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Mid May Birthday Dinner for foodie boyfriend.

Thank you hamgm915 - it looks amazing! I will definitely put it on my list for our trip! I have a feeling I will gain at least 5 pounds before coming back home!

Feb 16, 2014
Amnesty96 in Manhattan

Looking for "Made in LA" kind of food gifts to bring up to Seattle

Hi all. I ended up bringing Little John's Toffee and Carmel-wrapped marshmallows. They were the absolute bomb. My friend said that the next week three women and him sat around discussing the candy. They are all foodies and they had never had such delicious, well made candy before. Kudos to you all! I am going back up and bringing my beau a box of toffee for Valentines Day. I'm sure he's hoping I will!

Thanks all!

Feb 10, 2014
Amnesty96 in Los Angeles Area

Mid May Birthday Dinner for foodie boyfriend.

Hi everyone. I've really been enjoying looking up some of these places. I just want to tell you that though Hakkasan is on my list for sure, after talking with him last night it turns out he's had quite a bit of chinese in New York. He's mostly been to dives that have been good and highly recommended so Hakkasan would be different but still, now I might want to change my course.

Since this is the first birthday he's celebrated in almost 6 years (long story) I wanted this to be special - atmosphere is as important as the food. It needs to be romantic and that's probably the number one ingredient here. But not too old world, like not too too old fashioned. Doesn't need to be the most modern newest scene either. Something charming. I think we are both open to Italian/French/Middle Eastern/American. Thanks and sorry I'm heading this in a different direction all together! (BTW I might still go to Hakkasan with a group that we're meeting there, which would also maybe be more fun!)

Feb 10, 2014
Amnesty96 in Manhattan

Mid May Birthday Dinner for foodie boyfriend.

Thank you Ttrockwood. The offerings sound delicious and the reviews are good. I'll look into that. Thanks!

Feb 08, 2014
Amnesty96 in Manhattan

Mid May Birthday Dinner for foodie boyfriend.

Wow, that is one standout review of yours! And it was good to read the response. I am certain we will go there that weekend. Now i wonder if I should wait to go when our compadres join us the next night, a Saturday (not Memorial day weekend, thankfully) because we can order more dishes to try. But then it could be out of their price range, not sure. Do you think that just two going for a romantic dinner, if we order, say the duck and the honey fish and an appetizer…I mean wouldn't we be missing out on so much? Or are the portions small enough that we should also order a couple more things. Thoughts?

Feb 08, 2014
Amnesty96 in Manhattan

Mid May Birthday Dinner for foodie boyfriend.

Hakkasan looks perfect!! I think I've found what I'm looking for. Since we are in the city for three nights, I will explore the other restaurants mentioned here as well for other dining. Thank you all, and pookipichu I am very grateful, you read my mind!

Feb 08, 2014
Amnesty96 in Manhattan

Mid May Birthday Dinner for foodie boyfriend.

My budget per person is around 125-150.
I don't think Asian food is out of the question, btw. He does love very fresh and well prepared Chinese food. He would of course like a Japanese restaurant that was excellent, but I think I'll stay away from that. Middle Eastern sounds interesting. Open for more suggestions…thanks.

Feb 08, 2014
Amnesty96 in Manhattan

Mid May Birthday Dinner for foodie boyfriend.

By the way, I'm not "taking him to New York" for his birthday. We are going to New York together. I don't know why, but when I re-read that, it sounded weird. Ok, now, suggestions?

Feb 07, 2014
Amnesty96 in Manhattan

Mid May Birthday Dinner for foodie boyfriend.

Hey all,

I'm an Angelino who is taking her Japanese boyfriend to New York for his birthday. We arrive in Manhattan about 4:30 or 5 probably on a Friday evening. I want to take him someplace special of course. Money is almost no object I can go pretty expensive but not like $400 for two, less than that please. (He doesn't drink much so that will probably save me some money!)

He loves Chinese food, but it looks like the best Chinese in Manhattan are all dives (nothing wrong with that, but I wanted it to have a great atmosphere) at least according to Yelp. It could also just be some awesome romantic restaurant. He's an amazing chef and a foodie by the way. (He cooks mostly Japanese). He doesn't want Japanese food because he really only enjoys it in Japan or his or his friends' home cooking. OK, he's picky.

He would eat anything else though I believe, as long as it's delicious. I appreciate any and all suggestions!

Feb 07, 2014
Amnesty96 in Manhattan

Looking for "Made in LA" kind of food gifts to bring up to Seattle

This is probably my number one choice. Thanks!

Dec 20, 2013
Amnesty96 in Los Angeles Area

Looking for "Made in LA" kind of food gifts to bring up to Seattle

This is a GREAT link, thanks so much!!

Dec 20, 2013
Amnesty96 in Los Angeles Area

Looking for "Made in LA" kind of food gifts to bring up to Seattle

Hey everyone! Thanks so much for all these great suggestions. I had to look up a couple of these items...not sure what I'll pick yet, but I will let you know what I come up with!

Dec 20, 2013
Amnesty96 in Los Angeles Area

Looking for "Made in LA" kind of food gifts to bring up to Seattle

Does anyone have great gift ideas? I'm going to a Japanese New Year's party up in the town of Bellingham, Washington. I wanted to come with a present that was very California, maybe even very LA. Some food item would be ideal. A local cookie or fudge or jam company. You get the idea. I know that Seas Candy is actually from right here in Culver City, but that's available everywhere.

Thanks for any ideas...

Dec 19, 2013
Amnesty96 in Los Angeles Area

Grass Fed Beef Liver Pate?

Hi everyone. Newbie here. I am interested in sourcing a company that makes grass fed beef liver pate. I could try it myself, but the whole thing sounds a bit gross -- though I love pate. I haven't found any sources on the internet, thought you all might know some artisans who do this kind of thing and mail order it out....

Thanks!!

Feb 06, 2013
Amnesty96 in General Topics