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Napa - local dishes/restaurant recommendations please!

Thanks for your suggestion. I haven't included these specifications because I don't want to restrict any suggestions that people might have. I want to hear about everything, regardless of budget or genus. I like all foods, all wines, have no allergies or food restrictions and am interested in writing about and experiencing all of these things.

Napa - local dishes/restaurant recommendations please!

I included Napa primarily for the wine - am going to be visiting a few vinyards while am there (so any recommendations for good ones...hit me with them!), but also looking for interesting food places!

San Francisco I am also going to and have been reading up from the board on places there - but more recommendations, welcome!

good everyday dinner in Edinburgh

Head to the Mosque Kitchen in the Old Town. Its about a 20 minute walk from New Town.

Its a real experience and everyone I've ever taken there has loved it. It is an Indian restaurant and a total institution for the area. It takes no profit, all funds raised are for funding the local Mosque. It used to be an outdoor place where everyone sat informally on long tables, but now they have brought it inside. Cafeteria style. Get there, find a table, possibly sharing with locals, and queue up to get your food. And the food is FANTASTIC - totally authentic (which is important), tasty, varied and delicious. Plus you'd be hard pressed, even with an appetite rivalling a herd of elephants, to spend more than 10 pounds! For example the average curry is about .....3.50 for meat, less for vegetarian.
Always packed out and open for both lunch and dinner.

Lucy
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Jul 06, 2012
FoodGoblin in U.K./Ireland

Ideas for doctoring-up premixed margaritas

Totally agree with cookiemonster about adding more Tequila. Some of the ready mixed brands only come to around 9% and, I think you'll agree, that that is just not acceptable for your Margaritary fix.

Add more tequila for heat, extra lime for acid and - the secret, for me, to transforming an average margarita to a GREAT one - add a splash of fresh orange juice. It adds a warmth and complexity to the cocktail.

You can also play around with using different salts for the rim. Try not to use horrid table salt - it really is ghastly. Grab some Maldon sea salt from the UK - larger, uneven, light flakes that come without a bleached out chemical taste and that won't choke you when you inhale over your cocktail, like table salt risks!

Lucy
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Jul 06, 2012
FoodGoblin in Spirits

Hot 'n' Juicy Crawfish - should I be excited?

Having seen Hot 'n' Juicy Crawfish featured on Man VS Food I got excited and added it to my itinerary.

I am going there tonight - any recommendations for what to order/opinions about the place?

Thanks,
Lucy

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Jul 06, 2012
FoodGoblin in Las Vegas

Where does the best BBQ in the USA?

I am conducting a project this summer to travel across America and discover the best dishes, restaurants and food producers. I am writing about all my experiences and posting it up on my site; www.foodgoblin.com

Having researched BBQ in America (it is different entirely to what we mean by 'bbq' in the UK) I have learned that there are MANY different types - e.g. Texas/East and West North Carolina/St Louis etc

Where do YOU think does the best BBQ? And why?

Jul 06, 2012
FoodGoblin in General Topics

Napa - local dishes/restaurant recommendations please!

Hello there,

My name is Lucy and this summer I am undertaking a big food project: I am travelling across the United States from California, through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York. The purpose of my journey is to discover the best dishes, restaurants and food producers in the country - essentially my project is to eat my way across the country. I am really looking to get to the heart of each state's cookery. I will be writing about my journey along the way and publishing it on www.foodgoblin.com, my food website.

For example, I am undertaking a big exploration into US bbq along the route - travelling around Texas to find the best Texas BBQ, and then comparing it to East and West North Carolinian BBQ!
All very exciting stuff, I think!

I am looking for a bit of advice on all of these places - but especially Napa (mainly because its appropriate to this particular forum section, but don't hesitate to recommend for the other places too!).

I am looking for a bit of advice on a few things:
- Particular dishes to try - what is the local 'thing' in Napa.
- Restaurants/shops/producers/food places to try
- If you know of any opportunity for me to get some hands on experience cooking that would be great!
- Any other suggestions welcomed!

If anyone could offer any advice on the above that would be fantastic!

Many thanks,
Lucy x

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Foody recommendations needed for Napa!

Thanks for that - I'll have a read through these and redirect my questions to that board!

Jul 06, 2012
FoodGoblin in California

Foody recommendations needed for Napa!

Hello there,

My name is Lucy and this summer I am undertaking a big food project: I am travelling across the United States from California, through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York. The purpose of my journey is to discover the best dishes, restaurants and food producers in the country - essentially my project is to eat my way across the country. I am really looking to get to the heart of each state's cookery. I will be writing about my journey along the way and publishing it on www.foodgoblin.com, my food website.

For example, I am undertaking a big exploration into US bbq along the route - travelling around Texas to find the best Texas BBQ, and then comparing it to East and West North Carolinian BBQ!
All very exciting stuff, I think!

I am looking for a bit of advice on all of these places - but especially Napa (mainly because its appropriate to this particular forum section, but don't hesitate to recommend for the other places too!).

I am looking for a bit of advice on a few things:
- Particular dishes to try
- Restaurants/shops/producers/food places to try
- If you know of any opportunity for me to get some hands on experience cooking that would be great!
- Any other suggestions welcomed!

If anyone could offer any advice on the above that would be fantastic!

Many thanks,
Lucy x

www.foodgoblin.com
www.twitter.com/foodgoblin1

Jul 06, 2012
FoodGoblin in California