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Essential Philadelphia Food for a Weekend Scouting Trip

thanks for the tips!!!

May 26, 2010
Citizen Taco in Philadelphia

Essential Philadelphia Food for a Weekend Scouting Trip

I'm coming to Philadelphia at some point this summer to scout food for a weekend. I plan on walking around so I've made up a map to follow:

http://citizentaco.com/guide/Philly

I have a sense of most of the good places to go (top of the list: Zahav, Osteria, Chifa, Amada) but are there any places I'm missing from the map?

I don't want to limit my trip to upscale places. In fact I love nothing more than discovering great cheap to mid-range restaurants, especially: ethnic foods (vietnamese, thai, mexican, indian, ethiopian), great food carts/trailers, draft beer, and organic/locavore/farm-to-table places.

Any advice?

May 26, 2010
Citizen Taco in Philadelphia

Great Mexican and Latin-American Food in Seattle?

Hmm. So what are the really great non-Mexican places (that I haven't already put on the map)?

May 23, 2010
Citizen Taco in Greater Seattle

Great Mexican and Latin-American Food in Seattle?

I'm working on a Food Map for greater Seattle in preparation for a scouting trip this summer and want to include some great Mexican and Latin American food. Besides Tacos El Asadero and La Carta de Oaxaca, I don't know of other great places.

Here's the Food Map I've made up so far:
http://citizentaco.com/guide/Seattle

and I found this old post from 4 years ago but can't tell what is still good or not:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1570...

Any other suggestions?

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Tacos El Asadero
3517 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98127

Tacos El Asadero
4200 S Othello St, Seattle, WA 98118

May 23, 2010
Citizen Taco in Greater Seattle

Essential New Orleans Food for a 3-Day Scouting Trip

Thanks to all those who sent me recommendations. I've written down a lot of places to try next time I'm in town.

My final New Orleans City Guide as it stands now is up at http://citizentaco.com/guide/NOLA

May 20, 2010
Citizen Taco in New Orleans

Essential Providence, RI - Best Food for a Weekend Trip

Recommendations for a weekend trip to Providence?
Here are the places that I love. Curious to hear about other people's favorites.

BREAKFAST:
Julian's
Brickway on Wickendon

LUNCH:
Sawaddee Thai
Apsara

DINNER:
La Laiterie
New Rivers
Al Forno
Red Fez

COFFEE
Coffee Exchange
White Electric

from http://citizentaco.com/guide/providence/

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Red Fez
49 Peck St, Providence, RI 02903

La Laiterie
184-188 Wayland Avenue, Providence, RI 02906

Apsara Restaurant
418 Quequechan St Unit 8, Fall River, MA 02723

Apsara Restaurant
716 Public St, Providence, RI 02907

Sawaddee Thai Restaurant
93 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

May 03, 2010
Citizen Taco in Southern New England

Looking for Providence RI recs

La Laiterie --- one of the best restaurants in New England and one of my favorites in the whole country. Won't be too expensive if you're not ordering the whole menu. Everything is fantastic. You absolutely must go.

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La Laiterie
184-188 Wayland Avenue, Providence, RI 02906

May 03, 2010
Citizen Taco in Southern New England

where to eat in the Berkshires?

Route 7 Grill - great farm-to-table restaurant

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Route 7 Grill
999 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230

May 03, 2010
Citizen Taco in Southern New England

Essential Boston Food for a 2-Day Scouting Trip

Purple pinpoints are the places I went and liked.
Blue pinpoints are places I still want to try.

Favorite places I ate all week:

S&I Thai (green papaya salad was super spicy and really amazing)
Hungry Mother (their cornbread with sorghum butter is gluten-free and OUTSTANDING)
O Ya (duh, it's probably the best restaurant north of New York City)
Aroa Chocolate (the gluten-free/vegan brownies are possibly the best brownies of any kind I've ever had. truly amazing)

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O Ya
9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

Hungry Mother
233 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02141

S&I To Go
168A Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

May 03, 2010
Citizen Taco in Greater Boston Area

Essential New Orleans Food for a 3-Day Scouting Trip

Amazing list. Thanks!

My tastes run more towards ethnic foods or smaller artisanal places. When I was in New Orleans last time I went to Bacchanal Wine Bar and had amazing tacos in their backyard. I like BBQ at The Joint, and Satsuma Cafe in Bywater. Cochon Butcher was my absolute favorite.

I'm not as into the fine dining, French-influenced places that are a little stuffier. Coming from Austin I prefer to eat at spots where I don't have to worry about dress code or proper comportment.

Any other international-cuisine restaurants to recommend?

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Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

May 03, 2010
Citizen Taco in New Orleans

Essential New Orleans Food for a 3-Day Scouting Trip

Hello New Orleans,

I'm coming to NOLA from Austin for a food scouting trip in a few weeks and want to know all the best places to eat. But I only have 3 days, which means no messing around with mediocre standbys. I want the best of the best, from little authentic holes-in-the-wall to the best upscale fine dining.

Here's the MAP I've made in prep for the trip: http://citizentaco.com/guide/NOLA

What am I missing?

May 03, 2010
Citizen Taco in New Orleans

Los Angeles Food Map - What are your favorite places in LA?

Fixed. Thanks!

May 02, 2010
Citizen Taco in Los Angeles Area

Essential Boston Food for a 2-Day Scouting Trip

Hi all - thanks for the wonderful recommendations for my stay in Boston. Here is the final map that resulted from my adventures. More suggestions are always welcome.

Thanks!

http://citizentaco.com/guide/boston/

May 02, 2010
Citizen Taco in Greater Boston Area

Los Angeles Food Map - What are your favorite places in LA?

In preparation for a food scouting trip out to LA, I made up this map of what I've heard is the best food in the area. I've been to a number of them but look forward to trying most for the first time.

What are your absolute favorite places in LA? Holes in the wall, upscale, taco trucks, desserts and sweet bites, etc.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF...

May 02, 2010
Citizen Taco in Los Angeles Area

Essential Boston Food for a 2-Day Scouting Trip

Haven't heard much in the way of Vietnamese or Korean.

Are there any good Pho places in town?

Also good shops for dark chocolate?

And good beer bars?

Apr 12, 2010
Citizen Taco in Greater Boston Area

Essential Boston Food for a 2-Day Scouting Trip

Thanks everyone for all the great suggestions! As far as BBQ & Mexican, obviously I'm spoiled living here in Austin. But I'm always excited to try to find the best of both whenever I travel, and every once in a while you'll find a few gems. Last week I was in Nashville and never thought I would find any good Mexican, and yet there were dozens of taco trucks that locals didn't seem to know about but were fantastic and as good as anything in Texas. Hopefully I'll uncover something comparable in Boston.

Also I'm a huge fan of Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Ethiopian, Korean and Latin American cuisines, so if you have any further recommendations on those, especially for little hole in the wall places, let me know!

Apr 12, 2010
Citizen Taco in Greater Boston Area

Essential Boston Food for a 2-Day Scouting Trip

Hello Boston!

I'm coming up from Austin for a food scouting trip this week and want to know all the best places to eat. But I only have 2 days! So no messing around with mediocre just-opened hotspots. I want the best of the best, from Vietnamese holes-in-the-wall to the finest farm-to-tables.

Here's the map: http://citizentaco.com/2010/04/11/apr...

What am I missing?

Apr 11, 2010
Citizen Taco in Greater Boston Area