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Looking for the best Chicago Beef near Cape Coal, FL

Dream on! I'm from Chicago and have been in Florida over 30 years. The closest Chicago Beef is at your nearest Portillo's! There's nothing in Florida near the quality you get there! Sorry! I've heard that health codes prohibit "dipping" the sandwich, too! :-(

Aug 07, 2013
Booboo731 in Florida

Bettendorf, Iowa casino trip!

Thanks!

Aug 07, 2013
Booboo731 in Great Plains

Bettendorf, Iowa casino trip!

Traveling the Quad Cities would be okay!

Apr 19, 2013
Booboo731 in Great Plains

family trip down to Palm Beach

In early May, you may be in town for SunFest in W. Palm Beach, a huge music event. You'll have to goggle the website. For Burgers, try Duffy's. They're a local chain, but they have the best burgers in town and also have a heart healthy menu. My favorite beaches are in Jupiter. Also, a terrific outdoor restaurant in Jupiter is Guanabana's. They specialize in seafood. Right around the corner from there is The Square Grouper, an outdoor bar with music and entertainment. Staying closer to Palm Beach, there are many excellent restaurants. Good Mexican at Rocco's Tacos. Check out City Place in WPB as they often have great entertainment. Wishing you safe travels!

Apr 17, 2013
Booboo731 in Florida

Bettendorf, Iowa casino trip!

Heading to Bettendorf for a couple of days to do some gambling and visiting with friends. I already know we'll be heading to the Machine Shed for breakfast, but can anyone suggest some good dinner locations in the area? I really would like to get out of our hotel and their restaurants. American fare would be terrific, steaks, etc., or Italian or anything that is really good and worth the trip. Thanks so much!

Apr 17, 2013
Booboo731 in Great Plains

Cheap but good Sunday Brunch

Definitely will have cars available. I'm guessing less than $30 per person for breakfast or brunch. We are going to Piero's the prior evening for dinner, so I suspect everyone will be pretty full from that!

Thanks for your help!

Nov 08, 2012
Booboo731 in Las Vegas

Cheap but good Sunday Brunch

I'm headed to Vegas with a party of 12, some are senior citizens! While I can easily see paying $40+ for a fantastic brunch, these seniors would never do that, nor would they eat $40 worth of food! Any suggestions near or on the strip for Sunday lunch or brunch that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? American or Italian cuisine would suit them best. Thanks for helping out a foodie traveling with cheap-os! They'd rather put the money in a penny slot machine!

Nov 08, 2012
Booboo731 in Las Vegas

American or Italian Fare in NW Suburbs or maybe downtown

Thanks for recommending Francesca's. I'll check that out.

I did inquire further. I was told no Asian, no sushi, that Italian would be great. These are older folks and are pretty much steak and potatoes kind of folks!

Jul 06, 2012
Booboo731 in Chicago Area

American or Italian Fare in NW Suburbs or maybe downtown

I'll be in the Chicago area next weeks with friends from California. Don't know if they like sushi, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, so I'd like to stick to plain good old American fare or possibly Italian, a nice restaurant, not a beef stand, not pizza, not hot dogs. We'll be staying in the Rosemont, Arlington Heights, Elk Grove, Shaumburg area but would venture into the city it it was worth the effort. Creative and inventive and moderately priced are preferred. Any suggestions for a travelor from Florida with visitors from Sacramento??

Jul 05, 2012
Booboo731 in Chicago Area

Bakery fresh panettone in NW suburbs

Our Christmas would be complete if I could find a bakery that makes its own fresh panettone. Somehow that stuff in the box that is God knows how old is simply unappealing! Panettone is delisicious, but if you ever had it fresh from the oven, you'll never go back to the box! Any input? Northwest suburbs would be great, but I'd be willing to travel a bit for this one!

Dec 11, 2011
Booboo731 in Chicago Area

Traverse City and Manistee Michigan restaurants, please!

I will be traveling with my dad who enjoys Italian or steak! Any suggestions for great restaurants in the Traverse City or Manistee areas of Michigan? Thanks! Also looking for good breakfast and light lunch spots! Some unique would fun!

Oct 09, 2011
Booboo731 in Great Lakes

Chicago to Michigan Casino Trip!

Thanks! Sounds terrific!

Oct 05, 2011
Booboo731 in Great Lakes

Chicago to Michigan Casino Trip!

Thank you so much! I can't wait to try it out!

Oct 04, 2011
Booboo731 in Great Lakes

Palm Beach County closings

What a sad commentary that all these local businesses are going belly up! Add to the list Raindancer, a long established WPB restaurant. I was at their sister restaurant, The River House in PBG last week. Same wonderful salad bar and terrific food. Raindancer will be missed! :-(

Oct 03, 2011
Booboo731 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Looking for a Fun restaurant in West Palm Beach Area

Boca de Bepe in Wellington is a fun restaurant, a chain, that serves family style out in Wellington. High end fun -- try Boulud in Palm Beach. Best restaurant ever and in the off season, you shouldn't have a problem with getting a table. Over and above treatment and excellent food where they really know how to celebrate a birthday -- Capital Grille in Palm Beach Gardens. Fun atmosphere, relaxed and casual -- Tiki Bar in North Palm Beach, Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach Shores and I also hear wonderful things about The Grill on Peanut Island, but I haven't been there myself.

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Sailfish Marina Restaurant
98 Lake Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33404

Oct 03, 2011
Booboo731 in Florida

Chicago to Michigan Casino Trip!

I'm going on a three day Casino trip from Chicago to Michigan, probably as far north as Petosky, with my 90 year old dad. We'll be staying pretty close to the Lake Michigan Shore, NOT going to Detroit, and sleeping at several casino/hotel facilities. Please, please help make this trip bearable by suggestions of some fantastic restaurants along the way. He's 90, so he's not going to like Thai food, Chinese food, Mexican food -- pretty much Italian and steak and potatoes! We'll be there in October. I know some areas are seasonal. Please, please help a Florida girl make this trip with dad a great one!

Oct 02, 2011
Booboo731 in Great Lakes

Can't Stop Eating It Onion Dip!

Aug 20, 2011
Booboo731 in Recipes

20th Anniversary steak dinner in Miami!

Thanks so much for all the input! I really appreciate it!

Jul 30, 2011
Booboo731 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

20th Anniversary steak dinner in Miami!

Thanks!

Jul 28, 2011
Booboo731 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

20th Anniversary steak dinner in Miami!

Hi -- My hubby and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary with a day trip to Miami from Jupiter. I'm looking for a fabulous steakhouse for our dinner in Miami. Even better if it's on the Miami Spice list! Any suggestions???

Jul 28, 2011
Booboo731 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

PBC and Broward caterers for delivered lunches?

My favorite caterer in PBC is Rock Star Catering. You'll have to goole them to find their page. Kyle is a fantastic chef! Don't know how far he'll travel, but he's fantastic!

Jul 28, 2011
Booboo731 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Need help with family reunion dinner in suburbs

Thanks for your help! It was decided to not go so central and go with White Fence Farm in Bolingbrook, I think. I haven't been there in years, but I'm sure the kids will enjoy it! Thanks again

May 04, 2010
Booboo731 in Chicago Area

Watermelon punch! Help!!

Thanks to all!

Apr 27, 2010
Booboo731 in Spirits

Need help with family reunion dinner in suburbs

Hi --

I have about 35 people for a Saturday night dinner. Looking for inexpensive fare, American preferrably, burgers, pizza, or something easy to split up the bill. We will be coming from Berwyn, Darien, St. Charles, Elk Grove and Glendale Heights. Looking for something central for all and hopefully with a private dining room. Any suggestions?

Apr 27, 2010
Booboo731 in Chicago Area

Watermelon punch! Help!!

I'm hosting a party for 50. I need a punch, mostly for the ladies (men will be drinking beer) and I'm thinking something with Watermelon Vodka. That says spring to me. Don't want anything too sweet. I'm in South Florida, so watermelon is available here. Any suggestions on what goes into a do-ahead punch?? No champagne, no Pimms, no martinis and don't want to be blendering drinks all day. Need a great punch. Help!!!!!

Mar 12, 2010
Booboo731 in Spirits

West Palm Beach-Just moved here

If you like Rascal House, try Too Jay's Deli. It's much better and cheaper than Rascal House! The bread is fantastic as is the corned beef. Rascal House does have better desserts though. There's quite a few locations around town.

Jun 02, 2009
Booboo731 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Jupiter area help!

Thanks, Ash! That might be fun!

May 29, 2009
Booboo731 in Florida

Jupiter area help!

I'll have a group of about 50 adults (in the 50-70 age range) in Jupiter this summer. We're looking for a really fun thing to do which includes dinner! One night we are going on a cruise ship for a tour up the Intracoastal. One night we're doing Cooks at Abacoa, a cooking school type dinner, but we're still looking for one more fun event.

Any great ideas?

Traveling to get where we need to be is certainly a possibility to do. Thanks for the input!

May 28, 2009
Booboo731 in Florida

Capital Grille Boca Mall

I haven't been to the Capital Grille in Boca yet, but was at the one in the Chicago area over the weekend. Service was over the top. I had the Kona & cocoa encrusted Delmonico at my waiter's suggestion. Fabulous!! My dining partner had the ice cream dessert, hand made ice cream, said it was the best she ever had! I would definitely return!

Apr 22, 2009
Booboo731 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Foodie heads north to Door County, Wis.

After many years, I'm returning to see some colorful (hopefully) fall folliage this fall in Door County, Wisconsin. We're staying somewhere around Sister Bay, I think. I know the Inn at Kristoffer's and the Whistling Swan were two of my favorite spots, but I haven't been to DC in years. Any new recommendations??? Also, my favorite Root Beer is at Wilson's. Yummy! Anyone have an update on Door County foods I shouldn't miss???

Sep 13, 2008
Booboo731 in General Midwest Archive