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saturday lunch near metropolitan hotel

not explicity looking for healthy, just something good, reliable, place to sit down with a bathroom, yes, sorry thought it was a hotel

Mar 17, 2014
daisylover in Manhattan

saturday lunch near metropolitan hotel

is this a sit down place with bathrooms?

Mar 17, 2014
daisylover in Manhattan

saturday lunch near metropolitan hotel

no alcohol, am going to trade show at the hotel with 3 women I do not know well, I would guess a budget of 25 dollars per person, maybe 30? no clue. Brunch is also fine. Would not make a reservation because don't know how long we would be at show. One women has diabetes

Mar 15, 2014
daisylover in Manhattan

saturday lunch near metropolitan hotel

Looking for recs for a Saturday lunch near metropolitan hotel which is 18th between 6th and 7th. One person I am going with does not like to walk much, so it needs to be nearby or small taxi ride away. Any type of cuisine would be fine. Thanks for the suggestions

Mar 15, 2014
daisylover in Manhattan

late lunce early dinner near liberty science center saturday

any one of those places pop out as kid friendly?

Dec 06, 2013
daisylover in New Jersey

late lunce early dinner near liberty science center saturday

well, that says it all - taking my 6 yr old nephew, 12 year old niece, etc. to liberty science center, looking for someplace decent to eat after, will be driving from Westchester and Hopewell in NY - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Dec 03, 2013
daisylover in New Jersey

Secaucus?Meadowlands Convention Center?Cupcake Journey

hi thanks to all the jersey chows for the advice! went yesterday, had no problems with traffic, wound up at Chillis right next to expo cause spent to much time looking at crafts and all of a sudden was starving. Went to JArets after, sat in traffic less than five minutes, was great, enjoyed a razzberry one yesterday, chocolate decadence today - was fabulous, thank to all for the advice.

Nov 17, 2013
daisylover in New Jersey

Secaucus?Meadowlands Convention Center?Cupcake Journey

good point about football, wasn't even thinking about that, and was going to go on sunday while husband watches football

Nov 15, 2013
daisylover in New Jersey

Secaucus?Meadowlands Convention Center?Cupcake Journey

Saw stuffed cupcake on TV, looked like something else to do. I remember being tortured by my mother going from one outlet to the other looking for coats - how many coats could one person have? Now I am the same way! LOL

Nov 14, 2013
daisylover in New Jersey

Secaucus?Meadowlands Convention Center?Cupcake Journey

thanks for the traffic heads up, but it will be a weekend, and am going for pleasure/craft thing, so there is no lunch "hour", just lunch for as long as I want.

Nov 14, 2013
daisylover in New Jersey

Secaucus?Meadowlands Convention Center?Cupcake Journey

Hi Am Coming to event at Convention Center, was looking for recs in the area, including someplace for lunch, and was even wondering if there was "foodie" shopping or outlet center nearby? Also saw this piece on stuffed cupcakes in Nutley/Totowa aera and was wondering if worth a side trip? Have car, GPS, driving from Westchester, so what's another few miles?
Thanks

Nov 13, 2013
daisylover in New Jersey

westchester county or environs last hurrah before school/work

hi - I have a Thursday night dinner partner, we are both teachers. we live in the Ossining p'vlle area and mostly stay around here with occasional drives to dobbs, white plains, etc. Usually we are too tired to drive much further. For the end of summer we want to visit some towns further out, maybe even rockland/dutchess/ orange etc. No sushi, No indian, any other recommendations for a nice dinner out would be appreciated, not too worried about the cost, gotta spend the last of the summer check anyway!!

Aug 17, 2013
daisylover in New York State (exc. NYC)

vinny and eileen eat seattle, and avoid getting eaten

thanks, am still recouperating

Aug 12, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

vinny and eileen eat seattle, and avoid getting eaten

This is very true, and everybody was very helpful and we had a great trip. Anywhere you go, even your hometown, is going to have places some people like and other people don't., for a variety of reasons. Thanks again for all the recommendations, and when you go to Il Corvo, remember, I am jealous.

Aug 09, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

vinny and eileen eat seattle, and avoid getting eaten

that would be absolutely true, but it was the whole vibe, attitude of waitstaff, the errors made during the meal, etc. at TP, I am sure other people have had a different experience at TP given how often it is recommended

Aug 09, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

And one more MUST TAKE piece of advice for visitors (or locals)

I am a big farm market person, and try to eat seasonally, and NOTHING, not even a ripe peach off a tree at a you pick place, compares to your fruit in the Northwest, that is why I would say it is a MUST for visitors in fruit season, I can only assume the same will be true for fall fruits.

Aug 09, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle
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And one more MUST TAKE piece of advice for visitors (or locals)

I forgot to mention the amazing fruit at the market and all over, very remiss of me! I don't know why, but it was incredibly delicious - the berries, peaches, plums, pluots, etc. We had something called a honeydew nectarine ( metropolitan market) that was awesome. Strawberries in a salad - better than the ones I grow myself, ditto the raspberries. If you visit Seattle in the summer or fall, you MUST eat fruit!

Aug 07, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle
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vinny and eileen eat seattle, and avoid getting eaten

exactly

Aug 07, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

vinny and eileen eat seattle, and avoid getting eaten

And the Halibut was OK, just pricey, small portion, (I could make it better at home) kind of food, but I don't have that view. And there is always some ups and downs on vacation , and again, I was warned, but gotta do what sig other wants sometimes....

Aug 07, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

vinny and eileen eat seattle, and avoid getting eaten

well, will have to settle for the Hudson river for quite a while... lol

Aug 07, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

vinny and eileen eat seattle, and avoid getting eaten

yup, esp. with the pasta guy open till six in the market, or the grocery store somewhere?

Aug 07, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

vinny and eileen eat seattle, and avoid getting eaten

thanks for the tip - will look into that. also maybe cutters not that reliable, they had no fettuccine or pasta of any type that night - which killed 6 things on their already smallish menu. But the view was lovely.

Do you know of anyone who has successfully re-created the pork marinade and aioli dressing from paseo? Would love to try to re-enact that at home.

Aug 06, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

vinny and eileen eat seattle, and avoid getting eaten

Thanks for all the great recs and advice - a brief recap of our experiences
Friday night - dinner at BlueAcre - we loved this place, food and service excellent, thanks to whoever recommended it, wish it were in NY.

Saturday - bfast at Lowell In Market nice by the water, went really early, line out the door by the time we were done. Pike market amazing, if I lived in Seattle you could never get me out of there. Has ruined me for all other farm markets forever. Did tourist stuff, space needle, Chihuly Garden - amazing art. Had hand pies at seattle center, they were good and different. Had dinner at Chinook, nice on the water, nice family place, nothing great, but very pleasant.

Sunday - breakfast at 13 coins, very greasy for 8:30 in the morning, not great, but could see people loving this place at 3 a.m. Went to Snoqualmie Falls, won some money in the casino (Bonus!) Craft fair in Bellevue, early dinner at Toulouse Petite. Was not crazy about TP, nasty service, every dish was missing components, expensive. They made us sit at bar and then would not let us order happy hour even though it was the right time, wish I skipped it for something else.

Monday, up early, gross breakfast in hotel, stop at MAcrina bakery was fabulous. Off to Mount Rainer, unbelievable experience, was great. Went to look at wildflowers near parking lot, saw huge brown bear. Like stupid tourists we stood there and took pictures, lucky we did not get eaten. Drive forever, dinner at Seatown in Seattle, was good, home to sleep.

Tuesday got early ferry, breakfast at streamliner diner on Bainbridge Island, was amazingly good. Would go back there in a second. Drove to Forks, had gross lunch, went to rainforest, blue sky sunny in Hoh, was beautiful. Drove to Quileute, stayed in cabin, was really clean and nice, great bed. Ate spaghetti and jar sauce by Pacific. Awesome.

Wednesday - eggs by ocean, drive to Rialto - beautiful, drive to Cape Flattery, very far, eat snacks in car, go to Bella Italia in Port Angeles - pretty good, would recommend, no one cared that we looked like we were driving for 3 days, nice service.

Thursday - breakfast at Lola - love this place, where can I get that bacon? Delish potatoes. Went to Asian art, greenhouse, cap hill, went to Il Corvo for lunch. Whoever rec. this place, you have ruined me for any pasta anywhere ever for life, that place is amazing. If I win lotto, I will start an Il Corvo in NY. Then went to farm market in queen Anne, wanted to eat at food trucks but was too full from lunch. Dinner thurs night, Cutters, nice view, mediocre expensive food, but husband likes the water view.

Friday - breakfast at 5 spot in queen Anne, see people an this site don't like it much, but we liked it a lot. Got there right at 8:30, sat under picture of Jerry Garcia. Went to SAM, then walked back to Il Corvo for lunch again, could probable go there every day if it was possible. I wonder if they ship? Friday night dinner at Monsoon was good, but whats up with that waiter? Got chocolate cake at some place on Cap hill that serves martini's, excellent cake.

Saturday - gross early breakfast at hotel, drive around Alki area, lunch at 11:00 on dot at Paeso - totally lives up to hype, if I win Lotto, am stealing them too. Cupcakes at Trophy cupcakes, yeah, I wish they were in NY also. Pack, run to airport, gross dinner at Africa place. Home on red eye.

Thanks to everybody who gave their suggestions(Crazy New Yorkers, Water View, Unique fast food). We had a great time and wish we lived closer. Already talking about possibility of coming back. And yes, I did bring home some dry pasta from Il Corvo, but it won't be the same....

Aug 05, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle
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Unique fast food, burgers, etc.

Was wondering if there were any Northwest fast food recs for places that they don't have on the east coast (like In-n-Out,or Teddys in Hawaii) that should not be missed on our visit? Also husband was asking for recs on good burger joint, not necessarily fast food? Thanks for the advice.

Jul 25, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

crazy new yorkers gotta see everything, need to eat along the way

Will be staying at Hilton Suite Place near Sculpture Park, on Western I think, noticed Paeso and Salumi both closed Sunday and Monday so some other ideas would be most appreciated, also, any place to stop for breakfast on the way so we could drive for a little while first would be great

Jul 24, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

crazy new yorkers gotta see everything, need to eat along the way

very sad, was going to go there, better to know now

Jul 23, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

waterfront, waterview?

thanks

Jul 23, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

crazy new yorkers gotta see everything, need to eat along the way

No this is very helpful, even more so than the food. I was planning on Monday for Mt. R, weather looks clear, and the beach is a definite for next tues and wed. Any other suggestions would be MUCh appreciated, it is very confusing with so much to see and do, and only having 8 days.

Jul 22, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

waterfront, waterview?

what time is sunset in your part of the world the next week?

Jul 22, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle

waterfront, waterview?

Hi, thanks for all the help and suggestions so far, I have been reading other posts like crazy, and was hoping for some recs on waterfront eats for B, L or Dinner. Will have car, anything but sushi. Thanks again

Jul 21, 2013
daisylover in Greater Seattle