Category Archives: Rants and Raves

1985 Bottle Of Something I Don’t Recall

A friend of mine sent me an email recently, informing me that his son attended a business meeting where the following wines were served: 2005  Pichon-Lalande 1989 Chateau Margaux 1970 Chateau Margaux and my personal favorite… 1985 Bottle of Something … Continue reading

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The Best Paella Recipe

For those of you who have been asking for the wonderful paella recipe, please click the paella photo below for the link to the recipe.

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The Broken Record in San Francisco – Sets a High Bar For Dives

I was recently in San Francisco for the International Wine Competition and I wanted to try something a little off the beaten path fro dinner. My wife suggested that I try The Broken Record (she had recently seen it featured on an … Continue reading

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The Source is Where It’s At

I love this restaurant. I consider myself a knowledgeable foodie and a service snob and this place always rocks on both scales. From the moment you walk in, you know that this is a special place. There is just a … Continue reading

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New Beer Wine & Co Store in Bethesda is a Bust.

A new boutique wine shop just opened in Bethesda, Maryland, and if they don’t change their attitude near future, it will soon go the way of the clay amphora. The Beer, Wine & Co. (located at the 7029 Wisconsin Avenue … Continue reading

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Raving About Elvis Costello and The Imposters

Elvis Costello very well could be the best know rocker in horned-rimmed glasses since Buddy Holly – and for good reason… he ROCKS! Costello blew in to town last night (September 29, 2011) on his Wheel of Songs Tour with … Continue reading

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Hello – Is Anyone Home At Fiola? Anyone? Bueller?

How many times should someone have to call a restaurant to book a LARGE party before they give up? Once? Twice? THREE TIMES??? How about an in-person visit? And no response… nada, nein, zip, zilch, goose egg.  Thus is the … Continue reading

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BLT Steak – Shame On You!

Okay – so Eric Titus, co-owner of Titus Vineyards, is coming to town and wants to have lunch with me to taste through his portfolio. I look up his wines and find that he makes BIG red wines. A steakhouse … Continue reading

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