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8th grade graduation lunch on South Beach midweek

Looking for a suggestion for somewhere special but not expensive for my son's graduation lunch. It would be for 8 people....so no need for private dining room. We would go out following the ceremony - so want to stick to south beach which is close by. Racking my brain and can't come up with something good!

May 31, 2014
MiamiBeachMomma in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Vegas Dining with Foodie Teens

Any thoughts on the burger place???

Dec 12, 2013
MiamiBeachMomma in Las Vegas

Vegas Dining with Foodie Teens

Will Jaleo be similiar food to Bazaar?? I havent been to Bazaar but Dh has.

Dec 10, 2013
MiamiBeachMomma in Las Vegas

Vegas Dining with Foodie Teens

American Fish looks perfect!!! Also thinking of one of the tapas places like Jaleo. Kids are big meat eaters - so also thinking of one of the burger places - one that does a good veggie or tuna burger.

Dec 07, 2013
MiamiBeachMomma in Las Vegas

Restaurant Gift Card for Client in Spartanburg, SC

Thanks for all the help!!!! I didnt want to take a risk and I sent a gift basket from Zabars instead...

Dec 07, 2013
MiamiBeachMomma in Southeast

Restaurant Gift Card for Client in Spartanburg, SC

Or anywhere worthy within an hours drive....

Dec 05, 2013
MiamiBeachMomma in Southeast

Restaurant Gift Card for Client in Spartanburg, SC

Looking for a Holiday gift for a client in Spartanburg. I normally send restaurant gift cards to establishments such as Morton's, the Palm, or Seasons 52 Any advice?? Doesn't have to be a Steakhouse.
Thanks!

Dec 05, 2013
MiamiBeachMomma in Southeast

Vegas Dining with Foodie Teens

Thanks!!

Dec 04, 2013
MiamiBeachMomma in Las Vegas

Vegas Dining with Foodie Teens

We wont have a car till the last night.
So one off strip is OK.
Buffets?? We have done the Bellagio for brunch a few years ago without the kids - unless its spectacular - I'm not sure we are into buffets.

Dec 03, 2013
MiamiBeachMomma in Las Vegas

Vegas Dining with Foodie Teens

We will be in Vegas over the holidays and I'm trying to plan out our restaurants. The kids are foodies and enjoy eating out. We live on Miami Beach so we would like to try restaurants we do not have here.
Other criteria.....
Entrees prices less than $50 pp for dinner
Upscale, yet hip - not stuffy.
No shellfish - but we like lots of fish.
No pasta
Creative and exciting food a plus
Need 3 dinners (1st night arriving late from the east coast and staying at the Mandarin.)
2 Lunches.
Thanks!!!!

Dec 03, 2013
MiamiBeachMomma in Las Vegas

Veggie in Spain - whats a non jamon eater to do??

We will be in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba, and Granada this summer. Friends have told me I will starve except for ice cream and chocolate. Normally I don't eat dairy, but I will for this trip. I also eat fish but not shellfish. Any suggestions are welcome!!!!

Jul 03, 2012
MiamiBeachMomma in Spain/Portugal

Dining recommendations in Miami/South Beach

I just want to chime in that we went to Fratelli Lyon last month and had the most horrible experience!! We had a reservation for 6 people for 10pm made days in advance. After waiting 15 minutes we were offered to sit in the hallway where only apps and drinks are served until the table would be ready. We were starving and sat in the hallway. We order drinks and a 3 or 4 apps. The waiter brought out some of the drinks and 2 apps (did I mention we were starving) about 20 minutes after we sat. No plates, no forks, no silverware. The waiter and other drinks and apps where no where to be found. What we ate was not particularly good or memorable. We couldn't get any help, the manager didn't care, the hostess, didn't care, the waiters didn't care, and I am pretty sure the owner My. Lyon himself didn't care. By this time it was 10:45 and we really had eaten some olives and cheese and we still had no table. We decided better to get out there before we invested any more time and money. We begged to get our check which took even more time. It was 11:00 pm and we left without eating and if my memory serves me correctly I don't think we ever drank anything either!! We left and had Tacos at about 11:30 on Biscayne in the 70s cant remember the place - but very yummy and NO WAIT!!

Feb 23, 2009
MiamiBeachMomma in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Multi Generational Birthday Dinner in Broward/North Dade

My dad's 63rd birthday is coming up, we want to take him to dinner, with the family including grandkids - 7 people in all. Looking for something in the South Broward/North Dade area for an early Sunday night dinner. My kids dont need a kids menu, but the place cant be un-child friendly. We are picky - we like good food :)
Please feel free to make recs!!
Thanks!!

Feb 23, 2009
MiamiBeachMomma in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

DC Family Friendly - Penn Quarter

We are back from trip and I thought I'd report on the restaurants we visited for anyone needing future info.

Valentines Evening we ate at Tony Chengs - not the Mongolian Buffet - but upstairs with a regular Chinese menu. We only waited 15 minutes, but it was packed. Kids and hubby loved it - so big hit. We hit TangySweet and Red Velvet for dessert. Cupcakes were yummy - nothing spectacular - but husband was annoyed that each cupcake was 3.25. Tangy Sweet was delicious!! Love the pomegranate flavor.

Hit Teaism for breakfast - great concept - but thought it was mediocre. Oatmeal was yummy, homemade granola tasted burnt. Kids enjoyed french toast. Eggs were OK.

Also visited Chinatown Express for the Noodles that my kids were dying to check out as they saw the noodle guy in the window and thought it was soo cool. The kids loved the noodles with chicken. Hubby got sweet and sour chicken and didnt eat it. Dumplings were OK. I ordered noodles with veggies - I thought it was sooo oily and icky and couldn't eat it - I went back to TangySweet - more pomegranate yogurt for me!!

We also did a lunch at Nandos Peri Peri - kids enjoyed the chicken - hubby thought Pollo Tropical makes a better chicken.

Our absolute hands down favorite meal was Founding Farmers. Everything was delicious!! Hubby got chicken and waffles, kids got the sliders with mac & cheese, I got a salad and flat bread. We all enjoyed the cornbread app. I could have eaten there every day. maybe next trip I will!!

Never made it to Zaytinya - checked out the amazing space - but it really did not look like a place to take a pair of tired and possibly crabby kids - so we bailed.

We had a great trip !!! Its was high paced and lots of fun!!!
Thanks to all for suggestions!!

Feb 19, 2009
MiamiBeachMomma in Washington DC & Baltimore

DC Family Friendly - Penn Quarter

Thanks so much everyone for all your amazing suggestions!! I have been downloading menus half the evening and I am starving!! Making a great dining plan!!

Feb 12, 2009
MiamiBeachMomma in Washington DC & Baltimore

DC Family Friendly - Penn Quarter

Hey there Chowhounders,

I am taking my kids for a last minute trip to DC and need some help with restaurants, especially Sat night which is Valentines Day. We want to be able to eat out at a decent place without all the prefix Valentines hoopla. Any suggestions, we are Staying in Penn Quarter, but will be near Cap Hill in the late afternoon.

I also need some breakfast recs for Penn Quarter. Something healthy and not greasy preferred.

I have a res at Zaytinya for Monday night, but need a place to eat on Sunday night. My kids are great eaters - no kids meals are necessary - but I also don't like paying for $20 an entree for them either.

Any help is appreciated!!

Feb 12, 2009
MiamiBeachMomma in Washington DC & Baltimore

Breakfast near Times Square area towards Javits Center

Hi, I need help with 3 breakfasts for early mornings next week (sun, Mon, Tues.) We would love to go to something like Sarabeths for one of the mornings, but I think it is too far. Maybe CPS is close enough. We will be attending convention daily. But we enjoy fresh and healthy, not greasy and carb intensive.
Thanks!! Cant wait to freeze my butt off!!

Jan 16, 2009
MiamiBeachMomma in Manhattan

Asian near Lincoln Center

We are 3 30 something ladies coming into town next week and after taking in the 2 pm Mat for South Pacific, we are meeting more ladies for an early dinner close by. Any suggestions for Sushi, Thai, Asian Fusion? Or anything else excellent - we dont want French or Italian.
TIA!!

Jan 12, 2009
MiamiBeachMomma in Manhattan

Veggie in New Orleans - need help with restaurants :)

DH and I are visiting NO in December. It is our first visit in many years - the last visits were back in the day and it was Mardi Gras - when food was not a priority.

I have been reading menus and reviews for a few weeks and still need some help. I have a res at Lilette so far on a Friday night.

I am the problem - I am mostly a vegetarian- I eat fish (not shell fish) and dairy and eggs, but not meat or poultry. I am looking for 2 more dinner reservations (Sat and Sun night) and a Sunday or Sat brunch reservation.

Any suggestions???
TIA!

Dec 01, 2008
MiamiBeachMomma in New Orleans

Birthday Party Dinner Spot Miami Beach North to Las Olas

I am organizing a birthday dinner for my husband's 38th. He has expressed that he wants to invite 25 friends to dinner. The guidelines for the place are good food, moderately priced, and a fun scene with a bar. Nothing quiet, that cant handle a rowdy group! Oh yeah and we want a place that takes reservations too (I know its all a lot to ask!!)

We would like for the location to be anywhere from Miami Beach, Design District north towards Las Olas staying east of the 95 if possible.

Thanks so much for your help in advance!

Oct 12, 2008
MiamiBeachMomma in Florida

Toronto wedding party in Bal Harbour, where to go near hotel beach strip?

Not sure if the veggies eat fish but here are some great options.
Sushi Republic on Harding Avenue and 96th Street.
Adriana's also on Harding between 94th and 95th Street (Peruvian with lots of great fish.)
Miami Juice on Collins just south of 163rd Street is great for veggies - very casual juice bar with all kinds of salads, platters, smoothies, etc.

Oct 12, 2008
MiamiBeachMomma in Florida

Birthday Party Dinner Spot Miami Beach North to Las Olas

I am organizing a birthday dinner for my husband's 38th. He has expressed that he wants to invite 25 friends to dinner. The guidelines for the place are good food, moderately priced, and a fun scene with a bar. Nothing quiet, that cant handle a rowdy group! Oh yeah and we want a place that takes reservations too (I know its all a lot to ask!!)

We would like for the location to be anywhere from Miami Beach, Design District north towards Las Olas staying east of the 95 if possible.

Thanks so much for your help in advance,

Oct 12, 2008
MiamiBeachMomma in Florida

Orlando Recommendations - Universal Studios Visit

The only half way decent food we ate while visiting Universal was at the NBA restaraunt. It was much better than Hard Rock

Jan 25, 2008
MiamiBeachMomma in Florida

Yummy Chinese in NorthDade/MiamiBeach

I am new to the boards and maybe someone can help me. I have been living in this area for 12 years and we can not find a decent Chinese restaurant that has continual great quality food and is vegetarian friendly. Most places are very hit or miss. Any suggestions on healthy, grease free, bright green veggies, maybe a little tofu??

Jan 25, 2008
MiamiBeachMomma in Florida