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Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow Food!

Thanks so much, linguafood! This is awesome, exactly the type of info we're looking for.

Anyone have advice for the Polish cities, or any other recos for Berlin?

Thanks!!

Jul 06, 2011
thehamburglar in Europe

Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow Food!

Hi all, a buddy and I are taking a trip to Europe tomorrow, going to Berlin for 4 days, and Warsaw and Krakow for 2.5 days each.

We're looking for recommendations on the best kebabs, schnitzel, currywurst, pierogis, or whatever other delicious local food you can't really find in the states, especially if it's cheap and plentiful or unique. We're also big foodies, so while we're not really focused on going to any Michelin stared places or the like, we wouldn't mind going to one or two meals that are fancy/pricey if it's either amazing local food (the best white table cloth schnitzel?) or something world famous. Otherwise, we don't need any reco's for some excellent asian restaurant in Berlin, we've got enough of those to conquer here in NYC.

Our hotels are centrally located in all 3 cities, but we'll take any recommendations and see how we can fit them into our daily touristy plans.

Bonus points if someone can suggest a doner kebab tour!

Thanks!

Jul 06, 2011
thehamburglar in Europe

Tribeca Lunching, Stuytown Dining

Hi all, just moved up to the city for a new job, and while I'm well aware that it's totally normal to order food for a lot of everyday meals, I sometimes prefer to get out and walk a few blocks for inexpensive meals. So, since I'm effectively new to the area, I'm hoping I can get some recommendations for some quality standbys. I love a good food cart, and it'd be great to hear about anywhere with a killer deal, or just good takeout.

For lunch, I work just west of the Franklin street subway (on the 1). Any advice on good lunch places that don't cost $11 for a below par sandwich would be great, as would any food cart rec's (I know about and have been to Frites and Meats, but I can't eat hamburgers every day). A place where I could get rotisserie chicken, or some non fast-food hot food would be great.

For dinner, I'm at 1st and 18th, and I know there's a ton of stuff below 14th, so let's say I'm interested in places between 14th and 23rd, and as far west as 3rd Ave. I know about essa-bagel, but other than that, any good spots within a few blocks that have reliable inexpensive food? I'd love to be able to spend $15 for dinner. Also, food carts would be great, but I haven't seen any around!

Thanks!

Feb 02, 2010
thehamburglar in Manhattan

California Roadtrip Restaurants

I agree on your comment, I didn't find anything special about SD the time I was there (foodwise or in general), but my buddy hasn't been so we figured we'd head down. We'll probably spend a lot of time at the Zoo. At least everything looks pretty down there.

Thanks for all the comments, everyone, they're much appreciated.

Jun 19, 2009
thehamburglar in California

DC Over Labor Day

Neither Vidalia nor Cashions is worth the money. In Adam's Morgan, Casa Oaxaca and Grille From Ipanema are both better than Cashion's, and in order to get there you'll have to jump in a taxi, so you could skip all of them and go to Ben's Chili Bowl, which is in the same general area. Try to avoid anything involving physical activity after eating at Ben's, and if it's your first time, you have to get a half smoke with chili and cheese, no questions.

You'll be a 10 minute walk to Georgetown over a nice bridge with great views, so you should venture over. Neyla is a great spot if you're with your gf, the food is very good and the ambiance is close to perfect for a date. I would second the hook recommendation as well. Clydes is always good, even though it's a local chain. If you go further up Wisconsin (a short cab ride), you can go to Surfside for semi-cheap mexican, and it's really good, especially if the deck is open out back.

As for general great restaurants in the area, you cannot go wrong with Rasika, Oyamel, Central, PS7s, and Cafe Atlantico, all in Penn Quarter. The Source, in the Newseum, is amazing, but the priciest of the bunch.

Have a great time!

Where in DC: Pork Belly

Not strictly pork belly, and definitely not cheap, but The Source has two amazing pork dishes that involve pork belly. One is an appetizer that mixes duck and pork confit, and the other is a main dish with pork three ways, including belly. Both have asian influences. Amazing stuff.

Foodie Faves in Alexandria, VA?

Pam --

Check out Farrah Olivia by Morou, it's really great. A mix of African/Mediterranean and some classic American fare. Slightly different flavors than your typical new age upscale restaurant. Very cool interior as well.

I've heard great things about Vermillion and Restaurant Eve, although I think Eve is much pricier.

Enjoy!

California Roadtrip Restaurants

Note: I'm reposting from the California board so I can get a wider variety of answers...

Hi all, a friend and I are making a long awaited road-trip from Napa to San Diego, stopping wherever, whenever along the way to see and eat everything in sight. Both of us have a huge appreciation for good food, regardless of how much it costs, and if anything, enjoy cheap, hole-in-the-walls as much or more than your typical 5 star place. As an example, in NYC I probably got more enjoyment out of the $1 dumplings at dirty, cheap Jessica's Dumplings in Chinatown than I did from Momofuku Ko. Given our current financial situations, we most likely won't be stopping at the French Laundry type places (as if we could get a table), but would consider one or two nice meals over our 10 day trip. What we really want to know is what places are so amazing or so famous that we should pull off of the PCH, or even make a 30 minute detour to try. We'll be going roughly: Napa, Monterey/Carmel, Big Sur, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, LA, SD, hopefully on the PCH for most of the trip. We'll spend about 4 days in LA, and most of the rest on the road, and we plan on stopping a bunch of places to see random sites. We can stop wherever we want, so I guess we're hoping people mention any must-stop places along the coast, and we'll make a point to go to as many as we can.

Any type of food is welcome, the more authentic and delicious the better, so in this case I would guess people will suggest some amazing taquerias and asian joints.

Thanks!!

California Roadtrip Restaurants

Note: I'm reposting from the California board so I can get a wider variety of answers...

Hi all, a friend and I are making a long awaited road-trip from Napa to San Diego, stopping wherever, whenever along the way to see and eat everything in sight. Both of us have a huge appreciation for good food, regardless of how much it costs, and if anything, enjoy cheap, hole-in-the-walls as much or more than your typical 5 star place. As an example, in NYC I probably got more enjoyment out of the $1 dumplings at dirty, cheap Jessica's Dumplings in Chinatown than I did from Momofuku Ko. Given our current financial situations, we most likely won't be stopping at the French Laundry type places (as if we could get a table), but would consider one or two nice meals over our 10 day trip. What we really want to know is what places are so amazing or so famous that we should pull off of the PCH, or even make a 30 minute detour to try. We'll be going roughly: Napa, Monterey/Carmel, Big Sur, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, LA, SD, hopefully on the PCH for most of the trip. We'll spend about 4 days in LA, and most of the rest on the road, and we plan on stopping a bunch of places to see random sites. We can stop wherever we want, so I guess we're hoping people mention any must-stop places along the coast, and we'll make a point to go to as many as we can.

Any type of food is welcome, the more authentic and delicious the better, so in this case I would guess people will suggest some amazing taquerias and asian joints.

Thanks!!

California Roadtrip Restaurants

Hi all, a friend and I are making a long awaited road-trip from Napa to San Diego, stopping where ever, whenever along the way to see and eat everything in sight. Both of us have a huge appreciation for good food, regardless of how much it costs, and if anything, enjoy cheap, hole-in-the-walls as much or more than your typical 5 star place. As an example, in NYC I probably got more enjoyment out of the $1 dumplings at dirty, cheap Jessica's Dumplings in Chinatown than I did from Momofuku Ko. Given our current financial situations, we most likely won't be stopping at the French Laundry type places (as if we could get a table), but would consider one or two nice meals over our 10 day trip. What we really want to know is what places are so amazing or so famous that we should pull off of the PCH, or even make a 30 minute detour to try. The only place we won't really spend time in is San Fran, since we've both been multiple times. So far I've heard Bovolo and the Hopmonk Tavern in Napa are great, but we're looking for suggestions everywhere. If you know of a great place, whether it be street food, a taqueria, or anything else, please let me know! Thanks!!!

Jun 16, 2009
thehamburglar in California