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High West A Midwinter Nights Dram

I like their Campfire.

Nov 21, 2014
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Chinatown good w/large group

I haven't eaten in the Manhattan Chinatown in so long, Queens is where I usually head. However, I have a pal in from Paris who is getting a group together for a reunion dinner. Any suggestions?

Nov 18, 2014
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Arco Cafe (Italian) UWS

Just had a nice meal here (Amsterdam 103/104) papardelle w/oxtail ragi + my wife had Sardinian gnocchi. At first try it's a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Nov 14, 2014
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Snagged some hard to find Bourbons to try

I'm seen the Hi West around a lot lately, havent had it. Really like their campfire. I think they should give up the idea of distilling and instead become an American compass box.

Nov 13, 2014
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Vollkornbrot- where to buy?

Both fairway & whole paycheck sell a brand or two from Germany of really dense,chewy rye breads. Dont know if its the same but....

Nov 12, 2014
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Tasting Notes: 8 quick miscellaneous beers on tap... IPA, porter, stout, etc.

in NYC Rogue has kinda fallen behind. Sure their bottles are fairly common, bUt draft not so much. I miss the Moguel Red, used to get it dry hOpped some years ago.

Nov 08, 2014
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Few Bourbon has hit $60/btl. in NYC......

I swear I thought i saw it at whole foods in Paramus.

Nov 05, 2014
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If You Could Only Drink One Beer Forever...

There are tons of bad pils out there, I believe the Pils worth drinking are Czech.

Nov 05, 2014
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If You Could Only Drink One Beer Forever...

Budvar is good too. If there was no Plzen then this would be my go too for a Pils, in fact it is my current go to cause it usually is much fresher or tastes that way compared to Urquell.

Nov 03, 2014
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If You Could Only Drink One Beer Forever...

Since we're in the realm of science fiction here, I nominate the late great Plzen Urquell. Not the current version, the original original, pre buy out. Truly, one of the greatest beers. The bouquet, the body, man, I went on a pilgrimage back in 85 to Plzen just to have the freshest version I could.

Nov 03, 2014
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Cider, or Why No Love Here?

I love cider, mainly those from Normandy. A close 2nd are the Basque and Asturiano ciders which are a whole 'nother thing. Have't found a domestic cider I like. Yet.

Oct 29, 2014
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Whiskey gift for a beginner?

You can't go wrong with any of the bourbons you've mentioned. I like Knob as my to go in a lousy bar/restaurant, where they don't have much of a selection, yes, I like knob to drink regularly as well.

Oct 26, 2014
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Templeton Rye Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Gains Traction

How many new marketers actually say on their label produced by, instead of distilled by?

Oct 05, 2014
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Infusing aguadente

In Spain, there are many different types of Orujo, Hierba (herbs), Miele (my fave, honey), tostado and others.

Oct 05, 2014
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Templeton Rye Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Gains Traction

I especially love the fact that the lawyers dragged up some fella who bought 11 bottles(!) and is now part of the suit. Imagine, 11 bottles tasted so bad that he bought 11 bottles! Now, he's pissed and won't buy the 12th.

Oct 04, 2014
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Templeton Rye Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Gains Traction

I met these guys at whisky fest NYC 2010. I asked them point blank, isn't your product made in Indiana? They said yes, so I dont think they were bs'ing any body, they just used a loophole in the regs to not list that on the label.

Oct 02, 2014
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2 Burn-Your-Face-Off Spicy Dinners?

Spicy & Tasty, Flushing.

Sep 14, 2014
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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
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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
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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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