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by Marshall Gelb
February 6th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer
Replies: 141
Views: 11072

Venice (Italy) help for a first timer

Finally have our hotel rezzies....Hotel Ca' Pisani which Peter recommended. Now, I need to firm up some restaurants! Cheers! Marshall [berserker.gif] Marshall, It sounds like my wife and I will be in Venice maybe a couple of months before you (first days of July). Thanks to this thread, I already h...
by Marshall Gelb
February 6th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 134
Views: 11052

Recent New Orleans Eats

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:Local friends loving Seaworthy lately.


Definitely on my list for our next trip. Happy hour oysters, then dinner, and then the 3 Keys for some music.


Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
February 6th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69682

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

We just had another terrific meal with the Gonzales' for dineLA at Charcoal Venice . How this place is not on Gold's list completely escapes me. Another reason where I cannot figure out that guy. [swearing.gif] Cheers! Marshall [berserker.gif] He did review it but considering his conclusion that th...
by Marshall Gelb
February 3rd, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Super Bowl "epicurean" must-haves???
Replies: 40
Views: 1826

Super Bowl "epicurean" must-haves???

What are your Super Bowl traditions, food-wise. We are getting a whole roasted pig this year, but there are a few items that I MUST HAVE every year. Potato chips and onion dip Guacamole and chips. Chili Langer's pastrami We always mix in a bunch of other stuff, but those cannot be subbed out. Alway...
by Marshall Gelb
January 29th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69682

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Glad to hear the meal was great at Charcoal, have to check it out sometime. As for your second point, I'm taking it more in jest? I don't think Jonathan Gold's list is supposed to be the definitive list of 101 best LA restaurants. IMG_1144.JPG I see much of your point, BUT in Marshall's defense it ...
by Marshall Gelb
January 29th, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Humboldt County
Replies: 38
Views: 2009

Humboldt County

I personally made Pinot Noir from Elk Prairie in 2015 and 17(deer ate the crop in 16). It's an outstanding vineyard that shines even in less than ideal years. It was planted in 1999 and has been dry farmed for many years now. It has a nice mix of clones, 115, Martini, Pommard, and 777 IIRC. Our exp...
by Marshall Gelb
January 27th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69682

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

We just had another terrific meal with the Gonzales' for dineLA at Charcoal Venice. How this place is not on Gold's list completely escapes me. Another reason where I cannot figure out that guy. [swearing.gif]


Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
January 27th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Flannery Beef - Putting you in the Dry Aging Driver's Seat (plus some timeless favs)
Replies: 89
Views: 8505

Flannery Beef - Putting you in the Dry Aging Driver's Seat (plus some timeless favs)

Order in! My brother in law (and SIL) from Vancouver, WA. and then my best friends from New York will be visiting (separately) [snort.gif] and now we are ready! Don't want to spoil them too much or we will never get rid of them! grouphug [rofl.gif]


Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
January 27th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Wine Travel Bag - travel with wine worry-free with 25% off. Offer extended until 30th January 2018.
Replies: 26
Views: 2565

Wine Travel Bag - travel with wine worry-free with 25% off

Very cool! Bought a 5 pack so we can celebrate our anniversary in New Orleans as well as find some gems in Spain and Italy this Fall.

Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
January 27th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Micro Lot Coffees Updated
Replies: 8
Views: 1237

Micro Lot Coffees Updated

Order in for the micro lots and added the Columbian decaf. Excellent coffee!

Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
January 27th, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Zalto Glasses & Gabriel Glas
Replies: 36
Views: 5978

Zalto Glasses

Yes, i have GG - but, candidly folks, look at Tempe's offer. She's at wholesale. I cannot do what she's doing. HAPPY to sell to you for $37.50 and you may want to compare net pricing after shipping as mine is included... Food for thought. Chris is scrupulously honest and a great guy! Glad I finally...
by Marshall Gelb
January 26th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Micro Lot Coffees Updated
Replies: 8
Views: 1237

Micro Lot Coffees Updated

Eric: Always excellent coffee! Out of curiosity , do you offer any decaf versions?

Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
January 23rd, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer
Replies: 141
Views: 11072

Venice (Italy) help for a first timer

Finally have our hotel rezzies....Hotel Ca' Pisani which Peter recommended. Now, I need to firm up some restaurants!

Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
January 23rd, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 134
Views: 11052

Recent New Orleans Eats

Time to bump this thread up again. Heading to New Orleans again in late March for our anniversary champagne.gif . Always looking for comments from our esteemed board! I am planning on bringing a few special bottles this year as last year was the first time that we did not bring any. Cheers! [cheers....
by Marshall Gelb
January 15th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your most recent wine offer—that you passed up?
Replies: 57
Views: 3761

What is your most recent wine offer—that you passed up?

I am now passing on virtually all long range reds.....especially California cabs. Seem to still be buying 2014 white burgs within my price range.


Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
January 15th, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For American Express users: Spend $250 at Zachys wine and get $50 credit to your credit card bill
Replies: 35
Views: 2074

For American Express users: Spend $250 at Zachys wine and get $50 credit to your credit card bill

The AMEX offers can be quite nice......right now there is one for the dineLA program. Of course, not beneficial to all, but there might be other ones for different regions.

Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
January 14th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer
Replies: 141
Views: 11072

Venice (Italy) help for a first timer

Howard: Beautiful! How did you get it home? Shipping?

Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
January 12th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69682

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

ya'll just getting old. ;D Join the club. You won't be a "young man" much longer. But seriously, we did admit that clearly many people younger than us would have been fine with some of the things which aren't our preference. That it's just going to be the case at many, even most, new places. Person...
by Marshall Gelb
January 10th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer
Replies: 141
Views: 11072

Venice (Italy) help for a first timer

Unfortunately, I had to put off the trip to Venice! However, next year looks like a go! Will definitely keep this thread going and use it in the future. Thanks to everyone! Cheers! Marshall Yahoo! Quoting myself.... [dance-clap.gif] [rofl.gif] Finally have our days booked in Venice for October! "Of...
by Marshall Gelb
January 10th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Advice re Normandy and Brittany
Replies: 68
Views: 5351

Advice re Normandy and Brittany

Things we saw on our trip a couple years ago: Bayeaux Tapestry *** Bayeaux Cathedral *** - There was a choral group practicing for an Easter concert when we were there which probably upped this a star. Arromanches * - A make-shift harbor with some rusting ships sunk as breakwaters. German Battery o...
by Marshall Gelb
January 9th, 2018, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to pair weed and wine
Replies: 39
Views: 2672

How to pair weed and wine

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
marc d wrote:
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:That's my future: medicinal weed & wine bar. Tendress must be named Alice.
Alice
Dallas Alice
Exactly.
I would be “willin’“ to visit!
Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
January 6th, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trastevere area- Rome
Replies: 19
Views: 1095

Trastevere area- Rome

We stayed at a very nice small hotel relatively close to the Pantheon. Excellent location and walking distance to many excellent restaurants. http://www.pantheoncollection.com/pantheon-relais/en/luxury-suites-rome/ Very nice and helpful staff plus a beautiful breakfast. Cheers! Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
January 6th, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Advice re Normandy and Brittany
Replies: 68
Views: 5351

Advice re Normandy and Brittany

As I remember, the Bayeaux Tapestry is amazing. A special aspect is that you are "forced" to see a mockup of the tapestry and read quite a bit before you see the real thing. The time you spend reading and preparing is invaluable to your understanding. Well worth the time! Cheers! Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
December 22nd, 2017, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA 2014 Chablis Sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

PSA 2014 Chablis Sale

Interesting! The website even says $15.99.....tempting!

Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
December 15th, 2017, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incoming! 2016 Schrader Offer
Replies: 59
Views: 5774

Incoming! 2016 Schrader Offer

I will be opening some 2001's over the holidays and expect that they will be stellar. Personally, I stopped buying after the 2009 vintage......a combination of age, price and too much wine caused me to stop purchasing most long aging California cabs, I love the wines but have enough to share with f...
by Marshall Gelb
December 14th, 2017, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: 30% off flannery hanger steaks
Replies: 70
Views: 3407

30% off flannery hanger steaks

I just got the full seven bone roast.....lots of carnivores will be descending upon the house over the holidays! Lots of inventory reduction in the Bordeaux/cabernet department!

Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
December 14th, 2017, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incoming! 2016 Schrader Offer
Replies: 59
Views: 5774

Incoming! 2016 Schrader Offer

I will be opening some 2001's over the holidays and expect that they will be stellar. Personally, I stopped buying after the 2009 vintage......a combination of age, price and too much wine caused me to stop purchasing most long aging California cabs, I love the wines but have enough to share with fa...
by Marshall Gelb
December 12th, 2017, 6:36 am
Forum: Stoneking Benefit Fundraiser Auctions
Topic: Stoneking Auction Lot 3 - Flannery Beef and Cabernet - CLOSED
Replies: 36
Views: 3346

Stoneking Auction Lot 3 - Flannery Beef and Cabernet Sauvignon

Ed Gonzales wrote:
Marshall Gelb wrote:1400
Marshall
i approve. tailgate beef baby!

[cheers.gif]

Absolutely! grouphug


Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
December 11th, 2017, 9:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 86
Views: 5715

MAIL YOUR CHECKS, PLZ!....Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC

Frank: I am not a super duper computer person but how come I (we) look different on the "drop box" sheet? [scratch.gif] Cheers! Marshall Fixed. Was an error on my end. You now 'look' like the rest of the list. champagne.gif Frank: Thanks! Now I have to go look for some wines for the silent auction....
by Marshall Gelb
December 8th, 2017, 9:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 86
Views: 5715

MAIL YOUR CHECKS, PLZ!....Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC

Frank: I am not a super duper computer person but how come I (we) look different on the "drop box" sheet? [scratch.gif]

Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
December 5th, 2017, 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Our first (only?) visit to Venice
Replies: 22
Views: 950

Our first (only?) visit to Venice

Amazing post Thanks as our 2017 trip was postponed till 2018.

Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
December 5th, 2017, 8:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Barcelona restaurants ....no thread for awhile
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Barcelona restaurants ....no thread for awhile

Thanks! Keep ‘em coming! Disfrutar is definitely on my list!

Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
December 1st, 2017, 8:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Had my first Singapore Sling in...
Replies: 12
Views: 843

Had my first Singapore Sling in...

We had one at Raffles in Singapore a few years ago. Very iconic, glad I tried it, but too sweet for my taste.The weather dictated a gin & tonic follow-up. flirtysmile

Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
November 30th, 2017, 9:51 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Barcelona restaurants ....no thread for awhile
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Barcelona restaurants ....no thread for awhile

Folks: Heading back to Barcelona next year and am looking for more advice. I don't remember a "recent" thread on this great city.

Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
November 30th, 2017, 9:46 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 86
Views: 5715

MAIL YOUR CHECKS, PLZ!....Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC

Check is in the mail and hotel reservation made!


Cheers!
Marshall champagne.gif
by Marshall Gelb
November 12th, 2017, 7:56 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 528
Views: 37469

Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Paul Jaouen wrote:They have a new site. I had to reregister. Takes a few minutes to go through it.

Thanks! All done and very easy!


Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
November 7th, 2017, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Syrah Blind Taste-off: 2012 Rhone vs. 2013 California with photos
Replies: 37
Views: 2918

TN: Syrah Blind Taste-off: 2012 Rhone vs. 2013 California with photos

Great tasting and very helpful! Blind tasting is the way to go and we all realize how little we actually know!


Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
November 3rd, 2017, 11:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lunch @ Maria's
Replies: 200
Views: 14284

Lunch @ Maria's

Always fun to see this thread pop up. I miss this guy and Diana and I will be heading to Santa Fe to visit with Carollee relatively soon! Dick was truly a piece of work! grouphug


Cheers!
Marshall [drinkers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
November 3rd, 2017, 8:28 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 528
Views: 37469

Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Finally, we renewed our passports about 2 months ago and the online updating of passport information on to our GOES was seamlessly done in 15 minutes. There are very recent reports of GOES requiring currents users to sign up again. I went to enter a new passport number and couldn't do it. I'm hopin...
by Marshall Gelb
October 31st, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Disfrutar in Barcelona...anyone been? Other suggestions.
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Disfrutar in Barcelona...anyone been? Other suggestions.

I went two years ago, about six months after they opened. It was awesome for a variety of reasons, but the meal was fantastic. I sat at the bar and had the larger tasting menu. It seems like the price has ticked up with their recognition, but if you haven't been - go! Wine list was very reasonable ...
by Marshall Gelb
October 31st, 2017, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monday night dinner party with Marcassin, Kongsgaard, Cheval Blanc, L'Evangile, and Pavie
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Monday night dinner party with Marcassin, Kongsgaard, Cheval Blanc, L'Evangile, and Pavie

Thanks Jim! We are taking one of our girls to a predominantly seafood restaurant for her birthday on Saturday and I was looking for a California chard to pair with the PYCM Meursault "Narvaux." The Marcassin sounds perfect!

Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
October 31st, 2017, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Crowd Pleaser Red & White
Replies: 40
Views: 1914

Thanksgiving Crowd Pleaser Red & White

We usually have a relatively geeky crowd of friends and family so we usually go with a mix of Champagne, Beaujolais, riesling and pinot noir. The pinot goes well with most things and exceptionally well with Diana's wild mushroom soup first course.


Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
October 30th, 2017, 11:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gold's new 101 restaurant list in LA?
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Gold's new 101 restaurant list in LA?

Jonathan Gold deserves credit for writing about great, overlooked/unknown to white folk ethnic restaurants while at the LA Weekly. Since moving to the LA Times five years ago, not so much. Totally agree with Mark. I find Gold to be relatively useless when he reviews "fine dining." His so so review ...
by Marshall Gelb
October 30th, 2017, 11:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Disfrutar in Barcelona...anyone been? Other suggestions.
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Disfrutar in Barcelona...anyone been? Other suggestions.

I have been reading about Disfrutar in Barcelona...three chefs from the defunct El Bulli. Does anyone here have an opinion or experience with this restaurant? Any recent adventures in Barcelona?


Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
October 26th, 2017, 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Quito Recommendations Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Quito Recommendations Wanted

In the same thread try Nuema......tiny restaurant, great food, nice people, and an amazing bargain.


Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
October 25th, 2017, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting dumped by Cabot
Replies: 36
Views: 5078

Getting dumped by Cabot

We are all happy the fires are just about out. These recent rains have cleared the air in time for harvest. Yes, that Elk Prairie needs time. Can't wait for you and D to try the other 15 Pinots from down there as well as the whites. Looking forward to the holiday season! I realize that it is always...
by Marshall Gelb
October 17th, 2017, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère
Replies: 24
Views: 1806

TN: 2014 Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère

Paul Jaouen wrote:I love the domaine's 2014s. So much so that I recently picked up two cases of the Corton Charlemagne and one case of the Criots Batard Montrachet.

Now I KNOW that I need to get back East more often! flirtysmile

Cheers!
Marshall grouphug
by Marshall Gelb
October 11th, 2017, 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer
Replies: 141
Views: 11072

Venice (Italy) help for a first timer

Unfortunately, I had to put off the trip to Venice! However, next year looks like a go! Will definitely keep this thread going and use it in the future. Thanks to everyone!

Cheers!
Marshall

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