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Jackson Hole

We were there last summer, and staying away from Mangy Moose is good advice if you want decent food.

We liked Trio, just off the square (3 ex-chefs from Snake River Grill). Sit at the bar if you want to watch the action. Great wine list.

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Trio An American Bistro
45 South Glenwood Street, Jackson, WY 83001

Jun 17, 2009
girlgourmet in Mountain States

Vinegar and Citrus Primer

You should know: rice wine vinegar has about half the acidity as the other vinegars on this list.

May 11, 2009
girlgourmet in Features

Where to buy food in Park City/Deer Valley Utah area?

Why isn't there a small market on or near Main Street? I tried to buy a hunk of cheese from the little deli just off Main street that makes great sandwiches, and they said they don't sell it because they don't have a scale! Seems like an opportunity to me...just a little market with the essentials. Just a thought.

Dec 15, 2008
girlgourmet in Southwest

Most Unique NO Restaurants

I would recommend Dick & Jenny's, near the Garden District. It's a neighborhood restaurant with upscale N.O. comfort food. Wine list might not be as exciting to you (being a Sommelier) but you can scope it out on their website. It's a hidden gem IMO. http://dickandjennys.com.

Dec 06, 2008
girlgourmet in New Orleans

Trio at Four Seasons?

Ah, found it.... thanks, singlemalt! Nice write up.

Dec 06, 2008
girlgourmet in Austin

Fearings or Pyles?

Let me clarify about the service.... it wasn't bad. It just didn't shine as much as the ambiance and food... We felt a bit rushed at one point, but that could be because we decided to turn it into an evening.... we were there for almost four hours.

I personally feel like we dropped enough money to justify the loss of table turn. But perhaps our server felt differently? They weren't busy enough to need our table anyway. I think everyone who came in was seated in a reasonable amount of time.

We weren't treated like VIPs but I didn't expect that... we're not. Just four hungry foodies who really did enjoy the evening. I just ranked the three components. I would recommend it to anyone but for the ambiance, and food first. Service was completely competent but not "spectacular."

Dec 05, 2008
girlgourmet in Dallas - Fort Worth

Trio at Four Seasons?

Hi all... thank you all for tips and comments.... Singlemalt, I did a search but didn't find a recent review. Another hint? Gulch, thanks for your opinion... I appreciate all points of view. Sounds like what we are looking for....

Dec 05, 2008
girlgourmet in Austin

Fearings or Pyles?

update: we settled on Pyles for dinner.. the restaurant was stunning.... the food was almost stunning and the service was not quite stunning. Does that make any sense?

I guess I would rate the decor tops, followed by the food, followed by the service.

I think the gazpacho foursome was the least exciting dish -- rather boring, actually... but I was floored (in a good way) by the banana empanada with bbq braised pork... oh my!

The tamal tart appetizer was enough for a complete meal. The Poblano soup.... rich and filling as well. The farmer's salad -- one dining partner ate it so slowly, relishing every bite, that our entrees were held hostage.

Wines were fabulous, and not generally available at retail... isn't that the way, eh?

Desserts weren't nearly as exciting as apps and entrees...

I'm sure that Fearings would have been equally delish.... next trip, after the bank account recovers.... thanks to all who gave advice....

Dec 04, 2008
girlgourmet in Dallas - Fort Worth

Trio at Four Seasons?

Moosy.... thank you for the info.... Good point -- "is Trio good place in general, or good place for NYE?".... Sounds like it should be on our consideration list...

Your post was very helpful.... What is (buffover) bread?

Dec 04, 2008
girlgourmet in Austin

Trio at Four Seasons?

Does anyone have any comments about Trio at the Four Seasons?

Planning a New Year's Eve Dinner (must have lobster on the menu). Open to other suggestions, too. We're a group of four, from both East Coast and West Coast.

If there is a thread you can point me to, that would work... I searched before posting but I have A.D.D. and didn't see anything on my cursory scan....

Dec 04, 2008
girlgourmet in Austin

Fearings or Pyles?

Thanks! I have loved following Pyles restaurants over the years, starting with Baby Routh's. So I think we'll go to Pyles.... appreciate the help!

Nov 21, 2008
girlgourmet in Dallas - Fort Worth

Fearings or Pyles?

Thanks for the advice, Dean....

Nov 21, 2008
girlgourmet in Dallas - Fort Worth

Fearings or Pyles?

If I could only eat at one, what would you recommend and why? Or should I extend my stay (and take out a loan (if anyone is lending these days) to do both? Coming to town and taking my brother and his lovely wife to dinner, and both of these have been on my to do list for a while. Appreciate any and all comments.

Nov 20, 2008
girlgourmet in Dallas - Fort Worth

Cantina Laredo - Boulder

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago (early 1980's?), Cantina Laredo was a small, locally owned Mexican restaurant in Dallas, TX (Addison to be more specific). It was fabulous... original, fresh and delicious.

But they either decided to start franchising themselves, or perhaps they were bought by another company that decided to franchise them after purchase. I don't know. I just know that they were our favorite Mexican restaurant in the late 1980's in Texas.

Taking great restaurants and scaling them up doesn't always work. There are Cantina Laredo restaurants from here to Florida... they are not the same as the original in Texas. Heck, the original in Texas isn't the same as the original, original anymore. I've eaten at one in Arizona and the "original" in Texas within the past year and I was disappointed with both.

And it sounds like the one in Boulder isn't worth it either. Too bad because the original was just that -- original.

Nov 16, 2008
girlgourmet in Southwest

Visiting Boulder, CO - Lunch Recommendations Needed

We loved the Sunflower Cafe (1701 Pearl St.)... Pearl St. is a must for local flavor/shopping. Cool bookstore on that street, too. Sunflower specializes in organic, American Cafe fare (we only ate breakfast there but it was so incredible, I wanted to return for lunch but ran out of time). We also like The Kitchen... a little more urban/loft feel, but quite excellent, fresh American food (the curry chicken salad with hazelnuts is delicious).

Sep 08, 2008
girlgourmet in Southwest

Park City Recommendations

Thank you palmdoc1! We found El Chubasco and loved it. The salsa bar is a trip... We'll check out your other recommendations, too. Blind Dog isn't too pricey, but we've always loved checking out local, inexpensive eateries. We tried Taste of Saigon, and thought it was delicious, too.

Aug 31, 2008
girlgourmet in Southwest

Park City Recommendations

Visiting Park City, and we're interested in the best local dives. Anything from cheap to moderate ... don't need fine dining options.

So far, we've eaten at La Casita (terrible! run by Eastern Europeans that should open a restaurant with their food, and it would probably be wonderful...but the do not know Mexican food) and Zona Rosa (not bad, but where's the heat?) and Easy Street (breakfast was good but expensive)...

Appreciate any help on any cuisine...

Aug 27, 2008
girlgourmet in Southwest

If only one dinner in Santa Fe...

Only one meal? Cafe Pasqual's, whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Aug 12, 2008
girlgourmet in Southwest

Cafe Bink

A recording says Cafe Bink is closed from August 11 through the 25th... call (480) 488-9796 to hear the details.

Aug 12, 2008
girlgourmet in Southwest

Dinner tonight Cyclo or Thai Elephant? (Phoenix)

Went to Melrose Cafe on 7th Ave. last night.... closed.... already.... it's not been cleaned out (tables pushed up against a wall), so perhaps it will reopen, but doesn't look like anyone has been in there for a while.

Jul 02, 2008
girlgourmet in Phoenix

Pizza Bianco. Worth it?

Mosaic is far superior to Sassi... Mosaic is more like Binkley's. Chef is extremely talented. Restaurant is beautiful, too. And it's 1 block from your resort.

Bianco's is special. If you're not going on a weekend night, or a night with a sports event going on downtown, you might not have to wait that long if you go early.

Jun 30, 2008
girlgourmet in Phoenix

Need Recommendations for Sante Fe NM Trip

The new Geronimo?

Jun 23, 2008
girlgourmet in Southwest

Sunday Night BBQ - Bourbon Steak, Scottsdale

Ciaogal.... nice write-up. Sounds worth checking out. I feel for the chefs having to stand in 111 weather... thank goodness it's a dry heat, eh?

Jun 23, 2008
girlgourmet in Phoenix

Need Recommendations for Sante Fe NM Trip

The Shed (near the square) for green chile enchiladas.... away from downtown is Maria's -- everything is good, especially the margaritas.... fancy? Geronimo is the most romantic restaurant I've eaten in. Cafe Pasqual is a must, but do breakfast there (just be prepared to stand in line).

Jun 17, 2008
girlgourmet in Southwest

Mediterranean near Scottsdale

All of the suggestions so far sound great... here's a couple more...

Over Easy or Orange Table for breakfast.

Cowboy Ciao for lunch or dinner. Oh, and Digestif (also from the Cowboy Ciao group) for lunch or dinner.

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Cowboy Ciao
7133 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Orange Table
7373 E Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Over Easy
4730 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Digestif
7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85351

Jun 17, 2008
girlgourmet in Southwest