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by Michael Sopher
January 12th, 2021, 1:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Interesting, I would never think to dump this stuff in chili or stroganoff. and I generally avoid reheating... just let it get back to room temp as I want to preserve the "rareness". Have had great sandwiches with a horseradish cream sauce or cheddar slices and tomato.
by Michael Sopher
January 12th, 2021, 12:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)
Replies: 33
Views: 804

Re: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)

The office sales are annoying as all heck. Tagalongs are tasty though
by Michael Sopher
January 11th, 2021, 11:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Tri tip leftover ideas??? Sandwich is the obvious... dressed or paired how? Any other ideas?

By happenstance, last night was eating a tri tip while watching Jeopardy and "tri tip"... or "what is the tri tip" was a correct response
by Michael Sopher
January 7th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??
Replies: 26
Views: 1933

Re: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??

Is there any reason the believe Shake Shack will do Korean Fried Chicken well? I'm sure it will be fine, but Shake Shack hasn't impressed me enough to make it worth preferentially choosing them for their specialty - hamburgers. Although, I will admit I've only had their food 3 or 4 times. Well, I b...
by Michael Sopher
January 6th, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??
Replies: 26
Views: 1933

Re: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??

Is there any reason the believe Shake Shack will do Korean Fried Chicken well? I'm sure it will be fine, but Shake Shack hasn't impressed me enough to make it worth preferentially choosing them for their specialty - hamburgers. Although, I will admit I've only had their food 3 or 4 times. Well, I b...
by Michael Sopher
January 5th, 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??
Replies: 26
Views: 1933

Re: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??

Just got an alert from Shake Shack that they are doing Korean Style fired chick'n sandwiches and Korean Gochujang Chick'n "Bites" for a limited time. Guess I know what lunch is later this week.
by Michael Sopher
December 4th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??
Replies: 26
Views: 1933

Re: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??

Thanks all for your input. Great to find a new discovery. Looks like the origins of 'Korean fried chicken' are all the GIs in Korea for the Korean war (hence demand) - and then in the years since the magic of cultural mixing/innovation took over. Looking forward to trying it again. (Now tell me its...
by Michael Sopher
December 3rd, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??
Replies: 26
Views: 1933

Re: Korean Fried Chicken - WTH??

First time I had it, take out at a friend's party a good 20 years ago, my reaction was similar.... parked near the bucket and made a complete pig of myself...
by Michael Sopher
November 4th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4104
Views: 233910

Re: The Bourbon Thread

James Carville had some Pappy 20 in his background on his interviews in MSNBC. Plans to drink it when the election is called.
by Michael Sopher
November 3rd, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need A Driver In Ireland
Replies: 11
Views: 1444

Re: Need A Driver In Ireland

My boss sits in Dublin, he is a huge Rugby fan as well. I will get some recs
by Michael Sopher
November 2nd, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

So I have tried Flannery Traditional & Adventurous now pure China-White straight, with just some flake sea salt. Incredibly hedonistic burger but for me the fat content is a wee bit too high. I’m cutting the Kali Blend with some grass-fed, 7% Oregon ground. Need safer product or I might get hoo...
by Michael Sopher
October 28th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Interesting. New site shows my orders, but only through 3/2017. Been a lot since.
by Michael Sopher
October 24th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Cooked my first tri tip tonight. Reverse sear. Oven at 275 to 115 degrees internal. Reached 120 while resting before hitting the cast iron. Maybe a minute or so a side. Real winner. Salted before cooking. Chimichurri on the side. Glad I bought 6 of them.
by Michael Sopher
October 21st, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Just got my FEDEX tracking notice for a shipment... including my first ever Tri Tips. Feel like a kid the day before Hanukkah. It’s kind of an addiction. Not that different than wine. I've gotten many Flannery deliveries... and yes, it is pretty much the only steak I eat at home. Just never had a t...
by Michael Sopher
October 21st, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Just got my FEDEX tracking notice for a shipment... including my first ever Tri Tips. Feel like a kid the day before Hanukkah.
by Michael Sopher
October 18th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

T Welch wrote: October 18th, 2020, 10:34 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: October 18th, 2020, 9:41 am I usually just dry rub with Santa Maria spices; they don’t need a marinade for tenderness.
Yep, just a dry rub is all that's needed.
I sprinkle with salt...
by Michael Sopher
October 16th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I have some Kali coming next week, with some tri tips. Should I start with a slider in case a full burger is too much?
by Michael Sopher
October 6th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 3397

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

If I have to slice it thin it I might as well put it between two slices of bread and make a steak sandwich which is my point. If I want to slice my meat thin I’ll cook a Tri-tip and not pay for and fight with a chewy tendon that gets tossed. Chewy tendon? In a NY Strip? There is fat on one side but...
by Michael Sopher
October 6th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 3397

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

This is insane. The New York cut is essential. If you think it's over-rated, you are cooking it wrong. Grill it over a hot fire. Thick cut, well seasoned. Slice it, relatively thin, at a slight angle. It’s a perfectly good steak, just boring; I prefer a bit more flavor. If I have to slice it thin i...
by Michael Sopher
October 5th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 3397

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

One of my faves... esp the Cal Reserve Flannery NY Strips I stocked up on recently. that and the lowly hanger are my top two (Flannery changed my appreciation for the cut). Like me a Porterhouse too. Or a filet when I want a snack. The Jorge is a ribeye and I do like that steak but the extra fat is ...
by Michael Sopher
October 5th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 2241

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I've ordered fish from Russ & Daughters through Goldbelly for 4+ years. Always good. Decent sized orders for an annual party: smoked whitefish, whitefish/salmon salad, chopped herring and a couple of kinds of lox. Always prefer the in person experience but shipping is much more convenient. Acme...
by Michael Sopher
October 5th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 2241

Re: Goldbelly experiences

Barry L i p t o n wrote: October 5th, 2020, 9:01 am Now I’ve learned all Acme isn’t alike!
That's right... some hit you like a rocket and some like an anvil (beep beep)
by Michael Sopher
October 5th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 2241

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I knew you had Dan (as have most of the locals).! My only difference from your perspective is that I prefer the Gaspe. Ess a Bagel gets their smoked salmon from Acme. Virtually everyone gets their salmon from Acme. Acme smokes to each shops specifications for R&D and Zabars and they also select...
by Michael Sopher
October 4th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Ordered 6 tri tips, some sausages and the Kali blend. What is the best way to cook a tri tip without the help of outdoor grills?
by Michael Sopher
October 4th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 2241

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I used it for Ess a bagel a few times and was superb. Used Amex $10 credit also. Highly recommend. I looked at that, and love Ess a Bagel, but a two day old bagel seemed like it would show its age. Freezing fresh bread works, but weren’t these notably below one bought fresh? I am bummed if they are...
by Michael Sopher
October 4th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

25% off Picanhas and tri tips. And burger blends. Thanks, those tri tips are excellent, order in. How often do those tri tips turn up. Been wanting to try some but got a freezer full of NY Strips and hangers at the moment from a recent delivery off a prior sale. Then again, I need some burger meat.
by Michael Sopher
October 4th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

25% off Picanhas and tri tips. And burger blends.
by Michael Sopher
September 27th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2498
Views: 213562

Re: Steak Porn

Pre Yom Kippur Fast - 20 oz Cal Reserve NY Strip
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by Michael Sopher
September 15th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Just got a delivery from the "Grandson sale" good timing, was down to my last steak in the freezer.
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by Michael Sopher
August 24th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 36
Views: 2622

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

Sludge is a characteristic of French Press coffee. If your grinding course on a burr grinder you are right on that. After the plunge if you let is settle a bit and "decant" out of the press the first cup should be cleaner. This is one reason to go pour over or Aero Press (what I use every ...
by Michael Sopher
August 2nd, 2020, 4:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2498
Views: 213562

Re: Steak Porn

A Jorge from some earlier sale and a 16 oz NY from the last of my prepandemic order (good timing on the current NY sale Bryan.. needed to re-up) Someone should write a Freezer Tracker app so we can keep track of what we buy.
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by Michael Sopher
August 1st, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I find myself struggling with the 16 oz as I age. 12oz is the perfect size. Order in. Some 12 oz for me, 20 oz for when I have a guest and a few hangers for good measure. It’s open again with 24 oz steaks. I'm probably strange but I like cooking the 24oz like a tri-tip, seared well then low heat, t...
by Michael Sopher
July 31st, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Chris S p i k e s wrote: July 31st, 2020, 1:38 pm Only the little bitty sizes available. 16 oz on down. I guess that would work for an individual portion.
I find myself struggling with the 16 oz as I age. 12oz is the perfect size. Order in. Some 12 oz for me, 20 oz for when I have a guest and a few hangers for good measure.
by Michael Sopher
July 29th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 92
Views: 4863

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

I like the Diamond Crystal better for salting foods. I find it sticks better (esp to popcorn) got some fancy stuff for finishing. Will have to test some of the stuff in this thread
by Michael Sopher
July 21st, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Knives or wine glasses
Replies: 34
Views: 2841

Re: Knives or wine glasses

Knives... but my travel set. In a rental cabin now. Wine glasses are weak but useable.. knives are not. No cutting board either. Adding to my list if what to bring next time (my own non stick skillet, vegetable peeler, olive oil, balsamic, Diamond Crystal salt, etc, etc)
by Michael Sopher
July 18th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's wrong with Saxum?
Replies: 68
Views: 6523

Re: What's wrong with Saxum?

Absolutely nothing. Some may be watching money, some may have a lot in the cellar already and many many more taking all or part of their allocations.
I happen to like Saxums with 10+ years of age and have slowed my buying as I'm not sure how much I'll be drinking in 10 more years.
by Michael Sopher
July 15th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2589
Views: 172344

Re: New York City Restaurants

Seen today on W 72nd. The old Fine and Shapiro space. So much for my diet
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by Michael Sopher
July 14th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2589
Views: 172344

Re: New York City Restaurants

I order direct and pick up. I have not used grub hub or seamless in years. Restaurants around me are appealing for people to do just that. That's what I do as well in NJ where I live. Easy breezy. Restaurants here are set up with a table at the entrance with the bags and you just walk up and pick u...
by Michael Sopher
July 12th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2589
Views: 172344

Re: New York City Restaurants

I order direct and pick up. I have not used grub hub or seamless in years. Restaurants around me are appealing for people to do just that.
by Michael Sopher
July 10th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?
Replies: 66
Views: 4697

Re: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?

Deep River Maui onion rock. Love several of the Kettle Chips too
by Michael Sopher
July 4th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?

Grass fed hot dogs for lunch. Lamb rib chops for dinner.
by Michael Sopher
July 3rd, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 46
Views: 4038

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: July 2nd, 2020, 8:30 am Anybody want mine just reach out. I get a good allocation including mags and I’m outta work now after a COVID-19 Force Majeure release from my contact.
Sorry to hear that. Thinking positive thoughts.
by Michael Sopher
July 2nd, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Watermill / Hamptons
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Watermill / Hamptons

People have been remarkably uncautious out there... backyard grill... or get a baby Weber and grill on the beach (have a bucket of H2O and police your ashes)

Or picnic prepped food from Citarella or something
by Michael Sopher
July 1st, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 46
Views: 4038

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

Mike Davila wrote: June 30th, 2020, 2:19 pm From CellarTracker, a Saxum search returns
155 Bottles of 55 wines......
I have a problem
Well that makes me feel much better... only 53 bottles across 33 wines.
by Michael Sopher
June 23rd, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2589
Views: 172344

Re: New York City Restaurants

Also off the beaten path is Hometown BBQ in Industry City. They do an excellent pastrami there. Worth the trip.

Pastrami Queen on Lex and 78th also makes a worthwhile trip.
by Michael Sopher
June 12th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 2739

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

PB&J I don't really like. I get good peanut butter but the jams/preserves whatever are way too sweet.. PB & banana & honey is a great combo though. Almond butter is a healthier butter so use that more often.
by Michael Sopher
June 9th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2133

Re: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?

I did one on Sunday, 4lb rubbed the inside before I tied it up with a paste of olive oil, garlic and rosemary and the same on the outside. 15 minutes at 450 and then down to 350 till the internal temp hit 125 degrees. Tented and left to stand for 15 minutes. Perfect medium rare. Lots of leftovers ma...
by Michael Sopher
June 4th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44250

Re: Another Flannery PSA

same effect from a good size saute pan, just lay a steak in there on the stove top (no flame) and it defrosts in no time
by Michael Sopher
May 24th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2589
Views: 172344

Re: New York City Restaurants

I ordered the Katz's dinner for 4 and it arrived Thursday. So far: The half sour pickles were very good (there was a choice of sour or half sour), the pastrami was great, the cinnamon babka was terrible (there was a choice of cinnamon or chocolate), the rye bread was good, the mustard was good. Sti...
by Michael Sopher
May 22nd, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: French Press recommendation

Have you considered an Aeropress rather than a French Press? I just made the switch this year during lockdown and while I'm still figuring out my preferred coffee/water quantities I'm generally happy with it. An AeroPress makes something akin to espresso, and while you can put lighter roasts in it,...

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