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NE/SE Portland ISO Good Cocktails and Allow Kids

Hey all -

Another trip to Portland this weekend. Staying just off Mississippi in Boise Elliot area again. This time dragging an 8 yr and 13 yr old along with all the adults. Looking for places that have great cocktails and/or wine but also allow kids. Not a beer fan so don't need breweries. Good food is also a plus, but we could always eat elsewhere (no lack of good food around).

Also does anyone know if the places on distillery row allow kids? We were thinking of stopping by while out and about.

Thanks!
BorntoEat

May 21, 2015
BorntoEat in Metro Portland

Best weeknight bars for music and really good, craft drinks (Magazine Street or near garden district)

Hi all,

So the parents are coming with to New Orleans and said they would watch the child a couple nights so the wife and I can go out for drinks and music at an actual bar. With no kids. Wow.

We like really quality drinks (can't do the cheap alcohol or corn syrup anymore) and good music (jazz, zydeco, anything lively) and don't need anyplace scene-y (married, not looking, no longer in my 30s).

Staying in the Garden District - could walk to magazine street or cab anyplace else close-ish. No smoking would be a big plus if possible.

Thanks for any recs!

Apr 02, 2015
BorntoEat in New Orleans

Best French Quarter Festival Food

Any suggestions on not to miss food at the French Quarter Festival? Any tips on visiting FQF with an 8 year old? Good places to hang out (any shade?). Will be taking the streetcar from the Garden District on Sunday (planning to get there early) and maybe saturday as well.

Thanks!

Apr 02, 2015
BorntoEat in New Orleans

ISO good take out/bring in food for dinners

Thank you Hungry Celeste! I am sure we will want to mix it up with pizza one night for sure.

The location of our house is near St Charles and Jackson if anyone wants to comment on take out and stores within walking distance or directly on the streetcar line.

Apr 01, 2015
BorntoEat in New Orleans

ISO good take out/bring in food for dinners

Hiya hounders,

I will be visiting Nola for the first time ever, accompanied by a motley multigenerational crew of family (grandparents down to an 8 year old). We are all WAY into food, even the kid, and will be eating out a bunch (questions on this in a later post). However, also looking for good food to pick up and take in for dinners back at the house we are renting in the Garden District. Given long days, group size and age range may want to just come home, make a salad and chill some nights.

Recs for places to pick up togo or places to get great ingrediants to do easy cooking at the house? We will have a car and will be out and about sightseeing during the days so can source from whereever. Like all food but especially interested in seafood, local stuff not going to get in the northwest (cajun, bbq, fried chicken even) and just good grub. The kind of places you go when you think, "i just don't feel like cooking tonight, let's bring something in".

Thanks all!
Borntoeat

Apr 01, 2015
BorntoEat in New Orleans

Curried Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Tofu

Mar 22, 2015
BorntoEat in Recipes

ISO: chinese (or other asian) restaurants open on Christmas day

Hey chowhounds: Planning to hit a movie and go out for chinese food on Christmas Day. Open to thai or vietnamese as well. Any ideas who is open and recs?

Thanks!
BorntoEat

Dec 08, 2014
BorntoEat in Greater Seattle

Drinking and Eating in Ballard-Fremont area

Wasn't there a ballard based seafood bar that made it onto the recent Seattle Met mag best of list? Can't remember the name. Anybody know what I am talking about?

Oct 30, 2014
BorntoEat in Greater Seattle

Drinking and Eating in Ballard-Fremont area

We love Hazelwood! Forgot about that place. Liking the idea of Ocho! Thanks!

Oct 30, 2014
BorntoEat in Greater Seattle

Drinking and Eating in Ballard-Fremont area

Yes! Freeballing it is! Love it. And thanks to all for the suggestions.

Oct 30, 2014
BorntoEat in Greater Seattle

Drinking and Eating in Ballard-Fremont area

The wife and I find ourselves sans child from mid-afternoon Saturday until late Saturday night. Of course we could get projects done but would much rather spend the time eating and drinking our way through largely child free bars and restos. We were thinking that Ball-Free (my new moniker for Ballard Fremont area) would be a good area to walk, window shop, eat and drink. Recs for great places to grab a cocktail/wine, a nosh and then head on down the road for more of the same? Thinking small plates, apps rather than a full sit down meal. Like Revel in Fremont, Golden Beetle in Ballard but would love some new places.

Thanks for ideas! Or if you have a neighborhood you'd suggest instead let us know.

Oct 29, 2014
BorntoEat in Greater Seattle

NE or SE Portland date night (plus other meal recs and beer)??

Coming to Portland for a few nights with extended family and staying in roughly the Alberta Arts district in NE Portland. Grandparents will watch the kid for a night so we can have a date night out. Would love a place that isn't super casual but also not stuffy, has great drinks (or a good place for a cocktail near by), great wine list and really good food in NE or SE Portland. Like all types of food so tell me your favorites!

Also any recs for good lunch places or casual dinners in the area? Usually hit food truck pods, Pok Pok and that great ice cream place in Alberta Arts district. Always open to new places.

And lastly, good beer places that allow kids in that area and also have decent food. My dad really loves beer and would like to take him to a couple breweries or a pub that has a great selection on tap.

Thanks hounds!
BorntoEat

Jun 16, 2014
BorntoEat in Metro Portland

ISO great beer, good food and Kid friendly!

No kids allowed at the Columbia City Alehouse or at The Beer Junction so far as I know. :(

Sep 17, 2013
BorntoEat in Greater Seattle

ISO great beer, good food and Kid friendly!

Hiya hounds -

My dad is visiting for his birthday and the man loves beer. I'd love to find a spot that has a great selection of beers on tap, good food but is also OK for the kiddos. I live in Columbia City but am totally good making a destination trek for the right place. We found lots of places like this in Portland (or food pods with beer trucks) but I'm drawing a blank for local spots.
Cider on tap is a plus as I like the beer but it doesn't like me.

Thanks for suggestions!
BorntoEat

Sep 17, 2013
BorntoEat in Greater Seattle

North County Recs needed!! (Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach etc etc)

Oops, forgot. Also need a place for lunch when we arrive on Saturday. Someplace that just really says "you are in San Diego" that we can hit between the airport and Encinitas or the environs. And that won't have a crazy wait for five people who will be pretty hungry and ready to soak in some sun.

Aug 21, 2013
BorntoEat in San Diego

North County Recs needed!! (Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach etc etc)

Heading to North County San Diego for a week with family and friends so of course turning to chowhounds for the best recs. We are staying between Encinitas and Carlsbad (Leucadia?) and plan to pretty much hang up that way. We've been to San Diego proper lots of times and love the food but thought we would try something different. Mainly just hanging at the beaches, eating, doing a little sightseeing, eating, walking, eating some more... My perfect trip.

Any can't misses welcome. Definately need to eat Mexican as Seattle is deficient in this area. Also sushi (though the place needs to have some rolls to please our friends). Seafood? Fish tacos? Pizza? Donuts? Ice cream/shave ice/anything cold? Great drinks? Funky, very SoCal places? Good coffee? Honestly we just like good food.

We are four adults and one seven year old. The seven year old can be taken anyplace though i'm not planning on super fancy meals. Don't need "kid friendly" as in crappy food but they don't glare at children. We will be spending a day at Lego Land and maybe a day at the Safari Park (in which case I really want to try the Snowball shaved ice place). Also we will hit the Leucadia Farmers Market as I love me some farmers. Uh, produce and juices.

Thanks for suggestions!

BorntoEat

Aug 21, 2013
BorntoEat in San Diego

Meals near Vancouver General Hospital

Thank you so much. Elysian for coffee for sure. Kirin or Dynasty for dim sum on sunday morning. Peaceful noodles or sushi in the area for lunch perhaps. or takeout from whole foods back to the hotel late at night.

any other night time offerings? the wife of our friend mentioned a drink after leaving the hospice. catus club as mentioned? anyplace else? doesn't matter if expensive. i'd pay a load to take her to a nice place and buy her a good drink.

Meals near Vancouver General Hospital

Obviously I'm not thinking clearly. We will need lunch as well when we arrive and the dinner will be late so anyplace open after 9pm would be great. We love chinese, sushi, dim sum (prob will try that sunday morning maybe)...honestly we just like good food. Also any good bars/lounges open late in the area? I will probably want a drink after the visit - just being honest here. And good coffee needed for sure in the morning.

Thanks for any help.

Meals near Vancouver General Hospital

Heading up from Seattle at the last minute to visit a friend in the hospital. Staying at the Holiday Inn on Broadway right near Vancouver General. Ideas for good dinner and breakfast/coffee nearby? Walking distance preferred but close drive OK too.

Thanks!
BorntoEat

Beasleys chicken brunch Raleigh

Was planning to go to beasleys after a trip to the museum tomorrow. But sad to see it is brunch on Saturday. I really wanted their regular food. Do they offer the regular meals (fried chicken) as well at brunch? If not is there anyplace good nearby that isn't brunch on Saturday?? Thanks!

Jun 21, 2013
BorntoEat in Southeast

Raleigh state farmers market?

We always stop at the big agricultural state farmers market outside of Raleigh on the way to the coast. Usually traveling on a Saturday but this year we will be leaving on a Sunday. Is the market as good on Sunday as Saturday? We could go Saturday instead but would have to keep everything in coolers until Sunday as will be in a hotel. So please advise! Thank you!

Jun 21, 2013
BorntoEat in Southeast

Needs recs for Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area - fun, regional meals!

That is my #1 choice for downtown lunch. The only issue is that they don't take reservations and we have 9 people. Maybe at an off time like 11am or 4pm??

Jun 10, 2013
BorntoEat in Southeast

Needs recs for Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area - fun, regional meals!

Mandolin vs Elaine's???

Jun 10, 2013
BorntoEat in Southeast

Needs recs for Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area - fun, regional meals!

We are heading to Emerald Isle so YES any bbq or other good grub on the way would be appreciated. We are traveling on a sunday which way affect things though (in terms of places being open).

Jun 09, 2013
BorntoEat in Southeast

Needs recs for Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area - fun, regional meals!

For the birthday dinner I would say regional, farm to table type food is #1 in a nice setting. Something that "says" NC at its best. Nothing white-haired but we don't need a 20something type of vibe either.

Jun 07, 2013
BorntoEat in Southeast

Needs recs for Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area - fun, regional meals!

Kids won't be in on the nice meal thanks to grandparent babysitters. But in general the kids are used to eating out at adult type places and I always have a pbj handy just in case :)
Love all the suggestions. Any BBQ other than Allen and sons?

Jun 07, 2013
BorntoEat in Southeast

Needs recs for Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area - fun, regional meals!

I always hate it when someone throws out a wide range question like mine so I will say first off that i did search threads but got a little overwhelmed and thought i would just ask you fine folks for suggestions.

Coming to the R-D-CH area for a few days on the way to the beach. Know it's a big area but we will make plans based on our stomachs. We are staying near Brier Creek which is pretty close to most things I think. Have been a few times before but it's been awhile.

Looking for one nice birthday meal (interesting food, full bar a plus, regional NC or southern also good) and some other can't miss more casual places for lunch and dinner. We are coming from Seattle so don't necessarily need alot of food we can get here (which is mainly Asian fusion) - that said Lucha Tigre in CH sounds pretty awesome so I wouldn't totally count it out. We also love food trucks, farmer's markets etc.

Places that i can remember we've visited and liked: Gugglehuphs, Loco Pops, Elaines, Allen and Sons, the big market at the fair grounds (go every trip), some great Indian place (white table cloths but in a strip mall?), and some great Greek place (also in a strip mall - real specific huh?).

We will definately be going to the Natural History museum one day so lunch or big breakfast near there? Also any places that have live music that are kid friendly? Or good outdoor events June 20-23rd??

A few names that seemed bandied around the lists were Mandolin, Hayes Barton Cafe, Dames, Scratch and Loaf, Merrits Grill, Lantern and Choland.

Thanks!
BorntoEat

Jun 06, 2013
BorntoEat in Southeast

Need dinner recs - Ballard, Queen Anne, Fremont area

Thank you SO much for your thorough recs. We don't have any price limitations for our evening but appreciate your attention to including a variety of options. I think we'll try for walrus and staple or whale wins. I LOVED the old joule but am less impressed by their current steakhouse menu. Bastille intrigues me though esp given the HTCAW and Campagne cred. Will take a good look. Thanks again for all your time and consideration.

Mar 07, 2013
BorntoEat in Greater Seattle

Need dinner recs - Ballard, Queen Anne, Fremont area

Living in the south end of Seattle, Ballard and its environs sometime feel like a world away. Especially when you have a kid and "an evening out" needs to end by 9pm. So imagine my glee at having an offer for a playdate that happens to coincide with our anniversary. The "date" will happen just south of the Ballard Bridge this Saturday night and I need some recs. Only place we've been up that way recently is Revel. Ages ago been to Volterra and La Carta. So what is new/good and workable on a Saturday night. We'll be free from around 4:30-9pm.
Also good drinks are a plus as I love me some mixology.
Thanks in advance!
BorntoEat

Mar 04, 2013
BorntoEat in Greater Seattle

Date night out pacific beach/la jolla.

Hi hounders! Heading to San Diego tomorrow for five
Nights with my partner, six year old and the grandparents. Staying in a vrbo in
North pacific beach. Found good recs on the board for casual places in the area. Can't wait!
Also need a rec for an adult date dinner out as grandParents have offered to
Childsit. We love sushi, farm to table, fancy drinks and interesting grounded food.
We have a car but would like to spend more time celebrating and less time driving.

Also any farmers market recs? We love north park but won't necessarily
Be up that way this
Trip.
Mahalo!
Borntoeat

Aug 25, 2012
BorntoEat in San Diego