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Corpus Christi Recommendations Please

Thanks Lambowner. I've read mentions on other threads of Water Street, and will keep
it in mind.

May 30, 2011
grantham in Texas

Corpus Christi Recommendations Please

My business partners and I will be in Corpus for a week in June and would appreciate fine dining recommendations. We are most interested in fresh seafood. I have not been to Corpus for years but remember Catfish Charlie's and Snoopy's Pier fondly. I have currently read reviews of Dragonfly. Is it worth a try?

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Catfish Charlie's
5830 McArdle Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Snoopy's Pier
13313 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

May 24, 2011
grantham in Texas

Durango

This is indeed an old post. While I agree that Francisco's is a decent restaurant and open many more hours than its competitors, I must disagree that the Mexican food is great. The fish specials are frequently good and the Chicken Francisco is always pleasing. I must admit I have never tried the beef there. Mexican dishes? Give them a miss.

Sep 05, 2009
grantham in Mountain States

SE Utah/SW Colorado

I basically agree with Debit NM's reviews. However, after hearing several negative reviews of Bart's New York Deli, I finally made it by. With so many great Durango restaurants, tough to make time, especially to try something with so many bad reviews. Have to agree with everyone else. Nothing there, to my palate, that compares, much less rivals, anything in Durango, much less NYC.

I have to agree with the positive review of Cosmo's, also of Hamilton Chop House, for the views, beef, and especially seafood.

Must respectfully disagree about the Ore House, which I deem only mediocre beef dishes, and Mutu's, which is mediocre Italian, at best.

Aug 30, 2009
grantham in Mountain States

General wine question. I should know this but give me a break I'm 19

PLEASE DON'T DRINK CHARDONNAY AT ALL

Aug 19, 2009
grantham in Wine

Which Food Magazine Do You Love???

In a contest between Bon Appetit or Gourmet, I would choose Gourmet.

More satisfactory, in my mind, these days are Saveur and The Art of Eating by
Edward Behr.

Aug 12, 2009
grantham in Food Media & News

Honeymoon in Italy in Sept: need recs & feedback, please!

We were in Lucca in July and had lunch at Buca di San Antonio without reservations.
Especially notable were the papparadelle with rabbit sauce, pasta pesto, and pasta with wild boar sauce.

On a day when we didn't enter the walled city, we found Restaurant Damiani, listed in Michelin. Again, we had no reservations. We were more than satisfied with this restaurant choice and surprised at the freshness of the seafood on the menu. The sea bass stands out in my mind, as well as the warm octopus salad, to name just two. The pastas we sampled were also excellent.

Aug 08, 2009
grantham in Italy

Praiano...Amalfi Coast

In Positano, we have always enjoyed La Cambusa, Chez Black and Buca di Bacco, all on the beach, for fresh seafood and pasta dishes. A fun dish at La Cambusa is translatedk on their English menu as, "big shrimp and small tomatoes," while the seafood soup at Chez Black is always memorable.

Aug 08, 2009
grantham in Italy

McDonalds "Angus" burger

While not exactly referencing the Angus burger, we just returned from a European trip and were interested to find they offer free wi-fi in McDonalds in France and also sell beer.

Didn't try burgers. Can't comment.

Aug 08, 2009
grantham in Chains

Favorite Books about Food

While my favorites are most likely books by Calvin Trillin and MFK Fisher, my recent favorite -- the one I am reading even now -- is The Basque Kitchen by Gerald Hirigoyen. As we will be in the Basque country in two weeks, I appreciate both the brief introduction to Basque history and his description of traditional Basque cuisine.

Hirigoyen has two restaurants in San Francisco.

Jun 15, 2009
grantham in Food Media & News

Back to Positano

The memorable dish for us, even after 18 years, is the dish translated into English as "large shrimp and small tomatoes" at La Cambusa in Positano. This is a pasta glistening with olive oil and ripe cherry tomatoes with langoustine. It has been consistent ever since.

Another standout is the fish soup at Chez Black, also on the beach in Positano. While not actually a soup, it is a a large serving of mixed fish/shellfish in a tomatoey broth.

We are envious, as Positano is one of our favorite places in Italy.

Jun 15, 2009
grantham in Italy

LA ROCHELLE RECOMMENDATIONS?

Thanks for the info CJT. We look forward to experiencing those sites.

May 24, 2009
grantham in France

LA ROCHELLE RECOMMENDATIONS?

Sounds great Randy B. Thanks for the reply. We are anxious to try the restaurant based upon your recommendation, but probably will not be staying at the hotel, as we have a rental reserved in La Rochelle. How far is Rochefort from La Rochelle?

May 24, 2009
grantham in France

Pagosa Springs/Durango/Pueblo CO

I would agree with Claire about East by Southwest for sushi/sushimi, as well as cooked dishes at dinner. The place directly across College Drive is called Sushitarian, which also satisfies. Gazpacho's is good Mexican fare, as is Tequila's on Main Avenue. Kennebec Cafe, with its newly enlarged space, is also worth a visit for Mediterranean fare, although approximately a 10-minute drive west of town. No mention of dining in Durango could be complete without mention of Hamilton Chop House at Tamarron Resort. Great wild game and seafood.

Would have to respectfully disagree about Carver's, as the prevalent taste there has always seemed to be cardboard, although beer lovers seem to have found their niche.

I understand Wednesday through Friday afternoon, Chuck Norton has appetizers at his Highway 3 restaurant, including oysters on the half shell.

I would recommend breakfast at Christina's, west of town, for breakfast, especially if they still offer the fish and egg daily specials.

Have a great visit!

May 13, 2009
grantham in Southwest

LA ROCHELLE RECOMMENDATIONS?

Our first trip to La Rochelle will be this June. We wonder if anyone could offer us must-not-be-missed recommendations. Thanks!

May 13, 2009
grantham in France

Does Anyone Have Cherbourg recs? Second Plea

I wonder if anyone could enlighten us about restaurants in Cherbourg. We will be there in July. Cafe de Paris and the restaurant in Hotel Mercure are old friends. Any place that we shouldn't miss? Thanks!

May 13, 2009
grantham in France

Cherbourg, France

Visiting Cherbourg in June and July, 2009, coming and going on the
QM2. What restaurants must we not miss?

May 07, 2009
grantham in France

BYOB in Denver?

Have you researched this, Claire?

Mar 19, 2009
grantham in Mountain States

Italy Honeymoon End of May

In Positano, where we also spent our Honeymoon 18 years ago, we would recommend the restaurants on the beach. Fresh seafood. Restaurants Cambusa and Chez Black.

Mar 19, 2009
grantham in Italy

gordon ramsay doesn't swear that much

I dare say in a swearing contest, Anthony Bourdain would wear the crown. What a distinction!

Mar 19, 2009
grantham in Food Media & News

ICA: Flay v. Kinch (Battle Cabbage)

Fun episode. I always miss Jeffrey. Attire of judges isn't incredibly important to me.

Mar 19, 2009
grantham in Food Media & News

The case against "foodie"

Excuse me in advance for resurrecting my pet peeve, which is "healthful" vs. "healthy," but I still cringe when someone describes food, rather than a person or lifestyle, as "healthy."
I take no offense, however, at being called a foodie. I dare say it is a personal preference.
Have to admit I take offense at anyone being called a douche!

Feb 17, 2009
grantham in Food Media & News

top 10 food shows of 2009?

Iron Chef America
Lidia's Italy

reruns of Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen

Feb 06, 2009
grantham in Food Media & News

Rude guests bringing wine - should I have served it?

I didn't know Mateus still existed.

Feb 06, 2009
grantham in Not About Food

Do you use cloth napkins?

Yes, we use them in our home for dining, and paper cocktail napkins.

Feb 06, 2009
grantham in Not About Food

Why do most people like Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme Donuts

As I heard on a rerun of Sex & The City the other night, it is because of the glaze.

Feb 06, 2009
grantham in Chains

ISO pairing with pork, fennel seed, garlic & red chilies

I would agree with prior postings that you have a plethora of options. For this dish, I would agree with Brad Ballinger, that Sangiovese would be a nice complement. One of my favorite wines for pairing with pork and chiles, et cetera, is a Spanish Rioja -- perhaps a Marques de Caceres.
A white wine would not "cut it" for me.

Jan 24, 2009
grantham in Wine

Tasting Menu Las Vegas

No surprise that I would disagree with the Rosemary's recommendation. Not only is it off the strip, inconsistent quality, and recently there are many recent posts about declining service.

Dec 21, 2008
grantham in Southwest

What would you consider as the best Country for eating?

France and Italy are the top contenders in my book. When in Italy for a week, we miss France. When in southeast France, a bowl of pasta sounds incredibly inviting. One trip to Europe, we drove back and forth between Piedmont and France. I thought the French put more effort into sauces and transformation of ingredients; Italy's food was more simple and traditional, which my wife preferred. Just to confuse the issue, when we were headed north, the menus were becoming alpine and simpler and less interesting.

Dec 21, 2008
grantham in General Topics

2 Buck Chuck . . . @ Trader Joes

How right you are, Wineglas! Every Columbia Crest wine I have imbibed has been extremely quaff-able. Quite the bargain. The last time I actually tried Two Buck Chuck was at the party of a realtor. We won't be purchasing anything from her.

Dec 11, 2008
grantham in Wine