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Restaurants near Convention Center-STL

Thank you both so much!

Feb 14, 2013
Wagamama80 in Great Plains

Restaurants near Convention Center-STL

Hi folks,
I'm coming to STL for a work event in May. I'll be staying at the Renaissance Grand for 5 nights and am interested in finding some fun/exciting restaurants to try for dinner. I'm a pretty adventurous eater. I'd prefer to stick close to the hotel, as I'll be getting done with work pretty late.

Any suggestions for a sit down (or even take-out to eat in the hotel room) would be appreciated!

Feb 09, 2013
Wagamama80 in Great Plains

Kid friendly places in Montreal

Thank you everyone! Our kids will be 14months and 3years old. We are all very adventurous eaters (well...except for the 14month old), so these suggestions are great! Also, thank you for letting me know that the hotel is on top of a metro stop! This will make things so much easier.

Aug 22, 2012
Wagamama80 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Boston-Montreal with 2 kids

Hi all,
My husband and I are driving up from Boston to Montreal in October with our young kids. We are thinking that the halfway stop will be around the Quechee/Hartford, VT area.

Any recs on where we can get a sit down breakfast on a Thursday morning? Or where we can buy food and have a picnic breakfast?

Thank you!

Aug 21, 2012
Wagamama80 in Northern New England

Kid friendly places in Montreal

My family will be visiting Montreal in October (during the Columbus Day/Thanksgiving weekend) and we need some recs for kid friendly restaurants that are preferably within a walking distance of the Marriott Chauteau Champlain.

Also, if anyone knows of any grocery stores or convenience marts close by (for milk, cereal, etc.) that would be great!

Thank you!

Aug 21, 2012
Wagamama80 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Visiting Houston

Thanks everyone!!

May 25, 2012
Wagamama80 in Houston

Visiting Houston

Hi all!
I'll be in town next week for a conference and would like some rec's for can't miss restaurants, food trucks, etc.
I'm staying in the downtown area and would prefer things that are close by (either an inexpensive cab ride or a short walk). I'm open as far as type of food and $ are concerned.

Thank you!

May 21, 2012
Wagamama80 in Houston

Matunuck, RI and surrounding areas

Hi all,
I am looking for a good clam shack or casual seafood restaurant in/around Matunuck RI. Any and all suggestions would be great!

Jun 08, 2010
Wagamama80 in Southern New England

Lincoln, NH/Loon Mountain

Hi everyone,
I have booked our annual family reunion at Loon this August. We usually go out to dinner or lunch once. This year, there will be about 20-25 of us. Can you recommend any nice but not overly pricey (about 10-20 per entree?) restaurants in the area?

Thank you!

Apr 07, 2010
Wagamama80 in Northern New England

Where to find Cardoons?

Thank you!!

Apr 27, 2009
Wagamama80 in Greater Boston Area

Where to find Cardoons?

Where would I be able to find fresh (frozen) cardoons?

Any help would be appreciated!!

Apr 27, 2009
Wagamama80 in Greater Boston Area

Restaurants near West 47th Street

Hi everyone,
I'm going to be down in NYC for a few days next week and am looking for some restaurant suggestions near my hotel. I'll be staying at the Econo Lodge Time Square.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Oct 21, 2008
Wagamama80 in Manhattan

Yogurt question

Hi all,
My mom had made her own yogurt for over 40 years now. The last batch she made though developed a pinkish/red tint (mold?) on top.
Does anyone know why this happened and whats wrong with it?

Thanks!!

Aug 11, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

Barramundi

I bought a pound of barramundi fillets yesterday (i'd never seen nor heard of it before). Any ideas on how to cook it? I was thinking roasting or pan frying (can't use the grill unfortunately).

Thank you!

Jun 28, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

Tomato Bisque

I'm really craving a good bowl of tomato bisque (despite the 100+ temps in Boston). Any good recipes out there?

Thanks in advance!!

Jun 08, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

Need restaurant suggestions (Central PHX)

Thank you everyone!! I cant wait to try some of these restaurants!

Jun 08, 2008
Wagamama80 in Southwest

Need restaurant suggestions (Central PHX)

Thank you so much!!

Jun 07, 2008
Wagamama80 in Southwest

Need restaurant suggestions (Central PHX)

Hi! I will be visiting Phoenix for a conference in mid-July and will be staying at the Squaw Pointe Hilton. I'm looking for some interesting/unusual or just fun places to get dinner near the hotel. I wont have a car so I would need something within walking distance or accessible by a cheap cab ride. I'm up for anything and would prefer that it be moderatly priced.

Thanks so much!!

Jun 06, 2008
Wagamama80 in Southwest

Rice cooker: avoiding crust

I know this is what you are trying NOT to achieve, but when i'm making persian rice in my rice cooker, i press the Cook button several times to achieve an even crustier, golden brown and crusty rice. Yummy!!

Jun 05, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

Elmont, NY

Hi everyone,
My husband and I will be visiting family in the Elmont, NY area and would love to try some great restaurants or diners.

Any suggestions? We'd prefer places that are inexpensive to moderate.

Also, extra thanks for any great BBQ or fried chicken places!!

Thanks so much!

May 24, 2008
Wagamama80 in General Tristate Archive

Mother-in-Law's tongue pasta

what about a light pea sauce (or pesto) thinned out with some cream?

May 14, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day - Review

I made the basic boule recipe this past weekend and baked two boules from it. while the bread tasted great (i may use a bit more salt next time), the boules did not rise much in the oven! i ended up with two grapefruit/small melon sized bread boules. is this correct? i followed the recipe exactly! i had assumed they would rise even more.

May 13, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

leg of lamb...cooking time/temp?

I'll be making leg of lamb on sunday to celebrate Mother's Day. I'm going to either buy a 4-5lb boneless leg of lamb or a semi-boned leg which weighs approximately the same. How long and at what temp should i cook it for to get med. well results?

Thank you!

May 09, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

Mother's Day Lunch Menu

My husband and I are having our families (7 of us total) to our house on Sunday for a Mother's Day Lunch. I was thinking of serving a roasted leg of lamb with some roasted asparagus but I need some more sides/carbs, etc.
Any and all ideas would be much appreciated!!

May 05, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

Arroz con Pollo

Anyone have any recipes for Arroz con Pollo? I had a great one the other day. It was a yellow rice with shredded chicken, some sort of diced up sausage (maybe chorizo?), peas, carrots and I THINK maybe some diced up tomato.

Any ideas? Thanks!

Apr 19, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

El Penol in East Boston [Recipe Request Moved from Boston Area Board]

Hi everyone! I was at a lunch that was catered by El Penol yesterday. I had the most unbelievable amazing rice dish. It was yellow rice mixed with shredded chicken, peas, carrots and somekind of dried sausage (maybe Chorizo?). Does anyone have a recipe so that i can recreate this at home?

Thank you!!

Apr 17, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

Persian Pizza? [moved from San Francisco Bay Area, board

Oh my gosh!! I am so trying this recipe this week or this weekend. The Tahdig is indeed the best part of any meal. My sister and I still fight over the tahdig at my mom's house.

Apr 08, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

Goji Berries

I believe Goji berries are the same thing as persian/iranian "Zereshk". Steam/cook up some white rice. in a saute pan melt some butter, and add zereshk (1/3 cup for every 2 cups rice) along with a tablespoon of water and 2-3 tablespoons of sugar. saute for a few minutes and add to top of rice. serve with braised or roasted chicken!!

Apr 05, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

How do you make your burgers?

My favorite way to make burgers are to use 85 or 90% lean hamburger, add 2 egg yolks for every pound of meat used. add salt and pepper and shape into patties. put a tiny pat of butter in the middle of each burger and cover back up so its in the middle.
YUMMY!!!!

Apr 05, 2008
Wagamama80 in Home Cooking

Looking for a brunch idea

Thank you!! I was hoping for a brunch buffet that also served eggs, omletts, etc. for my husband. I heard that Aujourd'hui serves Sushi as well as traditional brunch-ey foods. Anyone been?

Apr 03, 2008
Wagamama80 in Greater Boston Area