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Squeaky Bean dinner timing

Oh wow, thanks for this -- I had been planning to go next week. Is there anywhere in the same general area you'd recommend I go instead?

Aug 19, 2013
drkaufman528 in Mountain States

Squeaky Bean dinner timing

Thanks rlm!

Aug 13, 2013
drkaufman528 in Mountain States

Squeaky Bean dinner timing

Hi all,

I'm going to be in Denver for one day/night in late August before heading to Aspen. Going to the Rockies game at 6:40. If I get there at 5, can I do dinner at Squeaky Bean before the game starts? Or should I wait until after the game (9:30ish) to eat? I'll also be coming from the east coast and have never been to Denver before, so I don't know what to expect from the altitude.

Thanks!

Aug 10, 2013
drkaufman528 in Mountain States

Trip report March 2013

Ellenost, I usually do too. And the bartenders/waiters have been great when I'm dining solo. I've just experienced issues with the initial encounter with the hostesses.

Mar 13, 2013
drkaufman528 in Las Vegas

Trip report March 2013

I'll also say that I sometimes get attitude at the hostess stand at Sage even though I'm an adult and usually traveling solo! I've learned to bypass them and sit at the bar with the friendly bartenders. But not an option that's available to you with your family. Glad the food was good but I'm sorry that the poor service tainted the experience.

Mar 13, 2013
drkaufman528 in Las Vegas

Best Vegas Appetizers

Wholeheartedly recommend the foie gras brulee at Sage. Great drinks too.

Mar 03, 2013
drkaufman528 in Las Vegas

one week in Vegas... our first time and looking for a few good meals

I think most of the Aria restaurants have prix-fixe options. Sage is my favorite restaurant in LV and I think they have $49 and $79 options.

Scarpetta is delicious -- somehow makes spaghetti and tomato sauce decadent.

I'd recommend Milos in Cosmopolitan for lunch -- $20 and change lunch deal. At dinner its very expensive

Dec 20, 2012
drkaufman528 in Las Vegas

Aria

There's a tea at Mandarin Oriental (http://www.mandarinoriental.com/lasve...)

Dec 05, 2011
drkaufman528 in Las Vegas

Upscale lounges / bars for a Friday afternoon

Again, not knowing the time it opens but what about Mix restaurant atop Mandalay? You'd probably get great sunset views around 4-4:30 in December.

Dec 01, 2011
drkaufman528 in Las Vegas

Upscale lounges / bars for a Friday afternoon

Mandarin Bar at Mandarin Oriental. Great views and great drinks.

Nov 30, 2011
drkaufman528 in Las Vegas

Aria

Although not inside Aria proper, I recommend the PUB in Crystals -- good, interesting beer and a large bar menu -- and Mozen and Mandarin Bar in the Mandarin Oriental. Can't recommend Sage highly enough. And wasn't a fan of the Aria buffet -- I thought it was totally fine but nothing out of the ordinary.

Oct 24, 2011
drkaufman528 in Las Vegas

Need Recs from Wynn afficionados

Have had a couple of great meals at SW. Also like Parasol Down (right outside SW) for drinks.

Oct 14, 2011
drkaufman528 in Las Vegas

Scarpetta or D.O.C.G.?

I have been to neither -- will be going to Scarpetta on my next stay, next week. I will say though that I went to L'Impero in NYC many times and the fricassee of mushrooms, spaghetti with tomato & basil and the capretto were delicious. All of those are only on the Scarpetta menu.

Jun 05, 2011
drkaufman528 in Las Vegas

Pre-Fixe on the Vegas Strip for under $100

Sage has a pre-fixe of $79pp. Big fan of the restaurant.

May 16, 2011
drkaufman528 in Las Vegas

Solo Foodie-----5 days in Vegas mid-February----Staying at Aria without a car

Have eaten at Sage in Aria twice as a solo diner. Both times sat at the bar--bartenders friendly, good drinks and delicious food.

Jan 24, 2011
drkaufman528 in Las Vegas

Salted caramel ice cream

Thanks for the suggestions!

Jun 19, 2010
drkaufman528 in Outer Boroughs

Salted caramel ice cream

Thanks very much for your suggestions!

Jun 16, 2010
drkaufman528 in Manhattan

Salted caramel ice cream

Does anyone know where to get salted caramel ice cream (as a standalone item) in Brooklyn? I'm looking specifically for it available at an ice cream shop or as a pint at a supermarket but not as a dessert option as a restaurant.

Thanks very much.

Jun 16, 2010
drkaufman528 in Outer Boroughs

Salted caramel ice cream

Does anyone know where to get salted caramel ice cream (as a standalone item) in Manhattan? I'm looking specifically for it available at an ice cream shop or as a pint at a supermarket but not as a dessert option as a restaurant.

Thanks very much.

Jun 16, 2010
drkaufman528 in Manhattan

Solo dining in Montreal

Thanks for the suggestions--went to Ferreira Cafe on Saturday night, sat at the bar and had the tuna duo and the foie gras. Both delicious. Bartender was very friendly.

Went to PDC on Sunday night, sat in front of the kitchen and had a lot of fun chatting with the cooks and my neighbors. Had the duck in a can and the apple crumble which were both amazing.

Thanks for your help!

Solo dining in Montreal

Thanks for the suggestions--much appreciated!

Solo dining in Montreal

I'll be in Montreal next weekend (Sat-Mon) and am looking to try some great restaurants on my own. I have a reservation for Sunday night at Pied De Cochon to sit at the bar. I'd love other suggestions for restaurants where I'd feel comfortable eating on my own, maybe that are casual or also have bars where I can sit and eat.

Thanks so much!