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Rush Limbaugh: Tracie McMillan Is a Food Justice Slut

This headline is getting people off the topic at hand. I don't think he called her a slut, he just insinuates that she's "one of those women" in that disgusted tone, as if education is the worst thing ever.

Mar 07, 2012
MissLori in Features

Can we eat well in Paris without reservations?

Thank you! I can't wait! Lots more research to do though.

Feb 11, 2012
MissLori in France

Can we eat well in Paris without reservations?

As I mentioned in my original post, all the reviews I was seeing showed pretty much every restaurants with at least 4 stars, and I was temporarily lulled into believing they were really all that good. I have seen the error of my ways.

Feb 10, 2012
MissLori in France

What edibles or food related items do you bring home from a visit to Paris?

Before I read this thread, I was planning on using the smallest of luggage for my first trip to Paris. Now, I'm considering taking Tupperware and cooler bags with me to bring home all the goodies! And I also love perfumes, so I have to find space for all those I buy as well. I am in trouble....

Feb 08, 2012
MissLori in France

Can we eat well in Paris without reservations?

I'm glad I asked! I am wondering now though -- is it the custom to make reservations at ALL eating establishments, or just certain types of restaurants? And does this apply to all meals, or just dinner?

Feb 08, 2012
MissLori in France

Can we eat well in Paris without reservations?

This is my first trip to Paris and I've been restaurant reading reviews on TripAdvisor. It seems that most restaurants are rated at 4 out of 5 stars, more so that any other city I've visited in the US. Because we weren't planning on spending over $100 for the two of us for most of our meals, we thought we'd be able to just stroll until we got hungry, then check the posted menus and pick a little bistro or cafe since they are apparently mostly very good. But... I'm having second thoughts on this plan and am thinking that the same people who eat at bad restaurants in the US and love them are also reviewing restaurants in Paris. :)

So...do you think the quality of most places to eat in Paris is really that exceptional that we will not be disappointed by the no reservations approach? Or should I rethink this strategy?
Thank you!

Feb 08, 2012
MissLori in France

Paris with an adventurous eater and a very picky eater. Please help.

We will be in Paris for 5 nights in May. I will try any food, and look forward to dining in Paris. My boyfriend is an extremely picky eater (very meat and potatoes guy. He dislikes all seafood and most vegetables.) I would appreciate some suggestions for places to dine where I can enjoy wonderful food and wine, and he can have a basic steak or chicken meal. We'd like to keep the dinner tab under $100 most nights, less for lunch. We are staying in the 5th district, near the Sorbonne.
Thanks!

Jan 29, 2012
MissLori in France

Old Orchard Beach to Bethel -- any lunch recs?

We've decided last minute to venture off the Maine Coast and up towards Bethel to see some more foliage and a bit of the White Mountains scenery. We're still trying to figure out our route up and back now, but thought I'd ask if anyone had any recommendations for places to eat along the way? We will likely try to include Sebago Lake and/or Moose Pond in our driving route, and may head a bit into NH if we think we have time.
Thanks!

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White Mountain Cafe
212 Main St, Gorham, NH 03581

Sep 30, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Beyond lobster -- what else is good?

We are starting in OOB and will be traveling up the coast to Bar Harbor over the course of a week. And eating all along the way. I'm sure we can find great seafood and non-seafood based on all the great restaurant recommendations here. But I just like to get an idea what people eat in Maine that's unique to other places (like the Midwest). Things like whoopie pies and lobster rolls and brown bread in a can. Things that someone from Maine couldn't find if they moved away. Those are the things I'd like to sample. Thanks again!

Sep 20, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Beyond lobster -- what else is good?

Are there any other non-seafood specialties of the area? Sandwiches maybe, or other dishes more unique to Maine? I've got a non-seafood eater traveling with me.

Sep 20, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Restaurants everyone loves--except you

Apparently not a popular opinion, but i love Babbo. Everything I've had there every time has been consistently delicious, and the service always wonderful. And they have a dessert there that is one of the best I've ever eaten -- Mascapone Maple Cheesecake. Love, love, love.

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Sep 18, 2011
MissLori in Manhattan

Primo in Maine

I'm still curious to hear more recommendations on what is highly recommended on the menu. We have reservations in early October.

Sep 15, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Maine Lobster Rolls

That looks delicious! How were the clams?

Aug 11, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Maine Lobster Rolls

I am interested in trying Red's food, but don't want to stand in a huge line to do it. Do things slow down there the first week in Oct?

Aug 08, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Lobster rolls -- hot with butter, or cold with mayo?

Honestly, when I originally posted it, I though hot or cold were the choices, and have since learned that the ones with butter are actually cold lobster also.

Jul 26, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Restaurants everyone loves--except you

Lombardi's Pizza. It shows up on nearly every list of pizza one must try in NYC, and we did. Nothing special. Probably my least favorite of all the pizza I've tried while in New York.

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Lombardi's
32 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Jul 21, 2011
MissLori in Manhattan

Beyond lobster -- what else is good?

Church suppers here in the Midwest are so different! Lots of pies and crumbles, potato casserole with the corn flakes on top, sloppy joes...stuff like that. I am intrigued with your brown bread in a can, especially now that it was a mystery basket ingredient on "Chopped" recently. Can I buy this at a grocery store somewhere? I'm thinking I need to pack light so as to bring home cans of bread and beans!

Jul 20, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Cold River Vodka

How is the wine? Not a whiskey drinker, but I do enjoy vodka so was intrigued to find out there is some locally-made.

Jul 18, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Cold River Vodka

Irwin -- is the quality of the vodka inconsistent? Or were you referring to the availability of it in restaurants/bars?

Jul 18, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Cold River Vodka

Does this fit within the Chowhound confines? I want to here what you all think about Maine's potato vodka, both regular and blueberry. It's pricey, so need to know how it is before I bring it home.

Jul 17, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Lobster rolls -- hot with butter, or cold with mayo?

I'll be in Maine in early Oct, so I'm hoping that the lines aren't so bad.

Jul 16, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Beyond lobster -- what else is good?

I'll look for steamer clams when I'm in Bar Harbor. Will they be available in Oct, or are they a seasonal thing?

Jul 16, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Beyond lobster -- what else is good?

Hopefully Moxie isn't as bad as the soda we tried in Puerto Rico - Malta. Blech.

Jul 15, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Beyond lobster -- what else is good?

That sounds kind of weird, but will look for it! Thanks. I hear there is also an odd-tasting soda called Moxie.

Jul 14, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Coastal Maine -- Old Orchard Beach to Bar Harbor -- what not to miss?

Thanks for all the info, inbox. Honestly, we are just staying in OOB because we found a cute hotel right on the ocean. We'll likely spend more time up in Portland in the 2 days we stay there. Any suggestions on breakfast there though?

Jul 14, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Beyond lobster -- what else is good?

I am already drooling at the thought of eating Maine lobster, having a lobster roll or two, and maybe some Maine blueberries (if they are still around) when I visit the coast in early October.

BUT -- any other local specialties I should be aware of? What's exceptionally good? Local beers? Dishes unique to Maine? Local food products I should look for at the grocery store?

I'll be in OOB, then up the coast to Bar Harbor, so I have a lot of ground to cover and a lot of meals and snacks to consume in 6 days!

Jul 14, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Lobster rolls -- hot with butter, or cold with mayo?

I don't know about the hot/cold theory, but I do know that I will have to try both!

Jul 13, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Blueberries in October?

I will be in Maine (OOB up to Bar Harbor) the first week of October. Are fresh blueberries still available then? I'd really like to sample some of the local specialties.

Jul 12, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Lobster rolls -- hot with butter, or cold with mayo?

I emailed Red's and they are open until Columbus Day. Looking forward to it!

Jul 12, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England

Lobster rolls -- hot with butter, or cold with mayo?

I think the butter is on the side, and you can dip or pour a bit at at time.

Jul 12, 2011
MissLori in Northern New England