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Brunch/Lunch between Laguardia and Stamford

I'm flying into Laguardia tomorrow around 10:00 and am driving to a wedding in Stamford. Hoping to grab a good brunch/lunch in a convenient spot. Is Dim Sum in Flushing a no-brainer? Are they options I should be considering. For past posts, I was leaning toward Jade Asian and/or the food stalls at the mall.

thanks!

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Jade Asian
136-28 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

Oct 08, 2010
fets in Outer Boroughs

Frisee in Boston/Cambridge?

It was prewashed and in a bag, but I saw it at Trader Joe's on Mem drive last week. Might see if they still have it.

Nov 24, 2008
fets in Greater Boston Area

Baby Shower - High tea or brunch recommendations?

I'm throwing a baby shower for a dear friend. I think it will be a pretty small group - 10-15 maybe? I'm from out of town and she doesn't really have a suitable place, so I'm hoping to do it out. I was thinking of maybe doing afternoon tea - I saw recommendations for the Mayflower and the Willard. Thoughts? Or I would like to consider a brunch or prix fixe Saturday lunch, too. It doesn't have to be so fancy, but not divey. Either a pretty room or a place will a small private dining room that we could spruce up a bit. Any thoughts? She's in Baltimore, but metro accessible in Maryland or DC would probably best. I would appreciate the assistance! Thanks! Good food is a priority, but atmosphere too considering the occassion.

Oct 23, 2008
fets in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best Dolsot Bibimbap?

I haven't been yet, but Kang Nam gets lots of props for being the best place for dolsot bibimbap among the Korean community. My favorite cold weather Korean dishes are the delicious spice stews. I'm partial to Soon Dubu (a soft tofu and seafood soup) but there are lots of delicious varieties. I've had several great soups @ Solga.

Oct 20, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

Gourmet's 8 Great lobster rolls in Boston

Alive and Kicking had huge tanks of lobsters and even the cages they catch them in in view - so they are legit for sure.

Oct 19, 2008
fets in Greater Boston Area

Graduation dinner for 20 - private room

A few friends and I are planning to celebrate our graduation together and want to do a private room for about 20. Of course we want the food to be good and also would like to avoid chains. We wanted to do Eastern Standard but the room is a little too small. Also considering Mamma Maria. Any other plances I should look at? We are trying to avoid Harvard Square but pretty much anywhere is Boston would be good.

Thanks!

Oct 19, 2008
fets in Greater Boston Area

Gourmet's 8 Great lobster rolls in Boston

The Alive and Kicking lobster sandwich is delicious!! I was this list and decided to try it yesterday - it has only a little mayo and the sweet succulent lobster is plentiful and you can really appreciate the taste of the lobster. It's on this buttered toast. SO good. You've got to try it!

Oct 19, 2008
fets in Greater Boston Area

Bristol, Farmerie 58, or Publican

Publican is getting good buzz and strong reviews. It's the one I want to try first. LTHforum has some pictures up from a few folks that tried it. It seems like the oysters, ham, sweetbreads and pork rinds are what to try (and the great selection of beers, of course).

Oct 16, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

Restaurant with Good Vegetarian Options

I would second Lula - North Pond is great, but I think the atmosphere @ Lula would be just what you're looking for.

Oct 16, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

Casual Brunch?

A good friend and I are trying a new place for a casual brunch this Sunday. I scouted a couple places - East Coast Grill, Savant Project, Highland Kitchen and West Side Lounge. Which should we pick?? Thanks!

Oct 16, 2008
fets in Greater Boston Area

Louie's Alive and Kickin Lobster

Does anyone know when this place is open? Can't seem to find on the net and a friend told me the hours are a little weird...

Oct 16, 2008
fets in Greater Boston Area

Bday dinner but dont want downtown

how about lula cafe - it's my friend's (who is a pesco vegetarian) favorite. Really cute atmosphere, delicious local food and amazing desserts... it's in logan square.

Oct 06, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

Looking for an asian market

Not exactly sure about the specific foods, but Joong Boo Market is in Chicago and has a generally good selection for the city.

Oct 06, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

Visiting Downtown InterContinental 10/19-21/08

I've had a great steak dinner at the bar @ Chicago Chop House - get the bone in filet. They definitely do it right for solo dining at the bar. They spread out a napkin like a tablecloth and you would be totally comfortable getting a full steak dinner sitting at the bar and still feel like you got your money's worth for a delish meal. There a couple of places on par with the Chop House for steak, but no place better for eating it solo at the bar. Walkable from your hotel, too.

Oct 06, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

visiting boston 1st time, any advice?

One of my fave places for seafood is Jasper White's Summer Shack - the pan roasted lobster is heavenly and the greasy RI calamari is delish. I really like Jasper's b/c the food is top notch but the atmosphere is casual - great place for your beer and seafood combo...

Oct 06, 2008
fets in Greater Boston Area

cookbook for korean food?

Eating Korean by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee is BY FAR the best Korean cookbook I've found: http://www.amazon.com/Eating-Korean-B...

The recipes are delicious yet still user-friendly. She provides a nice context for the recipes and information about the culture. I've cooked countless recipes and consult it regularly. Buy it now. I've looked everywhere for Korean cookbooks in English and nothing else compares. This book is a gem!

Oct 05, 2008
fets in Home Cooking

Oysters & Beer near 10pin (House of Blues)

Shaw's - no question about it. The oyster bar section is a really cool vintage atmosphere with fresh, quality seafood. I'm pretty sure they have a happy hour special on oysters and maybe sushi. It's a perfect vibe, great food, and convenient. I think its a great spot!

Oct 03, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

Best use of Gorgonzola/Blue Cheese

Homemade gnocchi with gorgonzola cream sauce. Heavenly.

Sep 18, 2008
fets in Cheese

Upstairs or Downstairs @ Marliave

Can anyone who's been there give a little more info about the differences and their preference? Upon first look, I thought the downstairs menu to be a little more appealing. I'm looking for a spot for Saturday night for my and boyfriend, who will be in town. We've had too much traditional Italian lately, so didn't want to do North End Italian. But I've heard good things about Neptune Oyster... We recently did the Butcher Shop in the South End, so I was sort of looking for a new neighborhood, but would be open to another recommendation. I also just went to Gaslight recently. What do you guys think? Something delicious, sort of special, but no jacket required.

We're also interested in off the beaten path special spots and had great dinners @ La Morra and 51 Lincoln. Anything other places like that I might not know about....Thanks!

Sep 17, 2008
fets in Greater Boston Area

The best Ethnic food in Boston/Cambridge?

Chez Henri is nice. French Cuban near Porter Square. Personally, I'm a big fan of the traditionl Cuban food in the bar, but you might be more interested in the more upscale dining room. It's a nice warm atmosphere either way.

Sep 09, 2008
fets in Greater Boston Area

Asian supermarket H Mart coming to Burlington

Anyone know an update on when the H mart is opening? I can't wait!

Sep 07, 2008
fets in Greater Boston Area

Pastrami - Thick, Spiced, Buttery Fat

The Bagel in Lakeview (I'm pretty sure) has a delicious pastrami sandwich. I insisted on getting a bagel and lox for brunch recently, but I kept stealing bites from my boyfriend's pastrami. Won't make that mistake again - the pastrami is not to be missed!

Sep 06, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

New restaurant for Chicago visit

Graham Elliot is the new hot spot - we had a delicious dinner there the other day. It's a more casual vibe, but really refined, fun food but the former chef of Avenues. The cocktails are nice, too. If you can't get a reservation, we saw people eating in the nice, but not-so-crowded bar area. http://www.grahamelliot.com/

Aug 05, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

Korean BBQ

Cho Sun Ok (a little south of K-town on Lincoln) is a cool authentic experience. There is usually a line out the door and Korean families like to frequent it. It offers a little different experience that the standard - the thing to get is chadul gui - its what all the Koreans will be eating. They do a nice fried rice with your leftover panchan at the end of the meal. It's nice for something a little different, but still super-authentic.

I like Solga, too, for Kalbi or soups/stews. The panchan are pretty good there, too.

Aug 05, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

Late night eats

Taking my little bro (19) and a girl (friend or more - we're not sure) to dinner in the city after the Sox game on Saturday. We'll probably get there on the later side - 9:30 or 10ish and would like to find a place that's still serving and not desolate at that hour. They won't appreciate anything too expensive or ethnic, but I would like to take them somewhere that seems kinda cool and fun somewhere close to downtown (like west, south loop, river north ish). Our default right now is greektown (but my brother has been there plenty of times), so I wanted to see if there might be something better... Any good ideas? Thanks.

Aug 05, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

Whole Wheat pasta best recipes

I want to incorporate more whole wheat pasta into meals, but my boyfriend is a pasta purist and in general isn't crazy about switching over often. Just wondering if you might share any whole wheat pasta recipes that are "better" with whole wheat than traditional that he might enjoy....

Jul 25, 2008
fets in Home Cooking

First time in Chicago...3 Nights

Athena is really nice in Greektown and has a pretty patio where you have a nice view of the skyline. The prices are really reasonable and the food is slightly more refined that some of the older restaurants in Greektown while still being authentic. I think their avgolemono (lemon rice) soup is the best in town.

The Gage is a nice spot right near Millenium park for lunch, dinner, or apps and drinks. It's sort of upscale pub food, but the menu is solid.

Jul 23, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

"Must eats" near/in New Buffalo, Michigan area please...

Redamak's is a big, busy hamburger place that is a New Buffalo institution - you should go for a burger. Brewsters is a cute little Italian place close to the water off the main drag. It's small so you call for reservations. Skip's is a little outside of New Buffalo proper I think and sort of old school, but the blackened (you have to ask) prime rib is delish!

Jul 21, 2008
fets in General Midwest Archive

Lunch

If you're going tourist-ing, the Gage (on Michigan) right across from Millenium Park is a great lunch option really close to the park and the art institute and not too far from other museums, etc.

Mar 03, 2008
fets in Chicago Area

Brunch in Bethesda

Will be visiting friends in Bethesda next weekend and wanted to take them for a delicious casual brunch in Bethesday. Any suggestions?

Feb 29, 2008
fets in Washington DC & Baltimore