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Peter Creasey

Member Since 07 Nov 2006
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#1418793 Daily special a bad idea?

Posted by Peter Creasey on 09 November 2017 - 02:34 PM


It can be hard to decide what to choose from a menu when you dine in a restaurant.

But some chefs and waiters have lifted the lid on what really goes on in the kitchens, and highlighted dishes you should always avoid.



Why you should never order the daily special in a restaurant

#1418670 Burgundies w/multicourse dinner

Posted by Peter Creasey on 07 November 2017 - 07:21 PM







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#1418344 Preferred first course

Posted by Peter Creasey on 02 November 2017 - 05:08 PM

Thanks for comments so far.


Oops, I see I should have stipulated "no raw protein".

#1417968 Hirsch wines and dinner

Posted by Peter Creasey on 26 October 2017 - 04:57 PM






CULINARY DELIGHTS (but not exactly correlated to menu):


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#1417112 Sundry Wines w/multi-course dinner

Posted by Peter Creasey on 13 October 2017 - 09:52 PM

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#1416540 Various Wines w/multicourse dinner

Posted by Peter Creasey on 04 October 2017 - 03:29 PM













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#1415517 Menus for after the hurricane

Posted by Peter Creasey on 15 September 2017 - 02:15 PM

I have yet to figure out how best to open a sealed CD.

#1415375 Varied Wines w/multicourse dinner

Posted by Peter Creasey on 13 September 2017 - 03:16 PM








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#1414990 Tribute to Texas and Houston

Posted by Peter Creasey on 07 September 2017 - 10:53 PM

#1413900 Wine theory proves true

Posted by Peter Creasey on 20 August 2017 - 01:51 PM

Ever wonder why sipping on a glass of wine at the bar feels more lavish than uncorking a bottle at home? According to a new study, it's because vino tastes better when we think it’s more expensive.


Wine tastes better if you think it's expensive

#1413741 What WINE are you drinking?

Posted by Peter Creasey on 17 August 2017 - 12:55 AM

We did it right this evening...


Great showing for this lovely 49 year-old trophy that was a pure
delight. Opened with Duran and did not decant (thankfully on
both counts).  Tons of sediment but decanting would have
diminished the exuberance that was still present with this, as
expected, fairly evolved bottle.

Served with prime beef tenderloin, foie gras, sauteed pear, and
edamame, then chocolate cupcake...

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Oh yeah, nice background music -- Three Dog Night Chronicle!

#1412434 The English Language

Posted by Peter Creasey on 28 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

The Verbing of America

#1412231 The English Language

Posted by Peter Creasey on 25 July 2017 - 08:45 PM

Speaking of (to employ a useful neologism) lexophilia ...

· Venison for dinner again! Oh deer!
· England has no kidney bank, but does have a Liverpool.
· I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.
· Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
· This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club,
but I'd never met herbivore.
· What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary?
A thesaurus.
· Don't worry about old age: it doesn't last.
· I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.
· Velcro -- what a rip-off!
· They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Typo.

#1410225 Massive Cyber Attack

Posted by Peter Creasey on 27 June 2017 - 09:04 PM


It remains unclear who is behind this cyberattack. Like the WannaCry attacks in May, the hack on Tuesday takes over computers and demands digital ransom from their owners to regain control.

Computer experts were calling the virus Petya, and said that it was similar to the WannaCry attack, which spread quickly across much of Asia and Europe. Others cautioned, however, that it could be yet another type of ransomware.



New Cyberattack 

#1409490 Slow internet?

Posted by Peter Creasey on 14 June 2017 - 10:09 PM

Some sites are loading as quickly as ever, including MFF.


Others which usually load fine are either loading painfully slow or are timing out.


Any thoughts or ideas?