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Decent Food + College Football?

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Oct 21, 2013
wilson in Greater Boston Area

Decent Food + College Football?

Looking for suggestions for places in town with decent food and plenty of TVs for watching college football on Saturday - any recommendations?

Oct 21, 2013
wilson in Greater Boston Area

DC Suggestions for Thanksgiving Weekend w/7-yr-old

DC Hounds,

I'll be in DC over Thanksgiving weekend with my wife and 7-yr-old son, and would appreciate suggestions for the following, preferably in the general vicinity of the JW Marriott near the White House.

1. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner (bonus points for historic setting or atmosphere, but not a requirement) (searches of older posts seem to mention Tabard Inn, Clyde's, Hay Adams, Lincoln's quite a bit);

2. Dinner Fri and Sat night, anything from casual to upscale-but-at-least-somewhat-kid-friendly (son is pretty well-behaved, kids menu not required);

3. Deli or other good lunch stops in the mall area; and

4. Sunday brunch.

Thanks!

Portland/Rockland/Camden Recs (with 5 yr old)?

Thanks for the suggestions!

Jun 29, 2012
wilson in Northern New England

Portland/Rockland/Camden Recs (with 5 yr old)?

We'll be in Portland and the Rockland-Camden area for a few days soon, with our 5 year old. I'm looking for some recommendations for the following:

1. Best place to eat dinner in Portland where we can get away with taking a kid with us (he does pretty well in restaurants).

2. Favorite not-too-touristy lobster/fresh seafood joints in the Portland area.

3. Best blueberry pie in the area.

4. Kid-friendly lunch or dinner stops in Camden.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Jun 26, 2012
wilson in Northern New England

BBQ on way from Charleston to Asheville

Hudson's in Lexington is pretty good. There's a newer location at Harbison Blvd, but I heard they had a fire - not sure if they are open currently. The original location on Sunset Blvd is less convenient, but worth the detour. Be prepared to wait a bit for a table, as they usually have a pretty good after-church crowd on Sundays. Little Pigs in Columbia isn't bad - I don't know if they are open on Sundays. Once you get past Columbia you won't find much in the way of good barbecue (unless you have time to detour up to Shelby NC and go to Bridges Barbecue Lodge, which is excellent).

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Bridges Barbecue Lodge
2000 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152

Little Pigs
115 Bountyland Rd, Seneca, SC 29672

Jun 05, 2011
wilson in Southeast

Beaufort SC

1. Sgt White's - Still open? Still recommended?

2. Smokey Chef - I've seen some good reviews here and elsewhere. Any recent reports?

3. Other suggestions in the area? The only caveat is we will have our 5-yr-old with us, so it has to be somewhat kid-friendly.

Thanks!

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Sgt White's Restaurant
1908 Boundary St Ste 1, Beaufort, SC 29902

May 31, 2011
wilson in Southeast

Favorite Menu Items at Atchafalaya

Thanks for the suggestions!

Apr 25, 2011
wilson in New Orleans

Favorite Menu Items at Atchafalaya

Going for the 1st time next week - any recommendations?

Apr 21, 2011
wilson in New Orleans

Asheville Barbecue and Southern Cooking

Thanks for the comments... will definitely give HomeGrown and Luella's a try.

Apr 20, 2011
wilson in Southeast

Asheville Barbecue and Southern Cooking

Any recent reviews or general thoughts on the following:

1. Luella's Bar-B-Que

2. Barbecue Inn

3. Tupelo Honey vs. HomeGrown (in general, and specifically the fried chicken)

Thanks!

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Barbecue Inn
1341 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806

Tupelo Honey Cafe
12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801

Apr 14, 2011
wilson in Southeast

Archibald's Bar-B-Que

Any recent reports on Archibald's? And can anybody tell me if they are open for lunch on Wed. or Thurs.? Thanks.

Apr 14, 2011
wilson in Central South

Parkway Bakery

Good info - thanks. We'd be driving from the CBD area.

Sep 25, 2010
wilson in New Orleans

FQ/CBD Sports Bar?

Great info - thanks!

Sep 21, 2010
wilson in New Orleans

FQ/CBD Sports Bar?

Will be there in a couple weeks and need a recommendation in the FQ/CBD area for watching the Saints and Ryder Cup on Sunday afternoon - any suggestions? Thanks.

Sep 20, 2010
wilson in New Orleans

Parkway Bakery

Is this place as good as advertised? What kind of neighborhood is it in?

Sep 20, 2010
wilson in New Orleans

Need Weekend Trip Recs

I'll be heading to NOLA for an LSU game weekend this fall with a group of 7-8 and I need some fairly specific recommendations for each meal, as follows:

Fri Lunch - Nothing too fancy or huge since we'll probably be eating a pretty big dinner at a nicer place that evening. Bayona or August maybe? Or what about Cochon Butcher, if we go with a little more casual/quicker option?

Fri Dinner - Emerils, Delmonico, August, Stella, Herbsaint have all been mentioned by the folks in our group. Other suggestions?

Sat Dinner - Need something in the FQ/CBD area, probably a little more on the casual side since we'll be getting back from Baton Rouge that evening. Bonus points for anything with a good bar and some TVs to satisfy the guys in our group who want to keep an eye on the late games or head to the bar after dinner.

Sunday - Other than Commanders Palace or Brennan's, any good brunch suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Herbsaint
701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Jul 29, 2010
wilson in New Orleans

Savannah dinner recommendation

We ended up going to Elizabeth on 37th and Vic's on the River. Vic's was good, not great, although it worked out really well given our location and itinerary that day. Both my wife and I thought Elizabeth was fantastic. I had no problems with the service - in fact, they brought me a couple of small appetizer items on the house once the waiter realized I had a shellfish allergy and couldn't share my wife's shrimp appetizer (which she said was spectacular). Everything we had there was great. The pecan pie with almonds was one of the best versions of that dessert I've had. We would definitely go back anytime we're in Savannah.

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Vic's on the River
26 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Jun 09, 2010
wilson in Southeast

Lunch recommendation between Wytheville and Roanoke

Looking for lunch suggestions along I-81 (or close by) between Wytheville and Roanoke... thanks!

Jun 09, 2010
wilson in Mid-Atlantic

Front Royal - casual dinner w/toddler

Any recommendations? Bonus points for barbecue or fried chicken, but it's not a prerequisite. Thanks in advance.

Jun 09, 2010
wilson in Mid-Atlantic

Barbecue near Lexington/Charlottesville?

Any good barbecue in the area?

Jun 02, 2010
wilson in Mid-Atlantic

Savannah dinner recommendation

Thanks for all the suggestions - I will check out everybody's recommendations and will report back on where we went.

Apr 16, 2010
wilson in Southeast

Sunday Breakfast/Brunch in French Quarter/CBD?

What's everybody's favorite spot in the FQ/CBD for Sunday breakfast/brunch? (excluding some of the more expensive Brennan's-type options) Thanks.

Apr 13, 2010
wilson in New Orleans

Savannah dinner recommendation

My wife and I are going to Savannah for the weekend for our anniversary. We're planning on dinner at Elizabeth on 37th one of the two nights. Based on previous reviews, I'm debating between Noble Fare, Sapphire Grill and Vic's on the River for the other night. Any thoughts on the best choice (or other suggestions)?

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Vic's on the River
26 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Sapphire Grill
110 W. St. Julian St., Savannah, GA 31401

Apr 13, 2010
wilson in Southeast

Barbecue Along I-59 (between Birmingham & Hattiesburg)

Thanks Littleman - great list! I'll check out the links and see what looks good. I keep hearing that Saw's in Birmingham is worth a stop.

Apr 09, 2010
wilson in Central South

Barbecue Along I-59 (between Birmingham & Hattiesburg)

I'll be driving this stretch of I-59 a couple times next week and would appreciate any suggestions for barbecue lunch stops. I've been to Dreamland, Bob Sykes, Archibald's, and Full Moon (the latter two being my favorites of the 4) and would like to try something new (unless of course those are my best options). Any suggestions?

Apr 08, 2010
wilson in Central South

Cashiers NC Barbecue

Any good barbecue joints in the Cashiers/Highlands area? Thanks!

Feb 17, 2010
wilson in Southeast

Knoxville Hotdogs?

Any recommendations for a good dog in the Knoxville area?

Feb 17, 2010
wilson in Kentucky & Tennessee

Barbecue Recommendations in Boone/Blowing Rock Area

I've been to The Woodlands in Blowing Rock and it's usually pretty good. Any other suggestions in that area? Somebody mentioned Bandana's in Boone, but I haven't tried it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Oct 13, 2009
wilson in Southeast

Kentucky Barbecue/Hotdogs

Thanks for the suggestions - I'll check them out.

Jun 02, 2009
wilson in Kentucky & Tennessee