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Philly hound and beer lover headed to San Diego

Oh, that would have been perfect, but we don't get in until Wednesday night.

May 16, 2014
keltheh in San Diego

Philly hound and beer lover headed to San Diego

We are going to a Padres game, but are hoping to hit in-n-Out for dinner on the way to the hotel from the airport. I am counting down the days.

May 13, 2014
keltheh in San Diego

Philly hound and beer lover headed to San Diego

All sound great. I will make sure to let all of you know what we are able to try. If only I had a hollow leg . . .

May 12, 2014
keltheh in San Diego

Philly hound and beer lover headed to San Diego

Lost Abbey, Stone and Green Flash were already on the first draft of my list, so that's good. I will have to add Iron Fist and the others.

I have heard good things abou Alesmith, that's on the list too. Are Alpine and Societe smaller local spots? Those are two that we don't get out here on the east coast, if they distribute at all. I can't wait to try them.

Thanks for the recommendations, all that food sounds great!

Are the buses and public transportation in San Diego good? Most of my public transportation experience is with Philly (awful), DC (good) and NYC (great).

May 12, 2014
keltheh in San Diego

Philly hound and beer lover headed to San Diego

Hi all. I'm San Diego bound next week, staying at The Bristol Hotel and will have a rental car. I'm looking on recommendations for the following:
1. Don't miss breweries. My husband and I are craft beer lovers and want to try all the west coast brews we can't get here in Philly. We are planning on hitting Stone, but are really looking for the small, awesome ones the locals go to.

2. Bars with great local draft lists, particularly within walking distance of our hotel.

3. Tacos and Mexican food.

Thanks!

May 12, 2014
keltheh in San Diego

Great beer in Seattle

Seattle is the last leg of our west coast beer extravaganza -- we are hitting San Diego, Santa Rosa (Russian River), San Francisco, and Portland en route to Seattle. We are actually staying at a McMenamins in Portland. Glad to hear their beers are at least decent.

Apr 25, 2014
keltheh in Greater Seattle

Great beer in Seattle

I never say no to a great taco, or great pub food, or a cheese plate. One of my favorite little brewpubs out here has a menu based entirely around what can be made on a panini press, pickles and cheeses. Pair that with top-notch beer and I am a happy camper.

Apr 25, 2014
keltheh in Greater Seattle

Great beer in Seattle

Thanks all for this great info. We are putting an afternoon in Ballard on the books. Pine Box and Chucks also sound fun, and my husband is already deep into the Washington beer blog.

I will make sure to let everyone know what we tried. And if anyone is ever out east and looking for Philly beer recommendations, let me know!

Apr 24, 2014
keltheh in Greater Seattle

Great beer in Seattle

Great tip about the food. Any good food spots in Ballard that would be a good stop on that tour?

Apr 24, 2014
keltheh in Greater Seattle

Great beer in Seattle

My husband and I are heading to the west coast from Philadelphia, and have two full days and three nights in Seattle. I am looking for recommendations for the best breweries/beer bars to visit -- the ones that I shouldn't miss. We are staying at The Maxwell Hotel on Roy Street, so recommendation spots for food/beer near there are also appreciated. Thanks!

Apr 24, 2014
keltheh in Greater Seattle

East Coaster heading to PDX

Hair of the Dog was top of the list, glad it lives up to the hype. My husband loves sours. Thanks for all the recommendations!

Apr 11, 2014
keltheh in Metro Portland

Has Anyone Been to the Fair Hill Lately?

If you're going to venture to the Fair Hill Inn again, I suggest doing it in the summer time. The owners have a huge garden there, and really focus on using produce that they grow when it's in season. They're also curing their own meats (and homemade cheeses, if I remember correctly) in the basement, which is basically a cave.

Apr 11, 2014
keltheh in Mid-Atlantic
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Need to send condolence food in Wilmington tomorrow or Monday. Help!

I realize this is a little late, but Hope's cookies are great to send, and are always well-received. (And delicious.)

Apr 11, 2014
keltheh in Mid-Atlantic

East Coaster heading to PDX

I am heading from Philadelphia to Portland for two days as part of a mega west-coast beer trip the last week of May. I have two dinners, a lunch and two breakfasts to plan. Looking for the can't-miss spots in Portland, both food and beer-wise, that aren't accessible on the east coast. (Example -- Pok Pok, because it has a location in New York). Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks!

Apr 11, 2014
keltheh in Metro Portland

Casual catering for bridal shower in Memphis?

Hi all. I am from Philly, but am throwing a bridal shower in Memphis for a friend who now lives there. I am looking for suggestions about where I could get good sandwiches and hors d'oeuvres for the shower, without breaking the bank. Thanks!

Mar 11, 2013
keltheh in Kentucky & Tennessee

Cooking Classes in Delaware or Philly?

The Chef's Haven is in Hockessin, and they do lots of fun cooking classes. Here's a link:
http://www.chefshavenonline.com/

Jan 31, 2011
keltheh in Mid-Atlantic

Espuma, Rehoboth

You might also want to give Nage in Rehoboth a try. It's in a shopping center on Rt. 1, which seems like an odd place for it, but I've heard nothing but raves about it.

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Nage
19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Jul 19, 2010
keltheh in Mid-Atlantic

Drinks near Gramercy Theater?

We ended up running behind both nights (mostly because of subway construction, I really should have paid more attention to exactly what stations the 6 train was not stopping at), so grabbed quick dinners each night. The first night we went to Molly's, which was fun, and the second night to Waterfront Ale house, where their beer list was all that was promised and more.

I'm from the Philly area, so get up to NYC every few months. Next trip will be more food-based, because I really want to try EMP.

Jul 13, 2010
keltheh in Manhattan

Drinks near Gramercy Theater?

Thanks for all the suggestions! I think we'll splurge for dinner at EMP one night, and hit one of the places close by the other night. I'm getting hungry already.

Jul 07, 2010
keltheh in Manhattan

Drinks near Gramercy Theater?

I've eaten at Craftbar in the area, and enjoyed it. I think an ideal spot would be a creative american type place, with a good craft beer selection.

Thanks!

Jul 06, 2010
keltheh in Manhattan

Drinks near Gramercy Theater?

I will be in NYC this weekend for the God Street Wine shows at Gramercy Theater, and am looking for a place to get drinks before the shows. Casual, pub-ish neighborhood spots are ideal.

I am also looking for a dinner suggestion of a restaurant in the neighborhood, about $30-$40 per person. My sister lived in NYC last year, but always ate and went out in the lower east side area, so I'm out of my element in the Flatiron neighborhood.

Thanks for your help!

Jul 06, 2010
keltheh in Manhattan