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Moving from NYC to Silver Spring

Thanks for the recs! I hope you like the area. We've lived in NYC the past 2 1/2 years. Always tough to pack up and leave, but we're looking forward to exploring.

Moving from NYC to Silver Spring

Thanks everyone! Can't wait to try all these places.

Moving from NYC to Silver Spring

Also, we're mildly obsessed about Peruvian chicken joints (we live down the street from one here). Happy to hear we're moving to a place that has many! My husband will be pleased to know that.

Moving from NYC to Silver Spring

Thanks Dennis! Your post rocked. This will be a very helpful start for us. We're a big fan of the hole-in-the-wall type places. Currently, our neighborhood in Queens is home to a ton of wonderful ones (Mexican, Columbian, Ecuadorian etc.). Even though I may shed a tear leaving our favorite joints here, I'm looking forward to exploring the Maryland/DC food scene.

I'll be sure to check out your other posts, as you obviously care about food like we do. Are there any web sites or DC food blogs I should become familiar with (beyond Chowhound of course)?

Best, Jen

Moving from NYC to Silver Spring

Hi All,

My husband and I are moving from NYC to Silver Spring, Maryland (Indian Park Terrace neighborhood north of downtown Silver Spring) here in August. We both love food and love to cook.

What can you tell me about the restaurant scene in Silver Spring and surrounding neighborhoods?
Are there any "must eat" places in the area?
Any places that deliver?
any grocery stores nearby that are better than others for picking up stuff to cook at home?

We're also looking for some good pizza that I can have delivered on moving day.

Any and all advice to help build a list of places to try is appreciated, as we know nothing about the area (and neighborhoods nearby).Of course we'll explore DC as well, but I'm hoping to get a grasp of our immediate area first.

Thanks!
Jen

Dinner for Large Group UWS

We're looking for a fun place to have dinner for a group (around 25 people). Any suggestions?

Oct 13, 2009
JenEvans86 in Manhattan

Suggestions for wedding rehearsal dinner for 25 people

I think we'll be checking out The Grocery!I've heard wonderful things about the place, but I haven't been yet. Thanks for reminding me, we'll check it out soon and I'll report back :-)

Best, Jen

Sep 24, 2009
JenEvans86 in Manhattan

Guava pastry - Sunnyside/Woodside, Queens

Where can I find the best Guava pastry in Sunnyside/Woodside, Queens?

Thanks!
Jen

Sep 23, 2009
JenEvans86 in Outer Boroughs

Suggestions for wedding rehearsal dinner for 25 people

My fiance and I are getting married in NYC next May in a small, lowkey wedding (think rustic garden party).

I'm looking for a fun place to have our rehearsal dinner for around 25 people (our ceremony is at the Cherry Hill Fountain in Central Park and our reception is at the stable/garden at Frankies Spuntinos in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn).

Any suggestions? Our wedding party is mostly in their mid 20's, so it's a young, energetic crowd. We're open to anything from Mexican to thai to BBQ (it need not be super fancy locations, just good food/atmosphere). Most of our guests will be staying at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, but we'll be up on the UWS for the actual rehearsing part.

Thanks!
Jen

Sep 22, 2009
JenEvans86 in Outer Boroughs

Suggestions for wedding rehearsal dinner for 25 people

My fiance and I are getting married in NYC next May in a small, lowkey wedding (think rustic garden party).

I'm looking for a fun place to have our rehearsal dinner for around 25 people (our ceremony is at the Cherry Hill Fountain in Central Park and our reception is at the stable/garden at Frankies Spuntinos in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn).

Any suggestions? Our wedding party is mostly in their mid 20's, so it's a young crowd. We're open to anything from Mexican to thai to BBQ (it need not be super fancy locations, just good food/atmosphere). Most of our guests will be staying at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, but we'll be up on the UWS for the actual rehearsing part.

Thanks!
Jen

Sep 22, 2009
JenEvans86 in Manhattan

Best Restaurants/Grocery Stores near W119th and Morningside Ave

My friend is moving to 119th and Morningside Ave on the UWS. She's having trouble finding the best places to eat and grocery shop. I was hoping you can lend a hand!

Thanks,
Jen

Sep 22, 2009
JenEvans86 in Manhattan

Best Pizza/Italian in Sunnyside/Woodside

thanks for the suggestions everyone!

Sep 04, 2009
JenEvans86 in Outer Boroughs

Best Pizza/Italian in Sunnyside/Woodside

Do most Woodside restaurants deliver to Sunnyside as well?

Our address is technically Woodside (44th street b/w 48th ave and 50th ave), though we're closer to Sunnyside (we must just be on the border).

Sep 01, 2009
JenEvans86 in Outer Boroughs

Best Pizza/Italian in Sunnyside/Woodside

Unfortunately, no car. Just my trusty Metro Card. So delivery or somewhere I can swing by off the 7 train.

Sep 01, 2009
JenEvans86 in Outer Boroughs

Best Pizza/Italian in Sunnyside/Woodside

Just moved to the area (just south of 46th street stop). I can't seem to find many positive reviews for Pizza/Italian in the area. Any suggestions when a pizza/pasta craving hits? Thanks!

Sep 01, 2009
JenEvans86 in Outer Boroughs

New to Sunnyside, Queens - Where to eat/shop?

Thank you! That's helpful info. I'm looking forward to moving to the area. Feels more "neighborhoody" than our current area in Brooklyn.

Aug 24, 2009
JenEvans86 in Outer Boroughs

New to Sunnyside, Queens - Where to eat/shop?

Great suggestions and link to your thread! Already looking forward to exploring the eats nearby (we're moving from South Park Slope in Brooklyn). Any recommendations for a good coffeeshop/breakfast?

Aug 22, 2009
JenEvans86 in Outer Boroughs

New to Sunnyside, Queens - Where to eat/shop?

My fiance and I are set to move to Sunnyside, Queens here next week (just off the 46th 7 train stop). Any suggestions of where to eat? best take out/delivery? grocery stores? bars? late night dining? brunch? healthy eats? etc...

We'll take all the help we can get! Still need to figure out where drug stores/pet stores/gyms/aundromats are too, blech.

Aug 22, 2009
JenEvans86 in Outer Boroughs