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El Yucateco - Kutbil-Ik Habanero sauce

True, but $4.40 a bottle, plus S&H, is just too much. I was getting it for $1.75 each at a store on Washington Ave.
I think I'll ask a shopper keeper if he can order a case if I buy the whole lot.

2 days ago
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El Yucateco - Kutbil-Ik Habanero sauce

Anyone know of store that definitely has this sauce? Preferably in CC or SP. I used to be able to find it a lot the Mexican corner stores, but they all seem to have stopped carrying it. I suspect they all deal with the same supplier and they decided to drop it.

http://www.elyucateco.com/english/pro...

2 days ago
SP1 in Philadelphia

Hot Diggity Closes

Underdogs needs to come back to South Philly. If they'd open a shop anywhere on the 15XX-17XX block of East Passyunk, they'd make a killing.

Jan 21, 2015
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The plague of clueless bartenders

Was this a flashback to 1994? Nothing new. There will always be, and have been, people selling products of which they have little knowledge.

Jan 14, 2015
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Cafe Nhu Y - 8th and Christian - closed

Jan 14, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Stateside

Any recent visits?

Jan 09, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Brewery apologises for Gandhi-bot beer

That has been done: Crazy Horse malt liquor.

Jan 05, 2015
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Cleaning Palates Between Different Beer

Earth shattering idea....

Jan 05, 2015
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dried tofu in center city or easy commute

Any grocery store in China Town?

Dec 31, 2014
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Philly Food For The Afterlife

Tastykake. I would want food that keeps for a looong time.

Dec 19, 2014
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Gennaro's Tomato Pie ?

Yikes! This is sad. I can only hope that it was an isolated, yet egregious, error.

Dec 18, 2014
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Czech beer in Russian Ambiance / Organic Peak and Hops

I too found Spaten Optimator to be a fine beer. In 1987.

Since then, I've expanded my horizons. You should also. Your assertion regarding IPA's is erroneous on several facets. What you believe is a fable. http://www.beerconnoisseur.com/the-or...

Read more, speak less.

Dec 16, 2014
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Gennaro's Tomato Pie ?

Gerraro's is my favorite pizza, but if you're not a fan of super thin crust, you may not enjoy it so much.

Dec 10, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia

Aging Dogfish 120

I tend to think the fridge is too cold. The basement would be the best choice.
As for how long, DFH 120 is really syrupy, I've had some that were 3 years old, that seemed like a big improvement. One year old 120's where basically unchanged.

Dec 02, 2014
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beer stores how to find good beer...

Hmmm... you think Soviet architecture is amazing. I think I'm beginning to understand. You just have an affinity for the low-grade. Nothing wrong with that.

Guiness Blonde American Lager

It is cute how the European brewers have resorted to marketing games to sell their products in the U.S. Clearly, relying on the product in the bottle was not working.

Nov 11, 2014
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beer stores how to find good beer...

Significantly older than 1960, if you didn't notice.
Eastern European autos would be a fine contemporary example.

Nov 11, 2014
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beer stores how to find good beer...

Eastern European beers remind me of Eastern European architecture, circa 1960.

Nov 10, 2014
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AB InBev to launch Tequila-flavour beer

AB-InBev must have a short memory. They already did this. Tequiza, was introduced in the late 1990's. It sucked, as I'm sure the "new" version does.

Nov 10, 2014
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Cider, or Why No Love Here?

This is the only domestic cider I have been able to find that accurately replicates the European styles. Not easy to find here on the East Coast, but well worth a look wherever you are.

http://virtuecider.com/our-ciders/

Oct 30, 2014
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Innis and Gunn

Not to discourage you, but I've been very underwhelmed with the I & G's I've tried. Brooklyn's Back Chocolate on the other hand is quite nice to me. The fact that Gordon Ramsay has it the other way around doesn't surprise me.

FWIW, I & G is packaged in a CLEAR bottle. That alone should speak volumes.

Oct 30, 2014
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drinking vinegars?

Switchel: http://www.vtswitchel.com/

Pretty tasty, maybe a little too sweet for me.

Oct 20, 2014
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French hard cider

Try Ultimo/Brew in South Philly. They had some Virtue cider, it's from Michigan, but they do a French style that was outstanding.

Oct 20, 2014
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Brattleboro, VT

Has anyone tried DUO, in the re-opened Brooks House, yet?

Oct 17, 2014
SP1 in Northern New England

Nodding Head moving from Center City

They should move the empty old Rite-Aid building on E. Passyunk.

Oct 15, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia

Dogfish 120, Holy #$%^^

If you had a 120 and it wasn't super sweet and hot with alcohol, I suspect it was a well aged bottle. I've had many of these over the years (DE is 5 minutes away), and a fresh 120 is always sweet and hot. As Insidious noted, the ABV is usually around 20%.

Oct 14, 2014
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Lunch restaurant along Route 100 in VT

Mad Taco is ok, but it's past Warren. If you going to wait until you get to Warren, just have lunch at the Warren General Store. Great sandwiches and you can eat on the deck overlooking the brook.

If you're looking for a place on the way, which I think you are, then stop in Wilmington, about the half-way point, and eat at Dot's.

http://www.dotsofvermont.com/

Sep 15, 2014
SP1 in Northern New England

NYC to Vermont; where in between?

New Haven, CT -> Pizza!

Sep 08, 2014
SP1 in Northern New England

Wasabi root

Id be suprised if you found it. I've looked in the big Asian markets on Washington Ave in Philly and have not found it.

Sep 02, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia

What are the best hard ciders to purchase?

Virtue, from Michigan. Outstanding traditional European style ciders. Might be hard to find depending on your location. Woodchuck has about 6 or so different styles, I'd sample their lineup and see wyou think. They're all on the sweet side. The JK Scumpy is real nice, but also sweet.
I wouldn't touch the Stella Atrious Cidre, probably made with corn syrup.

Sep 02, 2014
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