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Restaurant Week 2012

I've made reservations at Nobuo for RW, never been before, so DH & I are quite excited.

Sep 06, 2012
jraja in Phoenix

Who has a good selection of Talenti gelato?

I normally buy Talenti gelatos at the sprouts on cactus & tatum, they seem to have a wide selection. I'll take a look what they have this weekend and let you know.

Jun 22, 2012
jraja in Phoenix

Who has a good selection of Talenti gelato?

sprouts has a good selection of talenti gelatos. I get mine from there all the time, the pistachio and blood orange are really good.

Jun 09, 2012
jraja in Phoenix

1st Anniversary Dinner, Need Some Tips

how was the dinner at t cooks?

Aug 28, 2010
jraja in Phoenix

1st Anniversary Dinner, Need Some Tips

Elements also has a 3 course menu for $36...and half off wine if you go after 8pm, between Sunday & Thursday.

Aug 25, 2010
jraja in Phoenix

SFO & Napa Trip..please help

Thanks for all of the suggestions, I've reworked our plan:
sat brunch: fat lady - after landing at Oakland airport and than to Fort Point/Chrissy Field
ice cream at bi rite creamery
than visit & dinner with family
drive to vallejo
sun brunch: boon fly cafe
early dinner at bottega- wander around Yountville after dinner
mon bfast at freemont diner
picnic lunch from oxbow market or oakville grocery
mon dinner-drinks at bounty hunter, tapas at zuzu, and dessert at Ubuntu
tues bfast at Bouchon
lunch near the Oakland airport
We are also going to be going to the spa on Monday morning, at the Golden haven for a mud bath & massage.
now moving onto the wineries. I prefer big, bold, reds- cabernets or crisp whites.
So far we are planning on going to, in no particular order, Domaine, Mumm, Cakebread, Coppola, Castello Di Amorosa, Sterling- tram ride, and Frank Family. I'd like to go to Artessa, Peju, Beringer, Kuleto Estate, Frog's Leap, St. Supery, Regusci, Hall, and Shramsberg. Obviously, there's way too many wineries for the time that we have. Which ones should I go to?

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Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

Kuleto's
221 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Bouchon
6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

Apr 17, 2010
jraja in San Francisco Bay Area

SFO & Napa Trip..please help

thanks for the options...I'm going to rework the itinerary I had, and use some of the options listed. I'll go to Cindy's instead of Taylor Refreshers. We pricelined the hotel for the first night, which is why we are staying in Vallejo. We than got a package deal for the Meritage for the other 2 nights.
What's near golden gate bridge to eat or even Oakland airport. As we will be coming in from OAK to san francisco to see the golden gate bridge and fisherman wharf, depending on time. our flight gets in at 9:30 am. so any breakfast or brunch options would be great.
thanks for all of the advice

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Meritage Restaurant
165 West Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Apr 13, 2010
jraja in San Francisco Bay Area

SFO & Napa Trip..please help

Hi, My DH and I are going to be going to SFO and Napa valley for the weekend.
We fly into Oakland and were hoping to go to the Golden Gate Bridge Park...have brunch at Park Chow, and than to Bi Rite Creamery for dessert in the afternoon. We are meeting up with friends in the evening, at their house. Than driving to Napa Valley in the evening staying at the Courtyard Marriot for one night in Vallejo than at the Meritage for 2 nights.
Where should we go for Sunday Brunch: Ad Hoc, or Boon Fly Cafe, or any other option?
Sunday evening- reservations at Bottega
Mon: still looking for a breakfast option
lunch-picnic lunch from Oxbow Market- or should we get our supplies from somewhere else
dinner-Taylor's Refreshers or Ad-hoc, depending on what we have for Brunch on Sunday
Tues: still looking for breakfast option and lunch near oakland airport

We are flying in from Phoenix, we like eating any ethnicity of food.
Please also let me know what wineries we should go to in those areas.
thanks

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Ad Hoc
6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599

Park Chow
1238 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

Boon Fly Cafe
4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559

Meritage Restaurant
165 West Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Bottega
6525 Washington Street Suite A9, Yountville, CA 94599

Apr 11, 2010
jraja in San Francisco Bay Area

searching for set menu restaurants

My DH & I went for our anniversary last night, 03/27/10. The staff were friendly when we arrived and told us "Happy Anniversary", we received a card, as well. We went with their winter 3 course menu for $35. I got the lettuce wraps, tiger shrimp, and chocolate souffle. My husband got the rock shrimp tempura, salmon, and guava tart. Both of our appetizers were ok, nothing special. The entrees were about the same, nothing special, the shrimp were overcooked, and the salmon had too much sauce on it, you couldn't taste the salmon, the ingredients were good, but the way they prepared both entrees, were not very good. The highlight of the evening were the desserts, they were both good!

We've been to Roy's before, and we enjoyed our experience, so this was a complete disappointment. Last year we went to Noca, and the food and experience was much better.

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Noca
3118 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Mar 28, 2010
jraja in Phoenix

searching for set menu restaurants

yeah we were planning on going to the one in desert ridge, since its closer to where we live.

Mar 12, 2010
jraja in Phoenix

searching for set menu restaurants

looking for a more intimate experience, it'll just be the 2 of us.

Mar 11, 2010
jraja in Phoenix

searching for set menu restaurants

last year for our anniversary we went to Noca, and they had the corn soup, I still remember it, it was incredible! We were looking to try something new this year.

Mar 11, 2010
jraja in Phoenix

searching for set menu restaurants

Hi, I'm looking for a set menu restaurant anywhere in the valley, either 3 or 4 course menus, for under $50 pp; its for an anniversary celebration. I've been looking at Roy's 3 course menu fro $35, so may make reservations there.
thanks

Mar 10, 2010
jraja in Phoenix

Indian Food in Vegas (possible buffets?)

I've been to the tamba buffet twice, its on the strip & they have a lunch buffet.

Sep 17, 2009
jraja in Las Vegas

Tucson recommendations...for Sunday or Monday

Hi, My husband and I are going to Tucson this weekend, but on Sunday and coming back on Monday. I'd like to go to J Bar, but they are closed both sunday and monday, are there any similar places or other places in that price range. At the moment we are thinking of going to Neo of Melaka & Tavolino. We will be staying at the Westin. Any good happy hour places to go to?

Sep 11, 2009
jraja in Southwest

Near Thunderbird and Tatum

I live in the same area, I like going to Nick's on Tatum & Shea, I've been there twice and both times it was really good. I've been wanting to go back to check out their happy hour.

Sep 10, 2009
jraja in Phoenix

First visit to San Diego - What should I not miss?

Hi, I'm going to San Diego for the first time, for a birthday weekend, May 2-4, are there any new restaurants that you would recommend, looking for the same thing a few casual restaurants & one fancy. Thanks

Apr 14, 2009
jraja in San Diego

phx - whats the best thing you ate in the last week?

DH & I went to Richardsons last night, and I had the chimayo chicken & he had the surf and turf, both were really good.

Mar 31, 2009
jraja in Phoenix

Where do I get eggless cake in the Phoenix area?

Hi, I have to buy a eggless cake for my father-in-law's birthday, any ideas where I can get one.
Thanks

Mar 18, 2009
jraja in Southwest

LF: Happy hour place near US Airways Center

Hi, my husband got tickets for the suns game tomorrow, and I was looking for a happy hour place nearby, that we can go to for dinner (appetizers) & drinks.
Thanks

Mar 11, 2009
jraja in Phoenix

How much do you drink?

a bottle a week or so, since DH drinks a few beers a week.

Feb 24, 2009
jraja in Wine

PHX - Pakistan restaurant on Greenway?

tried the lamb korma last night, it was ok, the curry was tasty, but there wasn't that much meat, more bones in the curry than meat.

Feb 20, 2009
jraja in Phoenix

Sweet & Sour Chicken Balls in Phoenix

that would be why, I miss it, I just moved to Phoenix from Toronto, and had a craving for it. I was hoping to find a place in Phoenix that does it. I guess I'll just have to wait till I go back to Toronto to visit.

Feb 05, 2009
jraja in Phoenix

What is the best Sunday Champagne Brunch in Las Vegas

My husband and I were in Vegas a few weeks ago, and went to the Spice Champagne Brunch Buffet, and enjoyed it. depends on what you would like to eat, we enjoyed the variety at the buffet. I think we paid just under $30pp

Feb 05, 2009
jraja in Southwest

Sweet & Sour Chicken Balls in Phoenix

I'm looking for somewhere I can get sweet & sour chicken balls in the Phoenix & Scottsdale area, was looking at the Super Dragon menu but they don't seem to have them on the menu.

Feb 03, 2009
jraja in Phoenix

Jasper's Peak - Scottsdale, AZ

My husband and I went there last night, for happy hour and dinner, we both enjoyed our meals. We had a gift certificate so the prices were reasonable. I had the Vodoo Chicken & my husband and the jambalaya. Both of us are looking forward to going back.

Jan 29, 2009
jraja in Phoenix

Queen's Inn Stratford

Hi, I'm going up to Stratford to see a show and was wondering if anyone has been to the Queen's Inn for Sunday Brunch, I was thinking of going there before the show. Can anyone else recommend another possible brunch place as well. Thanks

Jul 30, 2007
jraja in Ontario (inc. Toronto)