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Mother's Day Pre-Theater

Made show reservations and just realized next Sunday is Mother's Day. Prefer Italian, can roam out of the Theater District, but not out of Manhattan, prefer old school red sauce Italian. Any suggestions?

May 09, 2013
johnpressman in Manhattan

Boneless beef short ribs from Costco

I buy boneless short ribs at the markets here in SoCal to grind into hamburgers (along with flap meat) and they have little to no fat on them. Yet, the ones on "America's Test Kitchen" are well-marbled, what gives?

Mar 25, 2013
johnpressman in Home Cooking

Bar Room at the Modern: What to Order?

3 Girls having a Birthday dinner at the Bar Room, what are your favorites?

Jan 11, 2013
johnpressman in Manhattan

Staying in central Boston (Hotel 90 at 90 Tremont St) Where should I eat?

Would like to visit the historic North End. Any suggestions?

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Tremont Cafe
418 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

Nov 08, 2011
johnpressman in Greater Boston Area

Mothers-in-Law Dinner in Forrestville/Russian River

Thank you Gail, but I think The Farmhouse might be a little too pricey. Would like to get out for around $100 for two.

Sep 30, 2011
johnpressman in San Francisco Bay Area

Mothers-in-Law Dinner in Forrestville/Russian River

Need a suggestion for the Forrestville/Russian River area for my wife to take out her fellow mother-in-law tonight. The family hangs in the balance, please help.

Sep 30, 2011
johnpressman in San Francisco Bay Area

Thai Boom -- Best Westside Thai

Went to this place, party of 6, on Saturday for dinner based on recc from this board. Food definately substandard. "Crying Tiger" was same dry, tasteless beef in the beef salad. Did not have whole fish but directed us to trout filet as shown on the "specials' card on table. Fish crispy but overcooked. Not the best Westside Thai by any stretch!

Aug 30, 2011
johnpressman in Los Angeles Area

Where to find Resturant similar to Musha? Can be Vietnamese, Thai, or Chinese BBQ ( Orange County or Los Angeles County)

Gyenari in Culver City. Many Korean restaurans traditionally have you cook your own food over a charcoal grill.

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Gyenari
9540 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Feb 21, 2011
johnpressman in Los Angeles Area

My Chinatown Dilemma

I don't live in NY, but visit very often, many times with a friend or relative in tow seeking the "real NY experience". Invariably, we end up in Chinatown for dinner. My wife's favorite Malaysian place on Mott street is no more, so we end up in a random restaurant and wing it. I am a Wo Hop fan but my wife refuses to go there any more.

So, my question is: Which restaurant in Chinatown do you take an out-of-town guest and what do you order there?

Jan 11, 2011
johnpressman in Manhattan

John's of 12th Street or Patsy's?

Showing an out of town relative around NYC. Looking for an "Old-School Red Sauce" place with authentic NYC feel. Narrowed it down to Patsy's (Midtown, NOT the Spanish Harlem pizza place) and John's of 12th Street. Opinions, anyone?

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John's of 12th Street
302 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Dec 28, 2010
johnpressman in Manhattan

Authentic "Homey" Restaurants in Paris (And Favorite Dishes)

"Homey" to me means "homelike". A place that you feel welcome and comfortable. Your suggestions are wonderful but, come on, John Talbot, how about some of your favorite dishes at these places? Ordering well or badly can make or break the experience.

Oct 28, 2010
johnpressman in France

Authentic "Homey" Restaurants in Paris (And Favorite Dishes)

My wife and I are heading to Paris next week. Staying in the Latin Quarter for three nights. Figure we will go to Le Cinq for lunch as our daughter and son-in-law did last year. Any suggestions for moderate-priced French restaurants and what to order in same?

Oct 26, 2010
johnpressman in France

Andalucia

Correction to the above; restaurant El Faro is in the town of El Puerto de Santa maria in the province of cadiz and Halle Berry steeped out of the ocean inthe town of Cadiz, near the old fort.

Oct 10, 2010
johnpressman in Spain/Portugal

Andalucia

I have been to Andalucia numerous times in the past two years. Five cities in five days is doable if you are a disciplined traveler. The Andalusian Horse Show is a must, also, when in Jerez take the tour of the Harvey's Museum, ALL sherry must come from Jerez.

As for food, El Faro in Cadiz is excellent, try their tasting menu with accompanying sherry. Don't forget the considerable Morroccan influence in Anadaluca. The beautiful hilltown of Vejar de la Frontera is my favorite. You can see the place where Halle Berry emerged from the sea in the James Bond pic "Die Another Day". If you visit Vejar, the Middle Eastern restaurant El Jardin de Califa is situated in a dungeon under the hotel Casa de Califa. Delicious and romantic!

Oct 09, 2010
johnpressman in Spain/Portugal

ABC Kitchen: The Worst Service We've Had In 8+ Years of NYC Dining

In Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" he reccomends NOT going to Sunday Brunch as you may be eating last night's reconstituted leftovers and that the restaurant puinishes the staff by making them work Sunday Brunch (no/low tips)

Jul 22, 2010
johnpressman in Manhattan

Le Cinq or Guy Savoy for lunch?

In Paris this March. Trying to decide between these two restaurants for lunch. We are thirtysomething Americans with some experience in fine dining (French Laundry, Inn At Little Washington, etc.) Help us choose, please!

Feb 27, 2010
johnpressman in France

Bobo's in Chinatown now gone

Wow! This was my family's favorite Chinese Restarant as well. "The Home of Chinese Actors" and the menu was simply set up for the number of people in your party, everything was delicious there!

Feb 05, 2010
johnpressman in Manhattan

Wo Hop

Hey, Steve R., just read your post from Decemeber 2005. I'm born in 53' as well and remember Bo Bo, "The Home of Chinese Actors" vividly. You would order depending on how many people you had and leave the rest to the staff! As for Wo Hop, I always take friends and relatives visiting NY there. It's an institution!

Jan 19, 2010
johnpressman in Manhattan

Shopping in Spain...[Near Sevilla or Cadiz]

My daughter and son-in-law live on base at Rota. Same problem, no Asian ingredients. Visiting there in a few days, I'll ask around.

Jun 10, 2009
johnpressman in Spain/Portugal

A Request For Budapest

Need a restaurant in Budapest to take my friend, her parents and possibly, her kids. We are visiting July 2 to 7 and want to take our hosts out to at least one dinner. Hopefully not too expensive and, once again, possibly child-friendly. I don't know if her parents are adventurous eaters so, maybe, Hungarian food??

Jun 07, 2009
johnpressman in International Archive

"New York" Italian?

Wow! I was just going to choose John's of 12th Street until I read the earlier post! In Northern California, Italian food means either pizza or expensive Northern Italian places. I wont even start with the number of chains up there. I was thinking of places that have atmostphere or history behind them. Good food WOULD be nice. Monte's? Minetta Tavern?

Apr 08, 2009
johnpressman in Manhattan

"New York" Italian?

My wife's family is coming to NYC and wants to try "real New York Italian food". Where do I take them that won't be a rip off "Il Mulino" or a tired old wreck of a place "Patsy's" "Gino's"? I'm stumpted.

Mar 24, 2009
johnpressman in Manhattan

Looking for a terrific Italian restaurant in New York City for a girl's weekend.

How about Da Silvano/Bar Pitti? Inoteca??

Aug 24, 2008
johnpressman in Manhattan

Where To Eat Post-Theater

They can go downtown for dinner.

Apr 22, 2008
johnpressman in Manhattan

Where To Eat Post-Theater

Got Broadway Theater tickets for Sunday at 7:00. Too early for pre-theater and who wants to be rushed? Where to go post-theater on a Sunday? Anything but Italian (Babbo on Monday!)

Apr 22, 2008
johnpressman in Manhattan

Two People, What To Order At Babbo?

Ok, got the reservation at Babbo. What to order?

Apr 20, 2008
johnpressman in Manhattan

What to Order at Josie?

First, I want to thank the board members for their help. I'm taking my Aunt and Mother-in-Law to Josie tommorrow. What do we order?

Apr 07, 2008
johnpressman in Los Angeles Area

Mother-in-Law and Aunt B-Day Dinner Westside

I am taking both my aunt, who will be 88 and my mother-in-law, age unknown out for a dual birthday dinner on Tuesday. Aunt lives in the Culver City area, I am keeping mom in my house in Pacific Palisades. Nothing too spicy or unhealthy for these ladies, and I don't want to keep them up too late. Where to?

Apr 06, 2008
johnpressman in Los Angeles Area

Leaving the USA, Give Me Three Places To Eat

Having read your suggestions to this point and doing some research through this board, I think Babbo might hit the spot for Italian. I thought about Il Mulino, Patsy's or Minetta Tavern for New York Red Sauce Italian but I believe Babbo is safer, IF I can get them a reservation. I know they like sushi, so I thought of Yasuda or Nobu, (they've been to the branch in Vegas, for what it's worth) but high-end? Per Se? Daniel? Jean-Georges??

As for Katz's, John's Pizza (Bleecker) and Barney Greengrass, I've got them covered as we can take the grandkids there for lunch/brunch.

Mar 25, 2008
johnpressman in Manhattan

Leaving the USA, Give Me Three Places To Eat

We are taking my daughter and son-in-law to NY for a short trip before they leave the USA for three years, (he's a Marine Officer, heading to Europe). They are accomplished Chowhounds,(Inn at Little Washington, French Laundry, etc.) Where would you suggest they dine in NY? I would think a high-end place or two and maybe something that represents the real NYC, (I'm a native). Appreciate your advice.

Mar 24, 2008
johnpressman in Manhattan