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Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg - Mitte 5 Days end of July

Wanted to thank everyone. We'll be taking off soon and have reserved at Lokal, Katz Orange and Cordobar so really looking forward to it.

Jul 13, 2015
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg - Mitte 5 Days end of July

Thanks...definitely looking forward to Berlin as is approaches.

Jul 05, 2015
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Zagreb, Istria and Dalmation coast down to Dubrovik

Landing in Zagreb for a couple of days and then driving to Istria for four more then down the coast to Dubrovnik. Just saw the trip report on Slovenia and Istria which was helpful. But if anyone has any further recs for there or other places. We have a wide range and realize there is a lot of seafood involve, which is great. Thanks in advance. We will be there last two weeks of July.

Jun 25, 2015
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg - Mitte 5 Days end of July

Thanks for jumping in. I will check it out for sure.

Jun 23, 2015
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg - Mitte 5 Days end of July

Good food can never go wrong, so I appreciate your post. We will be in different parts of the city, I'm sure, but that just happens to be where we are staying. So if there was something outstanding worth a little trouble to get to we would be interested. You're right that one persons adventure might be someone else's ordeal. I guess I meant we don't need to go for safe choices all the time. Thanks for taking the time.

Jun 23, 2015
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg - Mitte 5 Days end of July

My wife and I will be in Berlin centred in Prenzlauer Berg and we are looking for something adventurous but not molecular, maybe a new chef just starting or something delicious but different. We've done the hyper expensive fine dinning thing and have gravitated more to places who take pride in what they produce but aren't trying to fool me into thinking dried watermelon is aged prosciutto. If you have some suggestions we would be most grateful.

Jun 19, 2015
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Washington and Alexandria weekend May 15 to 18

Thanks for all the help.

Washington and Alexandria weekend May 15 to 18

Thanks for the tip.

Washington and Alexandria weekend May 15 to 18

Sorry I got swamped at work. We're staying at the Morrison House. We will be doing the metro and taxis. We like ethnic food and have pretty wide range.

Washington and Alexandria weekend May 15 to 18

My wife and I are visiting DC to check out the city. We have ended up staying in Alexandria but will spend most of the days downtown Washington. Looking for interesting places to eat lunches downtown, near museums and local sites and then later dinners back in Alexandria. We like fine dining but also love smaller places that may be new on a scene but punching above their weight. Also maybe a brunch place for Sunday. Open to mostly anything with a food payoff. Thanks in advance. And yes I am checking out the board right now.

Madrid, Heading North

My wife and I will be in Madrid in early July and then heading north by car toward Santiago de Compostela. Sagovia, Salamanca, Burgos, Leon and maybe we will make it over to San Sabastian. I have been looking at the posts here but wanted inquire about possible restaurants by new chefs just getting started, restaurants with a twist or your local place that doesn't get the pub but does a good job. I guess what I'm looking for are places to take a risk or try something on the edge. But up for anything you might want to suggest as something to try that isn't obvious.

Thanks in advance.

Jun 01, 2014
Tdotfoodguy in Spain/Portugal

A week right after Christmas

Well good news for all the french cooking lovers. The Swedes have given the thumbs up to butter, cream and bacon. Hopefully that won't change again before I get down there.

Oct 28, 2013
Tdotfoodguy in New Orleans

A week right after Christmas

Thanks...I don't think we're hung up on the formality of service. Friendly and timely works. We're more about the food, really. Don't mind it being a little experimental or adventurous. Also don't mind eating at food truck if the food is interesting and well done. I read something about August somewhere else so that sounds like something to put on the list.

Oct 28, 2013
Tdotfoodguy in New Orleans

A week right after Christmas

Good to know. If you were going to go out for special evening where would you go?

Oct 28, 2013
Tdotfoodguy in New Orleans

A week right after Christmas

My wife and I will be in NO from the Dec. 27 to Jan 4. We are looking for a few suggestions...starting to pick some things up from posts. Not sure if the time of year changes what's open or not. We like to do a little fine dining, check out some new up and coming chef spots, and the best of local fare. We like to avoid the usual suspects unless there is a powerful reason to give them a try.

Thanks for your help.

Oct 28, 2013
Tdotfoodguy in New Orleans

Krakow In mid-July, Stockholm to follow.

Thanks for this. I appreciate you taking the time.

Jun 25, 2013
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Krakow In mid-July, Stockholm to follow.

I just checked the board and found most of the info on Krakow a little dated. Traveling with my wife and would love to find some emerging new restaurant scene there. But any recs would be welcome. We are pretty open price and food variety wise.

We will also be in Stockholm for about a week following and would love some recs for their. Same criteria. Always looking for something new and coming out. But we love to eat food prepped by a great chef as well.

Thanks in advance.

Jun 24, 2013
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Vienna: have 2 dinners picked out, need advice for 3rd

Thanks!

Jul 09, 2012
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Vienna: have 2 dinners picked out, need advice for 3rd

Is the only way to make a reservation at Zum Finsteren Stern to phone? Just trying to plan from Toronto.

THanks

Jul 09, 2012
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Kracow...again.

We will be there for two days. We will be staying at the Hotel Restaurant zur Post so we will be doing some looking around.

Jul 04, 2012
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Kracow...again.

Thanks for taking the time with this. I tried to talk my wife into going down through the Moravian wine area but we ended up going down the more western side through Plzen and then down toward Cesky Kumlov. We love wine but she won this one. We will cross over into the Wachau valley for a few days and then on to Vienna.

Jul 04, 2012
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Kracow...again.

I understand...we had already made the decision. Not about the quality of Krakow as a place to visit it was just a time thing the more we planned and figured we couldn't do justice to all of them. And it seemed like a lot more driving to get there. So we will have to do it on a Russia/Poland trip.

Jul 02, 2012
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Kracow...again.

I appreciate this as we had just deiced to drop Krakow because it seemed like the driving to and back was going to take too long to justify the trip.

Jul 02, 2012
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Kracow...again.

Thanks for this. It's very helpful.

Jul 02, 2012
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Kracow...again.

I know this must be a well worn path and subject. And I have been looking over previous posts...but my wife and I will be taking this route, driving we hope, and are looking for some interesting places to try out. We love to try new chefs who are just starting a new restaurant or something off the beaten path. We also like to try one high end place per city, something that is taking traditional and mixing it with something new, perhaps. Sounds like LA DEGUSTATION might be that place in Prague but any others would be helpful. Also if there are any recs for places that might be on route between any of the four cities mentioned that would be great. And if driving between these places is crazy for any reason feel free to bring that to our attention.

Thanks in advance for your help. Chowhounds has always directed us to great places we would never have found on our own.

Jun 27, 2012
Tdotfoodguy in Europe

Driving up from Lisbon to Oporto for three weeks.

Thanks to both of you. I'll have to see if I can get the wife past the small pigs. The picture on Sue's website might be too much for her. But we will be in the area so maybe I can spring it on her. The grinning piglet might be too much though.

Jul 14, 2011
Tdotfoodguy in Spain/Portugal

Driving up from Lisbon to Oporto for three weeks.

We had just made a reservation at the Hotel Moliceiro in Aveiro. We expect to explore around Obidos if the crowds are too much as well. Thanks for this.

Jul 14, 2011
Tdotfoodguy in Spain/Portugal

Driving up from Lisbon to Oporto for three weeks.

I have had a chance to look at the board and think I have Lisbon and Oporto under control...unless there is something new and fantastic to hear about. I am curious about O'Paparico andthe ODE Oporto Wine House in Oporto...haven't seen it mentioned here and wondering if they are Tripadvisor novelty.

I would like to know if there are suggestions for the Sintra area, Obidos, Batahla, Tomar, Coimbra, Aveiro, Viseu, Douro valley. Could be nice lunch or dinner and doesn't have to be fine dining all the time.

It's my wife and I and we enjoy new discoveries or just well executed food preparation. We can spend money but don't feel up to big dinners every night.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Jul 13, 2011
Tdotfoodguy in Spain/Portugal

Something Near BAM pre theatre

Thanks, that's helpful.

Mar 16, 2011
Tdotfoodguy in Outer Boroughs

Something Near BAM pre theatre

Thanks to both of you. I've made a reservation at Conviium so I'm hoping that works out with our timing. On a not food note, if you have any idea, to get to that area from mid-town is the easiest thing just jump on the subway?

Thanks again.

Mar 16, 2011
Tdotfoodguy in Outer Boroughs