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New York to Asheville Recs along the way and once we get there

Thanks for the warning! Forgot to ask - pie/bakery recs?

Aug 24, 2015
daisylover in Southeast

New York to Asheville Recs along the way and once we get there

We are coming this Wednesday and staying until Monday. Spending Friday at Biltmore, otherwise open, one day for shopping, galleries, town stuff etc., one day for Blue Ridge, one day for Cherokee, casino, etc. In your experiences are most stores/galleries open Sunday? Oh and I forgot to ask for pie/bakery recs!
Will def look for Biscuitville, any other close to 81?

Aug 24, 2015
daisylover in Southeast

New York to Asheville Recs along the way and once we get there

So should I keep my reservation there, or try to change to Nightbell? Also have res at the admiral, was saving the other 2 nights for bbq or wherever we wind up.

Aug 23, 2015
daisylover in Southeast

New York to Asheville Recs along the way and once we get there

Great, already had Okie on my list. Are Buxton Hall or Smokey Supper open yet? Funny about Cracker Barrel, we have one in NY and I think it is gross, but only place hubby can find biscuits and gravy in area, so we go once in blue moon.
What is you opinion of Rhubarb? Doesn't get good recs here, but is on my list for Southern food.
Any rec's near Cherokee gambling place? Another thing I will prob have to go to....

Aug 23, 2015
daisylover in Southeast

New York to Asheville Recs along the way and once we get there

Sounds very interesting, wanted to try to cross into Tennessee, so I could add to me "states visited"! What else do you like for bbq in the area?
I know this is not a travel advice site, but I see your tag has sun in it, can you recommend any swimming places that do not involve any strenuous hiking? Thanks a lot.

Aug 21, 2015
daisylover in Southeast

New York to Asheville Recs along the way and once we get there

Thanks for the reply, sorry have been slow getting back to you. I have not really nailed down anything yet, except a reservation at Rhubarb. I am interested in the southern phenomena of "meat and two", am interested in ribs/bbq, and places that might have outdoor seating, esp with a mountain or river view, not like tables on the sidewalk like we have here in New York.

I know we are going to Harrah's casino one day so any rec's in that direction would be great, or places to stop/see along that way. I know this is not a travel site, but would also love rec on place to swim/tube - I am having this whole outdoor thing, as you could probably tell! Thanks for the advice

Aug 21, 2015
daisylover in Southeast

New York to Asheville Recs along the way and once we get there

Hi - We will be driving from Westchester County, through Pa. and Virginia into North Carolina, was wondering if there were any "must stops" along the way. I know I should put what route we are taking, but husband not home while I write this, so will post route later.

Have been "eavesdropping" on other peoples posts. Was looking for recs of restaurants that might have river/mountain scenery, mainly interested in Southern food, beer and other alcoholic bev's not really important to us. We have a car, so off the beaten path not a problem, would also be willing to check out some places across Tenn border.

Also, husband loves biscuits and gravy, so any recs for the best would be great.

Thanks for the suggestions

Aug 11, 2015
daisylover in Southeast

Food around convention center, no car, lots of ladies [Milwaukee]

Sorry for the slow update, have spent a week recuperating from spending so much money on beads!! Ok, first night took cab to Harbor House - really enjoyed the whole experience, ambiance, service, got to see the lake. Was it the most awe inspiring menu - no, but the whole experience was great.
ate breakfast all three days in the Hilton, wanted to venture out sunday but it was raining and I was exhausted.
Friday lunch at Miller Time Pub - just eh, but close and quick and not too pricey, and comfortable for the other ladies. Friday night dinner at Chophouse - did the price fix restaurant week thing and it was really nice for a hotel chain - very yummy steak, cake a little dry. Again - a chow place, probably not, but perfect for our needs.
Saturday lunch tried to go to some Italian place across from Hyatt but they were closed Thai place closed, went to Hyatt restaurant and had cobb salad, not exciting or noteworthy, but at least I was no longer hungry and could make it back to class.
Saturday night went to Kilawat in the Intercontinental, ordered off the regular menu, everything sounded great but for some reason had little or no flavor and was pretty awful - got raves on trip advisor, but I would not recommend it at all. HAd to go to Capital Grill to get giant chocolate cake for desert!
Sunday picked up sandwich at Jakes deli in mall, was pretty good, everyone at airport checking out my sandwich.
Thanks for all the recs, and will try some new places should I ever come back this way!

Jun 12, 2015
daisylover in Great Lakes

Food around convention center, no car, lots of ladies [Milwaukee]

thanks for the list, aside from the mall, is there a sandwich place or something like that where I could grab a quick lunch? Will be on feet all day, don't want to walk any more than necessary - very lazy! What is the Milwaukee Public market?

May 26, 2015
daisylover in Great Lakes

Food around convention center, no car, lots of ladies [Milwaukee]

typical new Yorker, doesn't know geography past new jersey, my fault.

May 16, 2015
daisylover in Great Lakes

Food around convention center, no car, lots of ladies [Milwaukee]

sorry again, Milwaukee. Thought I was on great plains board when I posted, yes ,many cities in great plains, again, sorry

May 14, 2015
daisylover in Great Lakes

Food around convention center, no car, lots of ladies [Milwaukee]

sorry, when I posted I was on the great plains board, so I figured it would post there, and the show is actually called bead and button. Sorry for the confusion, Wisconsin does not seem to have its own board.

May 14, 2015
daisylover in Great Lakes

Food around convention center, no car, lots of ladies [Milwaukee]

Hi - Going to go to bead fest at convention center and hear it is difficult to find places to eat due to proximity and crowds. We will not have a car, was looking for some rec's nearby, or $10 cab ride away. Does not have to be "chow worthy" or amazing, just don't want to have to pack pb and j in my luggage. Thanks for the help!

May 13, 2015
daisylover in Great Lakes

thursday night dinner in white plains

thanks for all of the suggestions, decided on the cabin so no one has to drive through white plains days before Christmas. we all know the food is eh, but there is ok variety and the price is ok and there is usually parking Will def check out some of these recs in the months to come. thanks again. happy holidays!

thursday night dinner in white plains

hello, I want to meet 2 friends in white plains on Thursday night for dinner - he is a little fussy, she is a little fussy. He won't eat Asian or Indian, was looking for any recommendations in the white plains area since it is midway for us all. Thanks for the ideas.

vinnyd eileen eat s.f. - a much- belated report

Sorry for the late feed back - what can I say except - summer...
So first of all I did go to Chez Panisse (upstairs) and I have to say I think I agree with everyone - I would have been sad if I didn't go and forever curious, and it was nice and good but not that great and the service was pretty lame. Now, we don't drink, so we don't need much attention with wine, etc. but an occasional hello, do you need anything would have been nice! Also went on the first day. Oh yeah and after the airport we went to the Ramp and that was pretty perfect - beautiful day, ate outside, parked in the lot, easy to find.
Sunday - breakfast at Bettes Oceanview - most excellent pancakes
Thanks for that suggestion, went there 2x, ate the same pancakes, a rare thing for us to do. ( lemon ricotta) Sunday evening ate at Hog Island Oysters for the Cioppinno and oysters, most excellent, sat at oyster bar. Oh yeah went to Nopalito for lunch - loved that place fish tacos, spicy watermelon salad, yum!
Monday - Little Louies for breakfast ( twice) - wish I was there right now
Cotogna for lunch - mixed feelings - food delicious except melon salad was disgusting, but pricey and small servings - could have eaten 100 of those ravioli instead of the 7 they gave me. $70 for lunch and hungry afterwards. Dinner at Bistro Boudin - really great - maybe touristy but salmon better there than at chez panisse.
Wednesday went to Monterrey Bay Aquarium - funky strawberry farm on the way, lunch at the aquarium - not bad - dinner at Burger in Santa Cruz -was starving - it hit the spot.
Thursday went to FISH in Sausalito - nice vibe to this place but food only eh - soup was great, fish tacos overcooked, great corn.
Went to Swan Oyster Depot for lunch one day - don't remember which day - ate oysters and seafood salad, very fun dude served us, we loved this place, esp. cuz when we got there there was no line!
Friday Dipsea Café for breakfast - this place was great, went after going to Muir Woods at 6 a.m., really enjoyed it. Finally get to go to Birite Creamery, will dream about this ice cream for rest of my life, enough said... Was exhausted and had to pack, went to Thai place in Point Richmond, thanks whoever rec this place, it was amazing and we were so tired and hungry and it was just great. Amazing how much you can try to still eat when you are so full if the food is good, right?

I know I missed a few things, (we went to Acme bread at some point and ate bread all day) but I cant remember them. Hope some of these comments help someone else make decisions. There were so many great places and only so manymeals you can fit into a week... All in all it was a great trip and thanks for all the help. Again sorry for the delayed report, was traveling quite a bit this summer!

you go away for a week, and the food you miss most is....

Yes now am in Philly will report when I have five minutes to sit in front of computer

lunch near blanche beads N bergenfield, or on the way home

going on mini adventure to this store beads by blanche. Taking the tappan zee towards north Bergenfield. Looking for recs for tomorrow for lunch either nearby (5/10 minutes) or on the way back towards the bridge. thanks and sorry for short notice.

Aug 07, 2014
daisylover in New Jersey

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

sorry, my fault

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

Sorry to be confused - el camino real a road or a town?

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

very helpful, thanks a lot

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

yup, that's why I was looking for a restaurant rec with a parking lot.

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

will have all of luggage, etc in car, not sure if hubby will want to leave it all in some parking garage or side street to go eat. He is typical NY'er - trusts no one. Hence the parking lot.
So get yourself out to where, did not want to go into the city at all, was thinking someplace near the airport, maybe even in the airport or airport hotel, not necessarily "chowhound" place, just someplace decent to easily get some food. Will have rest of week for all kind of adventures

best cioppinno?

cool. kill 2 interests with one visit - oysters and stew.

best cioppinno?

thanks that link was super helpful

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

Yes, it will be a Saturday. Thank you, after leaving NY at 3 am, and arriving SF at 9:30 in the morning, and being crammed in a plane seat for 5 hours (if I am lucky) get off plane starving tired and no clue where I am, just want something basic, good, nice, without hassle, so I could start off with a clue - know what I mean?

BTW how do you access a thread that you posted a while ago without going through 12 pages of posts? I have no clue how to do that on this site. So sorry for the re-post.

best cioppinno?

even though it might b e touristy ( or not) where is the best cioppino in your opinion? sorry for the possible spelling error

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

Not that I have anything against dim sum, but looking for more traditional brunch type place ( sandwiches, eggs, etc.) for first meal off of plane in SFO. Someplace easy to find that has parking. Our check in place is in Point Richmond so car will hopefully pointed in that direction. Thanks for the advice

Unique to SF or Cal - Must eats for out-of towners

might have access to grill - how do you do it?

Unique to SF or Cal - Must eats for out-of towners

favorite place for BBQ oysters? And crunch bread?