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Comment Archives: Stories: Food & Drink: Food & Wine

Re: “Hair of the Dog? Yes, Please.

10 mg desipramine once a day may not work for everybody.

Posted by crackoamerican on 02/20/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “A Visit to Dirty Crow Inn

Great new place. And the wings "might" be the best in the city. Siracha honey is my favorite.

Posted by Clyde on 02/20/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Hair of the Dog? Yes, Please.

The science in this article is kinda iffy... but...

Ya hafta remember that ethanol is an organic solvent, like ether, or gasoline, and no organic solvents are really good for you. All of them are toxic. Some more, some less.

Because of the citric acid cycle though (yeah, I went there, don't freak out) we just happen to have enzymes that can metabolize two carbon alcohols (ethanol). Heck, our own residential gut flora produces a bunch of it every day, even if we don't drink any of the stuff at all. But it's toxic. So we have evolved a certain capacity to get rid of the stuff, and those enzymes do it.

Yay for us!

Problem is, you can overwhelm that poison handling mechanism if you drink too much, or if you drink too often. This leads to buildup of toxic metabolites (mostly acetaldehyde) and vitamin deficiencies (mostly B vitamins, vitamin C, and folate) and a general nutritional imbalance leading to abnormalities of protein metabolism and accumulation of fat in the liver.

You can battle this somewhat by sweating a lot with regular, strenuous exercise, increasing your dietary intake of vitamins, and drinking enough water to flush some of those poisons out. That will materially increase your ability to process the stuff.

But there is no real 'morning after' relief that is helpful, unless you are so far into drinking, that you need some alcohol in your system just to avoid frank withdrawal symptoms. In that case, a nice Bloody Mary is just the thing, you alcoholic you.

So. Science.

And if you want to know more about the subject, this is a good start:

https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/ar…

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Posted by OakTree on 02/20/2017 at 10:00 AM

Re: “At Izakaya, steak and sushi in a swank setting.

Great place!!!!! Stopped by after a Grizz win and was very impressed!!! Happy all over again for the city of Memphis.

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Posted by TrūAgeMan on 02/07/2017 at 2:22 PM

Re: “At Izakaya, steak and sushi in a swank setting.

Can't wait to make a reservation...

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Posted by OakTree on 02/04/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “At Izakaya, steak and sushi in a swank setting.

Yes, Thank You, Shon and Dana! We try to come there for drinks and dinner as often as possible and are spreading the word about your fantastic new restaurant.

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Posted by SaveOvertonSquare on 02/04/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “At Izakaya, steak and sushi in a swank setting.

Very glad they saved the building and developed what sounds like a true jewel in this city. Thank you to the Lins!

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Posted by Carolyn Clements on 02/03/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Drinking “Well”: Should You Order the High-end Stuff at a Bar?

If I drank I would only drink Trump Super Premium Vodka; when simply premium won't do.

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Posted by a friend on 01/23/2017 at 11:59 PM

Re: “Drinking “Well”: Should You Order the High-end Stuff at a Bar?

I had some fine basement cooked shine in Knoxville a few years back... I think. Woke up on some neatly coiled garden hose

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/23/2017 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Drinking “Well”: Should You Order the High-end Stuff at a Bar?

Vodka and white rum is harder for me to identify when mixed, but some of them are a little different in chemistry, yes. I particularly like quality potato vodkas. And I agree about the mixers. Fresh ingredients and mixers are critical.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/23/2017 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Drinking “Well”: Should You Order the High-end Stuff at a Bar?

"people might prefer Grey Goose because of the chemistry involved, not because of the exclusivity of the brand". Perhaps in blind taste tests, but the mind is a very powerful thing.

That said, I enjoy premium drinks at upscale hotels - they mix them with quality mixers (half and half, fresh squeezed orange juice etc.). Vodka in cheap bar orange juice...blech

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Posted by datGuy on 01/23/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Drinking “Well”: Should You Order the High-end Stuff at a Bar?

There is a noticeable difference if you drink your hard liquor beverages neat. Otherwise not so much.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/21/2017 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Wine-speak

If you can't tell the difference, then it's all immaterial. On the other hand, if you can, then it's relatively easy to identify the bouquet of verbose ignorance.

Posted by OakTree on 01/14/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Wine-speak

L'odeur et la couleur du dbit d'eau de ma grand-mre.

Posted by Dayn Rand on 01/14/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Wine-speak

Bruce, this article is beneath your paper, and you know it.

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Posted by Kate on 01/14/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Wine-speak

Lol. This is ridiculous. I know wine experts and they have opened up my world to a great adventure that is wine and spirit tasting. Some people are full of bullshit but not true experts. They help take you on a journey and they walk beside you to help you find something that will help beautify a meal you slaved over for an unforgettable experience. Don't make a mockery of a true profession. You seem to want MORE snobs in the world with your How-To Speak BS instructional. Less snobs please.

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Posted by Michelle Chambers on 01/13/2017 at 8:18 AM

Re: “The latest on Le Jardin and Sushi Jimmi

Put in "Le Jardin Restaurant" and you get about 29 million results on Google. LOL. Good luck on that legal action, counselor.

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Posted by Memphomania on 01/06/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “The latest on Le Jardin and Sushi Jimmi

The name Le Jardin was stolen from the original chef. I believe legal action is pending. I will never support this business.

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Posted by Breckrider on 01/06/2017 at 6:20 AM

Re: “Now open: The Kitchen at Shelby Farms.

Is the menu available for review?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Cherry Knapp Fitzgerald on 12/09/2016 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Love Pop on South Main; Bleu’s New Lounge

Anyone remember The Pop Shop on Cleveland, by the SEARS tower, back in the 70's?

Posted by . on 11/26/2016 at 10:05 PM

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