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Buffet Brunch, Giada and LOS or do I have it wrong? Plus..which downtown restaurant is a must eat?

We were curious about Giada's and have reservations. I heard the portions are small. What was your experience and how was the food?

We were going to take our friends who have never been and we loved Lotus of Siam. I've read a lot of complaints about portion sizes but all in all....still great food?

We loved Wicked Spoon but is there the NEW BEST brunch in Las Vegas? M Hotel? Bacchanal at Caesars? Where?

Has anyone been to Guy Fieri's?

We loved Vitner Grill and sorely miss Rosemary's. How's Todd's Unique Dining>
Thank you !!!1

Jan 18, 2015
Pinkwasabi in Las Vegas

Charleston Foodie Recs

Thank you...how about the Glass Onion?

Sep 16, 2014
Pinkwasabi in Southeast

Charleston Foodie Recs

The first two days its only a party of 2 and we have reservations at Husk. We need a 2nd one for dinner. Breakfast will be at Toast. Thinking of McCradysm FIG, SNOB, on and on...help!

Then we need three dinners ...for a party of 5 adults/3 kids.
We have reservations at CRU for one of the nights.

We need another one for seafood/oysters.
2nd one...another regional.
3rd..your choice.

We will pick up sandwiches at Butcher and Bee for picnic.
We will do sweets at Glaze Donuts, Kaminsky, and Sugar Bakery.

We need another breakfast/lunch place.

What do you think of Jestine's (down home fried chicken),
Hominy Grill, Tattoed Moose, Kitchen 208....Help...too many choices.

Sep 16, 2014
Pinkwasabi in Southeast

Mrs Wilkes, Savannah?

Mrs Wilkes is totally worth the wait! Her fried chicken is very very good! Plus the fun of sitting at a communal table with people from all over is fun!....except no one is talking and everyone is eating. We also tried Sisters of the South...if I remember right ..that's what its called. A very small place where its really down home cooking...great chicken. We loved the Pink House for dinner...very good and loved the rolls!

Sep 16, 2014
Pinkwasabi in Southeast

Kid Friendly Restaurant near El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles

Looking for restaurants for lunch to take the girls after seeing a movie at El Capitan. We necessarily don't want a chain restaurant, but is there anything around that has a great menu for adults as well as kids?

Aug 28, 2014
Pinkwasabi in Los Angeles Area

Mrs Wilkes, Savannah?

The experience at Mrs Wilkes is unforgettable....we had a terrific time meeting people as we met in line waiting to get in ..which I would do no later than 10am. Once in and seated....silence is golden because everyone is devouring the best fried chicken I've ever had...we kept asking for more wings and they kindly and happily brought us more. The side dishes are as authentic as one can get. We loved it and are trying to find something just as good in Charleston when we visit....otherwise, we may have to drive down to Savannah...lol.

Aug 05, 2014
Pinkwasabi in Southeast

Five MUST EAT at restaurants in Charleston

Also Jestine's or Martha Lou's...we love the small hole in the wall places as well...what's your take on these two or is there better...and what's your opinion on Glass Onion?

Jul 31, 2014
Pinkwasabi in Southeast

Five MUST EAT at restaurants in Charleston

I've reading and researching menus and restaurants trying to find 5 places that we must eat at.....I've looked FIG, Husk, Hominy, Toast, Charleston Grill, Martha Lous, Cru, Slighty North of Broad, Poogan"s?, we love all food. Because of the Food and Cooking Channel....we are interested in Husk and Hominy...but we're open to all your faves!

Jul 24, 2014
Pinkwasabi in Southeast

My quest to find a great entree salad in OC

We have tried Lemonade, Cheesecake, Cucina Enoteca..what restaurants in Orange County have great salads for lunch?

Apr 18, 2014
Pinkwasabi in Los Angeles Area

Finishing touches for our first trip to Napa !

Definitely go to Hall Winery in Rutherford...it was a terrific tour and wine tasting in what was a jaw dropping cave and dining room...the chandelier was beyond belief. The wine was fantastic. I canceled my reservations at Press and wished I didn't. We went to Tra Vigne, Redd, and Rutherford Grill. Everyone on the boards love Rutherford, but they have something very similar in OC and it was just okay...very loud and food was nothing to write home about. Redd was good....and Tra Vigne was very good. We went to Pride...that was a great trip and tour as well. Excellent! Schramberg....it was just okay and it was a quick stop. I've been to Cindy's Backstreet...love their dinners and I love love love Brix for Sunday Brunch. We went to Peach Southern Bistro in Napa and loved their lunch....it was very very good.

CELEBRATING 30th anniversary ....where to eat in Napa Valley

I have reservations at Press, Bistro Jeanty, Cole Chop ....though its a very special celebration, I still don't want to pay $68 and over for steak I'm looking for a memorable dinner with great atmosphere and so delicious food. We have been to Tra Vigne and Redd...help me with our 3rd dinner!!!!

Napa Valley ..need help on restaurants..what's your top 5?

We are celebrating our 30th anniversary in Yountville and need to know what restaurants are the places to go for fantastic and delicious food.
We were there 4 years ago and went to Bottega (very disappointed with service and food...but shall we give it a try again?), Cindy's Back Porch,
and Brix.
Now we want something new...love seafood, love steak, California cuisine..
so what's your top 5 places that we must experience?

Road trip from Atlanta to Savannah to Beaufort...where do we stop?????

We are on a vacay and on our way from Atlanta to Savannah..where do we stop to get a bite to eat? Any place that's been on the food or cooking channels is a plus....where's your favorite places?

Aug 25, 2013
Pinkwasabi in Southeast

Top 5 places we HAVE to eat in Savannah and Beaufort, SC

Tell me where! We are eating at Mrs Wilkes in Savannah, just researching and reading menus where we are going to eat...so many choices. Love all food! What's the "you have to eat there" places in Savannah and Beaufort?

Aug 25, 2013
Pinkwasabi in Southeast

Chada Thai, Vitner Grill, EAT...how am I doing?

Thank you! That helps!

Jul 28, 2013
Pinkwasabi in Las Vegas

Update me on The Barrymore and Marche Bacchus...worth going?

As restaurants do, they go through spurts it seems..last time our friends went to The Barrymore, they said it was good but not memorable and according to so many posts on different sites, Marche is on the upswing or just good?

Jul 28, 2013
Pinkwasabi in Las Vegas

Chada Thai, Vitner Grill, EAT...how am I doing?

We have waited years to go to Todd's and they are closed for vacation, of course, when we want to go. They were so nice to give me suggestions on where I should go. Our all time favorite restaurant was Rosemary's...oh how we miss that place. But we found Vitner's Grill (over Table 34, Marche Bacchus,), Chada Thai (will we miss Lotus of Siam and their deep fried Garlic Prawns by going to Chada...but we love wine and Thai), EAT for lunch, Wicked Spoon for brunch, and now we need to finalize with a great steakhouse. Looking at Charlie Palmer's and seeing what their cut of the week is.....so much food...so much joy!

Jul 27, 2013
Pinkwasabi in Las Vegas

Just our luck...Todd's closed for two weeks!!! what to do?

After many years of wanting to go to Todd's Unique Dining...they
are off from July 29th to August 15th...because they're going fishing!
Where should we go???? We want something like Todd's...We are going to Chada Thai and narrowing our choices for a steakhouse (that doesn't break the bank)...help!

Jul 27, 2013
Pinkwasabi in Las Vegas

Top 10 places you have to eat when you are in Savannah..

We will be spending 5 days in Savannah and though there are the "touristy" places, where does one go to for those hidden neighborhood gems?

But...is Local 11 Ten, Vics on the River, Green Truck Pub, Pink House and
Mrs Wilkes ....should we put that on our agenda as well?

Jul 22, 2013
Pinkwasabi in Southeast

P.S. best Mexican and Chinese...what's your fav?

Just researching and looking for new places to try...
best Mexican?
best Chinese?

Jul 16, 2013
Pinkwasabi in Las Vegas

Todd's Unique Dining, Honey Salt...tell me if you like my list

We are starting our food adventure...and we have been to so many..wanting to try new places. We loved Rosemary's so we love any restaurant close to that...where would you go?

Hone Salt?
Old Homestead Steak
Chada Thai and Wine (though we are HUGE fans of LOS)
Bacchanal or Wicked Spoon...love Wicked but Bacchanal getting
lots of buzz.
Marche Bacchus
Your choice..


Jul 16, 2013
Pinkwasabi in Las Vegas

Who has a great Sunday Brunch in OC????

It seems like Sunday Buffet Brunches are far and few in OC..
Where does everyone like to go? We love Taps...but looking for
another one to try!

Apr 06, 2013
Pinkwasabi in Los Angeles Area

What's the great places to go now for dinner in Long Beach/Seal Beach/Lakewood area...for really delilcious food...anything!

Used to live in the Lakewood area and need to take family out for dinner...what's the new hip and delicios places to go to? Is Simmzy's any good? All cuisines welcomed!

Feb 07, 2013
Pinkwasabi in Los Angeles Area

Any recs for French macarons in Orange County?

Hands down..Lilikoi Bakery in Orange....she makes outstanding macarons at a very reasonable price. Her bakery items are delish!

Oct 23, 2012
Pinkwasabi in Los Angeles Area

Smoqued in Orange?

First...they don't reservations which Gabbi's down the street used to do and realized that people were just leaving...so now they are taking reservations. Smoque....take note. ...especially being in downtown Orange. We were told on a Saturday at 5:00 p.m. it would be a 10 to 20 minute wait...it took about 40 minutes instead. I realize that they are new but someone needs to tell the hostess just to make things smooth and easy for customers, that when you say 10 to 20 minutes, mean it. With that said, we were very pleased with Smoqued. The appetizers are very good. We ordered the 420 Mac...it came in a cute silver bucket and it was layered with cornbread, mac and cheese, chili, bacon, corn, tomatoes, carmelized onions..it was excellent! We shared that but believe me....we each could have ordered one each and be pleased with dinner. Very delicious and tasty. The 2nd appetizer was the Chingaderas...again...great jalapeno popper with bacon, shrimp and dates...the bacon was very very good....and it came with a chipotle sauce. We then ordered the pull pork with two sides. Suggestion...the deviled eggs were not my favorite. I am not a fan of relish in my deviled eggs...I suggested to our waitress, Lauren...who by the way was very attentive and great! I suggested to make a deviled egg without the relish, top it with that excellent bacon and call it bacon and eggs...simple. The pulled pork was very tender....I heard its even better as a sandwich. Sides can make or break a place in a barbque place.. the mac and cheese was just okay, the cole slaw was a bit better and fries were very good. All in all..this place will succeed....lots of flavor and it was nice to be at a bbq place that offered different appetizers that were not common.

Oct 21, 2012
Pinkwasabi in Los Angeles Area

Looking for great restaurants that the locals love to eat during RNC ...

Looking for those restaurants, those hidden gems to go to during RNC week in Tampa...any suggestions? What is the favorite local food? or....is there restaurants that must be on our list? We love all food...I know that is a general statement....but...looking for deliciousness!

Aug 22, 2012
Pinkwasabi in Florida

First Time in Seattle...

Coming in to Seattle...so many great restaurants...so where do I start?
What must see places should I eat at? I love all food. Doughnuts, seafood,
quirky places, hole in the walls...where all the locals go...please share
your favorite places.

Aug 17, 2012
Pinkwasabi in Greater Seattle

Great delicious Lunch in OC...but where??????

Where can three of us do a great lunch to celebrate my birthday.
Anywhere in OC.......we've been to Paul Martin's, Enoteca,
The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove, Canyon, Sage, Capital Seafood,
and so on...
.....please help us find something new

Apr 07, 2012
Pinkwasabi in Los Angeles Area

Christmas Lunch for 20 in Newport/Tustin/Orange area..upscale atmosphere and excellent food...does it exist?

We are doing a Christmas Lunch for our office. We have been to Canaletto's and Ruth Chris.
We would like to try another place for lunch and we would like it to be close to our office in
Tustin...we can go to Newport. Any suggestions? We don't want to be rushed, we want an upscale atmosphere and food that is memorable..any suggestions?

Nov 22, 2011
Pinkwasabi in Los Angeles Area

Scarpetta vs Bartolotta vs Milos

We loved Scarpettas at The Cosmopolitan. For appetizers, we had the Creamy Polenta...amazing flavors, smooth and silky, and we loved it. The Raw Yellowtail was fresh and just as good as if we ordered it at Nobu. The Crispy Fritto Miso came all shredded and deep fried and it was light, airy, and very very good. For entrees, we had Duck Foie Gras Ravioli and my husband said it was beyond terrific, he ate it all and the flavors blended so well. I had the Short Rib Agnolotti and it was a dish I will always remember. That good. Our friends had the Roasted Chicken and how simple could that be but he said it was the best chicken he has ever had. His wife choose the Spaghetti and it too looked so simple but the flavors were unbelievable. Desserts were outstanding. I highly recommend Scarpettas and wonder, what other Italian restaurants are just as good if not better?

Nobu Restaurant
4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Oct 05, 2011
Pinkwasabi in Las Vegas