| Food and Drink Board|| re: Good seasoning/ marinade for Tuna steaks - EMILIO on 8/12/14 at 2:34 pm|
Good answers here, I'd add a little fresh thyme to your marinade. Delicious with tuna. A very small amount of sesame oil and rice wine vin are good additions as well. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Anybody eaten at The Blue Crab on Lake Pontchartrain? - EMILIO on 8/7/14 at 6:44 pm|
Went there the other day for lunch. First time there and it wasn't crowded but it was late in the afternoon on a weekday. Ordered calamari for an app. Was solid, said they fry all food in cottonseed oil....sounds expensive. Prices were mostly pretty reasonable but I didn't want fried seafood. I orde...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Bayona - Not top of mind, but always fantastic - EMILIO on 8/2/14 at 8:17 am|
[quote]I have not been to Mondo and need to try it. Any reviews on it?[/quote]
Went for lunch a while back. I had the burger and it was pretty tasty. Added Gruyere and Nueske's bacon and I was a happy camper. Wife had the fish tacos and was happy with her choice. We split the pork and shrimp meat...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Finn McCool's Going Smoke Free Starting 9/1 - EMILIO on 8/2/14 at 8:08 am|
I'd def like to see the Vous go smoke free. If J&K did it, id probably live an extra 10 years....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: any word on vinnie sunseri? - EMILIO on 7/30/14 at 12:08 pm|
I've actually met VS several times since he has been in NOLA. He is EXTREMELY humble and honestly a very likeable guy. Damn shame he played for the gumps. I hope he makes the team.
His GF ain't hard on the eyes either. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Jazz Brunch in NO - EMILIO on 7/26/14 at 1:04 pm|
Palace Café, Commanders. Get a rezo now though....
| O-T Lounge|| re: What's the most valuable item someone stole from you? - EMILIO on 7/20/14 at 8:48 am|
Years ago I had my car broken into and the bastards stole my golf clubs. I was hitting them pretty well at that point and then I had to start all over with new clubs. Still haven't recovered. :wah: :wah:...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Bourbon House in Nola - EMILIO on 7/19/14 at 6:18 pm|
To write off oysters for the entire warm part of the year is silly to me. Vibrio is out there in the water all year round. Yes, it is more prevalent in warmer waters but I like to buy my oysters from reputable places that buy from reputable fishermen.
Refrigeration regulations are getting way more...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Bourbon House in Nola - EMILIO on 7/19/14 at 4:52 pm|
Really?? People still believe in that stuff?? New invention of refrigeration on boats ended that "saying"....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Bourbon House in Nola - EMILIO on 7/19/14 at 4:47 pm|
[quote]when the time is right.[/quote]
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Bourbon House in Nola - EMILIO on 7/19/14 at 3:53 pm|
[quote]I got the catfish pecan and it was very good, the spinach salad was good as[/quote]
Brief, but a good review....
| Food and Drink Board|| Cooking Croaker?? - EMILIO on 7/10/14 at 9:46 am|
Got my hands of a half dozen croakers. All about 12"-14" long. What can I do with them? Never prepared them and the only answer I have gotten is "fry them". Anything else? ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Blackfin Tuna Collar - EMILIO on 7/9/14 at 11:21 am|
[quote]to grill it over charcoal and serve it with a sauce with a good heat, sweet, and sour component. Something like a pepper jelly vinaigrette [/quote]
This sounds pretty good. Wouldn't want it to stick to the grill though. Might fall apart. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Blackfin Tuna Collar - EMILIO on 7/9/14 at 7:42 am|
That's a very specific time and place to enjoy some tuna. Unfortunately, a tuna only has one collar and it will not feed the masses. Perhaps some of the loin could make it to said barrier island getaway.......
| Food and Drink Board|| Blackfin Tuna Collar - EMILIO on 7/9/14 at 7:10 am|
Recently got my hands on a fresh blackfin. Had one of our butchers break it down for me and now have lots of fish for my freezer. He vac sealed the collar for me. I have never attempted to cook a collar myself but I've had them in restaurants. Anybody have any experience on technique or a recipe? :...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Ernst Cafe policy when Essence fest is in town.. Thoughts? - EMILIO on 7/9/14 at 7:00 am|
[quote]Oh, don't worry. I'm pretty sure we all know the [b]essence[/b] of your aborted rant.[/quote]
I see what you did there........
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Ernst Cafe policy when Essence fest is in town.. Thoughts? - EMILIO on 7/8/14 at 6:39 pm|
Our restaurant still operates under the pretense that we are still unable to add any automatic or forced gratuity unless it is for a private party when a contract is signed....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Ernst Cafe policy when Essence fest is in town.. Thoughts? - EMILIO on 7/8/14 at 5:37 pm|
[quote]Fairly certain that would violate wage laws. Tips, tip pooling, tip sharing, and other issues have caused major headaches and law suits in the last few years[/quote]
This is true. It has been mandated that we can no longer charge automatic gratuity anymore. Pretty sure what Ernst did was i...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Ski Resort/Cabins around Denver - EMILIO on 7/4/14 at 9:42 am|
Big fan of Breckenridge. A little over an hour from Denver and its a beautiful town. Most places have hot tubs, either public or private, outside the rooms. Found a lot of nice places on VRBO or visitbreck.com Good skiing for all levels. Restaurants all over as well....
| O-T Lounge|| re: A Nice Video of a great American - EMILIO on 7/4/14 at 8:13 am|
Great video. :usa:...