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What are some good steak places in Manhattan that doesn't cost a fortune?

Quality Meats in the theater district

Oct 29, 2014
cookedfood in Manhattan

Personal chef nyc

Any ideas on where to get a personal chef for a small dinner party in Manhattan?

Oct 29, 2014
cookedfood in Manhattan

Suggestions for authentic Mexican dish to please 3rd grade class

Agua fresca and mini cheese and ham empanadas.

Oct 29, 2014
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What Are Your Irrefutable Food Rules? [moved from Not About Food]

Well we'd have a pretty productive date because I cook for a living ;)

Oct 02, 2011
cookedfood in General Topics

Should GREAT service be expected 15 minutes before a restaurant closes?

Amen @ fourunder

Oct 01, 2011
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What Are Your Irrefutable Food Rules? [moved from Not About Food]

Women who can't cook is a turn off for me. Sad but true.

Oct 01, 2011
cookedfood in General Topics

Should GREAT service be expected 15 minutes before a restaurant closes?

We as Americans do not have appreciate food and service the same way they do in say, Europe. That's what it boils down too. We will always be known globally as 'rude' 'fat' Americans until we can appreciate things. The consumer is the reason why restaurants exists but the American consumer is also the reason why the rest of the world thinks 'American' cuisine is a cheeseburger and fries. Learn to have a genuine appreciation for food and service and try not to treat food as utility akin to breathing. It's more of an art form than anything.

Oct 01, 2011
cookedfood in Not About Food

Should GREAT service be expected 15 minutes before a restaurant closes?

Wow, a lot of good points on this topic. Americans do not respect restaurants or food the way we should. For whatever reason it is ingrained in our DNA that we are to be served like we are royalty. All the while not even doing our part to make the dining experience better. We are rude about 90% of the time and have the audacity to expect wait staff to take the verbal beating with a smile. We don't even leave tips for gods sake. Treating a server or anyone who works in a restaurant like shit during your visit will not make your food taste better, get cooked faster or reduce the price of the meal.

If we appreciated food the same way Europeans did, I'm almost positive everyone would have a better dining experience.

Sep 11, 2011
cookedfood in Not About Food

Should GREAT service be expected 15 minutes before a restaurant closes?

Good point but I disagree. I would go in just for the drinks but I'm not ordering a steak or anything.

Sep 05, 2011
cookedfood in Not About Food

Should GREAT service be expected 15 minutes before a restaurant closes?

Should GREAT service be expected 15 minutes before a restaurant closes?

Sep 05, 2011
cookedfood in Not About Food

Baklava in Charlotte NC

try the little village near gateway. It's the best place to get a gyro in Charlotte. If the don't have them there I'm sure they can point you in the right direction.

Aug 13, 2011
cookedfood in Southeast

Charlotte - 2-3 pull-out-the-stops meals?

Go to Vivace, classic italian vivacecharlotte.com. Price range is 20 to 30 bucks for a nice dinner. Also visit the Custom Shop customshopfood.com. If you're downtown eat at the pizza joint in the Epicentre next to Strike City. I think its called Liberttos or something like that.

If you want to eat at a place that was featured in Bon Appetit, go to Prices Chicken Coop. Hole in the wall, no seats but its the best fried chicken in town, the proof is the line that is ALWAYS out of the door.

Want to eat where the Mayor eats? Go to the Kings Kitchen, best soul food uptown and it's a nonprofit. http://www.kingskitchen.org/

STAY AWAY FROM Charlotte City Club, Capital Grille, the restaurant in the Omni hotel, Mimosa, Blu Print, Dean and Deluca, Mccormick and Schmidt. There are others but those I would def stay away from.

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Bon Appetit Restaurant
621 Highway 441 S, Clayton, GA 30525

Charlotte City Club
121 W Trade St #3100, Charlotte, NC 28202

Aug 13, 2011
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