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Korean BIbimbop in Miami?

There was a little Korean place in a warehouse near the Margulies Collection a few years ago, dont know if it is still there. The BiBim Bop was great.

What to order at Prime 112?

Skip the whole meun unless someone else is paying or you hit the lottery. Go to the bar, get a drink from Gabe and munch on the bacon.

Old Fashioned Italian Restaurant in Miami

Nunzios on Bird Road about 114 Ave. Great family style Italian made by Italians.

Boca Raton?

Try Lotus Garden in downtown Coral Gables. Always fresh ingredients, she has about 12 fresh chopped vegetables in the spring/egg rolls. Tell Kathy, the owner/chef what you are looking for, she will make it. She also has some great Vietnamese dishes.

Houston/San Antonio Farewell Trip Eats/Sights

It is sort of the same stuff that I get about living in Miami, like needing a passport to visit, and having my summer weather compared unfavorably to yours.

Apr 03, 2009
brave man in Texas

Houston/San Antonio Farewell Trip Eats/Sights

Thanks for jumping in again.
I will be at Luling moments after arriving in San Antonio.
Goode Co. is a sentimental journey, but then again that is what the trip is all about. It is not like I really want to spend the spring break in Houston. I would like to be almost anywhere else in the U.S. except perhaps for Detroit or Buffalo.

Apr 02, 2009
brave man in Texas

Houston/San Antonio Farewell Trip Eats/Sights

I would probably consider all areas that you mentioned and also areas acrossthe Bayou. There used to be a place called the Boardwalk Beach Club that was a lot of fun but I don,t imagine that it exists anymore.
I know it is a food site but I imagine that those who eat also sightsee some times.
Thanks for your suggestions.

Apr 02, 2009
brave man in Texas

TOP WINGS IN FLA

I dont know about the "natural" aspect of the sauce components but at Rickeys you can request "Challenge Wings".

Apr 01, 2009
brave man in Florida

Houston/San Antonio Farewell Trip Eats/Sights

I posted this under a different title yesterday and only got one reply so I thought I would try again and re-title it.

I am returning to Houston for my 25 year grad school reunion in one week. We will be traveling to San Antonio for a few days then a few days in Houston. I would appreciate any suggestions for great places to eat and/or visit in and around those two areas.

I will not be traveling out of Houston proper so food and activities close to the center would be great. In San Antonio we plan to venture out. I did visit New Braunfels when I was in school and loved the German atmosphere so we may be heading back that way. I am also traveling with my 11 year old son who would like some interesting things to do. I understand that there is a river for canoeing somewhere near New Braunfels. We would like stuff like that. We may travel to Austin so my son can visit the dreaded home of the Longhorns (for some reason he already thinks he is a Gator).

Please send family suggestions. We all like really good food but don’t need anything fancy or over the top. Good wine is always appreciated. We will definitely be visiting Goode Company, and the original Ninfas in Houston other than that we are open.

Apr 01, 2009
brave man in Texas

texas school reunion trip

I am returning to Houston for my 25 year grad school reunion in one week. We will be traveling to San Antonio for a few days then a few days in Houston. I would appreciate any suggestions for great places to eat and/or visit in and around those two areas.

I will not be traveling out of Houston proper so food and activities close to the center would be great. In San Antonio we plan to venture out. I did visit New Braunfels when I was in school and loved the German atmosphere so we may be heading back that way. I am also traveling with my 11 year old son who would like some interesting things to do. I understand that there is a river for canoeing somewhere near New Braunfels. We would like stuff like that. We may travel to Austin so my son can visit the dreaded home of the Longhorns (for some reason he already thinks he is a Gator).

Please send family suggestions. We all like really good food but don’t need anything fancy or over the top. Good wine is always appreciated. We will definitely be visiting Goode Company, and the original Ninfas in Houston other than that we are open.

Mar 31, 2009
brave man in Texas

university of miami food

The restaurants in South Miami are generally pretty poor except Pastis, a little French cafe and Poblano, a nice Mexican place. Jakes is not bad but I haven't eaten there since they changed to a Gastropub, whatever that might mean in South Florida.

You are better off to head for downtown Coral Gables where you will have a wide choice of places. Yuga was mentioned before, the same owner has Su Shin Izakaya, the best sushi in Miami. Spris is good for pizza, salada and light Italian. Lotus Garden has the best Thai in Miami. Francescos has really good Peruvian, probably the best since Cofradia closed. Por Fin and Pascals are both very good.

If you head to the Red/Bird intersection you will have Delicias de Espana, great tapas and onter Spanish dishes and Matsuda the second best sushi in Miami. A little west on Bird Rd. is Los Gallegos another Spanish/tapas restaurant, not quite as good as Delicias.

Further north on Red Road yo have Duffys Tavern, probably the best burger in Miami and a small german restaurant and then another tapas restaurant that falls somewhere between the other two.

Just south of campus there is Titanic Brewing, not bad for a burger or other quick food. Dont get too exotic.

Good Red Zin?

The responses to this query are interesting because I believe that all of the wines listed are probably better than any of the wines previously experienced by someone who likes "red" Zinfandels.

I immediately flee any establishment if I am requested to qualify what color of Zinfandel I would like to drink.

Just to toss another bottle into the mix, Quivira makes a nice Zin.

Jan 28, 2009
brave man in Wine

TOP TAPAS IN FLA

Since when has soft shell crab been considered a tapa? I didnt know they existed in Spain.

Nov 20, 2008
brave man in Florida

TOP TAPAS IN FLA

I had eaten at Copas Y Tapas when they first opened and was not impressed with the tapas. (Anyone that grinds their potatoes into small granules to make a tortilla just doesn’t cut it.) But my wife and I went back several weeks ago in an act of desperation, trying to find a quick little bite in the Gables, and we were impressed. Their morcillas were fairly good, the ensalada rusa and the olives were very good, the mussels were excellent and their tortilla had improved quite a bit. I went back a few days later and had lunch there and their basic serano and manchego sandwich was very good.

The wine selection is great, if you grab a bottle off the wall. Not a bad place at all. I might rate it higher than Xixon. I have not had great experiences there. The food all looks really good in the refrigerated display cases, unfortunately it rarely tastes as good as it looks.

Nov 20, 2008
brave man in Florida

Best Mexican Restaurant in Miami

Yes. Let me clarify, excellent for Miami. I have eaten there twice in the last two weeks and both times the fish tacos have been very good. The place is sort of a dump and the disorganization continues, first visit the front window was broken so most of the customers were using it as a door and as a result there was no a/c, the second time the soda machine was broken but both times I brought my own beer, which they put on ice, so I was fine.

Michael's Genuine - Miami Design District

Thanks tlubow. You would think that on this site one would be given the benefit of the doubt. That I would know the difference between a hard boiled egg, an egg where the whites are still transparent and an egg cooked properly for the dish. But you know it wasnt just the egg, it was also the rubber chicken that the "chef really didnt like to cook" and the never ending wine ordering ordeal. it all added up to an unfortunate dining experience.

Best Mexican Restaurant in Miami

Can't remember the name but there is a new taco place at 75th and Biscayne Blvd. Excellent, but bring your own beer and maybe air conditioning or just extra beer.

TOP WINGS IN FLA

RICKEYS

Sep 17, 2008
brave man in Florida

Michael's Genuine - Miami Design District

There is a difference between not being cooked and a double yolk. And I am not jumping on any bandwagons, just relating my experience. I would like to return, I liked the food. Unfortuantely the experience with the waiter put my wife off so much that she would rather take our $250/300.00 and spend it where it is appreciated.

Michael's Genuine - Miami Design District

My wife and I ate at Michael's several times before the New York Times article naming them one of the best restaurants in the U.S. By coincedence I made reservations for dinner the Thursday that the article came out. The scene was pretty crazy but we were seated fairly quickly inside as we had reserved. The waiter was harried even though we had been served by him several times in the past. I asked several questions about the wine but he didnt have time for stuff like that and disappeared for a while. We finally got a nice bottle of wine and ordered. My wife had an appetizer with egg. The egg was not cooked. We pointed it out to the waiter, who offered to replace it but my wife was not interested since she was turned off by the raw egg. Her main course was the chicken. Again it wasnt cooked correctly, very rubbery.. When we pointed it out to the waiter he said that maybe it was because the chef "really doesnt like to cook chicken". Well why do you have it on the menu???? My dishes were very good. I had the pork belly which was great and a whole fish which was fine. (There are so few restaurants in Miami that can cook fish correctly Miami.)

Because of her treatment, my wife has refused to return. Their loss, there are plenty (well, a few) of other good restaurants around, Michy's, Red Light, Por Fin, Cofridia, Sardinia, Pascals, Captins Tavern, Oceanaire (two places that can actally cook fish).

Best Red Sauce Italian

We are traveling to Boston tomorrow (July 17) for my birthday and would like a recommendation for the best Italian Red Sauce Restaurant.

Also any recommendations in the Portland Maine area for great local food for both lunch and dinner.
Thanks

Jul 16, 2008
brave man in Greater Boston Area

dc trip dining options

thanks for your help, it all sounds great.

dc trip dining options

My wife, son (10) and myself are visiting DC in two weeks for several days and would like to get some lunch and dinner dining options. My wife and I both love good wine and food and my son also appreciates good food and will put up with a fancy/semi fancy place as long as it is somewhat kid friendly, (he has allrady eaten at Chez Panisse, Cafe Grey, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, etc). We also like good!! interesting and/or classic dining options that aren't fancy. We will be doing the typical tourist things so lunch places near tourist attractions would be great. We will be staying near the White House so walking to dinner would be nice sometimes, if that is possible, otherwise we will be taking a taxi. Thanks for your help.