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Asheville NC: Fine Food for Elderly Foodie Father?

Thanks for these replies. I managed to reach Rezaz today, and they have a private room available for the night I wanted, and so I think I'll go with them. Dad actually said he'd like a private room one night so that he could make a little "speech that I hope will be amusing," so this sounds like a very good situation.

Sep 28, 2013
nwilcox in Southeast

Asheville NC: Fine Food for Elderly Foodie Father?

My family will meet in Asheville NC to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. He's not a picky eater, will enjoy anything good, BUT he and my stepmom will not like the kind of deliberately noisy interior that so many contemporary restaurants create. (To tell the truth, I hate it when that happens too.) What are the Asheville options for non-cacophonous cuisine?

Sep 27, 2013
nwilcox in Southeast

White (not yellow) corn meal in the OC

Anyone know where to buy white corn meal, preferably stone-ground, in the OC? I have checked several commercial grocery chains and Sprouts. None have any white corn meal. A proper cornbread dressing for a proper southern thanksgiving requires skillet corn bread, which requires white corn meal. This is not masa and not yellow corn meal. Help!

Nov 22, 2010
nwilcox in Los Angeles Area

Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives...

Hello Dallas hounds... I lived in Houston for almost twenty years, relocated to So. Cal. a little while ago, and am stopping in Dallas on biz for a few days before swinging down to Houston. I'd really like to have a nice TX dive steak dinner with a buddy while I'm in Dallas. I'm thinking of a neighborhood bar and grill place that serves a very good steak without any pretensions. Houston had a couple of such places not too far from downtown and I'm betting Dallas does too. Any suggestions?

Mar 16, 2010
nwilcox in Dallas - Fort Worth

Anaheim/Central OC Eats

DU, thanks a lot, I really do appreciate the broader information about the eastern med. Very helpful. I am sorry it sounded like I was hankering for a place that served ALL that groovy stuff and no, I've never seen such a place anywhere. I am really seeking the eateries beyond "stock greek" and "stock lebanese" and your suggestions are a big help. I often feel like eastern med food in (most of) America is about where Chinese food was forty years ago: Practically all Cantonese and even then only the narrowest and blandest tiny slice of that grand cuisine. At any rate thanks for your tips.

Maybe if enough of us wax poetic about Georgian food the market will respond!

Aug 07, 2009
nwilcox in Los Angeles Area

Anaheim/Central OC Eats

DU, I am new to Orange since January. I'm particularly interested in finding a wide-ranging eastern mediterranean restaurant of any kind but especiallyt turkish, greek and/or arabic. I'm after a place with some breadth, something beyond the usual kabob, rotisserie, kibbeh, eggplant-and-hommus tahini dips and parsley salad. That's all fine but I hanker for imam bayildi, shankleesh, grilled eggplants and peppers, georgian red beans, greek grilled squid, etc... Can you give some recommendations? Probably I'll have to drive a bit beyond but that is ok. I would be grateful for any suggestions.

Aug 07, 2009
nwilcox in Los Angeles Area