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or anything cooked sous vide
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You'd have to ask my mother for her reasoning behind that. Curiously, she likes the barbacoa at Chipotle which is cooked sous vide, and she likes it every time she eats things cooked sous vide without knowing it. She also doesn't like guanciale, but she kept taking more "pancetta" yesterday when I made carbonara. She insists she's not a picky eater though. facepalm.gif On the topic of dinner tomorrow, we've now also ruled out lamb, tofu and anything with skin, but have decided that ribs and spaghetti and meatballs fall under the banner of healthy foods.
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I was invited to a horrible wine bar last night, which has the layout and noisy crowd of a place that serves hard alcohol, but all of the bartenders are made to dress up and act like sommeliers. So you're leaning over a bar, which has no menu, being grilled by some 20something who wants to know what kind of "notes" you enjoy in order to best choose a wine for you. "What??" "NOTES! I ASKED WHAT KIND OF NOTES DO YOU LIKE?"
After asking if they had a Sancerre, he yells something incomprehensible and gives me a glass of some other white. I point out that isn't what I asked for, and he responds that their only Sancerres start at $35 a glass and that this is "essentially the same". I don't know whether I looked poor or smart, but likely insult aside, I did opt for the cheaper wine (which was from Chablis, incidentally confused.gif). It was awful, and nothing like any Sancerre I've experienced. After pouring the glass, the bartender proceeded to swish it and smell it before sliding it over to me. I asked why he was smelling my wine and he responded "WHAT?" "My WINE, why are you sniffing MY WINE?" "To check the notes and for quality!" "I think the person drinking the wine usually does that." "WHAT?" "Nevermind."
post #2478 of 2844
Sounds like a great place for an SF meetup.
post #2479 of 2844
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I was invited to a horrible wine bar last night, which has the layout and noisy crowd of a place that serves hard alcohol, but all of the bartenders are made to dress up and act like sommeliers. So you're leaning over a bar, which has no menu, being grilled by some 20something who wants to know what kind of "notes" you enjoy in order to best choose a wine for you. "What??" "NOTES! I ASKED WHAT KIND OF NOTES DO YOU LIKE?"
After asking if they had a Sancerre, he yells something incomprehensible and gives me a glass of some other white. I point out that isn't what I asked for, and he responds that their only Sancerres start at $35 a glass and that this is "essentially the same". I don't know whether I looked poor or smart, but likely insult aside, I did opt for the cheaper wine (which was from Chablis, incidentally confused.gif). It was awful, and nothing like any Sancerre I've experienced. After pouring the glass, the bartender proceeded to swish it and smell it before sliding it over to me. I asked why he was smelling my wine and he responded "WHAT?" "My WINE, why are you sniffing MY WINE?" "To check the notes and for quality!" "I think the person drinking the wine usually does that." "WHAT?" "Nevermind."

Perhaps you should have pulled up the "The Only Things a Waiter Should Say" thread on your phone.
post #2480 of 2844
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Sounds like a great place for an SF meetup.

I would like to bring lefty there.
post #2481 of 2844
Any idea if that place is hiring? I wouldn't mind a chance to move back home to L.A.
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Any idea if that place is hiring? I wouldn't mind a chance to move back home to L.A.

I can check for you, but I don't know if Asians are capable of meeting the demands placed on the hairdos and facial hair of employees at this establishment.
post #2483 of 2844
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I can check for you, but I don't know if Asians are capable of meeting the demands placed on the hairdos and facial hair of employees at this establishment.

No can do.
Unless it's a fu manchu.

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post #2484 of 2844
My freezer broke. Lost a bunch of stock and other things, and I have a stomachache from eating too much melting ice cream. Also don't even know when I can get a new one because Viking never called after they were supposed to sell me one at a significant discount after my current one was recalled.
post #2485 of 2844
Went to a "gala" last evening.
The best restaurant in town catered.
It was awful.
post #2486 of 2844
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

I was invited to a horrible wine bar last night, which has the layout and noisy crowd of a place that serves hard alcohol, but all of the bartenders are made to dress up and act like sommeliers. So you're leaning over a bar, which has no menu, being grilled by some 20something who wants to know what kind of "notes" you enjoy in order to best choose a wine for you. "What??" "NOTES! I ASKED WHAT KIND OF NOTES DO YOU LIKE?"
After asking if they had a Sancerre, he yells something incomprehensible and gives me a glass of some other white. I point out that isn't what I asked for, and he responds that their only Sancerres start at $35 a glass and that this is "essentially the same". I don't know whether I looked poor or smart, but likely insult aside, I did opt for the cheaper wine (which was from Chablis, incidentally confused.gif). It was awful, and nothing like any Sancerre I've experienced. After pouring the glass, the bartender proceeded to swish it and smell it before sliding it over to me. I asked why he was smelling my wine and he responded "WHAT?" "My WINE, why are you sniffing MY WINE?" "To check the notes and for quality!" "I think the person drinking the wine usually does that." "WHAT?" "Nevermind."

Let me quess, it is also uber-popular and people hail it for "super smart and knowledgeable wine staff"

So, I hear this type of shit all the time and shitty roommate said it the other day while making food for his guest...

"If I made this quesadilla right you won't be able to taste the mushrooms."

Which pissed me off because I deduced his guest didn't like mushrooms so no, by cooking something your guest has specifically said he doesn't like you inherently can't have done anything right and more philosophically, why would you put something in your food if you don't or can't taste it? I fucking hate that kid so much.
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Asked my uncle-in-law for his salsa recipe. I want to note that he is a true hispanic, not a fake one, so I was expecting something awesome. The recipe listed zesty italian powder, rotel, and garlic powder. plain.gif
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This gets filed under the heading, "I laughed, I cried..."

http://ruhlman.com/2012/04/the-perfect-martini/
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OK, it’s really gotten bad. I’d been ready to give up the fight. But I just can’t let this one go. I went up to the bar, I’m not even going say where, and asked for a martini.

The bartender, I shit you not, said, “Any preference of vodka?”

I left. I just left. Walked out.

I’ve gotten used to the question, “Vodka or Gin?,” grudgingly and have been told outright by Jonathan Gold to simply give it up, losing battle, he said.

But I can’t. I can’t. Names are important.

H.L. Mencken, as the martini Wiki entrance notes, calls this drink “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet.” So true! And sonnets are not writ with Vodka, which is defined by tastelessness. (The “vodka martini” should be referred to as a Kangaroo, “vodkatini,” or as one Twitterer suggested Lousy-tini.) My friend Paulius calls America “a nation lobotomized by vodka.” Indeed, we’ve made vodka the most popular spirit in America in the same way we’ve made Wonder our bread choice, and Oscar Meyer quintessential mortadella.

FYI, Paulius is the owner of the Velvet Tango Room.
post #2489 of 2844
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This gets filed under the heading, "I laughed, I cried..."
http://ruhlman.com/2012/04/the-perfect-martini/
FYI, Paulius is the owner of the Velvet Tango Room.

OJFC, he needs to get over himself and find something more productive to do. Like advocating for the end of the label "shrimp scampi".
post #2490 of 2844
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This gets filed under the heading, "I laughed, I cried..."
http://ruhlman.com/2012/04/the-perfect-martini/
FYI, Paulius is the owner of the Velvet Tango Room.

OJFC, he needs to get over himself and find something more productive to do. Like advocating for the end of the label "shrimp scampi".

Maybe he's upset because it wasn't "dirty?" :laugh

The saddest thing is that vodka has come to mean, "a hard spirit that is as close to tasteless and odorless as possible." IMO, vodka that still has some essence of its original component is far more interesting.
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