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looking for "real NEW Mexican" in Santa Fe

I like margaritas, but I rarely (maybe, never) pay (around) $10 for one.

Anyhow, thanks for the warning. I appreciate it.

Sep 26, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Southwest

looking for "real NEW Mexican" in Santa Fe

finlero, so it's inexpensive. Awesome.

Thanks for the reply/answer! I appreciate it.

Sep 26, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Southwest

looking for "real NEW Mexican" in Santa Fe

Could someone please comment on lunch and dinner prices at The Shed?

The restaurant's online menus don't list any prices.

Thanks in advance for any examples.

Sep 26, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Southwest

Carmel: Yafa vs Dametra?

Thanks, Mike.

Probably, the waiter was referring to a Fri/Sat (even though we were there on a Monday).

My wife and I were planning on a late lunch (driving from SLO), but it ended up being a 4pm 'linner' with no wait.

Sep 16, 2014
SimSportPlyr in California

Carmel: Yafa vs Dametra?

A waiter at Dametra told us that we should make a reservation two weeks in advance.

Have you found that you can make a reservation with less notice?

Sep 16, 2014
SimSportPlyr in California

Carmel: Yafa vs Dametra?

Ttrockwood, thanks for the reply.

Yes, I'll make a reservation the next time I go to Dametra.

Sep 14, 2014
SimSportPlyr in California

Carmel: Yafa vs Dametra?

I've eaten at Dametra twice, but not at Yafa. I've been very happy with Dametra, although the wait to be seated can be long and it's a little pricey.

Those of you who've been to both: which do you prefer and why?

Sep 12, 2014
SimSportPlyr in California

Interesting eats along I-80 between SF and Auburn?

That's right; specifically, the Douglas Blvd East exit.

If you take the other Douglas Blvd exit, you get to take a side trip to Trader Joes.

Jun 25, 2014
SimSportPlyr in California

Interesting eats along I-80 between SF and Auburn?

Nectar Cafe vegan restaurant in Auburn, about 0.5 miles off the freeway.

I like their food, and I'm not vegan.

Jun 25, 2014
SimSportPlyr in California

Interesting eats along I-80 between SF and Auburn?

I'm not sure if it's too late to reply (I just noticed this discussion), but I recommend Taqueria Maria in Roseville.

It's about 1 1/2 min off the freeway, but beware that Google Maps shows a longer, non-optimum route to get there.

The restaurant's address is on Cirby Way, but if you enter from Riverside Blvd it's quicker and easier to get there from the freeway.

Jun 25, 2014
SimSportPlyr in California

100 things you should eat before you die- sacramento

I second the vote for Samuel Horne's Nutcase burger!

(I haven't had their blue cheese/bacon fries)

Jun 25, 2014
SimSportPlyr in California

100 things you should eat before you die- sacramento

I'm not familiar with The Mandarin. Is it the restaurant at 4321 Arden Way?

Jun 25, 2014
SimSportPlyr in California

Restaurant with river/bay view along 160/4.

Actually, DW and I go through Walnut Creek about every 8-10 weeks, so thanks for the link!

Restaurant with river/bay view along 160/4.

Hi Melanie -

I did quite a bit of online searching, and couldn't find anything that tempted me and that was also open on Sunday.

So, DW and I stopped at our old standby, Sprouts Farmers Market in Walnut Creek (we were willing to travel Hwy 160 or I-680, based on lunch plans), and had sandwiches there.

Sunday evening friends grilled salmon and veggies for us at their home in SF.

On a previous trip, we had lunch at Sailor Jack's in Benecia and liked it. But, in subsequently reading diner reviews I get the impression that we were lucky and dodged a bullet there.

Diners Drive-ins and Dives

The definition at that link is difficult to understand for anyone who doesn't already know what subjunctive means, because it's terse (because it is a dictionary definition). It takes a lot more verbiage to explain subjunctive, for example:

http://www.grammar-monster.com/glossa...

The example, "The host of DDD would be Guy Fieri." reads as though it is conditional ("The host of DDD would be Guy Fieri if.....") although it isn't, of course. Actually, I don't know how to classify that sentence. Maybe the classification is: grammatically incorrect (or, politically correctly: "non-standard English").

Anyhow, I thought you may have meant 'subjunctive' rather than 'subjective', although I don't think the example uses subjunctive. Examples of subjunctive:

"If Guy Fieri were host of DDD...."

"If I were Guy Fieri, I would not rave about every dish I tried."

Restaurant with river/bay view along 160/4.

That's funny!

Diners Drive-ins and Dives

subjunctive?

Restaurant with river/bay view along 160/4.

I'm looking for a lunch spot for tomorrow in the Antioch/Pittsburg area.

I want a place with a view of the delta.

The restaurant does not need to be high end.

I welcome any suggestions.

Good Parmesan cheese in N Cal stores?

Costco's P-R is excellent, and that's where I've been buying it since I read your and other's recommendations here.

Thanks for the tip!

May 15, 2014
SimSportPlyr in California
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Good Parmesan cheese in N Cal stores?

For the benefit of those of you who live in South Placer county, I bought some PR this week at Dominick's Deli in Granite Bay (Auburn-Folsom and Douglas Blvd).

I saw a couple of large chunks (maybe 10 lbs each) in Dominick's refrigerated cheese-meats display. The guy at the counter was willing to slice off any amount of it for me.

I forget the exact price, but it was $15/lb, or very close to it.

I don't like the taste of Dominick's P-R as well as Costco's, although I'm no connoisseur, so maybe I'm evaluating it wrong. I can't articulate why I prefer Costco (sorry).

If another Chowhounder were to try Dominick's P-R, I'd be very interested in hearing your assessment.

I'm not sure whether Dominick's NY Pizza & Deli in Folsom (Folsom Blvd & Blue Ravine Rd) also carries P-R.

May 15, 2014
SimSportPlyr in California

Lola's - A Louisiana Kitchen

Thanks for the reply, westie.

Has anyone tried Lola's gumbo (I assume it's on the menu)?

Apr 02, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Las Vegas

What's unique in Austin?

Thanks, amysuehere!

Mar 31, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Austin

What's unique in Austin?

Thanks, tvchick.

Mar 30, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Austin

What's unique in Austin?

Thanks, Rudeboy.

Mar 30, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Austin

What's unique in Austin?

hik, well, I'll focus on trying the espresso goodness, then! Thx.

Mar 29, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Austin

What's unique in Austin?

Troy, well, that's quite an endorsement!

Mar 29, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Austin

What's unique in Austin?

Troy, I'd be interested in hearing your opinion of the other two!

Mar 29, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Austin

What's unique in Austin?

Rudeboy, do you happen to know whether Franklin's espresso sauce is available mail-order? Or, whether it's possible to buy it at Franklin's without standing in line for hours?

Mar 29, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Austin

What's unique in Austin?

Thanks, James. I'll check out the links.

Mar 29, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Austin

Lola's - A Louisiana Kitchen

Thanks for the reply, westie!

I look forward to your update next week also.

Mar 28, 2014
SimSportPlyr in Las Vegas