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SoBe Gourmet Basket Delivery?

I would try epicure market on alton road in south beach and ask their suggestions for what they will include in the basket and for what price.

Mar 17, 2014
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Dried Mexican Peppers in Miami?

Publix should have several types,i believe 3.If in north miami try lorenzos italian market at 164th and west dixie hiway.

Aug 30, 2013
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Best indonesian restaurant for rijstaffel in Den Haag?

Which is the best?

Jul 27, 2013
travlnmike in Europe

Indian Food South Beach

There has never been great Indian food in south beach in the last 25 years that I have been here.Problem is they have to dumb down their food to a local population that can't handle spice.Try thali around 8th and washinton(Indian and Thai,with an Indian lunch buffet,),or guru on 12th st between washington and Collins if you must .Always has been a mystery to me that south beach can support good Thai restaurants,but not top notch Indian.And this is from someone who has been to India twice ,spending 4 months total there.

May 16, 2013
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Group dinner Miami- sushi

If your emphasis is more fun dinner and atmosphere than fantastic sushi,sushi samba on Lincoln road would fill the bill.

May 07, 2013
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Key West

Nothing more casual than garbo's food truck for their delicious korean BBQ burrito or mahi tacos across from hot sauce store on Greene st.Take your food into hot sauce place to try different hot sauces.cj's clam bar on duval for new England favorites fried belly clams or lobster rolls.Blue Heaven for shrimp Benedict and key lime pie.Happy hour try fifty cent raw oysters and six dollar tuna tataki at Half Shell Bar,or the $1 oyster rockefellers and clam and white bean"chili" at Alonzo's just below A&B lobster house.

Apr 16, 2013
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Help me finalize my Miami itinerary!

Instead of taking cabs in south beach ,consider the local bus "sbl" (south beach local ) which runs every 15-20 minutes and does a loop around Washington ave and swings out west to the bay from 22nd st to 1st for only a quarter exact change.Save the cab fare for food.

Apr 09, 2013
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale


I had the same feeling about the pizza that you did.Good,not great ,and definitely overpriced.Not running back to have another one anytime soon.

Apr 02, 2013
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Runny Hummus

It's cheaper to add more chickpeas that you run through a food processor first after draining the liquid if you buy them by the can.Tahini costs much more,but if that is all you have you can add that to your bought hummus and combine it through your food processor for several minutes.I also add salt,pepper,hot peppers,and garlic to the lemon juice.

Apr 01, 2013
travlnmike in Home Cooking

Where would you go for sun lunch/ brunch in center city or cheltenham/ huntingdon valley area memorial day weekend?

Need a place to take my sister for sun lunch/ brunch on memorial day weekend.Previous places included lacroix,Sabrina's cafe,kanella,Chinatown,Tell me which dishes you recommend I try at your choice.

Mar 26, 2013
travlnmike in Philadelphia

What 3 dishes would you recommend at tavola restaurant on huntingdon pike?

Friend is having a gathering memorial day weekend there and I have never been there.What 3 appetizers and three entrees do you recommend there?What dishes would you stay away from?What are your general impressions of the restaurant?Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Mar 18, 2013
travlnmike in Philadelphia

VPE Rated Khong River 4 Stars in Sobe

I ate there opening night and found the dishes to be good but way under spiced compared to what level of heat used in northern Thailand.I had to ask for Thai bird chilies on the side for each of the 3 dishes I tried.Sort of like Thai food that Cuban Americans can handle.I feel no need to rush back.

Feb 27, 2013
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Pride & Joy BBQ......

If its on a sun or mon nite I 'm interested

Nov 22, 2012
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Now that it's over,which Miami spice meals did you think we're best?What changes to the program would you recommend?

I only tried 2 Miami spice meals I liked-city hall for lunch (loved their chicken wings),and pubbelly for dinner and would go back to both next year for the same meals.Which meals at which restaurants did you think were best?What changes to the spice program would you recommend?I think scrapping the special menus entirely in lieu of a straight up 20 percent off the regular menu items would give people a fairer impression of that restaurants food.Do you agree?

Oct 02, 2012
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Monty's vs. Joe's

Haven't seen pompano served at joes in the last 5-10 years.They used to grill it on the flat top which gave it a tough outer layer that darkened its white appearance.Younger crowd didn't appreciate the fish I was told.

Sep 27, 2012
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Hollywood, Florida: Local places

In Hollywood you should try an "early bird " dinner.LOL When in Rome...

Sep 18, 2012
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

America's Best Sandwich - Any thoughts?

had to laugh at alan richmond's choice of dinic's roast pork sandwich as best sandwich in america,when most philadelphians would agree its not even as good as the one john's roast pork makes.Even the cheesteak sandwich john's makes was rated 6th best sandwich!Kudos to all the contestants.

Aug 16, 2012
travlnmike in Philadelphia

Adam Richman declares Best Sandwich in America tonight

philadelphians in the know regard john's roast pork sandwich as better than dinic's,even though alan richman considered it the best sandwich in america.

Aug 15, 2012
travlnmike in Food Media & News


cardiologist approved portions at lincoln road prices at an alton road setting.An unusually creative eggplant parm was the highlight.Needed 2 entrees afterward to feel full.Eat before you get there and you'll enjoy it.Good food but not good value.

Jul 23, 2012
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

anyone tried le gloutonnaire restaurant in south beach?What dishes do you recommend?

i loved the previous au pied du cochon and wonder if the food at this new restaurant at the same spot has french food that is as good.What dishes do you recommend?

Jun 08, 2012
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

miami news reports more chaos at milos in south beach-has anyone tried the food lately?

miami news.com had article about exec sous chef being fired(this after exec chef left).With all the turmoil in the kitchen and with waitstaff,how is the food and service?Want to try it,but dont know if the prices they charge warrant a visit.What dishes are must haves?

Jun 08, 2012
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

How is dinner at milos's since the chef left? I

heard the chef left as well as others.Has the food suffered as a result?Would you go back to eat there at those prices,or do you think it isn't good value?

May 23, 2012
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

has anyone eaten at newly opened milos in south beach?What is your impression?Would you recommend it?

what dishes do you recommend?not recommend?how was the service?

May 16, 2012
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

what is best thing to order at percy st bbq?

big bbq fan.What do you recommend i order here?

May 15, 2012
travlnmike in Philadelphia

what are the best happy hour food specials in downtown area?

i usually go to devon seafood house and oyster house.Any other restaurant/bar food specials you enjoy during happy hour or certain days you enjoy?What is served,what price?

May 15, 2012
travlnmike in Philadelphia

any quiz nights downtown center city wed may 23-mon may 28th?Best happy hours for food?

looking for any quiz nights at bars/restaurants wed may23 to tues may29th?What are best food happy hours?I'm used to going to devon seafood and oyster house for happy hour when i get up from South Beach for my annual philly visit.Since i do not drink,what would you consider the best food happy hours and prices during this period of time?Any particular memorial day weekend specials you know of?thanks in advance for your assistance from South Beach chowhound.P.S. what is best place to try to get a single phillies game for wed nite may 23rd against Washington nationals and what is best food to have at the stadium?Can i bring my own food and water into the stadium?

May 13, 2012
travlnmike in Philadelphia

seeking sunday brunch recommendations may 27th.Anyone recommend talulah's garden? Any others?

looking for a sunday brunch or lunch place that chowhounds recommend.Does kanella or estia do sunday brunch?Philly mag suggests talulah's garden.Any suggestions and what would you order?Thank you in advance.Any type of food is eleigible.

Apr 30, 2012
travlnmike in Philadelphia

I NEED to eat REAL BBQ in South Florida. Where do I go?

you can try the new restaurant hogzilla which replaced beach bbq on washington ave in south beach.I was impressed with their texas style smoked brisket and collared greens,less so with their baby back ribs.

Nov 08, 2011
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

A Fish Called Avalon?

havent eaten there since i've worked there one summer in '90,but as a general rule why eat at any restaurant on ocean drive?The chance you will see a local eat there will be as rare as finding a local in philly who prefers pats or genos over johns roast pork or steve's prince of steaks for cheesteaks.(i'm originally from philly).Food gets better once you leave ocean drive.

Sep 22, 2010
travlnmike in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

just bought a GE profile double oven with glasstop cooktop -What experiences have u had with it?

the manual was very explicit that sugar had to be removed immediately while the spill was still hot.Maybe my top is only ceramic instead of glass because it is black-maybe the next model that was more expensive was glass top.I'll check with the salesman.All i know is i was enamored with the features of double convection ovens(even though top one is a midget oven)and the fact the 2 left side burners act in coordination to put a grill over both of them with the same heat so you could sear steaks before you toss them into the oven.It was alot cheaper than the induction stovetop and convection oven that was $1500 more.

Sep 17, 2010
travlnmike in Cookware