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Columbus - Short North area Restaurant

Reservations at the Pearl on Saturday nights are not easy. It is one of our favorites these days for the burger and the fish and chips, not to mention the beer selection.

Mar 14, 2014
mander in Great Lakes

Columbus oh recommendations

Pistacia Vera now has a location in North Market, btw

Mar 14, 2014
mander in Great Lakes

Columbus, OH question - Sunday lunch, early dinner Tuesday, maybe others

At the airport B gates there is a Wolfgang Puck Express which is my go-to for an acceptable meal. From where you are staying there are lots of choices. Rigsbys (short north) and Lindey's (German Village) pop to the top of the list.

Sep 22, 2013
mander in Great Lakes

Restaurant options near Convention Center [Columbus, OH]

Just up High St there is Marcellas which has pretty good pizza. Not New Haven or New York but pretty good.

Jun 30, 2013
mander in Great Lakes

Stinger Ray's at maui airport

Good to know. I had one meal at the HNL location - never again. Have avoided the OGG spot based on that experience. Next time in OGG I'll give it a try.

Jan 23, 2013
mander in Hawaii

Lincoln / Omaha .. roasted chilies?

Super Saver is roasting them too and selling by the pound

Aug 29, 2012
mander in Great Plains

I have a lot of questions about Lincoln, NE

Leon's is definitely the place for beef. I used to go to Cetak's too but now only do Leon's as it is closer to my house..

OH is also less than a mile from my house so I often go there for fish a last minute meal but the quality of the fish can very considerably. Their produce can be highly variable too. In both cases, as long as you are careful, you should be fine. Still the best produce in a store though.

Yes Surf and Turf is expensive. But to my taste it is the best fish in town. That said I haven't been buying tuna from Monte (the owner) of late as it hasn't looked as good. I too miss having a fishmonger around the corner as I did both in CT and CA but I live in NE now....

Andrew used to own a fish store on 27th. When I moved to town five years ago he had moved to 48th and Hwy 2 (where Greta's is now, and surf and turf for a while). I used to go there all the time. He went bankrupt as I understand it. He now takes orders early in the week and then delivers Saturday mornings, cash or check, out of his van. People who use him love him but do comment that sometimes they have isssues with portion size.

Jun 18, 2012
mander in Great Plains

I have a lot of questions about Lincoln, NE

Don't get your hopes too high. It still is flown in and not like when I lived on either coast. But my wife, who grew up on Maui and is picky about her fish, finds it quite acceptable. Other people in town swear by "Andrew" who takes fish orders early in the week, gets it flown in and then delivers on Saturday but I don't find him worth the trouble.

Jun 17, 2012
mander in Great Plains

I have a lot of questions about Lincoln, NE

For fish to cook at home go to Surf and Turf in the strip mall triangle bounded by 56th, Old Cheney and Hwy 2. I find it quite good and certainly as good as you can get in any restaurant or market in Omaha or Lincoln. Kitchen Imp's take on the restaurants in Lincoln is spot on. I'll add that the Country Club of Lincoln can be pretty good too but it is private.

Jun 17, 2012
mander in Great Plains

Celebratory Dinner in Omaha?

Grey Plume is a good choice as would be Boiler Room.

Apr 19, 2012
mander in Great Plains

Vegetarian options in Iowa City?

IC is very veggie friendly. I left four years ago but was quite fond of Red Avocado.

Mar 19, 2012
mander in Great Plains

Lincoln Questions

Best Fish in town is being sold at Surf and Turf in the plaza between Hwy2, Old Cheney and 56th.

I have never been a fan of Thai Garden so I can't help you on that one. Sorry.

Feb 02, 2012
mander in Great Plains

Lincoln NE - Need dining recommendations

Kitchen Imp is pretty much spot on - especially the comment on Italian. If I am downtown for dinner I usually go to the Dish. Another higher end (at least for Lincoln) dinner place is the Country Club of Lincoln. Loren from Venue is now cooking there. It is private though so you have to be a member or with one and the atmosphere isn't for everyone. I'll add that my current favorite lunch spot dowtown is Sultan's Kite. Their fallafel with green chutney sauce is to die for and it is a very casual friendly spot.

Jan 26, 2012
mander in Great Plains

Narrowing down my choices for one week vacation in Maui

Sea House is a great spot for breakfast especially when staying at Napili Kai, like we do, or the Ritz, like Bill H does. I agree with manomin though that it isn't worth a trip up from Wailea. I've yet to make it up to Plantation House for breakfast.

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Plantation House Restaurant
2000 Plantation Club Dr., Kapalua, HI 96761

Sea House Restaurant
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761

Nov 10, 2011
mander in Hawaii

Narrowing down my choices for one week vacation in Maui

Hush! My favorite beach (with the exception of Baldwin) already has too many people : ).

Nov 09, 2011
mander in Hawaii

Maui at Christmas

It is indeed a zoo just before Christmas. Some of the grocery stores will run out of some of the higher end stuff and then it won't get restocked until after Christmas or even New Years. But as long as you are just half-way flexible you will be fine.

Oct 19, 2011
mander in Hawaii

Adventurous family looking for chowhound worthy food maui/oahu

Indeed. If one goes by mailing address Lahaina stretches up the coast for quite a bit.

Oct 17, 2011
mander in Hawaii

Maui at Christmas

Almost all of the resorts and restaraunts, if not all, have some elaborate Christmas buffett or are closed. We usually just go up to the Napili Market (open Christmas Day) and pick us some roast chicken.

Oct 14, 2011
mander in Hawaii

Road trip from Chicago to Grant, Ne

Agreed on hoping it was an aberration. I like the concept and principles of Bread and Cup.

Sep 21, 2011
mander in Great Plains

Road trip from Chicago to Grant, Ne

My dinner at Bread & Cup last night was far from stellar. The appetizer (Ploughman's Platter) was great with wonderful salami, as was the garlic green bean side. But for a main I had the flank steak. I ordered it rare. It came at best medium and was luke warm. I am confident it had been cooked long before in the day.

Sep 20, 2011
mander in Great Plains

best mexican food on oahu

I can tell you one place where it certainly isn't. On a recent trip I had the fish tacos at 24/7 at the Hilton Waikiki. They were not like any fish taco I had before and not in a good way. If it hadn't been 10 at night and I was just off a mainland flight I would have sent them back. They werre served rolled like a buritto and with an extremely heavy sauce. I have had reasonable food there before but not this time and the waiter recommended them to boot.

Sep 20, 2011
mander in Hawaii

Cheaper eats near Wailea

Excellent suggestions. The sandwiches at the Waterfront Deli are quite good. To the OP, do remember that cheap on Maui is a relative term - especially down Wailea.

Sep 02, 2011
mander in Hawaii

Maui Great Eats

Good list. How recently have you been to Sea House? It has had its ups and downs but was on last time we went in December.

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Sea House Restaurant
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761

Aug 24, 2011
mander in Hawaii

Lincoln, NE takeout

Right about Lincoln being spread out. The only thing that keeps me from going to Super Taco even more is that it is in the NE part of town. If the OP is staying by I-80 it would be a great choice.

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Super Taco
5501 Holdrege St, Lincoln, NE 68504

Aug 12, 2011
mander in Great Plains

Lincoln, NE takeout

Lots of possibilities depending on what part of town, price point, and cuisine. Sultan's Kite at 13th and O downtown might be a good start though. I am particularly fond of their falafel with green curry sauce. Another possibility would be the Oven for Indian.

Aug 09, 2011
mander in Great Plains

last dinner in or near OGG (maui)

The food at OGG got a lot better recently with the addition of a small food court with a California Pizza Kitchen - yes that is how bad it was.We typically do CPK for a mainland flight. If you want something better go off-site. Paia Fishmarket is a great suggestion.

Jul 23, 2011
mander in Hawaii

Calling all Lincoln, NE, hounds

Good call on wings from the Watering Hole. Remodeling? Say it ain't so!

Jun 28, 2011
mander in Great Plains

Calling all Lincoln, NE, hounds

Indeed on the Chowhound view.

Sam and Louie's for pizza in Lincoln BTW.

Jun 20, 2011
mander in Great Plains

Calling all Lincoln, NE, hounds

OOPS. Misread your note. Yes Kitched Imp your assessments were spot on.

Jun 18, 2011
mander in Great Plains

Maui Restaurants

About right at 25 feet. I still remember the first time when I visited Napili Kai Beach Resort (then called Napili Kai Beach Club). We had just flown from the mainland and it was late at night. When I saw the first Kapalua Resort sign on the right I said to my wife, who grew up in Paia by Mama's, "We must have gone too far". She told me no, Napili Kai was just up on the left.

Jun 17, 2011
mander in Hawaii