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Postby Rumpshot » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:30 am

The Mrs. & I have been married a damned long time. Will be 40 years two-thirds of the way through May this year. Trying to decide what to do to celebrate and get away from home for a couple days.

San Diego comes to mind. We have some tentative plans. We are still quite flexible in the planning department.

Why do I bring this up in this particular thread?

I thought you would never ask.....

There are a number of Gun Counter folks in the greater LA basin and south to the border. I would like to see those folks get together for a Meet-up and visit. I would like to be there and since I come from a FREE state, I have firearms that were acquired in Kommifornia, but are not legal there. I was thinking a dinner/luncheon of some sort would be a good compromise on the shooting.

Does anyone south of the Grapevine have any suggestions of a place to gather some misfits, dine, perhaps enjoy a libation, and tell some lies?
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Postby Flintlock Tom » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:04 am

I think this is an outstanding idea!
(Although I can't imagine why you would want to celebrate your anniversary with a bunch of rowdy, knuckle-draggers.)
I vote for Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse. There's locations in Colton, San Dimas and Santee.

T-Bone steak, baked tater and beans.
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Postby blackeagle603 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:15 am

Or for a bit of Chaldean adventure with kabobs and fresh pita bread: Ali Baba's in El Cajon.
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Postby Rumpshot » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:15 pm

I was thinking it would be a good get together for the Gun Counter's. And we could spend a few minutes with the "others".

Anyone want to put this together?

Meat & Taters gets my vote anytime.
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Postby blackeagle603 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:41 pm

What time frame you have in mind?
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Postby 308Mike » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:22 am

Pinnacle Peak has GREAT hard-core frontier food (their steaks rank as follows: Cowgirl = 15oz T-Bone; Kansas City = 16oz Bone-In New York; Cowboy = 20oz T-Bone; & Trail Boss = 28oz Porterhouse), and they're cooked over an open mesquite-wood fire pit. They come with salad and beans, other sides if you want them. The steaks are lightly sprinkled with Garlic Salt (I usually get some extra to share around the table). It's a GREAT steak-house. Wear an unwanted tie if you want to get some extra attention and a kiss from your server (with names like Cheyenne, Cinnamon, Rocky, Double-Down, etc., etc.).

I REALLY don't think they'd EVER open one of their restaurants in Hillcrest. :lol: :lol: But you never know, if they could get the business they wanted, I think the $$$$$$ would override their hesitation to have male servers kissing other male patrons after cutting their ties off.

I visit that restaurant once a month for our NRA Members Council meeting (they have a VERY large meeting room), and since my wife isn't usually with me, I frequently just get their VERY tasty burger, called a Wrangler - a 1/2 pound ground sirloin sandwich. It also comes with salad and beans.

You can find Pinnacle Peak's menu online by clicking here.

A good compromise between steak and seafood between San Diego, La Mesa, & El Cajon is The Brigantine Restaurant in La Mesa on the El Cajon summit, right off Interstate 8. You can find their various menus by clicking here. When I clicked on their dinner menu, this is what I got.

My wife (who HATES seafood) and I have eaten there many times. From what I saw, as long as you give them plenty of advance warning, they can get a bunch of tables together without too much trouble. Although the meat isn't as good as Pinnacle Peak, they do a good job of it and the same for the seafood - which is more of their specialty.

Personally, I can go either way - meat and/or seafood. My wife will only eat meat, so as long as it's available, she should be okay. I'm not real keen on middle-eastern food, but we enjoy Italian - and there's a GREAT AUTHENTIC Italian restaurant in El Cajon named Marechiaro's, on North Second Street. If you want REAL Italian food, go here! They've been around a LONG time and have an almost cult-like following. It's EXCELLENT!

Another good place if you want chicken and ribs is a place called Michael's Grill on Mission Gorge Road in the Vons' shopping center (near where the old Santee theaters used to be). They've been there over 20 years and fix EXCELLENT chicken dishes. I've heard their other dishes are as good, but I've never tried them 'cause I love their chicken so much I don't WANT to try them and fill up on it and not eat their chicken! They also cater, as does Marechiaro's, so if we decide on something other than a sit-down dinner and want our food BROUGHT TO US (like at the range or something), then they can handle it.

I'm flexible: I love Chinese (but haven't mentioned much here), LOVE seafood, LOVE great steaks, enjoy Italian, enjoy Japanese (to a certain degree - depending on what's being served, but LOVE Sushi and Sashimi as well as tempura), LOVE chicken, not a big fan of pork, not a big fan of Greek food (who knows, it might grow on me), and do NOT like eating BRAINS (especially while those are still in use), or other internal organs.

Muscle meat only for me, thank you VERY much! :D :D :D

We have a wide variety of places to choose from, and sometimes that's part of the problem (after all, right across the freeway from The Brigantine is Anthony's Seafood Grotto, which has a good selection of seafood but my wife won't want to go there due to their limited non-seafood selections - the La Mesa location menu is here).

I'm flexible - seafood or meat, my wife will only eat meat, so as long as it's available, we're good to go.

I'm looking forward to meeting some more of you folks! Let's make it happen!
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Postby Flintlock Tom » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:27 am

Although I agree with all the places mentioned I think we should be careful not to exclude any folks further North that might want to come.
I would be willing to travel North, perhaps as far as Escondido or Oceanside if there are folks South of L.A. who would be willing to drive down that far.

Rumpshot, what are your parameters for location and time/date? I would be pleased to do some organizing for this.
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Postby 308Mike » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:44 am

Flintlock Tom wrote:Although I agree with all the places mentioned I think we should be careful not to exclude any folks further North that might want to come.
I would be willing to travel North, perhaps as far as Escondido or Oceanside if there are folks South of L.A. who would be willing to drive down that far.

Rumpshot, what are your parameters for location and time/date? I would be pleased to do some organizing for this.


I agree, if we can get folks from further north of us to attend, perhaps they can recommend similar restaurants up that way (either along I-5 OR I-15)? Hell, I wouldn't even mind some of the regular lurkers attending since for the most part, they have similar mind-sets and values, they just don't post, while usually finding/identifying someone else who does to reflect their views without them having to say so.
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Postby Rumpshot » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:34 am

Flintlock Tom wrote:Although I agree with all the places mentioned I think we should be careful not to exclude any folks further North that might want to come.
I would be willing to travel North, perhaps as far as Escondido or Oceanside if there are folks South of L.A. who would be willing to drive down that far.

Rumpshot, what are your parameters for location and time/date? I would be pleased to do some organizing for this.


Well, our anniversary is the 22nd of May. My weekend is normally Friday & Saturday. To celebrate a bit, we would probably burn 2 vacation days and spend Thu-Sun in the area. The actual timeline I would prefer would be 19-21 May, with a week later as the alternate.

I was hoping some of the folks from up north would chime in too and join in the festivities. Anywhere in the greater San Diego area, up to and including Orange county could be doable.

ETA: Even a picnic in a park would be good.
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Postby Sea Dawg » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:38 am

Regret that I will be out of town on those dates. You all have fun!
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Postby 308Mike » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:10 am

Actually, I think this is a GREAT time for Workin' to join us for some GREAT food, good drink, and GREAT company!!

And with Workin' there, I think we might be able to get even more members and/or lurkers to join us for dinner. The lurkers will just have to identify themselves and let us know they're just lurkers and want to join us as brothers-in-kind. After all, we don't bite (unless you're food!), and if we can make you feel more comfortable around us at the dinner table, perhaps you'll speak up online, if only to offer your own comments. Eventually, we'll get around to a subject a lurker will be VERY knowledgeable in and it would be unfortunate for us to lose their knowledge and expertise just because they weren't comfortable with our members.

We encourage everyone and anyone to post comments, and that's frequently the easiest way to get used to the crowd as you gauge our reaction to your posts. We have very few rules, and those we do have, are VERY easy to follow - especially the one about being respectful of your fellow forum members (although it CAN be trying at times). Overall, we have a GREAT group of people here and the more, the merrier!!

So, if we have a Get-Together here in San Diego, any lurkers are more than welcome to join us!! Just pick up the check and all will be fine! ;) ;) :lol: :lol: :lol: (JUST KIDDING!!!), but I'm not kidding about asking the lurkers to come and join us. We're a GREAT bunch of people even if we live all over the place, and you need to realize that there are MANY folks who feel the same way we do, but the liberals are trying to drive us underground while their SCREAMING LEFTIST President is in the White Horse (HeHeHeHe), filling it with HORSE SHIT.

As far as the food goes, they'll just have to settle with Horse Raddish instead of Horse Apples. :lol: :lol: :lol:

If we want to find a balance between seafood and red meat, at a fairly central location, my vote would have to go to: The Brigantine. If we don't need seafood, my vote would be for Pinnacle Peak's restaurant, if Italian, I'd vote for Olive Garden and it's various locations (of course, the Santee location would be a the TOP of MY list), but we also have [url]The Red Lobster[/url] for seafood, which is right off Interstate 8 in La Mesa (the closest one to me), otherwise we have several in San Diego county.

As far as I'm concerned, the more Gun Counter folks we have there (declared and not declared but are believers), the better. Unfortunately, we're not a free state, but even so, anyone trying to do anything life-threateningly criminal in our presence would be well suited to having their will up-to-date. After all, they just might get beaten-to-death with a lobster claw or a crab leg, or perhaps even a large fish tail!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Rumpshot » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:54 pm

The May 19-22 timeline has been requested for vacation dates. I will be in the San Diego area on those dates. The particular schedule of events for those dates is TBD.
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Postby Rumpshot » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:55 pm

Sea Dawg wrote:Regret that I will be out of town on those dates. You all have fun!

Dang, Sea Dawg. Was hoping to get a chance to see you and visit again. :cry:
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Postby blackeagle603 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:27 pm

I haven't said much this being a crazy busy season on the home front thru July 4 week (wall to wall kids, camps, conferences, musicals) but according to CINCHOUSE we're still looking clear that weekend. Sweet.

How about we just fire up the barbie and roast some flesh here at our place?
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blackeagle603 wrote:I haven't said much this being a crazy busy season on the home front thru July 4 week (wall to wall kids, camps, conferences, musicals) but according to CINCHOUSE we're still looking clear that weekend. Sweet.

How about we just fire up the barbie and roast some flesh here at our place?

If that works for you, it works for me. Tom?
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blackeagle603 wrote:I haven't said much this being a crazy busy season on the home front thru July 4 week (wall to wall kids, camps, conferences, musicals) but according to CINCHOUSE we're still looking clear that weekend. Sweet.

How about we just fire up the barbie and roast some flesh here at our place?


Works for me. Perhaps flesh and crustaceans? ;)
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Postby Flintlock Tom » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:35 pm

Good for me.
Let's see if we can round up a few more gunnies from the area.
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Postby Sea Dawg » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:07 pm

Rumpshot - Yeah I was hoping so too, but we (SWMBO and I) are locked in to plane tickets for a vacation. Date not negotiable either beacuse of some family commitments for SWMBO. :(
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Sea Dawg wrote:Rumpshot - Yeah I was hoping so too, but we (SWMBO and I) are locked in to plane tickets for a vacation. Date not negotiable either beacuse of some family commitments for SWMBO. :(

Well make the best out of it and enjoy the vacation. We will catch up another time.
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Postby 308Mike » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:50 pm

Any thoughts as to how we want to do this? Pot-luck? BYO? Donate to a common purchase cache? Something to think about.
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Postby blackeagle603 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:55 pm

Let's worry about it as we get closer to May and plans/headcount firm up. Depends a bit on size of gathering.
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Postby 308Mike » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:07 pm

blackeagle603 wrote:Let's worry about it as we get closer to May and plans/headcount firm up. Depends a bit on size of gathering.


Roger that, it's just that at a little over a month-and-a-half away is going to come up PDQ (and the busier you are, the sooner it'll be here). ;)
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Postby Rumpshot » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:08 pm

BE603 - Cross streets, what part of the world do you live in?
Friday or Saturday work for us. Probably evening for Friday or afternoon/evening for Saturday for those folks that need to work/travel.

Workin - Will you be able to make the trip down from the "big" city to join us??? I-15 with I-215 links should be a relatively easy drive...
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Postby mousegun » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:28 pm

Depending on timing and time of day I could make that haul. Work has been wierd lately; I've been running into the unexpected 12 hour days again. Ride time from the casa would be about 1 1/2 - 2 hours depending on traffic. I live 10 min. south of Los Angeles Int. Scareport so I have to fight traffic patterns all the way through O.C. before I hit "open road".

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Give yourself 2 1/2 from there to my place (east of Qcom stadium).
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BE, have you decided which day and time yet?
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Postby 308Mike » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:59 am

Also, do you have a deep freeze to store item purchased for the event (I might be going to Costco in the next day or two and was looking to start shopping for the cook-out). We need to discuss how we're going to handle the food purchases. I don't mind buying things and (if you have room) storing them over there if possible. We also have a moderate-sized turkey to donate to the cause if you like. Personally, I prefer red meat (including buffalo), chicken, seafood, most other fowl - but I've never had 'gator, and what I've seen on TV, it looks like it might be okay if fixed right. It's been many years since I've had venison, or even rabbit (which I love fried like chicken), never had wild pig, Elk, Moose, and a few others I haven't thought of.

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My wife is a VERY picky eater. She'll eat red meat, chicken, turkey, but WILL NOT eat most seafood (I've got her to enjoy some batter-encrusted Talapia, and traditional Fish 'N' Chips (as long as there's English Malt Vinegar to go with it). Unfortunately, she doesn't have a stomach like a Marine, and willing to try most anything - HELL NO!! If she's never eaten it before, she's not much interested in it. She's heard my stories about my mom sneaking us (as kids) cow brains mixed with our scrambled-eggs - which to this very day she DENIES EVER DOING (but laughs heartily while professing such denial), so there's NO FRIGGIN' WAY she'll ever KNOWINGLY eat any kind of brains (I'm right along with her on that score!!!).

I love her to death, by sometimes trying to find something different for us to eat gets rather frustrating. I'd LOVE to get her to REALLY ENJOY eating venison, so I can go out and hunt some and she'll eat what I've brought home.

Sorry, I just needed to get that off my chest when dealing with my wife's "food issues". <SIGH>

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Postby Mud_Dog » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:58 am

308Mike wrote:Also, do you have a deep freeze to store item purchased for the event (I might be going to Costco in the next day or two and was looking to start shopping for the cook-out). We need to discuss how we're going to handle the food purchases. I don't mind buying things and (if you have room) storing them over there if possible. We also have a moderate-sized turkey to donate to the cause if you like. Personally, I prefer red meat (including buffalo), chicken, seafood, most other fowl - but I've never had 'gator, and what I've seen on TV, it looks like it might be okay if fixed right. It's been many years since I've had venison, or even rabbit (which I love fried like chicken), never had wild pig, Elk, Moose, and a few others I haven't thought of.

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My wife is a VERY picky eater. She'll eat red meat, chicken, turkey, but WILL NOT eat most seafood (I've got her to enjoy some batter-encrusted Talapia, and traditional Fish 'N' Chips (as long as there's English Malt Vinegar to go with it). Unfortunately, she doesn't have a stomach like a Marine, and willing to try most anything - HELL NO!! If she's never eaten it before, she's not much interested in it. She's heard my stories about my mom sneaking us (as kids) cow brains mixed with our scrambled-eggs - which to this very day she DENIES EVER DOING (but laughs heartily while professing such denial), so there's NO FRIGGIN' WAY she'll ever KNOWINGLY eat any kind of brains (I'm right along with her on that score!!!).

I love her to death, by sometimes trying to find something different for us to eat gets rather frustrating. I'd LOVE to get her to REALLY ENJOY eating venison, so I can go out and hunt some and she'll eat what I've brought home.

Sorry, I just needed to get that off my chest when dealing with my wife's "food issues". <SIGH>

Let me know what you need, and I'll start keeping my eye out for good deals.


Mmm, pig brains & eggs!

I've only had it a couple of times with my grandparents, but not that bad actually. Personally, I'd doubt I'd eat it that much ever again but if I had too I wouldn't hate it. Then again, I don't like "breakfast" food all that much.

How the hell is it that we decide some food is common for breakfast though? Give me a steak or a burger, I'm fine with that!
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Postby blackeagle603 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:52 am

haven't been online much -- busy theater weekend. Does Saturday the 20th work for all ya'll?

What's the count thus far? 3 couples plus my crew? Rumpshot, Mike, Tom? Others in your groups? That's not a stress for us.

We'll plan on putting on chicken and brats. BYOM if you'd like to add to that melange.
As for side dishes, got a favorite you'd like to throw in the mix? Sound off and we'll fill in the gaps around that.
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Postby Aglifter » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:55 pm

blackeagle603 wrote: and brats.
The ogre version of veal?
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Postby HTRN » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:26 pm

308Mike wrote:I've got her to enjoy some batter-encrusted Talapia,

She doesn't like fish, but you got her to eat Tilapia.
To be fair, It's been said that Tilapia is fish for people who don't like fish.
But ugh - do you know what they eat?! They're grown alongside Seabass, and eat their waste.
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby Rumpshot » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:41 pm

blackeagle603 wrote:haven't been online much -- busy theater weekend. Does Saturday the 20th work for all ya'll?

What's the count thus far? 3 couples plus my crew? Rumpshot, Mike, Tom? Others in your groups? That's not a stress for us.

We'll plan on putting on chicken and brats. BYOM if you'd like to add to that melange.
As for side dishes, got a favorite you'd like to throw in the mix? Sound off and we'll fill in the gaps around that.

My calendar shows Saturday to be the 21st. That works for us. Charred flesh of most kinds of critters is good. We will be 2 warm bodies....

Hopefully more will chime in to attend.
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby 308Mike » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:58 am

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308Mike wrote:I've got her to enjoy some batter-encrusted Talapia,

She doesn't like fish, but you got her to eat Tilapia.
To be fair, It's been said that Tilapia is fish for people who don't like fish.
But ugh - do you know what they eat?! They're grown alongside Seabass, and eat their waste.


It's not like we don't have people willing to pay top dollar to drink coffee who's beans have been passed through the digestive system of a specific breed of cat and commands enough money that I could retire on. Also, we already know that lobsters and crabs are scavengers, and things like mussels, scallops, clams, and oysters, are filter feeders and eat anything and everything which comes by and their little feeder tentacles can catch and digest. This includes just about everything and anything in the water which has broken down to particulate matter - that which has sunk to the floor is scavenged by other critters like lobsters, crabs, sea urchins, some sharks, etc., etc.

Have you ever had Chilean Sea Bass? It's VERY good, VERY tasty, and if you're not careful, you might eat more than you should if your system isn't used to so much Omega-3 fatty acids and oils. I found out the hard way what happens if you do. Let's just say you can ruin some clothes when you don't want to and even if you're not expecting to (THANK GOD I was home!).

I still eat Chilean Sea Bass, but in small quantities (unlike the few pounds I thoroughly enjoyed but paid for later). If I ever wanted to eat that much oil-filled seafood, I will build up to it - unlike going from eating steaks and meat for several weeks and then deciding I want a huge chunk of great-tasting fish! I suppose there's a DAMN GOOD REASON they put it on kabobs when getting people to try it!! :shock: :o :shock: :o :shock:
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby workinwifdakids » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:53 am

308Mike wrote:Actually, I think this is a GREAT time for Workin' to join us for some GREAT food, good drink, and GREAT company!!

And with Workin' there, I think we might be able to get even more members and/or lurkers to join us for dinner.


Well, hello, gentlemen! /jukebox grinds to a halt and the patronage falls silent/

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You're a hell of a guy, Mike. Friends like you don't come along often. I've had my head in the sand, but I finally had my first full good day yesterday since this whole awful mess started.

Yes, I'd like to know more about this event, and let's see if I can come along and bring a few lurkers with.
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby HTRN » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:35 am

308Mike wrote:Have you ever had Chilean Sea Bass?

Chilean Sea Bass? No. Atlantic Sea Bass(along with virtually every other kind of eatin' fish in the North Atlantic's coastal waters)? Yes. Hell, we now get Yellowfin running not so far offshore.
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby 308Mike » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:06 am

HTRN wrote:
308Mike wrote:Have you ever had Chilean Sea Bass?

Chilean Sea Bass? No. Atlantic Sea Bass(along with virtually every other kind of eatin' fish in the North Atlantic's coastal waters)? Yes. Hell, we now get Yellowfin running not so far offshore.


Chilean Sea Bass is VERY tasty, VERY good, and the high oil content can sneak up on you if you're not careful. Just beware what I'd written above and you should be fine. Nowadays, if I was to eat another 2 LBS steak of the stuff, I'd work up to it to get my system used to the oil before I just went and chowed-down on it after a month or eating lean red meat and/or chicken.

Now if you wanted to booby-trap someone or pay them back for some kind of insult without hurting much more than their pride/ego and perhaps some clothes and (if you're unlucky) a chair, then feeding someone not used to high levels of Omega-3 fat and oils will certainly do the job (and taste GREAT at the same time!).

The initial wet fart is the first clue, except it might actually be larger (and oilier) than anticipated. I've been told it's similar to having accidentally ingested (by spray or drops) a very small amount of aircraft hydraulic fluid (I've been told just a couple of drops can violently clean someone out when they're least expecting it), but not NEARLY as potent, which is why you can work up to the level of fish you'd like to eat. Of course, the natives are used to eating such high amounts of this fish, so they suffer no ill effect at all.

If I could afford it and my wife liked it, I'd be eating it all the time. VERY tasty fish, takes many different marinades very well, and to limit its consumption (if you're not used to it), most people familiar with it cook it in chunks on kabobs (which is what I recommend unless you already eat a lot of high oil fish).

Fixing it on kabobs is pretty safe and almost fool-proof so they don't get too much (unless you have someone who you want to get some pay-back on) at one time.

It's GOOD STUFF, just you need to get used to it before having large quantities.
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby HTRN » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:46 am

Uhm, I don't buy fish for the most part. When I get fresh fish, it's pulled out of the ocean. :mrgreen:
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby 308Mike » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:07 am

HTRN wrote:Uhm, I don't buy fish for the most part. When I get fresh fish, it's pulled out of the ocean. :mrgreen:


Chilean Sea Bass is also pulled out of the ocean, it all depends on just how fresh you can get it. I haven't looked, but I also haven't heard of it being farmed locally commercially, but that still doesn't decrease the oil content by a significant amount (unless someone else has engineered a fish of the same strain to not make as much oil - which I would think would be against what the AHA is trying to do by raising fish and fish-oil consumption), unless specifically engineered to do so (people complaining of oily farts :lol: :lol: :lol: :o :shock: :o :( ).
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby HTRN » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:36 am

308Mike wrote:
HTRN wrote:Uhm, I don't buy fish for the most part. When I get fresh fish, it's pulled out of the ocean. :mrgreen:


Chilean Sea Bass is also pulled out of the ocean,


Yes, but I'm not the one doing it(or friends or family) in the case of Chilean Sea bass. :mrgreen:
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby 308Mike » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:05 am

HTRN wrote:
308Mike wrote:
HTRN wrote:Uhm, I don't buy fish for the most part. When I get fresh fish, it's pulled out of the ocean. :mrgreen:


Chilean Sea Bass is also pulled out of the ocean,


Yes, but I'm not the one doing it(or friends or family) in the case of Chilean Sea bass. :mrgreen:


Oh, come on, you've never been on a two-day boat? Cruising WAYYYYYYYYyyyyyyyyyyyyy offshore looking for those tasty morsels who are just itchin' to fight you for their flesh??

I still remember the old Jerry Lewis / Dean Martin (I *think* Dean was in the movie, but haven't looked very hard for it - actually none at all) movie in which one of them lands a swordfish and is in the operating room of a hospital relating the story before they do the surgery to remove the embedded fish from his stomach/chest.

Don't YOU want to enjoy such an adventure with all your friends/companions while everyone else looks on - while you have a swordfish sticking out of your chest?? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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The movie I was referring to is Hook, Line & Sinker, and it does NOT have Dean Martin in it.

Plot

Peter Ingersoll is about to undergo an operation at a hospital in Chile. Before beginning, the medical staff insists that he explain how his unusual condition came about.

He recalls his past life in California as an insurance salesman. His best friend, Dr. Scott Carter, breaks the news that Peter only has a short time left to live. His wife, although distraught, tells Peter to take the fishing excursion he has always dreamed of, advising him to charge it to credit cards. He runs up a bill of $100,000.

While traveling abroad, Peter is contacted by Dr. Carter and told that he was misdiagnosed and isn't dying. Now burdened with a large debt, Peter is urged by Dr. Carter to fake his death to avoid paying the bills and so his wife can collect a $150,000 life insurance policy. After seven years, when the statute of limitations is up, he can reappear.

Peter discovers that the whole thing was a scheme concocted by his wife and doctor, who are having an affair. He proceeds to wreck their plans.

However, while fishing in Chile, he ends up in that unusual predicament on that operating table ... with a swordfish piercing his chest.
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby mousegun » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:38 am

I an now oficially "On the Fence". Looks like I'm going to be in Dallas Tx. May 15-20. We should be scheduling to fly out Fri. evening, but knowing how business travel goes............. :?

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Postby workinwifdakids » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:12 pm

Well, now... look, if you're going to talk Chilean Sea Bass, I must chime in with my most recent conversation about Sea Bass right here on this forum.

...I can't recall if I ever told this story here, but my buddy and I are always careful to offload our rifles from the vehicle into the house when there's no one outside and when there isn't a car passing by. We both had a zippered black rifle "soft case" in our hands when out of the blue these two kids come screeching to a halt on their bikes right beside us. They were maybe 10 years old, if that.

The kids are talking back and forth, and to us, like they were high. "Oh, man, are those guns what type of guns I can't believe we're actually seeing guns that is so cool where do you go shooting I mean that would be so do you remember that one scene in Transformers yeah that was cool hey mister is that your kind of gun?"

Jesus Christ. I said, "Boys, these are fishing poles." The kids look at each other and out of the corner of my eye I can see my buddy's eyes go wide and incredulous at how I'm going to pass this one off. The kids look at me: "Yeah, but Mister, those are gun cases." I said, "You two are real smart, for sure, and these ARE rifle cases! But have you ever tried to stack two fishing poles at once into a fishing pole case?" I had their attention now! My friend was biting his tongue off to keep from laughing.

I said, "You can't do it. Plus, those pole cases are hard and damned expensive! No, for $10, a smart man will go down to Big-5 and buy a soft rifle case, and then you can do whatever you want with your fishing poles." The boys had completely bought into it and started in on how they went fishing last year, and how fun it was. Then they looked at me and said, "Where do you go fishing?" I said, "All over, but today we were over at Lake Perris. You ever been?" Now, Lake Perris is a freshwater lake.

The boys said, "Oh, yeah! That place is great. What do you usually catch?"

I replied, "Sea bass. Chilean sea bass."

The kids said they loved fish, and rode away, whereupon my buddy looked at me with a mix of admiration and disdain and muttered, "Sea bass."
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby HTRN » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:06 am

308Mike wrote:Oh, come on, you've never been on a two-day boat? Cruising WAYYYYYYYYyyyyyyyyyyyyy offshore looking for those tasty morsels who are just itchin' to fight you for their flesh??


"Way, way" offshore?! The damn things live in Antarctic waters. :shock: And if I want to fish for scary maneaters, well, Montauk is a daytrip. ;)

And oh, I just saw that movie a coupla weeks ago - they had it running on the THIS network. :lol: I particularly found it funny when they were burying the Confederate colonel and they opened the casket and found a black guy. :lol:
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby Evyl Robot » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:16 pm

HTRN wrote:"Way, way" offshore?! The damn things live in Antarctic waters. :shock:


Are we still talking Chilean seabass? I thought those suckers stuck to the tropical waters around Chile/Argentina...

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Postby HTRN » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:47 pm

Chilean Sea Bass, or Patagonian Toothfish to use their proper name, mainly live in the Ross sea, off the coast of the Ross Ice shelf in Antarctica.
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Re: San Diego Environs

Postby Evyl Robot » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:47 pm

Shows what I know about fishing! :oops: :lol:


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