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Old December 23rd, 2015, 11:31 AM
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This guy really knows how to open a bottle of wine (about 90 seconds into the video):


I saw that video because I was looking for an aerator that sat on the glass. The cheap fuck in me is starting to drink box wines.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 01:43 PM
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Old January 14th, 2016, 03:23 PM
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Old January 15th, 2016, 10:22 AM
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That video was really great. It was so much better than Italian college kids trying flaming hot cheetos or Cholos eating kale chips and drinking kombucha.

These Korean girls had me grinning ear to ear. I'm no devotee of barbecue but it was SO refreshing to watch women who were really into meat. I just can't even begin to imagine a bunch of SoCal basic bitches tearing into those pork ribs with such delight. They also seemed amazing well informed and their comments were quite thoughful.

I'm not lying, I felt the cross-cultural bond between our two countries. I've never been to Korea and I've only read a little Korean history. My main exposure is from the LA crowd which I recognize is obviously quite different from the home country, but man. I got it. They get it. We all get it. I felt the love.

Just awesome.
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Old January 15th, 2016, 06:37 PM
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That brisket looked good, but I'm curious about the flavor and tenderness. Like the video said, it's the hardest BBQ meat to cook. So many places screw it up and it winds up tasting like a prime rib or worse. Even here in KC, there are renowned BBQ restaurants that can't do brisket well.
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Old January 17th, 2016, 02:34 PM
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That video is awesome. I'm sharing that on my BBQ facebook page.

That brisket was cut like a steak. A little thick for my liking and probably why the one lady thought it was dry. The fat to meat ratio was probably all messed up and the flat end of the brisket is naturally dry(er) vs the point end. If these girls like fat they should have had the point end of the brisket. That would have blown their heads off.

And those Brontosaurus ribs.... "American style" spare ribs are trimmed up a bit and the tip are discarded or thrown into the green beans. Go to Chili's if you want rib tips.

The meal still looked legit, though. BBQ brings everyone together.
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Old January 20th, 2016, 09:42 AM
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Tranquillo? Is that what decaf is called in some parts of the world? I hope so because that's awesome.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 02:59 PM
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I saw that at my local Albertson's. I had never seen frozen Korean before.

I was giggling my ass off until I realized that Italians probably giggle their asses off when they see me buy frozen Pasta Primavera or whatever.
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Old February 12th, 2016, 01:30 PM
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I tried Burger Seoul, a new food truck here in Tacoma. It's down in the ghetto, outside of a Kwik-E-Mart place:



As you probably guessed, it's Korean-run and has a fusion menu:



Eating here is kind of a pain in the ass. The kitchen is really, really slow and he has his karaoke speaker blasting pop music out to the waiting area.



When I was in my twenties, I wasn't into pop music but I knew the songs by name if I heard them. Then I got older and I knew the musicians vaguely but didn't know the songs and was ambivalent about the music. These days, I have no idea who the musician is or even if it's popular and I hate the music. This guy plays that kind of music. It was awful.

You're standing out in the cold and wondering what could possibly be taking so long--it's just a burger--and then the owner/chef gets out the microphone and starts singing over the music.



After an eternity, the food is finally ready so you rush home to eat it while it's still warm.

The fries were limp and soggy and covered in gritty garlic powder. A big failure.



But the bulgogi burger...it was amazing:



It was loaded with ribeye and cucumber kimchi and had just the right amount of bulgogi sauce and mayo on the bun. I don't like mayo but I wouldn't change a thing about this burger. I think I'll call ahead next time...and skip the fries.
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Old February 12th, 2016, 01:39 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chris snell
You're standing out in the cold and wondering what could possibly be taking so long--it's just a burger--and then the owner/chef gets out the microphone and starts singing over the music.


No way. You can't make up something that good.
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Old February 13th, 2016, 05:28 AM
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Yeah, that is funny as hell! You're in a parking lot, cold, starving, waiting on Star Search there.
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Old February 14th, 2016, 04:57 AM
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You've got to go back and get video.
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Old February 18th, 2016, 09:13 AM
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My friend Long is in Vietnam right now.
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Old February 18th, 2016, 10:22 AM
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Is that a carp?
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Old February 18th, 2016, 11:49 AM
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You tell me. I have no idea.
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Old February 18th, 2016, 02:53 PM
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Carp is a bottom feeder so their mouths are on the bottom of their face. That's not a carp, but I think it may be an elephant ear fish.
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Old February 18th, 2016, 07:21 PM
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Old February 20th, 2016, 09:18 AM
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The Oregon Pinot glass is my favorite shape:

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Old February 20th, 2016, 09:57 AM
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I have a good stash of Riedel's New World Pinot glasses, and they're my favorites thus far. I say "thus far" because I just scored these on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-4-Riedel...vip=true&rt=nc

I'm excited to try the Sommeliers line. Normally these glasses are too pricey for me, but the $50 per-glass used price was too tempting to pass up.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 10:55 AM
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This is an excellent lecture by Maximilian Riedel on the different glass shapes:

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Old February 20th, 2016, 12:38 PM
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Old February 20th, 2016, 12:48 PM
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Glass no. 1 is interesting:

Quote:
So proud to have Francesca #Planeta from #PlanetaWinery at our #Riedel #TastingBar at #VinExpo #Bordeaux. Tasting #Etna #Rosso which is %100 NerelloMascalese from different #Riedel #wineglasses. The winner was our #Newzealand #PinotNoir glass I Love #wines from #Sicily ❤

That New Zealand Pinot Noir glass looks as if a Riedel and Zalto had an illegitimate love child. I dig it.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 12:57 PM
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Old February 20th, 2016, 03:32 PM
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Riedel has a presentation at my wine school once in a while, but I've been away every time it has been held. My friends have said it is an eye opener.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 09:25 AM
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More from Vietnam:

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Banh Tom
Shrimp and sweet potato fritters.

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Banh Khuc
Sticky rice and mung bean dumplings.

Street bao:


Choco-Pie offering to the ancestors:

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