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by Michael Sopher
January 17th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY Style Pizza Recs
Replies: 54
Views: 1730

Re: NY Style Pizza Recs

Ramon C wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Will do. Hopefully, Sofias stick around as Marinaras looking much more relatively busy 2 days ago when I ran/jogged by.
We have a Marinara's over on the West Side. Not good.
by Michael Sopher
January 15th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: 2.5 days in Austin with my son to experience BBQ! What tips can you offer first timers?
Replies: 29
Views: 1096

Re: 2.5 days in Austin with my son to experience BBQ! What tips can you offer first timers?

Any up to date recs for BBQ and tacos and other Austin specialties in the downtown area. Good bars too. I'll be there for 2 days in late Feb, staying downtown near 7th St and doing work downtown during the day (so need good breakfast tacos to get the day rolling.
by Michael Sopher
January 15th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring release
Replies: 21
Views: 1777

Re: Saxum Spring release

In for some JBV, Booker, G2 and Heartstone. Passing on the mags and that Bone Rock I am still agonizing over. Have a lot of Saxum, been drinking 05 - 08 recently and they are really shining but way overrepresented in my cellar.
by Michael Sopher
December 31st, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2047
Views: 173539

Re: Steak Porn

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Flannery Hanger
by Michael Sopher
November 29th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 1662

Re: time to talk turkey

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Tur-chetta
A bit of work upfront but a breeze at dinner, perfect for a small group. Cooked sous vide for 2 1/2 hours and then browned in a pan (thought about a deep fry finish but opted against the mess)
by Michael Sopher
November 1st, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rao's NYC - need some help/luck
Replies: 16
Views: 1574

Re: Rao's NYC - need some help/luck

Ate there once, many years back. It is/was quite good and quite a scene. There is a lot of great Italian in NY and there are places with the old school vibe that you can get into without some long and uncertain wait at the bar. Bamonte's in Brooklyn comes to mind as does John's of 12th St (though th...
by Michael Sopher
October 24th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11393

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Got a few of my coworkers in on the action too.
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by Michael Sopher
October 6th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 24
Views: 697

Re: Orlando

Victor Hong wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 8:06 am
Michael Sopher wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 2:58 pm
I will end up in Lake Mary Fl before long for some work trips. Seems to be on the right side of Orlando (away from the them parks). Anything worthwhile up that way?
You retiring there too?
Don't be ridiculous... retirement happens in Boca Raton
by Michael Sopher
October 5th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 24
Views: 697

Re: Orlando

I will end up in Lake Mary Fl before long for some work trips. Seems to be on the right side of Orlando (away from the them parks). Anything worthwhile up that way?
by Michael Sopher
August 30th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11393

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Jay Miller wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 6:10 am
Sigh, you people.

I still had steak left from Berserkerday I certainly didn't need to order 2 ribeyes and 2 hangars. And yet somehow I did...
And we have enough wine in our cellars and continue to buy that as well.
by Michael Sopher
August 30th, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11393

Re: Another Flannery PSA

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Set for a bit. Truly my favorite steak.
by Michael Sopher
August 13th, 2019, 4:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil
Replies: 24
Views: 2353

Re: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil

John: It works. We make pesto "ice cubes" and freeze them for use during the winter. The only ingredient we leave out is the pine nuts which we add at the time of use. Cheers! Marshall [cheers.gif] and use less olive oil, which you add when used Hmm - never have enough basil myself but my mother le...
by Michael Sopher
July 26th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11393

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Last night's delivery from the prior sale ... Hangers and Jorges and a few other bits
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by Michael Sopher
July 22nd, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11393

Re: Another Flannery PSA

A few years back they did some extra aged stuff for BD sales. I remember liking a little extra age, (maybe 45 day) but finding the lotta extra age (maybe 60 day) too funky for my taste. YMMV
by Michael Sopher
July 22nd, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11393

Re: Another Flannery PSA

alan weinberg wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 7:34 am
what is the sale? Didn’t see on website.
A bunch of ultra aged stuff at 25% off and California Reserve NYs at 25% off. All shows in the California Reserve section.
by Michael Sopher
July 22nd, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11393

Re: Another Flannery PSA

alan weinberg wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 7:34 am
what is the sale? Didn’t see on website.
Per the Instagram/Facebook notice; look for it at 12PM. Not sure what time zone.
by Michael Sopher
July 5th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 6183

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Bought my first Jorge cuts (along with many hangers and other odds and ends from mismatched section) Any tips on reverse sear method for the Jorge? And what about outdoors on a grill? reverse sear is perfecto. Question is how much time should I allow to get to temp. I usually have the oven at 275 o...
by Michael Sopher
July 5th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 6183

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Bought my first Jorge cuts (along with many hangers and other odds and ends from mismatched section)

Any tips on reverse sear method for the Jorge? And what about outdoors on a grill?
by Michael Sopher
July 1st, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11393

Re: Another Flannery PSA

When does the sale last until? July 4?
by Michael Sopher
June 24th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Shea Stadium (aka Citifield) June 29 - 50th Anniversary celebration
Replies: 4
Views: 2562

Re: Shea Stadium (aka Citifield) June 29 - 50th Anniversary celebration

Jay - I am pretty sure the rules for Citi field parking don't allow exposed flames. Was there last night and many had griddle type grills going. Not sure if the rules are looser when they are dealing with drunk baseball fans instead of old drunk hippies.
YMMV
by Michael Sopher
May 28th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery Sale Alert
Replies: 0
Views: 2577

Flannery Sale Alert

35% off Hangers and 35% of Cal Reserve NY Strips.

Till May 31st
by Michael Sopher
May 28th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions
Replies: 95
Views: 5507

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

Had some delicious pizza at Tramonti in the East Village over the weekend. They use some of the most authentic/imported/tasty tomatoes and sauces from their hometown and the Fior di Latte mozzarella, another Tramonti specialty, is a step up from the regular mozzarella in most pizza. The pasta dishe...
by Michael Sopher
May 26th, 2019, 3:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pizza - what is the Best Pizza in NYC? Wishing a NYC Pizza tour suggestions
Replies: 95
Views: 5507

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

Had some delicious pizza at Tramonti in the East Village over the weekend. They use some of the most authentic/imported/tasty tomatoes and sauces from their hometown and the Fior di Latte mozzarella, another Tramonti specialty, is a step up from the regular mozzarella in most pizza. The pasta dishe...
by Michael Sopher
May 21st, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2321
Views: 140058

Re: New York City Restaurants

If you can get a rez at Manhatta for say 8:00 or 8:30 on the 4th, might be best possible views and food combo https://www.manhattarestaurant.com/menus/ Both you and Wilfred mentioned Manhatta. It looks like a great choice. I've eaten at a couple of Danny Meyer's restaurants and have always been ver...
by Michael Sopher
May 21st, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2321
Views: 140058

Re: New York City Restaurants

Mike Cohen wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 7:20 am
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.
Los Mariscos (sister of Los Tacos #1)

https://www.losmariscos1.com/
by Michael Sopher
May 20th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2321
Views: 140058

Re: New York City Restaurants

Curious why you don't want an amazing experience or incredible wine list? You are in the best restaurant city in the U.S. Sorry I wasn't clear … What I was trying to say was that those items weren't the priority, the location is. If I can get an incredible wine list and amazing food somewhere acces...
by Michael Sopher
May 6th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

stove top, avocado oil, salt and roasted garlic powder (Penzey's) or truffle salt.

Will have to try it with ghee
by Michael Sopher
March 20th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 663
Views: 71125

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

Tratorria Italliene Chelsea area Free BYO Tuesday, and OK with a group of 8 bringing in 10 wines. Food was good albeit not special. Proscuitto, Burrata were on point. The gluten free pasta was some of the best I've had. The pastas with Ragu were also very good, on the drier side vs. the saucy side....
by Michael Sopher
March 12th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: NY recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: NY recommendations

On Day A you are at The Met which is Upper East Side.. silly route to go to Baz, up to the Met and back to Katz's. There is a Russ and Daughters in The Jewish Museum not far from The Met (though in truth... going to the shop on Houston and eating on a bench is best... but the cafe's are good) On Day...
by Michael Sopher
March 7th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Herring
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Herring

This got me intrigued. I do eat the pickled stuff all the time and have easy access a few blocks from home. I will have to head over to Russ and Daughters over the weekend and get the cold smoked stuff. I love that shop.
by Michael Sopher
March 2nd, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33041

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

2019 so far..
bought - 1 (magnum)
consumed - 13...
right direction
by Michael Sopher
February 11th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Attn NYC residents
Replies: 13
Views: 846

Re: Attn NYC residents

Why would they even do this? Seems strange. Maybe im missing something. remember, part of deBlasio's platform when he ran for mayor was to ban carriage horses. thankfully he failed, hopefully this will fail as well. Banning the carriage horses would be a net positive for the City. Those horses look...
by Michael Sopher
February 11th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tribeca lunch recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: Tribeca lunch recommendation

I think I am the only one here that had a crappy dinner at Frenchette, but my frites were a salt lick, the duck breast was tough, they knocked over chairs passing my table and they seemed to be a little too pleased with themselves. (and that was before the *** review) Dinner was so bad I won't brave...
by Michael Sopher
February 10th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette
Replies: 104
Views: 4225

Re: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette

If I am in a Michelin starred place (rare enough) they better not fast pour or murder my cork... and mostly they pour right or happily accept direction to just leave the bottle. Just a few weeks ago at a work dinner at the Capital Grill I let them open the bottles as I forgot my corkscrew. The waitr...
by Michael Sopher
February 9th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3514
Views: 191540

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Got the Old Forester 1920.. really like it, spicy finish and all
by Michael Sopher
February 9th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tribeca lunch recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: Tribeca lunch recommendation

Augustine is also quite close.
by Michael Sopher
January 26th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 216
Views: 10804

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

In for an Elite. Looking forward to a bit of restocking and some new seafood to try
by Michael Sopher
January 21st, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Upcoming Saxum Release at cost in NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Upcoming Saxum Release at cost in NYC

Gil H wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 9:44 am
Interested in 1 bottle of the Booker and 1 bottle of the broken stone. I’m Manhattan based so easy to meet up.
Sorry, this was for the current offering, bought and paid now... delivered in March. I already did my order so can't fulfill your request
by Michael Sopher
January 15th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum is Live
Replies: 14
Views: 1102

Re: Saxum is Live

I have a fair amount of Saxum, 52 bottles in the cellar... I have apparently consumed 91??
I have definitely tapered my buying (of everything really).
by Michael Sopher
January 15th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum is Live
Replies: 14
Views: 1102

Re: Saxum is Live

Alan Eden wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 10:14 am
How did you snag it when it was wish list only ?
Umm... they said it was first come first serve in my offer (I think). I was first I guess. 12 noon on the dot.
by Michael Sopher
January 15th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum is Live
Replies: 14
Views: 1102

Saxum is Live

Managed to snag the "Extended Age" 2015 Bone Rock magnum... (cause another $300 large format is just what I needed)
by Michael Sopher
January 5th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Prime beef in NYC?
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Prime beef in NYC?

Lobels $$$$
Dicksons Farmstand Meats
Pat LaFrieda
or just get Flannery to deliver to your NY address
by Michael Sopher
January 4th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2321
Views: 140058

Re: New York City Restaurants

If you like Nur - you'll also like Balaboosta
You could try Maialino, Marta, La Pecora Bianca (in NOMAD), ... way too many to mention
by Michael Sopher
January 3rd, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Upcoming Saxum Release at cost in NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Upcoming Saxum Release at cost in NYC

Westchester is local? That is upstate....

Sure, those bottles are part of protected allocation so they will be there. My order date is Jan 15.
by Michael Sopher
January 3rd, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Upcoming Saxum Release at cost in NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Upcoming Saxum Release at cost in NYC

I will have some to spare of the upcoming release

All $98 plus tax
2016 Broken Stone
2016 Booker
2016 Heart Stone
2016 Paderewski

2015 Bone Rock Extended Age Magnum (which I may or may not get as it is first come) $296 + tax

NYC only, I don't want to reship. You pay what I pay... when I pay.
by Michael Sopher
January 2nd, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33041

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Late to the thread... but in on the plan. I am down 8% or so in 2018... somehow managed to buy only about 12 bottles in 2018 (aside from daily drinkers that never went into Cellartracker). Purchases had been my weak side... consumption never was. Goodness, if my daily drinkers didn't get counted, t...
by Michael Sopher
January 2nd, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33041

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Late to the thread... but in on the plan. I am down 8% or so in 2018... somehow managed to buy only about 12 bottles in 2018 (aside from daily drinkers that never went into Cellartracker). Purchases had been my weak side... consumption never was.
by Michael Sopher
December 28th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Non fancy italian reco nyc?
Replies: 28
Views: 1769

Re: Non fancy italian reco nyc?

Don Angie, as suggested earlier, is my most preferred red-sauce joint in the city these days. But, reservations is a royal pain. While not exactly red-sauce, I’ll add Fiasscheteria Pistoia in the East Village if one won’t mind going quite deep into the local neighborhoods. Pasquale Jones might also...
by Michael Sopher
December 26th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Non fancy italian reco nyc?
Replies: 28
Views: 1769

Re: Non fancy italian reco nyc?

Porsena and Lanza's in the East Village
Parm
Giulietta's Cantina Club - West Village

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