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re: Greece in October - BlackenedOut
I just got back (trip report forthcoming) Weather wise, it was hot and sunny, but you wont combust. It was actually relatively cool when one considers the breeze. ...
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re: Where are people eating in Chicago? - BlackenedOut
Great cocktails and I had a really nice appetizer with boudin noir and beets and a quail egg as I recall. ...
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re: Where are people eating in Chicago? - BlackenedOut
I had a really nice meal at Bouefhaus. Steak but not necessarily Chicago mahogany steakhouse, more European. Very good. Great apps. Duck Duck Goat as suggested was really good as well. Publican also a great spot. Sort of Cochon esque in food and ambiance. Also had a lovely lunch at Frontera ...
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re: Recommendations to minimize impacts of overseas flights? - BlackenedOut
Sheep, this is the best advice I can give you. It’s gonna be a crap shoot. Kids can do pretty well and get a good nights sleep while the parents could be miserable or vis versa. Coloring books, as Hungry, mentioned, dollar store toys, something new can help keep them entertained but try to get t...
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re: Fried Chicken - Help a brother out - BlackenedOut
The best fried chicken recipe I’ve done at home is Michael Ruhlman’s. You brine it over night in a lemon and rosemary water. Dry it, batter it, rest it. Fry it. Sure it’s googleable. But it really is worth the squeeze ...
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re: Looking for Recommendations for Spain - BlackenedOut
Just a heads up this weeks New York Times travel section did a 36 hours in Mallorca. Spain is such a vastly different country from one region to another but I do prefer the coastal areas. Barcelona and Mallorca could be a good trip. It’s about a 30 minute flight between the two which you can fin...
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re: Wine: What are you drinking? - BlackenedOut
[img]https://img.fae.ro/af4a8a.jpeg[/img] Lineup for dinner tonight at Gianna. Will report back The two 04s were lights out after about an hour decanted. Sadly the 97 had turned the corner. Like sucking on a plum coated copper penny. Ohh well. But those 04s were delicious. Delicious dinne...
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re: Wine: What are you drinking? - BlackenedOut
[img]https://img.fae.ro/f03296.jpeg[/img] Tart stone fruit, lime zest, and probably a good bit of wet stone. Paired with charcuterie and cheese but think it would have played better maybe with some oysters or just a big plate of thick slices of tomatoes, sea salt and good olive oil. Keep an e...
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re: Need help planning Italy trip next May - BlackenedOut
If you don’t want to spend a lot of time traveling, I’d recommend staying close to Naples. You have Sorrento, Pompei, Positano, and enough to fill 6 days. Sicily is rolling though. Where are you flying out of?...
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re: Need help planning Italy trip next May - BlackenedOut
Why not just decamp to Positano after the nuptials? Probably your best bet. ...
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re: Escrow or annual payment of property tax/insurance - BlackenedOut
What I suspect is this. When you buy the house (assuming seller has paid yearly taxes) you will reimburse the seller the unused portion of the taxes he paid. That’s your first “tax payment” of 2019. Then if your parish or county sends out tax notice at end of 2019 you could pay it direct befo...
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re: Recipe for Alabama white bbq sauce??? - BlackenedOut
Thousand and one ways to make it. Here is how I like to make it Say a cup and a half of mayo (Dukes very good choice here) 2 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon of fresh ground black pepper Salt to tast A garlic clove finely minced (or better yet use a microplane) Tablespoon or so of white vinegar...
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re: Paris Hotel - BlackenedOut
Yes. ...
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re: Paris Hotel - BlackenedOut
The one near the Champs Elysee? That location is gonna be a lot of activity. You might like a quieter neighborhood like the Marais or if there long enough get an apartment. But all in all looks like a great hotel in a Well trafficked area...
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re: I’m a dummy when it comes to airline miles, please help - BlackenedOut
I am heading to Greece in a few weeks. To fly four of us over there in business class was 70,000 miles a piece, one way. We are flying Austrian Air thru Vienna. Of course in 3 years would be almost impossible to guess what the redemption could be. However your best bet is to start stacking and holdi...
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re: Wine: What are you drinking? - BlackenedOut
15.9% and aged in bourbon barrels. Hell id rather just drink bourbon. ...
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re: Wine: What are you drinking? - BlackenedOut
[img]https://img.fae.ro/7d88a9.jpeg[/img] Delicious Albariño at Costera. First time in there, wont be last. Pan con tomate done simply but with addition of a tapenade of sorts with dehydrated tomatoes, anchovy spread. Beautiful gambas in a lemon garlic broth. Octopus and beans. But the stunner wa...
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re: Polaris connection to side of pool - BlackenedOut
Yes. Have had to replace the coupling a time or two. Any pool supply store will have the part. ...
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re: Best Caribbean Resort Recs - 40th Bday - BlackenedOut
I was 20 years old and spent the summer living and working in the BVIs for a sailing camp. The majority of my days were spent either fixing boats, taking boats around the islands, or driving dive tanks from one end of Tortola to the other. At nights we would hitch hike into Road Town or Soper's Hole...
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re: Best Caribbean Resort Recs - 40th Bday - BlackenedOut
St. Barth’s is amazing. Probably my favorite place on earth. OP, can get a good deal on an amazing villa in the “Value” season. Which is now til about November. ...
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