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DC For 1st time

I have a friend headed to DC for the first time for a conference - she is excited to not only see it but experience the food & music evening scene (jazz, blues, salsa, etc). She will be at the Hyatt Regency by the Capitol. Any suggestions for musts accessible by foot, metro or taxi. I grew up in VA but haven't been to DC in over 7 years so relying on this community to steer her right. Thank you!

Jun 16, 2012
vafeed in Washington DC & Baltimore

quick trip musts

A friend who will have a 4 month old - who is still in the sleep all the time stage- so something that will allow him to be there... thanks!!

May 24, 2011
vafeed in San Francisco Bay Area

quick trip musts

Headed to San Fran for literally 36 hours. Coming from landlocked Colorado. Staying at the Hotel Nikko but willing to go anywhere. Looking for any 'musts' for lunch (sandwiches/soups or a saturday brunch) and also a great local seafood joint for dinner- large wine lists are a plus- my budget is NOT French Laundry but its also not Subway;)... and I am also a fan of the unsuspecting holes in the wall. Also a great bakery for AM coffee and a treat would be a perk too!

Thanks so much!

May 24, 2011
vafeed in San Francisco Bay Area

Bray & Howth Ireland

My boyfriend and I will be in Bray for a couple of days and looking for a good pub and pub grub as well as any recs for anything else to try... we are coming from landlocked Colorado so seafood is a plus for us.

Also going to Ivan's in Howth and want to see if anyone can offer insight on this being a good choice or not (dinner).

Thank you!

Apr 18, 2011
vafeed in U.K./Ireland

Kailua dinner

Looking for a great place in or near Kailua for dinner- fresh seafood, veggies- prefer organic but any culinary delight that is a must is great! Good wine, beer & spirits too! Mahalo.

Sep 07, 2009
vafeed in Hawaii

dinner in Telluride

Need some suggestions for fresh food, innovative flavors or just an amazing meal in Telluride - there on a wed & thurs night if that makes a difference- lover of great beer & great wines as well... not a formal feel.. any help is appreciated!

Aug 17, 2009
vafeed in Mountain States

lunch on the blue line?

THanks for the advice! Also wanted to know is Gene and Jude's hotdog stand near the blueline? If not is there one that would be recommended?

Mar 31, 2009
vafeed in Chicago Area

lunch on the blue line?

We have a long enough layover (5 hrs) today and want to take the blue line from the airport into Chicago for lunch... something light for traveling (headed across the pond) but also something local! It was suggested to us to go to northern chicago? but we are open to anything that is 1/2 hour on the blue line... suggestions please and thanks....

Mar 31, 2009
vafeed in Chicago Area

A Saturday night in LODO Denver

looking for good places for drinks and somewhere for dinner and sunday brunch. Staying in walking distance to LODO and want to walk everywhere - suggestions would be appreciated - please!

Dec 29, 2008
vafeed in Southwest

Best of Portland

I don't know which area but I do now its in the city... she is coming from Boulder and lunch spots would be great too - she has one friend there so maybe places she would not feel uncomfortable on her own. No cuisine preferance - she loves fresh food, seafood, meats, cheese, she is an all around foodie.

Mar 15, 2008
vafeed in Pacific Northwest

Best of Portland

Have a foodie friend relocating to Portland, would like to get her a gift certificate to a place in Portland which will give her a great wine selsction, fresh & tasty treats, but most importantly a cool portland feel for a newcomer.. thanks so much!

Mar 15, 2008
vafeed in Pacific Northwest

Near Next Gallery Denver

Went to Duo on your rec and LOVED it. Great place, loved the wine list and the atmosphere - the food was an added bonus. Thanks for the rec!

Jan 26, 2008
vafeed in Southwest

Near Next Gallery Denver

thanks for the ideas- we are not looking for any type of food -we love fresh organic and nice wine/beer lists...Bistro style atmosphere.

Jan 24, 2008
vafeed in Southwest

Near Next Gallery Denver

Going to an art opening Friday night at the Next Gallery (Navajo Street) and wondering about a place close by for post or pre eats? Thanks so much!

Jan 23, 2008
vafeed in Southwest

New Places to try in Boulder/Denver & surrounding areas

After reading these replies and recs - I would go with SoBo. Its not as expensive as The Kitchen or the likes... but better... it is worth the money in the sense of quality. The food is amazing, the wine list is eclectic & I think the most expensive bottle I saw was in the low $80s with several ones offered in the 20-30 range. I love Aji but it offers only one style of food, Radda is over-rated in my mind, try something new is my advice ...

Jan 20, 2008
vafeed in Southwest

near Avenue Theatre Denver

Need help finding a place within walking distance to the Avenue Theatre in Denver for a light bite - glass of wine before a 7:30 show.. any ideas?
Thanks so much!

Dec 19, 2007
vafeed in Southwest

Cherry Creek North Denver

Have family staying at the Marriott there and looking for a Monday late lunch? Saw North... any feedback or better suggestions?

Dec 16, 2007
vafeed in Southwest

Radda in Boulder?

Having a friend visit and want to go somewhere with great food and wine. Heard this was a great place but read mixed reviews on daily camera website. Any updates? Other recs welcomed as well. Thanks so much!

Sep 10, 2007
vafeed in Southwest

restaurant 4580 Boulder

Anyone been? Was thinking about it due to the views of the foothills- would like to hear what others have thought. Thanks!

Aug 04, 2007
vafeed in Southwest

advice in boulder

two places to choose from - very different but looking to hear about people's experiences there. Bacaro is one - interested in the Italian food good not good? Atmosphere friendly not friendly? And the second is 14th street grille...what are people's experience? Hubby and I went to one and not the other - waiting to see what folks have to say before we drop a paycheck.
Thanks so much!

Jul 31, 2007
vafeed in Southwest

Lunch in Denver - Manny's Underground?

Meeting family inDenver and looking for a neat place to have lunch - prefer it to be in the north/northwest part of the city - curious about Manny's Underground if that is a good spot and how early shuold you get there for a spot? Any advice would be helpful! Thanks!

Jul 23, 2007
vafeed in Southwest

what new in Boulder?

Back to Boulder next week on last visit went to the Kitchen and loved it. Anything else that is a must try - fresh foods - unique or the best ever. Looking for fairly inexpensive.. in other words the Kitchen was a treat. Thanks for any ideas!

May 10, 2007
vafeed in Southwest

Santa Fe

Will be in Santa Fe soon looking for a local place dinner - five folks from around the world - fresh ingredients - meat, veggies, we eat it all Walking distance to the Inn at Loretto is a plus!
Thanks so much!

Mar 06, 2007
vafeed in Southwest

Downtown Richmond, VA Reccomendations?

I second Comfort but not the others they feel like chains - for a real GREAT meal venture to the VCU area for Edo's Squid- not far from where you will be and his first restuarant is even closer to you Mama Zu's but I favor Edo's - I like the atmosphere better... both very affordable and both have a bar to eat at if you are solo. Also in the fan Dogwood is quite good and so is Zues..both a bit pricey but worth it.

Mar 06, 2007
vafeed in General South Archive

Anniversary Dinner in Annapolis

I second that! Lemon Grass is fantastic! Great venue and excellent food - in walking distance to a few spots for a pre or post dinner cocktail if that is in order.

Mar 06, 2007
vafeed in Washington DC & Baltimore

Organic Dinner?

Boyfriend and I visiting Baltimore on the 16th- looking for a place with an Organic or all natural menu - fresh seafood is an added bonus.. any place to suggest?

Mar 06, 2007
vafeed in Washington DC & Baltimore

great finds in orlando

Help! Going to be in Orlando for two weeks- near the new Rosen resort near Universal Studios- looking for some great places for dinners. Prefer local spots not chains, good food, fresh ingedients, do not drink so alcohol is not important but love ethnic food - meats, veggies, all types welcome - suggestions so helpful! Thanks in advance!

Jan 08, 2007
vafeed in Florida

Friday in Savannah

Stopping in on the way to Florida- staying at the Hyatt and looking for a place with great food we can walk to- we love food - all types a local favorite with a nice seafood selection would be fantastic- and a 'must' for the saturday am would be good... thanks so much!

Jan 08, 2007
vafeed in General South Archive

Boulder bound

Thanks so much for the great advice! We have decided The Kitchen for a saturday night dinner (nice wine list) and also Sunflower for Suday brunch... and all the other spots we hope to work in in our 5 day stay. One question - we rented a SUV for our drive from Boulder to Nederland... we have driven the mountains of the East Coast, Spain, Ireland, and Germany - anything to compare? And any other good stops with also good eats is appreciated- we love food and the outdoors!
thanks again!!

Oct 04, 2006
vafeed in Southwest

Boulder bound

Is there a MUST in Boulder? Will be there from the east coast over halloween weekend and of course need to check out the best eateries. A good wine list is a plus. Also doing a drive to see Nederland. Advice is appreciated! Thanks!

Oct 02, 2006
vafeed in Southwest