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by todd waldmann
December 8th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 219
Views: 17784

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 9:35 am
todd waldmann wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 1:33 pm
And I could easily enjoy State Bird once a week and not get tired of it.
My idea of hospice is a bong & a bag in a crib that’s walking distance from State Bird.
That sounds pretty good. I'd want access to my cellar too, though. champagne.gif
by todd waldmann
November 26th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 125
Views: 10342

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

I love the fact that this recipe always shows up around this time of year. Thanks Robert Fleming and his Mama. Agreed. We were discussing Mama's Pecan Pie at work today (I have been spreading the word and several of my employees are converts) and someone new wanted the recipe. I knew if I came here...
by todd waldmann
November 1st, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which grand cru
Replies: 16
Views: 1785

Re: Which grand cru

Kris Patten wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 8:28 pm
Mugneret followed by Lambrays.
He may be a Gooner, but he's right about this.
by todd waldmann
October 29th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 219
Views: 17784

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

We had great meals at both Rich Table and State Bird this past weekend. Not the first visit for either one. We will return to both. I love the vibe in addition to the food at both places. And I could easily enjoy State Bird once a week and not get tired of it.
by todd waldmann
September 10th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 2344

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Thank God! Now, I will rest easier knowing that you are in a better position to look down your nose at the rest of us.
by todd waldmann
September 10th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 2344

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

I can't believe Victor even buys/eats avocados. They require a TON of water to farm. Eating them pretty seriously undermines his holier-than-thou stance and makes it even more difficult to listen to the constant "tsk, tsk, tsk" coming from his keyboard.

Victor, how do you even sleep at night?
by todd waldmann
August 19th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A bunch of Croatian wines from a recent visit, July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: TN: A bunch of Croatian wines from a recent visit, July 2019

Great notes, Todd! Glad you had a good time. Those are some great notes. We enjoyed a couple bottles of the Krajančić Pošip as well. Also drank a bottle of Krajančić rosé, which was perfectly matched with the setting.
by todd waldmann
July 26th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 219
Views: 17784

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

Todd... A lot of the posts are older and things change. So I was looking for up-to-date tips as I know zero about the city. Understood. An awful lot of what is in this thread is current. It can be tough to decide though since there are so many options. I would second Robert's enthusiastic take on S...
by todd waldmann
July 25th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 219
Views: 17784

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

You just posted a general question about San Francisco restaurants at the end of a four page thread..... on San Francisco restaurants. [scratch.gif]
by todd waldmann
July 24th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 9969

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

A very sad way to be reminded of how much of a community we have here.

As others have said, he will definitely be missed.
by todd waldmann
July 23rd, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Seville/Sevilla
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: Seville/Sevilla

Catch a Flamenco performance at la Casa del Flamenco. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Spain a few years ago.
by todd waldmann
July 22nd, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: SF restaurants
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: SF restaurants

There are several threads in Epicurean Exploits, but this is the most up-to-date one.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=123709
by todd waldmann
July 16th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 62
Views: 3787

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

Of course it depends on the pizza, but in general; youngish Champagne, Tuscan wines without much oak and mature Red Burgs. If she knew you Ray, my wife would blame you for me always pairing Champagne with pizza. I hadn't thought of it until reading some of your posts a long time ago on the Parker b...
by todd waldmann
July 5th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 319
Views: 20789

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Squires' BB was an information goldmine for someone with a budding wine obsession. When it was at its peak, I couldn't get enough. It started dying well before the paywall went up. The death began when Squires began "managing" the board arbitrarily and vindictively. The paywall merely accelerated th...
by todd waldmann
June 28th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest field blend wines?
Replies: 55
Views: 2675

Re: Greatest field blend wines?

Doug Sher wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Doug Sher wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 6:35 am
Marcel Deiss wines are often brilliant examples of field blending.
Clearly, Alsace wines are dead at retail.
Agree with both posts, Doug. champagne.gif
by todd waldmann
May 27th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Balkan Help
Replies: 8
Views: 4866

Re: Balkan Help

Thanks, Don. I’ll send him a message.
by todd waldmann
May 23rd, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Balkan Help
Replies: 8
Views: 4866

Re: Balkan Help

Nuthin'?
by todd waldmann
May 21st, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Balkan Help
Replies: 8
Views: 4866

Balkan Help

Next week, we are off to the Balkans- Sarajevo, Mostar, Split, Korcula, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, and Zagreb. We have reservations at JB's in Ljubljana, Monte in Rovinj, and Hisa Franko. I'd love any other recommendations for dining. FWIW, we will be traveling with two teenagers, who are moderat...
by todd waldmann
April 17th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food
Replies: 16
Views: 1154

Re: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food

Nice! Multiple experiences eating street food in Asia rank among my favorite meals ever.
by todd waldmann
April 6th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acquisition vs Consumption
Replies: 29
Views: 1848

Re: Acquisition vs Consumption

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 2:20 pm
I fully admit that I love buying wine even more than I love drinking it!
^this.

As I am moving all the wine previously stored elsewhere into my new cellar, the depth of my derangement is becoming all too clear.....
by todd waldmann
March 27th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Say you know someone and they only think wine is red...
Replies: 52
Views: 2172

Re: Say you know someone and they only think wine is red...

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 8:19 pm
Move onto the next person.
Precisely what I was thinking. Don't waste your time!
by todd waldmann
March 26th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Good Old Days At Eleven Madison Park
Replies: 30
Views: 2360

Re: Good Old Days At Eleven Madison Park

Absolutely true. At the time I didn't, but now I think it's pretty funny that he unknowingly brought the bottle back to my table. that is pretty funny, was the wine any good? No clue - didn't taste it. When I confronted him at the dinner he insisted that he brought the bottle of '69 CdlR. I didn't ...
by todd waldmann
February 26th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Seattle Restaurants Recommendation
Replies: 74
Views: 5267

Re: Seattle Restaurants Recommendation

Went to Spinasse last night and it was fantastic. This thread was a huge help. Almost 2 years later, my now 12 year old still periodically reminds us of how good their Tajarin with butter is. [cheers.gif] Went last night. Wowzers!! Amazing tajarin - also absolutely loved the Capunet, swiss chard wr...
by todd waldmann
February 26th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5470

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

All of the "wow" roses I have experienced, shared one characteristic: Age.
by todd waldmann
February 14th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 95
Views: 4075

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

Further proof (as if we needed it) that there is nothing that can't be argued about on WineBerserkers.
by todd waldmann
February 10th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which grape do you struggle most to pair with the food you eat?
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Which grape do you struggle most to pair with the food you eat?

Gewürztraminer. I buy bottles, then they just sit there because I never know what to do with them. Drink with asian dishes, drier Gewurz goes really well with peking duck and a large number of Thai dishes I'll try that. Asian food seems to occupy an ever-increasing percentage of the meals we cook a...
by todd waldmann
February 8th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 4858

Re: My first Keller gmax

Just last night (as my wife and I were enjoying a too young, but delicious '17 Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg), I was contemplating this very notion of the relative appeal of whites vs. reds. Ten years ago, I would have wholeheartedly agreed with Mark that red wines in general, and the greatest reds ...
by todd waldmann
January 28th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite appetizer with old burgundy?
Replies: 16
Views: 671

Re: Favorite appetizer with old burgundy?

I like both Ray's and Christine's suggestions!
by todd waldmann
January 28th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3932

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

I would estimate that I am currently about 3.14% accurate with my CellarTracker inventory. I'm on the verge of being able to move my whole inventory into a new storage space at home, so I'm hoping that number will improve. Should be easy as pi. I almost threw a few more decimal places in there, but...
by todd waldmann
January 23rd, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3932

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

I would estimate that I am currently about 3.14% accurate with my CellarTracker inventory. I'm on the verge of being able to move my whole inventory into a new storage space at home, so I'm hoping that number will improve.
by todd waldmann
January 18th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 59
Views: 2414

Re: Please tell me about Fait Main wines

Michael Martin wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 8:08 pm
This is #winning
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by todd waldmann
November 30th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sous vide fried chicken?
Replies: 43
Views: 1938

Re: Sous vide fried chicken?

c fu wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 3:03 pm
johngonzales wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 1:30 pm
MitchTallan wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 4:11 pm
I hope to live to see the day in which no one uses the word "tasty" any more.
Good luck with that. Do you not use the word “smelly” either?
Mitch is perfect
Mitch perfect.
by todd waldmann
November 13th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hainanese Chicken Rice
Replies: 30
Views: 1584

Re: Hainanese Chicken Rice

alan weinberg wrote:
November 11th, 2018, 11:34 am
How do you get crisp skin in a boiled bird? Yao’s trick?
Alan,

I have one kid who I knew would not go for gelatinous chicken skin, so I carved the chicken into pieces and threw the pieces under the broiler to crisp the skin. It worked well.
by todd waldmann
October 29th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The best or memorable vacation spot was...
Replies: 47
Views: 2482

Re: The best or memorable vacation spot was...

Truth be told, the question is impossible to answer; so keeping to form... seated in first class headed to an international destination on a long flight... flying an international carrier. dh I'm siding with Dan on this one. My limited first class experience, both on Asian airlines, were peak exper...
by todd waldmann
October 28th, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hainanese Chicken Rice
Replies: 30
Views: 1584

Re: Hainanese Chicken Rice

Made this tonight. It was delish. The rice really is the star.

And it paired nicely with a bottle of 2012 Maximin Grünhäuser Abstsberg Feinherb.
by todd waldmann
October 24th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The best or memorable vacation spot was...
Replies: 47
Views: 2482

Re: The best or memorable vacation spot was...

Prague, 1992
Hanoi
Cinque Terre (before the hordes discovered it)
Taroko Gorge, Taiwan
by todd waldmann
October 23rd, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hainanese Chicken Rice
Replies: 30
Views: 1584

Re: Hainanese Chicken Rice

Will do, Charlie.
by todd waldmann
October 23rd, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hainanese Chicken Rice
Replies: 30
Views: 1584

Re: Hainanese Chicken Rice

Richard T r i m p i wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 7:35 am
dcornutt wrote:
October 19th, 2018, 6:53 pm
This place ROCKS!!!!!
Cheers Don. Glad you enjoyed it too.

RT
I doubt my homemade version could possibly live up to the Tian Tian version, but I'm going to give it a try.

Thanks, Charlie!
by todd waldmann
October 21st, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Invasion of cruise ships and riverboats
Replies: 49
Views: 2713

Re: Invasion of cruise ships and riverboats

One of several reasons we are likely going to skip Dubrovnik on a trip to the Balkans next summer.
by todd waldmann
October 2nd, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shelving/Racking Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Shelving/Racking Suggestions

Thanks for the suggestions. I will submit plans to vigilant & see what they say. Some of the other options looks a bit flimsy and/or would require some additional support. I probably should have shared some details to put this in perspective. The space is 25’ x 25’. I’m planning on 7’ high shelving ...
by todd waldmann
October 2nd, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shelving/Racking Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Shelving/Racking Suggestions

I am in the final phases of having some new much needed storage space built. Our contractor is experienced (and has did a fantastic job with a previous remodel project of ours), but has no experience with wine cellars. They have now submitted bids to two different subs for shelving and the numbers t...
by todd waldmann
September 17th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations
Replies: 52
Views: 2755

Re: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations

When we were buying appliances a few years ago, I found little enthusiasm for subzero from the dealers we visited despite the profit they made from selling them. Interesting. We have a 23 year old Sub Zero refrigerator that is still going strong. Has required a few repairs over the years. When it f...
by todd waldmann
August 28th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lotus of Siam or Chada Thai?
Replies: 23
Views: 1526

Re: Lotus of Siam or Chada Thai?

So, what happened to Bank?
by todd waldmann
August 26th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations
Replies: 52
Views: 2755

Re: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations

Hi Brian - We also had oven issues with our old Blue Star, but the company claimed, and reviews supported, that those heating problems (evenness and time) had been addressed in the newer Platinum series. We bought one when did the new kitchen, and have been very happy - no perceivable oven problems...
by todd waldmann
August 22nd, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th
Replies: 46
Views: 2279

Re: best cities in Spain

Toledo, Sevilla and Granada are all great.
by todd waldmann
August 11th, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Edinburgh Recommendations Please....
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Edinburgh Recommendations Please....

I like the idea of The Scran and Scallie- we have two nights there. We don't arrive until 5pm the first night thanks to a crazy itinerary (the deal on SQ J from JFK-FRA was too good to pass up [cheers.gif] ) and that sounds like the perfect place. Still debating Martin Wishart (Sarah has yet to lead...
by todd waldmann
August 9th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Edinburgh Recommendations Please....
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Edinburgh Recommendations Please....

Kitchin, which would have been my first choice is booked.

Any thoughts on Martin Wishart? Timberyard? (Timberyard looks intriguing and is very close to our hotel)
by todd waldmann
August 9th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine book for newbies?
Replies: 74
Views: 2637

Best wine book for newbies?

Wine For Dummies is what started me on the road to financial ruin. It provides a fantastic overview for the neophyte. Many of the other suggestions are great, but the majority of them are written for someone who already has some basic level of understanding about wine.
by todd waldmann
August 6th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Edinburgh Recommendations Please....
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Edinburgh Recommendations Please....

Probably doesn't meet any of your criteria, but for a great meal, I suggest Tom Kitchin restaurant (in Leith), a very short cab ride from downtown. If first time in Edinburgh, consider a walking tour of the Royal Mile. Check the weather before you leave. Was there 2 Springs ago and froze, windy, co...
by todd waldmann
August 5th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Edinburgh Recommendations Please....
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Edinburgh Recommendations Please....

Will be in Edinburgh for a couple of days in late September and I was hoping to mine the collective wisdom here for restaurant ideas. We are staying near the castle and will not have a car. My criteria would simply be good food, doesn't have to be high end, and at least one place that is uniquely Ed...

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