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Christmas Day Lunch/Brunch in Nashville 2014

Your best bet will be hotel restaurants, such as Capitol Grille, Mason's, 1808 Grille, Park 25 Bistro, or Kitchen Notes.

OpenTable is also showing lunchtime openings for Mack & Kates and Ruth's Chris.

Dec 15, 2014
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Is it just me, or is this really utterly ridiculous?

I hope he keeps trying to order it anyway. Should get some really interesting ingredients in his next batch of takeout...

Boba (bubble) Milk Tea in Salt Lake City

While not exactly boba tea, Ho Mei BBQ has Hong Kong-style milk tea on their menu (both hot and cold versions) that are quite good.

Nov 24, 2014
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aloha all- first of many questions - i see chowposts saying that the original location of gus' fried chicken

Nov 05, 2014
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Latest Salt Lake City Recommendations

FWIW, I liked Dim Sum House as well as New Golden Dragon, but I've only been once (whereas, I've been to New Golden Dragon several times). IIRC, the chefs who opened DSH left No do so. I also liked Cafe Ahn Hong, but I think it is a small step down from the other two. I did not much care for Hong Kong Tea House and I have not been to Red Maple (yet).

Nov 02, 2014
grundoon in Mountain States

Lunch 9+ people Downtown Nashville

Capital Grille or Etch would be my choices.

Nov 02, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Latest Salt Lake City Recommendations

I'm quite partial to the following:

Takashi. Sit at the sushi bar and have them do you an off-the-cuff omakase. I've always had a good meal there this way.

Settebello. Excellent neapolitan pizza. I like their margherita DOC, carbonara (get them to crack the egg onto the pizza after it comes out, if you can), and quattro formaggi. Also fond of the Involtini di Prosciutto and their gelato is quite excellent.

Red Iguana. Really superior Mexican in a lively setting. Easily the best moles I've ever had. I am particularly fond of the Puntas de Filete a la Nortena (I cannot recommend this highly enough)! But really all their food is good (and the line out front proves it). There are two locations with a couple of blocks of each other and they are equally good, so go for the shorter line!

Ho Mei BBQ. Location looks terrible, but food is excellent. Primarily Cantonese, their roast meats and hot pots are especially good, but I haven't had anything bad there.

New Golden Dragon. Best Dim Sum in town Saturday & Sunday mornings (traditional cart service). Their shumai and cheong fun (especially the shrimp)are some of the best I've had. Roast pork is excellent too!

Kobe Japanese Cuisine. Go here for the ramen. I am especially fond of the tonkotsu with extra pork belly.

Copper Onion. My favorite of the "American Cuisine" options, but I have not hit everywhere.

Caveat: I am not a native of SLC, but have been a frequent visitor for many years.

Oct 29, 2014
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NASHVILLE for Thanksgiving....where to eat?

If you mean you are looking for dinner on Thanksgiving Day, I would grab a reservation at Adele's, which is one of only 14 restaurants showing dinner slots available on that day via OpenTable. Most of the others are either hotel restaurants or steakhouses. Of those, I would probably hit Kitchen Notes in the Ombi.

Oct 23, 2014
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Nashville area for 3 days - what are the absolute best restaurants for a 1st time visitor?

Also, watch the date or you'll end up bumping a 4 YO thread... :)

Oct 10, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

ribs near Hermitage Hotel

Your best bet is probably:
Peg Leg Porker
903 Gleaves St, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 829-6023

http://peglegporker.com/

Sep 03, 2014
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Nashville BBQ

Those smoked chicken wings at Slick Pig are hard to beat!

Jul 26, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Very excellent restaurants and bars in and around Salt Lake City?

My favorite restaurants in SLC are:

Takashi - Sit at the bar and let the sushi chef choose for you, especially if you avoid rolls and do sashimi & nigiri only.

Settebello - Excellent neapolitan-style pizza.

Red Iguana (either one) - PUNTAS DE FILETE A LA NORTE√ĎA. I can't emphasize this enough, especially if you get them to replace 1/2 the mole de almendras with mole amarillo.

Kobe Japanese Cuisine - This place is all about the ramen, especially the Tonkotsu. I typically add extra char siu and egg. Really good!

Ho Mei BBQ - Best with several adventurous eaters. Get the 3 bbq meats sampler, a clay pot dish, an offal stir fry, some gai lan, rice... Honestly, I could spend days in here working through the menu. My favorite Chinese restaurant in SLC.

I don't know a lot of SLC bars, but if you are a craft-brewing aficianado, you should definitely hit the Bayou!

Jul 22, 2014
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Need old school Italian in Nashville + great food in Franklin

Valentino's might fit that bill as well, though I haven't been in many years...

Jul 08, 2014
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Nashville ideas

While I know and respect both those places, I sure wouldn't go that far out of my way for either if I only had two days in the area...

Jul 02, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

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Jun 28, 2014
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Nashville ideas

Definitely have lunch at Arnold's on Friday (they are not open on the weekend). Get the roast beef, turnip greens, mac & cheese, and a piece of chess pie. Thank me later...

Jun 27, 2014
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Weekend in Nashville

Rolf & Daughters would be my recommendation

Jun 24, 2014
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Weekend in Nashville

I like Pancake Pantry but certainly would not stand in line for more than five minutes or so for it. Just get there early (before 8AM) and you won't have to worry about a line.

Jun 24, 2014
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knoxville lunch

Tomato Head would be an excellent choice (either location).

Jun 18, 2014
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Nashville: question re. Easter holiday closings

Yes, Eastside Fish closed back in January. I agree that Ed's and Bolton's are the best replacements.

Jun 18, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Nashville: question re. Easter holiday closings

You shouldn't have any problem with Easter closings. You will need to replace Eastside Fish, though and I must admit to being ignorant of Poe Boy Luncheon. Otherwise you shouldn't have any problem beyond hitting these places during their normal hours.

Jun 17, 2014
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Bars to watch World Cup in Nashville

Dan McGuiness or Fleet Street Pub would be my top 2 picks. Should have good crowds, drinks and food at both, though I give Fleet Street a bit of an edge in that regard.

Jun 09, 2014
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Sunday afternoon casual meal in Nashville

Martin's (BBQ), Hattie B's or Boltons (hot chicken or fish), Monell's (Southern), DeSano's (pizza napoletana)

Jun 09, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Driving from Asheville to Nashville

I agree with shallots suggestion: Ridgewood BBQ is absolutely worth it!

Jun 09, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Nashville BBQ

I'm a fan of the Martin's in Nolensville, Jim-n-Nick's and CBG in Smyna, and the Slick Pig in Murfreesboro. I'm typically eating other things when in Nashville proper...

May 27, 2014
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Good authentic Mexican Food and/or bakery

A visit here would be worth it if only for the smell of pollo al carbon grilling out front! And I agree, the tacos at the window are great, although I slightly prefer those at the Tacqueria Express truck at Haywood Lane and Antioch Pike (in the Dona Mari Tortilleria y Carniceria parking lot)...

May 07, 2014
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Epice (Nashville)

Haven't been yet, but it's definitely on my radar. Thanks for the report!

Apr 11, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Where to eat/drink in downtown Louisville?

I'm not a local, but really enjoyed the brunch at Hillbilly Tea just a couple of weeks ago.

Apr 10, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Most memorable dish in Nashville this year (2013)?

Will,

That would be the Woodlands Indian Restaurant in that funky building at the corner of Murphy Road and West End, just by 440. Great lunch buffet, but the dinner service is better.

Apr 10, 2014
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Recs for a conference in Knoxville in April

Thanks for the report BBVL!

Apr 09, 2014
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