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Bellingham: First (and last?) trip to Cliff House

I ate there about ten years ago and the only three things I remember about it was that the soup was memorable [and mine had dungeness crab meat in it], a solid wine list, and an even better view. I also remember that when my friends were driving there I was certain they were lost because the restaurant was located in a residential area [if I have the right place]. I also recall my entree being just OK, but overall went away with a positive impression. Do note that I am a Native Midwesterner that was living in West Texas at the time, so I may not have the palate you possess.

Dec 20, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Pacific Northwest

Suggest a soup (or side) for this menu.

Gazpacho [with any twist that ties the menu together]

Dec 18, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Home Cooking

A tribute of sorts to A-1 steak sauce, perhaps the worst steak sauce ever.

My reheated steak gets thinly sliced and I grill some onions, peppers, etc. and make a sandwich.

Dec 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in General Topics

A tribute of sorts to A-1 steak sauce, perhaps the worst steak sauce ever.

We used to have several "inexpensive" steak houses/diners when I was growing up in 1970's Des Moines. They were generally run by Greek Immigrants and you always got an iceberg lettuce salad with one tomato wedge/one slice of cuke, a baked potato, a steak [generally sirloin], and a piece of Texas Toast for somewhere between $6-8. My go to if the steak wasn't adequately prepared [and some were BTW] was Heinz 57. There was something about A-1 as a kid that made me choose the latter. The only other thing I used Heinz 57 on as a kid was to tolerate beef liver that was served up by my mom once a month.

Dec 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in General Topics

$3.69/lb for prime beef!!

14 hours minimum

Dec 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Los Angeles Area

$3.69/lb for prime beef!!

Try cooking it whole once. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. In the alternative, I would agree with nosh.

Dec 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Los Angeles Area

$3.69/lb for prime beef!!

I would try to avoid trimming or cutting if you lack a large enough pan. This is the perfect time of the year to buy a disposable turkey roasting pan that will accommodate the length, weight of your whole brisket. I also would want to cook through the stall more than 30 minutes.

Dec 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Los Angeles Area

$3.69/lb for prime beef!!

Oven Technique: Get a turkey cooking bag and follow instructions for use. Use your favorite dry rub, spices and apply liberally. Add your favorite moisture [mine is Coca-Cola or apple cider for baking choice whole briskets]. Bake at 225F for 18-plus hours. Let cool for 30-45 minutes. Slice and enjoy. Low and slow always wins the race IMHO.

Dec 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Los Angeles Area

Limited Edition Tanqueray Old Tom Gin

I bought a bottle a few months ago. I cannot really find words to describe it fully as it is my first time with an old tom style gin. It has a clean, powerful kick and a nice mouth feel when consumed neat. It also plays well with citrus, tonic, and ginger beer. I do like it more than the TANQUERAY MALACCA I tried last year.

Dec 13, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

Keurig Coffee Maker

So, over a flame made with wood, propane, or natural gas?

Dec 09, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Cookware

Keurig Coffee Maker

See the comments by Taos hereinabove [first paragraph, second sentence].

Dec 09, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Cookware

Applebee's or Chili's?

I think the drinks aren't great either, but at least Chili's attempts to offer better base booze.

Dec 09, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Chains

Applebee's or Chili's?

Chili's still serves chili.

Dec 09, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Chains

Keurig Coffee Maker

Outside of living in Hawaii, coffee isn't locally sourced. The energy wasted to bring coffee beans to the United States is large [let alone what is going on locally where it is produced]. Although I would readily concede that the plastic waste is terrible, there are other ways to use a Keurig machine without using the disposable plastic cups. And, most other coffee makers use as much [or more] electricity in brewing coffee and keeping it warm [in some cases].

P.S. I have reused the used plastic K-Cups to germinate seeds for my garden.

Dec 09, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Cookware

I'm nervous! Keeping oven on over night to make pulled pork

And keep in mind that this is one of the more forgiving meats ... and it sounds like you are otherwise on the right track. Enjoy!

Dec 06, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Home Cooking

I'm nervous! Keeping oven on over night to make pulled pork

I would go back to slow and low as well ...

Dec 06, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Home Cooking

Copper Moscow Mule mug?

Without dipping into the metal choices, my wife bought me 16 for Father's Day/Birthday for parties [and she bought the larger 24 ounce mugs] for making Gin Bucks. I like the larger size and I think they were made by Old Dutch.

Dec 05, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

Is it rude to criticize meal value when someone else is paying?

The fact that your parents were celebrating an accomplishment of yours makes it a bit worse for me. I hope his behavior was isolated.

Dec 05, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Not About Food

Keurig Coffee Maker

I second the SF Bay K-Cup recommendation. I like the French Roast and the Fog Chaser. I just ordered a box of 80 on Amazon for $26 [or .325 a cup] with free shipping.

Dec 05, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Cookware

30" All Gas Range - DCS or Wolf?

Thanks for letting me know and I am glad to hear you love it. I am also thrilled with my DCS three months in ....

Nov 02, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Cookware

Viking, Themador, DCS or Blue Star, what's the best?

I purchased a DCS 30 inch all gas [no self-clean] range earlier this Summer [Model RGU-305N]. It has been problem-free in the first three months of ownership. Burners work great [especially at the high and low/simmer], it has a great broiler, and the oven bakes evenly, moist. The telescopic racks are great and I get constant compliments on the exterior looks of it. I did get it discounted on the internet [$3099, no tax], so it has lived up to my expectations and my $3K budget.

Oct 15, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Cookware

Templeton Rye Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Gains Traction

Here's a link to one of the suits filed for those interested in the legal claims being made: https://www.scribd.com/doc/242113505/...

Oct 08, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

Templeton Rye Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Gains Traction

What is the relevancy of bottle labeling if advertising and other promotional statements affirmatively represented that Templeton Rye was made from a recipe from Alphonse Kerkhoff, the grandfather of co-founder Keith Kerkhoff [and not MGP mixed with water]?

Oct 07, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

Templeton Rye Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Gains Traction

The founders of it affirmatively claimed they had their recipe made for them by another [versus it being stock rye purchased from MGP] is the real fraud.

Oct 06, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

Gin: Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray and Beefeater?

I really enjoy Bombay Sapphire East as well, but I think Fever Tree Tonic is my favorite with it.

Sep 28, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

Gin: Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray and Beefeater?

I'm sorry I missed this when you asked: I enjoy using Ginger Beer made by Fever Tree.

Sep 28, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

Des Moines Update

Good deal and thanks for the update. I no longer live in Des Moines [I live 30 miles North], but would have enjoyed your Sunday finds.

Sep 02, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Great Plains

What are some good higher proof bourbons that aren't expensive, like Evan Williams?

I agree with your assessment 100 percent!

Aug 17, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

1970s cocktail?

I have twelve 24 ounce copper mugs, but I call them my Gin Buck cups :)

Aug 16, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits

1970s cocktail?

I recall my parents and their friends got into Sloe Gin for a while and drank "sloe screws" ...

Aug 16, 2014
hawkeyeui93 in Spirits