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Oprah's Show on Past Life Regression and Phobias with Food..

Went to a book signing yesterday for James Van Praagh and the first thing when he shook my hand..he said "Wow..you have some of the best energy I have ever seen"..
"Have we met before" all I could think of was this post and I started laughing..

Bermuda

Nothing like being in Bermuda at the Mandarin Oriental and having some of the best seafood at Mickey's..sometimes we would anchor off elbow beach and swim in for drinks..

Fed up with food magazines

I receive "Fine Cooking" magazine as well and LOVE it!
Gourmet has taken a different path since Ruth came aboard...imo..very staid.

www.finecooking.com

Hot Fudge Sundae - SD County

Sammy's Pizza makes one hell of a hot fudge sundae..

www.sammyspizza.com

Jun 21, 2008
Condiment Queen in California

Palm Springs Restaurant Week recs?

Le Vallauris is one of my all time favorite restaurants in Palm Springs..gorgeous setting and the food and wine list are to die for!

Jun 19, 2008
Condiment Queen in California

San Diego Fish/Seafood Help

I enjoy Bay Park Fish Company in Clairemont, off Morena..behind Baci's.
Cheap and good..

www.bayparkfishco.com

Jun 19, 2008
Condiment Queen in California

San Diego County Fair

I was there and the Guess Who rocked!
When American Women started to play, the crowd went nuts..
I didn't see a wheelchair ramp to the stage but those old guys were solid and I have never seen a 'oversized' drummer before..
Had several beers, a turkey corn dog and had a fab time!

User stats

"It's not a numbers game -- we'd prefer you recognize your fellow hounds for the quality and not the quantity of their posts"

Well said, Jacquilynne!

Jun 19, 2008
Condiment Queen in Site Talk

when your spouse is out of town,

My SO is leaving for 3 days to Vegas in late July for a conference and I am beyond giddy..
It's like the parents are out of town..is this a normal way to feel?
Should I just buy really expensive wine & champagne and over-indulge with lobster tails and eat and drink like a rock star?
Why am I asking..I think I know the answer.. ; )

Jun 18, 2008
Condiment Queen in Home Cooking

Best Mexican food in the OC

Most of my relatives lived on Lido and Balboa Island and we would always go to El Ranchito..
I don't know if its the best but I've sure had some of my best Mex. there..

www.avilaselranchito.net

Israeli Wine

I have had great luck with Herzog Wine..

www.herzogwinecellars.com

Jun 18, 2008
Condiment Queen in Wine

What goes with Al Green???

Can I be your date...I can get us backstage..I'll buy the drinks.. ; )

Will be in PHX for 4 nights in July, where to eat?

Didn't they know I was coming... :(
Thanks so much for letting me know..can't really say I blame them.

Jun 18, 2008
Condiment Queen in Southwest

User stats

I am a Stats fanatic and was wondering the same for Chowhound..

Jun 18, 2008
Condiment Queen in Site Talk

Value-priced wines under $10?

Great list Jason!

Jun 18, 2008
Condiment Queen in Wine

Will be in PHX for 4 nights in July, where to eat?

We'll be at the Phoenician for 4 nights too for 4th of July weekend and everyone has given you great advice..
Love Binkley's in Cave Creek..
Carolina's for dive mex but damn good stuff...Z tejas grill and the Tee Pee was always a fav..
I am a Durant's gal...love this place.
It's been awhile but had good meals at Tomaso's

Jun 18, 2008
Condiment Queen in Southwest

How much tip do u give?

Amen...

Restaurant suggestion for Kennebunkport

San Diego gal that went to Kennebunkport last September and I gotta say that I want to have a second home in Maine in Kennebunkport..incredible place..so much lobster, blueberry ice cream and pie, seafood chowder..I was in heaven..
We stayed at the White Barn Inn which is over the top luxury romance and food..
Mabel's lobster claw and On the Marsh were excellent but I am sure you will get better advice for people that go all the time.
You are going to have so much fun!

What goes with Al Green???

This man rocks my world and I suggest either Biff's or Sultan's but its not super cheap but really good and close to the Sony Centre.

weekend in La Jolla

Tapenade
Nine Ten
George's Modern
Trattoria Acqua
Crab Catcher on the patio more casual but good seafood
Sky Room at La V

Roppongi blows for any type of anniversary dinner (only app's at 50%) and Bernard at the Marine Room has been a good friend for a very long time but I am just so not into it..

Alfonso's and Jose Court Room for carne asada and Bahia Don Bravo in Bird Rock/LJ for fish tacos..

You did state LJ only..

Jun 18, 2008
Condiment Queen in California

Guy Savoy-Wonderful/L'Astrance-Weak

Thanks for your take on L'Astrance and Guy Savoy..
Lunch at Guy Savoy sounds like the ticket..the artichoke soup sounds fab!

Jun 18, 2008
Condiment Queen in France

The Review: Three Fine Dining Nights in Vegas (VERY Long!)

Outstanding Report EJS!

Jun 17, 2008
Condiment Queen in Las Vegas

Need Recs for LaQuinta/Palm Desert

Rendezvous to Desert Sage last week for dinner..chilean sea bass was outstanding and the Blankiet Estate Cab was one of the best wines I have ever had.
Thank's so much for your suggestion!

Jun 17, 2008
Condiment Queen in California

A horrible experience at Kafe Yen in Pacific Beach

La Costa Spa & Resort uses a lot of sliced cucumbers with their water..

Cucumber-flavored water? No cucumber slice?
I want to see the cucumber in my water vs. thinking my water is infused with some flavored crap.

Jun 17, 2008
Condiment Queen in California

3 Fine Dining Nights in Vegas

Totally agree climberdoc..it's not the Alex I know..

Jun 16, 2008
Condiment Queen in Southwest

3 Fine Dining Nights in Vegas

I would let mgmt know...that is not fair to you or your wallet..
New tasting menu should of been dialed in..
Alex is a really good restaurant.
I look forward to your report..

Jun 16, 2008
Condiment Queen in Southwest

How important does "green" figure in your wine buying decision?

I am laughing my ass off....for one, you are brilliant in your post and orange is a good color on you!

Jun 16, 2008
Condiment Queen in Wine

3 Fine Dining Nights in Vegas

Sorry to hear about that ejs..
I don't know what our meal cost but I am sure it was in the thousands..love when someone else is picking up the tab!
Food was stellar and we had no problems..
Did you discuss your displeasure with the manager about your meal?
I have picked up the phone several times to Steve Wynn's office to let him know good or bad on issues with the hotel/restaurants and they have always been extremely receptive.
Love Binkley's and hope to be there in a couple of weeks.
How was Craftsteak and Guy Savoy?
Best to you!

Jun 16, 2008
Condiment Queen in Southwest

Where is the Amazing Coffee in San Diego/Coronado?

I so wish that Caffe Artigiano was here in San Diego..best coffee I have ever had and that includes Paris!
I can't think of any place in SD/Coronado that would even come close to that but I wish you all the best!

Jun 16, 2008
Condiment Queen in California

3 Fine Dining Nights in Vegas

Just sealed a deal for a tv commercial and the ad agency was taking us out for dinner to celebrate at Alex..
Wow..
Did the tasting menu with the pairing of wine which was exquisite.
The ambience of the room is how I would like to have my home redecorated..very elegant French with tones of New York sophistication thrown in.
Service was stellar and the food was sublime.

Jun 16, 2008
Condiment Queen in Southwest