name Saloon.
For lift tickets, most people say to purchase online, in advance. Hopefully we'll get some additional input from those that have been recently :) Enjoy your trip
by Chris.Martin
March 13th, 2017, 9:22 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Park City, Utah
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Park City, Utah

Thanks Chris! I'll add Handle to our list.
by Chris.Martin
March 10th, 2017, 11:52 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Park City, Utah
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Park City, Utah

My wife and I are heading up to Park City, Utah to ski/snowboard at Park City/Canyons. We're going at the end of the month and wanted to know if anyone has been there recently. If so, any good restaurants that we should check out? Also, any tips on lift tickets/rentals etc. would be very much apprec...
by Chris.Martin
November 17th, 2016, 2:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best bacon recommendations needed...
Replies: 79
Views: 6027

Best bacon recommendations needed...

Went to Peter Luger's Steak House a couple weeks ago and the Bacon on their appetizer menu was the star of the show for our table. They also sell it on their online store.

http://peterluger.com/butcher-shop.html
by Chris.Martin
November 10th, 2016, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 445144

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I got (2) cases of the 12 for $120 and they were both the exact same as above. Disappointed that I received the exact same bottles in both cases. LBW does a great job of hype but I doubt I'll be buying anything soon from them as this leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
by Chris.Martin
October 19th, 2016, 10:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Big Green Egg Bible
Replies: 225
Views: 15062

Big Green Egg Bible

I'd be interested in any tips anyone can share for smoking a whole turkey as well. Recently purchased a Pit Boss Kamado Grill and after serving Brisket and Pulled Pork at a couple recent parties, I've been nominated to smoke the Turkey for Thanksgiving this year :)
by Chris.Martin
March 28th, 2016, 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Beach Vacation
Replies: 39
Views: 1768

Beach Vacation

We have two young kids (10 months and 2 years, 10 months) and are looking to take a 3 or 4 night beach or other warm-weather vacation in the next month or two. Criteria are: (1) warm; (2) direct flight from Houston of less than 4 hours--i.e., no Hawaii; (3) enough room for the kids; (4) as nice of ...
by Chris.Martin
July 24th, 2015, 4:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Where to eat inside LAX
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Where to eat inside LAX

My friend just opened up SeaLegs winebar at LAX. This is the second location as the first is in Huntington Beach. Although I haven't been to the LAX location yet, the HB location is quite good.

www.sealegswine.com
by Chris.Martin
June 10th, 2015, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vegas--where to eat?
Replies: 33
Views: 1069

Vegas--where to eat?

Went to Vegas this past weekend. Went to the following: 1- Bazaar Meats- shared about 15 dishes between four of us. Highlights for me were the Ruben and Brussels Sprouts (yes Brussels!!! they were amazing) 2- Yardbird- Awesome fried chicken. A fun atmosphere as well! 3- Portofino @the Mirage- great ...
by Chris.Martin
April 8th, 2015, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SeaSmoke 2013 is Live
Replies: 28
Views: 2664

SeaSmoke 2013 is Live

I have ordered from them 3 years running now, and didn't get any kind of email announcing the release this year. I don't know what gives. . . maybe because I passed on the late allocation of the sparkler last fall? Really what happened was they made my decision on whether to buy or not really easy....
by Chris.Martin
April 6th, 2015, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SeaSmoke 2013 is Live
Replies: 28
Views: 2664

SeaSmoke 2013 is Live

It was nice to see that my allocation included "Botella" and Magnums of "Ten".
by Chris.Martin
March 26th, 2015, 10:08 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3462
Views: 188963

The Bourbon Thread

Has anyone tried the Angel’s Envy Special Blend Bourbon? If so from which retailer and are they all blended completely different and priced different?
by Chris.Martin
March 20th, 2015, 10:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions
Replies: 92
Views: 5225

Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions

We did a Pizza tour last year via Scott's Pizza tours and it was one of the highlights of our trip.

https://www.zerve.com/PizzaTours/calendar
by Chris.Martin
March 19th, 2015, 10:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Industrial Eats - Buellton
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Industrial Eats - Buellton

Thanks! Heading up their next weekend for my Birthday. It was already on my radar but now we'll definitely have to go to Industrial Eats.

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