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Reykjavik trip report: 6+ days from hot dogs to chef's menus...

Wow-what a post(s)! Thanks much. I'm headed there after spending 2 days in Wash DC. If you had three days, what are your can't miss spots? Dill seems to be pretty pricey-di you speak to anyone who's eaten there?

Nov 24, 2012
WineCounselor in Europe

Reykjavik Iceland

Please, please please post your report ASAP. We leave really early Tuesday morning! Thank you.

Nov 23, 2012
WineCounselor in Europe

Visiting DC--"Best" Italian?

Any suggestions for reasonably priced French with a value-priced wine list or corkage?

Thanks.

Nov 22, 2012
WineCounselor in Washington DC & Baltimore

Is Ben's Chili Bowl worth a visit?

You seem to really be on top of things. Any suggestions for Italian food that allows corkage fees instead of, or in the alternative to overpriced wine lists?

Thanks.

Nov 22, 2012
WineCounselor in Washington DC & Baltimore

1st trip to DC since 1999 . . . where to eat.

Where do you suggest for value dining with good wine lists and or reasonable corkage fees? Thanks much.

Nov 22, 2012
WineCounselor in Washington DC & Baltimore

1st trip to DC since 1999 . . . where to eat.

Where do you suggest for value dining with good wine lists and or reasonable corkage fees? Thanks.

Nov 22, 2012
WineCounselor in Washington DC & Baltimore

Marriot Metro Center-Italian/French

Any suggestions for Italian or French reasonably priced places close (no car, using Metro) to this hotel?

Thanks much!

Nov 22, 2012
WineCounselor in Washington DC & Baltimore

Reykjavik Iceland

Thanks for the post. any specific spots to dine? How about Dill? So, are you suggesting using a debit card or using a credit card from Capital One?

Nov 22, 2012
WineCounselor in Europe

Value dining in Dupont Circle/Union Station/Embassy area

Thanks hamster. any suggestions for Italian for dinner? How's Dino's?

Nov 22, 2012
WineCounselor in Washington DC & Baltimore

Is Ben's Chili Bowl worth a visit?

Wow- not exactly enthusiastic reviews!

Nov 21, 2012
WineCounselor in Washington DC & Baltimore

Is Ben's Chili Bowl worth a visit?

Is this icon worth the trip? Thanks.

Nov 21, 2012
WineCounselor in Washington DC & Baltimore

Reykjavik Iceland

What & where is/are good chow there? Thanks

Nov 20, 2012
WineCounselor in Europe

Value dining in Dupont Circle/Union Station/Embassy area

Thanks! Just found out we're staying at Mariott Metro Center hotel. Any recs for breakfast?

I thought Taberna was a bit pricey..... You're spot on-when a place changes hands it can go either way up/down.

Any other tapas spots or casual French reasonably close to the hotel?

Nov 20, 2012
WineCounselor in Washington DC & Baltimore

Value dining in Dupont Circle/Union Station/Embassy area

Thanks hounders. Steve, we'll be using the Metro if that makes any difference. Are you familiar with Dino, Lavandou or Taberna del Alabadero?

Thanks much.

Nov 20, 2012
WineCounselor in Washington DC & Baltimore

Value dining in Dupont Circle/Union Station/Embassy area

Looking for good value dining in the above areas. As we're tourists, new to DC we're looking for great food @ a decent price. Breakfast/lunch & dinner!

We both really enjoy Italian, French & Spanish food but we're open for anything except Indian. While ambiance is a plus, the food is what really matters. We're on our own dime, so cost is a factor but not the top variable. Is Jose Andres as good as the press says he is?

I'm in the wine business so that's important for dinner.

Thanks so very much for your help fellow 'hounders, we really appreciate it.

Nov 19, 2012
WineCounselor in Washington DC & Baltimore

Who has the best wine list in Michigan?

I agree with putting Mon Jin Lau & the Rowe Inn on the list. MJL has an eclectic moderately priced list that changes frequently. The Rowe is Euro-centric & a tad pricey. I'm not as familiar with the Bluebird, although I've enjoyed some wines from Vinterra, a new winery across the street.

As for the Lark & the Earle. The Earle has seen better days-when more attenton was paid to the wines there. The Lark is very forgettable, not only overpriced, many of the wines "on the list" aren't. They're "in reserve" or some other nonsense.

Thanks for your post, Markcron. Hey 'hounders-what do YOU think?

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Rowe Inn Restaurant
6303 E Jordan Rd, Ellsworth, MI 49729

Mon Jin Lau Restaurant
1515 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083

Oct 14, 2011
WineCounselor in Great Lakes

Who has the best wine list in Michigan?

The list should be a great list for value as much or more than for length or depth of selections. Great wines at good values are what, IMHO, make a great list.

I look forward to an interesting discusion. Thanks!

Oct 13, 2011
WineCounselor in Great Lakes