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Anniversary dinner in or near Avignon

Thanks - it does seem like it's above my budget though.

Aug 28, 2014
sarahinthecity in France

Anniversary dinner in or near Avignon

Funny you should suggest that... that is our hotel!

Aug 28, 2014
sarahinthecity in France

Anniversary dinner in or near Avignon

I'll be staying in Avignon on my anniversary and would love your advice on where we should have dinner. Doesn't have to be the fanciest place in the area, but somewhere that feels special and of course has great food. We'll have a car and are fine with driving, say, up to 30 minutes. Comfortable spending about $150. This will be on a Thursday in October. Thank you!

Aug 27, 2014
sarahinthecity in France

Sunday lunch/dinner in Dijon/Beaune

Thoughts on Restaurant Ermitage de Corton? It's in our hotel. Thanks.

Aug 25, 2014
sarahinthecity in France

Savannah: Foodie recs in Savannah

Just saw this, sorry! Alligator Soul was alright. It's underground which is kind of cool, kind of not. It was pretty standard fancy, expensive food. Formal service, table cloths, that kind of thing. But the thing is, Savannah doesn't have a great dining scene like nearby Charleston, for example. So there aren't very many standouts. The Olde Pink House was probably the best place we ate at. Reservations recommended.

Aug 25, 2014
sarahinthecity in Southeast

Sunday lunch/dinner in Dijon/Beaune

I'd say 80 euro with wine for two. Maybe those other places aren't actually that high-end. The photos on their websites might have thrown me. Thanks.

Aug 13, 2014
sarahinthecity in France

Sunday lunch/dinner in Dijon/Beaune

Just replied to the original post with some options I found.

Aug 13, 2014
sarahinthecity in France

Sunday lunch/dinner in Dijon/Beaune

I've been researching on the boards and have found 5 options for Beaune or the surrounding area on Sunday night.

Le Montrachet
L'Hotel de Beaune
Le Gourmandin
Le Relais de la Diligence
Aupres Du Clocher

What do you think?

Aug 13, 2014
sarahinthecity in France

Sunday lunch/dinner in Dijon/Beaune

Oh no worries there, I'll be there in late September.

Question: The places on that thread sounded more high-end - what do you think?

Thanks!

Aug 12, 2014
sarahinthecity in France

Sunday lunch/dinner in Dijon/Beaune

Thanks, I started there, but figured with it being 4 years old, things might have changed in terms of days/hours of operation.

Aug 12, 2014
sarahinthecity in France

Sunday lunch/dinner in Dijon/Beaune

Hi all! I'm looking for places to eat on a Sunday for lunch in Dijon and dinner in Beaune. Nothing too expensive or fancy, but local favorites where we can drink great wine and try the region's famous dishes. I'm having trouble finding spots since it's a Sunday. Thanks!

Aug 12, 2014
sarahinthecity in France

Hot table for a group of food loving ladies

I'm in Chicago every spring with a group of coworkers - we are all food and restaurant obsessed. Last year, I planned a dinner for 10 at Girl & the Goat and it was a huge hit. I booked it months in advance; getting reservations at such a hot place made everyone really excited about the dinner.

Where should I book us a table this year?

We'll be a big group - probably 10 people. We need to keep it to under maybe $75 per person, but I think that's still a decent budget. We're flexible otherwise.

Thanks in advance!

Jan 21, 2014
sarahinthecity in Chicago Area

Challenge: Dinner near Neil Simon Theatre

I wish he was a kid the way he eats, sigh, he's 26. Burgers, chicken fingers, plain pasta no sauce, that's about it.

Dec 18, 2013
sarahinthecity in Manhattan

Challenge: Dinner near Neil Simon Theatre

Here's a challenge. My family is seeing a matinee at the Neil Simon Theatre and I'm in charge of finding a restaurant for an early dinner.

There are six of us, including my vegan sister, my brother who only eats kids meals, my dad who doesn't like fancy places (but does like a good steak, if that helps), my mom who won't go anywhere with entrees over $23, and my husband and me who are huge foodies (and are crying inside about having to compromise on dinner in NYC with all these picky family members). I'd really prefer to avoid chains, even nice ones. Places that take reservations would be best.

Help?!

Dec 18, 2013
sarahinthecity in Manhattan

Savannah: Foodie recs in Savannah

Thank you for this great write up! I'll look into those spots. I'm going on the trip with my (dieting) mom who has decreed that we aren't going to any heavy southern food places that specialize in things like fried chicken, potatoes, and pie. Sigh. But maybe I can convince her to try one place like that!

Nov 07, 2013
sarahinthecity in Southeast

Savannah: Foodie recs in Savannah

Is no news bad news?

Oct 16, 2013
sarahinthecity in Southeast

Inn at Little Washington - Reasonable lodging nearby?

Just to close this loop, we stayed at the Flint Hill Public House and it was perfect. Modern, clean rooms with comfortable beds. 9 minutes from the Inn at Little Washington and about 1/4 the price. Highly recommend.

Savannah: Foodie recs in Savannah

Hi fellow Chowhounds! I'm headed to Savannah after Thanksgiving and am looking for the 'foodiest' dining spots. No 'fancy' white table cloth / steak and potatoes / truffle oil places, but modern spots with delicious food and drinks like what Charleston has to offer these days. Based on the threads I've read, this is my list so far:

http://www.local11ten.com/
http://www.alligatorsoul.com
http://www.leopoldsicecream.com
http://www.sohosouthcafe.com/
http://aluresavannah.com

We'll have several lunches and dinners while we're there.

What am I missing?

Also, should we go to Tybee Island?

Thanks friends!

Oct 06, 2013
sarahinthecity in Southeast

Inn at Little Washington - Reasonable lodging nearby?

Thank you, you are a lifesaver! Just booked a room at the Flint Hill Public House. $185!

Inn at Little Washington - Reasonable lodging nearby?

I'm splurging on the Inn at Little Washington for my anniversary dinner in October. But I can't splurge on staying overnight there (even the $400 rooms are sold out, leaving only a $600 option). I wanted to stay nearby, but even the b&bs are $300 a night. Any recommendations for a nice hotel, inn, or b&b within a short drive that won't break the bank (after we have such an expensive meal)?

Foodie Dining Alone in Denver

Went to the Squeaky Bean and it was probably the best meal I've had this year. Just delightful. Also went to Old Major - the Lobster Hot Plate was awesome, and so were the drinks and pretzel. Unfortunately the altitude started to take it's toll before I finished my meal and I had to head back to my hotel.

Thank you for your help! Denver rocks!

Foodie Dining Alone in Denver

Excellent! Do you think Old Major or the Squeaky Bean will be more crowded on a Friday night? My other free night is a weeknight.

Foodie Dining Alone in Denver

Thanks - I just assumed with the tasting menu on their website it would be expensive. I can expense about $50 for dinner.

Foodie Dining Alone in Denver

Thanks! I'm a little worried the Squeaky Bean will put me over my per diem, but man the Populist looks good from the pictures on Yelp (wish they had a menu on their website!).

Sounds like you hit all of the best spots in DC. You might have already gone, but check out H Street NE next time you're here. It's blowing up with new restaurants and bars - Toki Underground for ramen is a treat (though I waited 4 hours for table!).

Foodie Dining Alone in Denver

I'll have two nights to have dinner alone in Denver this week. I'm from DC and a huge foodie (love fresh, modern restaurants and cocktails, not so much steakhouses and chains).

What are the best restaurants in Denver where I could eat alone at the bar on a weeknight? (I'm attached, so not trying to mingle too much and I won't have a car, will be taking taxis).

My first thoughts are: Old Major, Rioja, Beast & Bottle, and Sputino.

Thanks!

Best of Everything near Lancaster for Two Deserving Retirees!

Bump!

So far we've found Isaacs sandwiches and El Serrano - both were great!

Apr 29, 2013
sarahinthecity in Pennsylvania

Best of Everything near Lancaster for Two Deserving Retirees!

Hi Chowhounds!

My amazing in-laws are finally retiring (31 years as a Philadelphia police officer for him and 20 years of cleaning other people's homes for her). They are moving to the Lancaster area (technically Mountville is their town) this weekend. This is the first time they will have lived outside of Philly. I want to help them acclimate to their new home and hope you can help!

They are going to need quality go-to places to everything - pizza, breakfast, coffee, wine, beer, sandwiches, casual dinners, nice dinners, sushi, chinese food, butcher, bakery, etc. I'm sure I'm forgetting some categories.

I know it's a long list, but I would so appreciate it if you would post all of YOUR favorite places in the area. Thank you!

Apr 26, 2013
sarahinthecity in Pennsylvania

Orlando: Dinner for 10 Ladies Near World Center Marriott

No, just taxis. But no one wants to go too far.

Mar 13, 2013
sarahinthecity in Florida

Foodie anniversary dinner in OBX

Just realized I never closed the loop on this. We went to the Left Bank and it was perfect. Elegant, beautiful view, and great tasting menu. We also went to Blue Point later in the week - the food was good, but I definitely would have been disappointed if that was our big anniversary dinner due to the casual atmosphere (jeans, families, etc). Same for the Brine and Bottle - loved the food! But the atmosphere wouldn't have been a fit for a fancy dinner. Thanks all for your help!

Mar 12, 2013
sarahinthecity in Southeast

Orlando: Dinner for 10 Ladies Near World Center Marriott

Well, I guess it's between Siro in the World Center, La Luce, and Funky Monkey. Doesn't seem there are too many options in the area.

Mar 12, 2013
sarahinthecity in Florida