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by Mike Cohen
September 12th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?

Had a phenomenal meal at Bar Mut. Would go back in a heartbeat.
by Mike Cohen
September 12th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 15
Views: 785

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

Thanks everyone! I'e been crazy busy, so haven't had a chance to reserve until now - we'll see what we can get. At the very least, Hotel Maria Cristina will be our home base for the week. Hi Christine, We just got back from Spain, including 4 days in Barcelona, 1/2 day in Bilbao, and 4 days in San ...
by Mike Cohen
September 9th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BBQ Tour
Replies: 24
Views: 619

Re: BBQ Tour

Franklin's in Austin has a limited number of pre-orders, so that you can skip the line and pick up early. Of course, the line is fun if you have a cooler of beer and camp chairs. I did the pre-order (take out) thing with friends this past May. I just picked it up, I wasn't involved in the ordering,...
by Mike Cohen
September 9th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 1156

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 7:04 pm

6) a little bag of good sea salt, like Maldon.
I'd be careful with this one...

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lond ... index.html

[rofl.gif]
by Mike Cohen
September 6th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1349

Re: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2

I guess that the forum rules pinned at the top of all of the commerce corner threads are optional? Cuz by my count 30% of the posts on this thread don't follow the stated rules below: "Forum rules If you have a negative or potentially harmful comment to make about another poster's pricing or offer, ...
by Mike Cohen
September 4th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5332

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Picked up a few more to share with my parents on a visit next weekend. Dad turned 85 yesterday--still going strong! [cheers.gif] to your dad! One of the great blessings of my life was to have my wife's parents in our lives. Nanny is 89 and going strong, as well! She lives with us 2/3 time (she stil...
by Mike Cohen
August 28th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1504

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

I had a banner day yesterday, tasting two "best of class" dishes in one day: * Best fish taco: Solbar, Calistoga, CA * Best iceberg wedge salad: Press, St. Helena, CA (chilled iceberg, bacon, blue cheese, red grapes, pistachio, avocado puree) I'll throw in another all-time favorite from years past ...
by Mike Cohen
August 12th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1354
Views: 69709

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Kenny H wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Mike Cohen wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Been doing this salad or slight variations of it this summer. Lotsa thinly sliced fresh and pickled stone fruit, radishes, pickled carrots, onions and fresnos, pistachios, mint, oil, salt, pepper.
Gorgeous!
Thanks! Forgot to mention that underneath I add fresh orange sections.
by Mike Cohen
August 8th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

ybarselah wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Mike Cohen wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Robert Panzer wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 8:36 am
My warehouse is ideal temp/humidity 24/7/365.
I am quite proud of its efficiency, the total energy bill in August is around $100!!!
How big is your warehouse? Where is it? How is that even possible?
context: this guy pays $250/month for water.
LOL!
by Mike Cohen
August 8th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Robert Panzer wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 8:36 am
My warehouse is ideal temp/humidity 24/7/365.
I am quite proud of its efficiency, the total energy bill in August is around $100!!!
How big is your warehouse? Where is it? How is that even possible?
by Mike Cohen
August 8th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 1836

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

It's tough to narrow down to 5 and I appreciate the offerings so far. I clearly need to look into The Food Lab. I too gain inspiration from these books rather than strictly following the recipes. Kenji has so much material online you *almost don't need the book. Serious Eats and Kenji's online stuf...
by Mike Cohen
August 8th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 1836

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

Brian King wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 6:34 am
Smoke it Like a Pro - Eric Mitchell
Is this really a cookbook? [rofl.gif]
by Mike Cohen
August 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1354
Views: 69709

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Been doing this salad or slight variations of it this summer. Lotsa thinly sliced fresh and pickled stone fruit, radishes, pickled carrots, onions and fresnos, pistachios, mint, oil, salt, pepper.
by Mike Cohen
August 4th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Austria during Xmas/New Years (skiing)
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Austria during Xmas/New Years (skiing)

Jeff, I haven't skied in Europe, but regularly ski all over the US and Canada. I'm sure that most (if not all) ski areas in Austria will sell 3 day passes. My concerns would be as follows: 1. Might not be a lot of snow that early in the season. That said, assuming you're sticking mostly to beginner ...
by Mike Cohen
August 1st, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 2141

Re: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split

Even if Danny Meyer "gave away" EMP to DH/WG, Danny Meyer still has a prominent stake in lower volume/higher cost fine dining; places like the Modern, Maialino are much closer to EMP in style, feel and ambition (and wine lists) than they are to Shake Shack. You make it sound like he left fine dinin...
by Mike Cohen
July 31st, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 2141

Re: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split

It will be a fascinating experiment to see which person is more important. The Chef or the Hospitality Guy.
by Mike Cohen
July 29th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stems: The Achilles’ heel of the wine glass?
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: Stems: The Achilles’ heel of the wine glass?

I love my Zalto Universal glasses. I do feel that when I occasionally pour too big a glass that the bowl *could* snap off. Hasn't happened yet, but it does feel top heavy when the bowl is on the fuller side.
by Mike Cohen
July 26th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Tree House! A Plethora of Goodies! SOLD
Replies: 18
Views: 943

Re: FS: Tree House! A Plethora of Goodies! SOLD

YLee wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 7:53 am
Just picked up the beers.
These beers are amazing (and they defy gravity). champagne.gif
by Mike Cohen
July 26th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1958

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

My glass came from Roscioli, in Rome. Now I have no idea which version I had. 95% you had a young vines wine. In terms of which of the young vines wines, you will never know. They do not blend the vats. So in reality there are several different young vine wines, and several old vine wines. The good...
by Mike Cohen
July 18th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1958

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Nice note. Had this a couple weeks back while in Montalcino ($36Eu off a list; lol) on a patio on a hot night and it was spectacular. We drank several on our trip in May as well and I brought back a few too. Can't believe how cheap it still is in Italy! ^This! Was in Rome and Florence in August of ...
by Mike Cohen
July 10th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 2774

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

John Kimmich is commonly referred to as the originator of the hazy NE styled IPA/DIPA with the introduction of The Alchemists' Heady Topper way back in 2003, long before Trillium or Treehouse started brewing commercially. Cheers, Bud Didn’t he think it was a flaw at the time though, which is why th...
by Mike Cohen
July 10th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 2774

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

For Fiddlehead, I prefer Second Fiddle to Rareified Air. Fuller body. Love Second Fiddle. Love the Fiddlehead IPA even more. But Rarified Air hits a sweet spot for me with regard to alcohol content. Second Fiddle - 8.2% Fiddlehead IPA - 6.2% Rarified Air - 5% My scenario is that I'm having a beer A...
by Mike Cohen
June 20th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 2774

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

i have to give kudos to trillium, treehouse, etc. who may have started the craze, but imo their western brethren like monkish, modern times, fieldwork, and now moonraker (out of auburn, ca), maybe moksa (rocklin near sacramento) has been making better hazy ipas imho. cheers! I'm not up on the histo...
by Mike Cohen
June 20th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 464
Views: 40256

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Really enjoying reading this. https://www.amazon.com/Death-Co-Modern-Classic-Cocktails/dp/1607745259/ref=asc_df_1607745259_nodl/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=%7Bcreative%7D&hvpos=%7Badposition%7D&hvnetw=o&hvrand=%7Brandom%7D&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=%7Bdevicemodel%7D&hvl...
by Mike Cohen
June 20th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 2774

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

I'm not much of a beer drinker. However, I spend a lot of time in Vermont (especially during ski season) and when I'm up there it's all I drink. Over the past few years, I've come to find that I enjoy the hazy pale ales the most. Reason being that they are not as bitter and they are typically much l...
by Mike Cohen
June 18th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 33
Views: 2021

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

https://www.instacart.com/products/23856-365-100-organic-lime-juice-10-fl-oz?utm_campaign=taurus&utm_content=retailer_product&utm_medium=web&utm_source=instacart_seo This is widely available at Whole Foods by me. Is it ideal? No. But it's a very, very good substitute and saves the trouble of juicin...
by Mike Cohen
June 6th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2137

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

Alan Eden wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 10:07 am
Pinot is dead at retail
I don't pretend to be in the know, but c'mon...this sounds like opinion not fact.
by Mike Cohen
June 6th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 105
Views: 10425

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Yet another case of a rich family hiring someone to do work for them and then screwing the worker on compensation.
by Mike Cohen
June 4th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 59
Views: 3780

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

Been on a Beaver Sweet & Hot kick recently. I like Oscar's More Than Mustard. I wonder if they are similar as the Oscar's has that sweet and hot thing going. Haven’t seen that brand on the West Coast. Looks similar. Only sold at Oscar's Smokehouse in Warrensburg, NY. Oscar's is one of those dying b...
by Mike Cohen
June 4th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 59
Views: 3780

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

Paul Luckin wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Been on a Beaver Sweet & Hot kick recently.
I like Oscar's More Than Mustard. I wonder if they are similar as the Oscar's has that sweet and hot thing going.
by Mike Cohen
June 4th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 59
Views: 3780

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

I love mustard...in almost all forms. My go to these days is from Butterfly Bakery of Vermont. Their website isn't that great as I know they have a bunch of different mustards. My standard is the one they make with Heady Topper. But I've been digging the Chipotle mustard that they make too. I typica...
by Mike Cohen
May 28th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions
Replies: 92
Views: 5163

Re: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions

I've been to Ava's a couple of times. As Chris said, owned by the former owner of Emma's so the pizza is very good. And they have a great beer list. IMHO, Ava's is a good place for a big group, but it can get loud, especially in the front room. I used to really enjoy Emma's but post sale, everything...
by Mike Cohen
May 28th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions
Replies: 92
Views: 5163

Re: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions

I'm glad this thread got resurrected. A few weeks ago, my wife and I went to Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza in Elizabeth, NJ. Santillo's is widely considered to be the best pizza in Union County and I've read several articles where it's mentioned as the best in the state. We had never been there, so wh...
by Mike Cohen
May 21st, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128694

Re: New York City Restaurants

This is the first I'm hearing about Manhatta. No previous notes on this thread. The views look fantastic (checking the website), how is the food? It's a block from my office. I've been for drinks several times but never for dinner. The view are indeed fantastic and they have binoculars on the bar. ...
by Mike Cohen
May 21st, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128694

Re: New York City Restaurants

Where can I get the best fish taco in NYC? I really love the tacos at Empellon, but those are fancy. I'm talking super tasty, but super casual tacos.
by Mike Cohen
May 21st, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas BBQ Spring Break
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: Texas BBQ Spring Break

I was in Austin this past Tuesday - Friday for a work conference. I snuck out as best as possible for food and drink. Highlights were Franklin BBQ . My buddy arranged for takeout and we got 10lbs of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and sausage with all the sides. Brought it back to the hotel and a bunch ...
by Mike Cohen
May 20th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas BBQ Spring Break
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: Texas BBQ Spring Break

I was in Austin this past Tuesday - Friday for a work conference. I snuck out as best as possible for food and drink. Highlights were Franklin BBQ . My buddy arranged for takeout and we got 10lbs of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and sausage with all the sides. Brought it back to the hotel and a bunch o...
by Mike Cohen
May 7th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 25
Views: 1491

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

My Genesis still going strong after many years. I have replaced the original grills and flavorizer bars but everything else is original. Charcoal is great but being able to heat the grill in 10 minutes is very handy in a busy world. Agree completely. I've had my Genesis Silver B for 17 years. Repla...
by Mike Cohen
May 7th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shopping in Jerusalem
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Wine shopping in Jerusalem

My family and I were in Israel in the summer of 2015 and summer of 2017. Unfortunately, due to timing we weren't able to eat at Machneyuda on either trip. The 2017 trip being the most disappointing because we had a reservation that would have had us go right from arriving at the airport in TLV to di...
by Mike Cohen
May 6th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shopping in Jerusalem
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Wine shopping in Jerusalem

Howard Cooper wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Xavier,

Before you head out to Israel, watch the movie In Search of Israeli Cuisine (it is on Netflix)



And, eat at https://www.machneyuda.co.il/menu if you can get in. Great restaurant!!!!!
Howard,

I loved, loved, loved this documentary.
by Mike Cohen
May 4th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 34
Views: 1598

Re: London / Solo Diner

Whoa...was in London two weeks ago and absolutely loved The Barbary. Loved Palomar (sister restaurant) even more. Fun atmosphere, great flavors, loud and frenetic, but a ton of fun. Curious as to what you didn't like about the Barbary? I was with my family of four and both at the Barbary and Paloma...
by Mike Cohen
May 4th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 34
Views: 1598

Re: London / Solo Diner

I spent a week eating in London last week, my strongest recs would be for; The Clove Club (bats way above its 1 star rating imho) Kiln (awesome) Tandoor Chop House Roti King (the one in the basement near Euston station) Avoid The Barbary - total joke. Whoa...was in London two weeks ago and absolute...
by Mike Cohen
May 3rd, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 2325

Re: 2018 Rose

C Chen wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 10:17 am
2018 Tercero for me. I used to buy Commanderie de Peyrassol, but haven't liked their recent releases.
I used to drink a lot of Commanderie de Peyrassol but I haven't liked at least the last five vintages and the price has gone way up.
by Mike Cohen
April 14th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Re: Tell me about Westchester-Wine related

Glad you spoke with Chris. He built my cellar and has serviced my cooling unit. He’s a stand up guy.
by Mike Cohen
April 11th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas BBQ Spring Break
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: Texas BBQ Spring Break

This is great. I'm heading to Austin in mid-May for a work seminar. My wife may tag along, but we won't know until last minute. Where should I eat in Austin (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)? I'm not a huge BBQ guy, but love a great taco. Open to all suggestions with bonus points for a place with amazi...
by Mike Cohen
April 10th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 3 CA Chardonnays (Rochioli; Arcadian; Rhys)
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: TN: 3 CA Chardonnays (Rochioli; Arcadian; Rhys)

with a hint of smokable herb presenting itself Could be one of my favorite tasting notes... In all seriousness, I appreciate the notes. After years of staying away, I've found that there are a number of domestic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers that are doing a great job of making balanced, enjo...
by Mike Cohen
April 3rd, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1354
Views: 69709

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Tried @kenjilopezalt #betterthanchickfila challenge. Recipe was pretty easy and fun
by Mike Cohen
March 9th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chiltern Firehouse
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Chiltern Firehouse

Very interested. We have a reservation there for mid April.
by Mike Cohen
March 6th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Legs form, the real answer...
Replies: 27
Views: 1261

Re: Why Legs form, the real answer...

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