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Romantic gluten-free foodie weekend in Portland

I'm going to Portland this weekend for a getaway with my new sweetheart, and we're looking for ideas for a romantic dinner on Saturday night. We'll be staying in the Old Port and would love to go somewhere close by. We're both foodies who enjoy sophisticated food and wine; he's gluten free so that's a consideration as well. I'm well aware of Fore Street, would love to get other recommendations from knowledgeable locals. Thanks!

Dining advice for foodie sisters and adventurous 7-year-old on Memorial Day weekend

I've heard Dim Sum Go Go is good, but we love the carts and I understand they don't have that. We prefer casual inexpensive lunches, and probably not more than $50 per adult at dinner. We have expensive tastes but need to stay on a budget. We're definitely not going to Flushing because we'll only have a couple days in the city and want to visit Chinatown. We eat just about everything--regional American, Italian, French, Indian, Spanish, Mexican, Japanese, most other Asian cuisines. Prefer less formal settings since we'll have my niece with us. Thanks for the response--more suggestions welcome!

May 23, 2012
Nankypu13 in Manhattan

Dining advice for foodie sisters and adventurous 7-year-old on Memorial Day weekend

Two adult foodies and a 7-year-old with an adventurous palate coming to town this weekend for a girls' getaway. We're hoping to find new and interesting places where my sister and I can get a grown-up meal and a good cocktail, but can also accommodate my charming niece. We're staying in midtown, looking for recommendations for lunch around the High Line, dinner in the West Village and Upper West Side, and dim sum in Chinatown.

May 22, 2012
Nankypu13 in Manhattan

Quebec City over Memorial Day weekend

We're staying at the Manoir Sur le Cap, and we're interested in mid-range bistro for dinner, and good coffee and pastries for breakfasts. thanks for any recommendations!

Quebec City over Memorial Day weekend

My boyfriend and I are visiting Quebec City over Memorial Day weekend. Neither of us have been before and we're looking for recommendations for good restaurants and walking tours. We love to eat well but don't want to spend a fortune. Fill us in!

Need recommendations for a solo birthday dinner in Baltimore

Thanks Baltimore Chowhounders for all the great advice! On my second night I had a very satisfying dinner at the bar at B&O Brasserie which was indeed around the corner from my hotel. I had one of their specialty cocktails, raw oysters, the beet carpaccio, and steak frites. Everything was fabulous and the service was terrific. On Wed. (the birthday!) I stumbled into Faidley's at Lexington Market so of course had to have one of the giant crab rolls--pretty great and worth every penny. For dinner I went to Charleston and on the recommendation of several posts had the cornmeal-crusted oysters, shrimp & grits, and foie gras, with buttermilk pannacotta & blood orange sorbet for dessert. The service was very attentive and they took good care of this solo diner. I don't often have such good results with wandering around a new city, and was surprised and pleased at how good all 4 of these places were. Thanks again! If any of you are ever traveling in New England (specifically the Connecticut River Valley of VT and NH) I can give you some good restaurant recommendations.

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Lexington Market
400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Reviews of Kenmore 30" freestanding stainless gas range 72333?

Does anyone have this range, and how do you like it? I'm overwhelmed with online researching, but was able to look at this one in a Sears showroom today. It's all stainless (including cooktop), 5 burners, continuous cast iron grates, with warming drawer. It's 30% off this week so around $1000, and I'm ready to pull the trigger. Would love to hear pros/cons from anyone who has this model, or something similar. Thank you!

Apr 10, 2011
Nankypu13 in Cookware

Need recommendations for a solo birthday dinner in Baltimore

I walked to Fells Point and was pleased to find it felt more funky and real than the inner harbor (i.e. not quite so touristy). After wandering around in circles looking for just the right place, I finally had settled on Mezze, which turned out to be a great choice. I had the marinated vegetables, branzino with lemon, olive oil and capers, and bacalao with potato puree, with sparkling wine followed by pino grigio. It was delicious and everything was perfectly cooked. I also ate the entire basket of warm pita. For dessert I had cardamom and pistachio gelato at Pitango--delicious! Then I hoofed it back to the Sheraton to walk off the overindulgence. The birthday isn't till Wednesday, I'll let you know where I end up going!

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Mezze
1606 Thames St., Baltimore, MD 21231

Need recommendations for a solo birthday dinner in Baltimore

Thanks FoiGras for the thoughtful reply and insider recommendations. Charleston is definitely on my shortlist, I've only heard rave reviews and it sounds well worth the splurge. I appreciate your other suggestions as well. I'll let you know where I end up going!

Need recommendations for a solo birthday dinner in Baltimore

I'm coming from out of town to attend a training at the Sheraton over my birthday next week and want to take myself out for a special dinner. I don't know the city at all and would love to get recommendations from the Chowhounds. I won't have a car so would like to find somewhere within safe walking distance of the Inner Harbor. I'm a serious foodie on a $75 per diem, would be willing to spend a little more for a great meal. Thanks!

Elements Food & Spirit in St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Has anyone eaten here, and can you recommend it? We're going on Friday before a concert.