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Jupiter to WPB - the hit list

Thanks for the info re: Coolinary Cafe. We're going to give it a try tonight!

Jupiter to WPB - the hit list

Having quasi-relocated to Palm Beach (husband became a resident for tax purposes) I’ve been on a continual search for yummy food. I haven’t been entirely successful, but that may because I spent 20 years in NYC as a food-obsessed creature and am prone to making unfair comparisons. Definitely agree w/Little Moir’s Food Shack. I’d also add Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill. Has anyone tried Coolinary Café? Menu looks pretty interesting, plus it looks like they’re seriously into pig. Yum. A few months back I discovered Napoleon Bakery, on Dixie near the Forest Hill intersection. It is not a real restaurant, but you can easily have a fabulous, inexpensive lunch there (or take home lunch or dinner). In addition to being a full service, very good bakery/pastry shop, they also have an incredible assortment of tapas, frittatas, sandwiches, soups and even croquettes. Everything, and I mean everything, is homemade by the Basque-born mom and her son. Jon, the other son, is the “front of the house” guy, and is friendly, helpful and generous. The place has a distinctly European feel to it. My only caution is that you shouldn’t go if you’re in a hurry. That’s just not how they roll, and actually is one of the many things that make the place so charming.

Decent restaurant open on Sunday in Paris?

Does anyone know of a decent restaurant open on Sundays in Paris? In or around the 4th would be best, if possible.

Mar 24, 2011
nyc2daytonfoodie in France

Culinary Company in Dayton, Ohio

Nope. I've lived in Dayton for 11 years and have yet to find a place that does good prepared/take home. Generally not of fan of DLM - think it's over rated and expensive, although their turkey wild rice soup is pretty decent.

Mar 24, 2011
nyc2daytonfoodie in Great Lakes

Best Butchers/Fish Mongers in the Dayton, Ohio Area

For fish/seafood it's Foremost - hands down. I actually prefer Dot's for meat. I think it may depend upon how you like your meat, beef in particular. Do you prefer lean? If so, go to DLM. If you like it to be marbled (as I do because, unfortunately, fat tastes good), go to Dot's. DLM touts no additives, etc. Dot's does, too, but w/out the big marketing budget and yuppie accouterments. Prices are significantly less. Problem is that if you're shopping for other even quasi-exotic ingredients you're going to more than one store, as Dot's is pretty basic on the grocery front. But, it's nice to support the little guy. I've also found the pork from the butcher's case at what I call "Yuppie Kroger" to be good. Located on Stroop across from the Town and Country mall.

Mar 24, 2011
nyc2daytonfoodie in Great Lakes

Culinary Company in Dayton, Ohio

Having shopped at this store a number of times over the past several years, I've always felt an "attitude" from the owner and staff. Most recently had difficultly with an item I purchased, and I've concluded that I'll never shop here again. The selection of cooking/kitchen gadgets is run of the mill - you're often buying a brand, rather than a quality product; prices are high; service from both the staff and owner is curt and arrogant. Cautionary note: don't expect any resolution if you experience a problem with any purchase.

Mar 23, 2011
nyc2daytonfoodie in Great Lakes

What's Good in Dayton, Ohio?

Although this is a response to a post from over a year ago, I had to weigh in. My husband and I "dined" at Benham's shortly after moving to Dayton. At the time, Benham's was open for dinner Thurs - Sat. We didn't go during restaurant week. Our experience was very similiar - unprofessional, inept service (although I don't recall the food being all that great either) made worse by an owner who couldn't have cared less. The only good thing about our experience it made great fodder for bad restaruant experince stories. We haven't been back.

Apr 20, 2010
nyc2daytonfoodie in Great Lakes