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Bloomington, with young people [Indiana]

I am going to be visiting Bloomington, Ind., with my daughter, a high school junior, who is thinking of attending Indiana University. We're going to be joined by my brother and HIS 16-year-old, who's also thinking of the school. So I'm looking for a place that two adults in their 50s and two girls, age 16, could have a good, solid meal -- in short, neither a student pitcher-and-burger hangout nor a place that feels like you're eating with your grandparents. Mostly, a nice treat for everyone involved, including me.

Feb 13, 2012
ricklyman in Great Lakes

Syracuse, with young people

I am going to be visiting Syracuse University with my daughter, a high school junior, who's thinking of going there. We'll also be taking out the daughter of a neighbor, who is a senior at the university. So I'm looking for a place or two that has very good food, but would appeal to a 16-year-old, a 21-year-old and their 50-year-old host -- in short, neither a loud student pitcher-and-a-burger hangout nor a place that would make them feel like they're eating with their grandparents. Mostly, though, good, solid fare, something that would be a treat for everybody, including me.

Feb 13, 2012
ricklyman in New York State (exc. NYC)

State College with young people

I am taking my 16-year-old to look at colleges, including Penn State. We'll be in State College for two nights and a full day. We'll also be hooking up with the daughter of a friend who is a freshman there. What I'm looking for is a nice place with good food that would appeal to a 16-year-old, a 19-year-old and their 50-year-old host -- nothing stuffy (I don't want it to be like going out to dinner with your grandparents) but with good, solid food that will make it a bit of a treat, especially for the neighbor who's been eating dorm food.

Feb 13, 2012
ricklyman in Pennsylvania