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Dining around McMenamin's Kennedy School?

That looks really good, Jill & Courtney! Thanks for the tips.

Jan 20, 2014
janbo19 in Metro Portland

Dining around McMenamin's Kennedy School?

We're visiting our daughter soon and would like to find some good places in this area. She's vegan, we're not. TIA~

Jan 14, 2014
janbo19 in Metro Portland

Our list

We stayed in the FM on Pauger, 10 minutes from Frenchman St. Hubby was sick for the week & had no appetite, so we changed out all of the choices originally made. We tried Maurepas & loved it so much we went twice. Still craving the beets. OMG. Split a fried chicken dinner @Coops & also at Willie Mae's. Both excellent. Went to Cafe Amelie & EAT at the suggestion of the apartment hosts and both were very good. Had 2 small plates at Amelie (crab cake & shrimp & grits) and split a molten chocolate cake for dessert. Each had a wonderful egg dish at EAT for breakfast. Hopefully hubby will be back to normal here soon & the next time we go, we'll follow our list! But we still ate well, there's no doubt about that.

Apr 08, 2013
janbo19 in New Orleans

Herbsaint or GW Fin?

We like Herbsaint for the food, but it is extremely noisy around the 6-9:00 hour. If the weather's nice, it's fun to sit outside and eat. We even got to meet Donald Link one night while enjoying our small plates. My favorite dessert ever is there: Brown Butter Banana Tort. And I'm a chocoholic!

Mar 13, 2013
janbo19 in New Orleans

Our list

Thanks, and yes, I have

Mar 06, 2013
janbo19 in New Orleans

Our list

Thanks, guys!

Mar 03, 2013
janbo19 in New Orleans

5 gals in Cleveland for a 50 th birthday weekend

Everything R&R says is spot on... we are fans of Lola, but it's not that casual. You might want to check out their menu to see if it's your thing. We've never had a bad meal. Rezzies for 5 on a Saturday night = highly encouraged/suggested.

We love Flying Fig (were just there a couple of Sundays ago between a R&R HoF visit and a show at Playhouse Sq) & it doesn't ever disappoint. It's a hop skip & jump away from WSM. Walking distance for sure.

And if you can, DO go to Lucky's. Never been to their Brunch, but they have THE best mac 'n' cheese in the entire universe. All the food is as local as it can be (they have a veg & herb garden on the left side of the bldg) and service is s-l-o-w, but IMO worth it. I bought the t-shirt too (nice and soft!)

janbo

Mar 02, 2013
janbo19 in Great Lakes

Our list

This is our list for our upcoming trip. We've been to NOLA many times now, and have been to: CP for lunch, NOLA, Herbsaint several times (among our faves), Coops for fried chicken, Lilette, Brigsten's, Root, Irene's, Cafe Reconcile, Dante's, GW, Roosevelt for sazerac, Napolean for Pimm's ... as you can see, we cover the spectrum, from downhome cookin' to high end gourmet.

Anything you'd take off the list and replace w/ something else? We have a car. We also realize that we won't honor 1 or 2 of these - we always need a break from the richness & need some simpler fare about 1/2way through. Thanks for your suggestions!

Coquette, Sat, 6:30 PM for 2
Arnaud's, Mon, 6:00 PM for 2
La Petite Grocery, Tues, 6:00 PM for 2
Domenica, Wednesday, 6:00 PM for 2
Restaurant August, Thurs 12:00 PM
Herbsaint, Thurs 7:30 PM

Mar 02, 2013
janbo19 in New Orleans

Easter

We have tentative res at Arnaud's in between the parades (Chris Owens & the Gay Pride later in the afternoon). Last time we were there for Easter we went to a brunch at RedFish Grill so we could be in the FQ for all the Easter parade activity.

Mar 02, 2013
janbo19 in New Orleans

Help! - Weekend in Cleveland with 13 yr old daughter

I don't think Slyman's is worth the trouble, to be honest. R 'n' R, do you agree with me? There are plenty of places in the downtown area you can go to. I think it would be fun to go to the West Side Market for a couple of hours... that would require a taxi. But you won't need to rent a car if you're staying at the Hyatt/Arcade, which is a very cool hotel, btw. It DOES get loud if there's a wedding reception in the atrium, as most of the hotel rooms open up to the huge atrium, but very cool place to stay. If you want, you could take in a Cavs game. That's within walking distance. We are RnRHoF members & go twice a year, at least. LOVE the place. I enjoy the outfits, the report cards, the correspondance from Rolling Stones' J Wenner to Charles Manson, and the correspondance from Jim Morrison's father to the French authorities. John Lennon's report card is a hoot, too. BTW, there is a snack bar in the HoF for a quick little something-something to tide you over. The food's not the greatest, but it'll tide you until you go to Symon's. If she has an adventurous palate, go for Lola! Lots of fun.

Nov 28, 2012
janbo19 in Great Lakes

My food diary of two weeks in Paris...

We stayed in a lovely apt next door to Thoumieux in '04 and ate there the last day. It was quite good. You are very, very close to L'Ami Jean, just around the corner. We had lunch there twice during our trip which comes to an end this weekend. Also, FL is wonderful, also closeby. Best service of the whole trip.

Jul 05, 2012
janbo19 in France

8th or 17th?

Thanks, patty. We may try it tonight. Sis settled on MiniPalais. Very good, although a feeling of pretentiousness was there.

Jul 05, 2012
janbo19 in France

8th or 17th?

Looking for a nice meal for sis's last night in Paris....we've been to L'Ami Jean, FL, Jules Verne, the Constant rests in the 7th.....now staying in the 8th.

Want to keep it around 30-45 euros pp, without wine.

Any good ideas?

TIA,
JANBO

Jul 03, 2012
janbo19 in France

Akron restaurant recs

Not a fan of Luigi's. At all. They do not treat employees well and their pizza is not that great. We are going to the concert, too. Might give 3 point a try. Menu looks decent.

May 18, 2012
janbo19 in Great Lakes

Rehearsal Dinner - NE Ohio. Please help a NY Hound out.

I second and third Bistro on Main. We had our rehearsal dinner there, and because of the small number of people, we were seated in the main dining room & everyone ordered off the menu. The room in the back is very nondescript, but would seat 40 or 50 comfortably, I think. Everything is GREAT there. I can't get enough of the salmon dish w/ orzo & flash-fried spinach (think crumble-in-you-mouth potato chips). They are so good. The bread service is one of the best in NE OH, imho, and I'm a huge bread fan.

The price point is definitely cheaper than 140 or the old Turner's Mill. I imagine you are interested in that since you didn't appreciate the $50 extra fee in Hudson.

Oh yeah, and there's a Stoddard's Ice Cream cone stand right next door. Yum.

May 16, 2012
janbo19 in Great Lakes

Commander's Palace Questions

We were there yesterday. My husband was concerned because he just had jeans. They let him in, no problem. I did not see one pair of shorts or a tshirt in the place, but mant prs of jeans. You are fine. It is cold in there, so take a sweater. Food was fabulous. We had the shrimo and tasso app, pork tenderloin, a pig & fig salad, a CP salad & 2 martinis. Bread pudding souffle for dessert. $49 w/out tip! Such a deal!

Apr 03, 2012
janbo19 in New Orleans

Lunch on Good Friday?

Thanks for the website! We are looking forward to our trip in 2 weeks!
Janbo

Mar 17, 2012
janbo19 in New Orleans

NYC Foodie First Time (Birthday) Trip to New Orleans April 11-16

I second that. I have 4 words for you: Brown Butter Banana Tart. OMG, SAID THE CHOCOHOLIC!

Mar 15, 2012
janbo19 in New Orleans

Lunch on Good Friday?

Is Good Friday a special day for lunch in New Orleans? I've heard that it is.... any recommendations? We're wide open, plus we'll have a car.

TIA,
Janbo

Mar 14, 2012
janbo19 in New Orleans

Stevia? Love it or hate it?

I like the packs from TJs. It has a good flavor & it's all I've been using for 3 years. I use real sugar when I cook/bake.

There are some brands that are really awful, but I do like the Trader Joe's brand.

Nov 11, 2011
janbo19 in General Topics

Save me from Chain food please = Great plain Food in Niagra / Niagra on the Lake area

We enjoyed it last Saturday night & because we made a res, were seated at the window with a beautiful view before it got dark. The beef pot pie was delicious as was my husband's pasta du jour (beef & shrooms). Very nice waitstaff.

high cholesterol

Thanks, MCF, for the thoughtful reply.... certainly lots to think about.

Oct 20, 2011
janbo19 in General Topics

high cholesterol

Never had kippers, might be willing to give sardines another try (my dad would eat them w/ saltines when I was a kid) & I like wild salmon - should do that more often. Thanks.... jb

Oct 20, 2011
janbo19 in General Topics

Save me from Chain food please = Great plain Food in Niagra / Niagra on the Lake area

I think Stone Rd might be too fancy schmancy for his wife... we love the place, but they might be a bit creative for the wife.

Save me from Chain food please = Great plain Food in Niagra / Niagra on the Lake area

If you're there on a Thursday, I hear from the locals that one of the VFWs or Moose or Elks Clubs does a better-than-decent fish fry. Might want to ask around.

The CHEW

I think it would work better as a half hour show. Love Michael. Can't stand Carla & that head thing she does. I'm OK w/ Daphne. Bring Mama T in once a week, and we have something. Also? The recipes online look like they belong in an elementary school cookbook. Come on, people are not THAT dumb!

Oct 18, 2011
janbo19 in Food Media & News

high cholesterol

My tri were high (273) so my Dr put me on Lovazza, which is a high-test fish oil. After 6 weeks, it's down to 161 (and all of my other numbers got better, too!). I usually eat oatmeal for breakfast, skip butter, eat meat rarely & go "vegan" a couple of times/week. I go heavy on the fruits & vegs, too.

Oct 18, 2011
janbo19 in General Topics

Which Heirloom Tomatoes did you prefer this Summer

We're big fans of Nyagous, a black variety, bursting with juice and flavor. They did very well in NE OH, coming in early & we just finished our last one this week.

Oct 18, 2011
janbo19 in General Topics

Buffalo/I-90 to Niagara this weekend - best bets?

Thanks for the recs, JMack. Will look into Seabar & Hutches. Will probably pass on the Italian fare, as my Italian husband cooks for me quite often.

J

What's for dinner? #110 [OLD]

going to try tonight!

Oct 10, 2011
janbo19 in Home Cooking