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Toughest Tables in Tokyo?

For my curiosity, other than Jiro, what are the most recent "Toughest" tables to get in Tokyo at the moment?

1 day ago
JBG89 in Japan

Best Tripe in Rome

Hello,

Can anyone please direct me to some great choices for Tripe in Rome?

Thanks!

Sep 02, 2015
JBG89 in Italy

Rome Food Tours

Hi,

Can anyone provide me some insight into the various food tours in Rome (i.e. Katie Parla / Elizabeth Minchilli). My girlfriend and I are going to Rome for 4 days, are big foodies, but don't mind putting the gruntwork into discovering restaurants via chowhound or other methods.

Give that we are usually comfortable constructing a meal itinerary, would a food tour still be a good experience for us?

Aug 27, 2015
JBG89 in Italy

Sixteen Sunday brunch?

Can anyone please provide feedback about Sixteen's sunday brunch. I understand they are quite different experiences but are looking to do either the brunch or the saturday $44 lunch.

Thanks!

Apologies: Thanks Gonzo for the correction, the place in question is actually Sixteen

Jul 27, 2015
JBG89 in Chicago Area

Unique Options for a Celebratory Dinner (Next Like Recs)

Hi all,

I've planned an impromptu trip to Chicago this weekend and the procrastination has seemed to work against me in terms of reserving Next.

Can anyone please recommend another unique dining experience that would set me back around or less than $150 a person?

Thanks!

Jul 27, 2015
JBG89 in Chicago Area

Indonesian bazaars, Masjid al-Hikmah, 2015

Hi, will there be one this weekend?

Jul 09, 2015
JBG89 in Outer Boroughs

Seafood Restaurants in Brazil

Hi there,

I'll be visiting brazil with 3 friends (2 of which prefer to be pescetarian). I understand that Brazil may be better known for meat but can anyone direct me to a restaurant that has decent seafood options?

Thanks!

Final 2 Day Itinerary Critique

Thanks!

Apr 08, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Top Food-Related Items to Purchase

Thanks. I'll specifically look out for these.

Apr 06, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Final 2 Day Itinerary Critique

Any thoughts on which, if any would survive well for 4 hours back to NYC?

Apr 06, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Top Food-Related Items to Purchase

Awesome! Copied and I will map these all out on google maps

Apr 06, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Final 2 Day Itinerary Critique

Thank you!

You've surely saved me some frustration and time.

Are there any recommendations you would replace. I am hoping to get a good mix of fine montreal cuisine, basic cheap eats, and perhaps something fun/new (I might be missing the last one)

Apr 06, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Final 2 Day Itinerary Critique

After some disappointment in several of the restaurants that were chosen not open on weekends, I've come to the following somewhat final list.

Could anyone provide some last minute insight into any new developments or new places that I should try that may have popped up in the last few weeks? What would you possibly do differently?

Thanks!

Saturday AM Jean Talon Market
Saturday Lunch Lemeac (1PM)
Saturday Dinner Club Chasse et Peche (6PM)
Saturday Late Binerie Mont Royal

Sunday AM/Lunch H4C? (1:30) - Maybe an early morning option as well?
Sunday Dinner Au Pied de Cochon (8PM)
Sunday Late L'Express

Monday AM Montreal Bagels

Edit: Added H4C For Sunday Lunch, due to Olive being closed- and Switched Binerie and L'Express.

Thanks!

Apr 06, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Top Food-Related Items to Purchase

I'd love to bring some food-related items back for co-workers in the states. What would you bring back if you were to go? And perhaps where would you purchase the recommended items?

Thanks for any suggestions

Apr 06, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Good place for after-dinner drinks for a group of 8

Great Choice! Unfortunately we've been previously, anything else similar come to mind?

Mar 18, 2015
JBG89 in Manhattan

Good place for after-dinner drinks for a group of 8

Are there any cocktail lounges or bars, perhaps with a small secluded section, to have drinks with a birthday dinner. We're not too price sensitive and would like to keep it downtown as our dinner is at Hudson Clearwater.

Thank You!

Mar 18, 2015
JBG89 in Manhattan

2 Day Trip - Foodie Itinerary Review Please

Happy to do an extravagant sunday brunch!

Mar 14, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

2 Day Trip - Foodie Itinerary Review Please

Thanks, will definitely look into all of this!

Mar 13, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

2 Day Trip - Foodie Itinerary Review Please

Thanks!! I mixed up my dinner days - am doing club chasse sat and au pied sunday. Will certainly take your recommendations into mind.

Would i be able to order off lemeacs regular lunch menu? and not the brunch menu?

Mar 13, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

2 Day Trip - Foodie Itinerary Review Please

Hi there!

I'm planning a quick getaway from NYC and am staying from Saturday Morning to Monday Morning. We are staying at the W hotel but wouldnt mind travelling for a meal.

Can anyone please provide a critique of my following plan or recommendations for places where i can fill in some additional snacks. Additional comments on meal planning (too much of the similar cuisine in 1 day) would also be appreciated!

We would like to stay with montreal staples however would like to diversify our palates with other interesting cuisine in the area. Lastly, for brunch, rather than going for the standard eggs type brunch wed be happy to substitute a heartier lunch at a good montreal restaurant we cant visit for dinner due to time constraints.

Thanks!

P.S. We LOVE foie gras :)

Saturday Morning - Jean Talon market
Saturday Lunch - Lemeac (1PM)
Saturday Dinner - Club Chasse et peche (6PM)
Saturday Late Eats - L'Express

Sunday Breakfast - TBD / Olive & Gourmando
Sunday Lunch - TBD
Sunday Dinner - Au Pied De Cochon (8PM)
Sunday Late Eats - La Banquise

---Revised for Suggestions Below---

Mar 13, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Hip Non-Steak Centric Birthday Dinner (<$100 pp)

Apologies, I am looking at miami beach or downtown miami

Thanks!

Mar 12, 2015
JBG89 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Hip Non-Steak Centric Birthday Dinner (<$100 pp)

Hi there,

Can anyone please recommend a Non-Steak centric birthday dinner for a group of mid 20's travelers? We would like to keep it under $100 pp inclusive of tax/tip and perhaps a drink. We're coming in from NYC and would appreciate a new spot with a happening scene.

Thanks!

Mar 11, 2015
JBG89 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Any good "Special Tables" without a minimum?

Can anyone recommend any good venues with special tables or rooms without a pre-fixe minimum. We did Blue Ribbon Bakery last year which was nice and would like something similar, for 10-12 people under $80 with drinks if possible.

Thanks!

Places that were suggested were Alta, however they could not guarantee the balcony table.

Feb 23, 2015
JBG89 in Manhattan

2015 Restaurant Week?

Surprised to see scarpetta on here (trying today) and Park Ave winter back

Feb 22, 2015
JBG89 in Manhattan

2 Days in Montreal - Foodie filled suggestions please?

Im coming in via plane, and just was able to get joe beef, albeit the 9:30 table

Feb 09, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Weekend Foodie Lunch Deals or Menus?

Thanks L'Express seems like a good weekend option.

Feb 09, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

2 Days in Montreal - Foodie filled suggestions please?

Thanks!! Will definitely put this to use as well as the rest of the suggestions.

We are arriving Saturday morning/

I believe we will do Joe Beef for Saturday Dinner, APdC for Sunday dinner and fit L'Express in for a late night meal or lunch one of the days.

Feb 09, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Weekend Foodie Lunch Deals or Menus?

Can anyone advise on any good foodie good lunch deals that Montreal offers? I would be looking more along the lines of moderate-fine dining restaurants that possibly serve a good lunch menu representative of their dinner fare.

Feb 09, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

2 Days in Montreal - Foodie filled suggestions please?

Hello All,

Unfortunately we are only able to escape NYC for the weekend for our Montreal foodie adventure in April.

Things were looking forward to include: Foie Gras, and more Foie Gras as it is quite expensive in NYC (Especially the seared whole pieces which were are quite fond of)

Given our short timeframe and expansive food options, could CH recommend a good food itinerary for us (Arriving 11AM Saturday afternoon and Leaving Monday Morning).

We're looking through the boards and so far Au Pied de Cochon seems like a staple we need to try but would love other suggestion for the remainder of our meals. Wouldnt also mind trying a "Dinner" type place for lunch if available.

Thanks!

Feb 09, 2015
JBG89 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dubai Fine Dining 2015 - Entertainer

Hello,

Could anyone with some information please provide some recommendations for some good fine dining options, and 1 buffet option for our trip from the entertainer book?

We're into seafood/new & modern cuisine and would like to try to stay away from steak.

So far for fine dining we've thought that Traiteur and Table9 would be interesting options.

For the buffet, the options are between the Atlantis, Westin, Fairmont Palm, JW Marriot, Palace (Ewaan), and Rixos Palm.

A list of items is below: Thanks!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Entertainer-D...

Jan 11, 2015
JBG89 in Middle East & Africa