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General Discussion / Re: All About Grilling
« on: May 11, 2018, 11:37:16 AM »
Actually the biggest problem that I have while grilling for a large party (20+ people) is that I always miss half the party standing over the grill. Can't start grilling too early though because than things get dried out.

What do people do to make sure everything is nice and hot and ready at the start of a large party? Get a really big grill? Start early and keep it warm in the oven (how does it not get dried out)?

General Discussion / Re: All About Grilling
« on: May 11, 2018, 11:17:37 AM »
I really like chicken (in bone) grilled. I grill it with indirect heat. Put half the grill on lowest heat and half on highest heat. Place chicken on low heat side. I usually flip once at most twice. Takes a really long time, (compared to other grill times) at least 20/30 minutes.  It it gets cooked all the way through and is incredibly juicy and the skin gets nice and crispy

General Discussion / Re: All About Grilling
« on: May 11, 2018, 10:54:54 AM »
Speaking of fish. What kind of fish and how are you grilling it?
I often sear tuna on a chimney starter.

Fill a chimney starter with coals (at least 3 quarters of the way) and newspaper on the bottom. Light the newspaper. Warning this is extremely hot and smoky so make sure it's in a safe place (I usually just put it on top of my gas grill). Come back in 10-15 minutes.

Prepare tuna (about 3/4 to 1 inch thickness). Salt and pepper both sides. Place black and white sesame seeds on a plate. Place the edges of the tuna on the plate so it gets coated with the sesame seeds. Make sure no seeds get on top or bottom of tuna.

Oil or spray small grill grate. Once coals are white hot (about 10-15 minutes since lighting newspaper) place grate on top of chimney starter. Wait 2 minutes for grate to get hot. Place tuna on top of grate. Wait between 15 and 20 seconds (depending on thickness of tuna). Flip. Wait another 15 to 20 seconds. Remove.

Slice and serve on bed of Arugula and truffle oil.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: April 30, 2018, 09:54:58 AM »
I stand by my recommendation even though I didn't do it. Start with the back half and do the rth "backwards"
I don't really understand the logic behind this.

1) The front half of the RTH has most of the stops/hikes. If you wait to do it at the end of the day you might be too tired to stop and thereby miss most of the RTH. The back half is perfect to do later in the day because it doesn't involve any hikes and you can just enjoy the scenery without getting out of the car.  If you start out on the backend and rush through the front part of the RTH I think you mostly miss the whole point

2) 85% of the traffic is going the "right" way. You would be fighting traffic the entire time which is incredibly annoying on the narrow roads

I have never done it backwards but if the only pro is that you won't be driving on cliffs on the way back than just make sure you start the RTH early enough so it will be light out to do the back half. If you see yourself running out of time you can always skip your last stop. Worst case scenario you can always turn around and drive back.

I gave myself 2 hours to do the back half and that was fine. 5PM should be ok, 4:45 if they really want to be extra careful

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kauai, HI Master Thread
« on: April 20, 2018, 10:36:37 AM »
Pretty crazy. It's a hard hike with perfect weather. I can't imagine doing it in this storm.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kauai, HI Master Thread
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:20:50 PM »
Kalalau trail is closed for at least a few months can be as long as a year.

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Shmurah Pricing NYC Area -2018/5778
« on: March 23, 2018, 01:19:32 AM »
Went to Charedim last week. $38 for broken, $42 for Whole.

I love their Matzo but I found a receipt from 2 years ago where I paid $29 a lb for whole!

Thats an insane price increase...

When ordering 14+ sleeves use code TASTE14 to get a complimentary tasting set of 14 different capsules. Expires March 11th 2018

General Discussion / #SaveBennyandJosh wine seminar
« on: March 06, 2018, 12:37:45 PM »
This Saturday night at Kingsway in Brooklyn NY there will be a wine tasting seminar to help fund raise for two children with canavan disease.

Read more about the fundraiser here:

Tickets are $180 with the proceeds going to rechav lev a 501c3.

Buy tickets here.

Wine menu leak.
My first  #SaveBennyAndJosh wine seminar fundraiser is coming up this Sat night. 

March 10th event at Kingsway

Wine (& nosh) menu leak below...

+Kosher Catch seared tuna with mango salsa
----Rothschild Champagne
+Grow & Behold beef jerky
+Wandering Que dried sausage
+Pomegranate dried salami
+Heritage Kosher Foie Gras
----Eagle's Landing Pinot Noir
--Yatir Forest '09
--Yatir Forest '13
--Carmel Limited Edition
--Dalton Matatia '08
--Dalton Matatia '13
--Herzog Reserve Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
--Herzog Chalk Hill Clone Six 2014
--Herzog Generation VIII 2014
--Clos Mesorah '15
--Capcanes Peraj '15
--Capcanes Flor del Flor
--Capcanes Samso
--Château Léoville Poyferré, Saint-Julien 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2015
--Château Giscours, Margaux 3ème Grand Cru Classé 2015
--Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, Pauillac 5ème Grand Cru Classé 2015
--Falesco Mantiano 2008
--Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon One Plus XII 2008
--Herzog Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Dell Gift Card Sales
« on: February 25, 2018, 09:39:30 PM »
2 left. Selling at 75% of value.

Expires 3/1/18

Selling 2 $25 gift cards, each one at $17 (68% of value)

Expires 3/1/18

Just Shmooze / Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« on: February 16, 2018, 02:21:07 AM »
Another vote for charedim. By far the thinnest and I got 2 pounds of pupa Salem last year to compare.

You can just walk into the actual bakery and they will allow you and your kids to watch everything from the mixing, kneading to the actual baking. No touching anything though.

In regards to actual buying matzo at the bakery, from purim till pesach every day is baked by a chabura. But if there is any extra they will sell it to you. The closer you are to pesach the less likely they will have extra.

There is also a children's matzo bakery on Ocean parkway by Brighton Beach in a chabad shul/school if I remember correctly.


Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Dell Gift Card Sales
« on: February 09, 2018, 02:27:29 PM »
3 $25 gift cards left. Selling at 75% value

Take all 3 for $50.

Expires 3/1/18
2 left. Selling at 75% of value.

Expires 3/1/18

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