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Hamburg, Germany - restaurant recommendations

Will definitely check this out. We love doner! Thanks for the picture too :)

Jun 24, 2012
sarahellis in Europe

Hamburg, Germany - restaurant recommendations

thank you! looks great.

Jun 11, 2012
sarahellis in Europe

Very long Norway report (Bergen, Tromsø, Oslo)

thanks so much! looks awesome - although must limit ourselves to 1 drink as not to go bankrupt!

Jun 11, 2012
sarahellis in Europe

Very long Norway report (Bergen, Tromsø, Oslo)

Where is Biblioteket? I can't find it. Going to Bergen and Oslo next month. Really appreciate your detailed post!

Jun 09, 2012
sarahellis in Europe

Hamburg, Germany - restaurant recommendations

My husband and I are going to Hamburg for weekend in July. Restaurant recommendations are much appreciated! German food, döner kebabs, anything! Splurges or cheap eats. I couldn't find very much about Hamburg on these boards.

Jun 04, 2012
sarahellis in Europe

Help Please Sturmi

thank you for all the awesome info. re. my other post/inquiry, falter says they are both non-smoking restaurants. can this be true? :)

Oct 02, 2011
sarahellis in Europe

Help Please Sturmi

Sturmi- I have read on Google Maps that two places you recommend are closed: Zum Finsteren Stern and Feles - zur schwarzen Katze. Do you know if this is true?

Oct 01, 2011
sarahellis in Europe

Budapest - Non-Smoking Restaurants and Bars

My husband and I are traveling to Budapest in mid-November. I have terrible allergies and would prefer to eat/drink at restaurants/pubs that are completely non-smoking or at least have non-smoking sections. I'm mostly interested in finding inexpensive restaurants and bars that can accommodate this need. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

Oct 01, 2011
sarahellis in Europe

Vienna - Non-Smoking Restaurants and Bars

My husband and I are traveling to Vienna in early November. I have terrible allergies and would prefer to eat/drink at restaurants/pubs that are completely non-smoking or at least have non-smoking sections. I've seen many of the nicer restaurants have smoke-free ares, but I'm definitely interested in finding cheaper restaurants and bars that can accommodate this need. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

Oct 01, 2011
sarahellis in Europe

recommendations in/near ueno

thanks all for the great recommendations. just wanted to give a brief summary of our stay in tokyo to help future travelers...

our hotel was in between ueno and asakusa, which was a great location. we're not into super late nights (especially while traveling) - so we didn't need to be in very busy, late-night areas like roppongi or shinjuku. while it was a bit quiet at night, it had a lot of restaurants around and most importantly, access to several different subway lines - so it was a great place to stay for sightseeing.

our favorite places we ate were:
- sushi dai - we did wait on line for about an hour at 6am but it was worth it. the sushi chefs and waitress were very nice and told us everything we were eating in english
- sometaro - english menu and helpful english speaking staff who taught us how to make our pancakes. so reasonable and so good. we went here twice in fact.
- konaya - recommended here - delicious delicious curry udon. delicious is all i can say. definitely worth spending more for this than regular ramen at least once.
- gonpachi - really enjoyed everything we ate here - especially the molten chocolate cake/black sesame ice cream dessert

we also quite enjoyed ourselves at random ramen spots (that had pictures on their machines) and the food floors in department stores. one question that still eats at us is where people take their department store food to eat? we only saw 1 place that had a few chairs next to the escalators (which is where one of the servers told us to go). a mystery.

May 03, 2010
sarahellis in Japan

recommendations in/near ueno

what is ame-yoko?

Apr 15, 2010
sarahellis in Japan

recommendations in/near ueno

from your blog it looks like you were just in tokyo - i enjoyed reading your tips for visiting! do the restaurants you recommended have english or english-speaking servers?

Apr 13, 2010
sarahellis in Japan

recommendations in/near ueno

thanks for the advice. i take it the fish market isn't as wondrous as the tsukiji fish market, tho? speaking of train stations... are there signs in english at the train stations?

Apr 08, 2010
sarahellis in Japan

recommendations in/near ueno

my husband and i are taking a week-long trip to tokyo and are planning to stay in ueno. looking for recommendations for restaurants/izakayas in the area or relatively nearby. or please advise if this is a very inconvenient place to stay - especially since we'll only be in tokyo for 6 nights. thanks!

Apr 06, 2010
sarahellis in Japan

less expensive portuguese muffins?

is there a good place to purchase portuguese muffins for less $$ than at citarella or gourmet garage? there they run between $5.29-$5.99 for a package of 6. any other tips to get them cheaper would be greatly welcome!

Aug 04, 2008
sarahellis in Manhattan

best brioche sandwich-sized rolls?

who makes the best sandwich-sized brioche rolls in the city?

Aug 04, 2008
sarahellis in Manhattan

Leftover ricotta, any ideas?

i try not to eat sugar and i eat ricotta as dessert all the time. my favorite mixture is with cocoa powder (the good stuff), splenda, a few drops of almost extract and a pinch of salt.

Aug 03, 2008
sarahellis in Home Cooking

Prosciutto

Does anyone know if different types of prosciutto are saltier than others? And which is the least salty?

Aug 03, 2008
sarahellis in General Topics

Best Italian in NYC?

try 50 carmine on carmine street btwn bleecker and bedford. their pesto is amazing.

Jul 07, 2006
sarahellis in Manhattan