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Old 01-13-2013, 01:30 AM
 
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The problem with getting that much oil is that hardly anybody goes through 5 liters of nuovo olio fast enough before it degrades from oxygen exposure. The greenest, freshest pressed olive oil loses it's flavor relatively quickly (a couple months) and begins to taste like everything else in the supermaket. That's why my friends only sell it immediately after pressing and put date stamps on it. We only get some in the fall, but it's worth the wait.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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The problem with getting that much oil is that hardly anybody goes through 5 liters of nuovo olio fast enough before it degrades from oxygen exposure. The greenest, freshest pressed olive oil loses it's flavor relatively quickly (a couple months) and begins to taste like everything else in the supermaket. That's why my friends only sell it immediately after pressing and put date stamps on it. We only get some in the fall, but it's worth the wait.
Keep it dark and keep it cold. Parcel the oil out into several containers and keep it chilled. That will minimize the oxygen uptake. I've kept some super-high-end Spanish oil good for more than a year that way.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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How about some love for us vegetarians? What is the best veggie burger?
A vegetarian is just someone who can't hear a tomato scream when you cut into it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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The problem with getting that much oil is that hardly anybody goes through 5 liters of nuovo olio fast enough before it degrades from oxygen exposure. The greenest, freshest pressed olive oil loses it's flavor relatively quickly (a couple months) and begins to taste like everything else in the supermaket. That's why my friends only sell it immediately after pressing and put date stamps on it. We only get some in the fall, but it's worth the wait.
And this is another reason that I need a shopping buddy to split the loot with. I mentioned on another thread that the quantities sold in the Hispanic markets, while terrific values, would be wasteful for me.

When they have things like 3 pounds of something for 0.99 and you only buy a quarter of a pound, they look at you funny, and I think you pay the full pound price anyway.

I love some good olive oil. Whenever I go to California, I always hit a farmers market and buy a couple of local varieties.

Back to topic: I don't share the love for Smashburger or In-N-Out. I've yet to try Fudruckers, so maybe if I ever make it to the Orleans I will. My ex worked at the Wynn when it opened. There was a $65.00 cheeseburger on the menu. I have no idea if they still offer that.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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When they have things like 3 pounds of something for 0.99 and you only buy a quarter of a pound, they look at you funny, and I think you pay the full pound price anyway.
They look at me funny when I buy a single lime. Or just one bunch of cilantro. But it still rings up for a few pennies that way.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:04 PM
 
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They look at me funny when I buy a single lime. Or just one bunch of cilantro. But it still rings up for a few pennies that way.
Yeah, I can hear it now, P3ndejo gringo" mumbled as you walk out with your lime and cilantro.

As for burgers, has anyone tried BJ's? The people that founded it used to work for the Cheesecake Factory. I've heard mixed reviews.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I have been to BJ's in Centennial. Their half pound Angus burgers are very good. Their beer is absolutely great!

BJ's Brewhouse
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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Is LBS at Redrock still open? I went there and had a $15 bleu cheese burger that was amazing... Not sure if it's worth $15 but it was damn good.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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They look at me funny when I buy a single lime. Or just one bunch of cilantro. But it still rings up for a few pennies that way.
My favorite thing is to buy about 1/2 oz of fresh ginger. I always buy exactly what I need.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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If you're up for a drive, the Smashburger in St. George, UT has a Beehive burger that is made with Honey BBQ sauce, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and haystack onions on an egg bun. They also have french fries that are tossed with rosemary, olive oil and garlic. So tasty.
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