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by awilliamson4
October 21st, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: EH Talyor Old fashioned Sour Mash
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: EH Talyor Old fashioned Sour Mash

Not to be a buzzkill but you should look into Bottle Blue Book for more accurate pricing ideas. One bottle at retail is not really the going market.
by awilliamson4
October 12th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Liquor to trade
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Liquor to trade

I would be interested in trading either wine or bourbon.
by awilliamson4
August 20th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 2984

Re: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions

SO glad I found this thread as my wife and I are heading to this area in October. Not clear where the country (or Texas) will be in Oct, but keep in mind that New York State has a strict 14-day quarantine to keep COVID in check against Texas and many, many other states that you need to abide by if ...
by awilliamson4
August 19th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 2984

Re: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions

SO glad I found this thread as my wife and I are heading to this area in October. I have no knowledge of the wines at all and am excited to try some. That being said, we are really going to relax and unwind (after living with my parents and then her parents for over a year while renovating a house)...
by awilliamson4
August 19th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 2984

Re: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions

Also we will not be traveling into Canada and any other restaurant recommendations in the FLX area are appreciated.
by awilliamson4
August 19th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 2984

Re: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions

SO glad I found this thread as my wife and I are heading to this area in October. I have no knowledge of the wines at all and am excited to try some. That being said, we are really going to relax and unwind (after living with my parents and then her parents for over a year while renovating a house)....
by awilliamson4
June 22nd, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Allocated Bourbons
Replies: 25
Views: 2893

Re: WTB: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

CJ What vintage are you looking for and how soon do you need it.
by awilliamson4
January 16th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Naples, FL Dining
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Re: Naples, FL Dining

Bar tulip is a must for cocktails. Campiello has a new club in the back. The Continental still has steaks and vibes figured out. Captain and Krewe is still awesome for lunch or fish market. Sails is really the new kid on the block. Beautiful space and traditional European service with great wood gri...
by awilliamson4
October 16th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1173
Views: 67347

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

johngonzales wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 1:37 pm
HAs anyone been to Ronan??? Food??? Corkage???
Ronan is outstanding and you can BYO although I forget the rules.
by awilliamson4
July 22nd, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 45172

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Galit in Lincoln Park is fantastic. Top notch all the way across the board...Zach Engel is pushing hard there right now....be prepared to see it get some serious recognition.
by awilliamson4
June 6th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 473
Views: 94531

Re: Philadelphia, PA

Andiario in West Chester, PA allows corkage at $10 per bottle.
by awilliamson4
June 4th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 162283

Re: New York City Restaurants

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 11:38 am
Crown Shy serves what type of food?
New American. These are ex Eleven Madison Park alums.
by awilliamson4
June 4th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1173
Views: 67347

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Just a quick note on a not new spot. I went to Animal for the first time 3 weeks ago and the food was fantastic, playful and impressive. The service was pure garbage. I am not sure if they just have such a following that they can mail it, but no single server there seemed interested and most of them...
by awilliamson4
June 4th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1173
Views: 67347

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Another LA spot that needs touting is Ronan. It is one of the best cocktail programs I have encountered recently and the food was all great. This isn't fancy food, just a really well thought through menu utilizing a live fire and Californian and regional Italian influences. The vibe is fantastic and...
by awilliamson4
June 4th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1173
Views: 67347

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I'd have tp echo the sentiment on here for Auburn. Very mature and beautiful restaurant with a clever way to present a tasting menu. I tasted everything on the menu and it is all very very good. I would think that it would be in the running for one maybe 2 Michelin stars. Chef Bost is a very congeni...
by awilliamson4
June 4th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 162283

Re: New York City Restaurants

A PSA from two dinners in NYC last week. TAK ROOM at Hudson yards is Thomas Keller's throwback to the 50's restaurant. I really enjoyed it. As one would expect flawless service and all the food was really good. It is super expensive but the amount of detail put into everything from the cocktails to ...
by awilliamson4
June 3rd, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Glennon: TN and thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Domaine Glennon: TN and thoughts

I just wanted to share a discovery that I just had. I was at our groups annual summer sipper event where we get the significant others and kids together, eat casual food and drink mostly summer sippers. I was introduced to Domaine Glennon and was able to taste both their Chardonnay and Rose and came...
by awilliamson4
November 14th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Asking for Dallas restaurants
Replies: 21
Views: 1493

Re: Asking for Dallas restaurants

Fachinni, Trompo for tacos, Alice for a scene
by awilliamson4
June 25th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 500
Views: 46291

Chicago and suburbs

Longman & Eagle is $25 per bottle but fee is waived with a bottle purchased off of their list.
by awilliamson4
June 13th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 500
Views: 46291

Chicago and suburbs

Bellemore allows BYO and corkage is $25/ bottle.
by awilliamson4
May 23rd, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 500
Views: 46291

Chicago and suburbs

Bar Biscay allows corkage at $25 per bottle provided that the wine is not on their list.
by awilliamson4
May 23rd, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 500
Views: 46291

Chicago and suburbs

Proxi allows corkage. $25 for the first bottle and $50 each bottle after.
by awilliamson4
May 23rd, 2018, 7:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 45172

Chicago Restaurant Thread

I did Proxi Monday night. Food was terrific and the service was really average. Started at the host stand and all the way through. Went to Bar Biscay last night. Such a fun restaurant. Food was so good and the atmosphere is great. Great staff and service....BYO is $25 and can't be on their list (whi...
by awilliamson4
March 22nd, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 45172

Chicago Restaurant Thread

I went to S.K.Y. Last night and was really impressed. We did the 6 course tasting menu which is a steal at $49. I thought the interesting thing about this meal was that there was no frills. No fancy plating. Plates look like something I could do at home but the flavors were so elevated and concise. ...
by awilliamson4
March 22nd, 2018, 7:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 45172

Chicago Restaurant Thread

Sorry chicken liver. Auto correct
by awilliamson4
March 21st, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Champagne goes with everything...but what is its IDEAL food pairing?
Replies: 56
Views: 3045

Champagne goes with everything...but what is its IDEAL food pairing?

Betty C wrote:Potato chips, hands down. Bonus points if they're homemade.

Coincidentally or not, potato chips are also the ideal pairing for caviar.
This all day. Classic Lays.
by awilliamson4
March 21st, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 45172

Chicago Restaurant Thread

Went to the Loyalist last night. It's a really fun experience. Food was great. Cocktails are
Great. Fun music, lively atmosphere. Chicken wings with chicken lover sauce are amazing.

Doing S.K.Y. Tonight.
by awilliamson4
March 5th, 2018, 6:42 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Dallas
Replies: 87
Views: 16336

Dallas

Just a quick update. I went to Urbano last week with a group for a Dom tasting. I hadn't been in probably 2.5 years. I can honestly say, that it was the worst meal I have ever had at a restaurant in Dallas. The food was so mind blowingly pedestrian. It's a huge disappointment. Ever since Keo left as...
by awilliamson4
February 28th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2413
Views: 203846

Steak Porn

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:What is #A7?
My bad meant to say MS#7.
by awilliamson4
February 28th, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2413
Views: 203846

Steak Porn

Quick pic of a bunch of Australian Wagyu #A7 strips.
by awilliamson4
October 20th, 2017, 12:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Durango CO -- Dinner and Lunch ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Durango CO -- Dinner and Lunch ideas

I was there briefly this summer on my way to Telluride. We had dinner at Steamworks Brewpub which serves bar food, albeit, really good bar food. We had a fantastic breakfast at kassidy's korner.
hope this helps.
by awilliamson4
October 18th, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 134
Views: 11001

Recent New Orleans Eats

Galtoires is just not any good. It has to be the most over rated of all of the old New Orleans staples. My dad, however, loves it so im sure there is some sort of nostalgia factor that i do not understand. Recent notes: Went to R'evolution last week for dinner and it was outstanding. Food and servic...
by awilliamson4
August 29th, 2017, 10:51 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Italy Late Summer 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Italy Late Summer 2017

I am just putting this here not really for discussion, but for people to have as data points for their future trips. We flew from Dallas to Rome and landed here on Sunday. We checked into our hotel and grabbed breakfast then head out to walk around. We eventually stopped at Emma Pizzaria con Cucina ...
by awilliamson4
May 18th, 2017, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Napanook by Dominus, Napa
Replies: 19
Views: 1127

TN: 2013 Napanook by Dominus, Napa

Not a contemplative wine, nor is it unique. It's just a solid expression of Napa Cab. There is a place in my stable for a wine like this, it's great for guests with varying palates. It's a strong wine in a setting where wine is appreciated but not the focus. (92+ pts.) http://i68.tinypic.com/122c8x...
by awilliamson4
May 16th, 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Naples, FL Dining
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Naples, FL Dining

Not sure where you are staying so ill throw out some ideas. If you have specific questions, i am happy to answer them. We spend a bunch of time there each year. Bleu Provence is fantastic....unreal wine list. The family who owns and runs it is all world. Bar Tulia is great for casual italian influen...
by awilliamson4
May 14th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Portugal Restaurant recommendations (various cities)
Replies: 18
Views: 1496

Portugal Restaurant recommendations (various cities)

Time Out Lisbon is a massive food hall that is really fun and lively....kids not a problem and everyone can get what they want.
by awilliamson4
May 4th, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sacramento
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Sacramento

I will be in Sacramento June 6th-9th for work and have never been. I looked through some old posts about the dining scene, but they were several years old. Any favorites on here? Also i will probably have to have a work dinner 1 night but could meet up with others if available. I can check wine.
by awilliamson4
May 4th, 2017, 12:21 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Have you dealt with LJ McLeod? (Mod edit)
Replies: 101
Views: 10864

Have you dealt with LJ McLeod? (Mod edit)

I have never met a trustworthy person who goes by 'LJ'
by awilliamson4
April 25th, 2017, 12:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: B.L.T
Replies: 31
Views: 1567

B.L.T

I would agree that lettuce is the least important part but in my opinion it is a necessary part of the sandwich...not a lot of it but just a couple of slice but they have to be crisp and clean. I wasted a bunch of lettuce trimming to get those pieces in the pictures.
by awilliamson4
April 24th, 2017, 2:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: B.L.T
Replies: 31
Views: 1567

B.L.T

[I had been having a craving that I could not get past for weeks. I had everything ready to go 2 weekends ago when someone threw out my hot house tomato because it had a blemish on it. The craving would not subside. I had to have it. So with my wife out and my kids napping I was able to take my time...
by awilliamson4
April 4th, 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 45172

Chicago Restaurant Thread

Corey - perfect review! I'll never go back. It is interesting and very tasty, but the wine service at Schwa was so poor (the worst I've ever experienced at a fine dining restaurant) that I just cannot justify returning. I brought 4 bottles, not intending to go through them all (there were only two ...
by awilliamson4
March 7th, 2017, 8:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 45172

Chicago Restaurant Thread

Party of 4....just an average Thursday.
by awilliamson4
March 7th, 2017, 7:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 45172

Chicago Restaurant Thread

I did Schwa last year and took a bottle for the kitchen as well as bubbles a white and 2 reds. Do not be surprised to see your wine hat you brought being poured for another table. Food is excellent. Atmosphere is contagious. hard not to have fun.
by awilliamson4
January 25th, 2017, 1:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2413
Views: 203846

Steak Porn

Wagyu baseball cut sirloin. Salt crusted, pan sear, oven and finally brown butter pan seared again.
by awilliamson4
January 24th, 2017, 9:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Malibu, Westlake Village Dining Reccomendations
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Malibu, Westlake Village Dining Reccomendations

I will be in the area from March 2-5 for the Malibu Gran Fondo. I know very little about the area but my wife will be with me and we will want to go out. Staying at the Four seasons Westlake Village.
Thanks in advance.
by awilliamson4
December 28th, 2016, 10:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2413
Views: 203846

Steak Porn

Japanese A5

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