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Best large-family Chinese dinner-not banquet [San Francisco]

Hi,

We'll be hosting a family reunion dinner in July and I'm looking for recommendations for a restaurant in SF where we might be able to reserve a bigger table/private space for 10-15 people. We'd prefer to order a la carte, so I'm not looking for a banquet, just wondering which restaurants might be able to accommodate a larger party with great food in a more quiet space.

Thanks so much in advance!

where to eat in Blainville?

Thanks so much for the suggestions.

dumpling making classes?

Hi,

Just hoping someone might have a lead on cooking classes that would specialize in dumpling making. I know that San Francisco Cooking School is offering one in August that looks great, but I can't make that date. If anyone else has suggestions, I'd really appreciate it.

where to eat in Blainville?

Hi,

My son is going to be at a fencing tournament this weekend at the Equestrian Park in Blainville. Any and all tips on where to eat would be great. We'll likely have several hours for lunch and might need to to dinner too, depending on how late things go.

Thanks so much.

trastavere with kids?

Thanks so much everyone. I'm always appreciative of the generous expertise on chowhound. Now with recommendations for pizza and good bread, we have filled two of our top food groups. Any gelato recommendations nearby? Thanks!

May 31, 2012
juliacr in Italy

trastavere with kids?

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I definitely feel a bit more prepared now, and even more excited than before.

May 30, 2012
juliacr in Italy

trastavere with kids?

We are staying in an apartment, which is what we always try to do. We typically eat something light for lunch, often a picnic, and then have dinner out. I personally hate cooking on vacation, so try to avoid if at all possible.

Looks like there is a good pizza place near us Pizzeria Ai Marmi, but I'd love recommendations for close to home type dinners. We are on the Via Della Luce, cross street is Via Dei Genova.

Thanks-

May 29, 2012
juliacr in Italy

trastavere with kids?

Hi everyone,

We will be spending a week in Rome in June with our two kids, ages 8 and 11. We'll be in Trastavere, on via della Luce and doing the usual tourist sites. I know we are down the street from a great bakery (Biscottificio Artigiano Innocenti) so I'm pretty psyched about that.

I'm completely overwhelmed at this point with the many options for dining-so if anyone has suggestions for reasonably priced kid friendly (faster service is key here, if that is possible) in Trastavere, I'd be very grateful.

So far, I'm thinking:

Osteria Fernanda (might be too fancy with kids?)
L'invincible
Nonna Betta (I know, in the Ghetto, not Trastavere)
Antic Trattoria da Carlone
Da Poeta

Also, if anyone has good suggestions for food shopping-that would be great too.

many thanks in advance.

May 29, 2012
juliacr in Italy

Everest vs. Charlie Trotters for a bday dinner?

Thanks so much-sounds like either is a good choice.I think I'll push for Trotters, because their vegetarian menu looks amazing.

Apr 06, 2011
juliacr in Chicago Area

Everest vs. Charlie Trotters for a bday dinner?

Hi everyone,

I would like to take my parents out for my dad's 74th bday-Alinea is out because it is all booked up, so looks like we are choosing between Charlie Trotters and Everest. I don't live in Chicago anymore, and feel out of touch with the local restaurant scene, so any and all opinions are most welcome. We are looking for highend, "special" feeling meal, in terms of both food and service. My parents are pretty sophisticated, well traveled, somewhat conservative eaters, if that helps.

Thanks!

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Charlie Trotter's
816 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Apr 05, 2011
juliacr in Chicago Area