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Middle Eastern Grocery St. Louis

Halava is very common amongst the Jewish culture and can be purchased at Protzels Deli and I believe at Simon Kohn's.

Apr 19, 2011
EmilyCorson in Great Plains

1 week in Santa Barbara- help please

I am going to SB for a week next month and am interested in restaurant recommendations. i have read past posts and have some ideas but i would love anything current. I will be there with my family- everyone is 23 and up- so no children and we love food (obviously)!
I have been to bouchon in napa and that is definitely an option. i have also read about hungry cat on this website, the stonehouse, and some others. what are some great places- ranging from super casual to nice? we will be celebrating a birthday one night and up for all types of cuisine. I would love dinner, lunch and breakfast suggestions! also we are staying near state street so i think we will be fairly central.
thank you so much!

Aug 04, 2008
EmilyCorson in California

3 nights in LA-girls weekend- where to go?

Not all of us are as "houndish" as I am- actually not all of us will be drinking- as one of my friends is pregnant. These are all great suggestions!
I am definitely trying comme ca, and mozza (however a little worried that we will have additional friend joining and mozza wont accommodate- in which case i was thinking il sole or angelini)
thoughts on ago?
i am leaning toward katsuya in brentwood for the third night. (i have been to AOC a couple years ago and while i really liked it, i would rather go somewhere i havent been - esp if that is a bit "stuffier")

what about lunch on the westside?
i am definitely going to try for lunch at the ivy on robertson as well.

my friend and i recently were in SF and fell in love with mozzerella burrata- so we need to eat this cheese at some point during the weekend!!!

thanks for all the suggestions- please let me know if you have any additional ideas!

Feb 17, 2008
EmilyCorson in Los Angeles Area

3 nights in LA-girls weekend- where to go?

Not all of us are as "houndish" as I am- actually not all of us will be drinking- as one of my friends is pregnant. These are all great suggestions!
I am definitely trying comme ca, and mozza (however a little worried that we will have additional friend joining and mozza wont accommodate- in which case i was thinking il sole or angelini)
thoughts on ago?
i am leaning toward katsuya in brentwood for the third night. (i have been to AOC a couple years ago and while i really liked it, i would rather go somewhere i havent been - esp if that is a bit "stuffier")

what about lunch on the westside?
i am definitely going to try for lunch at the ivy on robertson as well.

my friend and i recently were in SF and fell in love with mozzerella burrata- so we need to eat this cheese at some point during the weekend!!!

thanks for all the suggestions- please let me know if you have any additional ideas!

Feb 17, 2008
EmilyCorson in Los Angeles Area

3 nights in LA-girls weekend- where to go?

thanks! i will look up angelini. is it too similar to mozza?
i was going to go to the katsuya in brentwood. are there any other fun tapas-type restaurants? fun mexican/latin?

Feb 07, 2008
EmilyCorson in Los Angeles Area

3 nights in LA-girls weekend- where to go?

I actually am not worried about going somewhere "upscale" and have been to AOC a few years ago- maybe bar marmont is better for a fun night with good food if AOC is pricier and nicer?

Feb 07, 2008
EmilyCorson in Los Angeles Area

3 nights in LA-girls weekend- where to go?

I am trying to decide between AOC, katsuya and bar marmont...what do you think?

Feb 07, 2008
EmilyCorson in Los Angeles Area

3 nights in LA-girls weekend- where to go?

I do have osteria mozza reservations! Thanks!

Feb 07, 2008
EmilyCorson in Los Angeles Area

3 nights in LA-girls weekend- where to go?

I am going to LA with some girlfriends in a few weeks and am trying to make reservations. i am already planning on going to
comme ca
osteria mozza
where else would you recommend? i have heard good things about AOC, katsuya, fraiche.......please help me some great ideas!! i really appreciate it.Thanks!

Feb 07, 2008
EmilyCorson in Los Angeles Area

New Year's Eve in Napa?

Thanks for the advice! We are really excited about carneros!

New Year's Eve in Napa?

My husband and I, along with 2 other couples will be in Napa for NYE. We are staying at Carneros Inn and are scheduled to try FARM at the hotel. I have heard this is great- any info/reviews/opinions?
we are also planning on trying Bistro don giovanni one night as well as lunch at bouchon and a brunch at fume.
what do you think? any suggestions for NYD brunch?
Thanks!

St. Louis -- Wash U Area

So, what did you think of St. Louis? Where did you go?

Midwest Coffee Shops

St. Louis

the best coffee in town is definitely at KALDI's . the original location is in DeMun, area code 63105. they do have other locations and just opened in columbia- demun is original and much grungier- the coffee is great everywhere. Kaldis roasts its coffee in St. Louis

Northwest coffee is also very good with a location in Ladue which is in St. Louis. They have a roasting facility in town as well.

St. Louis - good reasonable food around Barnes-Jewish

For lunches- I prefer moxy- it is a very small cafe with a large menu- soups, pastas, burger, sandwiches. the salmon is my favorite there.
st. louis coffee oasis is pretty good as well.
panera is the closest option
there is a small sushi place that i have heard is good called sake (or something close?)

chez leon is fabulous for dinner- they have a 35 dollar prix fixe- french food
moxy is good for dinner as well

all of these suggestions are very close to barnes

St. Louis -- Wash U Area

While I believe the crossing is good- I also feel that there are far better choices. As I wrote before- Araka would be my first choice in clayton, but other good options are pomme, cafe napoli (classic st. louis italian), oceana (just underwent large rehab/new ownership), i fratellini, and niche or sydney street cafe if you feel like venturing closer to downtown.

St. Louis -- Wash U Area

So, to revise my earlier posting- i suppose it isnt terribly expensive but it is definitely more than what it was when they opened. I think that they offer one prix fixe option every night- but they no longer have 3 courses for 35 for everything on the menu. My husband and I went there on Saturday and the food bill (without gratuity or alcohol) came to about $93- that included 2 appetizers (tuna tartar salad/squash pine nut soup), 2 entrees (mushroom and potato entree and halibut and cauliflower puree) and 2 desserts (chocolate lava cake and marshmallow semifreddo)- all of the food was fabulous. However, the options we picked were not on the prix fixe menu. fyi they also offer chef tasting menus for 60 or 70 a person (i am almost certain)

Best in napa? (other than TFL)

Any reviews on COOK in napa? I am thinking about dinner there with 3 couples around new years eve (going to Farm on NYE?. Thoughts?

2 nights in SF and 2 nights in Napa-Suggestions PLEASE!?

Thanks for the suggestions. That foreign cinema place looks really unique- might be a fun place to try...... we are also thinking about eating breakfast in napa at boonfly cafe, in carneros and i would also not mind a stop at oakville grocery or dean and deluca!

STL- need a quick bite near the Fox

We are going to the fox soon and are thinking about Mangia on grand- the food is always good and the prices are reasonable.

Olive oil tastings in St. Louis?

The shop next to Araka is called Extra Virgin- and they have many many varieties of olive oil from all over the world. There is a great tasting bar for the oils as well as an olive bar and there are always tastes set up around the store. I definitely recommend this place! terrific flatbreads and other items as well!

Need a place in Dogtown or the Hill for small group

that is a tough one...... pueblo solis- more south city, i guess than hill/dogtown.
a lot of the restaurants i liked in the area have closed...i have been wanting to try aya sofia which is near ted drewes. we go to michaels bar and grill a lot for casual dinners but it is more of a bar. acero in maplewood is really good and would be fun for a group.
there is that new piano bar in maplewood across from monarch called the jive and wail that is pretty fun as well.
modestos is fun on the hill if you want spanish tapas.

St. Louis -- Wash U Area

As a clayton native and resident-

Araka is by far the best new restaurant- it is very fun with a great bar scene and everything on the menu is delicious!!! the food is southern european
Mirasol in the loop is always a fun spot- the food is nueva latina and is mostly tapas style- i have dreams about their queso fundido and all of their drinks are fantastic!
If you feel like going downtown,
Niche is fabulous- very small so you need reservations but also on the pricey side for st. louis
If you are staying around clayton-
pomme cafe and wine bar is great for breakfast-unbelievable oatmeal, pastries, eggs, etc
. city coffee is always popular and crowded for crepes etc but i think its overrated
the best coffee by far is a Kaldi's and is very close to Wash U- on DeMun near Clayton and Skinker and the baked goods are great there as well

blueberry hill is traditional burger and fries but very st. louis

the womens exchange is a st. louis classic- always gets crowded but fun for your sister to go with girlfriends- the classic womens exchange salad- chicken, ham, bacon, swiss, tomato, mayfair dressing

i also love cardwells at the plaza for lunch- not the clayton location

i fratellini serves lunch a lot of days not sure about weekends- a charming italian cafe near school at hanley and wydown blvd.

2 nights in SF and 2 nights in Napa-Suggestions PLEASE!?

I know that there are many postings similar to the one I am about to write- but I will be specific in my questions and I look forward to the responses.......My husband and myself along with 2 other couples will be in SF for 2 nights and Napa for 2 nights around New Years Eve.
I have been to Boulevard on other trips to SF in the past and have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I am considering taking my friends to Boulevard and am interested in other suggestions. As for now I am thinking about A16 or Townhall.
Are these good choices? For lunch I am definitely thinking the Ferry Building Market. Am I missing anything?
Has anyone heard anything about Cook in Napa? It was recommended to me by a friend as a fun and lively local italian place. Also, Farm? we are thinking about Farm for New Years as we will be at Carneros. I also love Taylors Refresher if the weather permits. I am also going to go to Bouchon and possibly Fume for brunch? Any advice or better suggestions?
I really appreciate the help- this is my first time on Chowhound and I love it already!!!
When traveling I always plan my trips around when and where and how often I can eat!
Thanks

also, fun bars for a group of 6 people.............