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Anything to eat along Alligator Alley?

Definitely. I've never NOT seen cops heading across.

Oct 01, 2013
DagnyTaggart in Florida

Lunch Options (Airport Area)

Yes, there's a California Sandwiches on Dixie Road, (most famous for their veal). Their website has details.

Oct 01, 2013
DagnyTaggart in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Aziamendi [Phuket]

I do, I heard back from HQ and the plan is to open 11/12/13. I'm there at the end of November and though it's not officially open, I'm pretty sure they're going to make it happen :) They just updated the Iniala site, it's definitely positioning to be the most exclusive resort in the Phuket/Krabi area. A shame we'll miss each other by scant weeks but I'll report on my dining experiences, (I'm going to Phi Phi, Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Shanghai as well as Phuket on this trip).

Oct 01, 2013
DagnyTaggart in China & Southeast Asia

Aziamendi [Phuket]

Thanks Phil, I've contacted them trying to get a reservation during their soft opening. It looks amazing and is sure to be a very welcome addition to the island.

Sep 30, 2013
DagnyTaggart in China & Southeast Asia

June Shanghai itinerary (in progress...)

Great discussion and trip report, guys, thanks.

Sep 16, 2013
DagnyTaggart in China & Southeast Asia

Anything to eat along Alligator Alley?

Agreed, this route is old Florida and allows you to feel much more connected to the Everglades. They have great spots to pull off to enjoy a picnic, at least one has a boardwalk through the trees where you will be mere feet from gators and other wildlife. I-75 is quick, convenient and though you will spot flashes of gators as you speed by at 80, it's not nearly as intimate or scenic.

Jul 01, 2013
DagnyTaggart in Florida

Delray Market Place

I don't care how bad the food will inevitably be, the IMAX3D theatre is worth the trip.

Jun 11, 2013
DagnyTaggart in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Foodgame, Dublin

Please do report back, I'll be in Dublin next month.

Dec 19, 2012
DagnyTaggart in U.K./Ireland

Naples

Ok , our group of four dined there this evening and it was a mixed bag. This is yet another restaurant that has expended all it's innovation and skill on its apps, leaving the mains merely adequate. We all felt the main courses were cooked beautifully but tasted very bland. We are unlikely to return but if we do, we will stick to ordering appetizers.

Dec 15, 2012
DagnyTaggart in Florida

Naples

We're planning to drive over and spend a night with friends in Old Naples, taking them out to dine Saturday evening. I see Bha Bha has relocated to the area and as we enjoyed them in the old location, we're considering trying the new one. Is it still good, is there anything new we should check out?

Dec 10, 2012
DagnyTaggart in Florida

need help with epic dining recommendations in Puerto Rico

Marmalade for a world-class resto.

Dec 07, 2012
DagnyTaggart in Latin America & Caribbean

Hakkasan

The original London Hakkasan, which I last visited in January, served the best dim sum my group had ever had. It is just phenomenal. I went to the Miami Beach one a month later, and we were all disappointed, we would never recommend it nor return. I'll be in NYC next week and, though it's midtown location makes me suspicious, I'm really hoping it's closer to the London experience than Miami's. Any comments?

Oct 17, 2012
DagnyTaggart in Manhattan

Favorite restaurants in Puerto Rico?

That bean soup was a revelation alright. So were the paella bites and everything was just perfect each time. I'll be back there this fall, cant wait!

Jul 28, 2012
DagnyTaggart in Latin America & Caribbean

Favorite restaurants in Puerto Rico?

I'm very surprised that nobody has mentioned Marmalade. For us, we rank it as one the best restaurants we have ever dined in and we wouldn't dream of visiting SJ and not eating there. It's sublime.

Jul 23, 2012
DagnyTaggart in Latin America & Caribbean

Seasons 52 Pricing?

I've been to the ones in Boca and Ft. Lauderdale, and my guests and I have given them two thumbs up.

Mar 26, 2012
DagnyTaggart in Florida

Dim Sum In Orlando

Checked out Ming Bistro on the weekend - it was great, the best dim sum we've had in FL. Thanks for the recommendation.

Mar 05, 2012
DagnyTaggart in Florida

Bradley Ogden closing?

I just called Caesar's and they said Bradley Ogden is open, and there are no current plans to close it. They had no idea how the rumour got started.

Feb 09, 2012
DagnyTaggart in Las Vegas

Tulum trip report

We ate at El Tabano for lunch yesterday, partly on your recommendation, and it was the best meal of our trip. The icy cold mint-cucumber-avocado soup was a revelation but everything was amazing. We chose a couple of things and let the server pick another couple and it all combined into a memorable meal. The restaurant is in a lovely setting and we've decided we will be foregoing Playa del Carmen next time and staying in Tulum which is so much cooler. Thanks for poasting your trip report!

Jan 20, 2012
DagnyTaggart in Mexico

Memorable meal in Playa del Carmen recs?

Apparently, John Gray's Kitchen has closed the Tulum location.

Jan 20, 2012
DagnyTaggart in Mexico

Memorable meal in Playa del Carmen recs?

I ate at Maya Luna last night and it was great. We shared three apps, all terrific, especially the duck. As it is a block or so past the pedestrian-only zone of 5th, the balcony was lovely and fairly quiet, a nice change from the frenzy. We will definitely return to explore more of their menu.

Jan 20, 2012
DagnyTaggart in Mexico

Pompano Beach FL restaurant suggestions

We went last night, and it was great. The highlight was the octopus tartare app - delicious. We also had duck and tuna entrees, also very good. We will be going back for sure.

Sep 29, 2011
DagnyTaggart in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

The best place for Dim Sum in Ottawa??

I'm also looking for great dim sum in Ottawa that is serving midweek.

Jul 20, 2011
DagnyTaggart in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What's good in Hull?

Im going to be in Ottawa for a Tuesday night and thought I might grab a cab across to Hull for a later evening dinner. Any recommendations for a tasty, solo-friendly place? All cuisines and styles considered but I'd prefer something a little lighter versus say a steakhouse.

Cheers

Jul 20, 2011
DagnyTaggart in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Calypso Restaurant & Raw Bar: Fresh Seafood and Caribbean Flavors in Pompano

Four of us went last night and had quite a few of their dishes. The shrimp bruschetta was as good as everyone said it was - yum! The grilled conch was pretty good as were the crab cakes. The jerk wings were great as were the fresh oysters. The cobia, one of the fresh catch of the day specials, was unfortunately overcooked. We shared one dessrt, the banana cream pie, and it was great. We all agreed that Calypso is a great restaurant and will be returning again.

May 04, 2011
DagnyTaggart in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Another Vegas report and it's long too!

Nice review Cf!

May 03, 2011
DagnyTaggart in Las Vegas

Hung Ry – Awesome New Modern Noodle Restaurant on Bond Street

We liked it, we didnt love it. The service was friendly and prompt - no problems there.

Feb 01, 2011
DagnyTaggart in Manhattan

Hung Ry – Awesome New Modern Noodle Restaurant on Bond Street

Just back from lunch at Hung Ry and both of us were underwhelmed. We had the squid appetizer which we found good but not great. The lobster appetizer was fresh but boring. The soups are definitely the draw here and we ordered the popular duck one as well as the oxtail, both with the recommended thicker noodles. The duck one was pretty bland in our opinion, we both preferred the oxtail with its richer flavors. The noodles were undercooked in one, a little overcooked in the other but still tasty. We both agree that while Hung Ry is decent enough, it is no better than many other options around town and we won't bother returning.

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Hung Ry
55 Bond St, New York, NY 10012

Feb 01, 2011
DagnyTaggart in Manhattan

Best bets in Southwark, Waterloo area?

I'm back from London and did make it to The Anchor and Hope for a dinner. I was there around 6pm and there was no wait for a table which was nice as it is quite a small place with mostly communal tables. As has been noted, the service was great - very attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. The menu is small so my group managed to order about half the offerings. With the exception of a lentil appetizer that was rather bland and uninspired, all of the dishes were very good - among the best pub food I have had in London. That said, there are many better offerings among regular restaurants to be found around London. Also, everyone agreed that it would be in no way worth waiting more than the time it takes to have one drink at the bar, let alone the hour or more that is the usual wait time. All in all, while we were glad we checked it out, and the cost was reasonable for the very good food, none of us felt it could be classified as excellent and we would be unlikely to go again.

Sep 19, 2010
DagnyTaggart in U.K./Ireland

Best bets in Southwark, Waterloo area?

Ah right, I'd forgotten about Maltings..thanks! The other options sound great too. I will definitely have to report back.

Sep 03, 2010
DagnyTaggart in U.K./Ireland

Best bets in Southwark, Waterloo area?

Those are some great ideas for cheap eats - cheers!

Sep 03, 2010
DagnyTaggart in U.K./Ireland