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by Joe Dulworth
February 23rd, 2014, 6:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Venues: Homes or Restaurants?
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Venues: Homes or Restaurants?

I prefer a restaurant just because I hate dealing with cleanup and gathering food at my house. I've done a lot of events at my house and each time I tell myself no more. Washing glassware sucks a whole bunch Charlie are you providing all of the food, stemware, etc... Truly 100% hosting? Then yes, I...
by Joe Dulworth
February 21st, 2014, 7:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Venues: Homes or Restaurants?
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Venues: Homes or Restaurants?

The monthly tasting group I run does both. I prefer home because it is much more relaxed, free flowing and comfortable. Since we typically do it with the host declaring the wine theme and providing the entree and the rest supplying pot luck it is also cheaper and nobody is put out too much.
by Joe Dulworth
February 7th, 2014, 9:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: ARGENTINA
Replies: 54
Views: 1516

ARGENTINA

Yes, we're still going to Iguazu. We're starting in Santiago, and heading east bound through Argentina then ending in Buenos Aires. We're actually going to our travel agent tonight to pay for everything. it's done :-) Are you going to drive all of that? Including the border crossing from Chile to A...
by Joe Dulworth
February 6th, 2014, 6:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeye's WINS!
Replies: 57
Views: 1490

Popeye's WINS!

John Liotta wrote:Korean fried chicken is very good, but that's not what this is about.
That horse left the barn several posts ago.
by Joe Dulworth
February 5th, 2014, 1:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeye's WINS!
Replies: 57
Views: 1490

Popeye's WINS!

I've found huge quality swings at Popeyes but the good ones are very good as fast food fried chicken goes. This. Our Popeye's closed within I'm guessing a year, maybe 18 months at most. It simply was not that good as others in the chain and with Church's literally diagonal across the street that sp...
by Joe Dulworth
February 5th, 2014, 11:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeye's WINS!
Replies: 57
Views: 1490

Popeye's WINS!

Well the problem is this is limited to national chains and that pretty much limits it to these three operators. Between these three I'd put Popeye's and Church's pretty close together. I vacillate back and forth between the two depending on the mood. KFC is so far behind them it isn't even a competi...
by Joe Dulworth
February 5th, 2014, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeye's WINS!
Replies: 57
Views: 1490

Popeye's WINS!

Between those three? I guess so. [scratch.gif]
by Joe Dulworth
January 31st, 2014, 1:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Soooo, whatcha eatin' for the Superbowl?
Replies: 27
Views: 832

Soooo, whatcha eatin' for the Superbowl?

We have a tradition of watching the Super Bowl every year together as a family and trying to come up with food and beverages that have some sort of tie to each team. This year we're doing the following: Brunch Seattle’s Best Coffee (Seattle) Denver Omelets (Denver) Game / Dinner Buffalo Sliders (Den...
by Joe Dulworth
January 17th, 2014, 7:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: B&B's in Tuscany
Replies: 20
Views: 504

B&B's in Tuscany

Yes. Arrange it through them.
by Joe Dulworth
January 13th, 2014, 6:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: B&B's in Tuscany
Replies: 20
Views: 504

B&B's in Tuscany

We visited Tignanello which is practically next door. You could almost walk to it from your room. If you look at the photo on the Fonte de Medici website the vineyards in the upper and left part of the photo are the Tignanello vineyards. If you look in that same photo to the bottom and right those a...
by Joe Dulworth
January 11th, 2014, 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: B&B's in Tuscany
Replies: 20
Views: 504

B&B's in Tuscany

I can't recommend it enough. The staff went above and beyond for us the last time we were there on top of upgrading us to the 3 bedroom villa instead of the single room apartment we requested.
by Joe Dulworth
January 11th, 2014, 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: B&B's in Tuscany
Replies: 20
Views: 504

B&B's in Tuscany

I stay here:

http://www.fontedemedici.it/

Not a true 100% B&B but small, intimate, breakfast provided, nice facilities including a pool and tennis courts, owned by the Antinori family.
by Joe Dulworth
January 10th, 2014, 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: ARGENTINA
Replies: 54
Views: 1516

ARGENTINA

Maylynn, you can hire a driver in advance which is what I did. In my case I had the owner of Casa Glebinias make arrangements for our driver. He found us an excellent English speaking driver with a good, up to date car and good knowledge of the local wineries. I was fortunate enough to inquire far e...
by Joe Dulworth
January 10th, 2014, 8:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: ARGENTINA
Replies: 54
Views: 1516

ARGENTINA

You guys keep talking about the dulce de leche ice cream (I agree by the way) but don't forget the Alfajores!
by Joe Dulworth
January 10th, 2014, 7:55 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: ARGENTINA
Replies: 54
Views: 1516

ARGENTINA

Would you recommend getting a private driver in Mendoza? Renting a car? how do you get around? We were there for a 3 day weekend and went the private driver route. The cost was just a hair more than renting a car and driving ourselves. It was worth it to us to be able to relax, drink if we wanted i...
by Joe Dulworth
January 9th, 2014, 8:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: ARGENTINA
Replies: 54
Views: 1516

ARGENTINA

Let us know if you need anything else. Happy to help.
by Joe Dulworth
January 9th, 2014, 7:49 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: ARGENTINA
Replies: 54
Views: 1516

ARGENTINA

It is really close to wineries. For lack of a better term you're basically in a small suburb of Mendoza if you want to call it that. Difference is you're a little out from Mendoza proper so you can quickly get to with less traffic the wineries which tend to be down that side of Mendoza. I'd recommen...
by Joe Dulworth
January 9th, 2014, 7:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: ARGENTINA
Replies: 54
Views: 1516

ARGENTINA

If you're interested in a B&B we stayed here while in the Mendoza region: http://www.casaglebinias.com/index-2.html Beautiful setting, especially considering you're in the middle of a desert when in Mendoza. While in Buenos Aires we stayed here and thought it was clean, comfortable, safe and central...
by Joe Dulworth
January 2nd, 2014, 12:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: US World Cup: June 22nd in Dallas, TX
Replies: 9
Views: 451

US World Cup: June 22nd in Dallas, TX

I wish I could make it because I'd love to see your new house but unfortunately I can't make it.
by Joe Dulworth
December 21st, 2013, 4:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Prepping For Sunday Dinner At Mallard Cellars...USDA Prime Brisket
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Prepping For Sunday Dinner At Mallard Cellars...USDA Prime Brisket

Tex, I think you said on FB you're putting this on at 5AM? Do you cook at 225-250? Wondering how you get it up to temp by let's say 5PM. Looks like a 13 pounder.
by Joe Dulworth
November 12th, 2013, 11:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I forgot how bad Outback sucks
Replies: 80
Views: 3250

I forgot how bad Outback sucks

Not to mention Black Bear has extended hours over Fremont Diner. Denny's has extended hours as well... [barf.gif] If Black Bear is the only option, I think I'd go with a coffee from El Molino Central and plans for an early lunch. Although, now that I think of it, we don't hit EMC for Chilaquiles en...
by Joe Dulworth
November 12th, 2013, 8:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I forgot how bad Outback sucks
Replies: 80
Views: 3250

I forgot how bad Outback sucks

Not to mention Black Bear has extended hours over Fremont Diner.
by Joe Dulworth
October 17th, 2013, 8:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: CES 2014 -- Return to LoS? January 7-10
Replies: 11
Views: 538

CES 2014 -- Return to LoS? January 7-10

I'm planning on attending but I haven't booked my air travel or hotel yet.
by Joe Dulworth
October 9th, 2013, 7:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: what airlines into New Orleans?
Replies: 9
Views: 278

what airlines into New Orleans?

Is it just me or is this just a little bit silly of a question (sorry in advance craig)? I mean go to any online travel site and key in MSP to MSY for the dates desired and select the cheapest versus least number of stops offered. Right? We're talking a few hours domestic flight. It's not like we're...
by Joe Dulworth
October 7th, 2013, 9:55 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone flying in/out of SAC in the near future?
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Anyone flying in/out of SAC in the near future?

Missed me by a few days. Just got back.
by Joe Dulworth
September 24th, 2013, 5:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Napa Mini Offline - Oct 2 @ Napa Valley Wine & Cigar
Replies: 92
Views: 2206

Napa Mini Offline - Oct 2 @ Napa Valley Wine & Cigar

I'm out here for 10 days and my flight leaves Sacramento about 6 hours before you guys have this get together. Grrrrr....
by Joe Dulworth
September 23rd, 2013, 9:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Napa Mini Offline - Oct 2 @ Napa Valley Wine & Cigar
Replies: 92
Views: 2206

Napa Mini Offline - Oct 2 @ Napa Valley Wine & Cigar

That's right. Plan this freaking thing for exactly 6 hours after I'm wheels up at SMF. Your plan worked perfectly.
by Joe Dulworth
September 23rd, 2013, 6:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Cancelled
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Cancelled

Sorry. [cry.gif]
by Joe Dulworth
September 20th, 2013, 9:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Regional Nutella Variation
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Regional Nutella Variation

Well I haven't posted anything because it's obviously 100% subjective but my wife and I both think the European version tastes better than the U.S. version. We buy it at a local German store.
by Joe Dulworth
August 15th, 2013, 8:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dinner Tonight 08/14/2013
Replies: 49
Views: 912

Dinner Tonight 08/14/2013

Why did you ruin those lovely meatcicles by putting them on top of that green stuff?
by Joe Dulworth
August 10th, 2013, 8:04 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need a Hotel in Dallas
Replies: 29
Views: 491

Need a Hotel in Dallas

Good deal.
by Joe Dulworth
August 7th, 2013, 2:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Now that the hotel is booked, talk to me about....
Replies: 21
Views: 628

Now that the hotel is booked, talk to me about....

Since you're at the Omni in Fort Worth be sure and investigate Bob's Chop House. Bob's started in Dallas but has been expanding slowly as of late. They're located inside the Omni so you could literally crawl back to your room after. Del Frisco's has an outpost a little over a block away from where y...
by Joe Dulworth
August 7th, 2013, 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need a Hotel in Dallas
Replies: 29
Views: 491

Need a Hotel in Dallas

Fort Worth has a fairly vibrant, walkable downtown area so you'll be able to get out and about without driving. Bill is correct. The better steakhouses are in the Dallas area IMHO. However, there are some viable options in the Fort Worth area. Bob's (where you're staying), Del Frisco's, Capitol Gril...
by Joe Dulworth
August 4th, 2013, 8:39 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need a Hotel in Dallas
Replies: 29
Views: 491

Need a Hotel in Dallas

Hyatt is fine but beginning to show it's age a little as well. Good location for what you're after. Straight shot down I-30 to the stadium in Arlington, 2 block walk to the 6th floor and you might be able to catch a DART line up to the Bush. You'd need to check the maps. Also check the new Omni. I b...
by Joe Dulworth
August 3rd, 2013, 8:36 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need a Hotel in Dallas
Replies: 29
Views: 491

Need a Hotel in Dallas

Anatole is OK but I feel like it is beginning to show it's age a bit. That plus the fact you're on I-35 north of downtown and basically in mixed light industrial area. You're definitely going to need a car staying there. Are you coming in solely because you're attending the Cowboys game? if you are ...
by Joe Dulworth
August 2nd, 2013, 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need a Hotel in Dallas
Replies: 29
Views: 491

Need a Hotel in Dallas

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:Where in Dallas do you need to be? Budget?
+1. I'm sure Tex and I can help a little bit.
by Joe Dulworth
July 28th, 2013, 10:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Processor Recs?
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Food Processor Recs?

Absolutely love our Cuisinart food processor. Oddly enough I equally love our Kitchenaid mixer with all of the attachments.
by Joe Dulworth
July 24th, 2013, 12:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best steak houses in the country?
Replies: 72
Views: 1850

Best steak houses in the country?

1975 Inglenook Cabernet by the glass. FTW.
by Joe Dulworth
July 22nd, 2013, 1:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best steak houses in the country?
Replies: 72
Views: 1850

Best steak houses in the country?

Scott Butler wrote:OMG, I do. The Bern's steak is sensational.
Seriously? You need to tell me precisely which steak you're ordering, preparation and the whole nine yards. I have yet to have a steak at Bern's I consider sensational and I'd like to have one this time when I'm there in September.
by Joe Dulworth
July 20th, 2013, 1:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Homemade Dog Food
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Homemade Dog Food

I don't do it any longer but I did for quite a while. Pretty easy. Cook your choice of meat such as lamb. I used to just boil it until well done. Then mix it with cooked rice and cooked green beans. If I recall correctly I believe it was 2 cups meat, 1 cup rice and 1 cup green beans. Place all of th...
by Joe Dulworth
June 27th, 2013, 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What frequent flyers wish other passengers knew about air travel
Replies: 194
Views: 6134

What frequent flyers wish other passengers knew about air travel

Sit the f*ck down. I don't care if you're waiting to board the plane gate lice. I don't care if you just boarded and you're jockeying for better seats or bin space. I don't care if we are taxing and you need to pee. I don't care if the seat belt light just went off after take off. I seriously do not...
by Joe Dulworth
June 21st, 2013, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Done with work in CA!
Replies: 53
Views: 2852

Done with work in CA!

Congratulations Glenn. Off to the next gig, off to the next wine region!
by Joe Dulworth
June 21st, 2013, 3:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 609
Views: 34993

The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Mine is a recipe I copied from the Food Network. I make the loaf with the ingredients indicated, shape into a loaf that I usually put on a small piece of foil on the grate to keep it from falling through and let her smoke at 275 until it hits around 155+/- internal. Bacon-Cheddar Meatloaf From Food ...
by Joe Dulworth
June 21st, 2013, 10:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 609
Views: 34993

The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Joel W wrote:
Jay Carroll wrote:Ok quick question- breaking out smoker this afternoon- what other than ribs are good for a 4-5 hour cook? Not interested in chicken.
Not a traditional suggestion but try Meatloaf wrapped in Bacon.
+1. I've done this and my kids devour it in minutes.
by Joe Dulworth
June 17th, 2013, 7:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: need brisket suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 701

need brisket suggestions

Cook at 225. Sounds like a pretty trimmed up brisket so roughly 45 minutes per lb until you reach internal temp of 190. Once you reach internal temp stick a fork in it and see if you can turn it easily to 90 degrees. If yes, you're done. If no, you're not. Rub 1/2 cup coarse black pepper, 1/2 cup ko...
by Joe Dulworth
June 17th, 2013, 7:32 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vegas Steakhouse
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Vegas Steakhouse

Brad, Delmonico has modified their BYOB policy slightly. I believe it is $25.00 per bottle for the first 2 bottles and $50.00 per bottle thereafter.

CUT is $50.00 per bottle unless you buy a bottle from their list. Then it is waived 1 for 1. That includes buying a 375ml.
by Joe Dulworth
June 16th, 2013, 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vegas Steakhouse
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Vegas Steakhouse

The best of the last several trips has been CUT.
by Joe Dulworth
June 15th, 2013, 4:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16785
Views: 451586

What BEER are you drinking?

Pain medication. Not supposed to mix in alcohol.
by Joe Dulworth
June 15th, 2013, 3:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16785
Views: 451586

What BEER are you drinking?

Mother's Brewing Spring Batch Farmhouse Style Ale. After almost 6 days of nothing to drink but water with a little coffee I want a cold beer!

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