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Anniversary trip to Scottsdale/Sedona

Thanks for the great recommendations. The pies at Rock Creek look delicious; we'll definitely have to stop there. May try Binkleys, as well. Looks unique.

May 11, 2013
Mkgalby in Phoenix

Anniversary trip to Scottsdale/Sedona

My husband and I are celebrating our 12th anniversary with one night in Sedona (l'Auberge) and three nights in Scottsdale (Four Seasons) in early June. We're leaning toward Dahl and Deluca in Sedona for dinner (loved Casa Rustica, the sister restaurant, on our first visit a few years ago), and we have reservations at Talavera one night. We're looking for suggestions for recommendations for lunch in the Sedona area and lunch and dinners near the Four Seasons. We had hoped to go to Elote in Sedona, but it's closed the night we're there. Would love to try something similar -- authentic southwestern or Mexican cuisine. The menu at Kai looks wonderful, but I think it's too far a drive from the Four Seasons.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Apr 21, 2013
Mkgalby in Phoenix

Crystal City/Old Town Recommendation

Thanks, all, for the great recommendations. Lots of good options! I'm not sure which we'll choose for dinner, but I know we'll be stopping at Buzz Bakery -- the cupcakes look fabulous!

Groceries near Osterville?

Agree with the Fancy's recommendation. It's pricey, but the most convenient to the village, and they have a decent wine and cheese selection. In addition to the Stop & Shop on Route 28, there's also a Star Market on West Main Street in Hyannis.

The Regatta certainly gets the best reviews, and my parents love it, but my husband and I felt like we were the only ones there who were not my parents' age. The food was excellent, but the atmosphere was lacking any pizazz. Personally, I really like Five Bays Bistro right in Osterville. Alberto's, as someone else mentioned, is also consistently good. The Road House in Hyannis has a neat atmosphere (jazz some nights), but the food quality is inconsistent.

Don't miss taking the kids to Four Seas Ice Cream in Centerville (about a 5 or 10-minute drive). It's the best ice cream on the Cape! Don't let the line out the door intimidate you; it moves pretty fast.

Four Seas Ice Cream
360 S Main St, Centerville, MA 02632

Five Bays Bistro
825 Main St, Osterville, MA 02655

Road House
1140 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050

Apr 17, 2011
Mkgalby in Southern New England

Crystal City/Old Town Recommendation

We're coming to DC the end of this week with our two kids, ages 6 and 8, and are looking for recommendations for dinner. We're staying in Crystal City but will have a car and are comfortable taking the Metro. My daughter and I visited a month ago and ate at Il Porto in Old Town. Atmosphere was nice, but we were unimpressed with the food. We loved walking around Old Town, though, and would like to find a better restaurant. Our favorites are Italian, American (good American ... not typical chain food) and pizza.

Here are a few we're considering:
Landini Brothers
Fireworks Pizza
Cucina Vivace
Liberty Tavern
Red Rock Pizza
Socci (at the new Renaissance Crystal City)

I've also thought of Filomena's in Georgetown, but I'm not sure how difficult it will be to find parking on a Thursday night. I've also seen some mixed reviews ("too touristy") recently, although we had a fabulous meal there several years ago.

Also, any good breakfast spots in Crystal City?

Thanks for your help!

Cucina Vivace
509 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202

The Liberty Tavern
3195 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

Fireworks Pizza
2350 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201