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pizza and a bar in Theater District

great rec for Don Antonio's - loved it

Jun 16, 2014
conradical in Manhattan

pizza and a bar in Theater District

My problem is matching a spot for my 20something children who'll be with me. The challenge is one is an organic farmer and the other a DC office worker. Trying to thread that needle for pre show pizza and post show bar. No beer oriented spots, please. There's probably a previous post along these lines but I couldn
't find it so just a liink would be great. Thanks Chownders

Jun 08, 2014
conradical in Manhattan

Farm to Table Middletown CT

Last year I was in town looking something locavory and came across such a place but my schedule didn't allow a visit. Now I'm going to be back this weekend and can't find it on the Web. Any ideas out there Chowhounders?

Sausalito with a view

I'm thinking that if I can get there in time, why not the best of both worlds: good food (maybe Poggio) AND good view (benches near the ferry after dinner. We'd be straight from Point Reyes dressed as you might imagine. Would this be a problem?

Sausalito with a view

On one day of our 4 day SF trip we plan to be on our way back from Point Reyes in the late afternoon/early eveing. Is there a spot in Saulsalito where we can watch the lights come up in the city whilst we nibble on something good? We're pretty open as to food style. We have a Mission district day capped with Delfina, Dim Sum at Yank Sing, brunch at Zuni Cafe and a weekday market at the Ferry Bldg already planned.

Point Reyes and Point Fort

Great! Diner fare or the grocery for picnic sounds perfect. I'll check my locations.

Point Reyes and Point Fort

I need some suggestions for victuals on a day that starts with a trip out to Point Reyes then back to the Wave Organ near the Exploratorium by 4PM and sunset at Point Fort (8:30PM according to the charts). I will have a car. I've heard about oysters up near Point Reyes but not everyone in the group would be game for that plus I'm not sure how much time for lunch we'll have if we want to get back to high tide at the Wave Organ, however it's still a possibility. I've thought maybe if there's good carry-out on the way back into town (Korean fried chicken?) we might pick it up and picnic out by the Warming Hut. Another possibility is so a drive into, say, North Beach (something Italian?) and then back out to the fort for sunset. Help!

3 evening meals

Looking for some recommendations for 3 evening meals midweek the last week of May. I know I may be a little late on getting started so anything needing a 2 month reservation is out. Also dress code is important - a tie at the most, preferably a nice button down shirt and non-jeans slacks. Cost not a barrier. I'm pretty adventurous but will be traveling with a group so need some choices. Asian or french influence would be nice. Farm to table is always good. A few ideas I've had are Coi, Ristorante Ideale and Delfina.

burgers and the like on the coast [Seaside/Cannon Beach]

Thanks I found the thread. Any opinion about The Relief Pitcher or Gearhart Junction Cafe both in Seaside?

Apr 11, 2013
conradical in Pacific Northwest

burgers and the like on the coast [Seaside/Cannon Beach]

Seems like there was a thread about good casual burger type places in Seaside (near the golf course?) and/or Cannon Beach but I can't find it now. Any suggestions?

Apr 11, 2013
conradical in Pacific Northwest

Downtown dinner choices

The trick is hitting the sweet spot of common denominator for a family of 4. I'd say that Clyde Common and Cassidy's seem to be the best fits. I don't know the food scene there in Portland but it looks like Paley's Imperial would have the same name recognition elan that Michael Simon's Lola has here in Cleveland - and would,of course, be great.

Apr 05, 2013
conradical in Metro Portland

Downtown dinner choices

My family, two 50-somethings and two 20-somethings, will be staying in the Downtown area for 3 nights (Thurs - Sat) perhaps at the Embassy Suites - without a car. Any recommendations for dinner in walking distance? We will probably spring for a cab for some combination of Beast, Ox, Tasty n Sons, Ken's Artisanal Pizza, Toro Bravo and Castagna but it would be nice to have other options.

Apr 03, 2013
conradical in Metro Portland

Forest Grill--Birmingham, MI [DTW]

My experience was much like the posters above. Not surprisingly the charcuterie board was top notch with buttery pork belly, peppery salami, tart soprasessa and floral saucisson sec. I also sampled (ate almost every bit) of the prok belly and scallops which I found a bit rich - maybe because I was full of air dried delights. It was a Thursday night but at 8 and almost empty :(

Sep 19, 2012
conradical in Great Lakes

Forest Grill--Birmingham, MI [DTW]

I'm going to be in Ann Arbor the second week in September and it sounds like the OP and I have very similar tastes and experiences (form Cleveland, too). I'm planning to make the trip to the Forest Grill one night. Any suggestions for otehr nights in or around AA?

Aug 06, 2012
conradical in Great Lakes

food trucks in baltimore

The last thread I saw on this was almost 2 years ago so I thought I'd ask again. I'm going to be in town in late June. I plan to be in the Hampden, Station North and Fells Point areas on a Thursday and Friday. Any tips?

vergennes laundry

Made the stop and agree that the croissants are fabulous. Also agree about limited menu. I got one of Everything they offered the morning I was there: a croissant, a fig and almond biscotti and a little chocolate sable. The biscotti was prefectly textured with a smokiness that was a great match with coffee. The sable had just the right salt/sugar ratio.

vergennes laundry

Anyone been to the Vergennes Laundry in Vergennes, VT? Got a good write ni Food and WIne (Bon Appeitte?) this month.

Lola vs Farenheit in Tremont, Cleveland

Sorry about the Lola/Lolita confusion. I was thinking Lolita in Tremont. Ladybug, what makes Lolita different IYO?

Aug 26, 2011
conradical in Great Lakes

Lola vs Farenheit in Tremont, Cleveland

The title about sums it up. Any opinions?

Aug 25, 2011
conradical in Great Lakes

Eating through Portland in 2.5 days...

Had to glom onto this thread to tout for Hot Suppa. I recently visited Portland for the first time and was blown away by your town. Among other things the eats are great. Duckfat, Otto etc get lots of ink in Chowhound but Hot Suppa not so much. This may be because I belive they only recently began to serve in the PM. I grew up on the coast in the south and have had many many many fried oysters but none as good as those at Hot Suppa: crispy on the outside and chewy and oceany on the inside. Oddly my daughter who usually makes gagging sounds when I speak of oysters was persuaded to try one and ended up arm wrestling me for the last bivalve. The shrimp grits (served on our visit with pan fried catfish) also warrent special mention. I've never had a risotto that could top them for creamy succulence and intense seafood flavor. Couple this with a friendly but noy intrusive staff, great tunes (courtesy of Pandora according to the bartender but what the hey) and comfy setting.

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Hot Suppa
703 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102

suggestions for Bel Air, Havre le Grace MD?

Price's pretty much delivered. The setting was just right under the awning at a picnic table lit by Xmas lights watching the boats drift by and the trains rumble past. The food was a bit above average but not local. A nod to the steamed clams and frown to the fish taco.

Two Dinners in Baltimore??

here are three pretty different ideas:

Captain Larry's is a bar and grill on the east side of Federal Hill. It has great burgers and fries and a good neighborhood vibe
http://captainlarrys.com/default.php

Petit Louis is a bistro and personal favorite. Some posters find the tables too crowded but coming from someone who started by recommending a bar I haven't found this to be a problem at all. The service is friendly, knowledgable - top notch.
http://www.petitlouis.com/

The Brewer's Art is in between these two with a seperate and lively bar up front and dark wood, braised meats, microbrew in the back. As a plus the Owl Bar in the Belvedere is across the street.
http://www.belgianbeer.com/

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Brewer's Art
1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Petit Louis
4800 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

Captain Larry's
601 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230

Keema? (Cleveland)

Cafe Tandoor (there's one in Cleveland Hts but I usually go to the one in Aurora) makes a mean meat samosa but it's got more of a Northern Indian vibe with pistachios and cloves. Not sure what the Cedar Center place was - could it have been Turkish rather than Indian?

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Cafe Tandoor
2096 S Taylor Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

May 13, 2011
conradical in Great Lakes

suggestions for Bel Air, Havre le Grace MD?

Any opinion about Price's Seafood in Havre de Grace? It's been suggested as "local color" type of place - which I generally like.

suggestions for Bel Air, Havre le Grace MD?

I'm going to be in Bel Air for a lacrosse tournement 7/15-17 and although familiar with Baltimore I've never been in this area. I suspect the seafood should be good. I'm not a big steamed crab fan but completely game for local color, smoked anything.

Cooking classes in Northeast Ohio?

Loretta Paganini's school just east of 271 in Chesterland has been around for decades.

http://www.lpscinc.com/index.asp

I've taken several classes there over the years and I'm currently one class into a 12 class techniques course for hobbists at her professional institute across the street.

There's also a school in Hudson (Southeast of Cleveland nearer 480) where I took a few classes in the early 90s. It has since changed hands but here's a link

http://www.wrsoc.com/index/index.php

Apr 07, 2011
conradical in Great Lakes

colicchio and sons

I was at the Tap room last fall and am headed back in a few weeks. I loved the french oinion soup and the bone marrow - the former is no longer listed on the current menu. The rabbit in a jar and the pigs head terrine appeal as does the pork leg entree. I'm thinking that the two of us might do the 3 apps and the pork leg (we're red meat types - I consider pork as the "new" red meat, myself). Any opinions?

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Colicchio & Sons
85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Mar 30, 2011
conradical in Manhattan

Best Italian restuarant in Cleveland?

Thanks, good start. Just for clarification - we're not planning to go all Lady Gaga but I know that we're loud laughers and didn't think we'd do well in a super formal setting.

Feb 15, 2011
conradical in Great Lakes

Best Italian restuarant in Cleveland?

What's the consensus on the best Italian restaurant in Cleveland for a loud party of 6 with seafood allergies but willing to take a chance on tripe and the like?

Feb 14, 2011
conradical in Great Lakes

fried chicken

So now we're talking about the best chicken (I hoped we'd get there). Thanks for the radish info - I'm ready to try it at home. As to the best chicken: my personal issue is that for breasts I like a big salty and crunchy coating but for thighs I prefer a wetter more savory one. The result is that no place does it both ways. I have to pick one or the other. Sigh...