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Gluten free pizza @Aventura?

Hello everyone! Is anyone aware of GF pizza around Aventura? I know of Spris at Lincoln Rd; At's in Las Olas (have yet to try); and then the organic and chain pizzerias that make them (dominoes etc). But around Sunny Isles/ Aventura/ NM/ Hallandale...anyone know of any good places?!

1st timers to Fredericksburg VA!

Hello everyone! My family is coming to the Fredericksburg/Lake Anna area for the holidays!!! Any restaurants and bars you can recommend is greatly appreciated!!!

The 28th is my dad's bday too. So any cool pubs you can think of I can take him and the Fam to celebrate would be great!

We love exploring so we are open to anything! No small kids so pubs/bars are also something we'd love to hear about.

Thanks so much and Happy Holidays!!!!

Dec 23, 2010
SarahOM in Mid-Atlantic

Lake Anna recs for 1st time visitor!

Thank you!!!

Dec 23, 2010
SarahOM in Mid-Atlantic

Lake Anna recs for 1st time visitor!

hello everyone! My family is coming to Lake Anna for the holidays!!! Any restaurants and bars you can recommend is greatly appreciated!!!

The 28th is my dad's bday too. So any cool pubs you can think of I can take him and the Fam to celebrate would be great!

I imagine the bulk of places are outside of Lake Anna. We are open to anything!

Thanks so much and Happy Holidays!!!!

Dec 22, 2010
SarahOM in Mid-Atlantic

New or Coming to Miami / Dade - 2010 Edition

Hi! They are opening a place here in Aventura (Where Dadino's use to be) called Mr. Chef (Chinese Food). They were putting the “coming soon” sign up right when I walked by this afternoon.

Young and Vibrant Rec's for Paris!

well two where very much young and vibrant (Buddha Bar and Barlotti) but you must mix it up once you travel 8.5 hrs....if not you do not get the whole experience. I appreciate the recs, but once you are there you must go with your daily schedule and the location you are at the moment...also its good to listen to the locals.

Jun 27, 2010
SarahOM in France

Primebar Hallandale (Gulfstream)

Has anyone been or heard anything? I am thinking of going there or The Water Club to check it out and celebrate my hubbies bday....any insights? I want to go to a new spot vs one of the usuals in Aventura and sorrounding areas

Young and Vibrant Rec's for Paris!

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for all your recommendations. I also went with some ideas from young folks that we met along the way and some books we read on good places to go. Of course we went to Chez Toinette the night of our Moulin Rouge experience, and I must say the restaurant was spot on. Long wait as it’s a very small two server restaurant, buts once we got the food, oh my it was very good! It takes time to eat here so keep that in mind. For lunch we tried Le Comptoir right near Shakespeare and Co in Latin Q, cute little café. We went to little spots like Le Chevre when walking around. But another highlight apart from Chez Toinette was the beautiful lunch at Café de la Paix, we had to go and just see how cute it is, and we also did Buddha Bar for dinner, and Buddha Bar’s Barlotti restaurant, great location full of little cafes and restaurants that were very hip. We ate in the row of restaurants several times, but Barlotti was the one that stood out. Of course, we went into many chocolateries and many cafes to try all of the crème brulees we could in search of the best one. We also visited whatever famous bakery we found in our book that was near where we were walking. The week in Paris was FANTASTIC! Will be returning soon enough, but up next I must do NY and Chicago, then again Ill save enough to go back to Paris’ Wine Country!

Jun 14, 2010
SarahOM in France

Young and Vibrant Rec's for Paris!

Thanks so much everyone! I will def report back! so excited!

May 26, 2010
SarahOM in France

New or Coming to Miami / Dade - 2010 Edition

They are working on more stuff where Loehmanns plaza is located. Apart from Howie's Bulldog Cafe, where Prezzo was they are def putting a new Italian restaurant, they are working on it now. And where Dadinos was its all blocked off so you can’t peek so something is coming!!!!

Young and Vibrant Rec's for Paris!

My husband and I (29 and 30 yrs of age- visiting from Miami Fl) are going to Paris, yay!, it is my husband’s 1st time and for me, well I went when I was 16 so it could be my 1st time all over again. Apart from seeing the "must see sites" we are very well into food and cocktails/wine! Could you give us the best of the best rec's when it comes to what we MUST NOT MISS when it comes to everything from breakfast / lunch/ dinner / dessert / drinks? I love from the top top to the low key mom and pop type places. We are celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary so we may do one to two nice dinners and then the rest I would like to not break the bank but eat well! I am staying at the Hotel du Louvre and will be there from Thu to Wed (last week of May). Thanks in advance for all your help!

May 25, 2010
SarahOM in France

Prezzo Aventura Closed?

Hey everyone! Do any of you know if Prezzo closed? I have passed by several times and it seems closed. Today I called and no one answered. It would be very sad if it is really gone. Hopefully they are closing due to new schedules, or vacation or anything other than just closed! I know Dadino's closed for good in the same area, but Prezzo!!! Oh well...

Help with bars/food: Love Chicago and I'm coming!

Hey Chicago! My husband and I are coming to Chicago, we are in our LATE 20's and no children so we love going to trendy places as well as cool off the beaten path type staples- Oh and LOVE wine bars and speak easy type bars (very interested in these type the most). Anyhow for this trip (Thursday all day to Sunday early). We are interested in:
1. Thursday: Lunch option + Dinner small plates type place with great cocktails
2. Friday: Lunch + an after dinner speak easy bar, if not then a drink/great desserts option?
3. Saturday: Brunch/Lunch option + Great bar and restaurant or another small plates dinner and drinks option!

THANKS!

Sep 24, 2009
SarahOM in Chicago Area

Trendiest places and best eats

thank you so much!

Trendiest places and best eats

thank u so much pavlov! and thank you for posting something really useful for once in this board! i loved the recs! i will report back just for people like you

Trendiest places and best eats

:) thank you.

Trendiest places and best eats

Thank ML8000. NOPA seems like my kind of place. That is def on my list already.

Trendiest places and best eats

very helpful, thank you for your post.

Trendiest places and best eats

Thanks for your help. We look for cool looking restaurants in the sense of design, yet we prefer good food. I am a more well rounded person when it comes to eating all sorts of plates, my husband is typical upstate NY steak and potatoes (we are not from Miami, we just happen to be here now in this point in our lives for those who want to know) anyhow, we love visiting local good old restaurants that are staples as well as bars that do small plates and have a great scene when it comes to having a lot of people that frequent often and good ambience. So thanks for all your help and even to those that seemed "snarkier" than others. Peace.

Trendiest places and best eats

these look awesome! Thanks for your help!!!!

Trendiest places and best eats

So if that is the case...what are your "non trend recs?"

Trendiest places and best eats

Thank you Eugene, although the strongest advice was that I posted an airport more than anything. I still want real time and up to date advice on whats in TODAY versus last year and months ago. Thanks though. I still want San Fran to prove to me they are better than MIA (which clearly you guys are) so give me advice!

Rack's Italian Bistro

Has anyone been yet? I went last week and the experience was pretty good for a new restaurant. Lots of servers, pretty full for a Wednesday night. I had the Branzino which was ok, just ok in my opinion. My husbands chicken parm was good, probably better than my meal. So...what has been your experience. I am giving it another try today and see how it goes!!!!

Trendiest places and best eats

I am visiting San Francisco (Staying at the Clift Hotel) for one whole week. Apart from doing the private Napa Tours, what do you recommend when it comes to best eats and best bars? We are in our late 20's and love to eat at the best and trendiest. Can you help us!?

MIA to DC!

Where to dine and drink!?
Hello DC! My husband and I will be heading your way this June for his bday-Thu to Sunday (long weekend!)
So...I am looking for whats in now, what has always been in (staples), when it comes to Dining and Drinking! If you know what is best by day of week even better! We are in our late 20's so not looking to mingle with kids nor college, but with late 20's /30's crowd. We also love fine dining and are also able to roll our sleeves up and chow some good ol' food. We love lounges more than clubs and thats why I believe getting bar/lounge small plates suggestions here is called for! We are also already planning to vist BLT....Please let me know whats best for both to go party it out in style yet get a good:
1. brunch/lunch
2. dinner
3. after dinner experience...
Thank you!
Sarah

MIA to SFO! Where to dine and drink!

Hello SFO! My husband and I will be heading your way May 17th for a whole week!
So...I am looking for whats in now, what has always been in (staples), when it comes to Dining and Drinking! If you know what is best by day of week even better! We are in our late 20's so not looking to mingle with kids nor college, but with late 20's /30's crowd. We also love fine dining and are also able to roll our sleeves up and chow some good ol' food. We love lounges more than clubs and thats why I believe getting bar/lounge small plates suggestions here is called for! We are already doing two private tours to the wine country so thats all set...when it comes to the city...Please let me know whats best for both to go party it out in style yet get a good:
1. brunch/lunch
2. dinner
3. after dinner experience...
after all, SFO does have great chefs!
Thank you!
Sarah

Manny's Steakhouse Miami

Hello fellow hounds, I was looking into reading some posts about Manny's but was not successful in finding anything specific. Does anyone have any good meals/plates at Manny's? I am going this Saturday night for dinner, I was wondering if anyone that has been there can stir me on the right direction! Thanks.

Miami-an coming to NY!

Hey all, thanks for the replies. Im almost there!!! Quick Q: Opinions on PRUNE?

Jul 21, 2008
SarahOM in Manhattan

Miami-an coming to NY!

WOW rdc yoo just m,ade my day!

Jul 07, 2008
SarahOM in Manhattan

HELP FOR 2DAY!

Ok, chowpals, I have a bit of an urgency as I tonight need to take a bunch of guys out for dinner and do not know what to do. See, they came down to go to the islands and well...all they have is shoirts, sneakers, and tshirts! Great! I had thought of Timpano in Las Olas (they are staying in FLL) but I dont know if they will accept that or if I may make them feel uncomfortable...so where can I take 6 short wearing guys tonight for dinner?!!! I dont want to end up in a pizza or burger joint!

Jul 07, 2008
SarahOM in Florida