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Fisherman's Wharf

Yes, I can tell you what we had at Scoma's. I had the fixed price dinner ($39.50). Included the Dungeness Crab Cake on Watercress Salad, Broiled Scallops on Linguini Pomodora with Pesto Granish, and the tiramasu & sourdough bread pudding dessert. My kid had the Linguine Pomodara with prawns and the walnut brownie with triple espresso ice cream & carmel sauce. I thought the crab cake was especially good, and the scallops were great (although only 4 of them, which I thought was a bit sparse).

They did have the sand dabs, but I had missed the recommendation on them above, or would have tried those. The sand dabs sold out pretty quickly, at around 6:30 I heard our waitress tell the next table that there were only 2 plates left.

Aug 07, 2011
sallyawalk in San Francisco Bay Area

Fisherman's Wharf

Just a quick update, since we are back from our trip. Ended up at Scoma's, and had a great meal. The carmel sauce they serve with their desserts is fabulous, so it is one thing they do well in addition to the seafood.

We tried an In N Out burger while on the road elsewhere in the state, and thought they were great. Probably wouldn't have tried them without your tips out here, so thanks! That will be on our list for sure if we get back to CA.

Aug 05, 2011
sallyawalk in San Francisco Bay Area

Dinner Near Caltech

We are back from our trip, so thought I would give an update. We ended up at Saladang, and really enjoyed our meal. The best thing was the Pun Klib (Thai dumplings with chicken & peanuts). Kind of sweet, sticky, and we could have eaten a dozen more. Thanks for all the advice!

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Saladang
363 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

Aug 05, 2011
sallyawalk in Los Angeles Area

Mammoth Lakes

Just an update, we ended up eating pizza at Giovanni's, and it was pretty good. Since our expectations weren't high, it worked out okay. :)

Aug 05, 2011
sallyawalk in California

Dinner Near Caltech

We will have a car, and would be willing to drive a few miles. Although I see some promising suggestions already that appear to be pretty close. :) I will check these out and run them by my dining companion.

Jul 27, 2011
sallyawalk in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Near Caltech

Any recommendations for dinner near the Caltech campus? Will be dressed casually, but willing to try anything and open to something a bit pricey. Thanks!

Jul 26, 2011
sallyawalk in Los Angeles Area

Mammoth Lakes

Any tips for where to eat in Mammoth Lakes? I don't see much on the threads out here, which is probably a bad sign. We are open for anything, casual clothes are the only requirement. Only want expensive if it is very good, though (and I suspect Mammoth has some expensive, mediocre places). Thanks!

Jul 26, 2011
sallyawalk in California

Fisherman's Wharf

We do intend to try In-N-Out, but we will have a chance while we are down in the LA area prior to this swing up to San Francisco.

Jul 11, 2011
sallyawalk in San Francisco Bay Area

Fisherman's Wharf

Yes, I noticed the "no reservations" policy. We would probably be getting there around 6:20-ish, I figure, on a weeknight. Is that early enough, or are we in for a long wait?

Jul 11, 2011
sallyawalk in San Francisco Bay Area

Fisherman's Wharf

I know, it is touristy and not the best food in SF for sure. But I will be in the area on a Monday night, coming back from Alcatraz at about 6 pm, and will be looking for dinner with a hungry 16 year old. I don't want to have to park again (we have to drive on to Sacramento that night), so figure we will try to eat in the area after getting off the boat. We eat most anything -- price is not an issue, although we will likely be dressed very casually, and probably don't want to take more than about an hour and half to eat so we can get on the road. I checked out several pages of threads by searching "wharf" on this board, and mostly just found warnings to stay away :) But since we really are probably going to eat there, I wondered if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks!

Jul 09, 2011
sallyawalk in San Francisco Bay Area

Visby/Gotland/Sweden

We are traveling to Visby the last week of August and are looking for restaurant recommendations. We won't have a car, so in Visby is best. We are open to lunch or dinner suggestions. Prefer not to go to the loudest/drunkest places (we know there are some there). We eat most anything; prefer to try more Swedish/local type foods, but know the choices may be limited there (and wouldn't want to miss something really good!). Thanks!

Aug 05, 2010
sallyawalk in Europe

Minnesota State fair - any coan't misses?

I spend several days there every year volunteering at a booth. My favorites:
- Fish tacos in the food building. I try fish tacos everywhere I go, and I LOVE these. I don't remember the booth name (but they are the only fish taco in the building)
- Smelt (same place as the fish tacos)
- Outside the agriculture building is an ice cream stand with honey ice cream. There some chocolate flavor (maybe chocolate honey nut?) that I really like.
- Best snow cones: outside the coliseum on the end that is nearest the animal barns --across the way from the big pig :) We always get one, then go in and watch whatever is going on in the coliseum (sometimes judging, sometimes 4H riding, etc.). Gotta pay at a few times for a show, so not then, but a lot of what goes on in there is free. It is a cooling off experience on a hot day.

Jul 10, 2010
sallyawalk in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Church Food

I checked out Our Lady of Guadalupe's at 401 Concord in St. Paul for their enchilada dinner tonight. I got a dozen enchiladas to go, but they also have small and large dinner plates as well. Yes, they were onion and cheese. Drove them home (~25 minutes) and microwaved them. Very good, a fairly mild red sauce included in a container with them. I would get them again. I ate 4 of them, and will have room for dessert later :)

No tamales in evidence. They did have a sign for Tostadas for $2.00, but I did not actually see them.

Mar 12, 2010
sallyawalk in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Church Food

Hmm, I was looking at Our Lady of Guadalupe and the enchiladas. Do they have tamales, too? I am going to try to stop by this afternoon, I can report back this weekend :)

Mar 12, 2010
sallyawalk in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Church Food

Great links, KT, thanks! Has anyone tried the lenten enchiladas or lebanese meals?

Mar 11, 2010
sallyawalk in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Church Food

I think we need a thread about church food! Specifically, what good food do churches in your area of the Twin Cities community sell as fundraisers? Lets brainstorm about what we know from our past experiences, and then as a specific event/sale date is coming up, come out and post specifics.

I will start. I love the lemon meringue pie sale at the St. Paul Catholic Cathedral. Last year it was in March, but so far no info on the church website about it. I also used to live in St. Paul, and the Greek church on the corner of Summit & Lexington had a couple of Greek food sales a year. Someone also recently mentioned a church on 7th Street in St. Paul that has a minister who is also a master barbequer (pit style), but I didn't get any specifics.

Mar 09, 2010
sallyawalk in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Grand Marais, MN

We had lunch at Chez Jude yesterday. Wonderful wood fire pizza, and the best butternut squash ravioli I have had. The ravioli was enhanced by a superb tomato sauce. I also really liked the chocolate stout ice cream (even though wind chills were -35 outside!), which was accompanied by a small Christmas sugar cookie made of dough flaked with bits of rosemary.

We also got a blueberry-tart cherry pie from the World's Best Pie place, and it was. The World's Best PIe. Or at least the best pie we ever had. Also the world's most expensive pie, but worth it.

Jan 03, 2010
sallyawalk in Great Lakes

Eats in Duluth

I had the Figters wild rice burger today (classic, except held the sprouts). It is very good, tastes almost like a hamburger. Not as chewy as one might expect for a wild rice burger. We also had sweet potato fries - - good, but not the best I have had (Taste of Chicago or Freight House in Stillwater, MN for those - the only good thing the Freight House serves, in my opinion). We also had the Stout Chocolate Cake today. I have had it many times before, but it didn't seem as good today. A little drier (and I thought I remembered 4 layers in the past, and now it is only 3...). So maybe they have changed the recipe. Still a perfectly good chocolate cake, but not quite as to-die-for as in the past.

Jan 03, 2010
sallyawalk in Great Lakes

Eats in Duluth

We at lunch at Takk for Maten last week, and it was a really charming experience. My D's both had sandwiches. Salmon/hard boiled egg/radish on ciabatta for one of them; I tried it, and it was excellent. Only comment is that the menu said smoked salmon, and I dont think this was smoked. If so, VERY lightly. But it was still extremely tasty. Other D had ham on a pretzel roll; the roll was unusual and really good. I had swedish pancakes with strawberry preserves that were superb, although I might ask to substitute the ligonberries (available on the waffles) next time just to see how they are. They serve breakfast all day. We also had lingonberry juice, which was very refreshing. We enjoyed the chocolate bread pudding, too. We would definitely go back, as there were several other things on the menu we wanted to try.

Jan 03, 2010
sallyawalk in Great Lakes

Sunday Lunch or Brunch Near Goddard?

We are visiting DC next week, and planning to spend Sunday afternoon at Goddard. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to have brunch or lunch within a few miles of Goddard? We have a car, and are open to pretty much any type of cuisine. Casual dress preferred, we are flying out later the same day and will have checked out of our hotel.

Oct 10, 2009
sallyawalk in Washington DC & Baltimore

[MSP] Lemon Meringue Pie Time! (St. Paul)

Pie sale for 2009 has been posted - March 29! We went last year based on Chowhounds recommendation, and it was great! In addition to the pies, they also sell the filling as a pudding. Mmmm. And we got there while Mass was still going on (maybe 15 minutes before it was over), and they sold to us :)

Mar 14, 2009
sallyawalk in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP: where to get good fish tacos in the Twin Cities when the fair is not going on? [Split from 2008 MN State Fair thread]

[Split by the Chowhound Team from the 2008 MN State Fair Thread] http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5397...

I spent 4 days at the fair this year (4H, volunteering, etc), so tried LOTS of the items listed on this board. Great stuff! On the last day I tried the fish taco from San Filipe Tacos in the Food Building (with guac added to the basic taco). Unbelievably great! I almost went back for a 5th visit just to have another. So my question is, where can I get a good fish taco around the Twin Cities when the fair is not going on? Don't want to wait a whole year!

Sep 05, 2008
sallyawalk in Minneapolis-St. Paul