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by Michael Sopher
March 31st, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Oranges
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Oranges

Have you tried them ? Ha yes, to many if not all. But I am a NYer.... superior to many in many ways (fire away) b ut not to SoCcaliforn's for produce .... I get the best of what I can... but it is only so good. With a few notable exceptions. NJ sweet corn.....mmmmmm. Ha yes, NY sweet corn too when ...
by Michael Sopher
March 31st, 2021, 8:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Oranges
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Oranges

Forget those exotics... navels, in season... around now... well selected (heavy in hand) from a good source. Pure heaven. Similar for red grapefruit (not an orange so I mispost I know) Have you tried them ? Ha yes, to many if not all. But I am a NYer.... superior to many in many ways (fire away) bu...
by Michael Sopher
March 31st, 2021, 2:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Oranges
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Oranges

Forget those exotics... navels, in season... around now... well selected (heavy in hand) from a good source. Pure heaven. Similar for red grapefruit (not an orange so I mispost I know)
by Michael Sopher
March 15th, 2021, 7:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage
Replies: 28
Views: 3018

Re: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage

I may queue this up for an app at one of the seders. (Rice in the filling, no kitniyot dilemma here)

Old joke abour kreplach is you dont want to know what is in them. But good recipes are on the web. Use fresh lasagna sheet as skin if headed for soup... egg roll wrappers if headed for the fry pan.
by Michael Sopher
March 14th, 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 689
Views: 86627

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Any suggestions for a places that will host an outdoor offline? AFAIK they are still having BYO Weds and Thursday at 83 1/2 (83rd 1st to 2nd). Pretty good Italian and brussels sprouts you will return for. Call in advance I suppose. When my little circle has enough vaccinated people we plan to head ...
by Michael Sopher
February 21st, 2021, 12:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?
Replies: 47
Views: 2972

Re: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?

Maybe he is on a suspension for posting elaborate recipes in Asylum?
by Michael Sopher
February 10th, 2021, 12:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Cris Whetstone wrote: February 9th, 2021, 4:48 pm What would be the point of chili without beans? Don't they call that "meat sauce"?
Well, the spices might be different... no chilis. That said... my NY chili has meat and beans and I would find a chili without beans to be odd.
by Michael Sopher
February 7th, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Super Bowl Food
Replies: 20
Views: 790

Re: Super Bowl Food

Dry brining now. Oven fry and sauce later. Nachos too
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by Michael Sopher
February 7th, 2021, 11:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Fried eggs
Replies: 68
Views: 3502

Re: Fried eggs

Jersey standard Taylor Ham, egg, cheese on a roll/bagel. Salt, pepper, ketchup How do they do it in PA? One of the downsides of WFH, no bodega breakfasts. This morning though... eggs over... jammy yolks, ham and cheese on a roll. Salt and pepper... ketchup is a sin WFH breakfast is Vietnamese-style...
by Michael Sopher
February 6th, 2021, 5:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Fried eggs
Replies: 68
Views: 3502

Re: Fried eggs

TGigante wrote: December 23rd, 2020, 3:43 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 6:18 pm Nooooooooooooooo!
Jersey standard
Taylor Ham, egg, cheese on a roll/bagel. Salt, pepper, ketchup

How do they do it in PA?
One of the downsides of WFH, no bodega breakfasts. This morning though... eggs over... jammy yolks, ham and cheese on a roll. Salt and pepper... ketchup is a sin
by Michael Sopher
February 6th, 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Just pulled a club roast out of the freezer for tomorrow. Pretty sure I bought the choice one for $39... but it is labeled prime dry aged. Maybe I got lucky or maybe it is mislabeled. Should know when I taste it.
by Michael Sopher
January 28th, 2021, 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Early June Atlantic beach vac recs
Replies: 18
Views: 882

Re: Early June Atlantic beach vac recs

June in Fla isn't too bad BTW. July/Aug Sept are HOT.
by Michael Sopher
January 28th, 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 12633

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Kudos to Bryan/Katie. My order was easy peasy but passed the sale on to a friend who couldn't get BDXII to work. one call, on a busy day for them... problem solved. No surprise there at all. Always been great service
by Michael Sopher
January 28th, 2021, 10:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 9398

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

60 odd bottles across 10+ producers and beef... beef I have no space for... but more beef
by Michael Sopher
January 27th, 2021, 3:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 12633

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Really have a packed freezer now (with a lot of Flannery steaks but only 3 hangers....) maybe I get a forward delivery and focus on eating steaks and making space. Dude you should know better, you need to consume your reserves in December to make space for BD! I ordered heavy on the last few sales ...
by Michael Sopher
January 27th, 2021, 2:31 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 12633

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Really have a packed freezer now (with a lot of Flannery steaks but only 3 hangers....) maybe I get a forward delivery and focus on eating steaks and making space.
by Michael Sopher
January 12th, 2021, 1:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Interesting, I would never think to dump this stuff in chili or stroganoff. and I generally avoid reheating... just let it get back to room temp as I want to preserve the "rareness". Have had great sandwiches with a horseradish cream sauce or cheddar slices and tomato.
by Michael Sopher
January 12th, 2021, 12:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)
Replies: 41
Views: 1840

Re: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)

The office sales are annoying as all heck. Tagalongs are tasty though
by Michael Sopher
January 11th, 2021, 11:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Tri tip leftover ideas??? Sandwich is the obvious... dressed or paired how? Any other ideas?

By happenstance, last night was eating a tri tip while watching Jeopardy and "tri tip"... or "what is the tri tip" was a correct response
by Michael Sopher
January 7th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??
Replies: 26
Views: 2635

Re: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??

Is there any reason the believe Shake Shack will do Korean Fried Chicken well? I'm sure it will be fine, but Shake Shack hasn't impressed me enough to make it worth preferentially choosing them for their specialty - hamburgers. Although, I will admit I've only had their food 3 or 4 times. Well, I b...
by Michael Sopher
January 6th, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??
Replies: 26
Views: 2635

Re: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??

Is there any reason the believe Shake Shack will do Korean Fried Chicken well? I'm sure it will be fine, but Shake Shack hasn't impressed me enough to make it worth preferentially choosing them for their specialty - hamburgers. Although, I will admit I've only had their food 3 or 4 times. Well, I b...
by Michael Sopher
January 5th, 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??
Replies: 26
Views: 2635

Re: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??

Just got an alert from Shake Shack that they are doing Korean Style fired chick'n sandwiches and Korean Gochujang Chick'n "Bites" for a limited time. Guess I know what lunch is later this week.
by Michael Sopher
December 4th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??
Replies: 26
Views: 2635

Re: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??

Thanks all for your input. Great to find a new discovery. Looks like the origins of 'Korean fried chicken' are all the GIs in Korea for the Korean war (hence demand) - and then in the years since the magic of cultural mixing/innovation took over. Looking forward to trying it again. (Now tell me its...
by Michael Sopher
December 3rd, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??
Replies: 26
Views: 2635

Re: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??

First time I had it, take out at a friend's party a good 20 years ago, my reaction was similar.... parked near the bucket and made a complete pig of myself...
by Michael Sopher
November 4th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4186
Views: 246488

Re: The Bourbon Thread

James Carville had some Pappy 20 in his background on his interviews in MSNBC. Plans to drink it when the election is called.
by Michael Sopher
November 3rd, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need A Driver In Ireland
Replies: 11
Views: 2151

Re: Need A Driver In Ireland

My boss sits in Dublin, he is a huge Rugby fan as well. I will get some recs
by Michael Sopher
November 2nd, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

So I have tried Flannery Traditional & Adventurous now pure China-White straight, with just some flake sea salt. Incredibly hedonistic burger but for me the fat content is a wee bit too high. I’m cutting the Kali Blend with some grass-fed, 7% Oregon ground. Need safer product or I might get hoo...
by Michael Sopher
October 28th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Interesting. New site shows my orders, but only through 3/2017. Been a lot since.
by Michael Sopher
October 24th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Cooked my first tri tip tonight. Reverse sear. Oven at 275 to 115 degrees internal. Reached 120 while resting before hitting the cast iron. Maybe a minute or so a side. Real winner. Salted before cooking. Chimichurri on the side. Glad I bought 6 of them.
by Michael Sopher
October 21st, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Just got my FEDEX tracking notice for a shipment... including my first ever Tri Tips. Feel like a kid the day before Hanukkah. It’s kind of an addiction. Not that different than wine. I've gotten many Flannery deliveries... and yes, it is pretty much the only steak I eat at home. Just never had a t...
by Michael Sopher
October 21st, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Just got my FEDEX tracking notice for a shipment... including my first ever Tri Tips. Feel like a kid the day before Hanukkah.
by Michael Sopher
October 18th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

T Welch wrote: October 18th, 2020, 10:34 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: October 18th, 2020, 9:41 am I usually just dry rub with Santa Maria spices; they don’t need a marinade for tenderness.
Yep, just a dry rub is all that's needed.
I sprinkle with salt...
by Michael Sopher
October 16th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I have some Kali coming next week, with some tri tips. Should I start with a slider in case a full burger is too much?
by Michael Sopher
October 6th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 3871

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

If I have to slice it thin it I might as well put it between two slices of bread and make a steak sandwich which is my point. If I want to slice my meat thin I’ll cook a Tri-tip and not pay for and fight with a chewy tendon that gets tossed. Chewy tendon? In a NY Strip? There is fat on one side but...
by Michael Sopher
October 6th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 3871

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

This is insane. The New York cut is essential. If you think it's over-rated, you are cooking it wrong. Grill it over a hot fire. Thick cut, well seasoned. Slice it, relatively thin, at a slight angle. It’s a perfectly good steak, just boring; I prefer a bit more flavor. If I have to slice it thin i...
by Michael Sopher
October 5th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 3871

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

One of my faves... esp the Cal Reserve Flannery NY Strips I stocked up on recently. that and the lowly hanger are my top two (Flannery changed my appreciation for the cut). Like me a Porterhouse too. Or a filet when I want a snack. The Jorge is a ribeye and I do like that steak but the extra fat is ...
by Michael Sopher
October 5th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 103
Views: 6558

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I've ordered fish from Russ & Daughters through Goldbelly for 4+ years. Always good. Decent sized orders for an annual party: smoked whitefish, whitefish/salmon salad, chopped herring and a couple of kinds of lox. Always prefer the in person experience but shipping is much more convenient. Acme...
by Michael Sopher
October 5th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 103
Views: 6558

Re: Goldbelly experiences

Barry L i p t o n wrote: October 5th, 2020, 9:01 am Now I’ve learned all Acme isn’t alike!
That's right... some hit you like a rocket and some like an anvil (beep beep)
by Michael Sopher
October 5th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 103
Views: 6558

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I knew you had Dan (as have most of the locals).! My only difference from your perspective is that I prefer the Gaspe. Ess a Bagel gets their smoked salmon from Acme. Virtually everyone gets their salmon from Acme. Acme smokes to each shops specifications for R&D and Zabars and they also select...
by Michael Sopher
October 4th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Ordered 6 tri tips, some sausages and the Kali blend. What is the best way to cook a tri tip without the help of outdoor grills?
by Michael Sopher
October 4th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 103
Views: 6558

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I used it for Ess a bagel a few times and was superb. Used Amex $10 credit also. Highly recommend. I looked at that, and love Ess a Bagel, but a two day old bagel seemed like it would show its age. Freezing fresh bread works, but weren’t these notably below one bought fresh? I am bummed if they are...
by Michael Sopher
October 4th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

25% off Picanhas and tri tips. And burger blends. Thanks, those tri tips are excellent, order in. How often do those tri tips turn up. Been wanting to try some but got a freezer full of NY Strips and hangers at the moment from a recent delivery off a prior sale. Then again, I need some burger meat.
by Michael Sopher
October 4th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

25% off Picanhas and tri tips. And burger blends.
by Michael Sopher
September 27th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2576
Views: 223589

Re: Steak Porn

Pre Yom Kippur Fast - 20 oz Cal Reserve NY Strip
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by Michael Sopher
September 15th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Just got a delivery from the "Grandson sale" good timing, was down to my last steak in the freezer.
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by Michael Sopher
August 24th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 36
Views: 3234

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

Sludge is a characteristic of French Press coffee. If your grinding course on a burr grinder you are right on that. After the plunge if you let is settle a bit and "decant" out of the press the first cup should be cleaner. This is one reason to go pour over or Aero Press (what I use every ...
by Michael Sopher
August 2nd, 2020, 4:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2576
Views: 223589

Re: Steak Porn

A Jorge from some earlier sale and a 16 oz NY from the last of my prepandemic order (good timing on the current NY sale Bryan.. needed to re-up) Someone should write a Freezer Tracker app so we can keep track of what we buy.
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by Michael Sopher
August 1st, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I find myself struggling with the 16 oz as I age. 12oz is the perfect size. Order in. Some 12 oz for me, 20 oz for when I have a guest and a few hangers for good measure. It’s open again with 24 oz steaks. I'm probably strange but I like cooking the 24oz like a tri-tip, seared well then low heat, t...
by Michael Sopher
July 31st, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 701
Views: 49048

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Chris S p i k e s wrote: July 31st, 2020, 1:38 pm Only the little bitty sizes available. 16 oz on down. I guess that would work for an individual portion.
I find myself struggling with the 16 oz as I age. 12oz is the perfect size. Order in. Some 12 oz for me, 20 oz for when I have a guest and a few hangers for good measure.
by Michael Sopher
July 29th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 92
Views: 5142

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

I like the Diamond Crystal better for salting foods. I find it sticks better (esp to popcorn) got some fancy stuff for finishing. Will have to test some of the stuff in this thread

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