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Special places between Palm Springs and LAX--especially convenient to freeways

Thank you--excellent suggestions and leads.

May 26, 2014
kel in Los Angeles Area

Great places to grab lunch/dinner on the road from LAX to Palm Springs on I-10

There is one just North of LAX.

May 26, 2014
kel in Los Angeles Area

Palm Springs area? Any new suggestions?

In the greater Cochella Valley: are you able to make special suggestions for 2014 / currently?

May 26, 2014
kel in California

Has Anyone Ordered from Omaha Steaks?

Tried them 3 times over the years: Very ordinary products.

May 26, 2014
kel in General Topics

Budapest--please comment on these reatuarants to visit

Restaurants:

Csalogany 26 ( also address): 36 1 201 7892: one of the favorites for lunch on Buda side. Reasonable priced prix fix nice lunch specials. Can walk up appr 15 minutes from start/ beginning of HEV across from Paliament. Appr 40 meters south of it is a very interesting "hole in the wall" very cheap local place with lot of Magyar specialties-if nice day could seat outside. If no res--for both of these for lunch --go little early or little late.

Hungarikum Bisztro--good Magyar food and music. Need res: 306616244.
Zeller--excellent: 36 Izabella: 306510880; on Pest side.

Costas: Michelin star at the beginning of street with many bars and restaurants ( kind of too touristy): 4 Raday utca: 36 1 219 0696

Barkonyha Wine Kitchen---very close to Basilika on 3 Sas utca: 36 1 266 0835. Also in area of several good restaurants. Michelin Star, but not too expensive.

Spaghi--excellent italian

Onyx--has Michelin star; expensive.

All you could eat restaurant:

Trofea: have several -- the one near to the HEV stop at: Arpad Hid in Obuda. There are several others--but not all are nice.

May 26, 2014
kel in Europe

Budapest modern and innovative

Borkonyha Kitchen is more youthful, lively and less expesive than the other two. Also suggest--especially for usually excellent prix fix lunch: Csalogany 26 in Buda--it may be getting a Michelin star.

May 26, 2014
kel in Europe

What's Tokyo best sashimi?

Any 2014 updates?

Feb 08, 2014
kel in Japan

Best ice cream in Tokyo?

It does not seem that our community is enthused about ice cream in Tokyo??? How about Gelato?

Feb 08, 2014
kel in Japan

Downtown lA Central Market-read that the Yellen family is fixing up entire basement for cool, hip and fun places...

Any of these are open and worthwhile to go to?

Feb 14, 2013
kel in Los Angeles Area

Special places between Palm Springs and LAX--especially convenient to freeways

Would appreciate suggestions of any type of food--restaurants where foods are very tasty and interesting--could be fancy or hole in the wall. Thank you in advance.

Feb 14, 2013
kel in Los Angeles Area

Gelato in OC----now that Gelato Paradiso closed?

Any gelato experts ?

Nov 22, 2012
kel in Los Angeles Area

Favorite All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant?

The General. The Korean Buffett on Newport Blvd in Tustin.

Nov 22, 2012
kel in Los Angeles Area

Orange County: eat brunch or lunch Thanksgiving day ?

Suggestions for good or interesting places to eat. When many places are closed ?

Nov 22, 2012
kel in Los Angeles Area

Cheap Places to eat in Madrid

Lack of response meaNS : NO cheap but good places in Madrid?

Oct 23, 2012
kel in Spain/Portugal

Quaint little seafood restaurant in Madrid

Anyone else been at Costa Del Sol?

Oct 23, 2012
kel in Spain/Portugal

Madrid Restaurant - DiverXo vs La Terraza

Which other places would you recommend?

Oct 23, 2012
kel in Spain/Portugal

Best restaurant in Madrid?

Very nice thread. Any more current, or addresses?

Oct 23, 2012
kel in Spain/Portugal

Madrid near Prado

No one has suggestions?

Oct 23, 2012
kel in Spain/Portugal

Which Dallas Seafood Market, Rex's or T.J.'s?

Any current reviews of TJ's Seafood in or near Oak Lawn?

Oct 14, 2012
kel in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas Steakhouse Recommendations

Second the not so good eview. Even the serice was odd--some staff kept touching the ladies in our group--whom they never met before .

Oct 14, 2012
kel in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas Steakhouse Recommendations

Our experience has only been mediocre.

Oct 14, 2012
kel in Dallas - Fort Worth

Charlie Palmer

Do they still have the excellent Happy Hour DEALS? Which days?

Oct 14, 2012
kel in Dallas - Fort Worth

recession deals in las vegas

Sorry, just got stock on caps.

Sep 08, 2012
kel in Las Vegas

Microbiotic type of vegetarian in Dallas?

Any suggestions please for the better ones in late 2011?

Dec 19, 2011
kel in Dallas - Fort Worth

tapas itinerary...help.

Some of these palces get extemely busy, loud, lot of drinking, etc in busy times--you may wish to mention that to the parents of the child.

Dec 03, 2011
kel in Spain/Portugal

Cochinillo in Barcelona or Valencia recommendations?

Any of these comparable to Jose Maria in Segovia?

Dec 03, 2011
kel in Spain/Portugal

Interesting article in supplement of WSJ issue today--12/2/2011

About Northern Spain/ Catalonian chefs and restaurants along with other comments--well worth reading for any chowhound.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001...

Dec 03, 2011
kel in Food Media & News

Madrid: very nice dining / meals at Rubaiyat ( Baby Grill), Calle Juan Hurtado de Mendoza 13

Seen suggestions on various boards for Sacha in Madrid. After our hotel made reservations at Sacha and we arrived when Sacha was only partially full, they could not find our reservation and said they cannot seat us. Well, immediately next door is above large very nice looking restaurant: Baby Grill --with a sister restaurant in Sao Paolo, Brasil ( A Figueira ). While they were very busy, they tnasferred couple of empty tables and seated our group immediately.
Glad they did ----and even more glad that Sacha was not able to:
Very nice rooms with splendid natural wood elegant tables.
Very nice several complimentary appetizers.
Complimentary cup of beautiful thick soup.
Great variety of virgin oils and seasoned oils.
Breads: one of the best experiences anywhere -tseveral kinds--they bake their own daily.
Complimentary non salted rosemaried hot freshly baked "pretzels"
Other appetizers outstanding.
Wonderful polipo which could be ordered two different ways
First and second courses outstanding: for diversity sake we ordered fish, chicken and steak items-each was very tasty and beautifylly presented.
Excellent very lightly cooked vegetables ( included) presented very nicely.
Terrific desserts-very ample to share.
After dinner two different kind of complimentary excellent ultra cold digestivos.
Also had 6 puttonos Tokaji Aszu.

Staff very pleasant and ample--few spoke English ( ask for Pedro-very polite young male training for professional restaurant career).

Kitchen extremely well equiped, large wood pizza oven, clean, well staffed, and very visible through large glass windows..
Bathrooms--very clean and pleasant.

Cost: ( at later dates we also ate at Sacha"s) - where each of the above complimenatry items were heavily charged and for essentially the same number of items ( or some of us said less), for the same number of persons: Sacha's bill was nearly twice. No comparison between a serious modern Baby Grill, and an old small understaffed bistro.

If you are looking for it: on the Mendoza side they have their bar, the actual large restaurant is in back of building.
Have valet services--in this neighborhood at busy times it is difficult to find parking space

Please let us know if you had recent experiences at either or both ?.

Dec 03, 2011
kel in Spain/Portugal

Madrid: best ice cream or gelato?

ANY UPDATES FOR LATE 2011 OR FOR 2012?

Nov 28, 2011
kel in Spain/Portugal

New and Noteworthy in D/FW

Lewisville: what a super helpful / nice list and suggestions.

Nov 08, 2011
kel in Dallas - Fort Worth