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by Michael Sopher
September 15th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 525
Views: 33104

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: 33
Views: 1060

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 day now)
by Michael Sopher
August 2nd, 2020, 4:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2306
Views: 197654

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: 525
Views: 33104

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: 525
Views: 33104

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: 90
Views: 4237

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
by Michael Sopher
July 21st, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Knives or wine glasses
Replies: 34
Views: 1666

Re: Knives or wine glasses

Knives... but my travel set. In a rental cabin now. Wine glasses are weak but useable.. knives are not. No cutting board either. Adding to my list if what to bring next time (my own non stick skillet, vegetable peeler, olive oil, balsamic, Diamond Crystal salt, etc, etc)
by Michael Sopher
July 18th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's wrong with Saxum?
Replies: 68
Views: 6286

Re: What's wrong with Saxum?

Absolutely nothing. Some may be watching money, some may have a lot in the cellar already and many many more taking all or part of their allocations.
I happen to like Saxums with 10+ years of age and have slowed my buying as I'm not sure how much I'll be drinking in 10 more years.
by Michael Sopher
July 15th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158361

Re: New York City Restaurants

Seen today on W 72nd. The old Fine and Shapiro space. So much for my diet
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by Michael Sopher
July 14th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158361

Re: New York City Restaurants

I order direct and pick up. I have not used grub hub or seamless in years. Restaurants around me are appealing for people to do just that. That's what I do as well in NJ where I live. Easy breezy. Restaurants here are set up with a table at the entrance with the bags and you just walk up and pick u...
by Michael Sopher
July 12th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158361

Re: New York City Restaurants

I order direct and pick up. I have not used grub hub or seamless in years. Restaurants around me are appealing for people to do just that.
by Michael Sopher
July 10th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?
Replies: 66
Views: 3440

Re: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?

Deep River Maui onion rock. Love several of the Kettle Chips too
by Michael Sopher
July 4th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?

Grass fed hot dogs for lunch. Lamb rib chops for dinner.
by Michael Sopher
July 3rd, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 46
Views: 3832

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:30 am
Anybody want mine just reach out. I get a good allocation including mags and I’m outta work now after a COVID-19 Force Majeure release from my contact.
Sorry to hear that. Thinking positive thoughts.
by Michael Sopher
July 2nd, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Watermill / Hamptons
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Watermill / Hamptons

People have been remarkably uncautious out there... backyard grill... or get a baby Weber and grill on the beach (have a bucket of H2O and police your ashes)

Or picnic prepped food from Citarella or something
by Michael Sopher
July 1st, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 46
Views: 3832

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

Mike Davila wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 2:19 pm
From CellarTracker, a Saxum search returns
155 Bottles of 55 wines......
I have a problem
Well that makes me feel much better... only 53 bottles across 33 wines.
by Michael Sopher
June 23rd, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158361

Re: New York City Restaurants

Also off the beaten path is Hometown BBQ in Industry City. They do an excellent pastrami there. Worth the trip.

Pastrami Queen on Lex and 78th also makes a worthwhile trip.
by Michael Sopher
June 12th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 2042

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

PB&J I don't really like. I get good peanut butter but the jams/preserves whatever are way too sweet.. PB & banana & honey is a great combo though. Almond butter is a healthier butter so use that more often.
by Michael Sopher
June 9th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1439

Re: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?

I did one on Sunday, 4lb rubbed the inside before I tied it up with a paste of olive oil, garlic and rosemary and the same on the outside. 15 minutes at 450 and then down to 350 till the internal temp hit 125 degrees. Tented and left to stand for 15 minutes. Perfect medium rare. Lots of leftovers ma...
by Michael Sopher
June 4th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 525
Views: 33104

Re: Another Flannery PSA

same effect from a good size saute pan, just lay a steak in there on the stove top (no flame) and it defrosts in no time
by Michael Sopher
May 24th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158361

Re: New York City Restaurants

I ordered the Katz's dinner for 4 and it arrived Thursday. So far: The half sour pickles were very good (there was a choice of sour or half sour), the pastrami was great, the cinnamon babka was terrible (there was a choice of cinnamon or chocolate), the rye bread was good, the mustard was good. Sti...
by Michael Sopher
May 22nd, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 1383

Re: French Press recommendation

Have you considered an Aeropress rather than a French Press? I just made the switch this year during lockdown and while I'm still figuring out my preferred coffee/water quantities I'm generally happy with it. An AeroPress makes something akin to espresso, and while you can put lighter roasts in it,...
by Michael Sopher
May 14th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 525
Views: 33104

Re: Another Flannery PSA

2014 Bedrock Evangelho Have had the ribeye and NY strip now. Got some hangers in the freezer. Don’t think you can go wrong with any of them. You really can't. I love them all... but those hangers in particular... Now you're making me wish I bought more than two with their sale :D Amateur... you'll ...
by Michael Sopher
May 14th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Shepherd’s pie
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: Shepherd’s pie

alan weinberg wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 7:58 am
nobody else makes this?
Not until you motivate us... next rainy quarantine day this is on. You motivated my first ever batch of stuffed cabbage last week. Now is the time for high effort cooking
by Michael Sopher
May 14th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 525
Views: 33104

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Just cooked some Flannery dry aged ribeyes. Pan sear and oven finish. Threw on a rub of minced garlic and rosemary and some salt/black pepper about 4 hours before cooking. This was delicious. The intensity of the meat flavor and balance of the rosemary with the nutty/mushroom aged flavors from the ...
by Michael Sopher
May 14th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 525
Views: 33104

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Planning to cook some Flannery ribeyes for the first time. Will be using the pan-sear/oven finish method as I don't have a grill. Should I just salt these ahead of time and cook or anyone use a marinade/rub? I have some fresh rosemary and garlic on hand. I salt before cooking (hours but not overnig...
by Michael Sopher
May 14th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 525
Views: 33104

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Planning to cook some Flannery ribeyes for the first time. Will be using the pan-sear/oven finish method as I don't have a grill. Should I just salt these ahead of time and cook or anyone use a marinade/rub? I have some fresh rosemary and garlic on hand. I salt before cooking (hours but not overnig...
by Michael Sopher
May 9th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage
Replies: 16
Views: 1578

Re: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage

Made a batch tonight. Filling Pound of beef Cup of cooked rice Shredded carrots Shredded onion 1 egg Salt & pepper Sauce 14.5 oz can tomato sauce 1/3 cup ACV 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 diced onion 1/2 cup golden raisins Assembled and baked at 350 for an hour or so. Let it stand for a bit before serving....
by Michael Sopher
May 9th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage
Replies: 16
Views: 1578

Re: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage

Made a batch tonight. Filling Pound of beef Cup of cooked rice Shredded carrots Shredded onion 1 egg Salt & pepper Sauce 14.5 oz can tomato sauce 1/3 cup ACV 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 diced onion 1/2 cup golden raisins Assembled and baked at 350 for an hour or so. Let it stand for a bit before serving. ...
by Michael Sopher
May 8th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 525
Views: 33104

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Does he normally only sell the Tri Tips paired with the Picanha? I missed the sale and don't see tri tips sold solo.
by Michael Sopher
April 4th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 95
Views: 6080

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

I get the Green Circle chickens at my local Fairway Market and as they are more expensive they are nearly always there even in the pandemic.

For the time being, Happy Valley Meat which usually supplies top restaurants is selling to the public
Shop.happyvalleymeat.com
by Michael Sopher
March 31st, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Frozen meat: yea or nay?
Replies: 53
Views: 2917

Re: Frozen meat: yea or nay?

I currently have a freezer that is literally half filled with Flannery. Vacuum sealed and never disappoints
by Michael Sopher
March 31st, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 88
Views: 4516

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

These should keep me going for a bit. Just arrived today off the recent sale

Recipe will be
salt
reverse sear

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by Michael Sopher
March 16th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24926

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

put in a big order for NY's. With the restaurant shutdown here I may need to host a dinner or two (at 50% capacity of my table)
by Michael Sopher
February 27th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Austin Bbq Trip Report
Replies: 25
Views: 2111

Re: Austin Bbq Trip Report

Coopers was damn good BBQ to me. We have legit Texas style Q in NY now, but not this good. The brisket in particular was divine. Salt Lick at the airport under-performed, seriously.
by Michael Sopher
February 26th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New York City hotels
Replies: 19
Views: 2170

Re: New York City hotels

We also stay at the Beacon every trip. We like the fact that the units have kitchens/kitchenettes. Great for coffee and breakfast. There is also a subway stop at 72nd about a block and half away. We might also look at rates after joining their Beacon insider club. And if you choose The Beacon you c...
by Michael Sopher
February 26th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Austin Bbq Trip Report
Replies: 25
Views: 2111

Re: Austin Bbq Trip Report

Coopers did us right for an in town short line place. Had the brisket, beef rib, sausage and turkey. Brisket was the best thing on the plate by far with the rib coming in second. Going to give the Salt Lick a try at the airport this afternoon. AUS looks like it has pretty good food for an airport (b...
by Michael Sopher
February 24th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Austin Bbq Trip Report
Replies: 25
Views: 2111

Re: Austin Bbq Trip Report

Any thoughts on what is good in town? I will be there for 44 hours starting tonight (we get in early enough for dinner) so I have 2 dinners and 2 lunches (and two chances at breakfast tacos too) to fill, but working around some client meetings so no time to leave town and no time for lines.
by Michael Sopher
February 24th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New York City hotels
Replies: 19
Views: 2170

Re: New York City hotels

The NoMad hotel is also a good choice near some good dining and sort of "in the middle of things" but not in the business middle of things
by Michael Sopher
February 19th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24926

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Heads up in case anyone else has seen this--I had a card compromised after my BD Flannery purchase, activity was flagged and card replaced within a day or two, just like most others in this thread. New twist was when I got a bunch of bills from Fedex today for an account opened up in my name, with ...
by Michael Sopher
February 18th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24926

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

I would kill any card you used with Flannery. Why wait. The numbers got out there.

I will still buy Flannery... when my freezer empties from my last few orders.
by Michael Sopher
February 16th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24926

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

I got hit twice, once back in the fall, I think proximate to a Flannery order, caught by me after a $5.xx charge and locked, the replacement for that was hacked the day after BD day. Glad I know the source of the breaches now. Will still buy from Bryan, may make more use of those virtual one time nu...
by Michael Sopher
February 10th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24926

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

I purchased only Flannery. Card compromised the next day. Caught by the bank, got a text and stopped within minutes. Some weird consulting firm in California for like $2400. Minor pain in the arse. Not Bryan's fault... CC processor's. Steaks great as always. Had I realized it would be a crime scene ...
by Michael Sopher
February 10th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Saxxum
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: LTB Saxxum

I have a lot. Plenty of it with age.
by Michael Sopher
January 29th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 14
Views: 1065

Re: Orlando

Ok a little Birdie told me about this thread that needs my attention. First, Le Coq Au Vin is a total pass. Used to be great, quaint, then sold. The former owners were a super cute olkder French couple, they are gone. Now it is for the out-of-towners and trades on past reputation. Second, the Disne...
by Michael Sopher
January 29th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 14
Views: 1065

Re: Orlando

Anything more up to date on Orlando.
I will be downtown staying at the Doubletree in the UCF area (12125 High Tech Ave)
and working from 11486 Corporate Blvd

Looks like a lot of fast food around there
by Michael Sopher
January 28th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 8269

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

How do you guys cook the Hanger Steaks? Never tried them. Contemplating a few of those and a couple of Ribeyes. Hanger Steaks are pretty forgiving, i sous vide them and they are so tender that i don't think you even need teeth to eat em. Picked up six plus a few 24oz Ribeyes and some Traditional Bl...
by Michael Sopher
January 28th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 8269

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

How do you guys cook the Hanger Steaks? Never tried them. Contemplating a few of those and a couple of Ribeyes. I do a sear in cast iron all 4 sides... and then finish in a 300 degree oven to 130 internal temp Never tried the sous vide that someone mentioned. generally dislike that for steaks but a...

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