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Le Pidgeon vs. Little Bird?

Thanks for this very insightful direction, jeff_pdx and JillO. We got into Le Pigeon at the last minute, and really really enjoyed every morsel, from the fois gras to the olive oil cake. A perfect kick-off to a weekend of eating in Portland! It was excellent.

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Le Pigeon
738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Nov 11, 2011
SallyHMcC in Metro Portland

Le Pidgeon vs. Little Bird?

I am making a foodie pilgrimage to Portland this weekend and trying to decide between Le Pidgeon and Little Bird for our first dinner. I've not been to Portland before, so either one will be new to me/us. Are there pros/cons that could help us make our decision, besides older/newer?

Nov 07, 2011
SallyHMcC in Metro Portland

Anniversary Dinner in Granada

My husband and I are traveling in Spain next week and will be in Granada on our 7th wedding anniversary. I'd love to find a perfect special occasion restaurant (expensive is fine, but it should be delicious and within the city, if possible) - I'm also a travel writer and potentially interested in trying something trendy/new -- but again, only if it's good!

Jul 12, 2010
SallyHMcC in Spain/Portugal

NYC C'hounders need anniversary dinner restaurant in granada

We, too, are C-Hounders (from LA) looking for an anniversary dinner in Granada. Curious where you ended up going, if noteworthy...?

Jul 12, 2010
SallyHMcC in Spain/Portugal

Steak Frites *other than* Relais de L'Entrecote?

I am in Paris right now (report to come, but so far L'Ami Louis was well worth the hype and $$$, going L'Astrance, Sens, and La Famille), and am looking for a fabulous place where I can satisfy my husband's steak frite craving while still satisfying my need for a great culinary/ restaurant experience - with choice. Do not want L'Entrecote, even if it's supposed to be "the best," as I want to eat something other than steak frite, want a great wine list, not to be rushed, etc. We are currently scheduled to go to Benoit that night - but I don't know if they'll have it. Thanks!

Feb 19, 2007
SallyHMcC in France

Hands down: The BEST Chicken Soup in L.A.

I'm a Victor's matzoh ball soup lover, too. I subsisted on it last week when I had a cold!

Jan 18, 2007
SallyHMcC in Los Angeles Area

Changing Jobs, Culver City Lunch Spots?

I was in the area and had a DELICIOUS lunch today at WILSON. I ate a fish stew, with scallops, halibut, and shrimp in a tasty broth, with some leeks and a rice patty (they called it a rice cake, but it was really just a round mold of rice, green with parsley). My friend had the vegetarian plate of the day, which was a roasted acorn squash filled with quinoa, with mushrooms and leeks in a broth. Loved it - can't wait to go back and try some of the great-sounding salads.

Jan 18, 2007
SallyHMcC in Los Angeles Area

Foodie Field Trip/Destination Restos Outside of Paris?

Many thanks for these great suggestions. I'll do some more research!

Jan 14, 2007
SallyHMcC in France

favourite mail-order food

Macaroni and cheese from beecherscheese.com
AMAZING!

Jan 12, 2007
SallyHMcC in General Topics

Lunch near Versailles?

A revision to my "Foodie Field Trip" post: anyone know a great destination restaurant that might be a good pairing with a trip to Versailles? My husband and I are visiting Paris for a week in February (eating at Tallievent, Astrance, Le Comptior, e.g.) - and were looking for an out-of-the-city diversion - we're thinking Versailles, but I want a good meal, too!

Jan 12, 2007
SallyHMcC in France

Paris guide?

Rosa Jackson - an American expat journalist in Paris, creates custom gourmet walking itineraries (unaccompanied -- you just tell her what you want to see/eat, and she creates a great tour for you to take on your own) - for 200 Euros. It's well worth it!

http://www.edible-paris.com

Jan 12, 2007
SallyHMcC in France

Foodie Field Trip/Destination Restos Outside of Paris?

This looks amazing, and seems like it's not too far outside of Paris. Is it near Versailles? We'd like to find somewhere special to have lunch if/when we go there, and that may satisfy the "outside of Paris field trip" we're looking for. I'm going to lob a separate post about that, just in case...

Jan 12, 2007
SallyHMcC in France

Foodie Field Trip/Destination Restos Outside of Paris?

My husband & I will be in Paris in February for a week of eating & shopping (we're going to Tallievent, Chez l'Ami Louis, Le Comptoir) and thought a day jaunt outside the city would be fun, probably on a Monday. Any suggestions for amazing destination restaurants outside of Paris (Chartres, the Loire Valley, and Versailles are all places we'd like to go)? Many thanks!

Jan 11, 2007
SallyHMcC in France

Dinner Downtown

I went to Blue Velvet very soon after it opened, so I don't know if the scene has changed/grown/become annoying/loud etc. - but at the time, the food was inventive and delicious and the setting cool without being Sunset Strip-ish. I recommend - but also love Water Grill and R23 for good food downtown. Enjoy!

Dec 26, 2006
SallyHMcC in Los Angeles Area

Staples center dining - Zucca?

I went to Blue Velvet before Barbra Streisand at Staples on 11/20, and it had JUST opened (that day?) - but was delicious and less than 1 mile away from the Center. Food was unusual and interesting (though specific dishes elude me right now)...highly recommend, and that's even before it probably knew what it was doing!

Dec 06, 2006
SallyHMcC in Los Angeles Area

Sushi in Hollywood

What about Shintaro on Highland and Franklin? It's less traditional than Ike (as in, they have rolls and salads, which Ike scoffs at). Great for easy, neighborhood sushi.

Jul 27, 2006
SallyHMcC in Los Angeles Area