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Expat NYers returning. With a baby....

Yup, that's the one. We will probably have a stroller with us but it will fold up and stow away easily.

Aug 16, 2011
hungryinwdc in Manhattan

Expat NYers returning. With a baby....

Well, we plan to spend an affernoon in Sheep's Meadow, but I'll definitely have a hard time dragging my husband north for dinner. So I think that's a yes -- below 23rd St please.

Aug 16, 2011
hungryinwdc in Manhattan

Expat NYers returning. With a baby....

Lived in the east & west village for many years; left under great duress. We're returning for a long weekend, and our 16-month-old son's first real trip to the city. He's very well behaved and a great eater. We want to show him our "home" (and we are just dying for some good food!). Where can we go that we'll love and he won't offend with his presence? We're open to all kinds of food, but hopefully at least one Japanese meal and at least one Italian.

FWIW, we'll be staying in Battery Park City but can move around well (south of 23rd street). Thanks!

Aug 16, 2011
hungryinwdc in Manhattan

I need your best yellow cake recipe

Light and fluffy please!

Mar 28, 2011
hungryinwdc in Home Cooking

I need your best yellow cake recipe

... For a big birthday party. I might need to double it, too, so any experience you've had with that would be most appreciated!

Mar 28, 2011
hungryinwdc in Home Cooking

If you had one meal in san francisco...

Thanks for all the input! Unfortunately, we haven't planned it far enough in advance to get reservations at french laundry...

If you had one meal in san francisco...

oops. that's embarrassing (and fixed now- thanks!)

it will be a friday night, yes, we're willing to travel, (we're staying downtown but dining with friends who live near Palo Alto). as for price, the sky's the limit -- we just want to have the best possible meal we can have!

If you had one meal in san francisco...

I'm going to be there for the weekend in November, collecting on a bet with a foodie friend who is buying dinner wherever I want.... I have to pick and I need help!

Lobster in DC?

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! I also have to give a shout out to the lobster moilee at Rasika -- fantastic!

Lobster in DC?

Where can I go to get lobster - steamed, grilled, in a lobster roll, you name it. I do love the lobster burger at Central, but I'm looking for something else to try. I'm willing to drive around, but not more than 30-40 minutes from Northwest DC. Thanks!!!

What are the most overrated DC restaurants?

mmmmm. I second the vote for Ravi Kabob. Fantastic.

Eve--am I the only one?

The problem is not you, it's them. Having eaten in the larger area I can tell you that it won't be a solution. In a truly great (or even very good) restaurant, they will pay attention and suit your pace. The same 6 courses can take 2 hours for one table and 4 hours for another, depending on customer preferences, and at a place like Bouley (which charges LESS for their tasting menu than Eve), the waitstaff will notice and inform the kitchen to adjust accordingly.

My tasting room dinner at Restaurant Eve was one of the most appallingly bad "fine dining" experiences I have had. The food was sub-par at best (for example, my raw fish course had fish scales in it) and the waitstaff was more interested in standing around gossiping about my problems than actually doing something to fix them. When we told the manager on our way out that we had been dissatisfied, we were informed that we were probably not sophisticated enough to have dined there. HA!

It makes me really sad that places like Eve can get away with charging the prices that they charge for the mediocre food that they put out and the disrespect that they show customers.

Local omnivores looking for a road trip

I would like to get in a car and go somewhere this Sunday to eat something fantastic and local (within an hour or two driving from DC) -- crabs, bbq, you name it. Ideas?

Japanese Food on the Big Island?

we're staying near waikoloa/kiholo bay. thanks!

Aug 05, 2008
hungryinwdc in Hawaii

If you had 1 free meal in west hollywood...

I'm going to be wandering around LA for 1 day. I'm staying in west hollywood, but will have a car and can go wherever.... I'm not looking for a fancy meal, just some really good street food (tacos, etc) and/or dim sum/noodles/ramen. Suggestions?

Thanks!

Aug 04, 2008
hungryinwdc in Los Angeles Area

Japanese Food on the Big Island?

My husband and I are going to be on the Big Island for a week. We are both very adventurous eaters, and we love Japanese food (not just sushi) which we just can't get at home. Any recommendations? We'd also be interested in trying any local specialties....

Aug 04, 2008
hungryinwdc in Hawaii

West End Bistro - Reveiws?

Le Bernardin is one of my favorite restaurants in the world, so maybe I had high expectations, but I left WEB thinking that Eric Ripert should be ashamed of himself. The food was overwhelmingly mediocre, and the service was utterly disastrous.

Fun Weeknight Dinner in DC?

Marvin (on U street) is lively pretty much any night of the week. It can get downright loud on the weekends, but might be just right on a Wednesday.

D.C. Italian

If you're seafood fans, D'Acqua has great, authentic Italian seafood. Get the scallops wrapped in pancetta as an appetizer - yum!

Philadelphia Restaurant?

By low-key, I just mean not budget-blowing, crazy loud, or overwhelmingly heavy. Thanks!!

Apr 14, 2008
hungryinwdc in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Restaurant?

I am going to Philly for the weekend to celebrate my anniversary. We're having dinner at Vetri Friday night -- looking for something great but low-key for Sat night. We have plenty of time to get a reservation... Any ideas?

Apr 14, 2008
hungryinwdc in Pennsylvania