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Quick Trip to San Diego

Thanks. The Urban Solace menu looks especially good from that list.

It seems like everything suggested so far has been American/farm-to-table. Is that because I mentioned The Linkery or is that type of restaurant just the strength of the San Diego dining scene?

If I only have 2 dinners, it would be great to go to one place like that and something a bit different as well.

Apr 09, 2012
glutton08 in San Diego

Quick Trip to San Diego

Great food is the priority. Local beer would be a nice addition. And, yes, Gaslamp, sorry.

Apr 09, 2012
glutton08 in San Diego

Quick Trip to San Diego

Hi All -

I'm going to be in San Diego for two nights to meet up with a few friends in a couple of weeks. I'd love some recommendations for places with great food. Good beer is also a plus. Cost is not a concern, but we're not looking for fine dining. Think 4 guys in their early 30s meeting up from various cities to catch up for a weekend. We're open to any type of cuisine as well.

We'll be staying in one of the touristy hotels downtown (or maybe it's Gaslight?), but willing to take a cab or walk to another neighborhood (don't think we'll have a car though).

A lot of the reading I've done already seems a bit outdated, but The Linkery looks perfect, as an example. In fact , unless you guys turn up something better, I'm pretty sure that will be Friday night dinner.

Thanks!

Apr 09, 2012
glutton08 in San Diego

pizza in the east 50s

There isn't much in that area, but I'd recommend Cafe Daniello on 2nd btw 56th and 57th.

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Cafe Daniello's
1072 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022

Aug 15, 2011
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Japanese on UES

Unfortunately, Tsuki has closed.

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Tsuki
1410 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021

Jun 27, 2011
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Casual UES dinner spot w/ outdoor space

Cascabel Taqueria. 80th and 2nd.

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Cascabel
1538 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

May 24, 2011
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2nd Ave. Deli - Upper East Side

Just read an article on Gothamist, sounds like they're saying July now:

http://gothamist.com/2011/05/23/what_...

May 24, 2011
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NOLA Trip Eating Itinerary

I don't really remember because I didn't pay that bill, but my recollection is appetizers in the $10-15 range, entrees in the $25-35 range, and desserts in the $5-10 range. So, figure $50ish pp before tax (9%, I believe), tip, and drinks.

May 23, 2011
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NYC trip for an el cheapo street vendor weekend - potentially Memorial Day

Midtown Lunch has a twitter tracker for a bunch of the trucks that frequent midtown. I would have to guess that these are probably the least likely to be around on the weekend, but might be worth having a look: http://midtownlunch.com/twitter-tracker/

May 23, 2011
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5 nights in NY. Hungry as hell...

I was at Motorino a little over a week ago and the brussel sprout pizza was still on the menu.

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Motorino
349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

May 19, 2011
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NOLA Trip Eating Itinerary

Just got back from the trip, and everything was fantastic, though I feel like I've eaten a month's worth of food in the past 4 days. Thanks to everyone for the recs.

Parasol's: Split a oyster and roast beef po boy. A great start to the weekend. They're so simple, it seems like it should be easy to reproduce, but nothing up here in NYC compares.

Felix's: After a long day of traveling and walking, decided to stay in the FQ for dinner, so Felix's it was. Char grilled oysters were rich and great. Had not had oysters prepared in that way before, as I usually prefer raw on the half shell, but was happily surprised. The raw ones, on the other hand, seemed fresh enough, but were not shucked with much care. Shells were not cleaned off at all and there were bits of shell in the oyster, plus the "juice" had been spilled out of several.

Arnaud's: Did the Jazz Brunch. Was expecting more a set Jazz band playing in the background rather than the small three-person band going table to table, but was a cool, if touristy meal. Boudin Cakes were great and also got to try the Grillades & Grits, which were good as well.

Galatoire's: Best of both worlds, made a reservation to ensure a table / minimal wait, but got seated downstairs. Loved the ambiance. Had an amazing duck and andouille gumbo that was the best of several soups I had over the weekend. Main course was sauteed soft shell crabs with crabmeat yvonne added as a garnish. In a word, amazing.

Gumbo Shop: Went for lunch on Mon. Seemed more touristy than great food, but was convenient, and I enjoyed it. Satisfied my crawfish etoufee craving. It's not a dish a can find in NYC, so even what I assume to be a mediocre version of it was great to me.

Restaurant August: In a trip of amazing food and all around great meals, this may have been my favorite. Of four appetizers, four entrees, dessert, wine, and cocktails there was not a single miss. The gnocchi, p&j oysters, and foie 3 ways especially stood out as appetizers. Breaded speckled trout and a lamb saddle w lamb sweetbreads were my favorites of the entrees. But, really, I would have been happy with any combination of the dishes that were ordered for the whole party, which is rare to say the least.

Alpine: Tried to go to Yo Mama's for crawfish boil lunch in the FQ, but they were done for the season, so the helpful bartender sent us a couple of blocks away to Alpine. As with the etoufee, I don't have much of a basis for comparison, but could not have been happier with it.

Central Grocery: Grabbed some muffalettas and zapp's chips to go for the flight home. Best airplane meal in a long time. Was actually surprised at how well the sandwiches traveled.

All in all just a great trip. I'm still stuffed, but very happy.

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Restaurant August
301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

May 18, 2011
glutton08 in New Orleans

NOLA Trip Eating Itinerary

Ha. Big appetites, lots of walking around between meals, and probably not eating for the week to follow.

May 02, 2011
glutton08 in New Orleans

NOLA Trip Eating Itinerary

Thanks for all the help. After talking to the family and taking all the feedback into account, I think I've settled on:

Sat
Lunch in Garden District: Parasol's
Dinner: Felix's or Casamento's, probably game-time decision since we won't be making reservations

Sun
Jazz Brunch: Arnaud's
Dinner: Galatoire's

Mon
Lunch - Family wants to do touristy stuff outside of NOLA, so probably just find something convenient
Dinner: Restaurant August

Tues
Lunch in French Quarter: Central Grocery

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Restaurant August
301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Casamento's Restaurant
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Apr 28, 2011
glutton08 in New Orleans

NOLA Trip Eating Itinerary

Thanks. Sounds like Acme is out. Will have to look into Felix's and Drago's.

Apr 27, 2011
glutton08 in New Orleans

NOLA Trip Eating Itinerary

I plan on doing A LOT of walking between those two rich meals. But these are the sacrifices I'll make to fit lots of good eating into a short trip!

Apr 27, 2011
glutton08 in New Orleans

NOLA Trip Eating Itinerary

Thanks for your reply. For Sunday dress, would a tie be required, or is Jacket and slacks dressy enough?

A friend whose opinion I trust thought that Commander's brunch was overrated, which is why I was thinking possibly dinner there and brunch elsewhere. But, if common thought is that it's the standard, maybe brunch at Commander's and dinner and Restaurant August is the way to go.

The thought for Sat dinner is heavy on the raw bar, so maybe Acme will be ok? Will do some research on Casamento's though.

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Restaurant August
301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Casamento's Restaurant
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Apr 27, 2011
glutton08 in New Orleans

NOLA Trip Eating Itinerary

I'll be traveling with my family for a long weekend in New Orleans in a few weeks. As always, I've been put in charge of the food itinerary. We'll be staying in the French Quarter, but happy to travel by foot or cab for dinner. Lunch location is a little less flexible as it will be determined by our daytime activities. I've read through a bunch of threads, so I know some of this has been covered, but any comments or suggestions would be appreciated, especially with regard to Sun brunch and Mon dinner, but overall as well:

Sat
Lunch in Garden District: Parasol's
Dinner: Acme Oyster House (want Oysters, seafood)

Sun
Jazz Brunch: a friend of a friend suggested Court of Two Sisters, but have read mixed (at best) reviews. Thinking Arnaud's or Mr. B's instead
Dinner: Galatoire's

Mon
Lunch - Family wants to do touristy stuff outside of NOLA, so probably just find something convenient
Dinner: August or Commander's Palace.

Tues
Lunch in French Quarter: Central Grocery

Thanks!

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Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Apr 27, 2011
glutton08 in New Orleans

Gastro Pub Upper East Side

I think you're referring to Jones Wood Foundry on 76th just east of 1st ave. It's apparently "soft opened," though I haven't been over to try it out yet.

http://ny.eater.com/archives/2011/01/...

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Jones Wood Foundry
401 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

Feb 02, 2011
glutton08 in Manhattan

Favorite bar at a restaurant to eat at?

I think you mean B Cafe on the UES (75th btw 2nd and 3rd)

Jan 25, 2011
glutton08 in Manhattan

UES Place for Smoking Cigars?

Don't know of anyplace up by Mount Sinai, but you can smoke cigars at Lexington Bar and Books (73rd and Lex) and Merchants (62nd and 1st). Lexington Bar and Books has the advantage of being more convenient to the 6 and has a fantastic Scotch selection if you're into that.

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Lexington Bar and Books
1020 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10021

Jan 13, 2011
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Beer places in Manhattan

Agreed. They always have 20 American craft beers and 2 Casks, friendly regulars, and knowledgeable bartenders. You just can't go on weekend nights.

Jan 11, 2011
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Xi'an Famous Foods Looking To Open Near Columbia U.

It's a Yogi Berra quote, and I read it as a joke. Whether Yogi was trying to be humorous or serious is up for interpretation. I like to believe the former. Either way, it's one of my favorites.

Jan 04, 2011
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Take out lunch tips near 53rd and 3rd

Cafe Daniello is my favorite by the slice pizza in the area. 2nd btw 56th and 57th.

Haven't tried the chicken parm there, but could be worth a shot. No steam table there that I can recall.

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Cafe Daniello's
1072 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022

Jan 04, 2011
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86th between 1st and York

Have you found the Ottomanelli on 93rd to be better than the Ottomanelli Cafe on 85th/86th and York?

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Ottomanelli's Cafe
1626 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

Dec 09, 2010
glutton08 in Manhattan

Looking for family restaurant (specifics)

Fits criteria 1,2, and 3, but no table service and not at a pub like setting.

Maybe PJ Clarkes by Lincoln Center?

Dec 09, 2010
glutton08 in Manhattan

86th between 1st and York

Ottomanelli's Cafe on York between 85th and 86th for a burger or steak sandwich.

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Ottomanelli's Cafe
1626 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

Dec 08, 2010
glutton08 in Manhattan

Best beer selection in Manhattan?

If you are looking for a specific beer, I find http://www.beermenus.com/ to be helpful. It has both bars and more retail stores (but not bodegas and the like).

Dec 02, 2010
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Late night sushi?

make sure to get the spicy scallop handroll while you're there.

Dec 02, 2010
glutton08 in Manhattan

Late night sushi?

Sushi Seki stay open until 3

Nov 30, 2010
glutton08 in Manhattan

Los Angeles Hound with 8 hour layover at JFK goes to NYC for Food 10PM-6AM

Mad for Chicken for Korean Fried Chicken is open until 4-6 am depending on the day of the week

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Mono+Mono
314 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Nov 22, 2010
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