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Erie, PA

Fairly new to the area myself...
Lot of chains, but that fortunately includes chik-fil-a.
One consistently good restaurant with good prices is Rosa's Legacy, food is dominican, pretty much anything on the menu is good.
Wings are pretty solid in erie, try eli's or odi's 12
Khao Thai is not bad if you're in the mood for thai.
Haven't had luck with any italian food and the pizza is pretty terrible.
Heard good things about three b's for barbecue, but have yet to try it.
If you want anything higher end, save you money and go to cleveland, From my observations the upscale restaurants in Erie are really not very good and extremely overpriced.

Rosa's Legacy
601 Brown Ave, Erie, PA 16502

Apr 09, 2011
Dnanana in Pennsylvania

Gastropubs in Atlanta

Leon's Full Service in Decatur, great food, great beer
no live music though

May 24, 2010
Dnanana in Atlanta

Banh Mi in Charlotte

Zen International Market on Park Rd, near Carolina Place Mall. Grocery store, but they have a small little cafe area with a few Banh Mi options, including a tasty vegetarian one with Tofu. Both the BBQ Pork and Grilled Pork are great. $3.50 for a good sized sandwich.

May 18, 2010
Dnanana in Southeast

who else loves stuf yer face in new brunswick

I looove Stuff Yer Face, emily boli, yum
I even emailed to see if they would ship bolis down to nc(unfortunately not)
interesting fact, Mario Batali worked there in college

Stuff Yer Face
49 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

May 18, 2010
Dnanana in New Jersey

Where the locals eat

Tasty China in Marietta, GA, not too far up 75 from midtown, totally worth the drive for a unique Sichuan food experience
Multiple posts on chow about it.
Buford Highway for sure
Fox Bros

Tasty China
585 Franklin Rd SE Ste 215, Marietta, GA 30067

May 11, 2010
Dnanana in Atlanta

Can't decide where to go for breakfast - help me pick please!

Best Biscuits I've had in Atlanta are at Pastries a go go
I love Rise n dine, but their biscuits aren't great
I too am obsessed with biscuits, and was really excited to try Flying Biscuits, but was sorely disappointed, I'd skip it.

Flying Biscuit Cafe
1655 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

May 11, 2010
Dnanana in Atlanta

Atlanta must-eats for visitors from New York!

Just to add to the other suggestions, they can't make good biscuits in NY, check out some of the great southern breakfast options in atlanta
My personal favorite is Pastries A Go Go, best biscuits in Atlanta, not too far from the Decatur MARTA station

May 09, 2010
Dnanana in Atlanta

Cuban restaurant

Papi's? on Ponce
My favorite spot for cuban in atlanta.
They have empanadas with guava paste and cream cheese, but I've never had them myself.

May 09, 2010
Dnanana in Atlanta

Foods you love at Trader Joe's that got discontinued? [OLD]

Yep, almost everything I love gets discontinued...
first it was the tuna curry packets
then the spinach artichoke chicken burgers that they replaced with the smaller and not very tasty roasted chicken patties
Now its the amazing sundried tomato bruschetta that i used as a spread on every sandwich
They had the most amazing granola bars, nice and tart, also gone
I'm sure there is more I have forgotten or blocked out
Yet pretty much everything I have tried that I didn't like, is of course still there

Apr 27, 2010
Dnanana in Chains


Mexican: Cantina 1511 for upscale Mexican, probably my favorite, but it is pricey
Senor Tequila and Maria Bonita are about the same, I love Maria Bonita for lunch, I think Senor Tequila has a taco bar for lunch all 3 are off rea road, Los Paisos is Colombian on 51
Asian: Bangkok Ocha (Thai) on 51 in carmel commons, Blue Taj(Indian and other asian) in Ballantyne Village, Saffron(indian) in Ayrsley, Bombay Grille(Indian) on 51, Jo Jo China Bistro(stonecrest) and Wan Fu(off 51) for Chinese, Nikko for sushi in Ballantyne

Bangkok Ocha
7629 Pineville Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226

Ballantyne Village
14815 John J Delaney Dr, Charlotte, NC 28277

Cantina 1511
7708 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

Senor Tequila
9730 Dorchester Rd Unit 109, Summerville, SC 29485

Mar 28, 2010
Dnanana in Southeast

best vegetarian in Charleston?

My whole family is vegetarian, and it seems like a majority of the better restaurants in Charleston, the only option was to order sides, which didn't sound appealing.
Five Loaves was great for lunch
Outside of southern style, Basil Thai is great if you like Thai food, plenty of vegetarian options.

Five Loaves Cafe
43 Cannon St Ste A, Charleston, SC 29403

Mar 25, 2010
Dnanana in Southeast

New Trader Joe's yea/nay thread - 1st quarter 2010 [OLD]

Their onion/chive cream cheese is great, much better than comparable name brands
Havent tried any of the other ones

Mar 10, 2010
Dnanana in Chains

72 Hours in Charlotte: I Need Neighborhood Recs!!

From Uptown if you head down central ave to plaza midwood area you have a lot of options, often mentioned on this board
Intermezzo- Pizza
Penguin - fried pickles, dogs, open late
Zada Janes - also has breakfast
Cedarland - great falafel
El Pulgarcito - pupusas
some more options in that area:

Mar 08, 2010
Dnanana in Southeast

Asian near Gwinnett Arena?

Only place that comes to mind in the immediate vicinity is Thai Diner at Discover Mills, which has surprisingly good Thai food and pretty good sushi. If you drive a little further down to Pleasant Hill Rd. and a few miles off the highway you have a lot of options. Book Chang Dong Tofu House for Korean, namely tofu soup. What the Pho? There are a lot of options in that area that I haven't tried but I am sure you can find more searching the board.
I've heard good things about East Pearl Seafood House off of Pleasant Hill, closer to 85, namely in terms of their dim sum

Mar 06, 2010
Dnanana in Atlanta

Recent transplant to Atlanta needing tips in a few areas

A couple indo chinese places:
Chinese Rasoi - there is a spot in global mall on jimmy carter as well as a stand alone restaurant in Roswell I believe, but was unable to find an address for that one, I have only been to the global mall location.
Hot Wok - Peachtree Industrial Road
Bamboo Garden - probably the nicest of the three, apparantly it is a small chain
Hot Wok seems to be the most popular, but I have had pretty good experiences with all 3
Some Indian restaurants also will often have some indochinese dishes

I don't know of any Pakistani Restaurants, I think Zyka may be Pakistani owned, it is more like Indian Fast Food, and is pretty popular with most people

I remember a few solid Jamaican Restaurants in the Lawrenceville, but cannot remember any of the names

Mar 04, 2010
Dnanana in Atlanta

Recs for places near Emory

Rise-n-dine is great! I love their sweet potato pancakes
My other favorite in the area is pastries a go go in downtown decatur, for the best biscuits in atlanta
Flying Biscuit is open for breakfast, but if it is the weekend, prepare to wait

Mar 01, 2010
Dnanana in Atlanta

One night in Atlanta for 2 romantic!

If you like sushi, Taka has the best in Atlanta
Cute, Small restaurant, romantic feel
and in Buckhead

Feb 28, 2010
Dnanana in Atlanta

What should my wife bring me to eat from Atlanta?

If you have a cooler or some ice packs, a pound of pulled pork with sauce from fox brothers bbq.

Feb 28, 2010
Dnanana in Atlanta

Recs for places near Emory

Also, to help you get a taste of the cool neighborhoods in the emory vicinity(10-15 mins away) that are popular with emory students:

Downtown Decatur: El Tesoro, Saba,
Virgina Highlands: Osteria, La Tavola, Pura Vida
Inman Park: Fritti, Sotto Sotto
Candler Park: Flying Biscuit( not my favorite, but very popular and lots of veg options)

For higher end, floataway and watershed are excellent choices, not sure on the vegetarian selection

Feb 28, 2010
Dnanana in Atlanta

New Trader Joe's yea/nay thread - 1st quarter 2010 [OLD]

love the sundried tomato bruschetta, great as a spread on sandwiches, unfortunately went to buy more today and it looks like its been discontinued, why must they discontinue everything I love!

Feb 27, 2010
Dnanana in Chains

Looking for Charlotte Restaurants

For local fast food, you need to get to Bojangles, only thing that comes to mind
Cicis and captain D's are not local to charlotte

Feb 24, 2010
Dnanana in Southeast

New Trader Joe's yea/nay thread - 1st quarter 2010 [OLD]

Milk chocolate covered butter biscuits- great with tea or coffee
Sweet Potato Chips
Dark chocolate pretzels
Chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels
Jasmine green tea as well as the jasmine pearls
champignon tart
Multigrain entertainment crackers

Frozen pork al pastor
haven't had luck with any frozen mexican food, anything I am missing?
baked jalapeno cheetos things
winterfest beer

Feb 15, 2010
Dnanana in Chains

Looking for Charlotte Restaurants

Also an earthfare in Ballantyne if that is where you will be

Feb 15, 2010
Dnanana in Southeast

Looking for Charlotte Restaurants

In the Ballantyne area:
Big Daddy's for Burgers and stuff, Nikko for sushi, Blue Taj just opened or will open soon is upscale indian from the people who own copper
Ilios Noche - greek/italian
Cantina 1511 - mexican
Miro is also great
Lorenzo's Pizza

Feb 01, 2010
Dnanana in Southeast

New Trader Joe's yea/nay thread

Where did you find the boxed penang tuna! Was it a recent buy? I loved these things, but my TJ's hasn't had them for over a year and said they were discontinued. Are they back?

Dec 16, 2009
Dnanana in Chains

Potbelly Sandwich Works

Then you gotta try their ice cream sandwiches, two warm oatmeal cookies on either side of a scoop of vanilla

Sep 02, 2009
Dnanana in Chains

Lawrenceville, GA (or nearby) suggestions?

Thai Diner at Discovery Mills has surprisingly solid sushi and thai food. Supermercado Jalisco for tacos and tortas. Verra Zanno Pizza and Traditions Pizzeria. Of course Super H market is close by as well. Also near super H is What the Pho and for Korean Book Chang Dong.

Jan 24, 2009
Dnanana in General South Archive

Some Food Finds in South Charlotte

While not as authentic as Dim Sum, I would check out JoJo's or Wan Fu, far better than PF Changs or Pei Wei. The lettuce wraps at JoJos put Pf Changs to shame

Jan 24, 2009
Dnanana in General South Archive