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San Diego Gaslamp

I'm with Rockpile, I too live in Philly but come to SD every year for a conference and am stuck downtown. Got reservtions at Saltbox and Searsucker, been through most of the others, nothing ever stands out besides cheap fish tacos. Oh and btw these a whole lot less mediocre food here in downtown Philadelphia then in SD and we have good beer and seafood too, um there's an ocean called the Atlantic about 90 miles away.

Jan 05, 2012
dxdxmxe in San Diego

this weekend in Chicago...Help?

Many Thanks.! Deb

Nov 01, 2008
dxdxmxe in Chicago Area

this weekend in Chicago...Help?

Actually we just ate at his new restaurant Districto last weekend - Mexican Tapa's. cool interior. but not as good as Amada (which I prefer to Tinto) It's okay we have to tone it down price wise, since we are not paying. Actually we live on the wrong zip, only the realtors call it Rittenhouse, we're on Lombard and what was refered to previously as Graduate Hospital area is not as saleable. The realtor has us looking mostly in Lincoln and Wicker parks, cos' we like hardcore contemp, but I think we are checking out the area's you mentioned as well. Our flight is at 4:00, I'm looking forward to it, it's always great to get away (in addition I need to get away from that big pile of Reeses cups that are left over from last night). This has been a crazy week in Philadelphia, I guess Chicago has pretty rabid sports fans as well but it feels like one continous Mummers parade. Thanks again and Happy Eating! Deb

Nov 01, 2008
dxdxmxe in Chicago Area

this weekend in Chicago...Help?

Thanks so much, that;s a great help.

Nov 01, 2008
dxdxmxe in Chicago Area

this weekend in Chicago...Help?

No problem. The noodle place is Nan Zhou Hand-Drawn Noodle House at
927 Race St. No atmosphere and surly serice, but I love it. I go for the vegetable and fried egg bowl with shaved noodles gor 3.75. It has this great pickled cabbage and cilantro and scallions on it (It's a soup) My husband likes the brisket with the thin noodles, the meat is fatty but incredibly flavorful with a strong 5 spice flavor. The noodles are all made to order and my kids enjoy watching them,
By the way, I love San Francisco, I just don't get there often. Wish my husband was looking at a job there, love Chicago but Philadelphia is cold enough

Oct 31, 2008
dxdxmxe in Chicago Area

this weekend in Chicago...Help?

Not at all, I LOVE Wow Bao's oatmeal for a quick breakfast! They have also have intelligensa coffe. When you are in the stuck in a Michigan Avenenue hotel putting in conference hours, you do not have time for either a full breakfast or a trek to Chinatown , so your pretty happy to have this option and not have to eat the hotel buffet crap or whatever Starbucks has.I get the whole chain commercial thing. Not to mention, I live in Philadelphia and we have our own sizeable Chinatown so believe me I am familiar with real bao. or proper bao as you call it. And by the way, I have been to San Francisco numerous timeshowever the best Chinese food I had was in Vancouver, although I gotta admit the hand drawn noodles on Race street right here at home are pretty exceptional. Also, I do not know if you meant it, but your post was a bit on the snotty side, don't question other's level of dicernment it;'s just rude.

Oct 30, 2008
dxdxmxe in Chicago Area

this weekend in Chicago...Help?

Thanks so much, yep, I should of specifically said where could I live in the Chicago area and happily eat. It seems that I'll be happiest in Licoln Park. I just made a reservation at Cafe des Architectes, since this dinner is going to be reimbursed I thought to stay on the more modest price range (relatively speaking) I'll leave Avenues for another visit.. Thought I'd best explore the suburbs witht he realtor who will surely be assigned to us
Gotta say I'm especially looking forward to the steamed buns and oatmeal at Wow Bao or Bao Wow or whatever it's called..

Oct 29, 2008
dxdxmxe in Chicago Area

this weekend in Chicago...Help?

Hi, We will be in Chicago this weekend. Have a car at our disposal. Like everyone else on this board we are truly obsessed with food, Need another recommendation. I have perused Zagats at lenght and cannot commit. Need something NEW, we have already been to Charlie Trotters, MK, Boka, Blackbird, Spring, Alinea, L20, Tampo...(whatever it's called) Shanghai Terrace. We cannot get res for North Pond, was sort of looking at Vie in the burbs and Green Zebra....HELP please, additionally on a non food note, were would one live in Chicago if moving from Center City Philadelphia (Rittenhouse area). We are coming for a job interview in the Oak Lawn area and prefer cities. Thanks

Oct 29, 2008
dxdxmxe in Chicago Area

Best commercial apple butter brand?

The apple butter made by North Star Orchards available at Philadelphia area Farmers markets.

Apr 09, 2008
dxdxmxe in General Topics