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  1. I went to a bar I'd been watching for awhile in January.. trini Reyes was $85 ea. I chose to have a cocktail instead. Generally, with the prices we see in hand made or luxury things currently in the retail or service sector the only thing unreasonable is our attitudes and how little of that money goes to producers and manufacturers. I smoke a lot less than I used too, lifestyle more than anything. I still think smoke what and how you enjoy and keep things relative.
  2. Used to carry a knife and lighter, since entering human services they just live in my personal car. Private life sometimes I'll still have them on me. I forage, hunt, boxes, letters, fruit etc. Nothing special anymore, had some nice ones stolen so mostly just use quality stuff to purpose or cheap pocket Knives. If I was in USA don't know if I'd carry a sidearm.. find it hard to believe I'd ever be in a situation where it unnecessarily escalated things. Not about to shoot someone over anything below immediate threat of life so don't need to be waving a hand cannon around
  3. If space and money were no object.. I recently got my old man to purchase a 4 burner kitchen aid BBQ.. fairly impressed with the build quality and functionality but its a little low temp on high for my liking so I'm not sure where I'm leaning now. I've been using a Weber q to get by at home, transitional phase in life.. love the high and low.. the build is good, maybe a candidate for future I just like the bbq grill set up with traditional BBQs in aust Occasionally use a charcoal kettle, had been using a charcoal pit that's inbuilt to my outdoor area but its just poorly designed Use a fornicello Occasionally for arrusticini etc due to Mrs heritage.. Have a catering company built around an off set smoker also.. Next couple years when my land settles etc I'm hopeful to build myself a cold smoker again, new pizza oven, few different qs.. money and time.. I'm too good at burning money on motorcycles and guns currently
  4. What a wonderful tradition.. heavenly. I hope to oneday find suitable misfits to do similar.
  5. I've been doing allot of reflecting lately, reminiscing about the old guard of different haunts.. Before I lose myself in a spiralling tangent.. I looked at a long standing post here a few weeks ago and I was saddened. The daily smoke, pages and pages of a hand holding a cigar or a cigar by itself. Cigars are a good vice.. I occasionally use them as a sign I need some time to myself.. but what makes them great is the same thing that makes this community great. It's some of the special people we share this community with. Remember to make time for yourselves, the most of the time you have but most importantly.. make time to share it with other people.
  6. Heya, Chef here.. been in hospitality 15 years..currently it's my side gig catering. I've had a wide variety.. best bang for buck and versatile I recommend victorinox fibrox. German steels, a good medium and fine victorinox or f.dick. All other knives are minimal improvement on work quality and mostly boasting rights/ego. For reference my work kit was victorinox in kitchens i wasn't familiar with and f disks where I knew the other chefs respected others knives. My show off knives are tojiro flash I've got a set of global and other bits also Used just about everything
  7. I'm a jack of many hobbies, master of none. I enjoy finding old things to fix or restore thatre odd.. Play with motorcycles Guns, militaria Video games still occasionally.. Dabble in cooking still, been in hospitality for going on 15 years owned a catering side hustle for a few years now.. Work in human services so enjoy diving into politics, religious and cultural stuff but I try to stay grounded and not get too far into any of that.. Gardening Brewed beer until it was about to become very expensive Etc??
  8. I've always thought lf it as more of an asylum than anything..
  9. I think it's important to be mindful when we spend money on trivial pursuits or entertainment. I'm not a wealthy man, I've scarcely done well paid work but I'm first to offer my vices. I like to remind myself ultimately I was going to literally burn it or piss it against the lemon tree anyway. Something isn't as I expected but within its description that's on me. That said.. I offloaded allot of my stuff before covid, have shifted towards other interests in recent times.. someone smoked 3 of a full Monte 520 and asked for a refund.. needless to say I told them to get burnt and piss off to the lemon tree. Further to this.. I gave away allot of monte 2s. Weren't to my taste so I gifted them. In my eyes.. that money was already burnt. Why not try put it in hands where it could be enjoyed?
  10. There's so many angles on this.. I think the industry needs an overhaul but beyond that I think if your indulging in the service industry and experience quality food or service you should where appropriate recognise that and reward it. How that's done is complicated but should be built in via transparent payments. Mostly.. I think the house should keep its hands out of the tip jar.
  11. I have one of these gifted by a member here for sentimental reasons replacing one I'd bought and smoked as my first Cuban I think. At a minimum the first I had as a recognised and appreciated Cuban As mentioned
  12. Acquired these a few years ago, thought some might enjoy seeing them. Couldn't tell you a lot about them other than I adore them and found it very challenging not to take home the 8 which were available

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