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Former NOLA Cook, needs updated info for return visit

Hi, I used to live in NOLA and worked at the Windsor Court a number of years ago. I have not visited the Big Easy since before Katrina.

I am excited to be returning and will only be in NOLA for 3 nights in April and want to maximize my chow time. Please suggest to me the 3 must not miss dinners for those nights, price not an object. Also any additional recommendations would be appreciated too.

Thanks ya'll

Jan 24, 2012
msm856 in New Orleans

SC BBQ the quest is on

OK, so I will be in Charleston the week of May 10th and need a SOUTHERN BBQ FIX BAD! If it were my last meal on earth it would be slow smoked, cooked TRUE Southern BBQ:)

So where do ya'll recommend?? I need this like air :)

Apr 20, 2011
msm856 in Southeast

While in Charleston, SC where do you recommend

I will be visiting Charleston this spring for 6 nights and want to go to at least 3 outstanding dinners. While I have been to Charleston many times and even lived there, it has been a number of years since my last trip (my wife’s first time). Please recommend your cannot miss choices, we will be staying at Charleston Place 3 nights, and the Sanctuary 3 nights (I don’t mind leaving the island for great dinning). BTW, I am an avid foodie and a graduate of the CIA.

Also, if you would make some breakfast and lunch recommendations too, we would appreciate it :)

Jan 11, 2011
msm856 in Southeast

Babbo or Scarpetta?

I have been to both Scarpetta's (NY and Miami) and Babbo 3x....IMHO
SCARPETTA, while in its early days Babbo was the king, I get the feeling that it has turned into a place where the table turn is more important than the diners experence.

Food quality at both is excellent, but again I am leaning toward Scarpetta....why not try both while you are here and make your own decision.

110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Jan 11, 2011
msm856 in Manhattan

looking for excellent shabu shabu

I have not seen any comments or suggestions for shabu shabu or other traditional Japanese delights. I am looking for a GREAT traditional rendition, any suggestions?

Nov 24, 2010
msm856 in Manhattan

Kosher in South Florida?

Sunrise Pita & Grill
2680 North University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33322

GLATT Kosher and AWSOME it's the first place I go when I visit the area, great falafel, Schwarma etc :)

Sunrise Pita & Grill
2680 N University Dr, Sunrise, FL 33322

Thanksgiving in Ft. Lauterdale/Boca Raton/Miiami

Any suggestions for a GOOD dinner on Thanksgiving day? We are going to be in Ft L but will go to Miami or up to Boca for the right place.

Thanks, and Happy Turkey-Day to ALL.

Visiting Ft. Lauderdale and need suggestions for Thanksgiving dinner and other nights too

My family and I are visiting the Ft. Lauderdale area over Thanksgiving from the metro NYC area (Thursday- Monday). We would like some recommendations as where we could enjoy a great Thanksgiving dinner, with out spending over $80 pp. We all enjoy food and wine and I was a Chef at one time.

We are open to suggestions from Miami to Boca, and do not necessarily need to have turkey….for example we might enjoy a great Cuban repast or other “ethnic” choices. Thanks in advance and Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

BTW, other restaurant recommendations are welcomed for the other days we are visiting too.