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by Steve Manzi
August 16th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?
Replies: 91
Views: 7078

Re: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?

Vinous is the only one that I actually trust, and know that it will be consistent month in and month out. And, I can tell by their notes whether I will probably like the wine or not. To me, Vinous/Antonio are what Parker used to be. You may, or may not agree with the "score" of the wine, but you get...
by Steve Manzi
July 20th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Champagne for Harness Racing Fans
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Champagne for Harness Racing Fans

Tough year to try to do this, but I appreciate the effort and the idea. You should think about getting some sort of ZOOM Meeting/drinking/watching the races that day. I think you could do well. But time is running out. If there is anything I can do to help, let me know.
by Steve Manzi
July 7th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: life in Piedmont in 1 month
Replies: 30
Views: 2818

Re: life in Piedmont in 1 month

Just read this thread for the first time. I am STUNNED that someone was looking to travel, and is involved in the health care industry, I think.

And we wonder why the virus is exploding all across our country. Stunningly stupid or selfish people in this country.
by Steve Manzi
March 15th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 15185

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Dennis Atick wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 10:18 am
I posted this in the other thread:

Time to really think about your behavior. Sobering.

George is going to be upset for truth spreading.
by Steve Manzi
March 11th, 2020, 4:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 264
Views: 16591

Re: Why sous vide?

David,

Just to be clear, I mean that I sous vide the steak, THEN ice it down and then broil it. After reading my post again, it seemed confusing.
by Steve Manzi
March 8th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 264
Views: 16591

Re: Why sous vide?

Of all the things I love for sous-vide, steak is not one of them. I think it is the only one...chicken/pork/salmon all excellent with sous vide. Steak given crust necessary is hard with sous vide. Try icing the steaks down throughout the thickness. Then, broil them with some butter painted on each ...
by Steve Manzi
February 2nd, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 2489

Re: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited

Hope there are no alligators with tiny eyes there.
by Steve Manzi
January 21st, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grass fed???
Replies: 59
Views: 4023

Re: Grass fed???

This is an Australian Grass Fed steak purchased from Shop-Rite. Some salt, pepper and garlic salt. Sous Vide @ 125 for about 4 hours. Then seared in Goat's butter.
by Steve Manzi
January 21st, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grass fed???
Replies: 59
Views: 4023

Re: Grass fed???

I just received my first order from the folks at White Oak Pastures, located in Bluffton, GA. They are a terrific operation - 6 generations, 152 years - raising grass fed and free range livestock, as well as produce, and aiming for negative environmental impact by cycling use of land and other tech...
by Steve Manzi
January 20th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Toast Anyone?
Replies: 27
Views: 2391

Re: French Toast Anyone?

My mother used to make the most amazing french toast. I have no idea what she used to do, but I am sure it was incredibly unhealthy. But, it was awesome. A fantastic "crunch" on the outside, and not mushy not he inside. Since she passed away in 1981, I have not had french toast that was even remotel...
by Steve Manzi
January 19th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hard season in Paris.
Replies: 22
Views: 3482

Re: Hard season in Paris.

Highlights why Public Unions can't be allowed to exist. Unions for private companies are fine, if the Union pushes too hard the company goes out of business and no jobs, if the Company pushes too hard the employees move to a different company or industry and the Company goes under. With Public Unio...
by Steve Manzi
January 18th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grass fed???
Replies: 59
Views: 4023

Re: Grass fed???

Keep eating corn fed beef. Should help the ole ticker. champagne.gif neener
by Steve Manzi
January 7th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 24
Views: 2233

Re: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

Based on your earlier comment here and the grass fed discussion, I wouldn't think you'd be caught dead within five miles of a Popeye's! I asked a very simple question, and ever since, you seem to be upset. Eat shit food, or not. I don't care. I eat that stuff a few times a year, maybe 5-7 times I w...
by Steve Manzi
January 6th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 24
Views: 2233

Re: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

Brandon R wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Steve Manzi wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 12:54 pm
Meaning, do some of you actually enjoy eating at these fast food places?
No, Steve, we don't enjoy eating at these fast food places. We do it because we hate it and are masochists. [wink.gif]
Hmmmm....and I never got an invite??? champagne.gif
by Steve Manzi
January 3rd, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 24
Views: 2233

Re: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

Do you guys LQQK to eat Popeye's, or do you decide to eat it only when your time is limited, only fast food choices, want a cheap chicken sandwich that taste pretty good, etc etc? Meaning, do some of you actually enjoy eating at these fast food places?
by Steve Manzi
January 3rd, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grass fed???
Replies: 59
Views: 4023

Re: Grass fed???

It absolutely does if you do a LITTLE homework. But view it anyway you wish.

It's your life.
by Steve Manzi
December 31st, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 12942

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

I seem to remember....

CaReFuL

C R F L are pronounced at the end in most instances.

You don't get a 65 and a 66 in two years of High School French for nothing. [wink.gif]
by Steve Manzi
December 31st, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 12942

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

Brian Tuite wrote:
July 10th, 2016, 1:56 pm
Chris S i n g h wrote:Quivet - any help on this one?
Kwiv it
??

Kweevay
by Steve Manzi
December 31st, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grass fed???
Replies: 59
Views: 4023

Re: Grass fed???

Who the hell is eating beef for the health benefits?!? I don't eat steak often, but when I do, I'm certainly not thinking, "Hey, this grass fed ribeye will be so much healthier for me." I want what, to me, tastes better. Sounds like an opinion of a young guy who has not faced much health problems. ...
by Steve Manzi
December 30th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grass fed???
Replies: 59
Views: 4023

Re: Grass fed???

The difference between grass raised/fed, is the difference between life and death to many. The health benefits to proper Grass Fed beef is too big to ignore.
by Steve Manzi
December 27th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grass fed???
Replies: 59
Views: 4023

Re: Grass fed???

i think you first need to distinguish between grass-fed, grass-finished, and grain-finished. almost all beef you can buy is grass-fed then grain-finished (includes soy and other non-grass feed). given the extreme rarity of actual fully pastured meat (end-to-end) and the variety of regions and breed...
by Steve Manzi
December 14th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wife Just Got A Case of Wine Delivered, Am I alllowed to look?
Replies: 56
Views: 2523

Re: Wife Just Got A Case of Wine Delivered, Am I alllowed to look?

Not only are you allowed to look, you are required to reseal it with booby trapped coiled paper spring snakes. How DARE she buy wine without her spouse knowing about it. [wink.gif]
by Steve Manzi
December 11th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Trading Places theme Dinner
Replies: 18
Views: 1663

Re: Trading Places theme Dinner

Chris Blum wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 7:35 pm
What’s a Coleman steak?
It's just a company that I see that sells game meats. Was just trying to think of something that fit. [wink.gif]
by Steve Manzi
December 10th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Trading Places theme Dinner
Replies: 18
Views: 1663

Re: Trading Places theme Dinner

Have some kind of Coleman Steak
by Steve Manzi
November 30th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best red wine for jus/sauce
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: best red wine for jus/sauce

mattcitrang wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 10:54 am
How well would a corked wine work?
I laughed at a local restaurant for taking my corked wine to cook with, and posted about it here. People I trust said it is perfectly fine to cook with corked wine, as it will cook off.
by Steve Manzi
November 22nd, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best easy mashed potatoes recipe?
Replies: 32
Views: 2074

Re: best easy mashed potatoes recipe?

Joe Chanley wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 10:28 am
i use kerry gold in pretty much everything
I used Kerrygold as well. But I have been switching to Goat's butter for just about everything lately.
by Steve Manzi
November 17th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Kentucky Derby and Louisville, KY
Replies: 27
Views: 1383

Re: Kentucky Derby and Louisville, KY

IF it is anything like the Preakness, I would not go if you only get bleacher seats, no matter what the cost. IF going and money is no object (within reason) I would pay up to get what you want. IF you are not a regular, you are not getting good seating and not annoyingly crowded, you will get nothi...
by Steve Manzi
November 17th, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Kentucky Derby and Louisville, KY
Replies: 27
Views: 1383

Re: Kentucky Derby and Louisville, KY

Wow. I had no idea it can cost THAT much for a ticket to the KY Derby.
by Steve Manzi
November 5th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 143
Views: 10332

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I went by my local Popeye's at lunch today. I swore I'd never darken their doors again due to their piss poor service but you guys have been raving about this sandwich so I thought I'd give it a try. They were out of the chicken sandwich along with french fries, sprite and couple of other items I f...
by Steve Manzi
October 21st, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 264
Views: 16591

Re: Why sous vide?

LOL....what a jackass you are Foley.

Sorry that I did not go ga ga over your Pie Crust. [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
by Steve Manzi
October 21st, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 264
Views: 16591

Re: Why sous vide?

Well. I was trying to be nice about it. To ME, the crust is not what "I" like.

For ME, the crust needs to be flaky and moist.

I did say "sorry", but I guess you needed to be an *sshole. You win.
by Steve Manzi
October 21st, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 264
Views: 16591

Re: Why sous vide?

The pie filling looks awesome. The pie crust? Not so much. (sorry)
by Steve Manzi
October 10th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 4111

Re: Newark Airport

The attitude of the workers there make Newark a horrible place. I believe NYers are just so accustomed to rude and obnoxious people they don’t notice as much as others. United added to the pain when they dropped JFK. Now, I refuse to do the EWR to JFK transfer, period. Helps keep me out of EWR. NJ ...
by Steve Manzi
August 27th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 143
Views: 10332

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

We drove up to Boston on Thursday and we were "starving" and in a dead area. Got off where they said there was "food" and we had a choice: Wendys/Popeye's. We almost NEVER eat fast food anymore. And I have never had anything from Popeye's...ever. We decided on Popeye's. The line for drive up was ins...
by Steve Manzi
August 17th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 117
Views: 15390

Re: Greater Boston

Thanks Kevin! That is a lot of good info. Much appreciated.
by Steve Manzi
August 16th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 117
Views: 15390

Re: Greater Boston

We are headed to Bedford, MA next weekend to see Karen's family. I would like to try to find a nice place to take her brother and his wife. His wife is on a diet and just began and is trying to do the protein thing. She is NOT a foodie, but Karen's brother likes food and always enjoys these outings....
by Steve Manzi
July 20th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3746

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Kevin Porter wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 11:39 am
If they were represented to have been stored similarly in the same cellar I would wonder why the label on the significantly older bottle is in such better shape.
That is what I was going to post.
by Steve Manzi
July 13th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 320
Views: 23090

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

that is funny, yes the interweb is a funny thing with the WA changes, need to be a IT software person Gary, Doesn't everyone have to have the full name somewhere? Maybe I am missing it. Observed in the breach, I am afraid. Ahhhh.....I did a forensic search and found it. Thanks. [wink.gif]
by Steve Manzi
July 13th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 320
Views: 23090

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I could never find a way to sign on to the thing! Even when I was a subscriber. It was harder to get into than finding Waldo. that is funny, yes the interweb is a funny thing with the WA changes, need to be a IT software person Gary, Doesn't everyone have to have the full name somewhere? Maybe I am...
by Steve Manzi
July 9th, 2019, 12:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 4716

Re: What meals did you grow up on

How many of your parents had a bowl of bacon grease or other grease that sat on the stove for easy access? Was there a huge can of Crisco in the pantry? Now it is my turn to laugh Randy. My father made my mother keep ALL bacon grease. The smell of it made me what to puke. I hated that smell. He mad...
by Steve Manzi
July 5th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you drinking in homage of the demise of eBob? 1995 Ch. Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre for me.
Replies: 59
Views: 3181

Re: What are you drinking in homage of the demise of eBob? 1995 Ch. Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre for me.

Do you both think that was true in the later stages of his career? I do not. I followed Parker for years, say 1992-2000, then took a wine hiatus. I came back in/around 2005, joined eBob and reads his review, and either his palate was quite different, mine was, the market changed, or more likely, al...
by Steve Manzi
July 5th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 320
Views: 23090

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I was an early member and frequent poster on the Parker / Squires board. I think at one point I was in the top 5 (or at least top 10) for number of posts. I found it an incredible resource for wine lovers. While this board certainly has (now) a broader reach, I think the combination of breadth and ...
by Steve Manzi
July 5th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3861

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

when I was first getting into wine around '90, I bought cases of the '89 Rayas and a case of the '90 Rayas. When I went back for more '90 Rayas, the price jumped from $50/bottle to $55/bottle. I refused to pay the increase. I showed them.
by Steve Manzi
July 4th, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Aruba: Suggestions for Restaurants etc.
Replies: 47
Views: 3926

Re: Aruba: Suggestions for Restaurants etc.

Last time there, a few years ago, we enjoyed Taste of Belgium. Fun beer selection for Aruba. Good was good too.

https://www.tasteofbelgium.aw
by Steve Manzi
July 2nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 4716

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Dave McIsaac wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 12:33 pm
SOS - "$hit On a Shingle

Chipped beef, butter, flour, milk and pepper over toast

Sounds gross, but is quite tasty
My father flew bombers in WWII. My mother had standing orders:

NO chipped beet on toast
NO Wonder Bread
NO White Chicken meat
by Steve Manzi
July 2nd, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 4716

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Brandon R wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 2:49 pm
Tuna noodle casserole flirtysmile
Ugh...yeah, thanks for reminding me. I hated that shit.
by Steve Manzi
July 1st, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 4716

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Pasta 3 times a week. Fried potatoes and scrambled eggs for dinner Chuck steak once a week or every one week Lasagna or stuffed shells throw in Leftovers galore or whatever my mother could throw together and call a meal NEVER ate out, NEVER ordered in except maybe a pizza once in a blue moon Lots of...
by Steve Manzi
June 28th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine And A-Fib?
Replies: 37
Views: 3121

Re: Wine And A-Fib?

I had catheter ablation for the same thing, but I'd hesitate before offering you much advice. SVTs are like Parkinson's symptoms -- they can mean different things for different people. However I can tell you this, which no one else told me -- my symptoms are closely correlated with dehydration. I h...
by Steve Manzi
June 18th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 4184

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

Zucc sure was a fine source for stock picks though. [tease.gif] [wink.gif]

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