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South Jersey Seafood

Visiting from the West Coast and looking for the quintessential seafood experience. Nothing fancy, just great local seafood - preferably on the water. Love the hard shells at Crabbys and like Smith's Clam Bar. Love the atmosphere at Oyster Creek, but the food - not so much. Staying in Ventnor (near AC) but willing to drive.

2 days ago
flowergirl in New Jersey

Casa Ado - Marina del Rey

Southend looks good. Not sure why the sarcasm was necessary. Happy 4th everyone!

Jul 04, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Casa Ado - Marina del Rey

CDR is okay - I have never had a great meal there but it's certainly better than most in the Marina. I didn't care for Settebello. What is South End?

Jul 03, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Casa Ado - Marina del Rey

Too funny! Why can't the Marina ever get decent restaurants?

Jul 02, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Downtown L A Today

Just about everything that looked good was closed on Sunday. We ended up coming back to the Westside.

Jul 02, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Casa Ado - Marina del Rey

Has anyone tried Casa Ado in Marina del Rey?

Jul 02, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Downtown L A Today

Any ideas for something simple after a late afternoon concert at Disney Hall today?

Jun 29, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Capri & Positano

Thank you all so much. It's our first time to this part of Italy and I am getting excited just reading your posts. We are happy with less formal places with local flavor. Anything on or overlooking the sea is a huge plus.

Jun 04, 2014
flowergirl in Italy

Capri & Positano

Searched the board but many of the posts were older. Looking for local type places with great food. If you had to choose the quintessential Positano restaurant and the quintessential Capri restaurant, what would they be? I will be in each city three days.

Jun 03, 2014
flowergirl in Italy

Paris - Classic Old School Dinner

Staying in 7th Arrond. - thank you for suggestions

Jun 03, 2014
flowergirl in France

Maude

Agreed - the ravioli was good but not one of my favorite courses. As far as the key ingredient (rhubarb in my case) It is subtly incorporated into each course and Maude does not feel like a concept restaurant at all.

May 30, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Food Halls - Farmers Markets - Great Shops in Paris

I am only going to be in Paris for a few days. Love Borough Market in London - is there anything similar? Would also appreciate recs for great shops selling food related items. Is there a list of local Farmers Markets?

May 28, 2014
flowergirl in France

Maude

I am sure peas were great and morels will be as well. The rhubarb was incorporated so well into each course and the evening didn't feel gimmicky or like it was trying too hard at all. Yes the duck was amazing as well as the dessert. There were four of us and there was not a single item that was not delicious.

May 28, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Maude

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Maude last night. This month each of the nine courses incorporates rhubarb. Every course was interesting and flavorful.

A few favorites -
Asparagus with brown butter croutons and rhubarb vinaigrette
Branzino with rhubarb, fennel, pickled peppers & squash blossoms
Duck breast with leeks, beets, rhubarb and savory granola
Ginger Parfait - vanilla rhubarb gratin, salted honey & almond streusel

The staff was competent and friendly, the rooms is pleasant and the pace of the meal was spot on.

May 28, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Paris - Classic Old School Dinner

Visiting Paris for a few days and I haven't been in many years. I am sure classic French bistros have been discussed too many times to count on this board but when I looked them up most threads were old.
I am looking for the classic bistro with really good food. It doesn't need to be super creative or inventive though. I live in Los Angeles so I am not looking for another creative, small plate restaurant. I would love classic onion soup, mussels, steak frites etc in a charming classic environment.

May 27, 2014
flowergirl in France

"Endangered Species" Restaurants: Any Must-Go's Before They Shutter Soon?

I doubt you care but just in case - Kate Mantillini in B H is closing in a couple weeks. Their hot turkey sandwich happens to be delicious.

May 27, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Who Wants to Attend an Incredible Chowmeet at Clusi Batusi in May???

Yes - thank you J L.!

May 27, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Who Wants to Attend an Incredible Chowmeet at Clusi Batusi in May???

Next time let's change seats before dessert!

May 27, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Capri & Positano

Thank You Elizabeth. I am looking forward to your report back. Have a wonderful vacation in Positano!

May 27, 2014
flowergirl in Italy

Best Seafood West Hollywood to Santa Monica

If you like basic east coast seafood - steamers, lobsta rolls, fried whole belly clams... - nothing beats Connie & Ted's. The patio is quieter than the restaurant. It's on the casual side but as good as it gets in L A. The Lobster in Santa Monica is more upscale, has a great view, Maine Lobster and decent fish. Catch at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica is nice as well.

May 27, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area
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Who Wants to Attend an Incredible Chowmeet at Clusi Batusi in May???

What a fun evening - delicious food and wonderful conversation. Thank You J L. I am looking forward to the next one.

May 27, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Capri & Positano

Visiting Capri for a few days and Positano for a week in Mid June. Would love suggestions. Perhaps your favorite place for lunch & both casual, moderately priced restaurants and one or too splurges. Would love a great view at least one night. Love pizza, Italian food, Mediterranean food, Continental and seafood. Grazie!

May 23, 2014
flowergirl in Italy

Who Wants to Attend an Incredible Chowmeet at Clusi Batusi in May???

Looking forward to seeing everyone while enjoying an interesting dinner on Monday evening!

May 22, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area
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Odd Question of the Day

Thank You SO much Chicgail. I will absolutely check Chowhound for restaurants but am now concentrating on hotels. Did you have any favorite hotels or areas of the Amalfi Coast/ Capri?

May 22, 2014
flowergirl in Food Media & News

Odd Question of the Day

Thank You everyone. Much appreciated!

May 21, 2014
flowergirl in Food Media & News

Odd Question of the Day

I am hoping this question will not be removed.
Does anyone know of a site with a similar format to Chowhond related to Travel? I am planning a trip to The Amalfi Coast and would love to find a site where I can ask a few questions on hotels, restaurants etc.

May 15, 2014
flowergirl in Food Media & News

Is Settebello pizza special?

Maybe I was there on an off night but thought the one in the marina was mediocre at best. Soggy pizza that didn't have much taste.

May 13, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Eveleigh

I was there a couple years ago and thought the room was unique and very pretty. Unfortunately the food did not measure up to the surroundings. I remember everything being decent but nothing special.

Apr 29, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

A few LA hounds had mentioned the original location of Freebirds in Isla Vista/Santa Barbara for their nachos ???

I haven't had their nachos but everything is good there so I am sure nachos are also. Isla vista is the only good location.

Apr 29, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area

Polo Lounge?

I eat there often with clients. The Tortilla Soup is great, Lobster Cobb is always good and their burger is delicious. Request to sit on the patio. Enjoy.

Apr 25, 2014
flowergirl in Los Angeles Area
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