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In Topic: Driving in Istria, Slovenia, and Friuli Venezia

04 January 2020 - 01:31 PM

LOVE the Osteria (La Subida) ... my 4th time ... I’ll return

In Topic: Flooding in Venice

04 January 2020 - 01:30 PM

Still fine ... as of last night ... but who knows now ... I’m long done

Everyone knows the major sites ... which are awesome and awe-inspiring (this is an F-ING swamp people ! Imagine pounding a million pilings to keep a church afloat) ... but there’s just so much more ... I come to this ultra-touristy place each year for the New Yesr to recharge and reset my batteries and my ⏰ ... oxymoronic ? moronic ? ironic ? iconic ?

You decide

And you eat well (enough) if you know what you’re doing

And if you leave the lugubrious lagoon behind what awaits you in front of you can be awesome eats ... awesome ^ Max !

In Topic: Driving in Istria, Slovenia, and Friuli Venezia

02 January 2020 - 09:42 PM

Off Topic ...


Glory goes to the virtuous … patience is a virtue … I’ll spare you the gory details but do note the following …


My PECA and not your PECA was all over la CARTA de LA PECA oggi … and that’s a good thing


A glorious thing ?   …    Pffft !   …


Who am I to decide what is glory and what is not … but it was a very good thing … and it's in the middle of F-ing nowhere

In Topic: Driving in Istria, Slovenia, and Friuli Venezia

02 January 2020 - 09:39 PM

Decided to go back to La Subida ... no wifi notwithstanding (what's wrong with these people ???) ... but only for 2 days due to such treachery


Will eat at the Trattoria at La Subida ... which is a 1* Mich of course ... don't let that name fool you ... and it probably has the best wine list in the world for these unusual wines with a somm (the son) who knows them (and the winemakers) inside and out


Tastings with Sasa @ Radikon and La Castellada ... may try to return to Princic ... on verra ...


@Bonner - You know you want to eat at Agli Amici in Udine and not Argine, right ? 


I"m happy to say that I'm off to Gostilna Pri Lojzetu in Slovenia where I have yet to eat ... and then I'll swing by Vodopivec to snag some Vitovska (the best V in the world, by the way) when returning ... may even re-swing by Caffe Vatta for, yes, a coffee and they have very fair prices for Gravner* too ... then again I saw Gravner Ribolla G for 59e in Padua ... which is more than fair



* Fuck Gravner ! "We're closed for the Holidays" ... "I understand ... but I'm asking about a date well past January 1 ... like the following week ... is that possible ? are you guys around ? I don't get to this neck of the woods very often ..." ... "We closed for the Holidays" ... Fuck Gravner !!!

In Topic: Flooding in Venice

02 January 2020 - 09:15 PM

The place is fine