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Lunch and dinner near convention center

Certainly! Lunch is for three on Friday. Business lunch with friends, but some privacy would be nice. We have 2 hours, so it doesn't have to be fast. I'm coming from Dallas, one from NYC, one from Santa Fe. All into food.

Dinner Saturday is with 5 old friends. St. Louis, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville and Dallas. One doesn't share her food. We like great food, all but one are adventurous. Price isn't an issue, but I'd prefer a more relaxed, less formal/stuffy evening.

I'm a city girl, so I'm really excited to check it out. While this trip is all work, I'm coming back for fun in a few months.

Lunch and dinner near convention center

Sadly I don't know where we'll be. I'll see if I can find out.

Lunch and dinner near convention center

We're there next week, Wed-Sunday. But I wish I was there for the baking and sweets show!

Lunch and dinner near convention center

We're open to cuisine. Lunch needs to be close, but dinner can be a 10 minute cab ride. Open to cuisine but would like to see the best of Toronto.

Lunch and dinner near convention center

Lunch needs to be as close to the Convention Center as possible. Dinner can be a 10 minute cab ride. Thanks for the ideas!

Lunch and dinner near convention center

Hi all, It's my first trip to Toronto! I'll be at the Convention Center, staying at the Fairmont Hotel. I would really appreciate suggestions for lunch and dinner near the Convention Center. Deliciousness and ability to make a reservation are most important, cost isn't an issue. Thank you so much!

Dinner near Macalester College follow up

Next time you are there, tip them off to Chowhound. I told them that's how I found their restaurant, and they said that they'd never heard of the site.

Jun 28, 2013
mtbwustl in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner near Macalester College follow up

Glad to do it! And I agree. I think that if you ask for advice, it's your duty to report back. That give and take makes this community so helpful.

Jun 20, 2013
mtbwustl in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner near Macalester College follow up

Just returned from a delightful trip to Macalester College and Minnesota! Thanks to everyone for your ideas!

My first off-campus meal was across the street from campus at the Italian Pie Shop. Just needed a little nosh. The Italian fries, thin pizza crust filled with cheese and pepperoni, were perfect with a pitcher of beer.

Later we went to the charming cheese shop down Grand, sadly I can't remember the name. Delightful selection, great service. They put together a lovely cheese plate for us to share.

Dinner that night was at Salut American Bar. We had a pre-set menu, so I don't think we had a good sample of their offerings. Even so, the slider apps, crab cakes and cheese plate were delightful. The French onion soup and steak frites were good but not notable. The raspberry chocolate chunk ice cream was amazing.

Lots of institutional meals--the hot dish appetizers of ground beef, cheese and tator tots in a phyllo cup were my favorite--before dinner at Joan's on he Park. What a charming restaurant! The food was creative, thoughtful and delicious all around. We tried most of the seafood dishes to great success. My entree, the pork tenderloin win potato purée, greens and a maple reduction, was my favorite. I'd strongly recommend Joan's to anyone.

My last off-campus meal was lunch at Shish. Excellent Mediterranean food. I shared a spanikotipta and gyro, both were great. I did not share my baklava, which was awesome.

I hope to return soon to try more local places instead of college food. It was a wonderful trip!

Jun 20, 2013
mtbwustl in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner near Macalester College

I'm working on a follow up post, but I had a great time! Mac is such a wonderful college, and the Twin Cities are a delight!

Dinner near Macalester College

How does Joan's in the Park stack up to Meritage?

Jun 04, 2013
mtbwustl in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner near Macalester College

I'm going to be at beautiful Macalester College for a few days in June. We have one dinner out. What are some great restaurants near Mac? Money isn't an issue, but delicious is of utmost importance. Many thanks!!

Jun 04, 2013
mtbwustl in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Hot Crab Dip

Followed the recipe almost exactly. Modified by adding 1/2# shrimp that had been lightly sautéed and lemon juice to dip. Amazing. Huge hit, and a nice change from the typical cream cheese based dip. Quite relish!

Feb 03, 2013
mtbwustl in Recipes

Big group on a Sunday night

Thanks for the suggestion! We're having 20 at Blue Plate,

Jan 12, 2013
mtbwustl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Big group on a Sunday night

Happy new year! I'm seeking a great restaurant for a big party -- currently 15 but possibly up to 20 -- for a Sunday night dinner. Our original idea was Abacus, but they are not open on Sunday. Other thoughts? Location is fairly open. The guests will be in Addison, but we will have transportation. Thanks for your thoughts!

Jan 07, 2013
mtbwustl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Group dinner near Fountainebleu Hotel

Hello Miami 'Hounds! I'll be in your fair city next week, and I'm in charge of planning dinner on Thursday night. Our needs:

--First and foremost, delicious food.
--A group of 8 can have a conversation without shouting
--Near the Fontainebleu Hotel, cab is fine
--Would love to have local flavor
--Cost not a huge issue

I'd appreciate any ideas you'd care to share. Many many thanks!

One dinner, one person: what would you recommend?

Thank you so much! I love the idea of sitting at the bar at Coquette or a similar experience. I'll check out menus at all these places. Thanks!!!

Mar 12, 2012
mtbwustl in New Orleans

One dinner, one person: what would you recommend?

I will be in NOLA for 12 hours on Thursday. I get to have dinner out by myself, otherwise other meals are provided for me. I also plan to get a few sandwiches from Cochon Butcher to go, so not there. I need to be seated by 6, in a cab to the airport by 8, so Green Goddess seems like a bad idea. I'd be particularly interested in places that have opened in the last year, as I went to many of the traditional standbys in September. Thanks so much!

Mar 12, 2012
mtbwustl in New Orleans

Porchetta help!

I made the BA porchetta for Christmas Day, followed the recipe pretty exactly. I cooked to an internal temp of 142 and had no dryness issues at all. I used an 8# belly and 4# loin for 5 people. We ate maybe 1/3 of the whole thing, and the sandwiches the next day were magnificent. The only problem we had was the smoking with the initial high heat roast. Oh well...worth it.

Dec 29, 2011
mtbwustl in Home Cooking

Meals to prepare for new parents

I have three friends who will all have their first babies within a month of each other. I want to be able to bring them meals that are easy to heat, freezable, healthy and delicious. One is a vegetarian, one is a pescatarian. In a perfect world, I could make and freeze x3 several meals to take to each new parent's house. What would you suggest?

Dec 07, 2011
mtbwustl in Home Cooking

Best Supermarket In USA: your nominations

I miss the produce in SoCal so much. While I wouldn't give up Central Market for anything, I would happily give up Whole Foods for a Trader Joes AND a good farmers market. We have neither here.

Nov 18, 2011
mtbwustl in General Topics

Best Supermarket In USA: your nominations

Personally, I don't think WF is that great of a store. At the WFs in my region (TX) the produce is often only ok, the meats and seafoods aren't great, the selection is underwhelming. I don't go there often, even though it's the grocer nearest to my home. I'll drive 15 minutes out of my way to go to Central Market, where the fresh foods are fresh, the selection is enormous and the prices are reasonable.

Nov 17, 2011
mtbwustl in General Topics

Best Supermarket In USA: your nominations

This is the best grocery store ever anywhere. I was hating on everything about Dallas until a friend took me to CM. They get like half of my income, but everything is so good, fresh and delectable. I've not seen a store this good anywhere else.

Nov 15, 2011
mtbwustl in General Topics

Catered Thanksgiving challenge -- who makes the best...

This year I am thankful that it's just me and my husband for the holidays. While we usually go out for Thanksgiving (as I'm incapable of making Thanksgiving for fewer than 20 people), a New York Times article about the best pies in the city inspired this query:

If you were to pick up each course of a traditional Thanksgiving meal, who would provide each dish? So who would make the best turkey? The best pies? The best sides? I have no problem either spending the money or the time gathering all these items. I'm curious if this method of Thanksgiving is possible and a better choice than going out. Thoughts? I know that I can get everything from Central Market or Eatzi's, but that takes the fun out of this culinary scavenger hunt.

Nov 15, 2011
mtbwustl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Delicious, but neither fried nor crazy expensive, Dallas seafood options

I would be so happy to have a fryathon. But since I once made a habit of that weekly instead of annually, I won't be having anything from my favorite food group for a while. If that should ever happen again, I'll take your advice and do it at Big Shucks.

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Big Shucks
103 S Coit Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

Nov 02, 2011
mtbwustl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Chef's tasting menu help

I requested a tasting menu on my Open Table reservation. We spent about $130 for 2. It was a delight.

Oct 30, 2011
mtbwustl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Chef's tasting menu help

I'm the person who wrote about the $130 tasting for 2 at Salum. They didn't have one published, nor were they offering it. I made a special request on my Open Table reservation, and they offered it to us when we were seated. We had no idea what they were going to bring us or charge us. We had a really nice sampling of the entire menu, and this remains one of my very favorite meals I've had in Dallas. Give them a call and see what they say.

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Salum Restaurant
4152 Cole Ave Ste 103, Dallas, TX 75204

Oct 30, 2011
mtbwustl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Delicious, but neither fried nor crazy expensive, Dallas seafood options

I try to avoid most, if not all, chains. But I'll ask -- does RL offer something yummy and healthy that could get me to change my mind?

Oct 30, 2011
mtbwustl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Delicious, but neither fried nor crazy expensive, Dallas seafood options

All of these recs are great...thank you!

Oct 18, 2011
mtbwustl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Delicious, but neither fried nor crazy expensive, Dallas seafood options

So I'm trying to give up meat and switch to mostly seafood. This isn't too hard as I cook most of our meals, but I'm wondering what restaurants Chowhounds go to when they want not-fried and not-expensive seafood. We've really enjoyed Dive and Rex's recently, but I'd love some other suggestions. Any thoughts?

Oct 17, 2011
mtbwustl in Dallas - Fort Worth