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30 October, 2014

Mac & Cheese Night #5: American Grilled Cheese Kitchen

Mac & Cheese Night #5: American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Fifth macaroni and cheese night already? And I’m not even sick of the stuff yet. I must say, though, that all this mac and cheese analysis has affected my standards. Let’s just say that a recent order from a fast food chain was NOT up to snuff. Bright orange sauce lacking flavor and overcooked noodles
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25 August, 2011

Desert Pear Martini at Firebirds

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : The Gourmez
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Desert Pear Martini Firebirds North Hills, Raleigh $9 This lovely drink gets a considerable boost in appearance from that slice of pear dominating the top of the glass. The liquid beneath it is a mix of Belvedere citrus vodka, Firebirds’ sweet and sour mix, desert pear juice, and apple juice. Now, the term desert pear
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1 November, 2010

Dynamite Vineyards 2007 North Coast Chardonnay

Posted in : Chardonnay, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Dynamite Vineyards 2007 North Coast Chardonnay Sonoma, CA This chardonnay is light-bodied. The nose is of hard caramel candy with extra vanilla mixed in. The fruit hits you first on sipping: starfruit and apple. Then a bit of cream kicks in like a low-calorie, french vanilla ice cream, just enough to guide the fruit home
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27 October, 2010

Placido Chianti 2008

Comments : 3 Posted in : Chianti, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Placido Chianti 2008 Tuscany, Italy This chianti tastes pungent, and not in a good way. Unripened blackberries, nectarines, apples, mild chocolate, and herbs—dried thyme, mostly—are the notes I taste. Those don’t make for a great combination. I’m not spitting it out, but it’s not really worth drinking, either.

5 May, 2010

Fuerza Blancos 2009

Comments : 1 Posted in : Torrontes, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Fuerza Blancos 2009 Mendoza, Argentina For the record, I’m drinking this white wine blend very chilled, which can lessen the potency of the nose and flavors of the wine.  I smell apple and vanilla.  It tastes of apple also. It’s acidic, which makes it seem peppery. Caramel notes are present and some herbal quality, perhaps
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