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Roasting Pans

Thanks to a cheap aluminum roasting pan my gravy tasted burnt this year for Thanksgiving. Never again!! I need some recs on the best good size, at least big enough for a 12 lb turkey, roasting pan out there. All my other pans are All Clad but there roasting pans aren't made in the USA and they aren't triply. I'm willing to pay the bucks for a good one so help me out Chowhounds!

Nov 26, 2007
Jakesdad in Cookware

Seattle City Center, casual dinner for one

Thanks Lauren & Bethwick, if you ever are coming down to Sonoma Cty allow me to return the favor.

Mar 01, 2007
Jakesdad in Pacific Northwest

Seattle City Center, casual dinner for one

Any suggestions hounds? I'm staying down by the needle and would like to walk to a restaurant for dinner tonite. I'm cool with NW, seafood, French, Italian, no oriental please I've been eating it all week and I'm burned out. Thanks in advance.

Mar 01, 2007
Jakesdad in Pacific Northwest

great restaurant in Portland needed

Filbert's, my personal fave

Mar 01, 2007
Jakesdad in Pacific Northwest

Oakland/Berkeley rec, Dec 26th, Chez Panisse or????

Thanks Dordogne, we'll give it a try and report back.

Healdsburg help!

Had lunch at Zin yesterday, great as usual. Ravenous is very good, Cyrus is supposed to be good if you want to spend the money, Dry Creek Kitchen is very good, Cena Luna if you are into Italian, Charcuterie is not high on my list but alot of people do like it. Barndiva is well reviewed. Hope this helps.

Oakland/Berkeley rec, Dec 26th, Chez Panisse or????

My wife and I will be in the Oakland area on the 26th to see McCoy Tyner @ Yoshi's in Jack London Square. Need a recommendation for dinner, French, Italian, CA all would be good. Thanks

Places for a single diner in the PNW?

Cafe Filberts on 24th & Vaughn, NW/Nob Hill area. I eat by myself alot too and I've really been treated extremely well every time I've eaten here. Great food, great service, good wine list, what more could you ask for?

Oct 19, 2006
Jakesdad in Pacific Northwest

Cafe Filbert

Sorry, yes Portland on 24th Ave & Vaughn, Nob Hill area. That's why I get for posting first thing in the morning

Oct 11, 2006
Jakesdad in Pacific Northwest

Cafe Filbert

Second time dining here and I don't understand why the place isn't packed. Nice room, well decorated, pleasant atmosphere and phenomenal food. Last nite, a glass of the 04 Sass pinot to start with the house filbert butter & bread. Ordered the mixed greens salad with a choice of 3 vinegarette's, sherry, red wine or raspberry, chose the raspberry. In my experience as a foody and a pretty good amatuer cook, the hardest dishes can be the simplest, how do you make a simple green salad extraordinary? Make it with perfect lettuce, add cracked filberts, a perfect amount of very made dressing and finally some Rogue River smoked bleu cheese. A great salad.

For dinner, lamb shanks with chevre couscous, olives and squash. I had the salmon the first I are at Cafe Filbert and really enjoyed the chef's mix of flavors and ingredients. Bill seems to like, as do I, bold flavors, the lamb shanks had everything I like in a dish. Nice change in textures, well plated, the olives were amazing with the lamb and the couscous, I normally don't care for couscous but whether it was the goat cheese or the fabulous braising liquid from the lamb, I ate it all!

Great food, great service, nice people, what more can you ask for?

Oct 11, 2006
Jakesdad in Pacific Northwest

Bay area chowhound coming to Dallas, need recs

Thanks Munchie & Mike, preciate the recs.

Aug 19, 2006
Jakesdad in Texas

Bay area chowhound coming to Dallas, need recs

Coming to Dallas for a convention in October, I need some recs on good restaurants for a bunch of people 10-20 per evening. Food - Steakhouses, Italian, good BBQ. Thanks in advance

Aug 18, 2006
Jakesdad in Texas