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Columbia, SC with child

Thank you! I will be on the look out, that is such a neat idea! My husband's been there for lunch and said they have a good burger, so I'm onboard!
We went to Tombo Grille on Forest Dr. a few Mondays ago for their burger night and loved it. The food was good, we felt comfortable going in as a family and the music was great!

Jun 07, 2013
Falchas in Southeast

Columbia, SC with child

Thank you! I hadn't heard of many of those, can't wait to check them out!

Apr 21, 2013
Falchas in Southeast

Columbia, SC with child

Yes, I was a camp counselor in Charleston for years, I thought I had the hot/humid thing down, then I moved to Houston. We're happy to be back in SC!
Anyhow, we're about 10 from downtown, and willing to travel for food. We avoid nothing, love it all. I guess we're mostly looking for upscale dinner places that don't mind babies. And we love going out for breakfast. BTW, we had a great breakfast last weekend at the Millwood Coffee Co. Can't wait to go back.

Apr 20, 2013
Falchas in Southeast

Columbia, SC with child

We just moved to Columbia from Houston. We have a 10 month old that (so far) is a joy to have out and about. Any recs for local, interesting places that don't mind people with babies in tow? We try to go to dinner early as not to put a damper on dates or grown- up gatherings, but we still like to eat like grown-ups ourselves.

Apr 20, 2013
Falchas in Southeast

Dinner rec- possibly near Stoneleigh Hotel

Hi, I'm in Dallas for one night next Monday. I've been searching threads, but haven't found "the one" yet. I'll be with my mother and aunt and am looking for a semi-casual, fun place for dinner. I'm pregnant and will adore just about anything on a plate, but my family is a little picky. I was thinking about Samar, but didn't know if it would be a little too out there for my mom. Has anyone been there with a "meat & pots" companion, if so, did they like it? Thanks for any suggestions!

Feb 09, 2012
Falchas in Dallas - Fort Worth

Hitchcock, Bainbridge Island- Brunch review

I've been meaning to add to this post, I'm glad for the reminder. I had a very nice dinner about a month ago and found a lot of improvement in the service. Dinner was delicious and I love the $1 oyster happy hour. I'm looking forward to some nice dinners at Hitchcock this summer (whenever that finds it's way here.)

Apr 18, 2011
Falchas in Greater Seattle

Hitchcock, Bainbridge Island- Brunch review

I was walking by this past weekend and noticed that Hitchcock had stopped serving brunch? Does anyone know if this a permanent change? Might they start back in the summer?

Feb 14, 2011
Falchas in Greater Seattle

What Is the Least Romantic Restaurant in the Boston Area?

Ha, love this topic for today! I have to say it's hard to feel romantic while watching your beloved load up his tray with The Fat Boy at Jim's Deli on Washington St. surrounded by hungover college students. I always got a wink and an extra pickle from Jim though, so maybe there is some romance to be found!

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Jim's Deli & Restaurant
371 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135

Feb 14, 2011
Falchas in Greater Boston Area

Charleston's Best Restaurants for NYC Foodies?

I just wanted to add a few I didn't see mentioned here. I always think it is worth a drive out to Sullivan's Island when I am in town. A walk down Middle Street will give you options ranging from upscale to bbq. I love Poe's for great burgers and margaritas. And then you can walk off you meal on the beach. SI is one of my favorite nights out.
Although I haven't been in awhile, I've had some nice meals at The Fat Hen on John's Island and I love the atmosphere.
Downtown I've been hearing good things about Social. Any opinions?

www.poestavern.com

www.thefathen.com

www.socialwinebar.com

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Fat Hen
3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

Feb 11, 2011
Falchas in Southeast

Cape Cod in Winter discussion....Anything?

I think you'd def. be fine going casual. Every time I've been there, I've seen people in everything from khakis and dresses to jeans and track suits (grrrr!). No one has ever seemed out of place.

Feb 11, 2011
Falchas in Southern New England

Cape Cod in Winter discussion....Anything?

Just got back from a weekend in Falmouth, I continue to be impressed by The Glass Onion. I love the atmosphere, service and of course, the food. I tried to get into Anejo on Main Street, but it was jammed (no reservations, no room at the bar...). I've heard both good and eh reviews for the food, but nothing but good for the homemade guac and great margaritas. Has anyone been?

http://www.anejomexicanbistro.com/

http://www.theglassoniondining.com/Th...

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The Glass Onion
37 North Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540

Feb 09, 2011
Falchas in Southern New England

Great dinner at the Glass Onion

This will be a weak review... I apologize ahead of time. We had dinner at The Glass Onion in Falmouth a few weeks back and the details of the meal are starting to fade. However, we has such a nice time, I wanted to say something! We went on a Saturday night for a joint anniversary dinner (2 couples). Unfortunately, they do not take reservations for parties under six, but when we called ahead to see about the wait at around 7:30 pm, we were assured that no matter what time we were seated, the kitchen would be fully operational. When we arrived around 8, there was an hour wait. I have to say, I have never experienced a more pleasant wait for a table. We were handed a wine list and brought a glass of wine immediately (despite there being multiple parties waiting). They have a nice porch to wait on, in fact, I saw many people go ahead and order their bottle of wine and start the evening on the porch. We found some comfortable seats and had a nice time talking and people watching while we waited. Despite being extremely busy, they were nice enough to get my hubs a cup of coffee (Coffee O's closed at 6 on a Saturday... I know it's Fall but... 6!). A smile and a drink go A LONG way in making waiting a pleasure. Anyhow, dinner... we had a great waiter, he was wonderful about questions. We started with a complimentary amuse bouche, duck confit and caramelized sweet onion, very good. Even my mother who never eats duck agreed it was nice. The special salad that night was something with blue cheese, and it was great. I wish I could remember more details, but it was the delicious cheese that stayed with me. We also got the crab and cod cake, it was light and not too bready. I'm not a huge crab cake lover and I thought it was one of the best I've had. I had the special that night: flounder in a buttery caper sauce. It was lovely. The sauce still felt light and lemony and the fish was cooked nicely. What my companions had, I'm trying to recall. I believe there was a seafood stew, a rib-eye and maybe scallops?? I do remember that there were positive reviews all round. We had dessert waiting for us at home, but there seemed to be some nice options. I really liked the wine list too, a few good choices by the glass and lots of nice options for bottles with a good range in prices. And the atmosphere is lovely, a bright, pretty room and not too loud. Overall, this was great evening. I think Falmouth really needs a fine dining option that is not Italian. And while I would never turn down a basket of fried clams, as someone who grew up on the Cape, sometimes you want something different, this is perfect. It is the type of place where half the room was in dress clothes and the other half in jeans, everyone seemed comfortable. I wish them luck and would highly recommend the Glass Onion for a nice night out.
/www.theglassoniondining.com/The_Glass...

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The Glass Onion
37 North Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540

Oct 19, 2010
Falchas in Southern New England

Hitchcock, Bainbridge Island- Brunch review

I apologize if I'm belaboring some points on this board, but I think Jeffo405 has it correct: "I sincerely hope Hitchcock starts putting as much attention on the front of the house as they do the kitchen." We finally made it back for dinner and again, the food was great (we had some nice starters: lox and pate, our entrees of duck breast and pork belly were wonderful, the zucchini that came with my duck was outstanding ) and I liked the atmosphere... but the service was so off. Our waitress was perfectly nice, as was the hostess and bartender, however, we sat for almost twenty minutes before someone came over to greet us and take a drink order! Believe me, I can forgive much with a drink in my hand. As for the rest of the evening, we had similar experiences as everyone else, weird pacing (husbands bourbon sat on the bar just beyond reach getting increasingly watered down by the minute!) and a feeling of being forgotten about by our waitress. I do have to say that again, the chef and kitchen staff were out and about stopping by tables, which is always nice. I REALLY want to like this restaurant, so much potential. I prepared to give one more go before I give up on them. Maybe on a Sunday night dinner someone mentioned above.

Sep 27, 2010
Falchas in Greater Seattle

Saturday lunch Beacon Hill recs?

I'm in Boston on an upcoming Saturday for a few hours. I wanted to do the autumn Public Gardens stroll and maybe shopping on Charles St. I haven't been in about a year, has anyone had a good lunch in the area lately? Interested in any and all types of restaurants. Thanks!

Sep 21, 2010
Falchas in Greater Boston Area

Hitchcock, Bainbridge Island- Brunch review

I've been trying to find if anyone has done a dinner review of Hitchcock on Bainbridge. Looking at the recent posts for Kitsap eats board, no seems to have mentioned it. Anyhow, new restaurant on Winslow (I want to say they opened in the spring). We went for brunch a few weeks ago and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a relaxing weekend breakfast.
The food:
We started with some decent bloody marys. I like mine a little spicier, but they hit the spot. I admired the understated garnished (just a few olives). I have to say, when I see more garnishes than drink in a drink, I get suspicious. Bloody mary garnishes have gotten out of control! But I digress. I had the caramelized onion, Serrano ham, gruyere omelette. Perfectly cooked. Hearty and generous with the filling. My husband was happy to assist me with the abundance of onions and ham falling out. But the real treasure on my plate were the roasted potatoes. There is something wonderful when a kitchen can take a simple item that you have had a million times and make it taste new. These had the perfect amount of crisp. Each bite was a perfect combination on potato, olive oil, salt and pepper. Simple and roasted beautifully. My hubs had the french toast with straw-rhubarb compote. This was probably the best FT I've had. Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside. Just like you hear how FT should be, but can't ever seem to achieve it. One word of warning to (like my husband) maple syrup addicts out there, when they say it come with compote... that is what you get. Granted, it was delicious and went beautifully with the FT, however, if you are looking for butter and syrup slathered FT, this is not it. Our waiter nicely brought more compote was not at all snotty when my hubs asked after syrup. Husband also ordered the housemade sausage, perfectly cooked and seasoned. Again, FT and omelettes done well remind me why simple foods become staples of cuisine.
Atmosphere:
I like what they have done with the space. This was previously a really cramped Italian restaurant. I couldn't tell you what exactly they have done to change it, but it felt much more open. Lots of light from the windows in the front, dark wood and a nice combo of tables a booths with a small bar. We sat in the back where it was quiet and we had a nice view of the open kitchen. The music was interesting; classic rock... not my usual choice for a Sunday morning, but for some reason it worked here.
Price:
Comparable to what we pay at Streamliner and MorMor, our usual brunch spots. Not a cheap breakfast, but not unreasonable.
Service:
This was the only strange thing about our visit. While we had no complaints about the speed of service, the friendliness was a tad lacking. Maybe our waiter was having an off day. At the end of the meal, we noticed that we hadn't been charged for the side of sausage. When someone puts this much effort into a meal, I want to pay what is due! When we mentioned it, he seemed almost irritated that we went the honest route. I do want to mention that we had someone from the kitchen stop by to ask how everything was, very appreciated.
Over all, we had a good experience and we are looking forward to making it back for dinner.

Sep 13, 2010
Falchas in Greater Seattle

Dinner recs for Wilmington

Hi, looking for a rec for dinner in Wilmington. We're going to a show at Thalian Hall, so nearby would be great. I've looked at Elijah's and the location looks wonderful, how's the food? Also, we have a non-seafood eater in the group, so I like to find places that offer more than a steak for the poor ocean-phobic diner. Other than that, we like all sorts of cuisines and price ranges. Thanks!

Jul 09, 2010
Falchas in Southeast

Suggestions for Victoria, BC dinner

I'm looking for favorite restaurants for a special occasion dinner in Victoria. I'm coming from Seattle, so PacNorthWest cuisine isn't vital (although always enjoyed), basically up for any type of good food, but would like a wine list that reflects B.C. wineries.
I'd also welcome lunch/breakfast recs. Thanks!

May 27, 2010
Falchas in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

One night for dinner- West Hollywoodish

I'll be in L.A. for one night (this Saturday) and am looking for recs for dinner for two. I've looked at some previous boards and nothing jumped out. We're staying at Andaz on Sunset and would love something close, but are willing to drive a bit if necessary. I'm looking for something mid-range, entrees under $25 if possible, not over the top but interesting and will eat anything, but have had a lot of Italian lately. I already have a reservation at Bazaar (late!!), but would be willing to cancel if someone has a better idea. Oh, and I guess somewhere I could get a reservation for this Sat. (seeing as it is Wednesday) would be great!
Also, have heard that if we're in L.A. for one weekend, go to the beach for brunch. True? And recs? Phew... Thanks!

May 19, 2010
Falchas in Los Angeles Area