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Author:  Doug RR [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:05 am ]
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tell me about yours...If we head out at 5 we hit up a couple of locals for 2 for 1s of various drinks..when at home at 5 we tend to pour a brown liquor for my myself and a gin martini for my wife...this usually lasts throughout the local news and perhaps a sitcom

Author:  washing machine [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:13 am ]
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Once again, the Men We'll Soon Forget are trying to price out the good guys in the food and dining forum. Harumph.

Author:  Doug RR [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:16 am ]
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washing machine wrote:
Once again, the Men We'll Soon Forget are trying to price out the good guys in the food and dining forum. Harumph.


Reed, this is the happy hour thread

Author:  washing machine [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:19 am ]
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What's the least you've ever spent at a Happy Hour, 'g RR?

Author:  Doug RR [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:21 am ]
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washing machine wrote:
What's the least you've ever spent at a Happy Hour, 'g RR?


it usually runs $15-30..2 drinks each is the norm

Author:  washing machine [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:22 am ]
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See. Priced OUT.

Author:  Doug RR [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:25 am ]
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washing machine wrote:
See. Priced OUT.


I'd pick up the tab for good conversation

Author:  washing machine [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:29 am ]
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Oh, I couldn't ask you to do that.

In the spirit of thread responsibility, I will say that I used to enjoy drinks at a place called Zimm's Little Deck last spring. It was a place that tried a little too hard with their New Orleans influenced menu, but the patio was one of the best in town. I could always count on a couple of blood orange bourbons after "work" before they ultimately closed shop in August or September.

Author:  Doug RR [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:39 am ]
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washing machine wrote:
Oh, I couldn't ask you to do that.

In the spirit of thread responsibility, I will say that I used to enjoy drinks at a place called Zimm's Little Deck last spring. It was a place that tried a little too hard with their New Orleans influenced menu, but the patio was one of the best in town. I could always count on a couple of blood orange bourbons after "work" before they ultimately closed shop in August or September.


see that's the spirit..sorry they closed..I frequent an old dive that has heavy handed pours of whisky for about $5-6 during happy hour called Ercoles..also the local sushi joint has $1 kirins on draft.

Author:  washing machine [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:42 am ]
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Sushi Happy Hour. Now you're talking.

Author:  Doug RR [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:44 am ]
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washing machine wrote:
Sushi Happy Hour. Now you're talking.


$2.50 hand rolls..I've been known to struggle to get up from the table

Author:  washing machine [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:46 am ]
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I just gorge on sashimi like a bear in the woods.

Author:  Doug RR [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:46 am ]
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washing machine wrote:
I just gorge on sashimi like a bear in the woods.


I would give up ribeye before sushi

Author:  washing machine [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:50 am ]
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L.T.W. and I where having a conversation about steak earlier today. He orders bacon cheeseburgers at steakhouses, and I just don't go enough to really have an opinion.

Author:  Mickey [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:51 am ]
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Upon internet friend Alex's recommendation, I decided a few days ago to order coffee brewed in a french press. In addition to this recommendation, Alex provided me (via PM) with a helpful youtube tutorial that walks the viewer through brewing coffee in this manner.

After educating myself about this world, I made a plan to set out to a Houston neighborhood called The Heights, where you can find a coffee shop called Antidote. I chose this coffee shop primarily because it has great coffee and the equipment to brew with a french press, but I took a big risk knowing about their their shoddy wi-fi router. I needed to do actual work, so upon travelling across town, I equipped myself with nothing more than my laptop and my confidence. Still, big risk involved here.

Upon arrival at Antidote, I staked out a table in which to set my laptop up. I found one with enough real estate to accommodate the machine and the extra heft of the french press+cup, then I went to the counter to make my order. The barista was incredibly helpful in helping me pick out a blend to put inside the press, reminding me that each bean would taste as pure as nature intended when brewed dans le style presse fran├žaise. I chose the Peruvian bean.

As soon as she put the grinds inside the press, I began timing the process. The aforementioned youtube tutorial told me to wait four minutes before pressing the grinds, so that's exactly what I intended to do. In that four minute gap, I paid, went to my table, started up my laptop, then tried to establish a connection with Antidote's unreliable wi-fi. No dice. I tried again and again, but there was absolutely no connection to be had. I couldn't afford to wait any longer, as my four-minute window had already closed to the tune of 16 seconds ago, so I thought I'd better plunge those grounds and FAST. Plunge I did, and as I plunged that simple machinery that didn't need any extra attention like a wi-fi router or a power cord in order to work, I quietly thought to myself that the Luddites had it right.

I never did establish a wi-fi connection at Antidote that day, but that turned out to be a happy accident. It's as if Antidote was beckoning me to unplug for a little while and enjoy her wonderful coffee and her amply shaded patio on a crisp, fall afternoon. It's a shame that I did have to do some work later that day, or else I would have stayed much longer.

Alex, thank you for all of your help.

Author:  Mickey [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:51 am ]
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I quit drinking, btw.

Author:  Doug RR [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:53 am ]
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washing machine wrote:
L.T.W. and I where having a conversation about steak earlier today. He orders bacon cheeseburgers at steakhouses, and I just don't go enough to really have an opinion.


i've said this before but I dont like bacon on my burger..I'll order them but I eat the bacon separately from the burger..2 amazing tastes that I like to enjoy apart from each other

Author:  washing machine [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:57 am ]
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Mickey wrote:
I quit drinking, btw.

That's a shame, Mike.

Author:  Doug RR [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:59 am ]
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Mickey wrote:
I quit drinking, btw.


good for you, honestly...I wish Lenny would start

Author:  Spike [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:16 am ]
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tonight's happy hour consisted of two harpoon ipas, briefly interrupted by a trip to whole foods (where i procured a bottle of spanish wine), and drinking of said wine.

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