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Moderate but good Savannah restaurants

I'll be in Savannah for a conference later this week, and I'd like some suggestions for dinner options where a couple can eat for around $100 - including drinks. Some of the fine restaurants mentioned on this board look great but would well exceed my modest academic's budget. Garibaldi's looks like a possibility, but Local 11 Ten and Noble Fare, for example, look out of my reach. Any thoughts on creative and interesting places that won't break the bank would be appreciated. By the way, I've been to Pink House, and in a city with so much to offer, I'd rather not repeat. Thanks.

Apr 01, 2013
Profsuzy in Southeast

Vienna - Eating near Praterstern

Thanks for the information, Sturmi. I will definitely try the Schone Perle - that looks great. The Vincent seems too upscale for us. By the way, I'm wondering what "BoBo style" means.

Thanks for your encouragment regarding the menu. I speak several languages (but unfortunately not German), so I'm unaccustomed to being completely illiterate when I travel. It will be a challenge.

May 19, 2012
Profsuzy in Europe

Vienna - Eating near Praterstern

My husband and I are leaving in a few days for Vienna and Prague. We were supposed to be meeting friends there who are very familiar with Vienna, so I haven't done any research - thinking we'd be in their capable hands. Well, they've had to cancel their plans due to family emergency, so we're on our own. I know there are many postings on recommended restaurants in Vienna, but I'd specifically like to know if anyone can recommend good restaurants (not too fancy - we're not bringing elegant clothes) near Praterstern. We're renting an apartment nearby, and it would be great to be able to walk to and from dinner in the evening. The only restaurant I've been able to identify in that area is Tempel, but it seems they only have a German menu, and neither of us speak German (I know, we're screwed). Any help would be appreciated.

May 18, 2012
Profsuzy in Europe

Special, but casual dinner in Prague

Thanks for the recommendation. Is the Lokal you recommend the Lokal Inn (hotel and restaurant)? I can't find a menu online, but I'll put it on my list based on your recommendation. By the way, I found a review online of the Lokal in Old Town (I assume they're related), and the review said that they didn't have a menu in English. Given that my Czech is a little rusty (i.e. non-existent), is that true of this Lokal in Mala Strana? Thanks again.

May 16, 2012
Profsuzy in Europe

Special, but casual dinner in Prague

My husband and I will be spending 3 nights in Prague in about 10 days, and I'd love some recommendations for places for dinner - especially for a week from Saturday which will be my birthday. We love food - good food - but we're only bringing casual clothes, so we need somplace that's not super formal. I'd also love to know if there are any great restaurants in Prague that are non-smoking. I really don't think I could enjoy my food in a smoke-filled room. We're staying in Mala Strana, if that makes a difference. One other question - my husband loves beer, so we'll no doubt visit some beer-halls or pubs, but I don't drink beer. Will your typical Prague pub also serve wine? Thanks for any Prague wisdom out there.

May 15, 2012
Profsuzy in Europe

Sunday night dinner in Avignon

Thanks boredough - I'll likely email them a couple of weeks in advance, especially since so many places are closed on Sunday evening. Thanks for all your help.

Mar 22, 2011
Profsuzy in France

Sunday night dinner in Avignon

I have no idea what you are talking about - have at least a shirt? Who ever said anything about a shirt? The question was whether a jacket and tie was needed for any of these restaurants. FWIW, I have no idea what walkins is.

Mar 22, 2011
Profsuzy in France

Sunday night dinner in Avignon

Thanks to all for your suggestions. To answer your questions, souvenir, we'll be staying in a bed and breakfast in Avignon, and in hotels the other nights. We're definitely not camping. But my husband wants nothing to do with a jacket and/or tie on this trip, and I assume that such formal attire wouldn't be expected in Provence. I can certainly bring casual skirts or dresses, and he can bring wrinkle-resistant khakis - I hope that will be acceptable.
I've only been to Provence once, 20 years ago, and I was wandering around on my own and traveling on the cheap. Things are better now, but we are not looking for the starched linen kind of restaurant, but rather a more informal, even rustic atmosphere. L'Essential looks very nice, but since it's closed Sunday, it's probably out - unless I give up Fourchette, and I'd rather not. Hiely looks lovely, and I know it gets great reviews, but it does look more formal. Le Moutardier might be the ticket for us, especially if it's a nice night. Are reservations always necessary? We're talking about a Sunday night in mid-June. Thanks all!

Mar 22, 2011
Profsuzy in France

Sunday night dinner in Avignon

I'm looking for a recommendation for an excellent, but casual restaurant for our first meal in Provence. We will be arriving from Paris on a Sunday afternoon in June, staying 2 nights in Avignon (without car), then heading off by bike to explore the area. We'll probably eat at La Fourchette on Monday night, but I would love some recommendations for a restaurant open on Sunday night. Given the nature of the rest of our trip (cycling) we will not be bringing any elegant clothing, so we need places that can accept casual attire. We also prefer a casual atmosphere. Outdoor dining would be lovely. Any suggestions?

By the way, does anyone know the website for La Fourchette. A google search comes up blank.
Thanks!

Mar 19, 2011
Profsuzy in France

Advice for fun Tuesday night dinner - East 40s or 50s

I need a little help choosing a restaurant for a dinner for 6 - my sisters and their husbands are meeting us for my husband's birthday this Tuesday. We're driving to NYC from PA, so by the time we get to our hotel (at 50th & Lex), we're not going to want to go too far for dinner. So I'm looking for a fun place within, say, 10 blocks. Budget is something of an issue for 1 couple, so I'd like to keep the cost to no more than $150-200 per couple total (wine, tax, tip). I've done some searching on Chowhound, and so far, I've identified La Mangeoire and Luna Piena as possibilities. Italian, French or American food would appeal to all (Asian not a favorite of one brother-in-law). If anyone has any other suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

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Luna Piena
243 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022

La Mangeoire
1008 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Jan 02, 2011
Profsuzy in Manhattan

Wine glasses and granite counters

Thanks to both of you for your suggestions. I've placed an order for both the SZ Forte glasses (unfortunately backordered on Amazon) and for the Arc "Chef & Sommelier" glasses made with the Kwarx technology. We'll see which one has a nicer feel, combined with toughness. I'll report back once I've seen both. Again, thanks for the help.

Nov 15, 2009
Profsuzy in Wine

Wine glasses and granite counters

My husband just hinted to me that he'd like some nice Riedel wine glasses for Christmas. I must admit that I'm hesitant, mostly because we go through wine glasses awfully fast in our new house with granite counters. I've read a few posts from readers who have the Schott Zwiesel glasses made with the "Tritan" glass. These are supposed to be sturdier than the Riedel, which as someone put it, break if you breathe too hard on them. Can anyone tell me if the Schott Zwiesel glasses qualify as quality wine glasses? Are the rims nice and thin? Do they feel good in the hand? I live in the boondocks. so I'll have to order them sight unseen over the net. If anyone has other suggestions for wine glasses that are elegant yet don't break when the touch granite, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Nov 14, 2009
Profsuzy in Wine