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Foodie Dinner in Dallas

Has to be between Bolsa and Boulevardier. Both look incredible. Kind of bummed out that FT33 doesn't do their chefs tasting menu on the weekends. We might try to get into Lucia and then have one of these as a backup, or go to Lucia for charcuterie and then hit up one of these spots later in the evening.

My thanks to all who responded.

Foodie Dinner in Dallas

Flying in with a buddy for 49ers/Dallas game. We are planning a steakhouse for Saturday night (thinking Knife), but Friday is open. I'd prefer something experimental/interesting without being romantic, think Publican (Chicago), Animal (LA), State Bird, Rich Table (SF), Bacchanalia (Atlanta) sort of style. Tasting menus/prix fixe is okay. Price isn't primary concern but no higher than $100-125pp. Also, since we need a Friday table 9.5, someplace we can get in to with 2 weeks notice.

Please help me out, hounds!

Schwa or El Ideas

I live in Silicon Valley. Going to be in Chicago for 5 nights in June. One dinner is taken up by Alinea. We're thinking Publican, Girl and the Goat, and a Chicago style pizza place (Gino's East and Uno and Due seem to be the board's consensus favorites) for three of the other nights.

For the other higher end dinner I'm trying to decide between Schwa and El Ideas. My read of the board is most think they're similar, with the slight edge to Schwa. However, it really turns me off that they have this deliberately obtuse reservation system. (I refuse to go to State Bird Provisions here for that same reason). Also, the risk of cancellation kind of spooks me.

Is Schwa really worth the extra hassle? Or is El Ideas just as good?

Apr 01, 2014
kickerconspiracy in Chicago Area

Sage or e?

I ate at e about a year ago. It was one of the more fun meals in my life. Total cost was over $300 - but a lot of that was booze. I think the cost of the dinner was $195.

The setting of it is brilliant, a small room that seats 8 off of the main dining area in Jaleo. And the food was totally outrageous - truffle flavored cotton candy covered in gold, fois gras with tangerine sauce and chocolate, etc. Posted some photos of my trip. Have fun!

Sep 28, 2013
kickerconspiracy in Las Vegas

Dinner/Breakfast reservation in Nashville

Thanks everyone for all the great recommendations. A lot to choose from. I booked a table at City House for Sunday dinner and will probably end up at the Southern for breakfast on Monday before driving back to the ATL.

Dinner/Breakfast reservation in Nashville

Since breakfast would be on a Monday morning, Monell's is out regrettably. Loveless seems like a winner. Any ideas for dinner? I've had multiple people tell me to go to the City House, but I really don't like their website and it just seems like its Wood Tavern in Nashville (for those curious, excellent place on the Oakland/Berkeley border, on Michelin's Bib Gourmand list - http://www.woodtavern.net/). I'm sure its great but I'm looking for something more authentic, less like the restaurants in my area.

Please advise on LV trip Sage or E??

I know your trip has already come and past. A couple things

1. I hope you went to Kabuto. One of my favorites in the U.S. Really affordable for the quality of what you get.

2. Surprisingly, the Circus Circus steakhouse is pretty good. Way better than you'd expect it being in Circus Circus.

3. I haven't eaten at e but Robuchon is brilliant. I forget if I had the 5 or 7 course menu last time I was there (I think it was $195), but everything was excellent.

Mar 13, 2013
kickerconspiracy in Las Vegas

Dinner/Breakfast reservation in Nashville

Going to Nashville for a day and possibly an overnight in April. I've never been before and I'll be there on a Sunday and looking for a great restaurant. I know its now supposed to be this super hipstery area but I get enough of that here in SF. (Rolf and Daughters looks great, but that is seriously every restaurant in the Bay Area, something the folks in Nashville will learn soon enough, hipsters ruin everything). I want to go somewhere authentic, a locals spot, someplace Jack White would go. A hole in the wall with great food. Cuisine and price don't matter. Was thinking the The Southern but it seems kind of trendy. Same with The Pharmacy.

If I could double up on my requests, if any hounds could share a great breakfast spot, that would be aces. Pancake Pantry? Arnold's Country Kitchen? Thanks in advance for your time.

If Lucali and DiFara got in a fight?

I can only go to one of these places. Which is better.

Will be in NYC for 5 days but only one day in Brooklyn (Sunday). Coming in from SF. Reservations at Luger at 1:45, then going to see the Nets at Barclay Center at 6, so I'll be looking to get something to eat sometime between 8-9.

DiFara seems a bit more chaotic, but people say it's the best. They take their last orders at 8:30 and I don't want to be shut out if I get there a bit before that. Lucali seems like more of a restaurant and is open later.

What do you guys think? Any help would be appreciated.

Sportsbar recommendations in Midtown?

thanks! I think I'm going to try to get in at Salumeria Rosi.

Jan 06, 2013
kickerconspiracy in Manhattan

Sportsbar recommendations in Midtown?

Flying in from San Francisco this Wednesday and staying until Monday. I didn't realize at the time that the 49ers would be playing on Saturday night at 8. I'm thinking of either going to Babbo or Salumeria Rosi that night for dinner (probably eating at the bar at either place since I don't have reservations).

So afterward, I need a place to watch the Niners game. Some place with reasonable sized TVs tuned to sports, good beer on draft, and not a lot of douchebags. I'm staying at the Roosevelt (45th/Madison) so some place stumbling distance from my hotel would be preferred.

Jan 06, 2013
kickerconspiracy in Manhattan