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Dinner near Dali Museum, St. Petersburg

Excellent suggestion - I love that place! Having been there numerous times, I was looking to expand my horizons. Have a 2nd rec up your sleeve?

May 07, 2014
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Dinner near Dali Museum, St. Petersburg

What's a good spot for dinner this Thursday? Seafood would be nice but not necessary.

May 05, 2014
SweetPea in Florida

St. Pete Beach area favorites?

Treasure Island for a week and the usuals are Ted Peter's, Dockside Dave's in Madiera? for fish tacos, The Floridian for a Cuban , an ice cream place in Dunedin, Waltz Fish Shack in John's Pass......What's new (or old) that you wouldn't want to miss? And what's a great spot near the Dali Museum - lunch or dinner?

May 04, 2014
SweetPea in Florida

Sunday brunch in NE Columbia?

Any ideas for a brunch spot before the parade of homes? It's at Woodcreek Farms near Clemson Rd., Spears Creek Rd, Jacobs Mill Pond Rd. area. So someplace tasty near there would be great. Thanks!

Sep 12, 2013
SweetPea in Southeast

Greek Food in Columbia SC

There's a new one on Hwy 378 near Riverbanks Zoo botanical garden entrance. Sorry I can't think of the name off hand. By DeLucca's

Jul 27, 2013
SweetPea in Southeast

YAY! A vegan resto in Irmo, SC

I should say.... BBQ "short ribs". They were vegetable protein. I'm amazed at what can be done in the vegan and raw arena of food.

Jun 10, 2013
SweetPea in Southeast

YAY! A vegan resto in Irmo, SC

Ankh Life International Vegan Cafe, a "sister restaurant" to Lambs Bread Vegan Cafe located on Main Street in Columbia, opened in the old "Little Mexico" location on St. Andrews Rd. across from Seven Oaks Shopping Center. Today's lunch special of BBQ short ribs, rutabaga, & lima beans really wowed me! Nice sized full plate for $11. Can't wait to go back and try more.

Jun 08, 2013
SweetPea in Southeast

Lake Lure, Chimney Rock for lunch on Wednesday

OK, the goat pizza was out of this world. I was mistaken about the hours and got there 6 minutes till closing. So, a special thanks to Clinton who kindly agreed to make me the one last pizza of the day....... his wedding day. And the pumpkin ginger scone is perfect with this cup of tea.

Oct 24, 2012
SweetPea in Southeast

Lake Lure, Chimney Rock for lunch on Wednesday

Really?? Thanks - Flat Rock's hours work, but not so much West First 's unless I'm at Chimney Rock longer and move into early dinner mode. I've not been to Esmerelda since another lifetime (pre-fire) but was sort of wanting to see what is was like now and have that nostalgic experience of memorable times there.

Oct 23, 2012
SweetPea in Southeast

Anyone else been to Cafe Caturra in Columbia, SC?

And that had something tasty? I wasn't impressed at all and probably won't give it another go unless someone thinks my experience was a fluke. My quiche was bland and the "greens" that accompanied were a few pieces of pale, ribby romaine. Just meh, I thought.

Oct 22, 2012
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Lake Lure, Chimney Rock for lunch on Wednesday

Thanks, carolinadawg. I'd located the H'ville thread and pretty much decided that was the direction I needed to head for food. I'm eyeing Never Blue and the hours are in my favor for this little road trip. That or Flat Rock Bakery. Medina's Village Bistro in Chimney Rock looked like a possibility, but I think I'd rather go on to H'ville.

Oct 22, 2012
SweetPea in Southeast

Lake Lure, Chimney Rock for lunch on Wednesday

Rats, the Esmeralda isn't open for lunch on Wednesday. Any suggestions? Or even Off of 26 south, like Hendersonville?

Oct 21, 2012
SweetPea in Southeast

New pizza place in Irmo, SC

Oh yay! I'm glad you liked it. When I was there last, I didn't see the chalkboard special until people moved out of the way... and after I'd ordered. I hope it's on for a little longer. There are so many festival with street food this weekend.

Sep 28, 2012
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New pizza place in Irmo, SC

Noah's Antica Pizzeria recently opened at Shopper's Walk in Irmo. Always refreshing to see a non-chain pop up. They are take out only (for now) and open evenings. They tout a neapolitan pizza cooked in a wood burning oven. Pizzas are 12" and run about $15. I hope they're successful - they turn out a good pie.

http://noahspizzeria.com/Noahs/Welcom...

Sep 05, 2012
SweetPea in Southeast

Good Eats in Columbia, SC?

Ahhh Cpt Wafer! Good to see you around. And with an excellent suggestion too.

Sep 05, 2012
SweetPea in Southeast

Gainesville or Cumming Ga - gift cert worthy

I need to give some people a gift certificate for a pretty big favor. A couple - probably with a teen son in tow. Are there any upscale places you'd recommend? Or even good, just non-chain. Thanks!

I looked at Scott's, Luna's and 2dog. Anybody experienced those?

Sep 05, 2012
SweetPea in Southeast

Saludas in 5 Points Columbia SC

Yes it was as good as it looks. It's been a little while since I had dinner there, but it was a good dining experience. Give it a go.

Sep 05, 2012
SweetPea in Southeast

Refrigerator Rec's

I'm reading this thread because my third LG (single door, bottom freezer, ice maker, no door dispensers) is sitting in my kitchen waiting for me to decide on something different so they can pick it up. #1 had uneven shelves because the brackets in the back that the shelves hook into were not level. #2 the crisper bins didn't slide right so you had to struggle with them. (no wheels just plastic grooves) #3 the freezer seal doesn't grab completely, leaving a gap. I'm done with LG. For $1,200 I expect more.

Jul 26, 2012
SweetPea in Cookware

What's for dinner #154 - Dog Days of Summer Edition [old]

Steamed fresh-picked okra with some yellow gourd-shaped cherry tomatoes tossed in at the last bit. Seasoned with S&P and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Eaten with fingers. I love fresh okra!

Jul 12, 2012
SweetPea in Home Cooking

M Fresh, Columbia SC

It's nice to have another option for a late lunch (open 9 - 6) that is delightfully green and fresh. Michele's places seem to consistently dish out some quality choices. The citrus vinegarette was perfect for my grilled flounder on a giant bowl of greens, cukes, peppers, etc. Wellll.... sprouts should have been omitted; they needed a shot of sunshine.

Jul 11, 2012
SweetPea in Southeast

Best Burger, Columbia SC, 2010 and beyond

I went to Henry''shttp://www.henrysgrillandbar.com/menu.html after seeing they got a nod in Southern Living magazine's article on best burgers. I got the Henry’s Signature burger with imported red dragon cheese, sautéed mushrooms, and onions, with lettuce and tomato. Indeed juicy, on a knot roll (no? then what is it?... sorry) that held together through the last bite, which is quite an accomplishment. It was a good burger but I think what I'm missing is the 'grilled over charcoal" flavor. I would have had the sugar omitted from my sweet potato fries had I known that was coming. Tthe service was good and the decor is nice, open, lends itself to televised sports events - looked like a big screen projector mounted on the ceiling. And the menu you can judge for yourself at the website. Nice little neighborhood space.

Jul 11, 2012
SweetPea in Southeast

ADVICE ON BUYING NEW FRIDGE (in USA)?

Thanks for all your input!
Well, the single door, freezer on the bottom is the style that suits me (and the configuration of my kitchen) best. I ended up with an LG without door dispenser. I wish I'd had time to shop used ones, but alas I didn't or I probably would've gone that route. I think the consensus is right that none are worth the money, except for maybe sub-zero which is out of my reach. I heard a "don't get X brand" with every one except sub-zero. Seems Whirlpool bought out Maytag and Frigidaire is made by Electrolux to add to the confusion. My old one was an Amana and had to have several repairs visits. The door seal replacement was obscenely difficult. Guess I'll just hope for the best.

Jul 09, 2012
SweetPea in Cookware

ADVICE ON BUYING NEW FRIDGE (in USA)?

EEK! I need to make an emergency purchase. Any thoughts on brands you love or hate? I really want a freezer on the bottom style.

Jul 06, 2012
SweetPea in Cookware

Gift Certificate to Columbia, SC restaurant?

I'm sure they would enjoy Mai Thai in West Columbia. http://maithais.com/

Dec 05, 2011
SweetPea in Southeast

Winter Squash Harvest

Mollie Katzen (Moosewood Cookbooks) makes a delightful curried squash soup.
http://www.molliekatzen.com/recipes/r...

Sep 20, 2011
SweetPea in Home Cooking

Is There Such A Thing As GOOD Beef Jerky?

I wish I could type this in very small, pale print - like whispering.....
My dad wanted beef jerky in a hurry. I googled around and read that the Wal-Mart Great Value Peppered was actually pretty good. Bought it. Tried it. I'm not really a beef jerky fan, but we thought it was not bad. I'd say it fits the bill as readily available.

Sep 20, 2011
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Best Burger, Columbia SC, 2010 and beyond

Whassa ESB cheese?

Sep 20, 2011
SweetPea in Southeast

DeLucca's Italian Grill and Pizzeria - Columbia, SC

Wellll..... the honeymoon may be over. The last sandwich I had was the one with sliced granny smith apples - I cant remember what they call it. The sparse apple slices were nearly translucent they were so thin and it was so overloaded with cheese, I could have chewed on it all afternoon. I've been looking at their new menu but nothing calls out to me. Anyone tried something off the new menu?

Sep 20, 2011
SweetPea in Southeast

Food Truck Rodeo, Columbia 9/23/11

Oh Boy! City Roots Farm $5 tickets but I hear groupon will have a 2 for 1 offer on Thursday.
http://carolinagreenfair.com/columbia...

Sep 20, 2011
SweetPea in Southeast

Carrowinds (or nearby) food

Thanks Lynn - I'll keep your suggestions in mind for future roller coaster extravaganzas! I was there on the 18th and after looking around could not bring myself to eat there - I just survived on a huge coke. HOWEVER, as luck would have it, I got a call from friends to join them at Sun Ming in Irmo, SC where the chef was preparing ginger scallion crab with their fresh crabs they were bringing from the beach. Wow, what a great day; minimal to no lines at Carrowinds and a knock-out dinner!

Sep 20, 2011
SweetPea in Southeast