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2 Burn-Your-Face-Off Spicy Dinners?

Spicy & Tasty, Flushing.

about 21 hours ago
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Txakoli Vineyard Tour in Getaria (Basque)

While in SS i took a day trip to Getaria w/a pal of mine who lives in SS and is a food tour guide. Cant remember the winery, but they had a red Txakoli. You don't see those very often.

Sep 05, 2014
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American Spirit: An Exploration of the Craft Distilling Revolution

Has anyone read this book yet? By James Rodewald.

Sep 05, 2014
MOREKASHA in Spirits

Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA

Definitely agree w/TS. I thought it was kind thin, then again I like beers with body.

Sep 05, 2014
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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

Queens, St Johnsbury, Ozone Park under the A train, sort of an upscale Greek diner and Constantines (more of the same on Hillside Ave) in Jamaica

Aug 22, 2014
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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

Also in Queens, Karp's Richmond Hill, Perriwinkle, Hollis Wood,Horn & Hardart Fresh Meadows, Charney's Deli Jamaica, Concord Cafeteria Jamaica. Pastrami King Kew Gardens, Turnpike Restaurant Kew Gardens

Aug 21, 2014
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BOUKHA (fig brandy)

JMF, I'm very jaded by the use of the word craft. I prefer terms like, small, micro, nano etc. Craft implies (to my mind) an arbitrary definition implying quality etc). As we know, the big boys in Bourbon make some pretty great stuff and to imply (by their exclusion) that they aren't' craft is kinda crazy. Some of the "craft" guys don't mash their own grain, use their own yeast, hell, the vodka guys just redistill tanker loads of spirit. Is that then craft?

Aug 20, 2014
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BOUKHA (fig brandy)

Honestly, I can't remember. This was about 5 years ago. I didn't save the article as I nearly fell on the floor laughing.

Aug 17, 2014
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BOUKHA (fig brandy)

Their story is a great one, Too many "craft" distillers & brewers have such bogus stories. Like the fella who opened up in Brooklyn and said, "I wanted to represent Brooklyn". I'm used to schilling, to bogus claims, but really?

Aug 15, 2014
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Delirium Cafe Brussels

Tried to go there a couple of years ago. Waited for service or for someone to even acknowledge us. After 20 minutes, we walked out. There are lots of places to have good beer over there.

Aug 14, 2014
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BOUKHA (fig brandy)

@ Gotham Wines, Broadway 94 Street

Aug 14, 2014
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BOUKHA (fig brandy)

Aug 14, 2014
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where can i buy shishito peppers?

Only seen them in summer, should also try Padron peppers.

Aug 05, 2014
MOREKASHA in Manhattan

One Night in Santiago de Compostela -- Food Plan?

We did our honeymoon in Galaica 5 years ago. For dinner or even lunch in Santiago, Marcelo without a doubt. Vinoteca O Beiro in a good wine bar, the walls are lined w/zillions of Spanish vino and Orujo to buy to go away or have the whole bottle. The night we were there they had a homemade rustic empanada made w/corn meal, delish. The market is really good too, the tetilla vendor is nice, the abuelas (grandmothers) with greens from their plots and sometime homemade vino or orujo to buy bottles of. WE also went to ribera sacra, truly a lovely place, still dream of it. However we stayed in Ourense and loved this little city. Though the Tapas hours were quick.

Aug 01, 2014
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Stone in Berlin

Great, now the Germans can get some over hopped, out of balance brews.

Jul 21, 2014
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Best Seafood Dump on the table in Baltimore

Since Skipjacks i son BelAir, I think it's fair to ask, how doe sit compare to the original Bo Brooks?

What Craft Spirits Have Disappointed You?

The Gin I was thinking of is Half Moon, it's made by them and sold as their product. I guess the $ from Grant is being used to add new brands as well.

Jul 06, 2014
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anyone remember SHATZKIN'S knishes

Never underestimate the power of Knishes.

anyone remember SHATZKIN'S knishes

Jun 24, 2014
MOREKASHA in Outer Boroughs

Finding Good Bourbon in LA

Sad to hear that. From downtown it was quite a detour as michelin used to say

Jun 12, 2014
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Finding Good Bourbon in LA

The place in Van Nuys used to be known for it's Scotch selection. I haven't been out to LA in quite a while, I'm in NYC. I used to buy interesting rums there.

Beverage Warehouse 4935 McConnell Ave #21, Los Angeles, Also had an interesting selection of spirits

Jun 11, 2014
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What Craft Spirits Have Disappointed You?

Can't recall the gin, but I've seen a gin from the same town. Don't recall the brandy producer either, after all it was whisky fest

Jun 08, 2014
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What Craft Spirits Have Disappointed You?

Also, most of the new distilleries are way pricey. Ounce per ounce Hudson Baby is overpriced. It seems as if Tultown is now putting a big emphasis on white spirits under other names as Grant owns the Hudson brand. At whsky fest 2 years ago I had some California producer of an apple brandy tell me how better their stuff was compared to the French. Obviously he was a hired hand and he had never had Camut, Groult, Huard etc...the trick to be be different and good, not just more of the same w/bad claims behind you.

Jun 08, 2014
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Need Help Figuring Out What This Liquor Bottle Is?

Man, that sure looks like soap.

Jun 04, 2014
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Is Spicy & Tasty still good?

Just picked up some dishes for take out back to Manhattan last night. The tofu salad was still goo, The rest was fine, considering the drive back and then we had to leave it sitting in the containers for an hour while junior was running or assess of. Though, I think there's new owners again. The "Mr Clean" fella behind the cold counter is no longer there as well.

Jun 04, 2014
MOREKASHA in Outer Boroughs

What Craft Spirits Have Disappointed You?

Tried all the Hudson baby products and didn't like 'em one bit. They tasted "green" to me

May 29, 2014
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Ever been recognized on the street by a fellow Chowhound you never met before?

Had a fellow @ a bahn mi place in the OC ask me how I found his place, this was say 2001 or so. I was about to say and he said, Chowhound!

May 14, 2014
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Cheapest Place to Buy Beer by the Case?

Ethically priced? Where are you? If in NYC, (and your new here?) this ain't a cheap town. If you want cheaper (for NYC) head out towards the non gentry occupied parts of town, Central/southern Queens, Eastern Brooklyn.

May 11, 2014
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Great liquor store - help me take advantage

Del Maguey Mezcal, Demarraa Rum from Guyana, Groult Clavados,. the Mezcal and Calva are not under 50 but worth a splurge

May 08, 2014
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BrewDog redux

I watched their hype build and build. I'v only had their Punk what ever IPA a couple of years ago. It was expensive as hell (then again I purchased it in Brooklyn, home of the artisinial ass wash and floss). It was nothing special, not shite, but not worth a detour or the price.

So many breweries are now about the hype, the next big thing, smoked imperial dry hopped light, dry, ice saison etc...shake out or not, I'm over the over hyped, over priced brew. If you want my moola, treat me with respect and don't insult me. Make a damn fine brew and I'm there (Bells, Sierra etc). Withsuch choice out there, it seems as if many of my pals are retreating to what they know, what they can afford (after all we're just coming out of the great recession) and beers that you can drink more than one.

Apr 08, 2014
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