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by David K o l i n
September 14th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?
Replies: 19
Views: 824

Re: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?

WvanGorp wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 8:18 am
regarding the link to the Kalamazoo grill posted above...

I have the Kalamazoo hybrid grill and love it.
I love Wilfred's grill as well.
by David K o l i n
September 10th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 477
Views: 29331

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Michel Abood wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 1:46 pm
I applied for Global Entry renewal as it was expiring at the end of October and finally got re-approved. It only took about 3 months. [head-bang.gif]
That’s what their website says
by David K o l i n
September 7th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Lodging Reccos fit Tuscany with kids
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Lodging Reccos fit Tuscany with kids

I’m not sure Nora’s place is big enough but we stayed here in Radda on out honeymoon and loved it.

http://www.chianticashmere.com/en/

As you can see, she also raises cashmere goats on the farm.
by David K o l i n
September 7th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Where should we go in Italy?
Replies: 36
Views: 1906

Re: Where should we go in Italy?

Mark- any restaurants that stood out between Rapallo, SML and Camogli ? I've read about Sa, Da Paolo and La Rotunda in Camolgi and little local spot Da Mario in Rapallo. We'll be doing 2 dinners and a few lunches during our stay. thanks ! Camogli is lovely but small. We’ve stayed at the Excelsior P...
by David K o l i n
September 6th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4413

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

Vinegar is not a flavor that results from bad storage.
by David K o l i n
September 3rd, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: Newark Airport

Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 11:55 am
La Guardia under construction is horrible
LaGuardia preconstruction was horrible
by David K o l i n
September 1st, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2493

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Chris Blum wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 3:59 pm
On a serious note; don’t you guys have easy access to farm fresh eggs? In a market or roadside stand?
Generally not from the end of October until the beginning of May. Must be nice to be you :-)
by David K o l i n
August 31st, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Voting Process for Wine BID
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: Voting Process for Wine BID

I think they need an electoral college
by David K o l i n
August 27th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3237

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

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by David K o l i n
August 26th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3237

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Hell, yes. But it’s $11, I think
by David K o l i n
August 26th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3237

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I will likely go to Popeyes sometime this week for a sandwich. But if you're in Seattle and need a good fried chicken sandwich, try Sodo Chicken located at the corner of 4th Ave S and Michigan in Sodo next to Katsu Burger. I had it today (all the talk of chicken caused a craving), and while the bun...
by David K o l i n
August 25th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3237

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I was driving though northern suburban Detroit this afternoon (Telegraph north of 12 Mile) and there was a backup of cars (and a traffic jam) waiting to get into Popeyes. Weird
by David K o l i n
August 23rd, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??
Replies: 71
Views: 2180

Re: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??

Had a nice Rkatsiteli today
by David K o l i n
August 22nd, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?
Replies: 114
Views: 7675

Re: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?

I’m going to crack a 1996 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz in the next couple of weeks. Definitely not an ooze monster. We had a 2002 Mitolo GAM Shiraz a couple of weeks ago that was not an ooze monster but had 14%+ ABV. Shit happens
by David K o l i n
August 18th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2493

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

I have a farmer I buy from who breed Black Ameraucana chickens. The coolest eggs

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by David K o l i n
August 17th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 995

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years

I’m pulling an Epstein That' doesn't meet the rules (can't off yourself) but it's an interesting answer. The deserted island experience would be similar (or worse?) to a solitary prison since you'd be stuck there for 5 years with nobody around and nothing but the same meals every day. I'm not sure ...
by David K o l i n
August 16th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1665

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Need? Ha! But this one of the best 2010s i have had and I’ve been looking for more. Hope all is well with you. Still practicing? Ever get to dc? Done practicing for 2-1/2 years now. Taking our youngest to college this weekend - probably won’t make the District until next year. Hope to see you then.
by David K o l i n
August 16th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1665

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Well thanks for the explanations. Makes sense I guess. One benefit is I am prevented from buying wine I want but certainly don’t need. OTOH, it’s three bottles of a great premier cru at half the cost of Fu’s $200 price tag. You probably dodged a bullet; I wouldn't trust them with Burgundy. If the p...
by David K o l i n
August 16th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2493

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

I care a lot about how animals are treated. Caged and even "cageless" chickens aren't treated very well. I try to buy pasture-raised eggs and chicken whenever I can, just like I avoid farm-raised salmon, feed-lot beef, or just about any pig that isn't pasture-raised. It's not a matter of taste, it'...
by David K o l i n
August 15th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2493

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

I buy from local farmers all summer, but other times of the year, I buy the freshest eggs available (including, GASP, Eggland - Bruce hasn't given me a reason to stop). the "Best Buy" date is not required under federal law and does not reflect the packing date (but must be within 30 days after the p...
by David K o l i n
August 13th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 15
Views: 723

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

We were with the kids this summer, so no gastronomic palaces. We did have a wonderful lunch at Mirador de Ulia accompanied by a marvelous view of San Sebastián from the hill it is located on. Definitely lunch and definitely a window.
by David K o l i n
August 12th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2493

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

To chicken to answer my question on your egg statement, Bruce?
by David K o l i n
August 10th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 26
Views: 1494

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Great story. Thanks again to all for the updates
by David K o l i n
August 10th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2493

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Bdklein wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 5:50 pm
are gross. And not natural .
Why and why not?
by David K o l i n
August 8th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds

This isn’t a bad starting point http://ruhlman.com/2010/03/15/corned-beef-how-to-cure-your-own/ I’ve adapted my own pickling spice mix over time The “strange” ingredient for most cooks is pink salt. Most spice shops have it unless they have issues with nitrates/nitrites. Also, if your going for a fi...
by David K o l i n
August 8th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds

And oxtail.

Round isn’t kosher, so you must be eating the Irish corned beef. No corned briskets around?

They really aren’t that hard to make from scratch - takes a week or 10 days of curing in the fridge. But at least then you’ll have one
by David K o l i n
August 6th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 1805

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

Don’t generally use cookbooks, but historically:

1. Mastering the Art of French Cooking - Child etal

2. The Classic Italian Cook Book - Hazan

3. La Technique - Pepin

4. French Provincial Cooking - Davi

5. The Wonderful Food of Provence - Escudier and Fuller
by David K o l i n
August 6th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 2951

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

Suckers
by David K o l i n
August 5th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 33806

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

George Hejna wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm

Best meal of the weekend was on the ultra exclusive "terrace restaurant" of some good friends.

George
I love that place
by David K o l i n
August 3rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2077

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 9:32 pm
Mateus made rose before it was cool. That is true. Though this bottle style is new.

Sweet nasty rose, but nonetheless
What about Lancers? It always gets short shrift.

We saw lots of Mateus when we were in Portugal this summer. I was surprised and amused
by David K o l i n
July 30th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 978

Re: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.

There are a couple of old synagogues that are nice. One is attached to Raoul Wallenberg park, which is worth a walk through, and one is attached to the Holocaust museum. +2 on the Vasa
by David K o l i n
July 30th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 978

Re: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.

For a comfortable, fairly well located hotel, check out the Diplomat. On the waterfront (if you can get a waterfront room, please do) and Dux beds.

Stockholm is awesome and was an unexpected surprise - I wasn't expecting that the city was set on an archipelago. And prepare to feel short and dark.
by David K o l i n
July 30th, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?

If you like seafood, Neptune Oyster Bar in the North End is excellent. Unfortunately, lines most of the day. But if you find yourself hungry at 11 am, you can usually get a seat when the doors open
by David K o l i n
July 29th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 26
Views: 1494

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Robert M yers wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 5:50 am
Are there any dog friendly worthy visits that the locals could point me to? We will be up that way, but will have our 120lb Newfoundland with us...somewhere where you can taste/picnic outside possibly?
If we overlap, my wife would be more than happy to watch your Newfie
by David K o l i n
July 29th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?

Not “great” but good in Cambridge, Alden & Harlow. We always have good meals there when visit our daughter
by David K o l i n
July 28th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 26
Views: 1494

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Thanks, all. Looks like we’ll have to extend our trip from three days to three weeks
by David K o l i n
July 27th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 26
Views: 1494

Finger Lakes Updates?

We’re going to be dropping off our son at Syracuse in a couple of weeks, and will have a couple of days to tool around in the Finger Lakes. I haven’t visited wineries there in almost 40 years (!) and have been reviewing the threads on the board for ideas, such as https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum...
by David K o l i n
July 22nd, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8478

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

That’s crazy. And sobering.
by David K o l i n
July 19th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 5945

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Great Wall Chinese red of some sort tasted in 1992
by David K o l i n
July 19th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain
Replies: 33
Views: 1652

Re: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain

Fly into Madrid or Barcelona and rent a car. Madrid is a much more direct drive, but Barcelona to San Sebastián gives you the option to drive through the Pyrenees, which are beautiful. If you don’t do the mountains, both drives are 5-5-1/2 hours. You can also fly to San Sebastián from either airport
by David K o l i n
July 16th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 87
Views: 6317

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

Teach me to stop buying after laying in quite a bit. Good luck with this project, Kevin
by David K o l i n
July 15th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain
Replies: 33
Views: 1652

Re: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain

Roughly 650 Euro a night right now. Around 35,000-50,000 points per night IF you can get a redemption right now. During current high season I see no redemption nights. We stayed at a lovely 2 bedroom across the street from La Concha with a fabulous multilevel garden for about a third of the price
by David K o l i n
July 15th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 29
Views: 1540

Re: New Orleans Hotels

I love the Roosevelt (just returned in May), but man the Sazerac bar has just lost its charm in recent years. I really don’t want to hang out and pay $20 for a Sazerac where 80% of the Patrons are treating it like a bar on bourbon st. Class it up people (should be in the get off my lawn thread I su...
by David K o l i n
July 14th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 33806

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Might be worth checking in at Avec, if Mediterranean suits you. They have openings early and late, and even one at 7:30 not too much earlier today.
by David K o l i n
July 14th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 33806

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Where are you, Andy?
by David K o l i n
July 14th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2849

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine

Krug MV

Havana Club Anejo Rum (Cuban) 7 year (it is a tropical island)

Not too particular on the beer, but most certainly a lager
by David K o l i n
July 12th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best/favorite/cleverest words or phrases seen in a WB post
Replies: 22
Views: 1084

Re: Your best/favorite/cleverest words or phrases seen in a WB post

It’s best to keep Corey away from your legs

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