g

Gina Miller's Profile

Title Last Reply

good pub & grub near FedEx Field

Thanks for your input. I had a feeling there was little in the immediate area. Tailgating would be our usual preference, but I've heard horror stories about the lack of "facilities" for those outside the stadium. Is this so? Plus, if the weather doesn't break soon I can't see spending several hours on the sweltering asphalt with no shade, breeze or bathrooms.

good pub & grub near FedEx Field

Driving up from Richmond to attend the Virginia Tech/Boise State football game on Labor Day Monday at FedEx field. Would like to find a pub with good micros on tap and decent pub food to "tailgate" at before the game. Looking at Old Town, but would like to find a place even closer to Landover, MD if possible. We'll have about a 8 adults and 4 teens. Thanks!

Shepherdstown/Harpers Ferry, WV

Planning a family reunion in Shepherdstown, WV for the last weekend in July. There was a Shepherdstown Chowhound posting not too long ago and I was able to get some useful restaurant suggestions (Stone Soup, 3 Onions). We will probably be in Harpers Ferry for at least one lunch. Can anyone provide some restaurant suggestions for Harpers Ferry? Thanks.

Jul 13, 2009
Gina Miller in Mid-Atlantic

Richmond to Farmville

I don't think you can avoid going into Richmond if you're looking for something special. Certainly chain restaurants along the outskirts of town - but nothing local or interesting. The road to Farmville will be be quite rural and restaurants of any sort pretty scarce. Can you tell me the day/time you will be coming into town and what route you want to take to Farmville? Maybe I can find you something that won't take up too much of your time.

Happy Hour near I-95

thanks for this suggestion. May not be right for this event, but I am always looking for a good place to eat in that area. My next IKEA run will include a stop here.

Happy Hour near I-95

that's funny - I live only a few blocks from both Carytown and Buzz & Ned's. Glad you were able to stop and enjoy Richmond. I might have to go farther into NoVa - was hoping to avoid the mixing bowl but it may be inevitable.

Happy Hour near I-95

I need to drive up from Richmond, VA to Northern Virginia to meet up with some friends. They live all around Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria. I'm looking for a Chowhound worthy spot that will not be horribly inconvenient for anyone (especially me!). Can anyone recommend a good (non-chain) place for a cocktail and a meal close to I-95? Is there anything in Occoquan - as geographically speaking that would work well.

Omaha/Lincoln for Football Weekend

Thanks for the tip. Wouldn't want to be Lydia for all the tea in China.

Omaha/Lincoln for Football Weekend

Thanks so much all the great suggestions - exactly what I was hoping for. The Starlight Lounge and Barrymores are now on my must-do list. Also hope to hit the Magnolia Room in Omaha on Sunday. I always consult my fellow Chowhounders for away game suggestions and I've never been steered wrong. Can't wait to meet lots of 'Huskers and see your part of the world. Go Hokies!

Omaha/Lincoln for Football Weekend

We are flying into Omaha on Friday, Sept. 26th to see our Virginia Tech Hokies play The Cornhuskers in Lincoln on Saturday. Looking for some local advice on good places to eat in both towns. Probably squeeze a weekday breakfast, weekday lunch and a Sunday brunch in Omaha. We'll be in Lincoln on Friday evening through Saturday evening. I'm sure restaurants are crazy on Game Day but any advice on good pubs and pub eats in Lincoln would be welcome. No chains, please - just your favorite places. Thanks

Ripken/Myrtle beach

My parents live in Myrtle Beach (a block from Broadway) during the winter and I spend most of my visits trying to find any non-chain restaurants. They are very rare. I will recommend a great little Italian Deli called Toffinos's (http://www.toffinos.com). Tiny lunch place with no ambiance but the greatest eggplant parmesan subs and fabulous desserts. Chalupa's mexican restaurant (Kings Hwy @28th) has perfectly OK mexican food - their margaritas are excellent. For seafood - and more upscale - is Sea Captain's House - on the beach near 30th.

81-S (PA to Asheville, NC)

We drop our kids off at camp in the Shenandoah Valley and often stop at The BBQ Ranch- a homey little BBQ place just north of Harrisonburg on Route 11 right off I-81. I believe the exit sign just says Route 11 - its near mile marker 257. You go south on 11 for about 1 mile. Anyway, its not a BBQ destination like Ridgewood in TN(mentioned by an earlier hound) but they have good fried shrimp and fried chicken platters. Very down home - same waitstaff for 30-years. Certainly beats any fast food joint and right off the highway.

Epicurious Article v. Chowhound

I have been to neither - both look like excellent choices. One review I read of Dick & Jenny's mentioned the tradition of patrons "sipping cocktails while they wait outside for a table". Do they provide the cocktails or should we bring our own wine? (don't want to get thirsty waiting for our table.) And although I don't mind waiting and sipping, is there a time to avoid to prevent a really long wait?

Sep 05, 2007
Gina Miller in New Orleans

Epicurious Article v. Chowhound

Unfortunately, we are only going to enjoy two dinners (Thurs. Fri of this week) and, hopefully, one good lunch on Friday during this trip - going up to Baton Rouge for the VA Tech/LSU football game on Saturday. Although I've been to NO many times, this is my first visit since K. I've been to most of the established French Quarter places - Mr. Bs, Bayona, K Paul, NOLA, to name a few. This trip was rather spur of the moment, so if reservations are a must, I might be too late already. I don't mind straying out of the Quarter at all - but my hotel is on Iberville.

Sep 05, 2007
Gina Miller in New Orleans

Epicurious Article v. Chowhound

I'm coming into town this weekend and was using an "essential restaurant guide" article I was reading on epicurious.com. They raved about La Petite Grocery and I've made a reservation there . . . but after reading the postings here I'm beginning to have second thoughts. We're staying in the Quarter but don't mind a reasonable cab ride. The article mentioned a "grown-up, but hip vibe" which what attracted me originally. We eat everything but have a hankering for seafood. Thanks, Gina

Sep 04, 2007
Gina Miller in New Orleans