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by David K o l i n
April 23rd, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 502
Views: 33423

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Bourbon has turned into a pure marketing product. I look at the shelves at Binny's and see almost nothing other that bourbon produced by marketers (with an occasional Four Roses, IW Harper and Michner's). The rest of the classic bourbons don't make the shelves
by David K o l i n
April 21st, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad, MacDonald, Ridge, Dalla Valle
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Myriad, MacDonald, Ridge, Dalla Valle

Nice line up
by David K o l i n
April 18th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Replies: 29
Views: 2040

Re: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty

Robert M yers wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 7:50 am
Neat article, funny how the guy “loaned” 120 bottles of wine for the list and Pop took a bunch home with him.
Ok, so Falcon Crest was a soap opera about wine?
It was a prime time soap opera, like Dallas, sites at Spring Mountain Winery (in its opening shot)
by David K o l i n
April 16th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 662

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

I went morel foraging a couple of days ago, nothing. It rained all day yesterday and cool today then warm tomorrow. If they are going to pop up it will be soon. Juan brought these back from China. Anyone have suggestions on how to prepare them? image.jpg Soak in boiling water for 20-30 minutes. Rin...
by David K o l i n
April 15th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 662

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

Porcini, grilled. The balance, sautéed (usually) with garlic or shallots and thyme.

I also make a mixed mushroom and collard gumbo for my vegetarian wife and mushroom barley soup in the winter

And I don’t share my magic mushroom stories for free
by David K o l i n
April 14th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Any Reccos in Santiago de Compostela
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Any Reccos in Santiago de Compostela

We’ll be there for a couple of days in June, and we’re interested in and restaurant recommendations you may have.

TIA!
by David K o l i n
April 14th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 662

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

Porcini/cepes. I use shiitake, maitake, oysters, king oysters, chanterelle, lobster and morel mushrooms regularly
by David K o l i n
April 11th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1158

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

I've never had stone crab claws but I am a fan of blue and Dungeness crabs. One of the few things that makes visits to D.C. bearable is enjoying blue crabs and beer on my sister's deck. Blue crabs have stowed away in the ballast tanks of ships from the East Coast and now they're a real problem in S...
by David K o l i n
April 9th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1158

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

Chris Blum wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 10:51 am
Yeah, maybe lack of skillz, but I get crab mulch or wasted meat.
A typical he-man problem.

Try this:

https://standardmarket.com/howto/crack- ... rab-claws/

Or this

by David K o l i n
April 9th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1158

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

You find it hard to work stone crabs? Way less than blues or Dungeness in my experience (both of which are worth the effort)
by David K o l i n
April 8th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Steak butcher in Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Best Steak butcher in Chicago

Alan Eden wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Fox and Obel was great, good meat, fish, cheese and then loads of other stuff for fun. The wine was never great but that was OK.
The wine selection was quite excellent when it first opened. Didn’t last long.
by David K o l i n
April 8th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Steak butcher in Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Best Steak butcher in Chicago

Olympia was a good place to get a whole lamb or goat. Not much call for that in my family.
by David K o l i n
April 8th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Steak butcher in Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Best Steak butcher in Chicago

Rob Levitt is at PQM now. A great addition, but they only do whole animals (like Butcher & Larder), so steaks are rarer than at some butchers like Bryan, Otto and Paulina. Nice product, though
by David K o l i n
April 6th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 105
Views: 5678

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Any updates from March visits? We are there 4/13-4/20, staying in Uptown, and have a number of things set up including Coquette, Compere Lapin and Maypop. Considering Bywater... I will be there next week (4/10-12) and have dinner reservations at Saba. Will report back. My daughter goes to Tulane an...
by David K o l i n
April 4th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: San Sebastian
Replies: 106
Views: 6113

Re: San Sebastian

Martin Berasategui is the finest restaurant in Donastia. I love Akelare but Martin Berasategui is absolutely the finest to me. You are gonna love Mirador Ulia. Martin Berasategui is the only top place in the area where I have not yet dined in the 6 or so times I've been to San Sebastian. I never fe...
by David K o l i n
March 30th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 105
Views: 5678

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

David K o l i n wrote:
March 30th, 2019, 9:15 am
Just landed. Compère Lapin tonight and Brennan’s tomorrow

We were at Shaya during Passover a couple of years ago. Great meal with pita and matzoh right out of the oven
by David K o l i n
March 30th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 105
Views: 5678

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Just landed. Compère Lapin tonight and Brennan’s tomorrow
by David K o l i n
March 26th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 57
Views: 1872

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Only when I run out of tofu and quinoa.
Im more of a steer guy
by David K o l i n
March 26th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 57
Views: 1872

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Mark Y wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 2:51 pm
A5 BMS10+ from Japan
Niceee.
Best of the 4 pieces is?
Neck and neck with the one to its right which was from our cow.
Ewwww you eat cows, Tex?
by David K o l i n
March 25th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 57
Views: 1872

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 4:59 pm
I won't order because I don't eat frozen meat. So surprised everyone here does.
I’d much rather eat Flannery that I’ve frozen than fresh beef from pretty much any other source
by David K o l i n
March 24th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offered to donate a wine tasting for charity - REJECTED!
Replies: 19
Views: 2000

Re: Offered to donate a wine tasting for charity - REJECTED!

I guess I’m confused on why they won’t take the money.

I quite often donate high visibility “cherries” to auctions, then award the prize to the two top bidders


I also tend to “goose” the bids on lots I don’t particularly want but it’s clear others do. If glad that they don’t double the wins
by David K o l i n
March 23rd, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great vintage available but bad year for you
Replies: 25
Views: 1012

Re: great vintage available but bad year for you

Never occurred to me
by David K o l i n
March 19th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 57
Views: 1872

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

alan weinberg wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 8:24 pm
and such great people.
This
by David K o l i n
March 19th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 25409

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Time Out says we’re the best eating and drinking city in the world.

https://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/c ... t/5191823/

We’re great, but Someone’s clearly been drinking.
by David K o l i n
March 19th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today Is ENIAC Day..Celebrate w/ a Ridge..(long/historical/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Today Is ENIAC Day..Celebrate w/ a Ridge..(long/historical/boring)

Seems like a good day to announce Aurora (one quintillion calculations per second)

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... story.html
by David K o l i n
March 16th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your mother turns 75...
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: When your mother turns 75...

Happy BirthDay, Miran. Just spent the last four days with my mom, who is 87, will be 88 is a couple of months. Enjoy your time with her. I do
by David K o l i n
March 15th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?
Replies: 31
Views: 2187

Re: Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?

I’ve run out of nights for dining later this month. Sucks.

Any insight on best crawfish this season?
by David K o l i n
March 15th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Martinelli "Jackass Vineyard" zinfandel
Replies: 26
Views: 741

Re: 2005 Martinelli "Jackass Vineyard" zinfandel

I had a very similar experience with. 1997 Jackass Vineyard that somehow got lost in the cellar. I expected that it had crashed and burned sometime over the last 20 years, but was surprised how tame it was. Even some claret character. We had it with pizza, which I’m sure didn’t hurt it’s presentation.
by David K o l i n
March 12th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: SALAMI - What do you like? What producers?
Replies: 21
Views: 724

Re: SALAMI - What do you like? What producers?

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by David K o l i n
March 10th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What to do around the Mauna Kea Hotel
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: What to do around the Mauna Kea Hotel

If you find yourself near the Waipio Valley, worth a stop. If you have a four wheel drive and a steel constitution, a drive into the valley is awesome.

Finish the trip with a nice shave ice
by David K o l i n
March 8th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.
Replies: 26
Views: 1718

Re: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.

Charlie was a brilliant chef, he really created fine dining in Chicago. That being said he was difficult to work for/with.(putting it nicely) A long time ago you could make a donation to his charity and work 1 night in the kitchen of his restaurant.... which I did. I was able to witness him interac...
by David K o l i n
March 7th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Cognac - 700ml vs 750ml?

Tran Bronstein wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 4:45 pm
I'm with you guys on this. Up here in Canada, we are ripped off with the 700 ml bottles which really aggravates me when I see 750 ml bottles of the same spirits I buy up here down in the US. Really ticks me off.
I miss the Imperial Quart when we only had fifths
by David K o l i n
March 7th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.
Replies: 26
Views: 1718

Re: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.

Btw, I just happened to have started watching “Chef’s Table” on Netflix. It isn’t great, and some of the segments are definitely better than others, but the episode on Achatz was really interesting. He is quite the culinary mind. Yeah and in that episode Achatz casts some shade on Charlie Trotter, ...
by David K o l i n
March 7th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?
Replies: 19
Views: 722

Re: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?

Free is good. Now you need a Staub
by David K o l i n
March 2nd, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 36
Views: 1695

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

Finalizing our trip to Northern Spain and Portugal this summer with our kids (we've been several times (including our engagement in Ibiza), but it will be the first for our kids). I appreciate everyone's thoughts and advice. on this and prior threads. If Mallorca is on the itinerary, We loved Palma ...
by David K o l i n
February 27th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 502
Views: 33423

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 3:56 pm
David K o l i n wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Totally works for me. So many of the classics are kept in the back room for “special” customers to the extent they are in stock.
Do this during a trip when I'm out there [snort.gif]
Let us know, Todd
by David K o l i n
February 27th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 502
Views: 33423

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Totally works for me. We can do the Big Star near my house so I can crawl home.

So many of the classic label are kept in the back room at Binny’s for “special” customers to the extent they are in stock.
by David K o l i n
February 27th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 502
Views: 33423

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

An hour ago on Facebook...Coming soon! The packaging is legit gorgeous. #NoSnark No snark here either, but I was walking the bourbon aisle at Binny’s earlier today and 95% of the product I saw must have been created by marketing teams given the brands and packaging (with very few of the classic bra...
by David K o l i n
February 27th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Grünkohl makes the big time. NYT
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Grünkohl makes the big time. NYT

Hi Corey, I just got a charge out of seeing this in the NYT. I know many of the pix, and I know the market. Also, my Brother and SIL (from Chicago) love this stuff (as done here), and were here over Christmas. We all got down to the last day of the Christmas market to have our glühwein and heaping ...
by David K o l i n
February 26th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 462

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

Ewwwww

Maybe my wife will try it.
by David K o l i n
February 26th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 462

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

Bdklein wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 7:05 am
You got to get a Coney in Detroit!!!

http://www.americanconeyisland.com/home.htm
Not here. Lafayette next door
by David K o l i n
February 25th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?
Replies: 86
Views: 1872

Re: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?

Howard Cooper wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 1:32 pm

However, unless labeled trocken, halbtrocken or sometimes some other indicator (like Feinberg), as you go up the list above the wines tend to be richer and sweeter.

This is the Kosher wine designation?
by David K o l i n
February 24th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 462

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

Jim - is Slow’s barbecue still good? Not that he’ll be able to get a group in there.
by David K o l i n
February 24th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?
Replies: 86
Views: 1872

Re: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?

Really, the poll is pretty well designed to get to its purpose. .... ... Pretty interesting and clear results. Rarely have seen less clear results ... but that needs a deeper understanding of German Prädikat system ... (not all trocken is traditional, not all Spätlese are sweet or even off-dry etc....
by David K o l i n
February 23rd, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 462

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

If you would be interested in Middle East, which Detroit does extremely well, Phoenicia in Birmingham (more upper end) or Al-Ameer in Dearborn (more casual) would be good choices. Other good options and the contact info for these two restaurants are here https://detroit.eater.com/maps/best-restauran...
by David K o l i n
February 23rd, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 462

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

Zimmerman’s is Ann Arbor. Although not “cheap” and a sandwich place. Would downtown Detroit be an option?
by David K o l i n
February 21st, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 115
Views: 9163

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

I finally made this pie to celebrate February 21 -simple and delicious

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