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Chicago foodie to Vegas--steakhouse help?

it seems like carnevino and gordon ramsay steak get a lot of love on these boards... i'll be dining at GR for the first time this friday, hope its as good as advertised

about 3 hours ago
chrisdds98 in Las Vegas

Yonaka - every bit as good a reason as Raku to venture off-strip

nice review, I might have to try it when I come to vegas next week. How did it compare to uchi? I'm a frequent uchi diner and might opt for twist or savoy since I dont have a comparable option in austin...

Apr 15, 2014
chrisdds98 in Las Vegas

Best barbacoa?

found another one... taqueria del charro in san marcos. excellent 'coa (not to mention carnitas and al pastor) and homemade flour tortillas.

Apr 12, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Best barbacoa?

bumping an old thread. found a place at william canon and congress called vallarta. really nice 'coa and much closer to me then ETR so I'll be a frequent guest. they have homemade corn tortillas as well.

Apr 09, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Austin Meetup

haven't been to one of his popups in a while but he knows how to make some damn good sausage. his popups have become super crowded and probably not the best place to meet and talk considering how small and noisy the venue can get

Apr 08, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Birthday Dinner Suggestions

the pork belly dish (which is awesome) at the carillon has been getting smaller and smaller over time. its not the amazing value that it used to be but its certainly in my restaurant rotation when I'm looking for a higher end meal.

Apr 01, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Qui Reservation system sucks

Mar 31, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Qui Reservation system sucks

i'm sure they'll change the reservation policy after the hype dies down. i've been two or three times and it was ok, but wasn't as special as I was hoping.

Mar 30, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Hard Hat XII

I feel your pain. sadly there aren't a lot of options for good food in that area.

i could kill for a great 'coa taco around there. hate the trek to ETR...

Mar 25, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Dinner Lab - Austin

I got tickets and went to one event. It was fun but the quality of the food wouldn't have justified the price. If you had a bunch of friends do this with you I think it would be really fun.

Mar 23, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Austin Meetup

whats up with the ridiculous north side bias?! you gotta have some love for the south side!

Mar 07, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Sunday Brunch

Green pastures and Jack Allen's are popular for their brunches

Mar 05, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Favorite Fajitas in Austin?

the new restaurant is called el tiempo. Its good, though fairly expensive (http://www.eltiempocantina.com/best-t...). I still prefer the original ninfas but go to at least one of these two places every time I go to houston.

Mar 03, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

help! date night dinner!!

are you asking for a restaurant in Austin, Dallas, or anywhere in Texas?

Feb 25, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Where to buy big honkin' beef ribs

I need to hang out at your house. those beautiful pics are making me drool!

Feb 17, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

For Pierre Gagnaire/Twist Fans

went for a pretty decent price. if it were for 2 I would have definitely bid!

Feb 15, 2014
chrisdds98 in Las Vegas

Cosmopolitan's e by Jose Andres - dining alone?

I've dined solo twice. the first time was great. the 2nd time was with 3 couples who kept to themselves for the most part and wasn't quite as fun

Feb 08, 2014
chrisdds98 in Las Vegas

Breakfast tacos - can you help a guy out?

el taco rico for the 'coa. can't help with the others. I did not care for ETR's pastor

Feb 07, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Are we allowed to share horrible, completely unredeemable experiences here?

if i were the landlord and I saw the negative publicity the restaurant has received I would assume the shutdown would be imminent so no good reason to prolong the inevitable and I'd start searching for a new tenant instead of giving a rent break.

Feb 06, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Taco Wars -- Leticia's Mexican Cocina

how can the best taco in town not be in a homemade tortilla. they taste sooo much better from a nice hot tortilla just off the grill

Jan 31, 2014
chrisdds98 in Las Vegas

Anniversary dinner

I haven't heard much about jezebel recently. is the food worth me finding a jacket to wear?

you might consider the carillon. usually not very loud like uchi/ko and more intimate then barley swine

Jan 21, 2014
chrisdds98 in Austin

Christmas in LA

I'm going to be visiting the area for christmas as well. I would have rather gone to one of the many outstanding chinese places in the SGV but my better half likes to get reservations and avoid waits. I ended up getting reservations at Gordon ramsays at london west hollywood. always wanted to try his wellington... also looked at suset @ the luxe. menu looked nice and reasonably priced.

Dec 19, 2013
chrisdds98 in Los Angeles Area

Thanksgiving

Thanks for the help guys. Unfortunately I came down with the flu and was stuck at home in Ausitn. however, my fiance made it to mockingbird with her sister and I was lucky to get some lovely leftovers.

next time in town I'll have to go here myself and check out brennans as well.

Dec 02, 2013
chrisdds98 in Houston
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Thanksgiving

thats a great link, thanks. I should have mentioned that I plan on having a late lunch (2PM) so was planning on dinner at 8pm or later.

mockingbird bistro has an appealing menu. what do y'all think about that place?

Nov 27, 2013
chrisdds98 in Houston

Thanksgiving

Hello, I'll be in town for thanksgiving this year and was looking for any recommendations for a nice thanksgiving dinner. We went to Philippe last year and loved it but sadly they are closed this year. We'll be staying in the galleria area but aren't opposed to driving a bit if we find something fantastic.

Nov 26, 2013
chrisdds98 in Houston

La Condesa Closed -- Alternate suggestions?

i love their mole but hate their store bought tortillas!

Nov 26, 2013
chrisdds98 in Austin

A compiled list of Austin restaurants sorted by ratings...thoughts?

thats not the only problem with yelp. they are notoriously scammy. You'll notice that companies that advertise with yelp get negative reviews removed and postive reviews move from filtered to visible. If a business decides to not advertise or cancel their advertising via yelp they will be punished. I think there are a few lawsuits underway against yelp

Nov 22, 2013
chrisdds98 in Austin

A compiled list of Austin restaurants sorted by ratings...thoughts?

wow, you eat out a LOT more then I do (didn't think that was possible!). you didn't list asiana which I would give 4.5. I love dk sushi and el pollo rico but I wouldn't rate them that high (dk is way below uchi/ko and rico is very inconsistent). also didn't list el taco rico which I would give 5 for their 'coa.

Nov 21, 2013
chrisdds98 in Austin

QUI opening june20th!

finally made it today since they recently started taking reservations. We had the tasting menu and ended up batting .500.

The ode to michael bras was really forgettable. I'm not a huge vegetable fan to begin with, but I was expecting a lot more from the turnip dashi.

the amberjack ceviche was fantastic. Loved the combo of spicy and sour. I would go back just for this.

next I believe was the adobo. to me it tasted like carne guisada. kinda mushy and didn't taste like much of anything.

halo halo was desert. this was really nice (and I think it was the largest of the courses). If it weren't for this we would have stopped off at 5 guys on the way home.

this was a bit below expectations, especially considering how much I love the food at uchi/ko. at this price point I did expect better

Nov 20, 2013
chrisdds98 in Austin

Broasted chicken in Austin?

I believe chick fil a marinates and cooks via a pressure fryer...

Oct 27, 2013
chrisdds98 in Austin