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by Mark Neustrom
November 11th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Houston restaurants
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Houston restaurants

I tried to get into Xochi at the Marriott Marquis where I was staying but it was closed for private dinner (pharma company). Next time.
by Mark Neustrom
November 11th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Houston restaurants
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Houston restaurants

Had a great time in Houston. Had 5 nights to dine: 1. Nobu- awesome omakase course. Great sake selection. Very creative (not cheap). My favorite meal 2. MAD. A Madrid Spanish restaurant. Bohemian interior, good food, fair wine list. 3. One Fifth. Small venue. I sat at the back at the bar counter. Ha...
by Mark Neustrom
October 10th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Houston restaurants
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Houston restaurants

Thanks. :)
by Mark Neustrom
October 7th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Houston restaurants
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Houston restaurants

Thanks, Ryan.
by Mark Neustrom
October 6th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Houston restaurants
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Houston restaurants

Thanks, guys. I had One Fifth, MAD Houston, Ouzo Bay, Indigo, Tris, Nobu, Xochi and Youatcha on my first list.
by Mark Neustrom
October 5th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Houston restaurants
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Houston restaurants

I'll be in Houston early November and am looking for fun, creative restaurants within a 20 minute cab ride from the convention center. Recommendations appreciated.
by Mark Neustrom
June 24th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Great restaurants near DFW
Replies: 7
Views: 2767

Re: Great restaurants near DFW

Fearings good
by Mark Neustrom
June 22nd, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Great restaurants near DFW
Replies: 7
Views: 2767

Great restaurants near DFW

Anyone know of a real good restaurant within a reasonable cab ride from DFW airport? Thanks.
by Mark Neustrom
January 19th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?
Replies: 30
Views: 3341

Re: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?

Thanks, Brad. Great discussion!
by Mark Neustrom
January 14th, 2016, 3:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Premiere Cru owes me?
Replies: 57
Views: 5160

Poll: Premiere Cru owes me?

Just saw this. I called PC a few months ago and they said check was in the mail. Still owed about $1500 but looks like my last order from 2007 has been cleared from my account. :(
by Mark Neustrom
October 26th, 2015, 6:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: San Antonio restaurant recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 593

San Antonio restaurant recommendations

Did Brigid close? Can't get on their website.
by Mark Neustrom
October 3rd, 2015, 7:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: San Antonio restaurant recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 593

San Antonio restaurant recommendations

Thanks, John. Probably not going to be able to get in early enough to hit The Monterey on closing night. Thanks for the update. I'm working on getting a dinner ticket to Mixtli.
by Mark Neustrom
August 28th, 2015, 1:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: San Antonio restaurant recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 593

San Antonio restaurant recommendations

Looks like The Monterey is closing the day I get there- November 4th :(
by Mark Neustrom
August 13th, 2015, 7:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: San Antonio restaurant recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 593

San Antonio restaurant recommendations

Chad Carey restaurant The Monterey was a blast. Next time I'll dress down. Fun place.
by Mark Neustrom
August 12th, 2015, 3:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: San Antonio restaurant recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 593

San Antonio restaurant recommendations

I'm going to an allergy conference in early November in San Antonio for 4 1/2 days and am looking for restaurant recommendations. I was last there about 2 1/2 years ago and barely made it out of Kansas City and barely made it back due to rare major snowstorms in KC. John Webber steered me to some fu...
by Mark Neustrom
November 10th, 2014, 6:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

Dennis- it was a fun 5 nights- got a nice variety of food and wine experiences. It was a lot of fun!
by Mark Neustrom
November 10th, 2014, 5:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

Last night in Atlanta. Finished at BoccaLupo. in a small house, combination of Love Shack and Peyton Place. Fun menu. Had the Octopus & mortadella spiedino, shell beans, bacon, marsala antipasti and the spicy signature dish black spaghetti, hot calabrese sausage, red shrimp, scallions. Waiter Luke r...
by Mark Neustrom
November 9th, 2014, 5:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

Night 4/5. I have to admit- I'm starting to get meeting and restaurant fatigue. But- fun night. I went to 4th and Swift, another new South restaurant.In a rectangular, deconstructed, industrial space with white-washed walls on 1 side with soft lighting. My waitress was a mix of Lisa Kudrow and Helen...
by Mark Neustrom
November 9th, 2014, 1:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

Not sure. He did pour me a digestif with an orange rind flavor that was very tasty :)
by Mark Neustrom
November 9th, 2014, 5:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

The fun continues. Last night, good meal at Miller Union. Understated interior, great wait staff. Had shrimp grits, Chestnut ravioli. A fun white wine, 2008 Chateau Simone, a blend of Clairette, with small amounts of Grenache Blanc and Ugni Blanc, and a dash of Bourboulenc, Muscat Blanc, Picpoul, Fu...
by Mark Neustrom
November 8th, 2014, 6:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

Duplicate post. Not sure how to delete this :(
by Mark Neustrom
November 7th, 2014, 10:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

Thanks. Sorry I won't be able to get to Tomo but had great experience at Umi :)
by Mark Neustrom
November 6th, 2014, 5:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

First night in Atlanta. It's all downhill from here. I went to Umi, a Japanese restaurant in the Buckhead area. I made it despite my cab driver not knowing where he was (ever hear of GPS?). I sat at the sushi bar, with an employee on his day off with his young son on the right and an entrepreneurial...
by Mark Neustrom
November 6th, 2014, 7:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

On the way to Atlanta. Sushi at Umi tonight, then Miller Union, Aria, 4th and Swift and BoccaLupo over the next 5 nights. Should be fun!
by Mark Neustrom
August 28th, 2014, 4:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

Thanks, Michael.
by Mark Neustrom
August 27th, 2014, 6:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

I love sushi. I'll have to check out Umi :)
by Mark Neustrom
August 26th, 2014, 6:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

Thanks, Michael.
by Mark Neustrom
August 26th, 2014, 4:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

Thanks. I like fun food. A lot of good suggestions.
by Mark Neustrom
August 24th, 2014, 5:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

Thanks, Michael. Yes, dinner only.
by Mark Neustrom
August 24th, 2014, 2:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

Thanks, Don, Chad and Eric!
by Mark Neustrom
August 23rd, 2014, 4:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

I'll be at the Omni by the World Congress Center. Optimist, 4th and Swift , Cakes and Ale, Miller Union all look like good candidates. Probably within a 20 minute cab ride from the Congress Center.
by Mark Neustrom
August 23rd, 2014, 1:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?
Replies: 74
Views: 3440

Top 5 restaurants in Atlanta?

I've got an allergy meeting in Atlanta in early November and will be there for 5 nights. Any suggestions on top 5 foodie restaurants near World Congress Center ? Thanks.
by Mark Neustrom
July 25th, 2012, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aspen wine shops
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Aspen wine shops

I found Of Grapes and Grain. Nice, small shop, good selection. They even had Tempier Bandol rose in magnum and Ott rose in double magnum!
by Mark Neustrom
July 25th, 2012, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kansas City
Replies: 40
Views: 1521

Re: Kansas City

Jim Coley is the best at Gomer's. Also, check out Ryan Sciara at Cellar Rat on Baltimore.
Can't beat the Carolina Sandwich at Oklahoma Joe's, although this place is obviously not a secret any more. Long lines at peak times.
by Mark Neustrom
July 20th, 2012, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aspen wine shops
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Aspen wine shops

I'm going to a meeting in Aspen next week and wonder if anyone has a favorite wine shop there. I know there is a small shop down the street from the Hotel Jerome but open to ideas. Thanks
by Mark Neustrom
October 3rd, 2011, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: I was a late-comer to wine. Only started collecting in 2005 at the advanced age of ....
Replies: 121
Views: 19064

Re: I was a late-comer to wine. Only started collecting in 2005 at the advanced age of ....

1997 at the age of 40. Started with Th Wine Spectator and it was downhill (or was that uphill) from there :)
by Mark Neustrom
September 7th, 2011, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A few with dinner (Dönnhoff, Niepoort, Charvin)
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: TN: A few with dinner (Dönnhoff, Niepoort, Charvin)

The 01 Charvin and 07 Donnhoffs are some of my favorite wines. Thanks for the update!
by Mark Neustrom
September 1st, 2011, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: International Tempranillo/Cabernet Day
Replies: 1
Views: 212

International Tempranillo/Cabernet Day

With today being both the inaugural international Tempranillo Day and the second annual Cabernet Day, any favorites of Temp/Cab blends? Jay Miller from TWA liked the 2006 Alvarez Nolting Tempranillo Cabernet in his recent review.
by Mark Neustrom
August 18th, 2011, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du- Pape
Replies: 26
Views: 1404

Re: 1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du- Pape

Lot variability? The ones I've had have all been good. Probably luck.
by Mark Neustrom
August 18th, 2011, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du- Pape
Replies: 26
Views: 1404

Re: 1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du- Pape

David- Bummer. Sounds like a bad bottle.
Loren- I don't see this getting any better so give one a try now.
by Mark Neustrom
August 16th, 2011, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese
Replies: 0
Views: 129

2004 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese

Pop and pour. Apple, pear, honey, a lot of minerality, clean, zingy finish. Great wine for a summer night in Kansas City
by Mark Neustrom
August 16th, 2011, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 89 Lynch Bages and 90 Leo Poyferre on tap tonight
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: 89 Lynch Bages and 90 Leo Poyferre on tap tonight

Jordan- How were they? Awesome wines!
by Mark Neustrom
August 16th, 2011, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du- Pape
Replies: 26
Views: 1404

Re: 1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du- Pape

Jim- Excellent! Look forward to hearing from you.
by Mark Neustrom
August 15th, 2011, 3:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du- Pape
Replies: 26
Views: 1404

Re: 1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du- Pape

Glenn- no overripeness.
Eric- keep trying. I obviously had a good bottle and it was hitting on all cylinders.
by Mark Neustrom
August 14th, 2011, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du- Pape
Replies: 26
Views: 1404

Re: 1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du- Pape

Dain- will do. I've had a string of exceptional wines lately. Have to get you and Cathy up here for dinner and wine sometime, if I can drag you out of your wilderness paradise :)
by Mark Neustrom
August 14th, 2011, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du- Pape
Replies: 26
Views: 1404

1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du- Pape

After a short decant. Cherries, spice cake, cassis. Very well-integrated, smooth finish. Showing exceptionally well tonight with pork tenderloin. Can't believe this will get any better.

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