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Quick, dirty and silly in Portland

Thanks for all the tips! I needed a late lunch off the plane and Blue Plate was perfect. Burger, mashed potatoes and a Hawaiian soda. I only regret not getting back for a milkshake. Loved the carts - I need to go back for an All-Cart eating tour. Tried Sugar Cube for an Oh My Goodness, Oh My Guinness cupcake. Last one! I love it when I'm lucky. Voodoo was fun, but couldn't bring myself to get the bacon topper. Not saying it's wrong, just couldn't do it.

Jul 18, 2008
dottdc in Pacific Northwest

Quick, dirty and silly in Portland

Too many pretty lunches/dinners as of late. Will be in Portland this week and want counter food, something silly or something quick-and-dirty - all meals apply. Preferably in the SW Washington/Broadway, Pearl or Hawthorne areas. Slice of pie - of the tomato sauced or dessert variety, Mexican/Latin flavors, or pretty much anything good is of interest - but no more bbq. I've read through past posts and have pulled out Voodoo Donuts, Pix Patisserie and Pearl Bakery as potentials. Good ideas? There doesn't seem to be much consensus on pizza - anything really saucy and oozy out there? Thanks!

Jul 14, 2008
dottdc in Pacific Northwest

Caught by surprise Baltimore Brunch

Friend from Cali. wants to meet for brunch in Baltimore tomorrow. Help. From DC. It's 9pm. Thanks!!

Mar 17, 2007
dottdc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Ridiculous Request for Valentine's Day Guidance

I don't even know what I mean by "fun" - it is kind of the annoying, vague word. As opposed to the dull restaurant I'd like to go the next night?

Feb 08, 2007
dottdc in San Francisco Bay Area

Ridiculous Request for Valentine's Day Guidance

I realize Valentine's Day is the worst night to go out to dinner (especially at this late date), but I'll be in SF for work and want to meet up with two friends in the area (but not from the city). Any thoughts on a fun, $ - $$$ priced restaurant that doesn't need reservations? We'll do dive, but we'll also do a scene. Nothing too quiet and stuffy. Will be staying in the Union Square area but willing (and would like to) travel to another neighborhood. (Nothing more than a $25 cab ride?) Many thanks.

Feb 08, 2007
dottdc in San Francisco Bay Area

Thoughts on Palm Springs? [moved from L.A. board]

I know not really close to LA, but any can't miss restaurants in Palm Springs for dinner? Anywhere from a step above counter service to high end. Would prefer if it wasn't a chain but beyond that would love any suggestions. Thanks.

Oct 02, 2006
dottdc in California

Upscale Asian for Work Dinner?

I was overruled on the outside seating, but still had a great time. The food is really amazing. We did some appetizers and dim sum (peeky toe crab wonton was a highlight, the kobe beef app not as much) and then split the poached whole fish (snapper) for two between four. Which actually worked quite well as then had room for dessert - their spin on smores. Def. pricey but certainly worth it. Thanks again for all the ideas!

Sep 19, 2006
dottdc in Chicago Area

Cheap, good eats on Michigan Ave for Tomorrow Lunch?

Thanks for the suggestions. L'Appetito was perfect for my timeframe - loved the Jay's sour dill chips. Maybe they'll get to DC some day ...

Sep 19, 2006
dottdc in Chicago Area

Upscale Asian for Work Dinner?

Going Friday. I'll report back next week.

Sep 13, 2006
dottdc in Chicago Area

Cheap, good eats on Michigan Ave for Tomorrow Lunch?

I know. So late to be asking, but I just found out that I have some free time tomorrow before work sets in. I'll be on Michigan around E. Ontario. Any can't miss eats in the area? Would rather avoid chains unless they're of the local, can't-miss variety. Probably not pizza or dogs as have done these before when in town unless someone has a really great thin crust idea. Thanks!

Sep 13, 2006
dottdc in Chicago Area

new in town - help w/ bday dinner; entrees <$20

I've had fun two-people dinners at Rice (can get pricey - 14th Street area) or Regent Thai (Bottom of Adams Morgan). Two people actually works best as both can get a little noisy. Otherwise, Bistro Tabaq (U Street) may work for you if you do small plates and don't drink a lot, or maybe Matchbox in Chinatown. Rasika (downtown) does great drinks, but you would probably have to do appetizers to stay within your budget - walking distance to Matchbox or Jaleo if want to have a cocktail and then move on for dinner. Or Jaleo may work for you for the whole evening - great sangria.

Sep 13, 2006
dottdc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Upscale Asian for Work Dinner?

Thanks for the great ideas - I'm making a list for future visits. We're going to try Shanghai Terrace. Bonus points for unknowingly taping into the boss' love of dim sum.

Sep 06, 2006
dottdc in Chicago Area

Lauriol Plaza

Yes, yes New Yorkers know food - sigh. Lauriol is great for a scene and the margaritas on the rocks aren't half bad. Not Tex-Mex per say, but Guajillo in VA isn't bad, nor is Taqueria Poblano for a Mexican fix.

Sep 06, 2006
dottdc in Washington DC & Baltimore

Upscale Asian for Work Dinner?

Coming in to town and my colleagues are up for Asian. Tried to make a reservation at Japonais, but they're booked. (Sidebar: worth trying on next trip?) Any similar ideas? Bonus if near the main drag part of Michigan Avenue, but we're easily convinced to cab. Thanks.

Sep 01, 2006
dottdc in Chicago Area