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Lunch in Palm Springs or Palm Desert without our kids!!!

My husband and I have been given a chance to spend the day without our kids and want to treat ourselves to a great lunch. Any recommendations on a place where we might not normally take our kids. Good beer and wine list would be a plus! We live in the Imperial Valley and are willing to head as far west as Palm Springs. Places in Palm Desert or La Quinta would be great, too. Thanks

Sep 23, 2013
bhop89 in California

Monterey for a Week-Markets

Thanks for the reply; we will check out both. BTW: do you have a blog? Your name looks familiar...Yuma?

Jul 30, 2012
bhop89 in California

Monterey for a Week-Markets

My husband, 18 month-old daughter, and I are lucky enough to have a house in Monterey for a week starting August 4th. I have been reading all of the great restaurant recs and would like to know if there are any markets where we can pick up some local seafood and do a little cooking of our own.

Also, a few places I have found on the boards that we plan on trying are:

Carmel Belle
Vivolo's Chowder House

Any other can't miss places? We want places that will welcome our daughter since I'm a former server/bartender who wants to be considerate of the establishment's expectations.

Thanks for your help!

Jul 30, 2012
bhop89 in California

First Anniversary Dinner in Downtown Portland

My husband and I will be in Portland Sunday night to catch a flight back to San Diego Monday. We are really looking forward to spending our first anniversary downtown! We are casual people who enjoy really great food. Any suggestions?

Jun 17, 2011
bhop89 in Metro Portland

Headed to Island Prime-suggestions?

My fiancee and I made reservations for dinner at Island Prime and have never been there. I've heard the view is amazing which is the main reason for going there, but we would like to have a good meal. Any suggestions?

Island Prime
880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Mar 21, 2010
bhop89 in San Diego

Point Loma Seafoods or Hudson Bay Seafood in SD - which would you pick?

I agree with Point Loma Seafood being the choice. I'm also with Beach Chick on ordering the scallop sandwich. You won't be disappointed. The people there are very helpful, too. Another reason I visit every chance I get. They offer (even when they're busy) to pack your seafood in ice and honest with recommendations.

Jan 24, 2010
bhop89 in San Diego

Charleston, SC Bday dinner. Where to go?

Thanks for your recommendations. It looks like we are headed to McCrady's for sure!

Dec 09, 2009
bhop89 in Southeast

Charleston, SC Bday dinner. Where to go?

I'm taking my sister to Charleston after Christmas to celebrate her belated birthday. I live in California, and she lives in SC. The last time we went to Charleston we went to Magnolia's and Cru Cafe. We had a great time that weekend. I would love to treat her to a GREAT dinner, but I'm not sure where we should go. We are both cooks and love a casual feel, but I'm willing to spend high, medium, or low to give my sister a great birthday dinner. Thanks for your help.

Dec 06, 2009
bhop89 in Southeast