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Sat. Night dinner near Le Meridien? [San Francisco]

Thank you, one and all. Chowhounders are the greatest!

PS: How's the pizza at Tommaso's?

Sat. Night dinner near Le Meridien? [San Francisco]

We are staying Saturday night at Le Meridien prior to a cruise. We won't get to the hotel until at least 9:00 PM. What's open for dinner nearby that is Chowhound worthy? Is Chinatown nearby? What's really good for dinner there? We['re a teacher and a retired homemaker, so we don't have a budget for $75/plate meals.

Also, where can we go without breaking the bank on Sunday morning for just coffee and something light. We'll have more than enough onthe ship after that.

Four days in Englewood

We are staying in Englewood for four nights, and we're looking for cheap-moderate, but good places to lunches and dinners. Willing to travel to Ft. Lee, Teaneck, Hackensack, etc. I did Baumgart's a few years ago...not too impressed. What is "not to be missed"? We like deli, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian... Thank you.

Oct 04, 2012
dochoch in New Jersey

Nine Days in Glasgow

Thank you all for the great tips. No, I didn't know that Scottish eggs aren't Scottish. But, I've never been to Scotland, and I only had them at a small "Scottish" cottage outside of Philadelphia. We will try many of your tips.

We will also be spending 3 days in Edinburgh. Any suggestions about where to eat there? What area of town to stay in? Hotel recs? Thanks.

John

PS: We live in southern Illinois in the US, about 360 miles south of Chicago. Strictly meat and potatoes country.

Jul 16, 2012
dochoch in U.K./Ireland

Nine Days in Glasgow

Hi Chowhounders! My wife and I will be coming to Glasgow on Tuesday for 9 days. We're staying at the Glasgow Menzies Hotel, and we're looking for recommendation for lunches and dinners. My wife is of Scottish descent on both sides, and would like to sample some traditional fare. Additionally, she and I are particularly looking for smoked salmon, good pubs for camaraderie, good drinks and good food, scotch eggs, good seafood, Indian or Thai food.

We are on a somewhat limited budget, but we're looking for what local insiders know to be good places to eat. Please advise.

Thanks.

John

Jul 14, 2012
dochoch in U.K./Ireland

Effingham-Indy lunch

I am driving on I-70 from Effingham to Indianapolis on Memorial Day. Any good places to stop for lunch along the way?

May 28, 2012
dochoch in Great Lakes

Any good eats in or around Marion, Indiana?

My wife and I will be traveling to Marion, Indiana later this month for a conference. Is here any place good to eat in or around there?

Thanks.

John

May 10, 2012
dochoch in Great Lakes

Two days in Lafayette: Where to eat cajun/creole? To hear good music?

Thanks for the recommendations. We did Adelle's Whiskey River in Henderson and danced our collective booties off. Pat's in Henderson for dinner was okay, but not great. Nimbeaux in Lafayette is a GREAT lunch place. Good food and great staff. Prejean's for dinner was an excellent Cajun experience, both food and live music.

Nov 28, 2011
dochoch in New Orleans

Two days in Lafayette: Where to eat cajun/creole? To hear good music?

We will be coming to Lafayette from NOLA next Sunday for a couple of days in Cajun country. We're looking for good cajun/creole food, but not too pricey. Also, where's to go for good cajun/zyedco music on Sunday and Monday nights? Must be csome good bars to check out, right?

Also, is there anything for us to see/eat good if we come out from NOLA on I-10 and go back to NOLA on US 90?

Thanks.

Nov 14, 2011
dochoch in New Orleans

Good eats near Wabash and Madison/east loop

We are here until Sunday night. What's good pizza? Sports pub? Steak (without breaking the bank)? Thai or Vietnamese? Breakfast? Lunch? Italian? Thanks.

Oct 28, 2011
dochoch in Chicago Area

Pick-A-Rib barbecue restaurant circa 1968?

My wife and I ate there last week. The ribs are still tops!

Mar 30, 2011
dochoch in Kentucky & Tennessee

Dinners near Nashville Airport?

My wife and I will be flying out of Nashville airport on a Saturday morning and flying back in on a Wednesday night. What are good places near the airport for us to have dinner on Wednesday and Friday nights?

Feb 21, 2011
dochoch in Kentucky & Tennessee

Dinner in/near Palm Coast, FL?

We'll be in Palm Coast 2 nights after Christmas. Any good places to check out for dinner? Seafood, BBQ, southern, soul food are all good to us, as are low/medium prices? Any good watering holes?

Thanks.

Dec 23, 2010
dochoch in Florida

Sunday evening dinner in Marietta, Georgia?

We will be in Marietta the evening after Christmas. What is a must for dinner? We like BBQ, soul food, or southern style cooking.

Dec 15, 2010
dochoch in Atlanta

SF Near Union Square

We are coming to SF on Sunday, staying in a hotel 2 blocks off Union Square. We will be on foot, but can do public transportation.

Where are "must eats" that are not too expensive? We like seafood, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian. Where is a really good meal in Chinatown? North Beach? Is Little Joe's/Baby Joe's still happening? The Red Pepper on Sansome? Isn't there a garlicky place on Broadway (Stinking Rose, I think)? Should we try it out?

Also, any good breakfast/lunch places near Union Square that won't break the bank?

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Red Pepper Restaurant
130 Railroad Ave, Richmond, CA 94801

Restaurants near St. Louis airport

We are staying the night near STL airport. What's good for dinner nearby? Breakfast?

Nov 11, 2010
dochoch in Great Plains

Dinner in or near Byram, MS?

Thanks much for the help.

Nov 05, 2010
dochoch in Central South

Dinner in or near Byram, MS?

Traveling through from southern Illinois to New Orleans, we'll be spending the night in Byram, Mississippi. Anything good for dinner there or nearby? We'd like southern or soul food, or a good burger.

Thanks.

Nov 05, 2010
dochoch in Central South

In Nashville for 2 days.

Thanks, Jamie. BTW, 17th Street BBQ is only the 2nd best in Murphysboro. Pat's is definitely #1 here in town: better ribs and pulled pork for sure.

Oct 08, 2010
dochoch in Kentucky & Tennessee

In Nashville for 2 days.

Thanks for the replies. We like southern cooking , BBQ, pizza, soul food, burgers, fried chicken. Does that open things up a bit?

Oct 05, 2010
dochoch in Kentucky & Tennessee

In Nashville for 2 days.

My wife and I are coming into Nashville this weekend for two days. Getting together with my sister, also from out of town, on Friday night? What's good, but not too pricey? Where's good music for Friday night? Broadway?

Saturday night we're going to Grand Old Opry for the late show. What's good to eat in the area? Should we do the Loveless on the way out on Sunday morning? Or Friday for lunch on the way in (we're coming from the northwest on I-24).

Also, we heard there's a great Chinese place, but don't know the name PK somethings? Is it worth the trip?

Thanks.

Oct 05, 2010
dochoch in Kentucky & Tennessee

Near Hotel Felix?

My wife, two 19-year old grandaughters and I will be staying three nights at the Hotel Felix in a couple of weeks. Where's good to eat, but not too expensive, nearby? We are game for most cuisines, pizza is a must.

Jul 13, 2010
dochoch in Chicago Area

St. Louis -- World Cup Finals

As we will be taking someone to Lambert Airport on Sunday July 11, is there somewhere good nearby to see the World Cup Soccer Finals that afternoon?

Jun 28, 2010
dochoch in Great Plains

What's good near Hyatt Regency?

We'll be back in Chicago in a couple of weeks, staying at the Hyatt Regency. What's good to eat nearby for dinner and breakfast? We like all kinds of food (except vegetarian/vegan), and not too upscale. Any good blues clubs nearby?

May 20, 2010
dochoch in Chicago Area

What's good nearby Standard Club hotel?

We are coming up to Chicago Saturday, and staying at the Standard Club. We like all kinds of food (except vegetarian/vegan), and not to upscale. What's nearby we should check our for B, L, D? Also, any good blues clubs nearby?

May 20, 2010
dochoch in Chicago Area

Good food near Istanbul Grand Bazaar?

My wife and I will be traveling to Istanbul in a couple of weeks. Our itinerary brings us to the Grand Bazaar for about half a day. Where can we find good eats in or nearby? What kinds of prices can we expect? We like seafood and lamb a lot.

May 10, 2010
dochoch in Europe

Got Big Green Egg. Now what?

Thanks to all who provided advice about purchasing a Big Green Egg. We have now bought a Large one, and we're eager to get going.

I tried making country ribs today, using a recipe that called for smoking the meat at 275-300 or so for about four hours. The meat came out really tough, although pretty tasty. PLEASE, what should I do to make my ribs as I want them to be...falling of the bone tender, yet juicy meat? Is there anything I can do with the ribs I've already cooked to make them more tender?

May 02, 2010
dochoch in Cookware

Need advice on Big Green Egg

By "good sized wood chunks" do you mean that you use them instead of lump charcoal? In addition to the charcoal? What size? Any advice is ,much appreciated, since I want to start smoking some pork butts and ribs ASAP.

Apr 27, 2010
dochoch in Cookware

A Great Place off the beaten path in S. Illinois

If you are traveling in or near the scenic Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois, check out Mase's Place in Pomona. The food is good and plentiful (check out the AYCE fried whitefish on Friday nights), the prices are right, the beer is cold, the place is clean, the owners (Scott and Patty Mason) and staff are very friendly, the location is beautiful.

What else do you need/ See them at: http://www.masonridgesites.com/MasesP...

Dochoch

Apr 26, 2010
dochoch in Great Plains

Need advice on Big Green Egg

What's the consensus on the Big Green Egg? My wife and I are thinking of buying one. We like to grill steaks, chicken, burgers. Would like to smoke ribs, pork, brisket. What size is best? There's just two of us, but we occasionally entertain.

I've been to their web site, and to their disucssion lists, but I've learned to trust fellow Chowhounds. Is it worth the price? Does it live up to the hype?

John

Apr 25, 2010
dochoch in Cookware