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Lunch in Denver ???

We will be staying at The Ritz Carlton and we will have a we would travel somewhere for a great experience for lunch. Thanks on the suggestions of Rioja and Euclid Hall.

Jan 11, 2012
DAGriff in Mountain States

Lunch in Denver ???

From NY and Miami and will be in Denver for a day in a few weeks on a Friday and after flying all morning we will be interested in having a fabulous LUNCH !!!! Any recommendations......we love Italian but are open to ideas other than a chain or fast food.

Jan 11, 2012
DAGriff in Mountain States

Need a Recommendation for Christmas Eve Dinner in Denver ??

I am looking for a restaurant that would be a great spot to go for Christmas husband and I will be staying in Downtown Denver and have a car. Interested in either a Steak or Italian restaurant and price is not issue.

Nov 14, 2010
DAGriff in Mountain States

Saturday Lunch Tampa area - Help!

J.Alexanders on Dale Mabry is part of a small chain but GREAT food, always consistant and a nice vibrant atmosphere. Ocean Prime and Pelagia are always good choices also.

May 30, 2009
DAGriff in Florida

My Favorite places to eat in Pinellas County

Those would be the "Brooklyn Knishes" the couple that sell the 4 or 5 different kinds are at the Dunedin Market on Friday's from 8-1 and Friday evenings in Safety Harbor and then Sat mornings in St Petersburg. Those are the best knishes outside NY.

Apr 22, 2009
DAGriff in Florida

Outdoor Dining in SoBe

Looking for a place in SoBe on the beach that has outdoor,casual dining,upscale and great food. Price is not an issue, we want a place that we can sit around and have wine and/or Champagne and eat as well hang out for hours......any ideas.

SW Florida restaurant changes Naples, Ft. Myers, etc

Going to Trilogy tonight....anyone have something to say about this place (Service and food). The website doesn't open for me and I was curious to some feed back.

Jul 25, 2008
DAGriff in Florida

What are your personal faves in the Tampa/St Pete/Clearwater area?

Walt's - Dunedin, Fabulous Food is what to expect.Walt is formerly the chef from Bobby's Bistro(Clrwtr Bch) and decided to open his own place a little over a year ago. It is a small pace in a strip center off 580 and we eat there at least once a week. Very reasonably priced and the food is always fresh. My favorites are Shrimp Saganaki,Spinach Salad w/ Feta & strawberries, Grouper is one of the best. A must try!!!
Bellini's - Dunedin, the closest thing to eating in Italy in the Tampa area. The menu is large and a bit pricey but easy to overlook with the delicious food and good service. If the weather is nice eat outside.
Guppy's- Indian Rocks Beach, wonderful food,service and great location especially for a sunset meal. This is a longtime local place and they have it all,the seafood is always fresh and love that they even have Half Order,sizes if you want.
I have a few more to add and will be back to do so soon.

Jan 26, 2008
DAGriff in Florida


I am not a EXPERT on Mexican food other than I go to Mexico once a year and enjoy some fabulous fresh Mexican food there. I have been to a couple of Mexican restaurants in Florida and lastnite I found the one I think is by far the best.....Paquito's @ 16295 Biscayne Blvd,NMB.(305)947-5027. It is in a little retail plaza and pretty non discript from the outside but once you get inside,the place is very large and quite loud but I don't know anyone who goes to a Mexican restaurant and expects "quiet". There were a lot of people waiting to be seated and the bar was packed....they told us it would be a few minute and we were seated in less than 5 !!!!! The service was awesome and friendly and the best part was the food, the Salsa and chips was all I needed as it was fantastic and you could tell it was freshly made and just the perfect consistency as the chips were also fresh.(I have had stale chips in a lot of places),we had Enchiladas and Fajitas and they were fabulous. I suggest that if anyone is in the area it is WELL WORTH THE VISIT.

Jan 19, 2008
DAGriff in Florida