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Christmas Brunch in Delco / ChesCo / Wilmington

Thanks for the recommendation, Cindy J!

Dec 14, 2013
griffin19 in Philadelphia

Christmas Brunch in Delco / ChesCo / Wilmington

Greetings,
Any recs for brunch on Christmas Day in Southern Delco (eg, Media, Chadds Ford) or Southeastern ChesCo (eg, Kennett, West Chester) or Wilmington (eg, Wilmington proper, Hockessin, Greenville...)?

Longwood & Krazy Kats are booked. Any other ideas? Thanks!

Dec 12, 2013
griffin19 in Philadelphia

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch - Media / Chadds Ford / West Chester

Thanks, waking1, those are good recommendations!

Apr 24, 2012
griffin19 in Philadelphia

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch - Media / Chadds Ford / West Chester

Greetings Chowhounds,

Any recs for a nice place for Mother's Day champagne brunch in Media / Concordville / Glen Mills / West Chester / Chadds Ford? Can be order-from-menu or buffet. I know about the Concordville Inn. Looking for a place with a little flair, but barring that would appreciate any recommendations. Prefer a place with a liquor license but would consider byob. Thanks so much!

Apr 23, 2012
griffin19 in Philadelphia

Pumpkin Martinis - or other fall specialty drinks - in Media

At Stephen's we only had a few apps and moved on to Azie for dinner, but the apps were decent. Had philly cheesesteak egg rolls and I forget the other one! I'd give them a B+/A-.

Oct 17, 2011
griffin19 in Philadelphia

Pumpkin Martinis - or other fall specialty drinks - in Media

I called a bunch of Media restaurants on 10/8 and was lucky to get the owner of Stephen's on State on the phone - they went out and bought the fixin's and had two recipes to choose from by the time we arrived! They were delicious, and I imagine they'll be making them all during the fall season, if anyone's interested. Thanks laurachohenromano & jessicheese, I appreciate the info!

Oct 10, 2011
griffin19 in Philadelphia

Pumpkin Martinis - or other fall specialty drinks - in Media

Greetings Chowhounds,
Does anyone know where to find a pumpkin martini, or other specialty autumn drinks, in or around Media?

We've found good ones in Center City and on the Main Line but need to stick to the Media area for this outing.

Thanks!

Oct 08, 2011
griffin19 in Philadelphia

Cajun Kate's

I had the same experience, dapchef. I went last year based on LeBan's rave review, and was pretty disappointed. Ordered soup (tomato bisque I think), mac & cheese and shrimp po boy. Soup was ok, mac & cheese completely unremarkable and po boy downright bad (and, as you say, very skimpy on the ingredients). I don't get the hoopla.

Feb 20, 2010
griffin19 in Philadelphia

Recs for Boulder

Back from our visit - thanks Chowhounds for your recommendations. We didn't have time to visit all of the places we wanted -- guess we'll have to return sometime soon to remedy that!

We made it to Brassiere Ten Ten, Barcaro and T-Zero for happy hours, Walnut Street Brew Pub for quick dinner (not on the list, but chosen for non-foodie friend), Centro for drinks & apps, Jax (twice!) for dinner (first time there was seating only at the bar and we had so much fun doing it that way we went back two nights later), Cascades Restaurant at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park for lunch (did not go to Golden after all). Tried to hit Luciles' in Fort Collins before rafting trip but the wait was too long.

I think Jax and T-Zero were our favorites. Thanks again, Chowhounds. We do want to visit again so we can attempt to exhaust our list. Fine dining will definitely be on the agenda next time!

Jul 10, 2009
griffin19 in Mountain States

Recs for Boulder

Claire, thanks so much. I really appreciate the info!

Jun 29, 2009
griffin19 in Mountain States

Recs for Boulder

Thanks so much Claire. I really appreciate your thoughtful response and am excited to try some of the places you recommend. I discovered your blog recently and am enjoying it a lot (planning a move to Boulder sometime soon).

I wonder if you would know of, or know how to find, restaurants along part of the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway? ( http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/... ) We'll be driving from Boulder to around Nederland down to Golden then back up to Boulder -- on a weekday -- and are researching a nice place to have lunch (we would not complain if it included a nice glass of wine :)) Hope this is not overkill, but you seem pretty plugged into the foodie scene in your area and I'm coming up empty. Thanks! Karen

Jun 29, 2009
griffin19 in Mountain States

Recs for Boulder

Hello Southwest Chowhounds,
A friend and I will be visiting Boulder for a long weekend over the Fourth and would love to hear your favorite places for things like:

Happy hour
Best martini?
Best wine bar?
Mid-price dinner - entrees $10 - $20?
Nice dinner - entrees $20 - $30? (Probably too late to make reservations but it'd be nice to hear your thoughts anyway)
Best place to sit at the bar and sample a bunch of appetizers?

We are 2 forty-something professional gals who love to nosh - we like the French vibe but really any type of cuisine is fine. Thanks!

Jun 26, 2009
griffin19 in Mountain States

Oscar Party

Thanks so much, I'm headed to Total Wine this weekend.

Feb 20, 2009
griffin19 in Pennsylvania

Oscar Party

Thanks, Boognish & Bigley9, great suggestions. Philly Ray-- I did see chocolate Oscars on Amazon though I doubt they're "official." They're always sold out, so maybe they're illegal? Or maybe just popular :) .... I go through this every year, you would think I'd have a system by now! Hoping I can find the Piper Sonoma in DE this weekend....

Feb 20, 2009
griffin19 in Pennsylvania

Oscar Party

Hi Chowhounders,
I'm looking for favors to give out at my annual Oscar party. Has anyone seen these items in their recent travels:

-- chocolate Oscar statuette (or for that matter, any mini Oscar statuettes?)
-- mini champagne (individual serving bottles) that's NOT Frexeinet?

And while we're on the subject, if you have any favorite Oscar menu ideas, please pass them along. Thanks!

Feb 19, 2009
griffin19 in Pennsylvania

50th B'day dinner with "the girls"

You might consider checking out Les Bons Temps (12/Sansom). They have a room upstairs with great atmosphere (I know a separate room isn't a must but I thought I'd mention it) and imo the food is fabulous.

Sep 12, 2008
griffin19 in Pennsylvania

Breakfast idea after PHL airport drop off?

You might try Sabrina's (9-10/Christian). Fabulous breakfast. I take out-of-town friends there and they always have trouble deciding what to order b/c everything sounds so good. It's standard breakfast but with a slight creative twist. Large portions and good coffee.

Aug 23, 2008
griffin19 in Pennsylvania

anybody remember Gnocci?

Food and service terrible, and I have given it several tries. Now will NEVER go back. During last visit, server cleared dinner plates and never came back. About half an hour later, her colleague (a different server) arrived with the check. We wanted coffee and dessert. Server visibly pissed off. I ordered a decaf and was told it had just been dumped out. I (very pleasantly) asked her to make a new pot. Got attitude. A minute later, original server shows up with a cup of REGULAR coffee, which I watched her pour from across the room. She tells me it's decaf. No, the restaurant was not closed, we were not camping, and we were not the only customers there. The place sucks.

Jul 24, 2008
griffin19 in Pennsylvania