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Best local coffee roaster? (Eastern Conn)

This is amazing.

Dec 07, 2013
EmmaKnightley in Southern New England

Best local coffee roaster? (Eastern Conn)

Thanks for the rec! I'm from Los Angeles so I'm amused that there's a place here called Little Compton...

Dec 03, 2013
EmmaKnightley in Southern New England

Best local coffee roaster? (Eastern Conn)

Thanks for the welcome!

I actually currently order from New Harvest! They are great, but I'm excited to try out these other recommendations as well. And yes, I've visited their location... in the Artiste Village, right? I was actually pretty confused because I went in the middle of the week and there was no one inside the building. Strange place for a coffee shop, but cool.

Dec 03, 2013
EmmaKnightley in Southern New England

Best local coffee roaster? (Eastern Conn)

Thanks! Wow, no good coffee roasters closer to you??

Dec 01, 2013
EmmaKnightley in Southern New England

Best local coffee roaster? (Eastern Conn)

Thank you!

Nov 29, 2013
EmmaKnightley in Southern New England

Best local coffee roaster? (Eastern Conn)

Awesome, that's relatively close to me! Thanks!

Nov 28, 2013
EmmaKnightley in Southern New England

Best local coffee roaster? (Eastern Conn)

Thanks for those! I'll give them a try some time.

I liked Stumptown and Fonté from Seattle.

Nov 28, 2013
EmmaKnightley in Southern New England

Best local coffee roaster? (Eastern Conn)

Thanks for the rec! Costa Rica is pretty far though :)

Sep 21, 2013
EmmaKnightley in Southern New England

Best local coffee roaster? (Eastern Conn)

Hi all,

I'm brand new to CT (and NE in general) and I love my coffee. I'd like to find a good local roaster I can buy from instead of getting the pre-packaged stuff at the supermarket. I live in Norwich and work in Willimantic -- any suggestions for good coffee roasters nearby? Or others that deliver/mail? (I used to order from a place in Seattle, but I figure that's a bit extreme now that I don't live on the west coast.)

Thanks!! (And thanks also for posting your food finds here on this board. I'll be making use of them!)

Sep 20, 2013
EmmaKnightley in Southern New England

LA/OC - What not to miss in three days?

Thanks for the details. That taco sounds amazing!

ETA: A "clustertruck" sounds like the most awesome thing ever, heh.

May 09, 2011
EmmaKnightley in Los Angeles Area

LA/OC - What not to miss in three days?

Wow, that's quite a specific recommendation. Is that truck always there? At what times?

May 08, 2011
EmmaKnightley in Los Angeles Area

LA/OC - What not to miss in three days?

Thanks for the recs! I'll have to check those out, even if it's by myself. Although I have been to Rosine's once and wasn't really impressed (it was a while ago though).

May 07, 2011
EmmaKnightley in Los Angeles Area

LA/OC - What not to miss in three days?

I'm actually in Riverside, so I'm far from everything! But what I've been doing so far is roughly grouping the places she is interested in by geographical area (one for each day).

May 06, 2011
EmmaKnightley in Los Angeles Area

LA/OC - What not to miss in three days?

Man, I love Apple Pan though! But if what people are saying is true, perhaps my love for it will be replaced by Umami when I finally try it...

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Apple Pan
10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

May 05, 2011
EmmaKnightley in Los Angeles Area

LA/OC - What not to miss in three days?

Thank you for your feedback :)

May 05, 2011
EmmaKnightley in Los Angeles Area

LA/OC - What not to miss in three days?

Thank you!!!!

May 05, 2011
EmmaKnightley in Los Angeles Area

LA/OC - What not to miss in three days?

OK, before I start, I wanted to apologize for the broad scope of this post and for the fact that I'm sure similar questions have been asked hundreds of times. I tried searching in the boards, but the "best of" threads were usually about specific locations, specific cuisines, or specific food items/dishes, and I'm really looking to give my friend a wide range of places and foods to pick from.

This is her first time in LA and California, so what would you say are the "can't miss" places? No restrictions on price, location, cuisine, or type of establishment (we're interested in delis, cafés, food trucks, restaurants, taco stands, whathaveyou), except she is from Chicago so she's probably had her share of excellent steaks and sausages there.

If a post like this already exists, I would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction.

If you feel like weighing in anyway, here's what I have so far:

Phillippe's
Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles
Mashti Malone's
Asanebo
Urasawa
Musha
Orochon
Shinsengumi
Indian (the restaurant in San Gabriel)
Class 302 (for shaved ice)
A.O.C.
JiRaffe
Library Alehouse
Providence
Lilly's
Il Pastaio (BH)
Real Food Daily
Le Saint Amour
Café Blanc
In & Out
Apple Pan
Umami Burger
Europane

May 04, 2011
EmmaKnightley in Los Angeles Area

First (and maybe Last) Time in Paris + Mont Saint Michel

How do I edit my post? ... Anyway I just wanted to let any potential repliers know that I won't be checking this thread as of tomorrow. Getting ready to head out! Wish me luck and bon appétit. If anyone wants me to report back with my experiences, I will! I'm not really sure what's de rigueur here at these boards, but I think I'll post something here anyway.

Sep 09, 2010
EmmaKnightley in France

First (and maybe Last) Time in Paris + Mont Saint Michel

Ha - thank you. Emma is one of my favorite books.

You know you're the second person in this thread to suggest Paul -- but I've been completely underwhelmed by the Paul locations in Taipei (same company)! I'll give the ones in Paris a try -- I'm sure the location makes a difference.

Sep 09, 2010
EmmaKnightley in France

First (and maybe Last) Time in Paris + Mont Saint Michel

Thanks - it's not really my thing either. I'll see if I can talk her out of it :) She talks about it a lot though...!!

Sep 09, 2010
EmmaKnightley in France

First (and maybe Last) Time in Paris + Mont Saint Michel

Thanks for the tips! I actually did some googling after I posted and I'm not sure now that DB (DF?) still exists...

Sep 09, 2010
EmmaKnightley in France

First (and maybe Last) Time in Paris + Mont Saint Michel

Ahhhh right, perhaps I shouldn't have used the word "extravagant." I don't think my mom is into extravagance anyway. I was basically looking for something special, distinct from all the other (hopefully) good places we'll eat at.

Thank you for your suggestions!

Sep 09, 2010
EmmaKnightley in France

First (and maybe Last) Time in Paris + Mont Saint Michel

Thanks :)

Sep 09, 2010
EmmaKnightley in France

First (and maybe Last) Time in Paris + Mont Saint Michel

That sounds like a great idea! Mmmm, foie gras...

Sep 09, 2010
EmmaKnightley in France

First (and maybe Last) Time in Paris + Mont Saint Michel

Thank you for the response and the suggestions :)

I love falafels!! I love the ones I get in LA, but I'm not sure if they're authentic. So just any old falafel place on Rosiers, or is there a specific one?

Sep 08, 2010
EmmaKnightley in France

First (and maybe Last) Time in Paris + Mont Saint Michel

Thank you for the response :)

Is it wrong that I think the groin de cochon sounds cute and delicious at the same time? :/

For the "big dinner," hmmm, I was thinking slightly dressy but not black tie. What do you mean by "plain" vs "super great food"? Obviously I would like the food to be good -- are you talking about basic quality cooking vs that molecular gastronomy stuff? I really enjoy the latter, but I think my mother would prefer the former (I like both, really).

Actually we decided to stay overnight in MSM to avoid the crowds during the day -- and I've heard that evenings there are quite beautiful. Yeah, I've also heard bad things about the restaurants there, so we'll definitely just hit up the supermarket...

Sep 08, 2010
EmmaKnightley in France

First (and maybe Last) Time in Paris + Mont Saint Michel

Hi everyone!

My mother and I will be visiting Paris (6 days) and Mont Saint Michel (1 day) next week, and it will be our first time. I took a gander at these boards, and will continue to browse, but I thought I'd post separately with my specific preferences and see if anyone can round out my list of places to eat.

- We're traveling on a budget (see exception below) and we've both heard about how horrible some of the tourist traps can be in Paris. We'd rather eat where locals eat -- and language isn't a problem. We plan to eat out mostly at lunchtime and keep dinners simple. I'm also looking for patisserie and boulangerie recommendations if there are any -- I've got a sweet tooth! (ETA: Found a lot in this post -- http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/723608 -- thanks!

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- Our hotel is in the 14th arrondissement but we pretty much plan on visiting all the major tourist places... so suggestions in all neighborhoods are welcome.

- Foodwise we're probably going to want to focus on French food. For so-called "ethnic" food, we have a great selection of Asian eateries in L.A. and Taipei (where we're from), so we probably won't eat at any of those places unless they are mindblowing :)

- Some places I've jotted down based on recs here and elsewhere...
1. Pierre Hermé
2. Ladurée
3. Urfa Durum
4. Quai Montebello Farmer's Market
5. Ribouldingue (I like offal and someone recommended this place to me)
6. Le 21
7. Dodin-Bouffant
8. Au coin de Malte
9. Léon de Bruxelles (Is this place actually good? My mom she had a great experience at the Long Island location.)

- Despite what I said about being on a budget, I'd really like to treat my mom to at least one extravagant French dinner, so I'm looking for a nice restaurant for that. Ideally this would be on the night before our departure, during which we'll be staying in the La Défense area. Budget is up to 100 euros per person for that. Neither of us drinks wine (I know, I know... wasting a trip to France!). However, my mom is one of those people who doesn't like to spend money if it's not "worth it," so the meal has to match the price -- if that makes sense.

Thanks for your help!

Sep 07, 2010
EmmaKnightley in France

UNE journée dans Montréal

Merci mak2k!! Et ouais, pour tout le monde -- l'anglais marche bien.

Jul 21, 2009
EmmaKnightley in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

UNE journée dans Montréal

Salut les Montréalais!

Bientôt je vais passer une journée dans Montréal, ~10 heures à 12 heures.

J'ai pas grand chose à faire, je souhaite seulement: acheter quelques livres en français, et regarder des beaux vieux bâtiments. Je ne demande pas beaucoup, je souhaite seulement que quelqu'un m'indique un quartier sympa où je peux faire toutes ces choses, MAIS aussi prendre un bon café et de la poutine (ouais, je sais, très touristique).

Je pense que je vais dîner dans Montréal aussi, donc si vous connaissez un restaurant que je ne dois pas manquer, dites-moi-le s'il vous plaît! (Je vais parcourir les autres fils aussi, bien sûr, ceci ne fait partie de ma question, théoriquement.)

PS: je n'aurai pas de voiture.

Merci!

Jul 21, 2009
EmmaKnightley in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

A brief essay on Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, with epiphany and references to Joseph Campbell

I think I love you.

Sep 24, 2006
EmmaKnightley in Los Angeles Area