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Favorite team:LSU 
Location:Baton Rouge
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Interests:Food and Wine
Occupation:Certified Sommelier
Number of Posts:884
Registered on:12/23/2008
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re: Houston Restaurants - highest rated and most booked - lilwineman
North italia as the most booked is scary. Was not impressed. It's ok chain Italian food. Chez nous is a treat a bit out of the way, BCN was nice but I wanted more from an El Bulli chef, L'Olivier I've enjoyed but it never seems to have any business let alone flying under the radar. Happy to see B&B ...
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re: Good bars and restaurants in Houston? - lilwineman
Beer selection: Axelrad, Woosters Garden (awesome cocktail bar but gets really busy), flying saucer, haymerchant Food: bramble (just outside the galleria on Voss), Peska seafood culture on post oak, the queen vic (Indian/British pub fusion), Pax Americana, kata Robata, underbelly, Costa brava bis...
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re: Houston food this weekend - lilwineman
My issue is having a great time with friends is not equal to great food. $60-70 as well for drinks and split apps is a big sticker price too. Happy hour oysters at state of grace are cheap as can be or I could hit Bramble for his and get a free 44 ranch hotdog at happy hour with a $2 lone star. I gu...
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re: Houston food this weekend - lilwineman
And the best octopus in town might be at Costa Brava. Did some for lunch the other day with an order if boquerones, some Jamon Iberico, and their seafood salad....
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re: Houston food this weekend - lilwineman
House special noodles are the best ones at Mala. The beef jerky there, stir fried green beans, and twice cooked crispy beef are favorites of mine too. The rabbit at Mala is delicious but it's a pain in the butt to eat around all of those bones. As far as Durham house, I have no desire to eat the...
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re: Stroubes...Anyone Have aReport? - lilwineman
Never understood the hype it ever received in the first place. Always had mid level meals for a high sticker price....
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re: We need ties to Georgia - lilwineman
Anthony Jennings was a GA kid as well, although his production is what it is....
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re: Drake Davis signing day announcement (article) - lilwineman
Someone bringing some awesome positive juju to the board. Needed that after scrolling through so much butthurt this morning. This is the stuff recruits need to see. :cheers:...
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re: Meat glue - making a prime filet - lilwineman
Not quite. A mcrib is the disgusting trimmings. This was the ribs broken down beautifully and formed to almost one complete set of meat without that processed disgusting texture. They cooked the product sous vide then seared in the oven with a Korean style glaze. Texture was flawless. I give the che...
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re: Meat glue - making a prime filet - lilwineman
We used it here in Houston for a "boneless" pork spare rib presentation and it was delicious. But we wouldn't dare lie about doing it for a "prime" filet...
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re: BR restaurants without a wait - lilwineman
Call ahead when you're close to wherever you choose for a reservation and see openings. If push comes to shove, do what I do and sit at the bar wherever you go...
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re: French Market Bistro- Anyone Know Tiger Sauce Recipe? - lilwineman
Well I'm going off our old Mansurs recipes and I remember aromatic herbs (Rosemary, bay leaf, and something else) sautéed with shallots and garlic slightly reduced, folding in unsalted butter and cream to make a luscious beurre Blanc....then I would imagine whisking in tiger sauce (we did creole mus...
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re: French Market Bistro- Anyone Know Tiger Sauce Recipe? - lilwineman
Isn't it a beurre Blanc infused with tiger sauce or am I mistaken?...
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re: Recommend a good wine glass - lilwineman
I can't stand stemless glasses for wine. The glass gets smudges and your heat transfer through your hand to the glass will prematurely elevate the temperature if the wine. Sure they're convenient for people casually drinking and less likely to tip over, but I just can't do it....
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re: Restaurants are already booked for Valentine's Day (that Sat night) - lilwineman
At least you're trying fairly early. I always had people who would book after dinner on Valentine's Day for the next year, same time, same table. Then you get the one dumbass who calls the day before and says "I'd like a reservation for tomorrow at 7pm"...oh u mean Valentine's Day, that we've been o...
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re: Recommend a good wine glass - lilwineman
First level of both of those I found super easy honestly...like 95-99%...
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re: Recommend a good wine glass - lilwineman
Search for test locations for the society of wine educators or court of master sommeliers. They do Houston and New Orleans for the first levels pretty often. ...
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re: Recommend a good wine glass - lilwineman
As a point of reference I believe bobby Stuckey dropped his Riedel contract for Zalto in his Boulder, CO restaurant Frasca (who is a master sommelier). Has a room dedicated to just that glassware ...
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re: Recommend a good wine glass - lilwineman
I'm a certified sommelier and certified specialist of wine :lol: And I have a couple Zalto Bordeaux stems since I had some higher quality Riedel burgundy stems, white wine stems, and flutes....
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re: Recommend a good wine glass - lilwineman
Technically it does nothing so guide it to your tongue. It does however guide it to your mouth like any glass lol. You control tongue position yourself. The idea behind the glassware is based on the phenolics associated with specific varietals. Piedmont, Pinot noir, Chardonnay are wines that benefit...
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