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by Karr!ng M o a n
February 10th, 2017, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Minneapolis Wine Store Recos
Replies: 47
Views: 2241

Minneapolis Wine Store Recos

Yeah, I have to put in another vote for Sunfish as it is my local bar and wine shop. They have a nice little wine bar, very good shop, and conduct a lot of interesting classes. I've seen a fair amount of producer tastings that have been really good.

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
January 27th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Johan Vineyards Library 3-packs!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2407

Johan Vineyards Library 3-packs!!

Dan Rinke wrote:
Karr!ng M o a n wrote:I just got a case of pet nat.
Got your order. Thanks for jumping on it!
I loved the pet nat last year. One of my favorites from BD.

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
January 27th, 2017, 2:05 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Johan Vineyards Library 3-packs!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2407

Johan Vineyards Library 3-packs!!

I just got a case of pet nat.
by Karr!ng M o a n
September 10th, 2016, 12:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best spicy bloody mary mix?
Replies: 21
Views: 1378

Best spicy bloody mary mix?

I have always used Zing Zang, but I was at a bar in Minneapolis and their mix was way better. I asked what it was and they said Whiskey Willies. They used to use Zing Zang, but just found Whiskey Willies better so they stuck with it.

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
July 11th, 2016, 8:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Home made lamb burgers.
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Home made lamb burgers.

I am lucky to have a local grocery store that has a good fat mix and grind. I mix crumbled goat cheese into my burgers with salt and pepper. I have tried many different versions from cookbooks and magazines that put middle eastern spices in, but I still find salt and pepper with some cheese is my fa...
by Karr!ng M o a n
May 25th, 2016, 1:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Recent New Orleans Eats

FWIW, a chef I know who works at Peche recommended Kin.

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
May 14th, 2016, 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lyon
Replies: 55
Views: 4360

Lyon

I honeymooned there about 5 years ago, and I imagine that things have changed a bit. With that said, I love Lyon. I had my first child while living in Annecy, and Lyon was a frequent stop. I did do a google map of restaurants, hotels, etc in preparation for my trip that I will link below. I used Cho...
by Karr!ng M o a n
April 27th, 2016, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine in Vienna
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Wine in Vienna

...and frankly, I thought Sacher tort was better in Budapest than Vienna...

Yeah, I know, heresy.

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
April 27th, 2016, 11:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine in Vienna
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Wine in Vienna

I used to frequent the Eulenest wine bar in Vienna. I don't think it is anything super special, but if you want to try a variety of Austrian whites, then it was good for me.
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 14th, 2016, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Undervalued wine regions?
Replies: 67
Views: 3040

Undervalued wine regions?

When I lived in the Balkans, I found Croatian and Slovenian wines very good and usually good values. With that said, wines from Tikveš in Macedonia (Bovin), Naoussa in northern Greece (a lot of unpronounceable ones), and Villány in southern Hungary (Tiffan, Malatinszky for instance) were my go-to wi...
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 12th, 2016, 8:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Official kitchen knife thread

I am always disappointed when I have a task that is unsuited for my nakiri- it is such a delight to use. Nakiris are fun to use. Full stop. Just enough knuckle clearance, easy to sharpen, no tip to worry about, and it excels at so many veggie tasks that are common in the American kitchen (except on...
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 12th, 2016, 8:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Official kitchen knife thread

Robert Pollard-Smith wrote: I am always disappointed when I have a task that is unsuited for my nakiri- it is such a delight to use.
Nakiris are fun to use. Full stop.

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
January 28th, 2016, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, What's Your BerserkerDay Damage?
Replies: 108
Views: 4527

So, What's Your BerserkerDay Damage?

...Newbies go over board and then slack off, been there, done that. [cheers.gif] That's probably true, but I have to say that I like buying on Berserker Day as it helps me break out of my shell and try new wines while supporting this community and getting a good deal. This year I bought 60 bottles ...
by Karr!ng M o a n
January 28th, 2016, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, What's Your BerserkerDay Damage?
Replies: 108
Views: 4527

So, What's Your BerserkerDay Damage?

Those of you who keep track of cost are masochists. I have a very simple math. I bought from 12 berserker offers. That means I spent over $12. That's all I need to know. k. You spent over $1/order? Baller. http://i975.photobucket.com/albums/ae232/ambereyes525/001103x8.gif I'm a one-dollar baller. K...
by Karr!ng M o a n
January 28th, 2016, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, What's Your BerserkerDay Damage?
Replies: 108
Views: 4527

So, What's Your BerserkerDay Damage?

About $436. I grabbed a 3-pack of THE DEBATE. Could not pass on this one. After Aubert, Saxum, Quivet, and Rhys it's been a pretty busy month... JF Those of you who keep track of cost are masochists. I have a very simple math: I bought from 12 berserker offers, that = I spent over $12. That's all I...
by Karr!ng M o a n
January 28th, 2016, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, What's Your BerserkerDay Damage?
Replies: 108
Views: 4527

So, What's Your BerserkerDay Damage?

For me:

Jean Edwards
Patricia Green
Zoetic
Johan Vineyards
Enkidu
Ladd
Tercero
Chester's Anvil
Loring
Keating
Flannery Beef
Cabot
by Karr!ng M o a n
January 28th, 2016, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where do YOU cut the foil?
Replies: 89
Views: 5113

Where do you cut the foil?

I have to say I don't care for the heavier metal foils that they use in the US. They seem unnecessary to me. I like the lighter weight nonmetallic 'foils' they use more in Europe. These are easy to just grip with the hand and pull off. But with the heavier foils, I find that running the foil cutter ...
by Karr!ng M o a n
January 28th, 2016, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where do YOU cut the foil?
Replies: 89
Views: 5113

Where do you cut the foil?

Below the lip is "proper" and you can get the cleanest line that way. For home consumption, just pull it off. Citation? Or is this based upon the historical lead content as someone else noted? There is also a sediment issue. Foils weren't as tightly applied to the bottle in the day and dust and dir...
by Karr!ng M o a n
December 16th, 2015, 6:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Official kitchen knife thread

Alan Eden wrote:You might want to check out expressionsofthevine, its $99 but that gets you unlimited free shipping and 30% off a lot of good wines
Will do. Thanks.

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
December 13th, 2015, 4:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Official kitchen knife thread

I've been quiet on the knife and wine forums for a while, and it will likely continue this way for a year or two more. My wife is in the middle of a partnership buy-in and we are fixing up a house for sale, so I have put a hold on knife buying and gone the budget route with wine drinking. I actually...
by Karr!ng M o a n
December 13th, 2015, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Official kitchen knife thread

Wilburn Forge used to be not thaaaat expensive relative to the big names, now he is one of the Big Names. Yeah, once they get their master smith stamp, prices jump quite a bit. But I have also been noticing that newer makers who have trained under other master smiths have been starting with higher ...
by Karr!ng M o a n
September 7th, 2015, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antsy in Annecy
Replies: 15
Views: 951

Antsy in Annecy

I lived in Annecy for a while and simply loved it. Your post brings back many memories. I moved there to have my first child, but ended up living in Annecy and having my kid in Geneva. Took many a walk along the lake.

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
June 25th, 2015, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Denner mistreating customers ?
Replies: 225
Views: 8129

Is Denner mistreating customers ?

What is especially troubling, Alan, is how you referred to Denner as "bastards" after they came through for you. Unless that was a (terribly misguided) attempt at humor. Come on. It was obviously a joke. There's plenty of real stuff to be annoyed at here. You don't need to manufacture more. That's ...
by Karr!ng M o a n
June 22nd, 2015, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Denner mistreating customers ?
Replies: 225
Views: 8129

Is Denner mistreating customers ?

Whoa. This is a true WB roller coaster. I've been on vacation on the lovely north shore of Superior and just read through this whole thread so maybe I am too relaxed to get worked up about it. Though the thread title was rather provocative, reading the original post (and then re-reading it after I ...
by Karr!ng M o a n
June 22nd, 2015, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Denner mistreating customers ?
Replies: 225
Views: 8129

Is Denner mistreating customers ?

Whoa. This is a true WB roller coaster. I've been on vacation on the lovely north shore of Superior and just read through this whole thread so maybe I am too relaxed to get worked up about it. Though the thread title was rather provocative, reading the original post (and then re-reading it after I f...
by Karr!ng M o a n
June 11th, 2015, 3:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Restaurants in St Paul or Minneapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3830

Restaurants in St Paul or Minneapolis

AND FOR ROCK AND ROLL- Check out the TURF CLUB - on University Avenue. A fabulous old school rock and roll club - good beer selection - always an interesting lineup - http://turfclub.net/shows/ And didn't they just remodel? Someone recommended the restaurant, but it had never occurred to me to eat ...
by Karr!ng M o a n
June 10th, 2015, 7:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Restaurants in St Paul or Minneapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3830

Restaurants in St Paul or Minneapolis

A lot of good recommendations, so I will just add some along the edges and second my favorites. * Favorites: Alma, Bachelor Farmer, 112, Bar La Grassa, Picolo, Tilia, and Meritage. * New Ones I have liked: Brasserie Zentral, Tongue in Cheek, and Third Bird. * Lunch/Outside: I love going to Fika if i...
by Karr!ng M o a n
June 3rd, 2015, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Library Pass- Game Changer
Replies: 152
Views: 13149

Wine Library Pass- Game Changer

I'm a big fan of the library pass and have used it a half dozen times maybe. The wife and I are going through the dreaded 'buy-in' to her medical practice, so funds are tight. I quit most of my wine clubs (which was a lot) and now I value shop almost exclusively at Wine Library. Thank god they start...
by Karr!ng M o a n
March 6th, 2015, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Torrin on deck
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Torrin on deck

Man, I was avoiding this thread. With a partnership buy-in looming, I'm having to rethink my wine purchasing and I am paring down my clubs. I just put 4 bottles in my cart, but I am still wavering.

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
March 4th, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cutlery Set <$350
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Cutlery Set <$350

I would focus less on the dishwasher issue. She knows that a new set of knives would need to be washed by hand. That's good :) Does she care what style of handle it has? A 210mm gyuto/chef knife and a 120-150mm petty/utility knife is a pretty versatile combo. Frankly, you could pick up any combinat...
by Karr!ng M o a n
March 4th, 2015, 11:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cutlery Set <$350
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Cutlery Set <$350

Yeah, the knife in the dishwasher is a tough one to get over. With that said, I would recommend probably one good knife (right now at least) that has a wood handle that can be ruined in the dishwasher. It doesn't really matter which brand at this point, maybe any of the Miyabi stainless lines or som...
by Karr!ng M o a n
March 3rd, 2015, 5:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does anyone watch Masterchef Junior?
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Does anyone watch Masterchef Junior?

I am going to give a dissenting vote for this show. After watching a half season once, I simply didn't care for it. Sure the kids can be adorable and they are very good cooks for their age, but there is something about reality shows with kids that seems even more contrived than the adult versions. B...
by Karr!ng M o a n
March 2nd, 2015, 7:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Karring, How do you use that style of slicer? Or for what? I'm thinking something in that style will be my next knife, but I honestly don't know how all I will use one... Silly hobby! Andrew I use them for everything really. Slicing all types of proteins cooked or not, charcuterie, cutting melons, ...
by Karr!ng M o a n
March 2nd, 2015, 1:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Man, I have been cutting with the Don Nguyen and the Bloodroot knives on and off today to see which one I want to keep, and it is going to be tough sending one of them back. I've even been comparing it to a favorite of mine, a Tsourkan, just to have a baseline -- and they all perform so well. I migh...
by Karr!ng M o a n
March 2nd, 2015, 5:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Karring, Interested to hear your thoughts on the knives you used from Bloodroot Blades. I have several and have hesitated from bringing them up on the forum because of how they handle their sales (flash sales very couple of months). I think they are really great both from a functionality and aesthe...
by Karr!ng M o a n
March 1st, 2015, 11:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Mark is correct. And if I were going to get a wa handle done right now I would probably go with HattoriChop. Beautiful work and new vendor (read no wait list).

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
March 1st, 2015, 7:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

There have been quite a few wa makers pop up in the last few years, but here are some that frequent the forums and usually produce high quality work. Stefan is one of the best, but his handle making has slowed a bit in the last year or two. I think he mentioned that he might start making some more t...
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 28th, 2015, 11:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Thanks Karring. Looks like quite a few of those amazing knives in the picture have been re-handled - can you recommend a couple of re-handlers? Phillip It depends upon if you want to re-handle a western-style handle that is common on knives in the US or the the wa-style often seen on knives from Ja...
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 28th, 2015, 5:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Alan Eden wrote:Karring

Is that the Martell 19 that i sold to Justin
Not sure, but I know that Justin bought it off of someone, so it could be. I didn't check out the number. Mine is #10, but I think it was the 4th one he made.

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 28th, 2015, 5:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Phillip Hunt wrote:Karring - how are you liking that Zakuri from Japan?
To be honest, I haven't had a chance to use it much yet, but hopefully that will change here in March. I have used smaller Zakuri's and liked them though.

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 24th, 2015, 6:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Those pictures reinforce the amazing difficulty in settling on a purchase. [help.gif] Or you just settle on them all ;) Actually, we got in several tester knives, which was nice. These events are also a good time to figure out what one needs. One chef brought a billet of damascus and got a knife ma...
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 22nd, 2015, 3:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

This is one of the tables. We had somewhere between 150-160 knives.

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 20th, 2015, 7:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Dave Gottschalk wrote:Wish I was closer Karring, I think that would be fun.
And it starts….
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 18th, 2015, 7:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Just to whet the knife appetites a bit. I am having a knife gathering at my place in Minneapolis this weekend. Yes, people gather for other things than wine ;) There will probably be 70+ knives from personal collections. We also got some custom makers to make a few loaner knives to try out: Bloodroo...
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 10th, 2015, 10:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone cooking rabbit?
Replies: 34
Views: 1547

Anyone cooking rabbit?

alan weinberg wrote:I do it à la moutard
Yep, and I have made this recipe a few times with success.

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/R ... tard-Sauce

k.
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 9th, 2015, 3:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Ok, this isn't about knives, but something else sharp: scissors. I ran into it on one of the knife forums, and even though it is slightly off topic, I think it captures in many ways the craftsmanship that attracts me to custom knives.

k.

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by Karr!ng M o a n
February 7th, 2015, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rasa
Replies: 16
Views: 785

Rasa

I like several of their wines, and yes, they have some very pricey bottles too. However, as others have stated, they usually have sales on their wines a few times a year and you can still pick up some 2009s off of Full Pull -- but they are only roughly $10 off. Not a great discount really. Plus you ...
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 5th, 2015, 9:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Karr Don't get me wrong. It is a KD and it is THE BEST knife I ever had. And the blade is really beautiful and elegant. Although the knife has a little wear, Dave Mattel did very nice touch up on it. When said "not the best looking knife", I meant I personally like the damascus steel work by some A...
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 5th, 2015, 8:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Karr Don't get me wrong. It is a KD and it is THE BEST knife I ever had. And the blade is really beautiful and elegant. Although the knife has a little wear, Dave Mattel did very nice touch up on it. When said "not the best looking knife", I meant I personally like the damascus steel work by some A...
by Karr!ng M o a n
February 5th, 2015, 6:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 648
Views: 53268

Hattori knives

Very nice David, How did you get a KD series? I thought the wait list was years. How do you like it? Got it from a kichenknifeforum..It is from a professional chef from Cali. It is a used knife. Dave Martell did a nice touch up. The knife is as sharp as any new knifes I ever got. I was wondering ab...

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