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2 weeknight stay in October

Sorry for the lack of detail. 2 people. The price range sounds about right. The only restaurant we've eaten at in DC is a small Irish pub/restaurant not far from the Embassy Suites Crystal City, where we stayed on our last visit. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name.

We like a lot of different kinds of food, but I'm not much for Thai or Viet Namese etc.

One place we found online is Ray's the Steaks. A good steakhouse is one possibility. I don't know anything about Ray's other than some reviews I found on Chow.

She might have a glass of wine. I'm not much of a drinker.

2 weeknight stay in October

We're going to be making our 2nd trip to DC (ever for me) in October. We'll be staying on weeknights. I'm looking for suggestions for lunch in DC (we'll be taking one of the trolley tours during the days, and would like to find something close to their route) and for dinner. We're coming in by train, so we won't be driving anywhere. We used the Metro last trip, and will also be using it this trip, obviously. We're staying in Arlington.

For one dinner, we're willing to go as high as $150 to $175 (including tip etc) so I'm hoping someone has suggestions that would fit that price range. Thanks in advance.

Williamsburg - the Sequel

Thanks for all the info! A couple of questions if you don't mind.

Where would you go for good breakfast? The other half is the bagels-for-breakfast type, tho she does eat bacon and eggs etc., and I'm more the bacon and eggs or sausage gravy and biscuits type (I'm originally from AL, so I come by that naturally) And if it matters, I prefer the crumbled up patty sausage in the gravy and not the cut up links version some places here offer.

Also, are the prices at all of your suggested places comparable to the Fat Canary, for example? We're considering a "fine dining" dinner on one night, as part of the reason for the trip will be to celebrate the other half's birthday, but are also looking for places that are just a little cheaper, if possible. Thanks again!

Oct 08, 2012
CDjockey in Mid-Atlantic

Williamsburg - the Sequel

I know Williamsburg has been covered on the board before, but the latest thread is several months old. So, I thought I'd ask and get updated suggestions. Where in Williamsburg should my other half and I go to eat during an upcoming weekend trip? No kids involved, but we don't have to exclude family friendly places.

Also, are there any places we definitely should not consider?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
Glenn
Kill Devil Hills NC

Oct 08, 2012
CDjockey in Mid-Atlantic

Roadtrip OBX, NC to Anniston AL, taking US 64, I-95 and I-20

Outbound to AL on a Monday night, and Tuesday. Inbound on a Sunday,. Excellent question, should have thought about putting that in.

Nov 04, 2011
CDjockey in Southeast

Best eggnog available in northeastern NC?

I'm looking for opinions on which company makes the best eggnog that is available in northeastern NC, especially the Outer Banks.

I hear lots of great things about Hood eggnog. The local Food Lions carry Hood eggnog, but only the sugar cookie "version", and they tell me they can't special order any other "versions" of Hood's eggnog. So, I'm left with store brands (Harris Teeter and Food Lion are the only 2 grocery chains, and Wal Mart is supposed to be expanding their food selections, but that won't happen before the end of this year) and a few others.

Nov 03, 2011
CDjockey in Southeast

Roadtrip OBX, NC to Anniston AL, taking US 64, I-95 and I-20

SweetPhyl and I will be doing our annual trip home to northern Alabama to see my side of the family in December. We usually hit the Cracker Barrels along the route from the Outer Banks to the homestead, but are thinking of trying some local flavor along the way. Any suggestions welcome, meat and 3, bbq, whatever, as long as they are not in the downtown ATL area (way too much traffic etc for me, tho we have been to the Varsity and are considering hitting it again) and are pretty much at or very close to an interstate exit. The drive takes over 14 hours, and even though we'll be doing the ougoing trip in 2 legs, we don't really want to take too much time diverting from our route, if at all possible. Thanks in adavance

Nov 03, 2011
CDjockey in Southeast

New York style deli in the Huntsville area?

I'm an Alabama native, moved to the OBX about 10 years ago. Lived in the north Alabama area for 21 years before moving here. Love BBQ in Alabama, (including the white sauce at Big Bob Gibson's, and the red stuff at Dreamland). I just can't get used to this eastern NC stuff.

Oct 29, 2009
CDjockey in Central South

New York style deli in the Huntsville area?

Outer Banks of NC, you?

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Outer Banks
7734 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23505

Oct 29, 2009
CDjockey in Central South

New York style deli in the Huntsville area?

I'll be spending a week in north Alabama soon, with visits to Huntsville, Arab and other locations. I'm wondering if anyone can suggest an authentic New York style deli in that general area?

We were watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives the other night and saw a deli in Houston, and that's what made us wonder fi anything similar was in the Huntsville area. To get a look at what we're looking for, check out http://www.kennyandziggys.com/

Thanks.

Oct 28, 2009
CDjockey in Central South

Southern Hot Dog Quest (SHDQ)

I noticed the mention of Sneaky Pete's. I looked up their website http://www.sneakypeteshotdogs.com/ and the sauce they display is dark, possibly brown? My family used to stop at Sneaky Pete's somewhere in the Birmingham area many moons ago when we were on road trips to visit family (we lived in SC, and then GA at the time) and the sauce I THINK I remember was more of a yellow. Does anyone remember such a sauce at SP's, say 20 + years ago? And in any case, can anyone tell me what was in that sauce?

dumb restaurant names [Moved from Ontario Board]

the Midas Burger, in Arab AL. Their specialty is fried boneless chicken breasts, in buckets and on sandwiches. Arab got it's name as a result of a Postal Service typo.

Jul 26, 2009
CDjockey in Not About Food

Best and worst on the Outer Banks

We haven't been to Meridian 42 in a couple of years. When we went, the food was good. One interesting note, the restaurant says it's name refers to the Mediterranean style food they serve, and that both the OBX and the Med are on the 42nd meridian......except that meridians on maps, etc run north to south, not east to west...

Feb 05, 2008
CDjockey in Southeast

Good Grocery/Seafood on 158 to Duck NC

The local papers are reporting that Basnight's could be reopened as early as the end of this month (August). I'm looking forward to finding out what the inside of the new place looks like.

CDjockey

Best and worst on the Outer Banks

We had a good meal a couple of nights ago at the Kill Devil Grill, MP 9.5 or so on the beach road. Fried Green Tomato appetizer, wings and shrimp for dinner. And I had sweet tea (Alton Brown and I agree about sweet tea), which is not very common at restaurants here.

Also wanted to mention that the local papers are reporting that Basnights may be reopened as early as the end of this month (August). It should be interesting to see what the new place looks like inside.

CDjockey

Aug 21, 2007
CDjockey in Southeast

Good Grocery/Seafood on 158 to Duck NC

Don't forget Baldie's burgers and ice cream in Duck for lunch. They say they'll even be open during the off season, with chili and soups being added to their menu.

CDjockey

Best and worst on the Outer Banks

What I'd like to know is, where can I get the best, thickest REAL chocolate milk shake on the OBX? I don't care if it's ice cream or chocolate custard, I just want to avoid the soft serve machine-dispensed stuff.

And, why is it that the Dairy Queens here are the only ones I've ever seen that don't serve burgers? It's just weird, is what it is lol

Thanks
Glenn
OBX local since 1/99

Jul 21, 2007
CDjockey in Southeast