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Lefteris in Mount Kisco

Are we sure they are related? I have never been to the Tarrytown location but I've been back to the Mount Kisco Lefteris twice. I brought guests from out of town and we had a wonderful evening, great service (I agree with the can be attentive to the point of pushy- but I think this is because a lot of dinners are headed to movies, have young kids, etc). Everyone agreed the food is great, especially for the price. I do have to say, I decided to get a shrimp kebab and the shrimp were not that flavorful but honestly, what was I doing straying beyond the dependable soups and gyros. I just can't believe that it's connected to a place that serves some of the "worst Greek food" ever. I think this compares to Greek food I had in greece at similar places (loud, crazy, full of families)

I only have 2.5 days and I'm afraid I might just have to eat everything

Thanks The Eater. Yeah, a lot of those nightlife selections were chose for music reasons but it's good to know about the other places. I am a beer person and will be heading out to the Ginger Man. I think Habanero is off the list, no one seems impressed.

Around the New York tri-state area, some AMC theatres are trying to introduce dine in movies. I have a feeling the experience at the Alamo will be much more special and I think that for someone not used to the heat, a midafternoon/ earling evening movie to take a break from all the eating and bat watching and campus touring might just be the thing. Thanks for the recs!

Mar 31, 2011
Zhuuls in Austin

I only have 2.5 days and I'm afraid I might just have to eat everything

Wow, you folks are amazing. You've given me so much to debate. I'm definitely not trying to skip the Tex Mex so will be sure to work those in there. And I'm glad to hear about some of the other BBQ alternatives to Salt Lick. I'll be sure to report back!

Mar 25, 2011
Zhuuls in Austin

I only have 2.5 days and I'm afraid I might just have to eat everything

I'm headed to Austin the first weekend in April with bf. This will be my very first time south of the Washington DC. I can't even tell you how excited I am.

I've lived in and around New York City and Montreal my entire life. I want to learn about your city via my food and to eat something that I will miss back up north. I'm steering away from french, italian, chinese, japanese. Also, traveling on a student budget means I'm trying to keep meals very cheap...lunch around $10, dinners in the 20-25$ range (before alcohol). Also, bf doesn’t eat beef, so anywhere that’s beef and no other options is a no go. (I, on the other hand, plan on eating A LOT of burgers and brisket and beef tacos) So true austinites....will you guide my decision making?

So far, plan on driving out to Salt Lick one afternoon/early evening. Might try to stop at one of the local vineyards on the way there or back. Good idea?

Here's a list I've compiled from yelp/ other chowhound posts/ word of mouth from people living in Austin. I'd love any thoughts you have.

Sit down:
-headed out to Salt Licks
casino el camino (I’ve heard really mixed things…)
Moonshine Grill
Habanero Café
Nubian queen lola’s Cajun soul food
koriente
casa-colombia
sao paulos

Food truck/stand/trailer:
Ugly Banjos
Flying Falafel and Po Boys
The Jalopy rotisserie and press
Lucky J’s Chicken and Waffles
Coreanos
Along came a slider
Chi’lantro
Lucky’s puccias (I know I said I was aiming away from Italian but this truck just looks quite unique!)

Something sweet to get the tourist energy up:
-sugar mamas bake shop
hey cupcake
cutie pie wagon

To drink and be merry:
Maggie Mays
Emo’s
Continental club
Saxon pub
Black sheep lodge
Opa! Coffee and wine bar

Is the food at the Alamo Drafthouse worth it?
Also, any breakfast/brunch recommendations out by Barton Springs on a Sunday?

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Casino El Camino
517 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
600 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701

Habanero Mexican Cafe
501 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

Sao Paulo's Restaurante
2809 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

Koriente Restaurant
621 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

Nubian Queen Lola Cajun Soulfood Kitchen
1815 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Casa Colombia
1614 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Salt Lick Restaurant
18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

Mar 24, 2011
Zhuuls in Austin

What's the best thing to put ketchup on?

White rice and cucumbers and heinz ketchup. Before you call me crazy....just try it.

Mar 24, 2011
Zhuuls in General Topics

Is Frankies 17 the best restaurant in NYC?

I'm a Frankies fan, that meatball sandwich IS delicious. And there is just something about eating there that is so relaxed while still having that specialness of going out to eat- I'm looking for similar places to treat a boyfriend, any thoughts?

Nov 07, 2010
Zhuuls in Manhattan

Fun Place to Get dinner to thank friends? (Uptown: Upper West Side, Morningside, Harlem, etc)

I'm moving just south of morningside park, and want to treat friends who help me move into the 5th floor walk up to a fun dinner and drinks. We're all 20somethings, looking for a lively place, main plates somewhere in the $20-30 range (or if something cheaper is much more delicious and a fun environment, that works!) Dinosaur BBQ http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/ was recommended to me. Any other thoughts? (If you know something great outside of those neighborhoods, willing to travel!

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
777 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

Aug 05, 2010
Zhuuls in Manhattan

Cape Gooseberry in Westchester/Eastern CT?

My friend really likes them and I'd like to bring her some when visiting! Has anyone ever seen cape gooseberries in the area? (they're those little orange fruits the size and shape of a cherry tomato that come in a dry brown leaf sheath of sorts)

Or, does anyone know of any grocers/ farms that carry somewhat exotic produce?

Restaurant Openings - 2010

I passed a new BYOW Italian place on Duluth called Spaggio's. From looking at the menu and peering inside it looks like a lot of food for very little money-- most expensive pasta was $17 and most pizza's in the $13. Wonder if anyone's heard anything about it?

May 29, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bottega - Review

I was there yesterday with friends. Everyone got their own appetizers and shared a pizza and a calzone. The pizza was good-- not great but I think for $15 it's just fine, the crust is the best part! But my favorite of the meal was my meatball for an appetizer, it was so tender and filled with taste. Definitely try the meatball

May 22, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Graduation Dinner Help!

Dont worry cherylmtl, spaghetti factory was a terrible mistake the original poster and I made together based off a someone elses recommendation...

for anyone reading this for their own dining decisions, don't eat there, the suggestion is a joke. Fellow students, it's not worth the cheap price!

May 22, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Graduation Dinner Help!

Maybe some place carb based? Like the Spaghetti Factory!

May 20, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Narcisse- Any thoughts?

I've been trying to find out about Narcisse in Old Montreal, it looks so nice but I read some not so nice things about the food being less than great....does anyone have anything to share about an experience?

May 17, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Places to read

Salon B, but I think it's closed temporarily

http://www.salonb.ca/

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Salon B Traiteur
4231 St B, Montreal, QC H2Y, CA

May 05, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Any resto suggestion for a Sunday Lunch in Montreal with a group of friends?

There are a lot of lunch threads you can check out, like this one, but not necessarily just downtown

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7016...

Apr 25, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Openings - 2010

I gave the wrong address! So sorry. It's close to Caprice, across from that club Cafe Campus and the little Marche, at coloniale I think? (I never pay attention to streets in that area, I just go by landmarks)

Apr 21, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Any recent Justine comments ?

I really want to check out Bistro Justine with friends, I'm a student, it's just my price range!

But what is the difference between bistro justine a vin, bistro justine, and le terrasse? Is le terrasse just the outdoor part of the main bistro? Is one more casual than the other? The dishes seem similar, is there any difference in the types of foods offered?

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Bistro Justine
1268 Av Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V1K6, CA

Apr 18, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Eating good, for less dough

And just to add to that...creative places to drink and gather as well!

Has anyone been to this resto-bar BOND lounge grill, that is themed on well...bond movies?
http://www.bondloungegrill.com/

Apr 16, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best lunch specials?

I just looked this up and this just sounds too good to be true...will you tell us more?

Apr 16, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best lunch specials?

The Mazurka lunch is super cheap....and super potatoe-y and cheesy

A friend and his picky father said great things about the lunch special at this place on St Laurent right below Prince Arthur, Papas tapas...corny name, and decor wise it looks really overdone (and somewhat tacky in my opinion) like most of those restaurants around that area, but I've been scolded for judging this book by it's cover. I'll report back if I ever figure out how much lunch is

If you're looking to grab a nice little meal in a cafe setting, Cafeo on st dennis near rachel serves daily lunch specials that are great value...I got a cubano sandwich with chicken spiced quite nice, with good fries and a salad and coffee all for a little over 10$, it was so much food that I had to take half the sandwich and salad with me

La Passe Compose on Roy and Mentana: this is my favorite brunch/lunch place. http://www.passecomposerestaurant.com/

The lunch prices look more expensive online: if you go for brunch on the weekend, specials include things like the filet de boeuf tartine with carmelized onions, spinach, and wasabi sauce for around $12 (what I had last time...delicious!

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Cafeo
4177 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M7, CA

Apr 16, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Openings - 2010

Saporoso!

Saporoso is a new market cafe/ gourmet italian deli on Prince Arthur Cobblestones at the corner of St-Urbain. They serve a variety of coffees, pastas, sandwiches, pizzas and daily items

I went with two friends for brunch/lunch.

I got the salad of the day, which was a salmon filet on mixed green salads. The balsamic dressing was perfect- not to strong but still interesting. Slices of fresh tomatoes made up for all the bad mid-winter produce I've been encountering in my own grocery shopping. Salmon was also good, simple, a tiny bit overcooked. It came with a lentil soup with chunks of zucchini. My meal was around $12

One friend got the pasta of the day, tiny raviolis in a tomato-sausage sauce. Can't remember the specifics but tried a forkful and her meal was definitely my favorite. Also somewhere in the $10-12 range

The other friend got a breakfast dish: some sort of bun, sliced in half and toasted, with pancetta on one half and egg and cheese on the other...again I don't remember the exact details of this dish but I remember it being quite good. Came with coffee and was around $10

Plus, the whole place seems to be run by one family plus friends, all very friendly. The place is small, and currently they have very limited seating, most table settings are just for 2. I believe they are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner(?)

I recommend checking it out

Apr 16, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Eating good, for less dough

I'm a student on a mission with a friend to eat the best we can for the cheapest we can around Montreal for the next month, both of us have a lot of time to blow: send us to any late night seating that's a great deal, any far off place, any hard to find hole in the wall

I'm curious to try the Lemeac 10pm seating for $22, the fixed lunch at Pinxto. I also know some have expressed that they feel that these deals just don't accurately reflect the quality of the restaurant (I'm sure it's still better than what I'm usually eating when I go out).

Also, I've been told that theres some bistro out near guy that does a $10 mid-week lunch? Does anyone know anything about this, I can't remember the name

Additionally, what do people think of Kitchen Galerie in May? I know everything is seasonal...is it a good time?

And finally- if anyone knows where to find a decent taco, please do share

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Kitchen Galerie
60 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montreal, QC H2R1S5, CA

Apr 16, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

A Challenge for Chowhound: How to feed my family of 10 and show off Montreal?

I was thinking Les infideles, does anyone know if it's big enough? Or Lemeac?

Apr 16, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Lunch in western Fairfield County?

I'm moving back post-university and will be working in the Danbury area. Just want to know
1. Where do you go for casual lunch? On a weekday? On a weekend? For something quick? For something special?
2. What's a reasonable price to expect to pay for lunch in Westchester?
3. Do you order in to the office? From where? As an individual? As groups? How much?

Any cuisine, any type of eating setting (sitting down to counter ordering to food truck, anything)

Apr 16, 2010
Zhuuls in Southern New England

Food Inc.

oops, sorry for my sloppy reading!

Apr 16, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Every day lunch in Northern Westchester/ Western CT/ or Southern Putnam

I'm moving back to Northern Westchester post-university, and will be working in the area. Just want to know
1. Where do you go for casual lunch? On a weekday? On a weekend? For something quick? For something special?
2. What's a reasonable price to expect to pay for lunch in Westchester?
3. Do you order in to the office? From where? As an individual? As groups? How much?

I'm mostly familiar with Yorktown and Mount Kisco although I'm sure I'm missing things there, really anywhere including and north of Armonk, including and south of Cold Springs or Lake Carmel, anywhere including and East of Danbury?

Any cuisine, any type of eating setting (sitting down to counter ordering to food truck, anything)

Are there decent farmer's markets in Westchester?

Hi, I'm from Somers, Northern Westchester...lots of good places have been mentioned but I know us Northern westchesters often feel isolated from all the good stuff going on down county.

very quickly: Muscoot Farm just started up a little farmer's market. I went last summer and had great berries, pickles, and fresh made salad dressings

http://muscootfarm.org/farmersmarket.htm

I'm trying to get my family into CSA's. I can't personally endorse any of these but one I'm considering is Ryder Farm in Danbury

http://ryderfarmorganic.com/_wsn/page...

you can also search via zip code here:
http://www.localharvest.org/csa/

If you're thinking of coming back to northern westchester, make sure to post a similar CSA question on the CT/Fairfield county boards, often crossing into CT is faster than going down county

good luck!

Food Around Somers and Mahopac?

if you're looking for sandwiches? Edwin's in yorktown is very dependable deli, lots of food for a good price.

Portofino is the name of the Golden's Bridge pizza place, much better than Pepino's in my opinion

In Somers town center, there is a little cafe...it used to be an independent cafe Stomping Grounds that had some good sandwiches but were constantly running out of items for some reason. Now it's Tazza or something? Part of some chain started in Pleasantville or Millwood? I haven't tried it yet, what do people think?

I find that there are a suprising number of little small places to eat in somers, but the turn over rate for anything that isn't pizza or chinese is crazy.

Does anyone remember that place Ideas Sushi? Or some shop in the LIncolndale Center near the Superdeli next to Julie's nails called Saratoga, or something like that?

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Portofino
2024 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040

A Challenge for Chowhound: How to feed my family of 10 and show off Montreal?

Thank you for your input everyone! I've wanted to check out robin de bois for quite awhile. I know this is sacrilegious to some, but I'm not crazy about pizzeria napoletana. Also, a good alternative to Restaurant Beijing (a cheaper, crazier alternative...the table cloths are layers of white garbage bags) is Maison VIP on clark in china town. So much food, so cheap, such unhealthily delicious chicken dishes. I don't think Chinatown's the atmosphere I'm going for this time though

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Restaurant Beijing
92 De La Gauchetiere, Montreal, QC H2X2W1, CA

Apr 14, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Food Inc.

just google CSA (community supported agriculture) and you'll find a ton of links, ones that review specific farms and break down costs....I've seen a lot for ontario but I'm sure they're out there for Quebec as well
...you didn't happen to watch this film in a classroom setting today, did you?

Apr 14, 2010
Zhuuls in Quebec (inc. Montreal)