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Honolulu fruit and lunches

Thanks all. What are the best fruits that are in season now?

Jan 14, 2009
chezball in Hawaii

Honolulu fruit and lunches

Hi!
We (myself, wife, and toddler) are going to be staying in Waikiki for a week, and wanted to gorge ourselves on tropical fruits (mangoes, durian, lychees, etc...). I imagine the area around Chinatown would be the best place to head. Can anyone recommend a few shops to go to? (closer to waikiki the better)

Also, to save money we thought eating lunch out and dinner at home would be the best (when we are not eating all that fruit for lunch) Any great cheap places to grab a bite, particularly in Waikiki, but certainly downtown as well. Willing to walk/bus it.

Thanks for your tips!

Jan 14, 2009
chezball in Hawaii

Sampling Bagels & Bialy's...

(crosspost)
I would like to take a quick tour of different "types" of bagels and bialy's. Soft, hard, dense, sweet, crusty, blistering, etc.... I am visiting New Haven right now, and was going to take a train into manhattan, but then thought it would be better to do this in Brooklyn or Queens (and go by car instead). I will be heading in tomorrow (Tues) morning.

Could you please give me your thoughts on where you would go to get the different types of bagels and bialys, preferably east of Manhattan (I know Jersey has great diversity as well, but would be a bit harder to get to), and preferably with a car friendly location?

In particular, I am really interested in some historically Jewish shops as well, but that isn't strictly necessary. Thanks for the thoughts...

Jun 16, 2008
chezball in Manhattan

Bagel & Bialy Sampling...

I would like to take a quick tour of different "types" of bagels and bialy's. Soft, hard, dense, sweet, crusty, blistering, etc.... I am visiting New Haven right now, and was going to take a train into manhattan, but then thought it would be better to do this in Brooklyn or Queens (and go by car instead). I will be heading in tomorrow (Tues) morning.

Could you please give me your thoughts on where you would go to get the different types of bagels and bialys, preferably east of Manhattan (I know Jersey has great diversity as well, but would be a bit harder to get to), and preferably with a car friendly location?

In particular, I am really interested in some historically Jewish shops as well, but that isn't strictly necessary. Thanks for the thoughts...

Jun 16, 2008
chezball in Outer Boroughs

Best Bagels around New Haven?

Hello All!
I grew up outside of New Haven, back in the 70/80's. I have been gone since then and am returning next week for a few days. Of course, I need to eat my fill of Pepe's, but I am also Jones'ing for a serious bagel. Can anyone give me a few spots to hit? Preferably within 30 minutes or so of New Haven.

On a side (I will cross post this part too). I may head to the City, maybe both (NY and Boston). So, if you have some recommendations in either place, let me know as well. It has been a long while...

Thanks everyone.

Jun 01, 2008
chezball in Southern New England

Best Prime Rib around Seattle

I have still not been to The Met or El Gaucho. The only steak house I have been to around town is Daniels. The prime rib was excellent. 9/10, but most of these really specialize in other cuts of mee, rather than rib per se. My best prime rib, which is now just an emotional perfection, was from a Chart House in Newport, RI some 20 years ago.

I can't drop $120 on dinner for myself, let alone double with my wife, on a regular basis. ;-) However, I am really after some excellent Prime Rib, and I need some serious recommendations. Of course, I understand that bumping a 9 to a 10 is really more emotional than anthying else. The ambiance, who you are with, etc... But I really want as close to perfection as possible.

Any recommendations for the perfect piece of rib? I would love to hear from you.

Apr 28, 2008
chezball in Greater Seattle