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by ERPark
September 17th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 36
Views: 838

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

I’ll be there!
by ERPark
September 16th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 607
Views: 32074

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Costco Business Centers will almost always have skin on pork belly available right next to the skinless version. No bone-in option, though.
by ERPark
September 14th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 1802

Re: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions

ScottieV wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Get a bottle of Blanton’s or others that have a dump date on your birthday.
Blanton’s brand started in 1984.

Getting a birth year bottle from 1969 is the likelier route to success.
by ERPark
September 12th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 169
Views: 13246

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Too many posers already in this thread...... neener

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by ERPark
September 12th, 2019, 2:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 169
Views: 13246

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Anyone read the mailer from MacDonald? I for one will try to avoid any products from Constellation forever. Alex told me the story while we rode around playing golf a couple weeks ago. Had the ‘16 and ‘17 from bottle side by side at the 19th hole afterwards. ‘16 is SOOOOOO good. ‘17 is tasty but st...
by ERPark
September 12th, 2019, 1:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 130
Views: 3732

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Been away from board for a bit. I’m in for this.
by ERPark
August 31st, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1650

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

Wow, quite the memory! Yes, I did have some form of “golfer’s elbow” awhile back. Doctor referred me to a physical therapist, who advised I needed to do some strengthening exercises that differed from my occasional gym routine. Pain subsequently went away. Golf game still in need of some work, but m...
by ERPark
August 31st, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1650

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

Ed Steinway wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 8:11 am
I grew up playing Green Hills, in Millbrae, which is very similar. Apologies for the thread drift!

Ed
Played GHCC a few times. Reminds me a fair bit of Peninsula CC just a few towns south of there.
by ERPark
August 31st, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1650

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

Nice course. Played it once as a teenager. Not a lot of flat lies, from what I remember.

Ed
Yep, plenty of opportunity to practice every manner of non-flat lies on basically every hole.
by ERPark
August 31st, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1650

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

David Baum wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 10:20 pm
I only got to play with Alex twice this month. #humblebrag #61kallday #thxforthe3literAlex
What’d you think of the 2017, though?

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by ERPark
August 30th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1650

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

Unfortunately, wasn’t Augusta National!

We played at Sequoyah CC in Oakland.
by ERPark
August 30th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1650

19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

So after an afternoon of some challenging golf at my club, was blessed to have one Alex MacDonald provide bottles of his (and of course his brother Graeme’s) 2016 and 2017 vintages as post-round libations. Both bottles had been double decanted for almost 24 hours prior. The 2016 reminded me a lot of...
by ERPark
August 30th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169272

Re: Official Costco Thread

That's insane! The reason is probably it was their last bottle. I've bought wines at 50% off the lowest local competitor, but it was always the last bottle they had. It really is! And you're spot on - guy told me they were discontinuing it and had a couple left so they reduced the price. But man......
by ERPark
August 28th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3399
Views: 183909

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Got intro’ed to a secret little hideaway of a bar in San Francisco last night. Surprised to see bottles of Old Fitzgerald 13 year BIB, Weller CYPB and Old Forester Birthday available, and at very reasonable pricing to boot. Felt like the OFBB was off, as it was almost empty and the flavor was harshe...
by ERPark
August 28th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden
Replies: 29
Views: 2215

Re: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden

I recall someone saying American wine is better than French wine. This person is renowned for having impeccable taste in everything. So Harlan is easily better than any French wine from Hot Brian.......
by ERPark
August 26th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3278

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

it's the best national fast food item I can think of. My in laws are picking up my daughter from school tomorrow so my wife and I are going to have a dinner date. She texted me and asked if we could get Popeyes and eat the sandwich there instead of doing take out due to the kid. I might even splurg...
by ERPark
August 26th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3278

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

AlexS wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 11:01 am
ERPark wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 9:07 am
So I went on a bit of an odyssey thru southeastern Atlanta this past Wednesday afternoon, in my quest to have the Popeyes chicken sando
Dude, you lost me at "sando"
Reedin’ be tuff fo you cheesebillies....... cheesehead
by ERPark
August 26th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16259
Views: 416341

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Just reupped my Ambassadors of Sour membership for 2020 with The Rare Barrel.
by ERPark
August 26th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3278

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

So I went on a bit of an odyssey thru southeastern Atlanta this past Wednesday afternoon, in my quest to have the Popeyes chicken sando before my flight out of Hartsfield Jackson. The first Popeyes I tried was on Tara Blvd in Jonesboro. They were out of both of the chicken sandos, as well as the jam...
by ERPark
August 24th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1968
Views: 166026

Re: Steak Porn

According to the LA Times, Costco will no longer sell ribeye cap steaks: https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2019-08-21/costco-ribeye-caps-meat Well don’t go telling him about Flannery. Those are hard enough to get. Two Costcos I went to today didn’t get the memo. I’m guessing that this is an edict ...
by ERPark
August 18th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

I confirmed for 9 ppl with the owner this evening. He can accommodate additional people, but he has to order and prep for at least 9, and will charge accordingly.
by ERPark
August 16th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

I need to provide the owner the number of attendees there will be. Please note that if you have indicated you are attending, then cancel the day of, the restaurant will still charge the group for your place. It’s their policy when doing a prix-fixe menu in their private space. Doc Dan, I’ll let the ...
by ERPark
August 11th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

You should be good, Craig. Can probably get 16 folks in there without feeling crowded.
by ERPark
August 11th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

OK, you gals and guys are confirmed for Yuzu on Tuesday, Aug 20th at 6:30PM. Unfortunately, I’ve been scheduled to be out of town that day, but will stay in contact with the owner to finalize final headcount of WBers attending. Please take me off the attendee list........ [cray.gif]
by ERPark
August 9th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169272

Re: Official Costco Thread

Grabbed a case for everyday drinking, and another case to stash away for a few years.......

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by ERPark
August 9th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

There’s usually a grilled organic Jidori chicken as one of the apps, so some red burg could also be in play. Plus, the chef/proprietor is always provided pours, and he has a varied palate like any good WBer would have....... champagne.gif
by ERPark
August 9th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

No sake, please. The owner of Yuzu has a side business exporting/importing wines into Japan. They have a good-sized list of sake, so let’s focus on wine, please. I’ll reach out to the owner and confirm here shortly that the private room will be available to us on the 20th. Will also advise the owner...
by ERPark
August 6th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 130
Views: 3732

Re: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys pinots and (almost) any wines from SCM grapes

Rhy whites acceptable? Think I have a 2009 Horseshoe Vineyard in my cellar......
by ERPark
August 6th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Golf in/near Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Re: Golf in/near Las Vegas

I’ve played a good amount of golf in Vegas. Unless you’re willing to pay the tariff at a Shadow Creek or know a member that can get you on at a Southern Highlands GC level of a course, it’s quite possible that you’ll find the courses elsewhere in Vegas below that level to end up looking and feeling ...
by ERPark
August 5th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August

I’d say 16 or thereabouts is the capacity. I could check if we fill up pretty quickly. Bear in mind Yuzu would be a non-Monday...... So if we do Yuzu, are we looking at Tues on August 20? Also, what would the cost be? 20th makes sense to me. Past excursions to Yuzu have been prix fixe menu of $80 t...
by ERPark
August 4th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August

I’d say 16 or thereabouts is the capacity. I could check if we fill up pretty quickly.

Bear in mind Yuzu would be a non-Monday......
by ERPark
August 2nd, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1939

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August

Been awhile since we did Yuzu. Would bring other days of the week besides Monday into play. Thoughts?
by ERPark
July 30th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169272

Re: Official Costco Thread

Able to snag a sixer of these. Apparently no more available in the NorCal region....... 7EC073BC-B017-4D19-A9BD-F57CD253FA7D.jpeg did you hear, our buddy from los gatos was able to grab almost a case of 2015 Thibault Liger Belair Richebourg on clearance for 299.97/bottle. Yea, that was a crazy luck...
by ERPark
July 27th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169272

Re: Official Costco Thread

Able to snag a sixer of these. Apparently no more available in the NorCal region.......


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by ERPark
July 22nd, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8484

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

AlexS wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:29 pm
ERPark wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:27 pm
RIP to WB’s resident curmudgeon.
Alan Rath is dead too????

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
I offlined with Alan Rath literally 3 hours ago. Didn’t look like his wife was trying to prepare for the next “Weekend at Bernie’s” sequel. HOT TAKE™️ is very much alive........
by ERPark
July 22nd, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8484

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Between here and the WS forums, I got into it online with him as much as anyone. Certainly never wished ill will upon him at any time, though. I hope his passing was as peaceful as it was unexpected. RIP to WB’s resident curmudgeon. I would only expect him to “take the piss” to folks bemusement in t...
by ERPark
July 12th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169272

Re: Official Costco Thread

Lucked into these. Checked availability at other Costcos in the region, and the few places with them left had 1 or 2........ 8135102D-1B31-43EA-B6C6-845B1CE73C7D.jpeg I knew they were going to hit the .97, was hoping to be lucky and be there when they did. Nice score! (have you tried one? I have on...
by ERPark
July 12th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169272

Re: Official Costco Thread

Lucked into these. Checked availability at other Costcos in the region, and the few places with them left had 1 or 2........

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by ERPark
June 27th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Epicurean reward for congeniality...
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Epicurean reward for congeniality...

Is there an extra bedroom available? Asking for a friend...... [wow.gif]

But seriously, that’s an awesome win-win for everyone involved!
by ERPark
June 20th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 2667

Re: True Confessions

Brandon R wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 8:39 am
Stagg chili from a can over a boiled hot dog on a cheap bun. Kids like it...and so do I.
You heathens.........where are the cheese and onions on top this? [thumbs-up.gif]
by ERPark
June 20th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 3456

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

I had a burger and fries at 5 Guys last week. Picked them up from the counter immediately and opened the bag quickly. They were really good. I wouldn’t call them crispy but they were not limp at all. Length is good and quantity excellent. I only have two issues: 1. They need a bun capable of holdin...
by ERPark
June 17th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 5308

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Sorry, everyone. I got a major work fire that hasn’t been extinguished as of yet. Won’t be able to make it to Donato tonight......... 🤬 😑 😕
by ERPark
June 14th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 3298

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Gray G wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Bdklein wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Ian S wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 7:21 pm


Seriously Alan, do you have EVERLAST tattooed on your forehead? It would explain why you're a verbal punching bag here.
Brilliant !!
that is funny
Funny how this has been mentioned previously..........

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by ERPark
June 12th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 3298

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 6:59 pm
I signed up for the mailing list. Am I correct in assuming that there is currently a SIGNIFICANT wait to get allocated?
FIFY
by ERPark
June 11th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 5308

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

ATaylor wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 11:18 am
George Chadwick wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 9:40 pm
dteng wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 1:09 pm

.......

We’ll square up on Tuesday.
I insist.

I’m in Andrew.
TMI but thanks for the update.
Signed,
Stags
I can't feel anything..............swear.
Too easy.......

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by ERPark
June 11th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 5308

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Confirming my attendance. Let’s make sure Jorge gets the bill. Preferably after we’ve all left first........ hitsfan

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