Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:53 pm
Just promise me you don't sharpen any knives after you've had a few. I've been there with the alcoholic bit. I was always a fan of anything good on the rocks as others have mentioned. I also loved it when strong beers like Dogfish 90 min IPA, and Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout started to become available. I dabbled into home brewing, and I'm glad I did. I learned a lot about fermentation which is also how we get bread, cheese, kimchi/saeurkraut, many sausages, etc....
I found that I started to lean toward sugary drinks, which is probably where the diabetes comes from. Enjoy in moderation, just like anything else. For now I will try things for taste, but 1 taste is enough. Any more and I'll find myself passed out in the woods somewhere.
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:24 pm
I didn't know you live in LA... I grew up a portion of my life in Gretna... before it got to be a really really tough neighborhood. Man do I miss crawfish boils and strawberry festivals... not to mention going to parades during mardi gras... I remember preparing for the Zulu parade like it was just yesterday. I don't hear a cajun draw from you in your videos though...
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:09 pm
Busted! lol, yes indeed, I lost my "ya't" when I moved to the North shore. Terrible thing, I know, but now everybody treats me like a tourist... which kinda ticks me off sometimes to be honest. After a beer or 2 the ya't starts to come out, and all my North shore friends start looking at me funny.
I actually lived in Marrero for a little bit, and oh man, the crawfish hit early this year too with the mild winter. I only got them once because the dang things are going $3/lb all day, and you know you need at least a good 10 pounds for yourself. Got my trap license but didn't have enough time/money to get my traps built this year, so time for that next year. I might actually take some pics while I"m building them for everyone to see. Good to know we got some 'Who'dat Nation' in the mix now!
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:17 am
<Shaun> The Laphroaig you tried is an Islay Scotch which personally does not agree with me. Different Scotch whiskies from different regions can taste quite a bit different. I prefer Speyside (eg. Balvenie, Glenlivet and Macallan which is my favorite) or Highland region ( eg. Glenmorangie I like). I have a friend who prefers the Islays. Different strokes for different folks! Try them all.
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:57 am
I'm definitely a beer drinker over anything else. But--
For what it's worth, we did a tasting of a out 30 scotches a few years back at a cigar shop I used to work at. There was a good representation of a broad range of scotch. From ~$40 a bottle all the way to $400 (a few guys insisted on flaunting their checkbooks.)
The winner of the blind taste test was overwhelmingly Dalmore Cigar Malt. Even the dudes that raved about the hyper-expensive hooch " they brought" picked the $40 Dalmore as their favorite.
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:33 pm
Shaun, are you a member at Costco? Are they able to sell booze where you are? Look for some really good deals on scotch there bottled on the Kirkland label.
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:54 pm
I have yet to see a Costco in Louisiana, but just read that they are trying to build one about an hour away in New Orleans. I can't imagine the store doing great with the high level of theft in the area, but I've been wrong more than once....
There's a couple of wholesale stores in the area, I'll have a look at them when after this current bottle gets passed the halfway mark. I imagine about 2 weeks or so, I'm a relatively light drinker although I do drink frequently.. but not often.. if that makes sense.
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:07 pm
Costco has their system down pretty well. One way in and one way out, each basket exiting is checked by loss prevention people and I am sure they know what to look for as far as taking stuff out of the warehouse on your person. All in all it's a better, slightly more upscale version of Sam's Club. Looks like there are quite a few Sam's in LA.
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