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90th birthday family brunch in Tamarac/Ft. Lauderdale

I am planning a 90th birthday brunch for my Dad. We will be about 8 adults and 4-6 kids. I am looking for a restaurant with interesting food that can accommodate a group of this size. I am open to all suggestions. Thanks to all.

Downtown Oakland, pre-show dinner

thanks for the info; CHOWHOUND ROCKS, it never lets me down and very rarely steers me to a bad meal!!!

Downtown Oakland, pre-show dinner

I haven't been in Downtown Oakland in over 20 years... but 4 of us will be going to see Leonard Cohen at the Paramount next week. Is there anyplace nearby we can get a meal before the show?

Please vet my wine country itinerary

the absoulute best "Chowhound" place to eat in the Fort Bragg/Mendo area is a little place in Ft. Bragg called Nit's Cafe (322 n Main St). It's run by a Thai lady named Nit but it is SO much more than a thai restaurant!! Seafood, steak, ribs, chicken, stir-frys, it is amazing how many different dishes she can turn out by herself, each beautifully presented... Cafe Beaujolais has improved recently (it has gone through more than a few owners since it's glory days) but can be stuffy and pretentious.

As far as wineries; I would skip Goldeneye, overpriced and overbearing. Libby's is nice for lunch but they can have unusual hours, The Booneville Bar & Grill has had new owners for the last couple of years and has become a reliable "roadhouse" style stop just up the road.

Near Healdsburg, A. Rafanelli is definitely worth a stop if you can get in, other favorites of mine are; Dry Creek Vineyards, White Oak, Alexander Valley Vineyards and Sausal.

I've had good meals at both Ravenous and Zin, if you want something different go by Barndiva (231 Center St.) about a block south of the square.

As for Napa Valley, if you like Pride, Joseph Phelps, and Pine Ridge, try Rombauer and Sattui. Sattui can get crowed, try to get into their "cellar" and definetly try their Morisoli and Preston Cabs!!!

One more note, it can be chilly on the water in April, bring some fleece just in case, have a great trip!!

Bar in the Midtown

We will be spending 5 days in Manhattan leading up to my Aunt's 90th B-day. Staying at the Moderne, 50th & Broadway... would love to know of a bar I can hang out in the afternoon or late at nite after coming back from a show before we crash... thanks for all your insites

Jan 28, 2009
thecaseace in Manhattan

Looking for bar with good bourbon selection in SF

Will be in the City hanging around with some friends and would like to visit a bar with as large a boubon selection as possible... suggestions please?