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Best bbq side dishes in Tampa Bay

The mac n' cheese at First Choice is good, and, as the guy says when you order it, 'its spicy'.

Mar 19, 2011
chrismurphy92 in Florida

Bouchon breakfast dresscode

I was there last summer for breakfast in shorts and a Tommy Bahama type shirt. Did not feel out of place at all. In fact we sat outside so what I was wearing was perfect.

Feb 19, 2010
chrismurphy92 in Las Vegas

Top Chef and we're off! (possible spoilers)

I would guess that even a chile relleno from Chi Chi's would be better than that thing. You are cooking for Tom C. and Wolfgang at CUT (one of the finest steakhouses I have ever been to by the way) and you cook SEITAN!. Seitan, are you kidding me.

Aug 20, 2009
chrismurphy92 in Food Media & News

What is the best seafood restaurant in Tampa Bay area?

I'll agree with that one. Mystic Fish is great.

Aug 12, 2009
chrismurphy92 in Florida

Dinner before Phantom?

I went to Cut last month for my B-Day. It was outstanding.

Jul 07, 2009
chrismurphy92 in Las Vegas

Which Brewpubs Have Good Food?

I'll agree with Kevin on TBBC in Ybor (Tampa).

Jul 02, 2009
chrismurphy92 in Beer

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Sightings

Found some at SuperTarget is Odessa (Just north of Tampa, FL) yesterday. First I have seen around here.
I like it.

Jul 02, 2009
chrismurphy92 in Beer

Corkage Disappointment in Vegas

I had dinner at CUT 2 nights ago for my 40th birthday. The food was outstanding as was the service.

Jun 26, 2009
chrismurphy92 in Las Vegas

Las Vegas / Planet Hollywood

Take a cab there in the evening before meal when it is still hot. Walk back - not as hot after the sun goes down and you'll be able to walk off your meal.

Jun 17, 2009
chrismurphy92 in Las Vegas

Bagels in Tarpon Springs

Clearwater Bagels 1 block west of Clearwater High School on Gulf to Bary

Jun 15, 2009
chrismurphy92 in Florida

Best BBQ in Tampa area

I agree with First Choice

May 05, 2009
chrismurphy92 in Florida

Top Chef Fantasy Game

BTW, there is also a fantasy game on Bravo's site. Different scoring rules.

Nov 13, 2008
chrismurphy92 in Food Media & News

Top Chef Fantasy Game

OK, so I guess I should have read the bios before I picked my team. Stefan gets me 10 points and the culinary school kid lost me 7. Would not have picked Patrick had I read the bio and known he was still in culinary school.

Nov 13, 2008
chrismurphy92 in Food Media & News

Top Chef 5 Previews

Padma and Giada in a cat fight. That would be worth tuning in. My money also on Padma,

Aug 06, 2008
chrismurphy92 in Food Media & News

TNFNS 7/20 (spoilers inside)

I believe it was already mentioned that Bobby was alot more helpful with Aaron than Guy was with the other 2. May have just been the editing, but Bobby actually went thru the Promo for Aaron (he said the lines and walked thru it) whereas Guy just handed the other 2 the card with the lines and told them what to do. Quite an advantage for Aaron to be able to watch Bobby run thru it vs. the other 2 just being told what to do. Seems to further back up the theory that FN 'wants' Aaron to win.

Chris

Jul 23, 2008
chrismurphy92 in Food Media & News

Where are the bagels in Tampa Bay!

Another CHS graduate here (class of '87). The mention of clearwater bagels brings back many great memories...

Apr 22, 2008
chrismurphy92 in Florida

Dinner for 21 mostly teenagers, Friday 3/22

My wife, myself, one of her teacher friends and about 18 high school kids will be in NYC next weekend. Friday night we are going to the Knicks game at MSG. Staying in the Times Sq area. Any ideas on teen-friendly restaurants that can handle this big of a group on Good Friday. (I really dont' want to get stuck going to Hard Rock). The kids will proabably want to stay under about a $30 pp budget (of course they won't be drinking)

Thanks
Chris

Mar 14, 2008
chrismurphy92 in Manhattan

Rao's or B&B

Also at Bellagio and very good is Michael Mina. His signiture dish, lobster pot pie, is awesome.

Nov 09, 2007
chrismurphy92 in Southwest

Rao's or B&B

I would recommend Sensi. They don't have their menu online. I believe you said that you were staying at Bellagio. Just call the concierge and they will fax you a menu. The short ribs are TO DIE FOR.

Nov 09, 2007
chrismurphy92 in Southwest

Chefmate Dutch Oven for Target??

I can attest. This works. Did it today. Just like LilBigEater says - some CD comes up, click the link above and put in your zip code. Found them all over Tampa Bay area and bought one on my way home. On sale for $35.99 even.

Sep 17, 2007
chrismurphy92 in Cookware

Restaurants in Venetian - what's recommended?

My wife and I have eaten at Postrio a couple of times. Very good both times. We ate 'outside' on St. Marks Square. We ate at David Burke last labor day weekend. I would not recommend this place at all. Service was terrible (never saw waiter from the time he took or order until he brought the bill), my wife's steak was overcooked and underseasoned, and my sea bass had no flavor.

Sep 17, 2007
chrismurphy92 in Southwest

heading to vegas for 5 days - what restaurants are not to be missed?

I may be a little late to put in my .02, but I will 'third' the recommendation for Sensi. My wife and I ate there this past labor day weekend at it was the highlight meal of the trip. We also ate at David Burke the same weekend and we were very dissappointed with the food and the service.

Sensi is definately one of the best meals we have had in Vegas.

Sep 13, 2007
chrismurphy92 in Southwest

Vegas Specifics

My wife and I went to Michael Mina last year and it was excellent. We did not do the tasting menu. My wife had the Lobster Pot Pie which she loved and I had the Kobe Short Rib trio which was outstanding.

Sep 13, 2007
chrismurphy92 in Southwest

David Burke LV: Terrible

I agree, my wife and I ate here 9/1. Service was terrible (never saw waiter from time he took our order until he brought the check). My wife's steak was overcooked and underseasoned. My sea bass had no flavor at all.

Very disappointing.

Sep 10, 2007
chrismurphy92 in Southwest