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Easter Sunday in Florence

I am heading to Florence this Easter--would love to hear about what it was like and what/where you ended up eating!

Mar 04, 2015
SKR416 in Italy

Late Monday night dinner

I'll be in Phoenix for a work event on Monday evening, and we're looking for a restaurant that's open until at least 10 p.m. (9:30 will do in a pinch) for a celebratory dinner. We're staying just north of downtown Phoenix and probably won't be able to get to Scottsdale. We've been to Durant's but would like to try something new. Thanks!

Feb 06, 2013
SKR416 in Phoenix

Hudson Valley Wedding Caterer Recommendations

I've seen a few posts on this topic but nothing that seemed super-comprehensive and recent. We're hoping to get married next summer at a farm in Hudson NY, and I wondered if anyone has a local caterer they love to recommend. It would be ideal to find a caterer who can also help with table/chair/linen rentals and do some event coordinating since we're not local. I don't think our budget is too tight for the area--around $100 per person for a seated dinner without alcohol, which we'd bring in ourselves. (And if we can do it for less that'd be great, too!) We don't want to do a buffet (180 people seems like asking for long lines), great food at the cocktail hour is a priority, and farm-to-table would be nice, but otherwise we're open to lots of different things, from super-elegant to more casual.

I've been on tons of wedding sites, but nothing has stood out yet, and Chowhound has never failed me before... Thanks so much!

Ice cream truck?

Thanks so much for all your responses!

Dec 21, 2010
SKR416 in Southern New England

Ice cream truck?

I'm looking for an ice cream truck to provide the dessert (either Good Humor, soft serve, or a variety of ice creams) for an outdoor event in May in Amherst. Does anyone know of any ice cream shops that have a mobile catering unit, or trucks that will cater? I had hoped that Herrell's might still have their Magic Ice Cream Bus, but it doesn't appear that it's still operating. Thanks!

Dec 15, 2010
SKR416 in Southern New England

Pioneer Valley catering recommendations

I'm helping to organize my college reunion in Amherst, Mass. in May, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend any great catering companies/restaurants in the Pioneer Valley area. We are considering using the Black Sheep or Bub's BBQ, but as I haven't lived there in some time (coming up on five years!) wanted to find out what else was out there. Thanks so much.

Oct 07, 2010
SKR416 in Southern New England

gift certificates for incoming Harvard freshmen

I'd like to buy gift certificates to a local coffee shop/pizzeria/ice cream place for two girls who will be freshmen at Harvard. They are both vegetarians, if that's a factor, so not burger places...though I'm open to other cheap eats--places where they could bring a friend for a snack or a cup of coffee.

I am in New York (where they live) and would need to order by phone or e-mail to have the certificates sent to them at home. I tried JP Licks, but they can't do it by mail. Does anyone have other suggestions? I'd like to spend about $25 or $30 each. Thanks!

Jun 09, 2010
SKR416 in Greater Boston Area