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by Peter Metzger
December 19th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Netflix series "Rotten"
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Netflix series "Rotten"

I'll bite. Is it about Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols? [wink.gif]
by Peter Metzger
November 25th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Your NYC Reccommendations!
Replies: 31
Views: 1737

Re: Your NYC Reccommendations!

Thinking about a couple days trip to NYC for a Christmas gift for the daughter. I’m thinking Dec 21-23rd or 26-28 She is really into musicals any recs on where to stay in or close to the theater district that is not too pricey? Oklahoma is excellent. Small intimate theater in the round. A somewhat ...
by Peter Metzger
October 29th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Peter Luger NYT review.
Replies: 63
Views: 2984

Re: Peter Lugar NYT review.

[oops.gif] Luger, not Lugar
by Peter Metzger
August 29th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66551

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Joe Chanley wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Felsina CCR in halves? Yup.
Perplexed why I seem to only get random offers. Would’ve loved that.
Same issue here.
by Peter Metzger
August 22nd, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 4182

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

mike pobega wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 8:12 am
BTW, probably the dirtiest kitchens I have ever seen.
The secret ingredients...
by Peter Metzger
July 9th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 32
Views: 3297

Re: New Orleans Hotels

Really? I've stayed there several times over the last couple years and I thought it was great. We booked it for graduation weekend next year too. I also like the Windsor Court. The street the Ritz was on (Canal?) was exceedingly ugly and unappealing. The layout of the hotel was ridiculous - we were...
by Peter Metzger
July 8th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 32
Views: 3297

Re: New Orleans Hotels

Avoid the Ritz. I usually like the Ritz, but this one was in an unsatisfactory location and a subpar hotel. Really? I've stayed there several times over the last couple years and I thought it was great. We booked it for graduation weekend next year too. I also like the Windsor Court. The street the...
by Peter Metzger
July 4th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 32
Views: 3297

Re: New Orleans Hotels

Avoid the Ritz. I usually like the Ritz, but this one was in an unsatisfactory location and a subpar hotel.
by Peter Metzger
June 18th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Rome: RIMESSA ROSCIOLI Wine Tasting Options
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: Rome: RIMESSA ROSCIOLI Wine Tasting Options

Dinner at Roscioli was booked when we were in Rome a couple years ago, so we did lunch, which was great.
by Peter Metzger
June 12th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 3345

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

.............. When a critic insists that one was not fooled, especially by the party paying for the tasting, then that critic manages to fool only oneself while also deceiving others. [/quote] This sounds strangely like Richard Nixon’s farewell speech to White House staffers after he resigned. [sn...
by Peter Metzger
April 4th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Restaurant and Wine Shop Recommendations in Fort Myers
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Restaurant and Wine Shop Recommendations in Fort Myers

We will be traveling to Fort Myers, Fla for a few days to visit family.

Anyone have restaurant or wine shop recommendations?

Thanks.
by Peter Metzger
March 12th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Colombia in December (Cartagena) - Reccs?
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Colombia in December (Cartagena) - Reccs?

Sh@n A wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 7:09 pm
There is a concierge service I used, ticartagena.com. Reasonable prices. But useful for making reservations, boats asking questions. We used them for a nanny service as well.
Thanks Sh@n A. I'll check it out.
by Peter Metzger
March 11th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Colombia in December (Cartagena) - Reccs?
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Colombia in December (Cartagena) - Reccs?

Made a reservation at Erre for one evening. Carmen is booked each night we’re in town; maybe we’ll have better luck when we get there. Still checking other places.
by Peter Metzger
March 11th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Colombia in December (Cartagena) - Reccs?
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Colombia in December (Cartagena) - Reccs?

Copied/pasted from another site I had posted these on. Re Blue Apple Beach Club, would definitely recommend getting a private boat for the day if you can afford it (?$400-600 USD?) and swimming in the various ocean spots in the Rosario islands, getting flashed lobsters from the local fisherman, and...
by Peter Metzger
March 11th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Colombia in December (Cartagena) - Reccs?
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Colombia in December (Cartagena) - Reccs?

Bump. We’re heading to Cartagena in a couple of weeks for a conference. Dining or sightseeing suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Nice! Happy to help, as we loved our trip to Colombia (particularly Medellin and Cartagena) I highly recommend Erre for a nice meal - it was worth the ardu...
by Peter Metzger
March 4th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Colombia in December (Cartagena) - Reccs?
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Colombia in December (Cartagena) - Reccs?

Bump. We’re heading to Cartagena in a couple of weeks for a conference. Dining or sightseeing suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
by Peter Metzger
March 4th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need Cartagena Restaurant Suggestions
Replies: 0
Views: 168

Need Cartagena Restaurant Suggestions

Will be traveling to Cartagena later this month. Anyone know any good restaurants there?

Thanks!
by Peter Metzger
February 5th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?
Replies: 47
Views: 2984

Re: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?

You can get everything on Soundcloud.
by Peter Metzger
August 7th, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Place to Purchase Loose English Tea in NYC or Online
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Best Place to Purchase Loose English Tea in NYC or Online

Thanks for the suggestions. Look like good ideas.
by Peter Metzger
August 6th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Place to Purchase Loose English Tea in NYC or Online
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Best Place to Purchase Loose English Tea in NYC or Online

Recently returned from England where I had a pot of Earl Grey tea that my wife and I thought was especially outstanding. We were in such a tea stupor that we neglected to ask what type of Earl Grey tea we were drinking. Anyone have suggestions on where to buy superb loose English tea in New York Cit...
by Peter Metzger
June 28th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Château Haut-Marbuzet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)
Replies: 7
Views: 348

TN: 1988 Château Haut-Marbuzet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)

In tough meat vintages like 1988, no surprise that it was better on day 2. Let the tannins release their grip, let the acid start to resolve and here comes the fruit! Oddly, I think this applies to Burgundy as well as Bordeaux, although Burgundy is more likely to drop dead overnight. Dan Kravitz Da...
by Peter Metzger
June 23rd, 2018, 7:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2321
Views: 140005

New York City Restaurants

ok so here goes... in a part of town i don't get to much any more and hit an old favorite fred's at barneys i know, not cool not any thing we really talk about here but still perfect salads, and the best spaghetti all'arrabiate i've ever had the crowd sucks the service is i guess the best they can ...
by Peter Metzger
June 13th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: what is your favorite paris hotel-and why?
Replies: 18
Views: 1255

what is your favorite paris hotel-and why?

I've stayed at the Hotel d'Aubusson in the 6th a few times, although the rooms look like they've been somewhat modernized recently --- I guess it depends on taste, but in my mind, not necessarily for the better. http://www.hoteldaubusson.com/fr/
by Peter Metzger
June 11th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Chateauneuf-du-Pape for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Chateauneuf-du-Pape for Sale

I have 5 bottles of Chateauneuf-du-Pape for sale. Stored in temperature controlled refrigerator since purchase. 1990 Chat Beaucastel - one bottle - $195 2001 Chat Beaucastel - two bottles - $85 each 1998 Pierre Usseglio & Fils Cuvée de mon Aïeul - two bottles - $115 each Would sell all 5 for $575. P...
by Peter Metzger
June 5th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London
Replies: 24
Views: 734

Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London

I’m in a car service car on the way to Heathrow as I write this. I tip 10-15% on the fixed fare, maybe more, depending on wait times. On the way over, AA and BA lost our bags and it took quite some time to sort it out. Tipped the driver extra for the wait time. Thank you Mark. I generally don’t tip...
by Peter Metzger
June 5th, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London
Replies: 24
Views: 734

Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London

dbailey wrote:I tip cabbies but not fixed fare drivers here. Sub £50 is very cheap vs a cab or add lee.
Thanks Dan - when you say “here,” are you from London?
by Peter Metzger
June 5th, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London
Replies: 24
Views: 734

Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London

So it looks like I'll take some type of car service. The Heathrow Express to Paddington is about 50£ for two, plus wait time, plus a cab from Paddington to the hotel, plus more inconvenient, so that's likely a no go. Blackberrys Car Service appears to be about 39£ plus tip [add a tip?] - possibility...
by Peter Metzger
June 5th, 2018, 5:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London
Replies: 24
Views: 734

Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London

jdietz wrote:Why not the Tube? If you each have only one suitcase, you can get pretty much anywhere. And, then, if need be, a cab. We've done it with kids.
Been there, done that. I suppose it depends on your definition of “suitcase.” And there are two of us, each with a suitcase and carry on. No thanks.
by Peter Metzger
June 4th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London
Replies: 24
Views: 734

Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London

Thanks Tom. Didn’t think I could get from Heathrow to London via Google. And 30 seconds is much faster than I thought possible! champagne.gif More seriously are you familiar with that taxi service?
by Peter Metzger
June 4th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London
Replies: 24
Views: 734

Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London

Thanks. Anyone know the cost of a private car service or taxi?
by Peter Metzger
June 4th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London
Replies: 24
Views: 734

Looking for Simple and Direct Way to Get from Heathrow to London

Will be in London the end of July. Wife and I will have suitcases. Looking for direct transportation that's not too outrageously priced. Private car service? All suggestions welcome.

Thanks.
by Peter Metzger
May 31st, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2321
Views: 140005

New York City Restaurants

That’s good. Lower than I recall. Could there be a corkage differential between weekends and weekdays?
by Peter Metzger
May 30th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2321
Views: 140005

New York City Restaurants

I believe Raoul’s allows corkage, but last I checked it was $65.
by Peter Metzger
May 30th, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Should I book a Hotel room thru Booking.com, Expedia or some other OTA?
Replies: 22
Views: 1374

Should I book a Hotel room thru Booking.com, Expedia or some other OTA?

Dan Hammer wrote:You have to read the choices. Many times, if you click through, they'll show you the room size. If in Europe, it's good to know how to make the conversion.
Sorry. I'm a bit slow. Not sure I follow.

By "they" do you mean booking.com?
And what do you mean by "make the conversion."

Thanks.
by Peter Metzger
May 29th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Should I book a Hotel room thru Booking.com, Expedia or some other OTA?
Replies: 22
Views: 1374

Should I book a Hotel room thru Booking.com, Expedia or some other OTA?

But, are you likely to get a lesser room in the same category using booking.com if there’s a high demand for rooms in that category? As I mentioned in the OP, the hotel i’m thinking about is a non-chain place on the small side.
by Peter Metzger
May 26th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Should I book a Hotel room thru Booking.com, Expedia or some other OTA?
Replies: 22
Views: 1374

Should I book a Hotel room thru Booking.com, Expedia or some other OTA?

I'm travelling to England this summer and want to book a room at a smallish non-chain hotel with no loyalty program. I've never used an online travel agent like Booking.com or Expedia, but I noticed that the hotel I'm thinking about is charging significantly more when a book direct than it would if ...
by Peter Metzger
May 15th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give me your screaming good under $20 red or white every day wine
Replies: 94
Views: 5829

Give me your screaming good under $20 red or white every day wine

Vajra Langhe Rosso. Best $13 bottle of weeknight wine (at least here in DC) on the market. Consistently good year to year. I usually agree, but the recent vintage that they bottled under screwcap was nowhere near the quality that I normally expect from this wine. Every other year I've had it, it's ...
by Peter Metzger
May 8th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 64
Views: 2892

Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

I know I'm a Neanderthal, Luddite and cretin, but I'm waiting for a thread to inquire as to the best air to breath when cooking ..... I assume someone has already covered the question of the best type of water to use.
by Peter Metzger
April 26th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Retailer Check: Cellar Raiders
Replies: 24
Views: 1508

Wine Retailer Check: Cellar Raiders

I've never bought directly from them but have had some bottles that a friend purchased. I helped him put together a set for a tasting and the wines roughly performed as expected. I drive past the place all the time. It's not a retail shop but rather a storage facility, though I do believe you can s...
by Peter Metzger
April 25th, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Retailer Check: Cellar Raiders
Replies: 24
Views: 1508

Wine Retailer Check: Cellar Raiders

I've never bought directly from them but have had some bottles that a friend purchased. I helped him put together a set for a tasting and the wines roughly performed as expected. I drive past the place all the time. It's not a retail shop but rather a storage facility, though I do believe you can s...
by Peter Metzger
April 25th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Retailer Check: Cellar Raiders
Replies: 24
Views: 1508

Wine Retailer Check: Cellar Raiders

Seem to carry a fair number of older vintage Italian, French and U.S wines. Anyone have any experience with their reliability? Also, do they have a retail location and, if so, where are they located?

Thanks!
by Peter Metzger
February 16th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine travelogue: Piemonte, Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne, Paris (new 4/29)
Replies: 57
Views: 3704

Wine travelogue: Piemonte

Thanks Alan. Looks fantastic. I am extremely jealous.
by Peter Metzger
January 17th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia
Replies: 24
Views: 1038

Philadelphia

Agree with SWMBO (whoever that is) - new Barnes is terrific.
by Peter Metzger
January 6th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Montreal Restaurant Recommendation
Replies: 26
Views: 1560

Montreal Restaurant Recommendation

Big second for Atwater. I assume it is open because a large majority of the Summer space is enclosed. It’s not far from Joe Beef and its sister restaurant ( the name escapes me but it is two doors down and they share the same kitchen so you can get most of the same dishes). Great. As I’ll Be stayin...
by Peter Metzger
January 5th, 2018, 7:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Montreal Restaurant Recommendation
Replies: 26
Views: 1560

Montreal Restaurant Recommendation

P. Willenberg wrote:
A Rubin Stein wrote:Paul -
Jean-Talon market, and possibly Atwater.
Those look perfect!! thank you.
Will be in Montreal in a couple of weeks. I’ve been to Jean Talon market and really liked it, but never been to Atwater market. I assume neither is open in January?

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