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Buys & Dies – Gibsons Steak Shop
GIBSONS GRASSFED AUSTRALIAN (GGA)
Aged 75 Days
Age matters. To achieve maximum flavor, Gibsons Grassfed Australian steaks are wet-aged to a minimum of 75 days. Like a fine wine, steak only gets better with age. During our 75-day aging process, enzymes have time to break down the sinuous muscle fibers creating an incredibly tender steak. Only the finest cuts of beef are chosen to be aged for this length of time. Enjoy the sophisticated flavor Gibsons is known for.
Gibsons GGA beef is sourced from the top 5% of all grassfed cattle produced in Southeast Australia and raised with zero antibiotics. Free-range cattle produce better beef. Open grazing lands provide a sustainable, natural, and stress-free grazing environment for our GGA beef cattle. This is partly why our Australian beef is widely recognized for exceptional flavor, consistency, and quality.
GIBSONS PRIME ANGUS (GPA)
Wet Aged, Corn Fed
Gibsons Prime Angus is sourced from a carefully selected list of producers in the upper Midwest. The cattle that are raised in this region are far superior in taste, tenderness and consistency. Gibsons Prime Angus Beef is corn-fed for up to 120 days and aged for a minimum of 40 days. The cattle are raised, fed and processed to Gibsons’ strict specifications, which sets them apart from all other commodity Prime Beef programs. Gibsons works closely with the breeders, packers and processors to deliver an unmatched level of quality.
W.R.’s Chicago Cut
22oz. W.R.’s Chicago Cut (Gibsons Prime Angus)
The Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse signature steak. At 22 ounces, just shy of a pound and a half, the Gibsons Prime W.R.’s Chicago Cut is a feast in itself. Deep marbling provides savory goodness to make this steak a big standout in the flavor department. The addition of the bone on this ribeye provides the extra something special to both the flavor and presentation. If you love ribeye, this steak is for you. Make the W.R. the main event at your next party.
In the mid-90’s, well-known Chicago Tribune food critic William Rice came in for dinner and said that Gibsons should have its own signature steak — we went to our meat purveyor and asked for a prime cut of meat that could be Gibsons’ signature steak. The bone-in ribeye, an unknown cut at the time, was a great fit for our menu — a year or two later it became our highest selling steak! Due to the fact that it was William Rice’s idea, we named it W.R.’s Chicago Cut.
Buys & Dies – Snake River Farms
Buys & Dies – Snake River Farms first bred Wagyu with high quality cattle in the late 1980s and loved its deep flavor and sublime marbling. Snake River Farms has been mastering that prized combination ever since. It’s work that takes precision, genetic mastery, and a dedication to unending refinement and innovation.
Snake River Farms American Wagyu cattle are raised along the high plains of the Snake River in Eastern Idaho. Managing the production process from start to finish, our herd has developed into one of the most highly regarded groups of Wagyu-cross cattle in the world. Joining forces with family-owned farms and ranches, our closed-loop production system supports the ranching lifestyle of local producers who focus on raising the finest livestock. All of the hard work and long hours that go into caring for these animals results in the incredible tenderness and unforgettable flavor of Snake River Farms American Wagyu Beef.
The legendary breed of Wagyu cattle was brought to Japan in the second century A.D from its home on the Asian mainland. Originally working animals for plowing and rice farming, the Japanese soon discovered the Wagyu’s natural ability to deposit intramuscular marbling. Centuries of careful breeding have further enhanced these characteristics and ultimately brought worldwide attention to the Wagyu for its unique flavor and tenderness.
Buys & Dies – Wine Searcher
Buys & Dies – Wine-Searcher finds just seven wines that score 99 or 100 points across all critics.
Wine critics don’t always agree. Sometimes, they disagree entirely: the clash over the 2003 Château Pavie remains the most memorable discrepancy in recent years. Robert Parker scored the St.-Émilion wine a 95-100 out of 100 while Jancis Robinson MW awarded it a meager 12 out of 20.
But on the odd occasion, wine reviewers reach a unanimous verdict on the greatness of a wine. Wine-Searcher mined its database of 1.5 million scores from more than 30 critics in search of these wines and found that just seven have an aggregate of 99 or 100 points. But perfection comes at a price.
The cheapest drop of perfection is $2,789 (excluding sales tax) for the 2003 Domaine Louis Chave Ermitage Cuveé Cathelin. Parker has tasted this wine twice and awarded it 100 out of 100 both times. Parker’s most recent tasting of the wine reads: “Chave’s 2003 Hermitage Cuvée Cathelin merits a perfect score. I know several excellent tasters who think this is the single greatest wine they have ever tasted, and it is difficult to disagree. This was an extraordinary vintage at Chave, with outrageously high alcohols, but unbelievable balance.” Similarly Stephen Tanzer reviewer Josh Reynolds gave it a 99 plus in February 2007, describing it as “thick, chewy and almost ridiculously sweet, with the concentration, weight and fruit intensity of a great vintage port, yet with amazing freshness and energy.”
Buys & Dies – Understanding the Porsche Carrera’s
Byes & Dies – The base 911 is known as the Carrera, with the model’s signature rear-engined, rear-wheel drive formula. The Carrera S adds a wider stance and more power. The quad exhaust pipes that most S models have are a key differentiator from the standard Carrera, which has dual exhausts. There’s also the Carrera T, a special lightweight “extra-base” version that champions driving experience over luxuries for purists.
Carrera: “Race” in Spanish. Porsche initially used the term to celebrate class wins in Mexico’s Carrera Panamericana in the 1950s. Porsche has used the term over the decades to designate racing-oriented models, or to make base models sound more racing-oriented.
PDK: Short for Porsche Doppelkupplunggetriebe, or “Porsche dual clutch gearbox.” Known for its exceptionally quick shifts. It is the only transmission choice on top-tier 911s, as well as on all Panameras.
RS: Stands for “rennsport,” which means “racing” in German.
The 911 is Porsche’s legendary two-door, two-plus-two seat, rear-engined sports car. The eighth-generation 992 debuted for the 2019 model year. The base model 911 uses a 379 hp engine and comes in Carrera hardtop, Carrera Cabriolet and Targa body styles. “S” versions upgrade to 443 hp and offer a seven-speed manual transmission. “4” versions have all-wheel-drive instead of rear-wheel-drive.
High-performance “Turbo” versions upgrade to a 3.8-liter boxer-six. The Turbo trim ($170,800) offers 572 hp while the Turbo S ($203,500) upgrades to 640 hp. Porsche sells both in hardtop and cabriolet versions. Even more high-performance trims like the 911 GT3 should follow later in the 992-generation model’s run – Porsche’s internal designation for the all-new 2020 911 is 992
Body Styles: Coupe, Convertible, Targa, Models
Carrera S / Carrera 4 /Carrera 4S
Carrera Cabriolet S / Carrera Cabriolet 4 / Carrera Cabriolet 4S
Targa 4 / Targa 4S / Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition
Turbo / Turbo S
Turbo Cabriolet / Turbo S Cabriolet
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Mounted in the rear of the 911 Carrera is a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six-cylinder engine. The base version has 379 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque; the S model pumps out 443 ponies and 390 lb-ft.
All Carreras have quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, a sweet seven-speed manual is offered on S models. Both base and S variants come standard with rear-wheel drive, but they can be equipped with all-wheel drive for four-season high-performance driving.
Every 911 has astonishing acceleration, especially when the launch control is utilized. Porsche’s optional sport exhaust system also helps enhance the experience by providing a fuller engine note. Best of all, the 911 is as comfortable as ever and also better to drive. Its steering is communicative and brilliantly direct, and the coupe and convertible have increased cornering grip and stability. The ride quality is surprisingly with the 911’s amazing body control – minimal G Force.
Marshall Sound at Home & On The Go
Buys & Dies – Over 50 years of sound and design expertise has been distilled into each and every Marshall speaker, bringing that big stage presence home for your listening enjoyment.
In 2016, Marshall developed their first programmable Bluetooth Amplifier and their journey into smart components hasn’t stopped there. They define themselves as innovators in the field and their advance into smart audio has solidified their commitment to a new generation of musicians and music lovers.
Marshall mixes both modern functionality with old school nostalgia and think the Marshall brand is likely to appeal to a wide range of of people who value great sound and style.
WOBURN II BLUETOOTH $499.99
Woburn II hits high trebles cleanly, handles low bass with ease and has a clear, lifelike mid range. Two 1″ tweeters and dual 5.25″ subwoofers are individually powered by class D amps for a total of 110 watts of power. The wooden cabinet construction helps provide a warm, natural sound and the bass reflex system includes a port to increase efficiency at low frequencies.
400 x 310 x 200 mm
15.75 x 12.20 x 7.87 in
Two 50 Watt Class D amplifier for the woofer
Two 15 Watt Class D amplifiers for the tweeters
STANMORE II BLUETOOTH $349.99
Classic Marshall details such as a textured vinyl covering, salt & pepper fret and the iconic script logo adorn the sturdy wooden frame of Stanmore II.The brass plate is proudly etched with the establishment date of 1962 – a subtle nod to the brand’s heritage and over 50 years of loud.
350 x 195 x 185 mm
13.78 x 7.68 x 7.28 in
One 50 Watt Class D amplifier for the woofer
Two 15 Watt Class D amplifiers for the tweeters
STOCKWELL II $ 199.99
Weighing only 3 lbs, Stockwell II packs a solid punch despite its pint-sized frame. Utilising Blumlein Stereo Sound construction, this speaker provides a multi-directional experience that will immerse you in your music, indoors or out.
20+ HOURS OF PORTABLE PLAYTIME
Stockwell II offers 20+ hours of portable playtime on a single charge. Its pint-sized frame and guitar inspired carry strap make it perfect to take with you.
180 x 161 x 70 mm
7.09 x 6.34 x 2.76 in
MAXIMUM SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL
80 dB SPL @ 1 m
One 10 W Class D amplifier for the woofer
Two 5 W Class D amplifiers for the tweeters
Emberton is a compact portable speaker with the loud and vibrant sound only Marshall can deliver. Emberton utilixes True Stereophonic, a unique form of multi-directional sound from Marshall. Experience absolute 360° sound where every spot is a sweet spot. With 20+ hours of playtime, you can enjoy the superior sound of Marshall for hours on end.
20+ HOURS OF PORTABLE PLAYTIME
Emberton offers 20+ hours of portable playtime on a single charge. Its compact size and rugged durability make it perfect to take with you. Emberton can be quickly charged, with 20 minutes giving it a playtime of 5 hours.
68 x 160 x 76 mm
2.68 x 6.30 x 2.99 in
Two 2″ 10 W full range Two passive radiators
MAXIMUM SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL
87 dB SPL @ 1 m