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Where can I find a Cragel in Nova/DC/MD?

Where can we find a Cragel - croissant/bagel combo - in the Nova/DC/MD area? We had one in Philly, but haven't been able to fine it here -- yet. Hope you can tell us where to find one.

Thx

BL

Oct 25, 2014
BRL in Washington DC & Baltimore

Clarendon or Courthouse Rehearsal Dinner

Boulevard Woodgrill has a nice room downstairs that can handle you size group.

Feb 02, 2014
BRL in Washington DC & Baltimore

Doral area near Miami Airport -- coffee/breakfast, dinner and bar options

I will be staying at the Intercontinental Hotel on 87th Avenue in the Doral area of Miami next week for some business meetings. I'm looking for some casual non-chain places for breakfast, dinner and drinks. Looking for places to go with colleagues dressed in shorts or jeans. Hole in the wall places with really good food or hole in the wall bars that are great to hang out in for some drinks would be great. All cuisines and price points are fine.

I appreciate any recommendations you can provide.

Thanks,

BL -- DC Hound

Oct 04, 2012
BRL in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Minneapolis -- dinner options near Marquette Hotel downtown

I will be attending a meeting here later this week and will be looking for casual dining options within walking distance that are very good quality food, but fine for jeans or business casual attire. All cuisines of good, but looking to avoid chains and tourist/business traps. Would prefer restaurants that locals go to if that's possible in the area near and around the Marquette Hotel.

Thanks in advance,

BL -- DC Hound

Sep 16, 2012
BRL in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Colorado Springs -- DC Hound needs dinner options near Cheyenne Mountain Resort

I have responsibility to plan a dinner for 5 senior level executives this Thursday evening. We are all staying at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort and the restaurant there does not seem to get good reviews. We will have cars and I know we're not far from downtown Colorado Springs. What are your recommendations for a very good quality place where we can get steak or seafood (or vegetarian if needed) in an atmosphere that is not jeans and t-shirts? Of course, I would prefer the jeans and t-shirt places, but I can't do that for this dinner. I've heard mixed thigns about MacKensize's Chophouse, and pretty good things about The Famous.

I would really appreciate your recommendations.

Thanks,

BL -- DC Hound

Sep 11, 2012
BRL in Mountain States

Inexpensive (Wedding) Catering options in DC

Try Festive Foods in the Rockville/Bethesda regions of Maryland.

www.festivefoods.com

Jun 06, 2012
BRL in Washington DC & Baltimore

Downtown Denver -- 60th birthday brews and great food

Thanks for the recommendations -- I'm liking Ale House at Amatos and possible Euclid Hall. We're coming to Denver next week -- any other recommendations?

Thanks again.

BL -- DC Hound

Apr 27, 2012
BRL in Mountain States

Downtown Denver -- 60th birthday brews and great food

A couple friends of mine and I will be doing a few days of backpacking in Colorado in early May and out last night will be in Denver. Our friend is turning 60 our last day there and we'd like to treat him to some great brews and food in downtown Denver. We looking for casual, not touristy, and really good food and beer. All cuisines price points are fine. We're just looking for a cool place to talk smack about our backpacking trip and one of the guys turning 60. If there's a really great place outside of downtown, but not too far from downtown, we're ok with that too as we do have a car, but would prefer not to use it if you know what I mean.

Thanks in advance for the recommendations.

BL -- DC Hound

Apr 16, 2012
BRL in Mountain States

Weekday breakfast in Arlington (Ballston)

IHOP at corner of Fairfax Drive and N. Stafford St. Also, Mary's Cafe in the NRECA building right behind the Westin is a good place for decent breakfast stuff. The NRECA building is at the corner of N. Taylor and Wilson.

Mar 28, 2012
BRL in Washington DC & Baltimore

Quiche in Arlington or Falls Church for dinner??

Taking my Mom out for dinner is a challenge these days, but one thing she really likes is quiche. We make her quiche at our house, but when we want to take her out to eat its challenging to find places that offer it for dinner.

Any recomendations in Arllington or Falls Church?

Thanks,

BL

Mar 04, 2012
BRL in Washington DC & Baltimore

Dinner options near Hilton Bayfront at 1 Park Blvd near Petco Park

Looking for dinner options for tomorrow night for a few work colleagues. We're staying at the Hilton Bayfront whch is across the main road from Petco Park. Looking for casual place, but excellent food. Want to go to a place -- if it exists -- that isn't a tourist oriented place. Not concerned about price, just want a really good meal -- all cuisines are good. We will likely want a bottle or two of good wine and maybe some good seafood on the menu. Someplace where we can sit at the bar for a bit before and/or after dinner for a few drinks would be great too. Walking distance -- 15 mins or so would be great.

Thanks for your help.

BL -- DC Hound

Feb 29, 2012
BRL in San Diego

Dinner options near Arizona Grand Resort near South Mountain Park

Thanks very much for the great recommendations. I'm liking how House at Secret Garden sounds and looks online.

Any other recommendations before I travel next week?

Thanks,

BL -- DC Hound

Jan 30, 2012
BRL in Phoenix

Dinner options near Arizona Grand Resort near South Mountain Park

I will be staying at the Arizona Grand Resort right near South Mountain Park in a couple of weeks and I'm looking for good casual dinner locations nearby. A good place for a couple of drinks and then dinner with a colleague. Looking for good quality non-chain restaurant. Walking distance from the resort would be great, but that doesn't look very likely. All cuisines are good, but anything local that's worth visiting is good with me. We can take a cab ride too if its worth the cost of the cab fare.

Thanks,

BL -- DC Hound

Jan 26, 2012
BRL in Phoenix

Arlington -- Retro Ray's???

The Ray's the Steaks website say that Retro Ray's is now open adjacent to Ray's the Steaks in Arlington -- first come, first served. Anyone know anything about it? Is this the wine bar/price fixe restaurant that was rumored to be in the works?

Jan 22, 2012
BRL in Washington DC & Baltimore

Virginia Highland area -- place to chill out Sunday afternoon and evening

Was hoping to spend late Sunday afternoon and evening in the Virginia Highlands area with a friend before my meetings start on Monday in the Buckhead area.

Looking for a place to grab a light bite to eat and some drinks for the late afternoon -- not necessarily a sports bar, but that's ok too. Primarily some place comfy and relaxing. Outdoor seating is cool too if the weather is good.

Then looking for a good, but laid back jeans kind of place for dinner in the same area. Open to all cuisines and price points, but want quality food.

Look forward to checking out this part of Atlanta -- and some good drinks and food as well.

Thanks,

BL

Oct 07, 2011
BRL in Atlanta

Where can I get an Eggcream in DC?

When I'm in town for business I sometimes get a hankering for an eggcream -- where can I find a place that does them well?

Thanks,

BL

Aug 18, 2011
BRL in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where can I get an Egg Cream in downtown Baltimore???

Any advice/recommendations on my search for when I'm in Baltimore in a couple of weeks?

Thanks

BL

Aug 12, 2011
BRL in Washington DC & Baltimore

Dinner and drinks options near Marrriott Pinnacle Hotel at 1128 W. Hastings

Thanks for the recommendations. Seems like Gastown would be a good option. Is Gastown touristy or is it an area that locals go? Or a bit of both?

Any other recommendations out there?

Thanks,

BL -- DC Hound

Jun 29, 2011
BRL in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Dinner and drinks options near Marrriott Pinnacle Hotel at 1128 W. Hastings

Thanks for the good ideas. Any others out there???

Jun 25, 2011
BRL in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Dinner and drinks options near Marrriott Pinnacle Hotel at 1128 W. Hastings

I will be staying at the Marriott Pinnacle at 1128 W. Hastings in a couple of weeks and will be looking for some good dinner and drinks options. I'm not looking for tourist destinations, but cool places to hang out for a while to grab a few drinks with a close friend and then dinner. Can grab drinks at one place and dinner at another, but one place for both would be good too. Can be a dive kind of place or just a good comfy/cozy place to hang out. Would be good to also to be able to hold a conversation without having to yell. We will be casually dressed -- nice jeans/shirts. Any cuisine is cool and not concerned with $$. Just want a nice/cool place to hang out for a while.

If its walking distance from the Marriott that would be great or anywhere between the Marriott and Stanley Park would be great.

Look forward to your recommendations.

Thanks,

BL -- DC Hound

Jun 23, 2011
BRL in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Dinner and breakfast options near 2301 Market Street (Exelon) and 1800 Market Street (Crowne Plaza Hotel)

Will be staying at the Crowne Plaza and attending meetings at Exelon next week and will have several opportunities for dinners and breakfast. Dinners will likely be with colleagues -- looking for good food, but casual setting hopefully within walking distance of the hotel or Exelon office. Breakfast will be just me and looking for good coffee/tea place and/or a good diner type place that is within walking distance of hotel or Exelon office. Not overly concerned with $$.

Appreciate your recommendations.

Thanks,

BL -- DC Hound

Jun 14, 2011
BRL in Philadelphia

Ruffino's in Arlington is back in business -- anyone been???

Anyone been??

Apr 23, 2011
BRL in Washington DC & Baltimore

Ruffino's in Arlington is back in business -- anyone been???

They just reopened a few days ago and was wondering if anyone has been back in for a meal??

Apr 16, 2011
BRL in Washington DC & Baltimore

Salt Lake City -- dinner options near Hyatt Place at 55 North 400 West -- Gateway Mall area

I will be visiting SLC later this week for some work meetings and am looking for dinner options for 3 nights with some colleagues.

Interested in great food and atmosphere, casual, non- chain if possible, and not a tourist/visitor trap. All cuisines are fine and no $$ concerns. Would prefer to walk to dinner, but a short cab ride is ok if it's worth it for the meal.

Thanks for your help.

BL -- DC Hound

Mar 28, 2011
BRL in Mountain States

24 hour or late night places in Northern Virginia

Bob and Edith's on Columbia Pike near the interchange with Washington Blvd in Arlington -- open 24 hours.

Mar 14, 2011
BRL in Washington DC & Baltimore

Orlando Convention Center -- nearby dinner options

I will be staying at the Hilton adjacent to the Orlando Convention Center and am looking for a good quality, but casual dinner option with a few colleagues. One person is a vegetarian, so an option that provides a good dinner for that person would be great.

Not concerned with cost, but good food of any cuisine and not too stuffy in atmosphere -- casual preferred.

Thanks,

BL -- DC Hound

Mar 07, 2011
BRL in Florida

Dinner/drink options -- downtown PHX -- near convention center

Thanks exit for the recommendations. Anyone else?

Feb 05, 2011
BRL in Phoenix

Dinner/drink options -- downtown PHX -- near convention center

Will be staying at the Hyatt Regency at 122 N. 2nd Street and looking for a good place for a few drinks and a good dinner with a coworker -- trying to avoid chains and tourist traps. Good food, good drinks, casual and a good place to hang out for a while. Any recommendations?

Not concerned with price or cuisine. Appreciate your recommendations.

Thanks,

BL - DC Hound

Feb 02, 2011
BRL in Phoenix

Capital Grille Tysons Corner for Restaurant Week

Has anyone been to Capital Grill for restaurant week in previous years? We are heading there this week, but they don't have a restaurant week menu posted. Just wondering what our options will be there for dinner during restaurant week.

Thanks,

BL

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Capital Grille
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Jan 17, 2011
BRL in Washington DC & Baltimore

Downtown -- Dinner Options near Dallas St betw Travis and Main

I will be staying at the Residence Inn at 904 Dallas St -- between Travis and Main. Are there any good, casual, non-chain dinner options within walking distance of the hotel?

Will be going out to dinner twice with a few coworkers -- looking for very good food and casual atmosphere.

Thanks for your recommendations.

BL -- DC Hound

Oct 10, 2010
BRL in Houston