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Dinner Recommendations for Burbank area

sounds lovely!

Dinner Recommendations for Burbank area

I really appreciate all your suggestions for restaurants and advice re traffic--I'd forgotten how horrendous LA traffic can be!

Dinner Recommendations for Burbank area

thanks for the great advice!

May 14, 2015
sportcat in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Recommendations for Burbank area

We're from Northern California, but I'm very used to LA traffic--I lived in San Diego for a couple of years and my sister-in-law lives in downtown LA. However, I really don't want to be stuck in traffic for an hour or so. Thanks for the advice! Carousel sounds like a good option. Any good sushi in the area? Thanks!

May 13, 2015
sportcat in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Recommendations for Burbank area

We're from Northern California, but I'm very used to LA traffic--I lived in San Diego for a couple of years and my sister-in-law lives in downtown LA. However, I really don't want to be stuck in traffic for an hour or so. Thanks for the advice! Carousel sounds like a good option. Any good sushi in the area? Thanks!

I see there is a Sugarfish in Studio City--would that take a long time to get to on a Thurs at 5?

May 13, 2015
sportcat in Los Angeles Area

Unpretentious Italian restaurant booked; help with the rest of my itinerary please.

thank you!

May 13, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Dinner Recommendations for Burbank area

We need dinner recommendations for Thurs night and Sat night (the conference feeds us on Fri). Would be prepared to drive further than 30 mins if necc. Thai, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Italian whatever is good. On Thurs we arrive in Burbank around 5 so could head into LA for dinner.

Thanks again for your help!

May 13, 2015
sportcat in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Recommendations for Burbank area

You are completely right; I am not familiar with anywhere in LA other than downtown. We will be staying in Valencia at the Hyatt. The conference is in Santa Clarita and we fly into Burbank. Hope that clarifies our location. But, as I said before, we are willing to travel for food :)

Dinner Recommendations for Burbank area

Hi Chowhounds,

I'll be in Santa Clarita for two nights the second weekend in June. I'm travelling with a group of four colleagues to a conference and have at least one pescatarian in the group; I think the rest will eat anything. We will have a rental car and are happy to drive about 30 mins to find good food. I love Japanese either sushi or izakaya, but also any restaurants in the area with great food, but probably not much over $50 a head without drinks.

I've looked in Santa Clarita, but found nothing interesting, but if there is please let me know--as I said, we are happy to travel.

Thanks so much for your help!

May 12, 2015
sportcat in Los Angeles Area

Unpretentious Italian restaurant booked; help with the rest of my itinerary please.

I dream about the Tsukemen ramen we had in Tokyo. Think there could be anything like it in NYC?

May 12, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Unpretentious Italian restaurant booked; help with the rest of my itinerary please.

Hi, We love Tsukemen style ramen. Any recommendations for that?

thanks for the Chelsea market info. I'll check ut Costata

May 12, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Unpretentious Italian restaurant booked; help with the rest of my itinerary please.

thanks, I'll rearrange the Highline day. So for Ramen--Ivan Ramen?

May 11, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Unpretentious Italian restaurant booked; help with the rest of my itinerary please.

Thank you for your help!

May 11, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Unpretentious Italian restaurant booked; help with the rest of my itinerary please.

thank you for your help!

May 11, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Unpretentious Italian restaurant booked; help with the rest of my itinerary please.

We're not necessarily wanting a steakhouse, just somewhere that does great steak--probably the rest of the party would prefer to eat something else--that's in part why I chose Keens because the mutton chop sounded interesting. But also, an Italian influenced restaurant that does great steak would be good. Something like Chi SPACCA in LA for instance.

May 11, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Unpretentious Italian restaurant booked; help with the rest of my itinerary please.

Dear Chowhounders,

Thanks for all your help so far! I wanted to run our itinerary by you to see if you have alternative suggestions or if you think I’ve chosen well. My husband and I (from San Francisco) are in NYC staying at the Ludlow in the LES with a couple of friends from the UK for five nights starting May 20 and arriving mid-afternoon. We are celebrating two birthdays, my husband’s at Maialino (from your recommendations) and our friend’s at Keens as he is a lover of steak—is this the best place to go? I know it’s an institution, but are there better places for a truly excellent dry-aged steak?

Weds: Dinner at Yopparai (we wanted somewhere walking distance from the hotel and we love izakayas) Any suggestions for somewhere you prefer? And we can take a cab for a fabulous izakaya.

Thurs: Lunch Ivan Ramen or Momofuku, dinner at Sushi Dojo

Fri: Breakfast at Russ and Daughters cafe, lunch at Ed’s Lobster Bar, dinner at Maialino

Sat: Lunch at Chelsea Market (after walking on the Highline and on our way to the new Whitney), dinner at Keens.

Don’t have a dinner reservation for Sunday, and I was wondering what you think of Dirty French? We’re staying in the hotel, but I’ve read really mixed reviews of the restaurant.

Also, would love recommendations for Sunday brunch, would Lupa work for that?

Thanks so much for all your help!

May 10, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Best unpretentious italian in NYC?

Thank you for all your generous help!

May 08, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Best unpretentious italian in NYC?

Oh, I'm glad. I really appreciate all your help!

I told my husband about the suckling pig and he's as excited about that as the pasta (and what could be better than the combination of both).

May 08, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Best unpretentious italian in NYC?

sounds wonderful!

May 08, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Best unpretentious italian in NYC?

I should choose my adjectives more carefully; I apologize if I've ruffled a few feathers, though I didn't reference any NYC restaurant, and I find "old school service" quite delightful on certain occasions. Just happens that for this meal my husband requested somewhere fairly relaxed but with wonderful food.

Thank you all for your help. I've booked Maialino for dinner and might take your suggestion for Lupa for lunch (on a different day).

May 08, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan
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Best unpretentious italian in NYC?

Cacio e pepe and carbonara are his favorite pasta dishes. A strong second course would be nice, but great pasta is the most important. Not sure of fav places in Rome--I'll ask. As for ambiance preferably not a hole in the wall but conversely not somewhere with hushed tones, but for the best pasta we'll go anywhere.

thanks!

May 07, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Best unpretentious italian in NYC?

Yes, sauces. Cacio e pepe etc. I'll take a look.

Thanks!

May 07, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Best unpretentious italian in NYC?

Thanks, I'll check it out.

May 07, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Best unpretentious italian in NYC?

Hi Kathryn,

The meal will be Fri May 22. No budget. Haven't looked at Maialino--I'll take a look. We have reservations at Lupa, but reviews I've been reading suggest it is past its prime.

Thanks!

May 07, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Best unpretentious italian in NYC?

Hi, $$s not an object, but don't want artfully designed plates with a couple of smears of sauce and a scallop. I'm not looking for a place with big portions either, just relaxed but great food. We're celebrating my husband's birthday and he went to Rome earlier this year (to eat). Hoping to find somewhere with wonderful pasta in the roman style. Thanks for your help!

May 07, 2015
sportcat in Manhattan

Best Lobster Roll in the Bay Area?

We ended up staying in Tiburon and going to the Yankee Pier in Larkspur; cute place--rustic patio and deck, but underwhelming food. They didn't have the whole belly clams so I can't comment on them, but the oysters were flavorless, the wild gulf shrimp over cooked, and the lobster roll generous, moist--but under-seasoned--a 7.5/10. But perhaps that's the lack of flavor that Sundeck Sue is complaining about.
On the fish front, we had fabulous omakase at Sushi Ran in Sausalito--thoughtful, interesting presentations of local and Japanese fish (we went twice :)
Thanks for all your suggestions!

Best Lobster Roll in the Bay Area?

I'd read about Sam's, so it's good to hear positive reports. If we're staying in the city it's about a 40 minute drive which isn't too bad. Maybe we'll hit the NE Lobster Co on the way.

Best Lobster Roll in the Bay Area?

thanks for all the good suggestions; sounds delicious.

Best Lobster Roll in the Bay Area?

thanks, Melanie, I'll check it out.

Best Lobster Roll in the Bay Area?

Hi Chowhounders,

I'm looking for the best lobster roll in the San Francisco or the Bay Area and hope you can help. We were supposed to be going to Maine for my husband's birthday, but are unable to now, so I'd like to be able to take him somewhere to get a little of that Maine taste.

Thanks for your help!