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I-5 to L.A. lunch options

Tita's comes up again and again wherever I look. I think I'm heading there this time.

Jul 14, 2012
NoCalSwede in California

I-5 to L.A. lunch options

Does anyone have a favorite lunch stop on the way to L.A.? We'll hit noon somewhere between Harris Ranch and the southern end of the grapevine.

Jul 13, 2012
NoCalSwede in California

Bridges Danville - Main Course Suggestions?

We'll be there tomorrow night. Has anyone gone recently, and been blown away by a main course?

I'll add my own. The House in San Francisco's pork chop made me a believer. I usually don't like pork chops, no matter how "moist". Usually moisture in chops I eat at restaurants is delivered with water, probably from a brine.

This wasn't moist. It was good fatty. It crisped and juiced like a shoulder, but was still all chop. I don't know where they get them, but I want to buy some. Unreal pork chop.

Jun 29, 2012
NoCalSwede in San Francisco Bay Area

I'm broke and I don't care

I was going to go to the Garden Court at the Palace Hotel to celebrate my 40th. This site tuned me in to the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay.

Thank You!

It was simply the best dining experience I've ever had. Any meal. It was perfect.

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Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA

Navio at The Ritz Carlton
1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Garden Court Restaurant
8141 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945

Sep 04, 2011
NoCalSwede in San Francisco Bay Area

Tri Valley Brunch

I've been to, and enjoyed, Scott's buffet Sunday brunch in Walnut Creek. Pleasanton Hotel used to do a good one a number of years back, but it's not the same now. Nowhere near, actually.

Besides the two referenced above, is there any place to get a good Sunday Brunch Buffet in the Tri Valley/Walnut Creek zone? I know some straight up great breakfast places, but I'm looking to go Vegas on my belly and buffet is the only answer.

Price isn't really an issue. This is a rarity.

Thanks in advance for letting me know!

Dec 03, 2010
NoCalSwede in San Francisco Bay Area

Breakfast - NOT Bouchon

I have nothing against Bouchon, having had a pretty nice breakfast there last year, but I'm looking for another elegant well thought out breakfast place that isn't a buffet. Staying at Bellagio, which just doesn't seem to have any good options except for their buffet.

I love Bellagio's buffet for breakfast, but I'll be eating there on my "fly-out" day. Pigging out day. I need someplace with exemplary food for breakfast that won't ground my back end onto a sofa. There is in fact life after breakfast, and I'd like to enjoy it.

Is Bouchon really the only original/interesting breakfast place in town?

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Bouchon
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Jul 26, 2010
NoCalSwede in Las Vegas

Dallas Brunch - Thanksgiving

..considering Trevi's at the Omni Las Colinas.

Oct 26, 2009
NoCalSwede in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas Brunch - Thanksgiving

Has anyone here had a great Thanksgiving Brunch in Dallas? We are not really into Thanksgiving food, so we are looking for brunch focused food in addition to Turkey and stuffing. Ideally between Richardson and Arlington. $40 to $60 per person is kind of our range. Not interested in $20 chain restaurants.

Oct 26, 2009
NoCalSwede in Dallas - Fort Worth

Oxnard sports bar

I'm looking for a place to hang out and eat pub food and drink beer watching the Hall of Fame game Sunday night. Also would like to know a good casual bar/restaurant for Monday as well. In town two days. Ventura is close as well.

Thanks!

Aug 02, 2008
NoCalSwede in Los Angeles Area