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Heading to Orlando and St Petes beach areas..

We will be in Kissimmee and by Universal. We have ni problem driving for some yummy grub. I have been checking around and let me know if some of these aren't worth it... Cafe TuTu, Ravenous Pig, Tasting Room/Chefs table, Croissant Gourmet, Hillstone, Teak Grill, Yachtsman, Graffiti Junktion, and Barnie's Coffee Kitchen...

Some of those i chose just by the food pics...they are only a rough list and I would love suggestions and feedback...

Jul 11, 2012
Lyn7279 in Florida

Heading to Orlando and St Petes beach areas..

We are heading to Florida in a week . Staying in Orlando area then St Petes Beach and back to Orlando again. Where are some must eats? In any of those areas or on the trip to Tampma/St Pete. We are 2 adults and a child...He is an adventurous eater as well. Please let me know..Thanks

Jul 10, 2012
Lyn7279 in Florida

Des Moines Weekend

Well Thanks all but our trip was a week ago. I did , however on my own research , find and here good things about Fong's Pizza. And we weren't disappointed. That place ROCKS! We seat at the bar, got a brew, and ordered to go. The wait for a table was an hour and a half plus... But delish!

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Fong's Pizza
Des Moines, IA, Des Moines, IA

Aug 28, 2011
Lyn7279 in Great Plains

Lunch in Westport - KCMO

Also , forgot, Californos is decent.

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Californos
4124 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111

Aug 15, 2011
Lyn7279 in Great Plains

Lunch in Westport - KCMO

LOVE LOVE LOVE, Korma Sutra. Its an Indian place that was recommended to us ,when we were there a few years ago, by a local and we eat there every time we are in town. Yum!!

Also if you just want to drive a bit away from Westport,you wont be sorry, Oklahoma Joe's...BEST BBQ ever!!! Not fancy at all, it is in a gas station, but sooo good.

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Korma Sutra
7217 W 110th St, Overland Park, KS 66210

Aug 15, 2011
Lyn7279 in Great Plains

Des Moines Weekend

Hello Chowhounds,

My Husband , son and I are heading to Des Moines . I have seen that it will be restaurant week. I have also checked out Urbanspoon, many mixed reviews there. So my question for you is:

Where are the do not miss places to dine? Do we hit up the Restaurant Week scene or skip it?

We are staying Downtown, coming in Friday, leaving Sunday. Saturday we are headed to Adventureland so that leaves us with 2 dinners and possibly 1 or 2 more meals or snacks. It stinks because there looks like a lot of yummy places to go.

Thanks!

Aug 14, 2011
Lyn7279 in Great Plains

Must know ...WHERE do we eat?

FOR SURE!!!!

Apr 08, 2011
Lyn7279 in Chicago Area

Must know ...WHERE do we eat?

Well it has been a busy weekend and week..

The FINAL BREAKDOWN:

SATURDAY
XOCO- Aztec and Mexico City cocoa, Churros( a taste while waiting for Frontera to open)

Frontera Grill- Pozole with poached egg, Enchiladas Mole, kids Taquitos, Queso Fundido and Guac.....Limonada, Blue Agave Marg and Yucateca Mag(habanero), Marisol brews

Sable-Pear Flatbread, Shrimp Fritters, Crispy Pork Belly BLTS, Smoked Black Cod, kids Meatballs and Pasta...Wars of roses and Stella brew

SUNDAY
Cafe des Architectes- Continental, Pancakes, Grapefruit segments...H2O and French Press Coffee, oh and Chocolate Milk

(sad to say) McDs@ Field Museum: sooooo sad but we needed something close and quick

The Publican-Asparagus Salad, Ham Selection, Frites with egg, Fish Stew, Country Rib, Crumble....Rootbeer, Metro Krankshaft, and Chai

MONDAY
Corner Bakery- Normal eats- French toast, Breakfast Panini...Coffee and Ojs

Lou Malnati's- Chicago Classic, House salad with Malnati Dressing..Sodas all around

NAHA- Gnocchi, Foie, Halibut, Salmon, for the kid-Burger, Almond Dacquois .. Ice cream ..Highball, Ransom Fizz, Hemmingway, Delirium brew and Ginger Ale

TUESDAY
L'appetito- Breakfast sandwiches, Coffee and juice

(Airport) Gold Coast Dog- Italian Beef, Chicago dog

We also threw in there Garrett's Popcorn and Fox and Obel.

We had some great food, okeydokey food, fill the void food and AWESOME..EXCELLENT food.

Highlights
EVERYTHING about and at the Publican...Loved it!!!

Frontera was worth the wait and I have been waiting for years to go. A nod to them but to my mother in law , some of the things were spot on to hers. YUMMY! and the drinks weren't too shabby either.

My husband wanted to go back everyday to Cafe des Architcetes. We had the best coffee to date there..Starbucks( Scooters here too) bye bye, we will have to invest in a French Press now. The pastries and breads were out of this world and don't get me started on the Grapefruit, something so simple but excellent.

Sable wasn't the best ever but pretty good. The Poached Pear Flatbread and Cocktails were great. The Crispy Pork BElly BLTs were good but I have had Pork Belly and this didn't do it justice more of a Carnita type meat. And my Cod had quite a few bones in it, YIKES..

The Chicago Pizza at Malnati's ROCKED!!

NAHA night, our last night, was spectacular .. from the food to the cocktails I wouldn't know were to start or end. Our whole meal, we couldn't ask for more...except more of that food here and now..haha.

Of course we had some normal foods too and since we couldn't get away from museums we didn't get Beef or DOgs until the airport but they were ok. We have a place here called Chicago Dawgs and it is AWESOME and I think it does better service to the dogs and beef than what we had but hey whatever, we just ate there because hubby HAD to have a Beef sandwich before we left CHicago.

So Thanks again ALL!!!

Apr 08, 2011
Lyn7279 in Chicago Area

Must know ...WHERE do we eat?

Well we are back and our bellies are full, our legs/feet are tired and we have met a new friend and her name is Chicago!!

Only have a little to say now, I will save the rest after I myself am rested. Just got in and back to work tomorrow.

I do want to say a BIG "Thank you" to all the answered my qs and also to the city and ALL the Chicagoians....We had a blast!!!

Apr 05, 2011
Lyn7279 in Chicago Area

Must know ...WHERE do we eat?

Thanks...that was a comment not a question. Like oh, i was wondering about that....

Well I have enjoyed all of the advice from all. I won't bother with anymore questions or comments for now.

Thanks.

Mar 31, 2011
Lyn7279 in Chicago Area

Must know ...WHERE do we eat?

Thanks and I am looking forward to the vacation, As for the Frontera wait , I know it seems odd but that we would wait a long time but I have LOVED Bayless for years. I also was wondering if we got there before opening if we would have to wait long then,,

Thanks again all!

Oh and I did get dinner res at Sable and The Publican.....

Mar 31, 2011
Lyn7279 in Chicago Area

Must know ...WHERE do we eat?

Well for now I think we will do a taxi due to the fact with a child and baggage...

As for the eats , the best part, this is what we have so far( let me know if we need to change or add something..

Saturday: Brunch at Frontera Grill...I am sure we will have to wait, no res avail..haha
Saturday: Dinner at Sable?
Sunday: thinking Breakfast or Brunch at Cafe des Architectes
Sunday: Dinner at the Publican?
Monday: Dinner res at Naha

We are hitting up
Lou Malnati's for Pizza
Portillo's for Italian Beef and Hot dogs
Fox & Obel
Garrett's Popcorn

We are also doing museums and sight seeing so if I am missing something , food or just something special, please let me now.
Thanks

Mar 31, 2011
Lyn7279 in Chicago Area

Must know ...WHERE do we eat?

Thank you all for the great info. To answer some reply questions,...

We are flying into Midway.
Not sure when rush hour is but, leaving on a weekday on flight at 2:20pm.
We are staying at the Hyatt Regency. I dont thik they have a van , but I will call.
Some one did tell us about both Ed Debevics and Harry Carays, our son loves baseball, and thanks for the heads up about Eds, I was kinda of thinking about it since we would be dragging him to where we wanted to eat and that might be fun for him but now we wont. I was just trying to squeeze it in anyway.

Mar 29, 2011
Lyn7279 in Chicago Area

Must know ...WHERE do we eat?

Thank you all so much for all the ideas. I guess that we will have to save the upscale dining for a romantic couples trip.. but thats okay we need family time too..I am getting excited and nervous. I also have a non food question.

What would be the ideal transportation from the airport to hotel? Train, cab, van, limo sedan?
We arent renting a car...

Mar 28, 2011
Lyn7279 in Chicago Area

Must know ...WHERE do we eat?

I want to thank you all. I was already planning on Garrett's. I have heard and read many things about Burt's and Gino's East for pizza and Al's for Italian Beef. I am going to try for res on Saturday brunch at Frontera Grill ..we know for sure we want to do a Rick Bayless place and they are only open Tues - Sat... But I did want to try XOCO as well..

I was thinking about Tru, Blackbird, The Publican , The Girl and the goat, Spiaggia, Sprout and Alinea or Moto... We cant really decide about our dinner choices.. Plus we dont want to be out of place because we will have a child with us .. hoping at the high dollar joints he can share with us..

Mar 27, 2011
Lyn7279 in Chicago Area

Must know ...WHERE do we eat?

Heading to Chicago for the first time. Need to know the must eats. I know we want to have deep-dish pizza, Italian beef, hot dogs but we are foodies as well and are wanting to know where would we eat that if we never return to Chicago we would have had the best.

A few things, its 2 adults and 1 child, 8yr old, I am not worried that somewhere will be unchildfriendly but let me know....we are in on a Saturday morn and out on a Tuesday afternoon. We are staying Mag Mile/downtown..we are not renting a vehicle .

Please give me ideas.
Thanks

Mar 27, 2011
Lyn7279 in Chicago Area