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andina??

I don't read anything about Andina on yelp or chowhound, but on portlandfoodanddrink.com it's one of the best...
what's the deal?

Apr 10, 2013
ncr in Metro Portland

DC Foodies visiting Portland for 1st time!

Staying in downtown Portland from a Wednesday night - Sunday morning this summer. Just husband and me, no car. Traveling from DC. We pretty much like any food, and budget is not a concern. Would prefer amazing food at casual places, rather than "fancy" or "fine dining" but one nicer dinner out of the 3 would be fine...I'm not a huge coffee drinker, but want to try a couple places like Stumptown or Barista.
Also don't like alcoholic drinks, but husband does enjoy wine, local beers, and martinis...so suggestions for a couple places would be appreciated.
Might be staying on "east coast" time, which means breakfast, lunch and dinner on the early side. Don't really want "the best pizza" or "best burger" but something that we can't get in DC.
SO!
3 breakfasts: Waffle Window, Pine St. Biscuits, Tasty and Sons???
3 lunches and dinners: Pok Pok, Le Pigeon, Castagna, Ox, Tanuki, Evoo??? or cut out one of the above for food carts....
of course heard about Blue Star donuts, Cacao chocolate drinks, Salt 'n Straw ice cream, and Ken's Artisan Bakery for snacks in between meals!
wish I could stay longer, but gotta work! Thank you for your suggestions -

Mar 24, 2013
ncr in Metro Portland

Help me narrow down restaurants for a 3 day visit!

Staying in downtown Portland from a Wednesday night - Sunday morning this summer. Just husband and me, no car. Traveling from DC. We pretty much like any food, and budget is not a concern. Would prefer amazing food at casual places, rather than "fancy" or "fine dining" but one nicer dinner out of the 3 would be fine...I'm not a huge coffee drinker, but want to try a couple places like Stumptown or Barista.
Also don't like alcoholic drinks, but husband does enjoy wine, local beers, and martinis...so suggestions for a couple places would be appreciated.
Might be staying on "east coast" time, which means breakfast, lunch and dinner on the early side. Don't really want "the best pizza" or "best burger" but something that we can't get in DC.
SO!
3 breakfasts: Waffle Window, Pine St. Biscuits, Tasty and Sons???
3 lunches and dinners: Pok Pok, Le Pigeon, Castagna, Ox, Tanuki, Evoo??? or cut out one of the above for food carts....
of course heard about Blue Star donuts, Cacao chocolate drinks, Salt 'n Straw ice cream, and Ken's Artisan Bakery for snacks in between meals!
wish I could stay longer, but gotta work! Thank you for your suggestions -

Mar 10, 2013
ncr in Metro Portland

Nuevo Vallarta/Puerto Vallarta restaurants?

ok. just got back. We stayed at the Grand Luxxe and all the restaurants in the facility were just ok, more for convenience and service but the food was not worth going back.
The best meal and overall experience I had was at Teatro Limon - it will set you back $100pp but is worth every penny. It's a "restaurant" in a house, with 5 tables. The chef asks you about your allergies and dislikes - then makes a 5 course meal right in front of you, inviting you up to watch how he prepares the food. We liked Laguno Tino's food and prices; Pipi's in downtown Puerto Vallarta for fajitas, atmosphere, and the huge marguaritas; and the view and price of El Muelle (tacos for 75 cents, in the marina at Nuevo Vallarta). Did not have a good experience at Nicksan. Food was expensive, not that good (in fact we had to send something back because it was inedible) and our waiter was either very new or very shy or both.

Jan 14, 2012
ncr in Mexico

Nuevo Vallarta/Puerto Vallarta restaurants?

great! thanks for your help...my stomach is growling already.

Nov 30, 2011
ncr in Mexico

Nuevo Vallarta/Puerto Vallarta restaurants?

sorry to be so ignorant - by "in centro" - is that Puerto Vallarta?

Nov 30, 2011
ncr in Mexico

Nuevo Vallarta/Puerto Vallarta restaurants?

Going to Nuevo Vallarta for the first time. Would love to eat at wonderful restaurants - doesn't matter if it's a shack on the beach or nice and more expensive. Also plan to go to Puerto Vallarta a couple nights and don't want to waste my time or money on mediocre meals for those 2 nights. Seems like the posts on Puerto Vallarta are years old, so I'm looking for suggestions from foodies who have been there recently. Thank you from the bottom of my stomach!!

Nov 29, 2011
ncr in Mexico

Prague Vienna and Budapest

yeah but sometimes when you discover your own places you spend too much $ and the food isn't good. So I like to at least have a couple recommendations so our trip isn't a washout! Looking forward to posting our discoveries soon.
thanks again for your input -

Sep 06, 2011
ncr in Europe

Prague Vienna and Budapest

I leave for Prague tomorrow. Vienna will be this Sunday night until Wednesday. Staying at K+K Maria Theresia hotel....then on to Budapest. Don't mind spending money. It's more the little holes in the wall that you discover that I would love to hear about. Thanks!

Sep 06, 2011
ncr in Europe

Prague Vienna and Budapest

thanks - we leave soon. I was surprised there was not more "chatter" as well!

Sep 05, 2011
ncr in Europe

Prague Vienna and Budapest

Going to these 3 cities in a couple weeks.
Would like recommendations for lunch and dinner - probably will splurge on a nice restaurant in each city. (have reservations at Onyx in Budapest already). Would like to stick with more "local" flavors than Italian or Indian or sushi....love to find holes in the wall with excellent food and atmosphere. Places that you stumble across on your meandering in the city.
Don't want to spend a fortune every meal, so if you know of good values, we'd appreciate it.
Don't have a car so won't be able to find out of the way places.
Thank you for your suggestions!

Aug 27, 2011
ncr in Europe

Passover recipe needed for spinach kugel

I'm hoping someone can help me with a recipe I'm looking for.
We always have this spinach pudding or kugel at my aunt's for Passover - but she says she buys it. It's "mushy" like the inside of a quiche, and you can cut it in squares....
I've looked in all my Jewish cookbooks and googled it but haven't come up with anything.
Help??

Apr 08, 2008
ncr in Home Cooking