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  • In my early 20's some buddies and I moved to Colorado for a year to hang out.  After getting good and drunk and maybe a little high (ok, no maybe about it) for the first time ever I rolled out early and alone and walked home.  When I got to our cond…
  • pgprescott said: Hijack alert! What is the best item to sous vide initially? Picked one up this week. Steaks? Chicken?  I just bought the WiFi because the cost was negligible and was higher wattage as mentioned earlier. TIA I think that…
  • Focker said: Anyone dine at Alinea? Our Lift driver to Revolution was a chef at Gibson's.  Was a fun ride picking his gray matter in the backseat. We fit 6 in a prius cab barhopping.  Being the big guy, I was gifted shotgun, 4 in the back. Lo…
  • There have been some great recommendations so far.  Purple Pig is a great choice for food.  Montverde for fresh pasta is outstanding.  One of my all-time favorite Chicago restaurants is Naha.  A classic old school steak house suggestions would be Ge…
  • If anyone is interested the hat that President Trump wore while touring Houston (as well as at two Hurricane Harvey related  meetings in the past 4 days that the White House released pictures of) is available to purchase for only $40 on the Presiden…
  • Traditionally red with red and white with white is the norm.  Looking deeper than that other pairing "rules would be:  pair bigger/fattier foods with bigger/tannic wines and lighter foods with lighter wines (ex fatty ribeye with big Cab, filet with …
  • @Botch Meritage is a Bordeaux style blend (can include Cab Sauv, Merlot, Malbec, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot) and the name is a marketing wonder...they take the "merits" and "heritage  of Bordeaux and now you have a way around US labeling laws and a …
  • Look for an Argentinean wine called Clos de los Siete.  It is a collaboration of a number of families from Bordeaux using the 5 Bordeaux varietals plus Syrah (Michel Rolland may be the most well know winemaker involved) .  Since it is Argentina it i…
  • It is hard to go wrong with any of these suggestions.  My personal favorite for deep dish (I go elsewhere for a thin crust) is Lou Malnati's.  We tried them all when we lived in Chicago and Malnati's wins out.  Pequod's was a second.  I have suggest…
  • I read an interesting piece on why comedians often commit suicide or essentially kill themselves one way or another: http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/robin-williams-why-funny-people-kill-themselves/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fanpage&…
  • @tjcoley is right that Pennsylvania has some of the strangest laws.  All wine and liquor must be bought at state stores meaning owned by the state.  Technically speaking (at least as of a few years ago when I worked there) all restaurants must buy t…
  • The last time the Mrs. and I were at Second City was a couple of years ago and this one girls was just a standout...now she is doing Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live (Cecily Strong).  Great talent there all the time though.
  • Les Nomades, Avec, Blackbird.  If you just want a nice glass of wine and some cheese and chocolate and people watching check out Eno in the Intercontinental Hotel.  Come back and check out a show at Second City.  Kuma's for burgers.  Café Ba-Ba-Reeb…
  • For BBQ check out Smoque.  I believe it is on Pulask.  Longman & Eagle is a great place for brunch...killer food and a great bar full of whiskeys.  Doug's hotdogs is the trendy place for hotdogs and sausages and after years of blowing peoples mi…
  • There are so many great steakhouses in Chicago that I would skip the names that everyone knows...not that they are not good but in my opinion there are better.  Chicago Cut is currently my favorite.  David Burke's is good too.  I haven't been to Bav…
  • Z_Eggineer said: A_Smalltown_Egg said: Some nice suggestions already!  If I may go a bit OT, someone mentioned Breaking and Entering Bourbon which is blended by a great distiller named Lance Winters from St. Georges Spirits in California…
  • Some nice suggestions already!  If I may go a bit OT, someone mentioned Breaking and Entering Bourbon which is blended by a great distiller named Lance Winters from St. Georges Spirits in California.  As mentioned, they do not make they bourbon but …
  • Whenever we are in town we like to hit up Fatheads on the south side.  Great beer selection and the food (typical bar food) is real good too.  That is our casual spot.  For nicer dinners we like Lidia's (Lidia Bastiancich's place), Salt (progressive…
  • @qdenby brought up the word terroir which can get really wine geeky and I think it is fascinating.  Terroir is hard to define but it is basically the unique combination of everything in where the grapes are planted (soil, varietal, climate and weath…
  • @jad you can do blind tastings just about any way you like.  Sometimes the host supplies all the wine, sometimes everyone brings a bottle.  Price ranges are used a lot.  Often times it is done by varietal or region.  Anything that you and your frien…
  • I sell it for a distributor in Illinois and can't even get an ETA on when we will have it again.
  • If I may, I would encourage anyone who hasn't to try some Washington state wines.  Cabs from Washington are wonderful but it's their Merlot and especially Syrah (killer with Lamb or any strongly flavored meat) that really shine.  Some of the best U.…
  • @searat I am in!  General rule of thumb is more fat, more tannins.  Personally I think old-world wines tend to be better with food...higher acidity and lower alcohol than new world wines on average.   @Foghorn Pinotage is the one varietal I ju…
  • Like MaskedMarvel I am a professional wine snob.  I have been blessed to travel for work and I have tasted some of the "finest" and most expensive wines in the world.  Some have been mind blowing experiences, some have been disappointments.  Wine is…
  • Professional drinker...I am a Certified Sommelier, Certified Beer Specialist and former restaurant manager who got tired of the restaurant hours so I moved over to "the other side" and work as a Wine & Spirits Consultant for a large distributor …
  • Here is a link that may interest you:   http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1145893/authentic-jamaican-jerk-recipe
  • Canned peas, boxed au gratin potatoes and spaghettios...especially the spaghettio "meatballs"
  • Too old o soon n.OK onnll.on know OK let o.oboo.o
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