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New Zealand - North and South Islands in December

Hello Dear Chowhounds -
We are making a trip - first time and very excited to New Zealand beginning of December for 15 days. We will start at the North end of the North Island and finish at the South end of the South Island. We want to eat and/or drink our way on the trip. Please help me with any and all suggestions or recommendations. We will definitely plan our trip around food (and the magnificent sights). We are interested in anything, more local than imported, home stays or roadside stops, fresh is best, delish is key. Off the beaten path is good too. If you have a favorite let us know. Hubby is a beer king.

We had an amazing trip in Hawaii thanks to someone who helped us eat our way through the trip.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

1 day ago
Sarasml in Australia/New Zealand

Palm Springs area? Any new suggestions?

Rick's is definitely a greasy spoon joint but the food is fresh and service efficient.

Cheeky's is overrated. We are always amazed at the line and the food Meh and inconsistent as well as the service. A bit of resting on their laurels and the love of Yelp!

I would send you to Cafe Europa down the street next to Koffi. They have a nice back patio with great view of the mountain and the shops around. The coffee is delicious - french press both decaf and regular and we find the food is good and consistent.
http://www.cafeeuropapalmsprings.com/

A new place that opened recently called Appetito next to the other Koffi (south Palm Canyon) is fun and worth trying.
http://www.appetitodeli.com/

If you haven't already, pop into Tropicale for happy hour 4 pm everyday and have a coconut martini (or two) and a couple of apps or dinner at 5. Brunch is also fun to be at. Fun to people watch as well.
http://www.thetropicale.com/

And one of my all time favorites is Casa De Frida - it is not mexican food, but latin food. The Posole is amazing and it is definitely a bump up in taste. Just don't go expecting cal-mex or tex-mex.
http://www.casadefrida.com/

Check out Farm for crepes etc and dinner a few nights a week. Yummy Yummy Yummy!
https://www.facebook.com/FARM.PalmSpr...

And if you want to try something different and unique
try Dish - they call it creative cuisine.
http://www.dishcreativecuisine.com/co...

Just my take on the food here.
The drinks are really the thing tho!

Jun 12, 2014
Sarasml in California
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Leaving Chicago - What is your number 1 fave?

What wonderful replies. This information was just what I was looking for.

Jun 11, 2014
Sarasml in Chicago Area

Leaving Chicago - What is your number 1 fave?

Hi Dear Chowhounds! We are leaving Chicago in a few weeks back to California and we have a chance to really enjoy outselves. WIll you all please let me know your number 1 favorite? I know - pick one!

It would be very enlightening for us. Deliciousness is key. Otherwise without qualification. It could be any type of food. Thank you!

Jun 10, 2014
Sarasml in Chicago Area

Please pick just one restaurant of each for me!

Oh no no no - please give suggestions. That's the point of posting - to get as many opinions as possible.

Jul 01, 2013
Sarasml in Chicago Area

Please pick just one restaurant of each for me!

nsxtasy - You really are the rock star on this Board! My husband lives here for an assignment and I travel back and forth so I am guessing that we will try both steak houses! I do want to get a dressed up not crazy dressy but anniversary special dressy.

Jul 01, 2013
Sarasml in Chicago Area

Please pick just one restaurant of each for me!

Hi Chicago Chowhounds -
Am planning two special dinners for our anniversary visit- I am looking for the best Italian and the best place to eat a fantastic steak. (in your opinion). My criteria would be fantastic food - within 5 miles of streeterville. I have read all of your fantastic posts but I need help distilling. Please Please!
Thank you!

Jul 01, 2013
Sarasml in Chicago Area

One Day in New Orleans

Yummy! Thanks for your input and advice! Let me throw out another question?? Who makes the best darn shrimp or oyster po boy in the quarter? And does anyone make a grilled shrimp po boy? I know sacrilege but I got to ask!

I am not sure that we want to eat a large meal but rather eat over the course of the 12 hours

And oysters are out of season - anyplace farm raising them in cool conditions?

Jun 03, 2013
Sarasml in New Orleans

One Day in New Orleans

Hi Everybody - Going to be in New Orleans for one day noon to midnight and we want to eat/drink our way through the quarter. Can you tell me where the best gumbo can be had? Best shrimp po boy? Best music? Best desert? We don't want to go to just one place but kind of eat and walk, drink and walk.

I appreciate any advice, knowing that these questions have been answered. I have read through the posts but I cannot distill it down enough.
Thank you for your help!

Jun 02, 2013
Sarasml in New Orleans

Palm Springs restaurants

Depends upon what you are looking for. Zin's is our favorite place - its located in downtown - Trio in uptown. We ate at Johannes the food was good but rich. We are not fans of Lulu's but everyone we know likes it there. Sammy G's surprised us with its consistency. Good sandwiches and salads. Escena has amazing views mediocre service and food. But have drinks first and you won't notice the food. But the view is fantastic. Tyler's has excellent burgers - its in the downtown area. Cheeky's is overrated but if you want to eat there and don't want to wait go at 8 am. Jiao's is hit or miss as well - the chef was amazing when they opened but the chef after the summer closing was not. We will try them again before writing them off. The quality of food in the desert is interesting. These are just our opinions. There are many places we have not tried yet. But living here allows us the time to try them. Let us know where you ate and what you thought - we are always up for new information!

Feb 07, 2013
Sarasml in California

Cologne for three days then Montpellier for two days

Hello all,
Can you please recommend places to eat in Cologne and bars as well. We will be there for three days and would love to have your advice.

Also, can anyone recommend places in Montpellier where we will be going after we visit COlogne.

Thank you!

Sep 20, 2012
Sarasml in Europe

Two days in Hartford with a quick trip to the coast for the day-Deliciousness wanted!

Thank you! Any recs for a place that serves whole lobster? Either near W Hartford or Westbrook or Old Saybrook?

Sep 09, 2012
Sarasml in Southern New England

Two days in Hartford with a quick trip to the coast for the day-Deliciousness wanted!

Thank you very much!! I look forward to checking this out!

Sep 09, 2012
Sarasml in Southern New England

Two days in Hartford with a quick trip to the coast for the day-Deliciousness wanted!

Hi Everyone -
I will be in Hartford for two days. Am staying in West Hartford both nights and want to shoot down to the Old Saybrook, Lyme area for lunch. Am looking for delicious fresh seafood, lobster, clams etc. Deliciousness is much more important than decor. Also any recs for West Hartford for outstanding food? Many thanks in advance for the great suggestions

Sep 08, 2012
Sarasml in Southern New England

Top 5 places in Key West area

Hi Everyone -
We are traveling to Key West next week from a Ft Lauderdale trip and am looking for recs to eat. I have read the posts and I could use more help Please!

We like places with great food. Fresh, delicious, creative, ethnic - it's all good! Don't really need to go fancy unless it is just the best ever.

Any advice is most appreciated!

Apr 12, 2012
Sarasml in Florida

Ode to the Oahu/Honolulu Board - and all other Chow hounds too

Dear Board,
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways - by Malasada, and shrimp truck, saimin and ramen, poke and cocoa puffs, La Mer, Alan Wong, Dukes and Ocean House, shave ice with and without beans and ice cream - the list goes on and on.

Thanks for all of the interesting reading and knowledgeable advice, recommendations and just good old food for thought. I have to work out twice as much when I come to visit! But yummmmmmy!

Dec 19, 2011
Sarasml in Hawaii

Pick the Best One

Thank you thank you. Will be back in touch.

Nov 23, 2011
Sarasml in Washington DC & Baltimore

Pick the Best One

Hi everyone - I am compiling a list for our trip to DC and would be very appreciative of your expertise and guidance for DC only. We will be staying at the Hyatt.

Best soul food/southern cooking

Best burger - amazing burger place

Best place for drinks on the Potomac

best drinks place in Georgetown

best brewpub in DC

best crabs in DC

Your #1 choice of all in DC Not over $$$.

Thank you thank you in advance!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 21, 2011
Sarasml in Washington DC & Baltimore

Anything around the Andaz Hotel? [London]

How is Wild Honey? We are looking for a lunch spot nearby Buckingham Palace and Parliament. Also, we are completely open on Saturdays and thought we would do the Tate Modern and teh SouthWark area. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Tate Modern
Bankside, London SE1 9TG, GB

Sep 18, 2011
Sarasml in U.K./Ireland

Anything around the Andaz Hotel? [London]

Thanks for the info - I will check out the other thread as well.

Sep 18, 2011
Sarasml in U.K./Ireland

Anything around the Andaz Hotel? [London]

Quality is more important than price, but price is not unlimited. Memorable is also important. We are open to traveling around. But not to far out of London proper. Our time is limited.

Sep 14, 2011
Sarasml in U.K./Ireland

Anything around the Andaz Hotel? [London]

Hi everyone!
We are coming to London in the next few weeks and I have been reading a lot about eating in London - cant wait to be there!! Can anyone give some recommendations for meals somewhat close to the Andaz Hotel? Breakfast, Lunch, dinners, pubs? Very much appreciate any advice or help!

Sep 13, 2011
Sarasml in U.K./Ireland

Freshest Fish near Waikiki or within walking distance (1-2 miles) or amazing food, no chains.

Thanks K man - i am looking forward to checking out all of the recommendations - we will probably be transferred here and I will be happy to embark on a journey of deliciousness and maybe some not so deliciousness.

May 13, 2011
Sarasml in Hawaii

Freshest Fish near Waikiki or within walking distance (1-2 miles) or amazing food, no chains.

Thanks - we don't care about tourists - we are tourists at least for now! We care about food. Thanks for the quick response!

May 11, 2011
Sarasml in Hawaii

Freshest Fish near Waikiki or within walking distance (1-2 miles) or amazing food, no chains.

Hi Again - at the risk of being a pest I am hoping that you all will help me again with recommendations for amazing fish or just food near Waikiki. We will be there for 10 days and I want to eat relatively healthy - especially after the Pigout around Oahu. Great food is key - price is less important but don't want to spend $$$ every night. Have read all of the comments but please break it down for me like the other. please!!! We can take a cab or the Bus too.
Mahalo!!

May 11, 2011
Sarasml in Hawaii

Eating on a drive around of Oahu

Time to pick up that gauntlet!! Okay He is really a she and she with her husband can probably eat at every place listed. What a great list - thank you soo much - beyond what I ever hoped for. Let me just say that I have been dreaming about those darn shrimp trucks. I will report back after we make the trip and let you know Truthfully what we were able to accomplish.
Many many thanks to all of you fabulous Chowhoundsters!

May 11, 2011
Sarasml in Hawaii

Eating on a drive around of Oahu

Hi from a complete newbie to eating on Oahu and alot of Hawaii for that matter (tho we did eating on Kauai justice!). I am coming next week and would like some suggestions on planning an eating trip of Oahu. We will be staying in Waikiki for a week and will venture out and about on Sat and Sun. No chains please. And many thanks for any advice and input. I have been reading many of these post and its a little overwhelming - but I am a fast learner.

May 09, 2011
Sarasml in Hawaii

Best Southern Food

Hi Everyone - I am coming to Atlanta to celebrate friend's 65th b-day. We are staying at the Westin Peachtree - we need a restaurant for one night - being a southern girl I am looking for make me want to cry - slap my momma southern cooking with a reasonable price range and somewhat located near to the area where we are staying. Any suggestions?/ Many thanks!

Sep 25, 2010
Sarasml in Atlanta

Just one amazing place!

We were underwhelmed by roy's on kauai. we would like a deliciously fantastic meal near to the hyatt-ish. Price we r open and ambiance would be nice. Tx you.

Sep 20, 2010
Sarasml in Hawaii

Just one amazing place!

Thanks everyone. How very nice. We have no budget but one amazing meal. Someon mentioned a restaurant in the hills for lunch. Anyone ever heard abou this? Thanks again.

Sep 20, 2010
Sarasml in Hawaii