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Looking for recommendations in Chiang Mai, Phuket and Phi Phi Island

Hi there! Going to Thailand for the first time next week and will be traveling around for 2 weeks. These boards have been invaluable and I have compiled a fantastic list for Bangkok by reading other posts. I have found several threads on Chiang Mai and have a few places (Wera's Laab Ped, Tong, Huen Muan Jai & a few places at the night market) on my list, but would love any other suggestions!

I'm really running into trouble finding info on Phuket (we will be staying in Patong Beach for 2 nights on our way to Phi Phi) and Phi Phi Island. We are attending a wedding at the Outrigger Resort on Phi Phi, so there are a couple meals that the couple have planned for all their guests, but I would be so sad if I only ate hotel food while I was there! We will be relying on local transit, but definitely willing to go out of our way for a good meal.

My favorite thing about traveling is eating and I'd really like to experience the culture and local cuisine as much as possible, so I'm really interested in local favorites - street food, etc. I'm pregnant so I didn't get any of the vaccines, which makes me a bit nervous about getting sick, but I really don't want to miss out on all the amazing food so I'm trying to do as much research and be as well-informed as possible. Spontaneity is going to have to be sacrificed, as I just feel more comfortable eating at places recommended by those in the know. Any advice on what to avoid would also be greatly appreciated - I know all the usual precautions, but any firsthand experiences would be so helpful! Thanks!

LG vs Electrolux electric wall oven?

How do you like your Kitchen Aid? I'm open to other brands so would love to hear your experience. Thanks!

Jul 02, 2011
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LG vs Electrolux electric wall oven?

I'm in the market for a new 30" single electric wall oven. I have found an electrolux & an lg that have all the features I'm looking for and will fit into the cutout in my wall. Does anyone have any experience with either brand??? I can't really find any reviews online for either. The oven we have now is the 10+ year old GE that came with the house and it cooks totally unevenly:-( we really want to upgrade because we're passionate home cooks and bakers, but can't afford the super expensive brands. Any suggestions & info is greatly appreciated!

Jun 28, 2011
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Dinner options for a big group in August

Thanks for the suggestions! Now that we've nailed down our flights and hotel I'll start calling restaurants! The private room (especially wine room!) route sounds perfect...

Jun 28, 2011
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Dinner options for a big group in August

Heading to NOLA for a joint bachelor/bachelorette party at the end of August and was hoping to get some recommendations for fantastic restaurants that can accommodate a party of 15-20 people. We would like to find someplace close to the French Quarter for Friday night and plan on doing Frenchman St area on Saturday night. We would probably prefer not to go to THE most expensive places, but we are certainly willing to pay for amazing food--it's our top priority! We are open to all types of food, it doesn't necessarily have to be "New Orleans cuisine." I had one of the best meals of my life at Dante's Kitchen last time I was in town and an amazing brunch at EAT, but I'm afraid they won't be able to take such a large reservation. I've also read that some places close for the month of August, so I was hoping to get some suggestions from locals! Thanks in advance :-)

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Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

Jun 06, 2011
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Birthday brunch off-strip?

I'd like to organize a birthday brunch for my family (about 10 adults and 1 baby) somewhere off-strip. I live in summerlin and the rest of the family is in the green valley/Henderson area, but we're willing to make a drive. My dad just hates going to the strip so I'd like to find a yummy local place. I have a tradition of eating chocolate chip pancakes on my bday, so if the place has those that would be a bonus. Thanks!

Oct 08, 2010
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Has anyone tried Johnny Smalls at the Hard Rock?

Going to a concert at the Joint this weekend and heard there's a new 'small plates' restaurant in the new Hard Rock Hotel tower called Johnny Smalls. Wondering if anyone has tried it because I can't find much info online...except for a generic description of the menu. Normally I hit Firefly after the Hard Rock, but always love trying new places....especially ones that get the thumbs up from CH. Thanks!

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Hard Rock Cafe
4475 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Apr 15, 2010
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NY CH'er off to LV -

Most of the 'simpler' places are off strip...not sure if you are willing to travel? If you are, I would check out Vintner Grill and Nora's Wine Bar in Summerlin. Not too far off the strip is a great tapas place, Firefly...over on Paradise. Lotus of Siam is awesome for Thai and an Indian place just opened next door to that called Namaste, which has gotten great reviews but I haven't tried personally yet. On the strip, I really like Nove and N9Ne at the Palms and Boa and Sushi Roku at Caesars for large parties. There are a ton of places over at the Palazzo at the Venetian that you might want to check out as well. Hope that helps!

Dec 05, 2009
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Suggestions for "affordable" steakhouse during boyz Vegas weekend please

I wasn't really thrilled by the food at Vic's at the Nugget. However, I do highly recommend Triple George Grill--which has a totally old school Vegas downtown vibe. We went there with a really large party and the service and food were fantastic...and ridiculously affordable.

Dec 05, 2009
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Lotus of Siam CLOSED; Rosemary's FULL--What to eat in VEGAS????

I recommend Vintner Grill...awesome locals place on Charleston in Summerlin. Food is great and it's got a great atmosphere. The prices are really reasonable and they have a 50 under $50 wine list, which really helps cut down on price if you drink wine!

Dec 05, 2009
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What can I do with a bunch of lemons & limes???

Had a party over the weekend and totally overestimated the amount of lemons and limes we would need for the bar. I have a ton that are already sliced into wedges and even more that are still whole. Ideas on what to do?? I'm already planning on doing a lemon meringue pie, but that's not even going to make a dent in the lemons I have. Help?

Nov 17, 2009
tear it up in Home Cooking

Is Vox Wine Lounge still open? (Las Vegas)

A friend suggested meeting there this weekend and I haven't been since right after it opened, so I went to look at the website, but the page is down. Has anywhere been there recently? I was so in the mood for some tapas....

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Vox Wine Lounge
2630 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052

Nov 05, 2009
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Has anyone tried Lucio? (Las Vegas)

There's an Italian place over on Sahara and Durango called Lucio that I've never seen mentioned on the boards. Was thinking about trying it and wondering if anyone else had?

Oct 25, 2009
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Need appetizer ideas for wedding party!

Yes please, would love the recipe! If I can do these in advance and freeze it might be the best option. Thanks!

Oct 16, 2009
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Need appetizer ideas for wedding party!

Thanks for the ideas! The mains are going to be a baked ziti, spaghetti & meatballs, a chicken dish (not sure exactly what kind), stromboli, roasted vegetables and I think an eggplant parm, but not sure about that one. The antipasto on a stick and the stuffed tomatoes or mushrooms sound like they would be easy enough to do for a lot of people and won't cost too much. I'm a huge fan of anything wrapped in proscuitto, but not sure if that will fit in the budget since we'll need such a large quantity. Stuffed Monkey...for the stuffed tortellini, would you use a store bought tortellini? That might work also.

Oct 15, 2009
tear it up in Home Cooking

Need appetizer ideas for wedding party!

I'm hosting a wedding party for my sister at my house for 100-150 people and need some ideas for appetizers. The groom's Italian mother and grandmother and making all the main courses and I'm already planning on doing a bruschetta appetizer, but I need to come up with a couple of other appetizers--preferably nothing too complicated or expensive and keeping with the Italian theme. We're going to be setting up buffet style, so finger foods are preferable, and for some reason the mother of the groom is anti-dips so that eliminated most of my ideas. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Oct 14, 2009
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Bday dinner for a local (Las Vegas)

I've been hearing a lot about Todd's....might have to check that out! The free corkage on Wednesday is very interesting...too bad the birthday falls on a Friday this year! I've been meaning to check out Grape Street Cafe since they sent me a coupon in the mail....I'm sure they have a good wine list and I'm cool with casual, but wondering how's the food? Thanks for the suggestions!!

Oct 12, 2009
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Bday dinner for a local (Las Vegas)

I'm planning a bday dinner for my boyfriend at the end of the month and was hoping to get some suggestions for a new place to go! We live over in the Summerlin area and would prefer to stay over on this side of town, but definitely willing to travel. Last year we went to Vitner Grill and the year before we did Nora's, both of which are now part of our regular restaurant rotation because we loved them. I'd like some place with a good wine list or BYOB but in the same price range as VG/Nora's type places. Any recommendations would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Oct 12, 2009
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First time to Paris

We're on a business/vacation trip in London for a couple weeks and just booked a last minute trip to Paris for this coming Thursday-Saturday. We're meeting up with some friends who will be there from Norway and are staying in the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower...across the river in the 16th. Anyway, my boyfriend and I have never been to Paris and I was hoping to get some recommendations from the locals about the best places to check out. We're open to going away from our home-base, but some options that are right around the Eiffel Tower area (and not total tourist traps) would be fantastic. The boyfriend is semi-vegetarian....although I've convinced him that he has to try everything when we travel and he's taken a liking to proscuitto, so the vegetarian thing isn't a restriction, but neither of us are huge meat-eaters. We love checking out open air markets and street food for lunch to really experience a city, and then doing the formal restaurant/bistro thing for dinner. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Sep 27, 2009
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First time to Paris

We're on a business/vacation trip in London for a couple weeks and just booked a last minute trip to Paris for this coming Thursday-Saturday. We're meeting up with some friends who will be there from Norway and are staying in the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower...across the river in the 16th. Anyway, my boyfriend and I have never been to Paris and I was hoping to get some recommendations from the locals about the best places to check out. We're open to going away from our home-base, but some options that are right around the Eiffel Tower area (and not total tourist traps) would be fantastic. The boyfriend is semi-vegetarian....although I've convinced him that he has to try everything when we travel and he's taken a liking to proscuitto, so the vegetarian thing isn't a restriction, but neither of us are huge meat-eaters. We love checking out open air markets and street food for lunch to really experience a city, and then doing the formal restaurant/bistro thing for dinner. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Sep 27, 2009
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dinner for 13 in Las Vegas

We just had dinner for 14 at Triple George Grill downtown. I'm a local, but had never been there and was pleasantly surprised. I'm not usually a huge fan of downtown, but this place had a super cool vibe and the food was great...very reasonably priced too. Great bar adjoining to meet for cocktails beforehand. We weren't in a private room, but they set up a huge table for us and we felt like we had the place to ourselves.

Sep 09, 2009
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Wine bars in Las Vegas? Suggestions

The Grape at Town Square is decent--I don't know how great their wine selection is, but it's cool to walk around Town Square and there are a bunch of other bars/restaurants there too. The Hostile Grape at the M Resort has the enomatic wine system where you get a wine debit card and can try a bunch of different stuff, which is pretty cool. I was there on a weekend and it was pretty packed, but that was right after it opened, so not sure if it's still that busy. The bar at Nora's Wine Bar over on Charleston and Rampart is cool...the same debit card idea...but it's not strictly a bar, there's a restaurant too. Hope that helps!

Sep 09, 2009
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Vegetarian-friendly on the Strip?

I have a couple (vegetarian) friends coming in from London...this is their first time in Vegas. I want to take them out to dinner on Sunday night and was hoping to get some suggestions for cool, fun places we could try! They always take me to the most amazing Indian restaurants when I visit London, so I want to reciprocate with a memorable meal. They're staying at the Venetian, but anywhere on the Strip or nearby is good....and budget-wise we're open, but prefer to stay under $100 per person. Thanks for your suggestions!

Sep 09, 2009
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Las Vegas Rec's for FUN/FUNKY and a SCENE business dinner

I love N9ne, but it tends to be very loud in there, so I'm not sure how conducive it would be for a business dinner. Nove is the Italian place at the Palms and is a bit more intimate. Simon at the Palms Place is also trendy/funky and they have a semi-private back room you might be able to get. Over at the Forum Shops at Caesars, there are several places that fit the bill...Il Mulino, Joe's Stone Crab, Sushi Roku and Boa. All have excellent food, but Sushi Roku and Boa have a 'hipper' vibe.

Aug 08, 2009
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Off The Strip Las Vegas

Vintner Grill is really good, as is Sedona. Both have great patios for to dinner and/or drinks that must be taken advantage of in this amazing weather we have had lately! Sedona does half price bottle of wine on Tuesday, which rocks. Firefly over by the Hard Rock on Paradise Rd is fantastic for tapas and sangria.

Jun 15, 2009
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Does anyone use "Rewards Network"?

Great, thanks for the info! I always forget to bring any coupons I get anyway, so this seems ideal for me. I think just to be safe I will use it on a credit card with a lower limit!

May 22, 2009
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Does anyone use "Rewards Network"?

There's a link to a "rewards network" site offering cashback rewards on one of my fave restaurant's (Sedona) website. http://www.rewardsnetwork.com/howitwo...

We eat at Sedona a lot, so getting 15% back every time would be pretty nice. The only catch is, you have to register your credit card # and then use that card when you dine. Has anyone tried this? Is it for real? I'm always weary about giving out my credit card #, but it's very tempting....

May 22, 2009
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Trip report (sorry, super long...I ate a lot!)

"disco" fries--I love it! I'm still thinking about that chicken from Dante's kitchen and I can't wait to go back to EAT and try the shrimp & grits!! I want to try and make it to creole creamery for a sugar fix on my next trip too. glad y'all (brought that word back to vegas with me!) enjoyed the report:-)

May 22, 2009
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Trip report (sorry, super long...I ate a lot!)

Well, I didn't really have a chance to document much of my NOLA trip while I was there because I was way too busy eating. Eating, drinking, walking and sleeping was pretty much what I did for 4 days. It was fantastic. I arrived Friday late afternoon and after getting settled at the hotel and changing out of my jeans so I could stop sweating, the BF and I headed over to WINO (Wine Institute of New Orleans) for a snack. We loaded up a debit card and sampled a bunch of different wines and ordered a few tapas. The place was super cute and laid back. We ordered hummus, bruschetta, melon and prosciutto and tapenade. They were out of tapenade, so we got an olive assortment instead. Everything was yummy and super reasonable...the whole food bill was under $25. Of course we spent double that on the vino, but it was worth it. We ended up having a late dinner at Rambla, the restaurant at our hotel, and then having drinks at the bar there while waiting for our partners in crime to arrive (of course their flight in was delayed and they didn't arrive until about 1 am). I was really impressed by Rambla. They have a nice wine selection that is heavy on Spanish wines, and very reasonably priced. I love me some tapas, so I was in heaven. My faves from what we ordered were the Rambla shrimp, which was to die for--the sauce was so good sopped up with bread, and the grilled octopus salad, which was pretty unexpected and amazing. It had olives, chickpeas, celery and a few other things mixed together with chargrilled octopus that was perfectly cooked and not remotely rubbery. We also had a 5 onion tortilla, which was pretty good, but had a little too much melted cheese on top for my liking, and a marisco dish with mussels, crawfish and shrimp that was average. After dinner, we hit up Loa for drinks while we waited and snagged a cupcake at the bar that was apparently leftover from a birthday party going on. There was a huge group of people together and all the girls were wearing fake moustaches. Go figure. I got a nice moist chocolate cupcake out of it and was tempted to take the 2nd one the bartender offered us, but better judgement ruled and we left before I stuffed myself silly.

After staying out til around 5am, we dragged ourselves out of bed around noon and headed over to Cafe du Monde for coffee and beignets. Just as good as I remembered. Fried dough covered in powdered sugar is just tasty, and you can smell the goodness as soon as you get within 10 yards of Cafe du Monde. After a bit of shopping and getting soaked in a rainstorm, we decided we would go straight to lunch and picked up a muffuletta from Central Grocery. We got a whole one to split between the 4 of us, and that was the perfect amount. I'm a recent convert to olive consumption, but even Keith, my cousin-in-law, who doesn't like olives thought the olive salad made the sandwich awesome. Luckily, my BF is becoming less vegetarian with every trip we take, so he too enjoyed the ham and salami-laden monster sandwich. After we finished scarfing that down in the park and headed over to Acme so the BF could get his oyster fix. There was actually a line outside, but it went pretty quickly and we were seated at the bar in no time. The boys each got a dozen giant oysters and we ordered one of my cousin Michelle's favorite things--cheese fries with brown gravy, which is called boo fries at Acme. I had never heard of this and it sounded pretty damn gross, but my cousin insisted it's the best and what she craves after a night of drinking. Apparently it's an east coast thing, but I'm from NJ--home of the diner--and have never heard of it. Well, Keith quickly learned he does not like raw oysters...I'm sure Michelle describing them as big boogers didn't help. The BF was undeterred and slurped his down, dousing them in the special horseradish sauce. I tried the fries and they were actually pretty good, but I wasn't convinced of their awesomeness. Apparently it's better with mozzarella, but down in NOLA they use cheddar. Oh well, I was still stuffed from the muffuletta so it's better that the boo fries were resistible. Dinner Saturday night was at Nola, one of Emeril's restaurants. We were there last year and I still think about the crab cakes with eggplant puree and feta. So good. I've read a lot of mixed reviews about Nola, but we really enjoyed it last year...we even discovered a new favorite wine, Kangarilla Shiraz, which we buy regularly now. This year we had another great experience. The service was great and the food was fantastic. We found another great shiraz that we are going to be on the lookout for now as well, Kilkanoon Shiraz I believe (we heart shiraz). A few minutes after we sat down, they brought us a each a piece of warm jalapeno cornbread. Nothing better than warm bread. Well, maybe warm jalapeno cornbread. We got 2 crab cakes...one for me and one for the table--everyone wanted to try since I had raved about it. The BF got baked oysters as an appetizer...as if he needed MORE oysters. The crab cake was just as good as I remembered. You wouldn't think the eggplant, olives and feta would go with a crab cake, but it works so well. For my entree, I got the swordfish special, which came with buttermilk chive mashed potatoes and haricot verts. The BF got shrimp and grits, which I of course had to taste. Very good. My fish was good...my only minor complaint was that the chargrilled taste was slightly overpowering. I was so full after a couple bites anyway, but I forced myself to keep eating because it was good. I managed to save some room for dessert and was really looking forward to the special dessert that had been on the menu--a Mississippi mud cake with 'ooey gooey' warm chocolate cake and ice cream. I had my heart set on that, so I was bummed when our server said they were out of it. Bollocks. Plan B. Bittersweet chocolate torte with brandied apricots and chocolate ganache. Not bad. I'm not a huge fan of fruit anywhere near my dessert, but the apricots were within the layer cake and just added some texture. The cake was nice and moist and while it wasn't my favorite, it satisfied my chocolate craving.

Sunday we headed over to EAT for brunch. The BF had a tournament at 2pm, so we got there around noon and put our name in. There were already a few groups of people waiting outside in the drizzles and I was thankful I borrowed a giant umbrella from the hotel. The BF went down the block to get a bloody mary at Cafe Lafitte in Exile since EAT is byob. Awesome recommendation by Chowhounders...it had more garnish on it than I have ever seen and only cost $5. We waited for what seemed like eternity, but was actually close to an hour. It looked like there was only 2 waitresses for the whole place and the host disappeared after taking our name. We were starting to get really antsy when we knew it was our turn next to be seated and saw the people at our 4-top pay their bill and leave...only to have the table sit there uncleared for a while. Finally it was cleared, but no one came to get us. We were starving and impatient by this point, so we went inside to wait right in the doorway, hopefully reminding the host that we were waiting for that empty table...right there...in front of us...so close. A few minutes later, the waitress finally came over and seated us...then walked away. No menus, place settings, nothing. They seated another table right next to us and gave them menus immediately. Not cool. Michelle's inner-New Yorker came out and she got up and got menus for us. The waitress must have noticed, because she came over and took our drink orders immediately. She was super nice too. I love that about the South...she didn't get all offended and act pissy because we were slightly rude. We were just so frustrated at that point. And hungry. Once she took our orders, our food came out pretty quickly and everything was amazing. So worth the wait. I had my first fried green tomatoes with remoulade. Oh. My. God. Their remoulade is spectacular. I wanted to drink the little bowl of it. I wish they bottled it and sold it. I had a spinach and artichoke omelet with grits and a biscuit. The biscuit was huge, soft and fluffy. The moistest, best biscuit I have ever had. The omelet was done to perfection. Everyone was thrilled with their meals and our previous annoyance over waiting disappeared. We had a 9PM dinner reservation for Dante's Kitchen, so around 5PM we decided to have cocktails and a quick snack at Rambla. We ordered the Rambla shrimp again--they were that good--a cheese plate, patatas bravas, and a ceviche special. Again, everything was excellent and it was a perfect snack for the 4 of us. We attempted to take the streetcar to Dante's Kitchen, but it doesn't seem to come every 15 minutes like it says it does online. We ended up hailing a cab and lucked out with a chatty cabbie who pointed out some sites along the way. The restaurant is a cute little cottage and the owner greeted and sat us. Our waitress was really helpful and nice. We ordered the same bottle of wine we had the previous night and liked so much and the boys ordered cocktails as well. I don't like margaritas, but I have to admit the BF's blood orange margarita wasn't bad at all. I got a beet salad with arugula and pecans as an appetizer and it was very nice and extremely fresh. The BF had bbq shrimp, which came in the BEST sauce. I just couldn't stop dipping the bread in it. Oh, and speaking of bread, they brought out piping-hot spoonbread for the table that was really interesting. It was kind of like cornbread with a little molasses and melty butter on top. You just can't go wrong with hot bread. I was stuck between an amberjack dish and roasted chicken and asked the waitress her opinion. She told me the chicken was a staff favorite, so I picked that. Thank god I did, because that was one of the best chicken dishes I have ever had. It rates up there with my favorite chicken in the world at N9ne Steakhouse. It had a maple bbq glaze and was soooooo moist. There was extra sauce for dipping on the plate and a potato bacon cake. Keith got the chicken too and was equally impressed. The BF, who never eats chicken and says he doesn't like it, tried mine and said he wished he had ordered it. Best thing on the menu, hands down. I would go to New Orleans just to go to Dante's Kitchen and order that chicken. I'd get the bbq shrimp appetizer too. For dessert we got a strawberry shortcake and the chocolate spice cake. I basically ate the whole chocolate spice cake...it had a nice crackly top and the spice wasn't overpowering. I'm not a big fan of strawberry shortcake (the whole fruit thing), but everyone else was raving about it so I gave it a try. Pretty damn good. Homemade whipped cream and a nice shortcake biscuit thing. I could do without the strawberries, but I guess they were pretty good too. I would definitely recommend Dante's Kitchen to anyone...it was one of the best meals I've had. Ever. And I have had a lot of great meals.

Monday we hit Croissant d'or for coffee and croissants. They make a nice latte there. For lunch we ended up at Stanley. The service was good and my omelet sandwich was pretty tasty, although a little heavy on the velveeta-ish cheese. Good comfort food menu. I really wanted to try EAT for dinner, but they are unfortunately closed on Mondays. Instead, we went to Rio Mar. Seafood and tapas...and open on Monday. Perfect. We had a drink at the bar first and the bartender was really nice and made a couple suggestions of what to order. The rest of our party was running super late and the kitchen was getting ready to close, so the BF and I just ordered for everyone and had the waiter help us make choices. The staff there was super friendly and helpful. We got the ceviche sampler and crawfish croquettas to start. The ceviche sampler was excellent and had 4 generous portions of different ceviches. The croqettas were pretty damn good too. For mains, we had a yellowfin wrapped in prosciutto, a shrimp dish that the bartender recommended, 5 hour roast pork and a pan-roasted black drum. The pork was by far the best thing we had. Good thing our friends were running late, because we probably never would have ordered it if we hadn't let the waiter decide on 2 things for us! The yellowfin, which was my choice, was actually my least favorite. It was a bit fishy and I wasn't a big fan. Couldn't get enough of the pork and the plantains that came with it though. I would definitely go back to Rio Mar.

For our last meal on Tuesday we went to EAT. Lunch wasn't quite as revelatory as brunch, but it was still pretty damn good. I actually had an omelet again, this time with ham and goat cheese. For lunch, it comes with a mixed green salad and grilled french bread. I wish it came with another biscuit! The BF got the trio with gumbo, red beans and shrimp with butterbeans. I tried his and it was very good, but very heavy as well. I was happy with my not-so-light, but fluffy omelet. We stopped by Central Grocery to get a muffuletta for the trip home. Brilliant plan. We ended up waiting until we got all the way home to eat it, but it totally held up and was just as yummy as I remembered.

All in all, we had amazing food and I'm certain I came home a couple pounds heavier. Totally worth it. Many thanks for all the recommendations of my fellow CHs...the rest of my group was grateful for all the research I did as well :-)

May 21, 2009
tear it up in New Orleans

Open VERY late or 24 hrs

This is fantastic...thanks everyone!!!

May 12, 2009
tear it up in New Orleans