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Several Days in Istanbul and the Princes' Islands - Report

Wow, Dave, thanks for a wonderful accounting of all your culinary adventures in Istanbul. My husband and I are leaving in a week to spend two weeks in Turkey, one week of which will be in Istanbul. I printed out your blog and am taking it with us. I really appreciate the effort you put into this and all your recommendations. Thanks again.

Aug 24, 2014
pamE in Europe

Sophisticated, Chow-Worthy Spot - Delray to Boynton

Blind Mind,

Rack is news to me. I'll check it out. Thanks.

Mar 07, 2013
pamE in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Sophisticated, Chow-Worthy Spot - Delray to Boynton

Thanks, CF and erica. Unfortunately, Brule does not take reservations. If it's as busy as you say, it might be tough to get a table without a long wait. We liked Josephs a lot, so maybe we'll try 241. Even though it may not have a lot of energy yet, they do take reservations. Pompano is a little too far in the wrong direction, but Pizzeria Oceana in Lantana might be someplace we'll try at some point during our visit, as that's where we'll be flying in to, from CT. As always, I appreciate your time and look forward to trying these recs.

Mar 06, 2013
pamE in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Sophisticated, Chow-Worthy Spot - Delray to Boynton

CFByrne,
We've eaten at 50 Ocean (above Bostons's), Tryst, Dada, Joseph's Wine Bar, 32 East, City Oyster, Vic and Angelo's, Caffe Luna Rosa, Lemongrass, Cugini Grille, and Cafe de France. (I guess we've been coming to Delray for quite a while now, as I look at this list.) I have positive things to say about all, some more than others. But I don't want to go someplace we've been before. By hip, I meant "sophisticated," which I included in the title of my post. Max's Harvest is on my list. What about Brule Bistro or Bistro 241? Thanks for your reply, your comments, and the links you sent. Very helpful!

Mar 05, 2013
pamE in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Sophisticated, Chow-Worthy Spot - Delray to Boynton

My husband and I will be visiting my parents in Delray Beach in a couple of weeks. We're staying in Boynton Beach. One night while we're there we'd like to find a nice place to have dinner by ourselves. We like hip, energetic scenes; we enjoy eating at the bar; and we like really good food, preferably farm-to-table. No restrictions on type of cuisine or cost. Any suggestions?

Mar 05, 2013
pamE in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Two Days in Montreal for a Quick Anniversary Celebration

Thanks to all five of you who responded to my posts. I have two dinner reservations, one for Fri at Dominion Square and the other for Sat at Club Chasse et Peche. I'll bring your lunch recs with me and we'll see what we're close to when it's time to stop pour le dejeuner. I'll report back when we return. ( I don't know what I'd do without Chowhound(s)).

Sep 18, 2012
pamE in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Two Days in Montreal for a Quick Anniversary Celebration

Leaning toward Trois Petits Bouchons or Club Chasse et Peche. Please help me choose.

Sep 18, 2012
pamE in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Two Days in Montreal for a Quick Anniversary Celebration

Well, Bremner, Garde-Manger and 400 Coups are full except very early (5:30) and very late (9:30, which for us is late). Too bad because they all look great. Now, I'm getting a little anxious about not finding a Chow-worthy spot. What about Holder? It seems to be relatively close to Auberge du Vieux-Port, but looks a little bright and wide-open. I like the looks of Dominion Square. Is it too far away? And Julien?

Sep 18, 2012
pamE in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Two Days in Montreal for a Quick Anniversary Celebration

Thanks to you, too, 514eats. All good suggestions. I like the idea of trendy, but also like romantic and charming. Guess I have a little more research to do to select two spots out of those listed in the two replies to my OP. Hmmm.

Sep 17, 2012
pamE in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Two Days in Montreal for a Quick Anniversary Celebration

Thanks Fintastic. I enjoy reading your posts and am happy to have gotten a reply from you. I think I will skip Deux Singes and try one of your other suggestions. Very much looking forward to our visit. And again, thanks for being such a good Chowhound!

Sep 17, 2012
pamE in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Two Days in Montreal for a Quick Anniversary Celebration

My husband and I will be spending a Fri and Sat in Montreal for our anniversary at the end of this month. We'll be staying at Auberge du Vieux-Port in Old Montreal and will not have a car. We don't mind taking a taxi one night, but would like to walk to a dining venue the other night. I have read some of the threads, but not being too familiar with the city, I don't know which of the many wonderful-sounding places are near our inn. Please give me one or two dinner and lunch places that are CH faves. Also, I haven't seen anything recent written about Les Deux Singes de Montarvie, and the older posts are less than favorable. Has anything changed, or should I write this off? I was thinking of this as a cab-to destination.

Sep 17, 2012
pamE in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Italian in Providence

So, G&T, what's your reco for where we should go?

Nov 18, 2011
pamE in Southern New England

Best Italian in Providence

I wish Venda were open for dinner. I haven't been to Capriccio in many years, but I remember it as a little formal (stuffy?). Am I wrong? What about Cafe Nuovo? Siena? Trattoria Zooma? Gracie's?

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Zooma
245 Atwells Ave., Providence, RI 02903

Cafe Nuovo
1 Citizens Plz Ste 1B, Providence, RI 02903

Nov 18, 2011
pamE in Southern New England

Best Italian in Providence

I know it's a silly question, but it's been a long time since I've had Italian in Providence (Al Forno). Please give me the names of one or two restaurants with killer food and sophisticated ambiance. We'll be there Sat early evening after picking up our son from TF Green. Price is not too much of an issue, but I don't want to pay $35-40 per entree. Thanks.

Nov 17, 2011
pamE in Southern New England

Special Occasion Restaurant in Huntington?

My mother-in-law's 80th birthday is next weekend. We're doing the opera in the city Fri night, but we're looking for a really nice spot to take her for dinner on Saturday night. We've done Cassis many times. Any other suggestions?

Restaurant Near Lincoln Center for Pre-Opera Dinner

Taking my mother-in-law to the Metropolitan Opera for her birthday on a Fri evening in Feb and would like some suggestions for a really nice, but not over-the-top ($ wise) dinner in the vicinity of the Met. Any kind of cuisine (we're adventurous) and in the $75 per person range (with a drink or reasonable glass of wine). Thanks C-hounds.

Jan 05, 2011
pamE in Manhattan

Providence Restaurant for Waterfire Evening

Not uber expensive (maybe $20-$25 per entree), and sitting outside would be very nice, but not a necessity.

Aug 05, 2010
pamE in Southern New England

Waterplace Restaurant, Providence, RI

Any Chowhound experience with Waterplace Restaurant, One Finance Way, Providence,RI?

Aug 05, 2010
pamE in Southern New England

Providence Restaurant for Waterfire Evening

A small group of us (5) will be going to Waterfire in mid-August and would like to have a nice meal before the lighting, so 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Any suggestions?

Aug 05, 2010
pamE in Southern New England

Where can I find good pupusas in southern CT?

kubasd23, where in DC can I find pupusas? I'm going there this weekend.

Apr 26, 2010
pamE in Southern New England

Where can I find good pupusas in southern CT?

mishi, I'm going to DC this weekend. Could you possibly name a couple of places where I might find pupusas?

Apr 26, 2010
pamE in Southern New England

Pupusas in metro DC area??

While searching for good pupusas in CT, several people mentioned that they'd had really good pupusas in the DC area. Could someone name a couple of those places for me? I'm going to be there this weekend. Thanks.

Oysters in Alexandria (or Thereabouts)?

Going to visit our son in metro DC next weekend. Anyone know of restaurants/clam shacks offering really, really fresh (like right off the boat) oysters-on-the halfshell?

Delray Beach Dining Suggestions?

I'm traveling to Delray Beach soon to visit my parents. My husband will be joining me there on his birthday. Can anyone suggest a really good, somewhat sophisticated (hip and birthday-worthy) place to eat in the vicinity? I know Atlantic Ave has had some decent places in the past, but they come and go so quickly, I'm not sure what's there today.

Feb 23, 2010
pamE in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Where can I find good pupusas in southern CT?

I just saw Chef Mary Sue Milliken raving about pupusas on Food Network's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate." They sound incredible. She gets them i n LA. Does anyone know of a Salvadoran restaurant in southern CT where I might find this traditional "street food?" It's a stretch, I know. I read a Chowhound post that mentioned a place in Central Falls, RI. I'm hoping there's someplace a little closer.

PEI Has Great Food!

We spent the last five days in PEI, and were so pleased to find that it is a real "foodie" heaven. First, there was the "Fall Flavours Festival" going on, which featured dozens of different venues all showcasing local products and the farming/harvesting/preparation/consumption of them. Turns out they have many of these festivals all season long. We also ate at several really great restaurants, and were only sorry to have to leave before having a chance to try more; there were so many to choose from. (And this is after some of the notables had already closed for the season.) Here's a short list: Lot 30 (sophisticated, urban, fresh local ingredients prepared in imaginative ways by Gordon Bailey, chef/owner) www.lot30restaurant.ca; Sirinella Ristorante (truly authentic northern Italian cuisine, fresh, home-made pasta dishes featuring local seafood, meats and vegetables, chef/owner Italo Marzari) www.sirenella.ca; Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar (another hip spot with wonderful seafood and excellent steaks, owned by the Murphy Group, who also do a great job with Off Broadway and the Gahan House) http://www.murphygroupofrestaurants.c.... PEI is a bit of a challenge to get to unless you fly, but given our recent culinary experiences, we'd recommend making the effort.

Oct 02, 2009
pamE in Atlantic Canada

Foodie Faves in Alexandria, VA?

Visiting our son this coming weekend and staying in Alexandria. Looking for cool, hip restaurants with energy and, of course, great food.

Success in Lake George Area Dining

Thanks to some thoughtful responses to my inquiries, my husband and I had a wonderful weekend in the Lake George area. Top of the World is a beautiful resort with a great golf course and a lovely gourmet restaurant. Unfortunately, the restaurant was booked for wedding-related events so we weren't able to eat there, but others who have say it's wonderful. We ate one night in Glens Falls at Bistro Tallulah, thanks to a tip from Jaylhorner. I highly recommend it. Very hip place with a modern vibe and an eclectic menu that offers two sizes of every entree. I love this! Grist Mill on the Schroon in Warrensburg was a fabulous location for another memorable dinner. Much is closed in this area until after Memorial Day, including Porrecca's and the RainTree, which had been recommended to me. We'll have to go back during the season to give these a try, but there is good food in the Adirondacks, even in the off-season, if you look hard enough.

May 21, 2009
pamE in General Tristate Archive

Lake George Dining - Still Searching

I just called and made a reservation at Bistro Tallulah. It appears to be just what I've been looking for. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I'll let you know how it goes. If you're ever in SE CT and need a restaurant recommendation, I'd be glad to help.

May 12, 2009
pamE in General Tristate Archive

Lake George Dining - Still Searching

What about in nearby towns, Bolton Landing, Warrensburg, Glens Falls? Not necessarily looking for "gourmet," but good quality.

May 12, 2009
pamE in General Tristate Archive