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Lunch & dinner in Palermo

We are two foodies from NYC our early 30s.

It's our 2nd day in Palermo (Ugarteche & Segui) - struggling to find GREAT food places. So far what we've tried (had lunch at Bakano and picked up some pasta to go from another cafe) is mediocre and expensive for the quality. Seems you really need to know where to go for above average food.

Any ideas for great cafes for lunch (dinner recos are welcomed as well)? We work during the day on our laptops, so ideally could go somewhere for a few hours and hang out, eat great food.

thanks a ton in advance!

Help with eats in my neighborhood - 31st & 6th

I've relied on you guys to find good eats over the last 11 months of travel, but now it's time to settle in and I rely on your advice yet again!

Moving into my new place at 31st between 6/7, and would LOVE your recos for the following within a 15 block radius:
- lunches under $10 (think sushi, hummus, korean, not sandwiches)
- dinners - takeout & eat-in, affordable (i.e. ideally under $20-$25 per main), interested in all cuisines except for indian & mexican. Recommendations for particular dishes are always appreciated.

thanks a ton!
Will report back...

Aug 04, 2010
into_food in Manhattan

in Bangkok, dying for authentic green curry but so far no luck!

In Bangkok now - hoping to get a reco for an amazing green chicken curry - spicy, not made from powder, not awfully greasy!
I've been trying a few places but so far no luck.

Also, are any of the Sunday brunches at the fancy hotels worth it? Anything particularly famous/truly good?

thanks a ton!

Bangkok - help please! 1. trendy place 2. best green curry 3. best bars for drinks with views

Hoping to get some food help ;-)

In Bangkok now, have been loving the street food but don't seem to know where to go for a nice night out to a trendy place with great decor that still serve yummy food, something a bit sceny where my BF & I can go out for a night?

Also, seem to encounter only terribly greasy green curries... Tired of mediocracy. Where should I go for an amazing green chicken curry?

Any great spots for drinks? Views & decor are appreciated!

thanks so much in advance!

Need great food help in Cape Town!

Oh my goodness - we were at roundhouse too last night!! which table were you?

we also got the 180 special & I did wine pairings, while my bf indulged in yummy manhattans. i thought the apple curry soup & the potatoe - bone marrow jam were truly outstanding!!

thanks for the recos, as always! I am in touch with a few places to hopefully we'll be in for a treat again :-)

Need great food help in Cape Town!

ps. just got a note from cuvee - they are closed till july 21st - what a bummer!!!

so now i am still in need of lunch/dinner recos for wine country... we'd love to have a lunch or a dinner on a lighter side of things too if anything comes to mind- my tummy would love a break i am sure

Need great food help in Cape Town!

this is wonderful - thank you again!

As per your reco, I am trying to get into overture - thought we'd do a dinner there (unless you think lunch is much better), and also added cuvee - also assuming we can get in.

if it all works out, then we have bread & wine lunch, overture dinner, cuvee lunch and we're still in need of one more lunch and one more dinner. decided to nix the tasting room - saw the reviews on eatout and they get pretty bad reviews in the last few months -- concerned they've relaxed their standards! but do you think ici is worthwhile then, or nix it as well??

salmon bar sounds like fun (assuming better for lunch?), checking with my bf to see if he's game.

probably dont' want any more french food - have had too much recently. so not sure if you have any other recos for fresh, local lunch/dinner spots in the wine country?

thanks again macsym!
ps. will check out genot shortly

Need great food help in Cape Town!

macsym -

thanks a ton for your recos!!

i am too bummed about bizerca - i wanted to love it, just probably got the wrong dish or two.

we're heading to winelands on wed, thanks for the recos there. what are your thoughts on reubens? also, la petit ferme - dinner or lunch? before your post, i was going to do: day 1 bread & wine for lunch, reubens for dinner
day 2 ici lunch, not sure about dinner
day 3 la petit ferme lunch (or dinner)? then we drive back to cape town.

also, do you think we should do ici or the main restaurant for dinner? am worried that between la colombe + jardine + aubergine + savoy cabbage we'll have an overload on fine dining.

and one last question, i promise, of the 4 listed above, if i had to nix one - which one wouldl it be?

thank you again!

Need great food help in Cape Town!

I've done a ton of research online in hopes of finding (both high & low budget) great food places but need foodie help!

We're from San Francisco & NYC, in Cape Town for about 10 days, and hope to eat lots!

So far our experience:
Tried Bizerca Bistro (because they won top 10 restaurants by eat out) but weren't impressed. We asked the chef to select for us 2 mains & 1 app, and only the lamb was great, the rest was ok... especially for the price - our standards go up - so the value wasn't good.

Greens - we actually enjoyed a lot, especially for the price - i.e. good value & yummy and would love recos other similar places.

Wakame - enjoyed sushi, thought their staple tuna was good, not great. ok for the money.

Fork - loved the lunch sampler but the two special mains really bummed me out - the lamb was not chewable and i had my expectations set higher by the great starter. ok value.

we're hoping to get recos to a few casual but good lunch & dinner places, as well as some fancier places. So far we have la colombe on our list, roundhouse (but not sure if that's truly good or just new), jardine, aubergine.

also not sure about millers thumb - is that good? or overrated?
also i nixed ginja for too many bad reviews - what are your thoughts?

and also - would love recos for particular dishes. we love everything except for shell fish & some seafood like octopus.

thank you so much - really hoping for your help!!