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Watching the Oscars in Pasadena

A friend or two and I would like to go out to watch the Oscars (and pre-show fun) in the Pasadena area. Does anyone of a place with food and drinks that will be screening the show? It's not quite like a sporting event so I'm unsure if bars will be showing it. Thanks...

Feb 23, 2011
pronek in Los Angeles Area

Nick's Cafe ... best hash browns ever.

Fantastic! Thanks...

Aug 16, 2010
pronek in Los Angeles Area

Nick's Cafe ... best hash browns ever.

Whoa, Nick's is open on Sundays now? Are they open on Saturdays too? I haven't been in ages due to the work-week issues in getting there.

Aug 16, 2010
pronek in Los Angeles Area

Help - delicious lunch near Virgil & Wilshire 90020

Taylor's is open for lunch, I think. Also Guelaguetza or maybe Cassell's?

Jul 29, 2010
pronek in Los Angeles Area

Near Sunset Plaza for coffee and a place to grade

There's a Peet's just up the street, across from Book Soup...

Jun 02, 2010
pronek in Los Angeles Area

Hollywood Pub Food

How about the Cat & Fiddle, right on Sunset? Nice patio, decent pub food.

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Cat N' Fiddle Pub & Restaurant
6530 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Mar 02, 2010
pronek in Los Angeles Area

Becherovka in Delaware???

You might also check at State Line Liquors, in Elkton right over the line from Newark, DE.

Aug 18, 2009
pronek in Mid-Atlantic

Confused...don't Philadelphians like brunch?

Second Honey's. It gets very crowded so be prepared to wait a bit if you get there at peak hours...

May 27, 2009
pronek in Pennsylvania

Closest excellent pizza to Wilmington, DE?

A little bit of a drive for you but the best pizza I've had in northern Delaware is at Tony's Cafe, north of Newark at the intersection of Possum Park and Paper Mill Roads.

Jan 12, 2009
pronek in Mid-Atlantic

Palate - Food & Wine (a review)

I'd agree with the service issues. Had dinner here last week and while our waitress was competent she was remarkably cold (in that "I can't be bothered to discuss the wine with you, despite the fact that it's a freakin' wine bar and the list is five pages long, and we were just asking for some recommendations") and while it didn't quite wreck the evening it did dampen it a bit. Great pickled persimmons though.

Jan 05, 2009
pronek in Los Angeles Area

Valentine's near Castro

I'm taking my sweetie to a screening at the Castro Theatre on Valentine's Day and am looking at places close by for dinner afterward. Neither of us live in SF so I don't know the scene as well as I'd like, although this is not a first visit and I do have my favorite spots in the city. I'd like someplace fairly low-key but sweet, and I know VD brings out the worst in some places. L'Ardoise looks about right- any thoughts on that, or other suggestions? Thanks!

Jan 05, 2009
pronek in San Francisco Bay Area

Crab Joint in Wilmington/Dover Delaware Area

Not that far from Newark is Woody's Crab House in North East, MD, exit 100 off I-95.
http://www.woodyscrabhouse.com/

Oct 29, 2008
pronek in Mid-Atlantic

Sunday Breakfast for 10 in Village

I like La Bonbonniere too but I think a group of ten would take up the entire space, just about... I second the Waverly choice...

Oct 01, 2008
pronek in Manhattan

One night in Philly - serious foodies, medium budget

I would submit that you might want to consider Horizons- amazing vegan cuisine in a comfortable, slightly upscale setting. There's really nothing else like it- not in SF, not in NYC, and as foodies, take note.

Oct 01, 2008
pronek in Pennsylvania

Best cheesesteak and hoagie in Newark, DE?

I would submit that instead of a hoagie you get a turkey sub from Capriotti's (in the Newark Shopping Center). They have Italian hoagies and cheesesteaks too, but the turkey is the thing- go for the Bobbie.

Sep 30, 2008
pronek in Mid-Atlantic

ONE and only ONE Cheesesteak in Philly

John's has pretty much ruined me for any other cheesesteak. This is good, health-wise, because I can get there only rarely due to the hours. So it's an extra-special treat. Tony Luke's is borderline acceptable but I'd get a roast pork or even a chicken cutlet there before a cheesesteak.

Aug 19, 2008
pronek in Pennsylvania

western MA pre/post-hike chow

Thanks for all your suggestions! I wound up stopping at Elmer's in Ashfield on the way out, and it was really good, and a really comfortable friendly place. (By the way, it was easy to get to Rte 2 from there- just took 116 to 112 and up to 2.) After a 12 mile hike up and back down the mountain I was way too beat and muddy and disheveled to go anywhere for dinner, so just headed straight back to Deerfield. I spent a decade in Northampton and rarely made it further north or west, so I'm enjoying exploring western MA further.

Aug 15, 2008
pronek in All New England Archive

western MA pre/post-hike chow

Thanks for all the responses so far. Maybe I'll take Rte 2 out there and Rte 9 back, depending on how long the hike winds up being...

Jul 17, 2008
pronek in All New England Archive

western MA pre/post-hike chow

Hello all. I am planning to do a day hike up Mount Greylock next month. I'll be staying in the Deerfield area and am wondering about good places to do a big pre-hike breakfast and a good post-hike dinner on the way there and back. Thinking I'll probably take either Route 9 from Northampton or the Mohawk Trail from Greenfield- which might be better, or faster, and more chow-ish? Nothing too fancy since I'll be in outdoors mode, and solo to boot. I know the Pioneer Valley pretty well, lived there for years, but rarely made it out towards the Berkshires. Thanks in advance!

Jul 15, 2008
pronek in All New England Archive

HAs anyone had a good meal in danbury,ct lately

Many thanks, Jim, I will check it out next time I'm up there.

Apr 26, 2008
pronek in All New England Archive

GOOD PUB LUNCH

Molly's is not too far away from the Garage. It's on 3rd just south of 23rd Street, and the Garage is on 25th just west of 6th, so it'd be a few blocks walk, but not too far. Wrong direction from Hell's Kitchen though.

Apr 25, 2008
pronek in Manhattan

Best coffeeshop in Midtown?

Best coffee in midtown is at Zibetto, 6th Ave at 56th Street (daringly kitty-corner from two Starbucks). Italian-style stand-up espresso bar. Great coffee, a few pastries which I haven't tried.

Apr 17, 2008
pronek in Manhattan

French Bistro near the whitney?

How about Sel et Poivre, on Lexington around 65th? Nice, low-key, fairly cheap (esp the prix fixe), not earth-shattering but solidly decent food.

Apr 17, 2008
pronek in Manhattan

Staying in the Village

Make time for Jack's Stir Brew- great coffee, great chocolate chip cookies, and really nice staff. It's tiny though so maybe get it to go if it's nice out... West 10th just west of 6th Ave. Joe is also good for coffee- on Waverly Place west of 6th and 13th between University and 5th. Also The Adore for sandwiches and light lunch, also on 13th, same block as Joe.

Mar 31, 2008
pronek in Manhattan

Toscana Kitchen- anyone been recently?

I was last at Toscana in December and liked it very much. Portions are not crazy massive, but they're generous, and I think you could certainly get in well under $100 for two, especially without wine. Tables are generally well-spaced, but some are a bit tighter, so tell them you need a bit more room and I'm sure they'd be happy to oblige. Also parking is very easy since that may be a consideration for you in your current state- they have a small lot in front. The tortellini is great!

Mar 21, 2008
pronek in Mid-Atlantic

touring Hampshire College- anywhere around it to eat?

I went to Hampshire back in the day... it's about three miles south of the center of Amherst, with no restaurants very close by. But, across the street just south of campus is Atkins Farms, which used to be a tiny farm stand and now is a pretty big produce/gourmet food shop. Get the cider doughnuts and apple cider. For lunch places head to Amherst or Northampton- lots of choices. In Amherst, as noted Amherst Chinese is quite good, and the Black Sheep across the street has good sandwiches and cookies. Antonio's is the classic college town pizza-by-the-slice place. Further up in Amherst is Bub's BBQ which we, uh, enjoyed as students. Northampton has dozens of places- I was partial to Paul & Elizabeth's, La Veracruzana, and Cafe Amanouz. And don't miss Herrell's ice cream.

Mar 21, 2008
pronek in All New England Archive

Corn Dogs

I think Crif Dogs has corn.

Mar 19, 2008
pronek in Manhattan

Vegetarian-friendly in several NE spots

Not too far from New Haven, and worth the slight detour, is Bloodroot, in Bridgeport, one of the better vegetarian restaurants in the country, IMO. Sort of old-school vegetarian but really good.
http://www.bloodroot.com/

Mar 11, 2008
pronek in All New England Archive

cheap and simple near the Angelika

Fanelli's? Just a couple of blocks south.

Mar 03, 2008
pronek in Manhattan

"Portable" Food near/in Penn Station

How about Go Go Curry, on 38th Street (between 7th and 8th)? Japanese curry is one of those yummy things Philly lacks. Your fellow train passengers might not be too happy though...

Feb 12, 2008
pronek in Manhattan