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Memorable Dinners During a Quick Trip to SF

Thank you all so much for the feedback! We will be on company dime during dinner, so will probably limit to 1 - 2 drinks and try to be a bit judicious otherwise but still want to enjoy great food!

Any thoughts on non-SOMA dinner for Fri night? Same criteria would apply, looking to check out a great restaurant in a different neighborhood in central SF, maybe the Mission or North Beach? Hope this is not too vague.

Memorable Dinners During a Quick Trip to SF

Hi there –

Attending a conference with a co-worker in November.

We are staying by the Moscone Center and will be looking to book a dinner for Thursday and Friday nights. We’ll be limited by the hours of the conference and won’t have much free time unfortunately. We have both been to SF before but not in a few years.

I have been combing through the boards but am overwhelmed at trying to maximize these two nights in such a wonderful city.

Restaurants that have piqued my interest: Slanted Door, AQ, Bar Tartine and Canteen.

I am thinking Thursday night we may do dinner in SOMA/surrounds and Friday possibly head to a different neighborhood. We are open to any and all cuisines, looking to spend about ~$100-$120 max for two people with drinks. Ideally restaurant wouldn't be super noisy. Would be perfect if the restaurant location was near a few bars or pubs for after dinner drinks.

Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Feedback on Kauai Itinerary

Thanks for the suggestions, all! Will report back after our trip.

May 15, 2011
MeghanP in Hawaii

Feedback on Kauai Itinerary

Hi there,

Two late twenty-somethings will be vacationing in Hawaii in late May/early June. We will be splitting our time between Honolulu and Kauai. We have scoured Chowhound, Yelp and other sites but weren't able to find as much information for the Kauai portion so we were hoping to gain some feedback on our plans below.

We will be staying in Princeville and would prefer to keep most of our meals within 15 miles or so from this area. We will have a rental car.

Planned Breakfasts: Kountry Kitchen (en route from airport to Princeville), Java Kai, Lei Petite Bakery, Hanalei Juice Company

Planned Lunches: Pat's Taqueria, Hanalei Farmers Market, Kilauea Fish Market, Bubba Burger

Planned Dinners, Bar Acuda, Hanalei Pizza, Tavern at Princeville

Our questions are:

* Are there any must-try restaurants we may have overlooked? We are seeking one more restaurant for dinner - open to all types of cuisine. Ideally we would like to keep the meal at less than $100 for two.
* In terms of sightseeing, what are the stops you would recommend en route from Lihue airport to the Princeville area?
* Any other general feedback?

Thank you very much in advance!

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Kountry Kitchen Restaurant
1485 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746

Bubba Burgers
Hanalei, Kapaa, HI 96746

Hanalei Pizza
Ching Young Vlg, Hanalei, HI 96714

Apr 24, 2011
MeghanP in Hawaii

Weekend in Niagara on the Lake

Thanks! This is very helpful. We are staying in old town NOTL. Looking forward to it! :-)

Weekend in Niagara on the Lake

Hi there,

My parents, my sisters and I (the three of us are mid twenty-somethings) will be heading up to Niagara on the Lake for a weekend in a couple of weeks.

I've already done a bit of research and have booked dinner reservations at Stone Road Grill for Friday evening and Peller Estate Winery for Saturday night. For lunch on Saturday, I was thinking we could grab a quick lunch from Epicurean.

I have been unable to find much on the brunch front. Are there any nice spots in the area - preferably no further than a 15 minute drive from NOTL? Flexible on price and menu. I've read about Pie Plate but it seems a bit out of the way as we will be heading back to New York.

I have a list of about 8 - 10 wineries that we're interested in checking out. I've noticed that many of the wineries have "winery experiences" on their website - is it generally expected that one book winery visits in advance, or are you able to just drop by? Any recommended experiences in particular?

Lastly, are there any other unique non-wine sights/activities/experiences you would recommend? Any help or additional tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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The Pie Plate
1516 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-ON-the-Lake, ON L0S, CA