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Lunch in Sausalito

Thanks!

Lunch in Sausalito

Thank you!

Lunch in Sausalito

We are flying into San Francisco from CT and by the time we pick up the rental car and get situated before driving further north we thought we would stop for lunch in Sausalito. Can anyone recommend a place? Perhaps near the water? Thanks! Oh, it will be on a Saturday.

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

We would like to dine and stay in the same place. Thanks! So far my friends are leaning towards the Griswold Inn.

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

They seem to be closed, I just tried their online reservations.

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

Nice place but just a bit out of my price range! Thanks!

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

either they are closed or already booked solid for those days. Nothing available.

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

Just looked at their availability on those dates and there is nothing available. Thanks. It looks like a nice place too.

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

Saybrook Point may work. Thanks

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over in the Hudson Valley

For the past few years we have been going to the Inn at Woodstock Hill in eastern CT for NYE. We have a nice dinner there and then have a nice room to stay over and breakfast the next morning. This year we would like to expand our horizons to another place in the Hudson Valley. We like the smaller hotels or larger B & B's type places like Woodstock Hill that have a package of dinner and a room. Thanks!

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

For the past few years we have been going to the Inn at Woodstock Hill in eastern CT for NYE. We have a nice dinner there and then have a nice room to stay over and breakfast the next morning. This year we would like to expand our horizons to another place in CT, MA, or RI. We like the smaller hotels or larger B & B's type places like Woodstock Hill. Thanks!

One nice dinner at a classic San Francisco restaurant on a thursday night

Thanks everyone

One nice dinner at a classic San Francisco restaurant on a thursday night

Thanks. Boulevards is on my short list.

One nice dinner at a classic San Francisco restaurant on a thursday night

I think I might be looking for something with a bit of romance to it.

One nice dinner at a classic San Francisco restaurant on a thursday night

We will be in SF for 3 days near the end of september. We would like one nice dinner at a classic SF restaurant. We are staying at Hotel G. I'm not much into seafood but my partner is so I guess a bit of a variety would work. Don't want to dress up with a jacket and tie. Thanks!

Musings on the relatively low activity on Southern New England Board

The food sections in the newspapers today except the New York Times are plain awful.

Musings on the relatively low activity on Southern New England Board

Guess I've opened a can of worms here. I put off getting a smart phone for the longest time and two years ago I was a convert and swear by them now. You have the world of information anywhere you happen to be.

Musings on the relatively low activity on Southern New England Board

With the phone it makes it easier to find a place when you are out and get reviews right away. I think chowhound is more for specialized dinners and specific places.

Shop Rite

I believe BJ's in Derby carries Dietz and Watson.

Shop Rite

I love the Fresh Market in Westport. Their in store baked cookies made with butter are delicious!

Shop Rite

Have you noticed the bake Chabaso bread in the store bakery now and have changed the packaging.

Shop Rite

I love going down to Fairway now and then. It's a 40 minute trip for me but I usually walk around the crazy expensive antique centers in the area and make an afternoon of it.

Musings on the relatively low activity on Southern New England Board

I have been using urbanspoon and yelp mostly, unless I know where I am going ahead of time or going on vacation and looking for specific advice from you guys.

Anywhere in CT to buy local chicken or grass fed beef

I haven't bought it yet but where I have my CSA in Bethany at Clover Nook Farm they sell their own farm raised beef.

Walmart Kills another Local Business

Thanks Bagelman and SteveSCT. I'll keep those places in mind and try Lao again and Hong Kong.

Walmart Kills another Local Business

I recently tried Hunan Pan in Shelton and it was mostly awful. Their fried rice is not sauteed in a wok at all in my opinion. It's gummy and dry and has no flavor whatsoever! The beef with broccoli was not bad but "where's the beef"? There was hardly any. The dipping sauce they give you with the steamed dumplings is very plain. I will not being going back here. Has anyone found out if the owners of Fortune Pavilion are reopening somewhere else? Where else can I go for takeout. One of my friends used to frequent Lao Szechuan in Milford but he ever said that's not as good anymore. Id I do order beef with broccoli elsewhere can I ask for more beef and say I am willing to pay more? I live in Ansonia and keep wondering where I am going to find decent chinese takeaway or dine in anymore?

Chocolatey Chocolate Cake Tips/Recipe Suggestions

The Hershey's cake is excellent and I have baked it and froze it ahead like you want too. That cake is my go to chocolate cake and I have had many requests over the years from family and friends and coworkers for it.

May 08, 2014
javaandjazz in Home Cooking

Alternative to 10" All-Clad skillet?

Apr 18, 2014
javaandjazz in Cookware

Alternative to 10" All-Clad skillet?

Why not buy a second from cookware and more. All of my all clad are seconds and are fine.

Apr 18, 2014
javaandjazz in Cookware

Which one of these ricotta cheesecakes looks better

Thanks but now I am thinking about doing half cream cheese and half ricotta because ricotta can be grainy. From what I am reading, I should drain the ricotta overnight in cheesecloth.

Apr 16, 2014
javaandjazz in Home Cooking