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brioche buns in Cleveland?

Thanks. Found them at Heinen's, although not at all locations. I will look up Mediterra, though, next time I am at the Market (love that place).

Dec 18, 2013
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brioche buns in Cleveland?

Thanks. Tried On the Rise, but they no longer have them. I know B Spot also has them, but don't know if you can purchase from a restaurant supplier.

Dec 17, 2013
andymargles in Great Lakes

brioche buns in Cleveland?

Been looking for brioche buns in Cleveland with little success. Whole Foods only has the loaves, most bakeries don't make them at all and Zoss only has them for special order. Anybody make them on a regular basis, especially on the east side?

Dec 17, 2013
andymargles in Great Lakes

Playa Del Carmen's Casa Mediterranea & Al Volo : opinions?

A local with supposedly great taste in food recommended Casa Mediterranea as the best restaurant in the Playa area and Al Volo as a great new Italian. I have not seen much about either of these places on Chowhound and was wondering if any of you have dined at either and what your opinions were. Thanks!

Feb 20, 2012
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St. Charles Streetcar line - can I get to restaurants past the Riverbend or is still being repaired?

Is the place where the bus picks you up right next to the place where the streecar ends? How often does the bus make the run up and down Carrolton? How far up Carrolton does it go? Thanks! I will be staying in a B&B near St. Charles and Carrolton and visitng many places in the general area.

Feb 20, 2012
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Playa 's current best restaurants and chefs ?

Thanks for all the info! Seafood is great, especially if very fresh and by "Mexican", I just meant that I would rather try great local food than Italian, etc. I'm not necessarily into tacos, burritos, etc., unless they are exceptional in some way.
I have however, found that in many of the Mexican resorts, the best food is not Mexican sometimes even japanese or other nationalities.. Too bad! Also, how do you know which dishes are Mayan? What typifies Mayan food? Certain ingrediants? Style of cooking?

Lastly, I am not at all adverse to going to a great hole in the wall place if the food is unique and delicious. I have eaten food from market stands in some countries that blew away food from fancy restaurants.

Thanks again.

Feb 20, 2012
andymargles in Mexico

Playa 's current best restaurants and chefs ?

Thanks so much for all the recommendations. I will check these all out and appreciate the reply very much. I heard about Alux and will go there for sure! Question: During the time period when we will be there (end of November) do you think it is necessary to make reservations for these places, or do you just show up? Also, are these restaurants walkable from EL Taj, or do we need to take a cab? Thanks again!

Feb 20, 2012
andymargles in Mexico

Playa 's current best restaurants and chefs ?

Thanks! I had read about this restaurant and feel it would be worth the night, even if the food was just above average. The ambiance sounds really unique and romantic!

Feb 20, 2012
andymargles in Mexico

Breakfast or lunch on or near the St. Charles streetcar line

This would be for lunch. We will be staying uptown either on the line or near Oak Street and already have plans to dine, either for lunch or dinner at One, Boucherie, Jaques-Imos, Brigtsens, August (lunch special), Upperline, Commanders (Sunday jazz brunch), Dantes, so really just looking for something great and different, but not too far from the St Charles line as will have no car.

Dec 14, 2011
andymargles in New Orleans

Breakfast or lunch on or near the St. Charles streetcar line

Actually, we will be staying in the Carrolton/Riverbend area near Oak Street or on Carrolton in a bed and breakfast and will already be dining on different days and nights at Jaques-Imos, Dante, One, Matt and Naddies,Commanders, Boucherie, Brigtsens, August and Upperline. Looking for another great choice somewhere around the streetcar line.

Dec 14, 2011
andymargles in New Orleans

Breakfast or lunch on or near the St. Charles streetcar line

My wife and i are looking for a great lunch or breakfast location that is near or on the St. Charles streetcar line. We are staying uptown near the line and will be taking the streetcar towards the French Quarter for a post Katrina tour (they do not pickup uptown and will only do that at a hotel on the line, like Columns or at a hotel closer or in the Quarter. We could either take the early tour which is about 8am until about 12:30 and eat lunch afterward, or have a breakfast or lunch first and take the afternoon tour (about 1-4:30) Where would be some really god places to eat for either of those meals? THANKS FOLKS!

Dec 14, 2011
andymargles in New Orleans

Lilette or Patois?

If you had to choose between Lilette and Patois, which one would you eat at and why? My wife and I are going to be staying uptown and would like to try one of these, but which one do you guys recommend most. We are interested in a nice place, but food is the most important!

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Lilette
3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

Oct 20, 2011
andymargles in New Orleans

Uptown (Riverbend/Carrolton area) best restaurants

Thanks for those other suggestions! I'll check them out.

Sep 25, 2011
andymargles in New Orleans

non-touristy cooking classes

Have already done the New orleans Cooking School and another half day class at a location where the Mardi Gras floats were stored and enjoyed both, but am looking for some private classes done by a local chef for food other than jambalyia, gumbo and the other usual suspects. Any suggestions?

Sep 17, 2011
andymargles in New Orleans

Uptown (Riverbend/Carrolton area) best restaurants

Has anybody out there actually eaten at Jamila's? Is it as good as the others that we are considering?

Sep 17, 2011
andymargles in New Orleans

Uptown (Riverbend/Carrolton area) best restaurants

Thanks so much. I will certainly check it out!

Sep 16, 2011
andymargles in New Orleans

Uptown (Riverbend/Carrolton area) best restaurants

My wife and I are visiting NO in the spring to celebrate a big anniversary and will be staying either in a cottage on Oak St. or a B&B on St. Charles near Carrolton. We will not have a car and will stay for about a week. I have researched the area as best as possible and have come up with a possible list of places, but would like suggestions of other jems I may have missed. I'm considering Brigsten's for our actual anniversary and Upperline, Boucherie, Mat & Naddie, One, Dante's, Jacques-Imo's combined with music at The Maple Leaf and maybe Jamila's for possible dinner choices. For lunch, I'm interested in Squeal, Lebenon, Curry Corner, LA Pizza kitchenCooter Brown's Commandder's Palace for brunch for sure and Camilia grill. If we take the streetcar into the Quarter, Probably Bayona.

Any place new or really different or just plain great that I may have missed, or any negative comments about any of my possible choices? I am a real foodie and love NO, although past trips always centered around the FQ, so I am not really that familiar with uptown.

Lastly. we have taken the standard Cajun cooking class at several locations, (NO Cooking School and others) and have enjoyed them, but are looking for something with more scope and depth. Any local chefs doing individual classes, etc., that you can recommend, especially in the uptown area?

Thanks, everybody, in advance, for your help and suggestions! See you'all soon, I hope.

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Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Upperline Restaurant
1413 Upperline St, New Orleans, LA

Curry Corner
1200 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Sep 15, 2011
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