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From UK, need recs please

Many thanks, we are enjoying working through all that info. Look fwd to breakfast and BBQ info too. Not sure which area of Boston, we may stay outside and use public transport into the city so we can get pretty much anywhere

Sep 25, 2013
panda444 in Northern New England

Trip from UK, need recs please

it's on our list...

Trip from UK, need recs please

In previous years we have had even more ambitious plans involving driving across the country etc! By relaxed I mean we dont need to get anywhere by any particular time, so if we should find a decent restaurant, next to a fine bar with Buzztime trivia game, around the corner from a great breakfast place, well we might just hang out there for a while...

Trip from UK, need recs please

Thanks so much. We will definitely get the pea meal bacon sandwiches in the market. Also sorbet and gelato. Both are right up our street. We wont eat fish ;o) husband is not a huge fan and I judge everything against my own baked seabass... I completely understand your comment about steak. 15 years ago we always used to go to Outback steakhouse as it was the only decent reasonably priced place in the UK to get a great steak cooked exactly how we ordered it. The chain left the UK as with all the cheap pubs people wouldnt pay Outback premium prices for a decent steak. Sad days. I will ask chow about steaks as you suggest. We tend to eat steak only at home or in Asia which sounds really funny but we found the best steak of our lives in Penang. That's how much we look everywhere for a good steak! The bakery sounds nice. Perfect for us, we need only 2 stools and an espresso machine to be happy. Thanks again x

From UK, need recs please

Thanks so much for the reply. We have enjoyed reading all of the info so much across all the boards.

Sep 24, 2013
panda444 in Southern New England

From UK, need recs please

Thanks so much for all the replies. We have enjoyed reading all of them so much.

Sep 24, 2013
panda444 in Northern New England

Trip from UK, need recs please

Thanks so much for all the replies. We have enjoyed reading all of them so much.

From UK, need recs please

Hi all,

my husband and I will be travelling for 2 weeks in a kind of loop from NY through Boston, NH, Maine, Vermont and then probably into Canada from Kingston, stopping at Toronto and Niagara Falls, through Buffalo and back to NY. We have been though some of those places before but not Vermont Maine or NH. We are looking at a relaxed road trip. We like to eat interesting things, we are not looking for fancy restaurants, we are looking for one off type places that make you go "wow, aren't we lucky we know about this place". My husband has a thing about breakfast, is looking for scattered hashbrowns and sausage patties, is a huge fan of buffalo wings in hot sauce and adores BBQ. I will go 50 miles out of my way for an amazing chocolate brownie or in fact an amazing anything at all. We like Indian food and Vietnamese but can find those easily in London. We also like independent bars that have that trivia game 'Buzztime' if you know of a good one that we might pass by on our trip. Also interesting food markets or shops. We will appreciate all responses very much. If you think something is fun or tasty or interesting please do let us know. Thanks so much.

Sep 23, 2013
panda444 in Southern New England

From UK, need recs please

Hi all,

my husband and I will be travelling for 2 weeks in a kind of loop from NY through Boston, NH, Maine, Vermont and then probably into Canada from Kingston, stopping at Toronto and Niagara Falls, through Buffalo and back to NY. We have been though some of those places before but not Vermont Maine or NH. We are looking at a relaxed road trip. We like to eat interesting things, we are not looking for fancy restaurants, we are looking for one off type places that make you go "wow, aren't we lucky we know about this place". My husband has a thing about breakfast, is looking for scattered hashbrowns and sausage patties, is a huge fan of buffalo wings in hot sauce and adores BBQ. I will go 50 miles out of my way for an amazing chocolate brownie or in fact an amazing anything at all. We like Indian food and Vietnamese but can find those easily in London. We also like independent bars that have that trivia game 'Buzztime' if you know of a good one that we might pass by on our trip. Also interesting food markets or shops. We will appreciate all responses very much. If you think something is fun or tasty or interesting please do let us know. Thanks so much.

Sep 23, 2013
panda444 in Northern New England

Trip from UK, need recs please

Hi all,

my husband and I will be travelling for 2 weeks in a kind of loop from NY through Boston, NH, Maine, Vermont and then probably into Canada from Kingston, stopping at Toronto and Niagara Falls, through Buffalo and back to NY. We have been though some of those places before but not Vermont Maine or NH. We are looking at a relaxed road trip. We like to eat interesting things, we are not looking for fancy restaurants, we are looking for one off type places that make you go "wow, aren't we lucky we know about this place". My husband has a thing about breakfast, is looking for scattered hashbrowns and sausage patties, is a huge fan of buffalo wings in hot sauce and adores BBQ. I will go 50 miles out of my way for an amazing chocolate brownie or in fact an amazing anything at all. We like Indian food and Vietnamese but can find those easily in London. We also like independent bars that have that trivia game 'Buzztime' if you know of a good one that we might pass by on our trip. Also interesting food markets or shops. We will appreciate all responses very much. If you think something is fun or tasty or interesting please do let us know. Thanks so much.

St Cyprien - Perpignan Things to eat or buy?

Hi, we are spending some time in St Cyprien, have been before but this is the first time we have had a car. We love the back streets of Perpignan and have explored a little in the area previously by bus. Does anyone have any tips they can share about restaurants, bars and foodie places not to miss in the area? We eat almost everything! If anyone can help we would really appreciate it.

Feb 06, 2013
panda444 in France

LA Hound Coming to LONDON for 2 Weeks... Critique My List!

Hey. If you are staying near London Bridge station, may I recommend a Turkish place at St Johns (big train not undergound and only about 5 minutes from London Bridge station by train and then a 3 minute walk) called Meze Mangal. If you're not familiar with Turkish food, I heartily recommend you order the Lahmacun (v thin pizza type thing (but soooooo much better) with minced lamb) and a mixed kebab from the open grill. Various meats, kidney etc with a good salad. Sounds basic but is very well executed. Both will come to less than £15. Definitely a local's place and you may need to call ahead and book. Happy to give more details if you require. Don't tell anyone, it's busy enough as it is ;o))

Jul 15, 2010
panda444 in U.K./Ireland

Looking for thin wrap/tortilla type..last seen in asda

Hmm I spoke to a friend about it, and they thought it might be this "lavash" and brought me some from an eastern european deli place, but it isn't, what they got me is round and thicker, more like a tortilla.. Having googled the thin Lebanese bread I'm sure that's what I'm seeking and will be in London looking for it tomorrow.. Thanks to everyone who responded.

Jul 15, 2010
panda444 in U.K./Ireland

Looking for thin wrap/tortilla type..last seen in asda

Thanks, I'll try there first, otherwise Edgeware Rd seems to be the area I need.

Jul 12, 2010
panda444 in U.K./Ireland

Looking for thin wrap/tortilla type..last seen in asda

Thanks so much, yes, it's paper thin. Never been to a Lebanese restaurant or deli so no wonder I haven't been able to find it! Do you know of such a deli in London by any chance? Might not be the sort of thing I can easily find on google, but will try ;o)

Jul 12, 2010
panda444 in U.K./Ireland

Looking for thin wrap/tortilla type..last seen in asda

Hi all,

I wonder if anyone can help. I used to buy in Asda a vacuum packed square packet of very thin type of wraps or flatbread. I think they were actually round but packed into a square package (folded over) but a huge round cicle, very thin. I seem to recall the only ingredients were flour and water. Well, asda stopped doing them and I must have asked in over a dozed greek, turkish, cypriot type shops and no-one knows what I'm talking about. If only I could even know the name of them it would help. If anyone knows anywhere in London that stocks them, I'd be so grateful!

Many thanks.

Jul 12, 2010
panda444 in U.K./Ireland

Londoner Looking For Hash Browns

Hi, yes it was the Pork Store on Haight. Superb.

A week in London with Teenagers

Keep an eye out for "JD Wetherspoons" pubs..they are all over London and have good pub food with a wide selection which should please the whole family and at reasonable prices. Also a good range of beers, real ales and wines. Also "Nandos" which makets itself as a Portuguese chicken chain. Go for the half a chicken combination meal per person, and soft drinks are unlimited (just like in the US), for the marinade go for at LEAST the "medium hot"..combination includes chips/rice/corn.coleslaw etc. They also serve beer and wine..Tatsy and laid back..

Apr 30, 2008
panda444 in U.K./Ireland

Londoner Looking For Hash Browns

Hi, I wanted to say a huge thanks to all those who recommended breakfast places to us. We had a fantastic time in SF. We went to Art's and to the The Pork Store. I want to say a bit about each. Art's was really friendly, the eggs and the breakfast in general was really great. The hash browns came already coooked in a kinda rectangular thin sheet and then reheated on the griddle. Very crispy, which I liked but my husband did not.

As for the Pork Store...I have to say a 10 out of 10!!! We went a number of times. Service was fast and friendly. The hash browns were done as a huge pile of potato on the griddle and kept on the go as people ordered, which gave a crispy edge and soft inside..eggs and sausage very nice..I had the special breakfast with pork chops once which was huge and very tasty. This has to be one of our all time breakfast favourites in the whole USA...Again, many thanks.

Londoner Looking For Hash Browns

Huge thanks for all the responses. We've been to SF before but we'll only be there a few days this time so it's great to know a few places. We usually stay on Lombard and go to Bechellis but they have country style potatoes not hash brown. We will definitely go to Art's.

Sherbet Lemons

Hi, if you don't find any locally I'd be happy to get some for you in London and send them over. They are about $2 a pack here and regular airmail shipping would probably only be a few $$. I love them too. Just let me know.

Londoner Looking For Hash Browns

Hi, thanks for that. The hash brown looks good! We'll try it out.
Amanda

Londoner Looking For Hash Browns

Hi, we will be in SF, my husband has a real thing about USA breakfasts. He loves Waffle House for their hash browns but I know there are no Waffle Houses near SF. Does anyone know a place where they have hash browns made with that shredded or grated potato and then scattered on the grill? And good sausage patties?

I really appreciate any help anyone can give.
Amanda