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Anything new in Palm Desert and environs?

We are returning to Palm Desert after a year's absence. Anything new and exciting in the dining scene in the desert valley?

Jan 10, 2010
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Internationa Avenue, Calgary

Thanks Lainey. We are open to all types of cuisine and not looking for anything too fancy or expensive, just tasty and well prepared. Will look up the thread you mentioned.

Jan 10, 2010
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Internationa Avenue, Calgary

We have not visited the International Avenue area of Northeast Calgary for a number of years. We would like to dine in that general area later this week. Would like some dining recommendations.

Jan 10, 2010
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Calgary Entertainment Book 2008

We bought two Calgary Entertainment Books for 2008. These are the books that have '2 for 1' dining coupons. Can't really find many worthwhile dining destinations. A few years ago there were some great choices. Has anyone tried some of the places and found any they would recommend.

Jul 04, 2008
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Tapas Bar Victoria BC

We were there last week during the Tall Ships. Tried 3 different tapas. All were very disapponting.

Jul 04, 2008
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East Glacier Park '08

It has already been mentioned earlier on this board, but the Cattle Baron just to the North in Babb is great for dinner

Jul 04, 2008
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Victoria Seafood Recommendations

Thanks for all the advice. We plan now to make lunch or dinner reservations at the Brasserie L'Ecole, Lure, Pescatores, Blue Crab and the Pacifica (we're staying in the Grand Pacific anyway). Also, we will join the line-ups at Red Fish Blue Fish at least once. I will report on our experiences after we return home to cattle country.

Jun 17, 2008
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One-week road trip - Calgary to Vancouver via Banff, Kamloops, Squamish ... where to chow?

Oh well, it was a good conversation anyway.

Jun 16, 2008
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Flathead Lake, Montana Restaurant Pics.

Thanks for the replies.
Yes, it is a co-incidence that there would be two new threads for the Flathead in such a short space of time. Must mean that Montana is the place this year!
To tarheelfans - I assume that Showtyme is located in or near the Bigfork Theatre? Is there still a restaurant called La Provence down the main street?
To kkbriqqs - thanks for directing me to the thread. We are very familiar with the Cattle Baron in Babb. We have been with hiking groups that have stayed at Many Glaciers (Swithcurrent Motel actually). We are spending 2 nights at Swithcurrent on this trip and will definately dine at the Cattle Baron.
We have two nights in Columbia Falls and three nights in Somers (just a spitting distance from Bigfork). You asked about type of food and budget - we are quite flexible on both. Look forward to your recommendations

Jun 16, 2008
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One-week road trip - Calgary to Vancouver via Banff, Kamloops, Squamish ... where to chow?

It seems that Truffle Pig may be closed and in the process of moving to another location. Cathedral Mountain Lodge between Kicking Horse Pass and Field is a great alternate.

Jun 16, 2008
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Flathead Lake, Montana Restaurant Pics.

We will be spending a week in the Flathead Lake area of Montana in August. Does anyone have any recommendation for good eating in the area (Columbia Falls, Somers, Bigfork, Kalispell, etc.)

Jun 15, 2008
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Victoria Seafood Recommendations

We will be in Victoria for the Tall Ships Festival later this month. Would like your reccomendations for seafood dining - both informal lunch spots and evening dining restaurants. We are fresh-seafood starved Albertans! Would prefer restaurants that are walking distance from or in the Inner Harbour.

Jun 15, 2008
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Longview Steak House

I have nothing but praise for the Longview Steakhouse. It is now operated by the sons of the founder (formerly of the Chateaubriand). It is a gem of a place located in the middle of cattle country. A little ethnic and a little country. A great recipe for success. Make sure you have reservations. It is very popular with the locals, day-trippers from Calgary and K-Country hikers.

Jun 15, 2008
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Lake O'Hara,BC- Good lodging and food

Lake O'Hara is a hikers paradise. But you have to make arrangements well in advance to have a seat on the bus that takes you up there. The food is okay but not outstanding. If you like wine with your meal, be prepared to pay their price!
A better option is Cathederal Mountain Lodge just down the road towards Field and accessed directly off highway #1. The food is first class and certainly better than Lake O'hara's offerings. The accomodation is also excellent. It is, however, closer to the highway and does not offer the pristine experience of staying at Lake O'Hara. If you wish to stay at Lake O'hara Lodge this season, it is probably already too late to get a spot. There is also a restaurant in Field that is rated as one of the best in Canada. Unfortunately, I don't have the name. Perhaps one of the other Chowhounds can help with that.

Jun 15, 2008
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Afternoon appertisers - 4th St./17th Ave. Calgary

Thanks for the Cilantro recommendation. Have been there a few times and am plesed to learn that it is open in the afternoon.

Mar 24, 2008
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Afternoon appertisers - 4th St./17th Ave. Calgary

We will be entertaining a friend from Toronto on Tuesday afternoon. Need recommendations for a place that is open between 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. for wine and appertisers in the 4th Street/17th Avenue SW area of Calgary. Downtown would also work if we can get parking.

Mar 23, 2008
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belgo calgary

Belgo is a phenomenum of the oil boom. No more expense accounts , no more Belgo!

Jan 22, 2008
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Martini

A cocktail comrprised of cold gin with a splash (or whisper) of vermouth does not require someone with an advanced degree in mixology. (However I do admit to a preference for frozen gin rather than engaging in the 'shaken or stirred' controversary perpertrated by James Bond)
Thus it comes down to the best garnish. If you choose olives, non-pitted queens are great. But, olives stuffed with jalapeno add a new dimension. Even better, why not try a caper berry or two. Or, you can add a little color and character with a pickled baby beet. I love to throw together a martini with a num ber of garnishes. Then at least I can say that I'm not really there for the gin!

Jan 20, 2008
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Chef's Counter in Palm Springs/Desert Area?

Thanks for the posts. Johannes appears to have what we are looking for. We will be sure to give it a try.

Jan 07, 2008
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Chef's Counter in Palm Springs/Desert Area?

Does anyone know of any restaurant(s) in the Palm Springs area that feature a Chef's Counter (not a Chef's Table). Last month we arrived at One Market in San Francisco without a reservation. The only place they could seat us was at their Chef's Counter (a place usually left open for walk-ins). We enjoyed the experience (and the food!) so much we booked a couple of spots on the Counter before we left home for Aberta. We could love if there coube a similar experience in P.S.
Also, are there any restaurants in the P.S. area that allow you to bring you own wine and only charge a token corkage fee (somewhere south of $20).

Jan 06, 2008
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