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by David Walker
March 3rd, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Aruba: Suggestions for Restaurants etc.
Replies: 27
Views: 1509

Re: Aruba: Suggestions for Restaurants etc.

Thanks guys. Staying at the Ritz. Great news on the BYO - looks like I’ll be packing some wines.

As for food, all types honestly. Traveling w kids so anywhere super formal is probably out.
by David Walker
March 1st, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Aruba: Suggestions for Restaurants etc.
Replies: 27
Views: 1509

Re: Aruba: Suggestions for Restaurants etc.

Old thread here - anyone been recently? Is BYO an option? Headed down shortly and never been. Any/all advice is appreciated!
by David Walker
January 15th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1960
Views: 107855

New York City Restaurants

It has been a few years since I've been to the City. Looking at trip in the next couple months.

Wow - corkage has gone way up since my last visit. Marea @65, Vaucluse @50. Union Sq Cafe still holding strong @35.
by David Walker
January 9th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Need food recs for Worcester MA
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Need food recs for Worcester MA

This is after the fact, but Dead Horse Hill if you're ever back that way
by David Walker
January 9th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 71
Views: 5688

Las Vegas Restaurants

My favorites lately have all been at The Cosmo: Scarpetta Beauty & Essex Milos Jose Andres STK In order. Here now, actually. All week. Bouchon last night - I really love that place. Was looking for something tonight - Scarpetta is a great call, Joe. Been there a couple times. Everything is really b...
by David Walker
December 29th, 2017, 9:45 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Dallas bachelor party reccs
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Dallas bachelor party reccs

Thanks, Joe!! This is fantastic and exactly what I was looking for. Hope you’re doing well!
by David Walker
December 29th, 2017, 8:16 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Dallas bachelor party reccs
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Dallas bachelor party reccs

Thanks, guys. I used to travel to the area frequently so I may or may not be familiar with the strip clubs ;) That said, I don't think that's on the card for this particular event. Pretty open to ideas across the board. My brother mentioned looking at a rental in Highland Park but I don't know that ...
by David Walker
December 20th, 2017, 6:57 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Dallas bachelor party reccs
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Dallas bachelor party reccs

Nobody?

I should have noted the time frame - mid March.
by David Walker
December 7th, 2017, 9:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Dallas bachelor party reccs
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Dallas bachelor party reccs

Looks like my younger brother has settled on Dallas as the location for his bachelor party. Expect to arrive Friday and depart Sunday. He'll have 6-8 guys so we're likely going to rent a house somewhere (open to thoughts on location). Looking for suggestions on restaurants (likely one dinner out, on...
by David Walker
October 6th, 2016, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse On Deck - 2015 Vintage
Replies: 50
Views: 4645

Cayuse On Deck - 2015 Vintage

Wishlists seem scarce this year. Wonder if production was down?
by David Walker
September 20th, 2016, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse On Deck - 2015 Vintage
Replies: 50
Views: 4645

Cayuse On Deck - 2015 Vintage

Anyone see wishlist requests yet?
by David Walker
September 15th, 2016, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse On Deck - 2015 Vintage
Replies: 50
Views: 4645

Cayuse On Deck - 2015 Vintage

This is the only wine I continue to buy from mailing list. Given the fact they now ship to MA, just makes it that much easier.
by David Walker
June 9th, 2016, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Pittsburgh reccs
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Pittsburgh reccs

Headed to the Burgh for the US Open. Staying downtown. Looking for restaurant reccs. Do not want fine dining. Rather, looking for neighborhood type spots. Industry Public House and Sienna Mercato already planned. What else should I try?

Thanks in advance.
by David Walker
March 23rd, 2016, 7:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: NYC recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 714

NYC recommendations

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:Marea.
This.
by David Walker
March 23rd, 2016, 6:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: LA, CA. You've arrived.
Replies: 25
Views: 1225

LA, CA. You've arrived.

In N Out fries are just awful. Even well done. Even animal style. Just terrible. I don't even bother anymore - just a double-double and a lemonade. I find Habit fries slightly better, but typically opt for the onion rings since I like the style (thicker batter as opposed to this greasy nonsense we o...
by David Walker
March 23rd, 2016, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tucson Wine Shops?
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Tucson Wine Shops?

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Not looking for anything high-end this trip - just a few decent bottles for the patio after the kids go to bed.

Like I said, I'm in Tucson pretty frequently for work so will definitely look into some of the restaurant reccs here too.
by David Walker
March 22nd, 2016, 11:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: LA, CA. You've arrived.
Replies: 25
Views: 1225

LA, CA. You've arrived.

+1 for The Habit.

The chicken shack is pretty epic and, imo, much better than the SS burgers.
by David Walker
March 22nd, 2016, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tucson Wine Shops?
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Tucson Wine Shops?

Bumping this thread since it's fairly old. Will be (back) in Tucson next week. Although I've been there often, I never have reason or time to seek out wine shops. However, this time will be personal travel so I'm looking for recommendations. Are the places listed here still open/solid? Assume there ...
by David Walker
February 5th, 2016, 8:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Phoenix-Scottsdale
Replies: 59
Views: 3124

Phoenix-Scottsdale

I was able to hit both Angels Trumpet Ale House and Bitter and Twisted. Both spots were great and highly recommended.

Thanks again, Josh, for the suggestions.
by David Walker
January 21st, 2016, 9:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Trillium Beer Offering
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Trillium Beer Offering

Great beers! They have a new facility in Canton, which is southwest of Boston. Expect I'll need to make a trip there soon.
by David Walker
January 20th, 2016, 1:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Phoenix-Scottsdale
Replies: 59
Views: 3124

Phoenix-Scottsdale

Will definitely check it out - thanks!
by David Walker
January 20th, 2016, 12:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Phoenix-Scottsdale
Replies: 59
Views: 3124

Phoenix-Scottsdale

Josh

Angel's Trumpet looks great. I'll be there soon and my hotel is downtown near there.

Is there anything worthwhile north near Chase Field?
by David Walker
January 6th, 2016, 2:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PHX/Scottsdale - Steakhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 339

PHX/Scottsdale - Steakhouse

Mastro's
by David Walker
December 18th, 2015, 3:35 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Vegas Restaurants for next week.
Replies: 44
Views: 2157

Vegas Restaurants for next week.

Mon Ami Gabi is a national chain and not particularly good. But they do have a fantastic location and huge outdoor patio.
by David Walker
December 16th, 2015, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10463
Views: 463111

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2011 M. Gros Vosne Romanee
by David Walker
December 16th, 2015, 5:28 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Heady Topper, Lawson's, Hill Farmstead Pre-Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Heady Topper, Lawson's, Hill Farmstead Pre-Sale

Not questioning your pricing here, Eric, but is HT really going for that kind of coin now? Wow!

About 2 years ago, a friend of mine brought me 12 cans of it. I drank them all. Think I still have a pic somewhere of them all in my fridge...
by David Walker
December 16th, 2015, 5:16 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Vegas Restaurants for next week.
Replies: 44
Views: 2157

Vegas Restaurants for next week.

I would not take a child to STK or Scarpetta (despite having had great meals there).

STK is like a club that serves steaks and Scarpetta is a bit too formal of an environment. But that's just me. Obviously you can feel it out for yourself.
by David Walker
December 15th, 2015, 3:54 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Vegas Restaurants for next week.
Replies: 44
Views: 2157

Vegas Restaurants for next week.

I've seen Bouchon handle families with kids younger than yours extremely well, so I'd highly recommend them. Plus, something tells me your 8yr old would love their frites - I know my kids would! You might also want to check out Sinatra in the Wynn. Shake Shack just opened in NY NY, always a good bet...
by David Walker
December 15th, 2015, 3:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 6993
Views: 558910

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Prior to PC refunding my AMEX on a charge from almost two years ago, I called AMEX, they had no problem with starting a dispute. Not sure if it because how much I charge or the color of my card, but it is not a platinum. Even if your card is black, and you seem to be insinuating that it is, the cus...
by David Walker
December 9th, 2015, 1:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1960
Views: 107855

New York City Restaurants

Marea is definitely a fun atmosphere. Something about the space reminds me of a high-end yacht.
by David Walker
December 9th, 2015, 9:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Indian food @ home, who's got it down?
Replies: 32
Views: 1153

Indian food @ home, who's got it down?

Can't say I'm surprised. It seems a fairly simple, albeit hearty and delicious, dish. Think the fry bread is what would make it tricky for someone like me
by David Walker
December 8th, 2015, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 top Bordeaux incl Latour, Mouton, 4 Cos, Pichon et al + other amazing wines
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

18 top Bordeaux incl Latour, Mouton, 4 Cos, Pichon et al + other amazing wines

Great notes!

Strictly from food standpoint, your club really puts together some nice meals. Wish my club was capable of that.
by David Walker
December 8th, 2015, 1:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Taste of Cordials Share Your Experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 899

The Taste of Cordials Share Your Experiences

Fernet Branca.

End of discussion.
by David Walker
December 8th, 2015, 11:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Indian food @ home, who's got it down?
Replies: 32
Views: 1153

Indian food @ home, who's got it down?

After reading this thread again, I went out for chole bhature for lunch
by David Walker
December 4th, 2015, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Phelps Insignia
Replies: 9
Views: 435

2001 Phelps Insignia

It's amazing to me how often wait staff pretend to know everything there is to know about wine because they work in a fine dining establishment. Some actually are quite knowledgeable, many are not.

Glad you enjoyed your "problem" Insignia!
by David Walker
December 2nd, 2015, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated 2014 Beaujolais TNs
Replies: 230
Views: 21481

Consolidated 2014 Beaujolais TNs (beginning with Thevenet Morgon VV)

Just took delivery of my Lapierre MMIX last weekend. I wanted a mag, but they didn't have any. Also ordered some Cuvee Camille which I'm looking forward to trying as well.
by David Walker
December 2nd, 2015, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A really nice Tuesday night of wines
Replies: 2
Views: 487

TN: A really nice Tuesday night of wines

Very nice notes as always, Loren.

Your consumption of 6btls actually helps me a lot in planning an upcoming dinner at my home with another couple (for which I am providing the wine).
by David Walker
December 2nd, 2015, 6:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 466
Views: 25350

Anyone use Global Entry Program?

I have had mixed results with Global Entry. Sometimes it is great, sometimes the lines for GE are longer than going through regular customs. So make sure, if you can see both lines, to check the lines before going into G.E. So many regular travelers now have G.E., you might be on an international f...
by David Walker
December 2nd, 2015, 5:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: San Francisco one nice dinner
Replies: 31
Views: 1402

San Francisco one nice dinner

Perbacco last night-- the four of us were rocked. Great food, service and sommelier. Came up with a recommendation below the range I had given her, and it could not have been more perfect. Two courses each, and we were so stuffed that we could only split their amazing burnt caramel gelato. Nice to ...
by David Walker
November 30th, 2015, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cure for the Common Cold?
Replies: 53
Views: 1735

Cure for the Common Cold?

Ken V wrote: Then put a large clump of wasabi in each nostril and an entire bulb of garlic up your ass. Or the other way around.
That is hysterical!
by David Walker
November 18th, 2015, 12:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Waffle House > French Laundry?
Replies: 43
Views: 1970

Waffle House > French Laundry?

That's about as drunk as I've seen Bourdain, actually. Although that one time he was in either China or Russia (back in the No Res days) partying outside with that man and woman in the snow comes close...
by David Walker
November 18th, 2015, 8:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Waffle House > French Laundry?
Replies: 43
Views: 1970

Waffle House > French Laundry?

Oh, and I'm no longer a Bourdain fan either.
by David Walker
November 18th, 2015, 8:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Waffle House > French Laundry?
Replies: 43
Views: 1970

Waffle House > French Laundry?

The last time I was in the Baltimore area (a couple months ago), I stopped at a Cracker Barrel for breakfast. It refreshed my memory as to why I hadn't been to one in ~15yrs. Next time, I'll seek out the local places like I tend to do normally when I'm on the road. Nothing better than a good breakfa...
by David Walker
November 18th, 2015, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel Day Tomorrow
Replies: 52
Views: 1594

Zinfandel Day Tomorrow

Hmmm...this may call for another '95 Ridge Pagani
by David Walker
November 17th, 2015, 10:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chris Kimball out at America's Test Kitchen
Replies: 19
Views: 1070

Chris Kimball out at America's Test Kitchen

GMcCarthy wrote:He must have been hanging around Todd English too much.
That's actually really funny
by David Walker
November 16th, 2015, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA- Stemware sale- World Market
Replies: 10
Views: 1229

PSA- Stemware sale- World Market

Thanks for this, Jay. My local store (which apparently just opened 1st Oct) was somewhat lean on selection but I was still able to get a decent amount. The duck decanter for $10 was a nice bonus too.
by David Walker
November 16th, 2015, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 2
Views: 386

TN: 2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Nice note, thanks. Happy to have a few of these in the cellar where they'll stay for a few years. I think this a pretty good value relatively speaking.
by David Walker
November 12th, 2015, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Four and a half PYCM premier cru.
Replies: 10
Views: 877

TN: Four and a half PYCM premier cru.

Very nice notes.

My first experience w PYCM was at RN74 several years ago. Been seeking them out since. Just fantastic stuff.
by David Walker
November 11th, 2015, 2:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Signature Thanksgiving Dish
Replies: 48
Views: 1158

Signature Thanksgiving Dish

We did something with brussel sprouts one year. Take each head and separate the leaves. Put them in a skillet with some butter or olive oil. Add in some salt, pepper, garlic, and soften/toast them in the skillet. Actually, we do this a lot, and also on the grill outside. Anyway, served that dish on...
by David Walker
November 11th, 2015, 9:04 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Yet even more NYC restaurant/cocktail recommendations sought.
Replies: 23
Views: 1173

Yet even more NYC restaurant/cocktail recommendations sought.

I see you're back now, but really surprised no one mentioned The Breslin for cocktails. Had one of the best drinks of my life there - Liquid Swords (yes, as in Wu Tang)

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