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by Jeff Twersky
December 6th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mezcal advice?
Replies: 53
Views: 5504

Re: Mezcal advice?

RyanC wrote: October 24th, 2020, 9:03 am I recently bought a bottle of Mezcalero No. 22 (Don Valente Angel García) (Bicuishe)

It's one of the finest Mezcal's I've had. Intense and hyper-complex but ridiculously balanced with a velvet texture.
Good choice.
by Jeff Twersky
March 23rd, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 95
Views: 6430

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

Made kimchee soondubu jjigae (spicy kimchee soft tofu soup) tonight. There are lots of recipes online, and it is easy to make. I don't have anchovy broth, so we substitute vegetable or other broth, depending on what is in the cupboard. If you like spicy food, this is for you.
by Jeff Twersky
February 26th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Washington State Wine Trip - Recommendations Needed!
Replies: 25
Views: 3639

Re: Washington State Wine Trip - Recommendations Needed!

If you end up driving from Seattle to Walla Walla, and if you like tamales, definitely stop at Los Hernandez in Union Gap. That drive takes you past Red Mountain and there are some good wineries to visit there, including Tapteil and Col Salare.
by Jeff Twersky
January 20th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Washington State Wine Trip - Recommendations Needed!
Replies: 25
Views: 3639

Re: Washington State Wine Trip - Recommendations Needed!

Thanks Albert. We’re planning on flying in to Seattle as my wife has never been and wants to see the sights. Will then head towards Walla Walla with some interim spots before heading back towards Seattle and doing Bainbridge Is and some hiking. Can’t wait! Since you are driving from Seattle to WW, ...
by Jeff Twersky
January 18th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Washington State Wine Trip - Recommendations Needed!
Replies: 25
Views: 3639

Re: Washington State Wine Trip - Recommendations Needed!

It has been a couple of years since our daughter graduated from Whitman, so some of this may be dated. In town, I would add Kerloo and Maison Bleue, and I also second the recommendation for Sleight of Hand. Also, The Foundry, if not for the wine, then for the art. It is one of the largest foundries ...
by Jeff Twersky
January 4th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best beers 2019 edition
Replies: 15
Views: 3474

Re: Best beers 2019 edition

The Ruby Brink has had Cascade Bourbonic Plague on tap the last month or so. Blend of sour imperial porters, aged in bourbon and wine barrels.
by Jeff Twersky
December 19th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 35
Views: 7426

Re: London Recos

We just got back from a few days in Lindon. Our meal at Kutir was excellent.
by Jeff Twersky
December 14th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Reykjavik recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

Re: Reykjavik recommendations?

We just got back from Iceland. Highly recommend Matur og Drykker, a modern take on traditional Icelandic cuisine, and Prir Frakker, for its more traditional take. I knew nothing about Icelandic art, so the quality of the shows at the National Gallery of Iceland (especially the Johanna Kristin Yngvad...
by Jeff Twersky
November 2nd, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Reykjavik recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

Reykjavik recommendations?

Saw the thread from 2017, so looking for more recent information. We'll be there at the end of the month, on our way to London.
by Jeff Twersky
September 30th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)
Replies: 100
Views: 6028

Re: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)

Eden Hill, in Queen Anne.
Tarzan y Jane. We went the first week it opened, and I understand it had changed concept. That said, the food was excellent. I am curious to hear from others who have been.
by Jeff Twersky
November 15th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Aged Beers, from my wine cellar (Seattle area only)
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Aged Beers, from my wine cellar (Seattle area only)

I have no idea what to charge for these, but if you are interested, make a reasonable offer. All have been kept in my wine cellar. This is most of what I have, but I'll be posting more more if there is any interest. 9X 2010 Deschutes The Abyss 4X 2009 Deschutes Mirror Mirror 3X 2014 Deschutes Mirror...
by Jeff Twersky
July 16th, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Primanti’s Sucks
Replies: 37
Views: 1767

Primanti’s Sucks

Growing up, I worked for my family's fish business in the Strip from the time I was 8 years old to when I graduated college. I can't tell you how many hundreds (thousands?) of times I ate at Primantis. It served a decent sandwich, but I mostly went because the guys I worked with went there, and it w...
by Jeff Twersky
January 4th, 2018, 7:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - FS: Thomas - '05 - '10
Replies: 2
Views: 509

FS: Thomas - '05 - '10

Ryan,

Not trying to low-ball you, just offering what I am willing to pay. If you don't get any bites, I'd pay $500 for the lot. And I am in Seattle.

Jeff
by Jeff Twersky
November 16th, 2017, 6:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 299
Views: 20464

Coffee maker recommendations?

Fairly fine, probably close to a coarse salt. Maybe I need to try to go a little finer and see what happens When I first got the Kalita, I found instructions on Wrecking Ball Coffee's web site, and used that as a start. It took me a few times to adjust the grind. To my taste roughly 3:30 is the bre...
by Jeff Twersky
November 15th, 2017, 6:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 299
Views: 20464

Coffee maker recommendations?

I have switched over to the Kalita for the past couple weeks. I am enjoying the cup, but I still think I need to do some work on getting things dialed in. I have been doing: 24 Grams of Coffee 400 Grams of Water Bloom with 60 Grams of Water for 30 seconds Pour to 200 Grams by 1:00 wait until 1:10 P...
by Jeff Twersky
October 6th, 2017, 1:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 4504

Seattle: WA State Grenache

I'm interested, depending on date/time. I have a few WA grenache (Maison Bleue), or I could bring an older Priorat.
by Jeff Twersky
September 14th, 2017, 6:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mezcal advice?
Replies: 53
Views: 5504

Mezcal advice?

Kris Patten wrote:Xicaru, El Jolgorio, and Marca Negra all worth trying. Xicaru for your cocktail fix.
Kris, where would I find El Jolgorio in Seattle? I haven't seen it anywhere (other than in a few restaurants).
by Jeff Twersky
September 4th, 2017, 4:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16916
Views: 477807

What BEER are you drinking?

Rooftop Brewing 4th anniversary bourbon barrel aged triple IPA. Really good, and the best thing is it is a block from home, although that hill is a bitch after a few of these.
by Jeff Twersky
July 17th, 2017, 4:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16916
Views: 477807

What BEER are you drinking?

Deschutes Black Butte XXIX. Had to crack one. Delicious, will hold off opening any more for at least a few years.
Lagunitas High Westified Imperial Stout, draft at the Taproom. Damn this is good.
by Jeff Twersky
May 1st, 2017, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Southern Oregon Wineries
Replies: 14
Views: 820

Southern Oregon Wineries

We are staying in Ashland.
by Jeff Twersky
May 1st, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Southern Oregon Wineries
Replies: 14
Views: 820

Southern Oregon Wineries

We will be in Southern Oregon later this Summer. I know nothing about wineries in the southern part of the state. Any suggestions?
by Jeff Twersky
April 28th, 2017, 6:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: If you could only eat at one restaurant in Denver...
Replies: 41
Views: 3641

If you could only eat at one restaurant in Denver...

I had an excellent meal at Root Down last year. So good, that I grabbed a bite at the one at DIA on my way back home.
by Jeff Twersky
April 26th, 2017, 5:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wine/Whiskey Bars & Shops in Paris
Replies: 22
Views: 1636

Wine/Whiskey Bars & Shops in Paris

Ambassade de Bourgogne, in St Germain. I took the owner's recommendations and bought producers that I had never heard of, and all of them were very, very good.
by Jeff Twersky
April 6th, 2017, 9:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vancouver
Replies: 19
Views: 1550

Vancouver

Had an excellent meal at Maenam a few weeks ago.
Had a very good meal at Pidgin a year or two ago.
by Jeff Twersky
February 16th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: KEXP Farmhouse Fest
Replies: 0
Views: 401

KEXP Farmhouse Fest

KEXP and The Masonry are hosting a fundraiser for KEXP on the 25th: good food, good beer. Oh, and great music. Limited to 250 tickets,so anyone interested should sign up NOW. Here is the link: http://blog.kexp.org/the-masonry-and-kexps-farmhouse-fest I know the WA and OR beers, for the most part. Th...
by Jeff Twersky
February 2nd, 2017, 12:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: UC Davis Curator's Cellar:Cool Wines and Ultra Rarities 1930s-1999 CAL & French, Good Deals
Replies: 108
Views: 11308

UC Davis Curator's Cellar:Cool Wines and Ultra Rarities 1930s-1999 CAL & French, Good Deals

Got 2/5. Both petite sirah, a grape that usually has a long life, and should be delicious. Missed out on a couple of the Schramsbergs, as expected.
by Jeff Twersky
January 30th, 2017, 9:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16916
Views: 477807

What BEER are you drinking?

Been filling up the cellar with the current releases of Abyss, and drinking older ones to make room. Otherwise, mostly drinking whatever Holy Mountain and Urban Family have on tap at the breweries. Have you tried the 2016 yet? Have a few sitting here and I'm trying to decide if I should drink, hold...
by Jeff Twersky
January 27th, 2017, 4:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16916
Views: 477807

What BEER are you drinking?

Been filling up the cellar with the current releases of Abyss, and drinking older ones to make room.

Otherwise, mostly drinking whatever Holy Mountain and Urban Family have on tap at the breweries.
by Jeff Twersky
December 29th, 2016, 10:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: How do you make your old fashioned?
Replies: 48
Views: 4007

How do you make your old fashioned?

Have been experimenting with recreating the La Tempesta from Passatempo Taverna. Rye (using Old Overholt), fresh ginger simple syrup, fernet branca, and carpano antica.
by Jeff Twersky
May 15th, 2016, 7:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Cooktop - Gas or Induction
Replies: 32
Views: 1780

New Cooktop - Gas or Induction

I have cooked with gas my entire adult life. But when we downsized, it was into an all electric, 5 star green townhouse, with an induction stove. I was not thrilled about not being able to use some of the all-clad that I have been carrying around for 30+ years. It took a little while to get used to,...
by Jeff Twersky
May 5th, 2016, 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1127

Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?

végétarien ou végétalien, non?
by Jeff Twersky
May 5th, 2016, 9:18 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1127

Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?

I just searched "vegan food Paris" and at least two vegan places came up (as well as lots of veggie ones) I have searched, too, but wasn't impressed with what I found. To compare and contrast, search vegan restaurants in Berlin or Amsterdam. There are what appear to be first-rate vegan or...
by Jeff Twersky
May 4th, 2016, 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1127

Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?

Butter would be a deal breaker.
by Jeff Twersky
May 3rd, 2016, 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone been to Paris lately?
Replies: 129
Views: 9759

Anyone been to Paris lately?

Totally by chance, we had a great meal at Restaurant AG (just across the street from the Marché St Germain, on the side towards Blvd. St. Germain). It wasn't full at all (this was a weekday night), we just walked in. I had haddock with "palourdes" (not sure what that is in English, tiny l...
by Jeff Twersky
May 3rd, 2016, 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone been to Paris lately?
Replies: 129
Views: 9759

Anyone been to Paris lately?

We were there for a week at the end of March, and the lack of American tourists was visible. People said that Japanese were not coming either. We booked before the Brussels attack, and to be honest thought about cancelling, but then decided we didn't want to live that way. Had a great time. Re rest...
by Jeff Twersky
May 3rd, 2016, 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1127

Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?

Poppy, I assume that you are correct, but the butter will present a challenge. From what I have read, "vegetarian" in Paris seems to mean no meat. From the blogs that I have read, most restaurants seem to think that vegetarians at least eat fish. May be true with some. Obviously, not with ...
by Jeff Twersky
May 3rd, 2016, 11:42 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1127

Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?

Yeah, seems like felafel, couscous, indian, and chinese food are the options. I am hoping to find good bistros, or the like, with enough vegetable options to feed a vegan, and to satisfy the non-vegans as well.
by Jeff Twersky
May 3rd, 2016, 11:15 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1127

Vegan Friendly Paris? Or Does That Not Exist?

We will be in Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris next month, meeting up with our daughter, who is vegan. I have had no problem finding vegan, or vegan friendly restaurants in Berlin and Amsterdam, but Paris is a conundrum. I had no idea how difficult this would be. I know that there are vegetarians out the...
by Jeff Twersky
May 3rd, 2016, 7:36 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Amsterdam restaurants?
Replies: 131
Views: 8277

Amsterdam restaurants?

I'll look forward to your report. We are in Amsterdam in June. Breda won't work for me since my daughter eats only vegan. Choux would work. Looks like Wilde Zwijen would work, as well. Guts & Glory is serving a vegetarian menu at the moment. Hopefully that won't change by the time we are there.
by Jeff Twersky
April 29th, 2016, 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Amsterdam restaurants?
Replies: 131
Views: 8277

Amsterdam restaurants?

Anyone been to Guts & Gory, de Kas, or de Culinaire Werkplaats?
by Jeff Twersky
April 16th, 2016, 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Recommendations for Berlin, Amsterdan and Paris?
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Recommendations for Berlin, Amsterdan and Paris?

Marshall Gelb wrote:Jeff: Where are you staying in Amsterdam? There is a nice restaurant thread already going.


Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
Found a 17th Century house on the canal on airbnb. The Spiegelkwartier, I think.
by Jeff Twersky
February 23rd, 2016, 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Recommendations for Berlin, Amsterdan and Paris?
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Recommendations for Berlin, Amsterdan and Paris?

Looking for recommendations for things to see, as well as restaurants. Not looking for fancy restaurants, more like local haunts with good food. Most of all, need recommendations for vegan/vegetarian restaurants.
by Jeff Twersky
August 8th, 2015, 5:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in LA/Orange County?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in LA/Orange County?

For future reference, and I highly recommend:

Seabirds Kitchen
Au Lac

I'll probably follow up with more.
by Jeff Twersky
August 2nd, 2015, 8:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in LA/Orange County?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in LA/Orange County?

Will be in Newport Beach/Laguna/LA for a few days, and want to take my now vegan daughter to dinner for her birthday. Looking for ideas. Thanks.
by Jeff Twersky
June 1st, 2015, 8:11 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2005 Ch. Angelus
Replies: 0
Views: 191

2005 Ch. Angelus

4 bottles at $300 each

Buyer is responsible for and accepts risks of shipping. Buyer pays for shipping.
by Jeff Twersky
June 1st, 2015, 8:09 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild- Badly Torn Label
Replies: 0
Views: 229

1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild- Badly Torn Label

1 bottle at $950

Buyer is responsible for, and accepts risks of shipping. Buyer pays for shipping.
by Jeff Twersky
June 1st, 2015, 8:06 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2005 Cos D'Estournel
Replies: 0
Views: 190

2005 Cos D'Estournel

4 bottles at $175 each.

Buyer is responsible for, and accepts all risks of shipping. Buyer pays for shipping.
by Jeff Twersky
June 1st, 2015, 7:57 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2005 Flor de Pingus
Replies: 0
Views: 127

2005 Flor de Pingus

5 bottles at $100 each.

Buyer is responsible for, and accepts risks of shipping. Buyer pays for shipping.
by Jeff Twersky
June 1st, 2015, 7:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2004 Vieux Chateau Certan
Replies: 1
Views: 177

2004 Vieux Chateau Certan

9 bottles, $100 each.

Buyer accepts responsibility for, and risks of shipping. Buyer pays cost of shipping.

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