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Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

Vidalia will be a good meal. I'd also reccomend Equinox near the White House, serving their meal from 12-7. Was there last year and it was fabulous! Real committment to local, organic, and sustainable products.

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Vidalia
1990 M Street, Washington, DC 20036

Experiences at NH/VT Vineyards?

Thanks everyone for your tips so far! Right now I'm planning to check out Flagg Hill and Zorvino in NH and Boyden Valley in VT. I'll report back!

Experiences at NH/VT Vineyards?

Looking for a little assistane here, I got engaged on Christmas Eve and the hubby and I are looking towards a Fall 2010 wedding. The family is all in NH and VT. Future husband is a chef so food is important...has anyone had experience attending functions at any vineyards in NH or VT? Thanks!

Savant Project? The Beehive?

WHERE IS HALBERG OFF TO NOW?

Portand,ME to The Forks Roadtrip

My boyfriend and I are headed on a roadtrip to vacation up on the Kennebec River in a few weeks on a Monday afternoon. Any must-stop places for an afternoon snack, meal, or interesting foodie diversion that won't break the bank? We're open to stopping pretty much anywhere along the way and would love some suggestions. Thanks so much!

Has Anyone Else Grown Tired of Vignola in Portland?

Vignola is not a tapas bar as mentioned in the first post. It is modeled after Italy's casual wine bar culture and specializes in cuisine from a specific region of the country I believe.. Therefore it is most appropriate to leave the chicken cacciatore and lasagna to red sauce, checkered table cloth joints. I have dined there for brunch, lunch, and dinner on 8 or 10 different occasions. The restaurant certainly deserves to be mentioned among the top tier of restaurants in Portland's food scene.

Beehive Boston

Good explode for sure. The big names involved in coming together for this concept all have their own following. Personally I had been a fan of Halberg's influence on the dishes at Via Matta but I'm sure the Pho Republique groupies combined with the Via Matta groupies and all of Daryl Settle's fans along with the crowd the amazing bartenders will draw will combine to make this a happening spot.

Beehive Boston

VERY impressed with my experience at the Beehive last night as was my fellow diner. We arrived around 7pm Tuesday and were seated right away in their downstairs multi-use space which gives off a hip-cave ambiance of sorts ha ha. Our waiter Carl was wonderful, not too pushy but very gracious in welcoming us and explaining menu items. I ordered the Negroni which was a tad bitter and very strong. My friend ordered the Mexican- a daquiri margarita mix which was suprisingly delicious.
Free bread which is always a plus.
Asparagus with feta, lemon, and mint for me -all were fried. Not what I had been expecting but coupled with some mixed greens tasted great
Gazpacho for my friend-extremely refreshing and large portion
We each had a pasta
Orriechette with lamb stew for me-YUM. But dissapointing was the fact that it was not homemade. It left me missing Via Matta's delicious homemade pasta dishes.
Pappardelle with wild mushrooms and ricotta for my friend-pretty darn perfect
Their only dessert option that night was Baklava. We opted out.

Wine list seemed to be a smattering of all sorts of options with by the glass, carafe, or bottle.

The music was random assortment of hip-ness from many genres. The girl's bathroom was painted a teal blue and deep pink with paisley everywhere and this huge farm style white porcelain wash bin of a sink. As we were leaving the Berklee students performing that night were about to set up. Next time I'll arrive later and stay for the music. We were also told by our waiter that a patio should open up as soon as the kinks are worked out inside. The general manager stopped by to make sure our experience was living up to our expectiations and left us with a nice impression of the place.

Once the menu develops a bit more I think The Beehive will blow up. Right now the menu options are just a bit too limited to attract capacity crowds. What a great addition to the dining scene though. I felt like I had been transplanted to another world. I will certainly take a trip back in a month to check out the new changes.