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Football gameday in Athens, Ga

We love to come early, park downtown, and hang out in a pub to eat, drink and watch football until time to head to the stadium. But it seems that our favorite downtown pre-game hangout, Tavern at the Arch on Broad Street, has closed.
We will be coming for the South Carolina game Sep. 10 (4:30 p.,m.) kickoff. Can someone recommend a good spot with TVs, a good beer selection, and good food?
Copper Creek Brewing seems like it would fit the bill, but are they open at midday?
Ditto the Blind Pig, but it seems like a hike from downtown, and I don't know where we would park.
And apparently two of the best beer and food places, Trappeze and the Globe, don't have TVs.

Broad Street Cafe
104 W Broad St, Saint Pauls, NC 28384

269 N Hull St, Athens, GA 30601

Aug 24, 2011
henry66 in Southeast

Saturday lunch E. of the Cooper River (Charleston, SC)

As we live only a little over two hours from Charleston, we like to drive down occasionally for a weekend. This coming weekend, we're staying in Mount Pleasant, arriving at lunchtime Saturday. As we'll be going into Charleston for dinner, we'd like to have lunch East of the Cooper.

Last trip, we tried Poe's Tavern on Sullivans Island and really liked it, but we want to branch out and try someplace new.

I've got a hankering for a fish taco, a grouper sandwich or maybe a shrimp or oyster po' boy.
Are any of the Shem Creek places any good?

Poe's Tavern
2210 Middle St, Sullivans Island, SC

Feb 23, 2011
henry66 in Southeast

where can I buy good stone ground grits?

You don't have to look any further than right in downtown Columbia, at the Adluh mill on Gervais St. in the Vista. Go into the office, and they have bags of yellow and white stone-ground for sale. They grind them for restaurants, but don't sell them to grocery stores because they don't have preservatives.
We also buy stone-ground grits from Four Oaks Farm on U.S. 1 in Lexington, but Adluh's are smoother and better.

Feb 12, 2011
henry66 in Southeast

Need recs for casual dining Sandy Springs or Buckhead

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. Go Gamecocks!

Dec 03, 2010
henry66 in Atlanta

Need recs for casual dining Sandy Springs or Buckhead

Traveling to SEC Championship football game Dec. 4, staying nr junction I-285 & Ga 400 and riding MARTA to and from the Ga. Dome.
After the game (about 7:30 pm) , all the restaurants near the Dome will be packed, so I'd like to go back up to Sandy Springs and find a reasonably priced (entrees about $20 or less) place where we won't need reservations and don't need to dress up.
We have a car, so we can drive down to Buckhead if need be.
Any suggestions?

Sandy Springs Cafe
6065 Roswell Rd NE Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30328

Nov 23, 2010
henry66 in Atlanta

Anyone familiar with Hong Kong Harbour?

We'll be stopping for the night in the Atlanta area and would like to find a good Chinese restaurant convenient to an Interstate. Hong Kong Harbour on Cheshire Bridge Road gets good marks from Zagat's. Does anyone here have any comments about it?

Hong Kong Harbour Restaurant
2184 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Mar 30, 2010
henry66 in Atlanta

Chinese in Columbia, SC

We love Sun Ming (in Irmo), and the Miyo's group of restaurants is okay, but we'd like to see what else is out there that's reasonably authentic and good. Any suggestions?

(An Tai in Lexington is horrible. Stay away if you care anything about Chinese cuisine.)

Feb 17, 2010
henry66 in Southeast

Saturday am brunch in Birmingham?

I know there's an Original Pancake House in Five Points. How about other places nearby, or in the Lakeview district, or even out in Vestavia Hills/Hoover, where we're staying for the weekend?

Dec 30, 2009
henry66 in Central South

Eating in or near Columbia, SC

If you'll browse this messageboard and/or do a search for ``Charleston,'' you'll find tons of recommendations.

Besides Peninsula Grill, I would recommend :
--Red Drum in Mount Pleasant (upscale)
--J Bistro in Mount Pleasant (upscale, but less expensive)
--Bowen's Island on the way to Folly Beach (very casual, great oyster roasts)
--Hyman's Seafood (lots of foodies scorn it as being too touristy, but I've never had a bad meal there)
-Poe's Tavern on Sullivans Island (neat beachfront setting)
-Slightly North of Broad, downtown (``Maverick Southern'' cuisine)
-Hominy Grill, downtown (down home Low Country fare )


Oct 06, 2008
henry66 in General South Archive

Hot Browns in Lexington, KY

Coming to Lexington this weekend. I've had the hot brown at Ramsey's; very good. But is there another place that I should try?

Also, what's a good place for a big honking breakfast?

Oct 05, 2008
henry66 in General South Archive

Eating in or near Columbia, SC

If it's South Carolina mustard-based barbecue that you're looking for, Maurice's is grossly overrated. Shealy's in Batesburg-Leesville (30 miles west of Columbia) is much better. Also Hudson's Smokehouse in Lexington.

More upscale places that are good include:
-Travinia Italian Kitchen on US 378 in Lexington
-Motor Supply Co. Bistro on Gervais St in the Congaree Vista
-Blue Marlin in the Vista
-Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in the Vista
-Garibaldi's in Five Points
-Al's Upstairs on Meeting St. in West Columbia
-Mr. Friendly's Southern Cafe on Greene Street in Five Points

If you're willing to drive 2-1/2 hours to Charleston, you'll find the best restaurant scene in the South outside of New Orleans. My personal favorite: Peninsula Grill.

Oct 05, 2008
henry66 in General South Archive

Breakfast on Bainbridge Island

Taking the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Is. early am, en route to Port Angeles, and would like to stop for breakfast. Any recommendations?

Jun 22, 2008
henry66 in Pacific Northwest

Recommendations for Sequim & Port Angeles

My wife and I will be staying in the area for three days next month, and are looking forward to some good dinners. We're pretty eclectic in our tastes, but we really would like some great Northwest seafood for at least one dinner.

From the Internet, Fodor's and elsewhere, I've found some restaurants that look appealing. But I'd like to hear from some of you foodies what you think of them. Also, if you have any others to recommend that you think are better, I'd really appreciate it.

-Bella Italia
-Cedar Creek
-C'est Si Bon
-The 3 Crabs

Jun 11, 2008
henry66 in Pacific Northwest

J Bistro in Mount Pleasant, SC

We'll be staying in Mount Pleasant on a one-night visit to Charleston next month. J Bistro was one of our favorite places to go back into the mid-'90s. I was wondering if it has kept up its quality.

Jan 27, 2008
henry66 in General South Archive

Pork tenderloins in Lincoln, Neb?

Our daughter is getting married in Eau Claire, Wis., and on the way back to SC, we're going to make a swing through Minnesota and eastern S.D. and Nebraska because we want to see some of the Great Plains. On the way we want to sample some of the region's legendary beef and pork, and one speciality I've read about are pork tenderloin sandwiches.

Our route will take us from Sioux Falls, SD to Kansas City; we'll be getting to Lincoln about midday. Any suggestions?

Recommendations for Indianapolis south 'burbs

Downtown is certainly an option, as there doesn't appear to be much on the south side. I would welcome any recommendations for someplace that would suit a couple of road-weary travelers. How about Bistro 936?

Our motel is near the intersection of Thompson Road and S. East St., just south of the freeway.

Recommendations for Indianapolis south 'burbs

We're traveling through, stopping for the night at a motel off I-74/465 on Indianapolis' southern perimeter, and we'd like to have dinner at something more local and higher quality than the national chain places near our motel.
I would love to go to Shen Yang for Chinese. But that's 17 miles from our motel, and after the long drive up from SC, we may be just too beat.
There's a Max & Erma's a few miles away, but I've been to their place in Lexington, Ky, and although it's okay in a pinch, it's pretty generic.
Our motel is about 1-1/2 mi. south of the U. of Indianapolis campus. Can anyone recommend a local place within, say 5 or 6 miles?