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Bistros, restaurants, food markets in the South of France

Absolutely will do that - thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Aug 01, 2013
dougdude in France

Bistros, restaurants, food markets in the South of France

Thanks Parigi - any other recommendations for places to eat in or around Arles? (Closer to maison Genin than Atelier Rabanel in price...)

Aug 01, 2013
dougdude in France

Bistros, restaurants, food markets in the South of France

Thank you. I think we may stay in Arles - what I'm gleaning from this thread, is that my wife and I ought to consider staying in one spot - or maybe two - and touring around. I was thinking a different village ea night - making our way from Italy to Spain...

Jul 31, 2013
dougdude in France

Bistros, restaurants, food markets in the South of France

We intend to go slow and relax. Google directions show Nice to Barcelona by car in about six hours, so I thought five days was a good amount (and our limit for this part of the trip). But you are right, simply because one 'could' drive it in six hours, does not mean that five days is enough.

We don't want whirlwind - so the question is How best to traverse that time & distance, with local food in mind. We don't mind driving by big pieces of that territory to slow down and enjoy other moments...

So now I look for particular recommendations to steer towards... Thank you for the perspective!

Jul 31, 2013
dougdude in France

Bistros, restaurants, food markets in the South of France

Thank you - I will 'google' it that way and check for the days-of-the-week. thanks much

Jul 31, 2013
dougdude in France

Bistros, restaurants, food markets in the South of France

We are looking for restaurants, bistros, farmhouses, markets, (food festivals?) in the South of France. Will be driving from Nice to Perepignan, (near Barcelona) Oct 2-7 - five days to wander and find good and maybe off-the-main-path places. Nimes, Arles, Aix, Maybe Carcisonne, and maybe Gorges du Verdone too.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
-Doug Adler

Jul 30, 2013
dougdude in France

Know of any Fall food festivals in Southern Europe?

thanks much caganer, I will look it up

Apr 01, 2013
dougdude in Spain/Portugal

Know of any Fall food festivals in Southern Europe?

Oh - excellent - thank you much. will peruse this.

Apr 01, 2013
dougdude in Spain/Portugal

Food festivals in So. France?

Planning a trip to Barcelona, southern France and Northern Italy in September. Looking for suggestions for food or wine or harvest - type festivals around which to build some of our plans. Love down home food, wine and culture. Welcome all thoughts and ideas.
Thanks -

Mar 31, 2013
dougdude in France

Know of any Fall food festivals in Southern Europe?

Planning a trip to Barcelona, southern France and Northern Italy in September. Looking for suggestions for food or wine or harvest - type festivals around which to build some of our plans. Love down home food, wine and culture. Welcome all thoughts and ideas.
Thanks -

Mar 31, 2013
dougdude in Spain/Portugal

Dinner near Midway or on the road

All those sound worth our noting and discussing - thank you all! I appreciate the ideas (and driving suggestions) so much! And I love Chowhound.
-Doug

Apr 03, 2011
dougdude in Chicago Area

Dinner near Midway or on the road

Father and son foodies are traveling to Beloit College in Wisconsin. We land at Midway airport and have one eve to eat something on the road en route to Beloit - or in Chicago somewhere thats not too far afield.

We're coming from Portland, OR and would love to have something unique to the area. Italian, Polish, Jewish Deli, Chicago pizza - anything unique that says, You're in Chicago now!

Thanks much,
Doug and Sam - Portland, OR

Apr 03, 2011
dougdude in Chicago Area

one night in MSP

Excellent. Makes me think I ought to dive into my local boards about Portland, OR!

Mar 22, 2011
dougdude in Minneapolis-St. Paul

one night in MSP

I have a confession to make - sheepishly. Now that my request sparked this wonderful outpouring of advise and suggestions, we're not coming to MSP. Not yet anyway. My son still hopes to attend Carlton and now I do too, so I can visit MSP and try some of the spots that you all have suggested! Thank you all.

I never would have thought to enjoy Ethiopian while in Minnesota!
But I look forward to it - Doug

Mar 22, 2011
dougdude in Minneapolis-St. Paul

one night in MSP

That looks like a nice spot. There's a reason why Italian is one of the world's greatest cuisines. (I recently ate a Bosnian place and was reminded why Bosnian is not...)

Mar 15, 2011
dougdude in Minneapolis-St. Paul

one night in MSP

thanks much - that sounds like a fun place - great that you mentioned it's light-rail close (20 min.?)

Mar 15, 2011
dougdude in Minneapolis-St. Paul

one night in MSP

Wow - thank you all three.
Those are three very different rec's!
I tend to think that for us, Hells kitchen or Lucia's might be more the ticket.
thank you all - Chowhound is a great thing...

Mar 15, 2011
dougdude in Minneapolis-St. Paul

one night in MSP

Father and son have one night in the MSP area on our way to see a local college in Northfield, MN
Best if it's convenient to airport or central city or something not too far a field.
We're both foodies and would love a dinner idea - anything good and local.
Local attitude and 'flavor' is always best! Does not need to be fancy.
We're into it all, Chinese, noodles, Thai, seafood, Italian, traditional American heartland
Thought I'd ask others who know more than I.
thank you much

Mar 15, 2011
dougdude in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Merida-Akumal trip at Christmas

Thank you Eat Nopal for the reasonable sounding explanation - makes sense when laid out in context. We'll hunt around/look around, chat and try to spend one day at Los Dos with David Sterling, maybe some ideas will come of that too.

Oct 30, 2008
dougdude in Mexico

Merida-Akumal trip at Christmas

Thank you all for the tips and thoughts. Street, thanks - nice to hear what your Yucatan road trip took in and how long it took. Veggo, I am sure my boys will be fogging their facemasks plenty. I am SO excited. Still, I am curious that there is much here about eating in Playa, Akumal, Tulum, etc., and not much for Merida - often a reference to the food stalls for food (duh) and for referrals. We love finding those places favored by locals and expats.
We will be doing a combo of rental car and bus. Am going to try to see Campeche and/or Balacar, but can't do everything.

Oct 29, 2008
dougdude in Mexico

Merida-Akumal trip at Christmas

Oh Yeah, we also have one day and two nights in Playa - that was added for logistical reasons, but is sounding like a pretty cool town

Oct 25, 2008
dougdude in Mexico

Merida-Akumal trip at Christmas

Thank you Veggo. It looks you live in the area part-time - how great.
Yep, 5 days is a lot for Merida, but I figured on day trips.
Now to gather some ideas and recommendations for Merida eating. I have read that the central square marcado is full of good stalls and such. We will be with teen boys, but all of us love culinary-exploring!
thanks much

Oct 25, 2008
dougdude in Mexico

Merida-Akumal trip at Christmas

We're traveling to the Yucatan Peninsula finally - Yea! (been waiting 20+ years.) Coming from Portland, Oregon. Will be two nights and a day in Playa, then five days in Merida including Christmas, I know someone in Progresso so we'll visit there for a day, then on to Akumal for a week. Will do a day trip or two from there. Can't wait! We hope to spend a day learning, cooking and eating with David Sterling at Los Dos in Merida

Here are some things I am wondering about:
Are things open, celebratory and special on Christmas eve and day, or more closed - better to be with friends/family? - like this friend in Progresso.

How long to drive or bus from Merida to Campeche? We've read that it's great, but I'm afraid there's not enough time.

Is it reasonable to drive from Merida to Akumal, stopping at Chichen itza and Valladolid along the way? or would that be too much?

Any restaurant recommendations anywhere along the way of course! We love the smaller and off-the-beaten road finds, but we're not adverse to mid-town or even (gulp) touristy - though that's usually not the preferred meal.

Muchos Gracias-
signed,
so-excited

Oct 23, 2008
dougdude in Mexico