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San Antonio family celebration

CH community, I need some recommendations on a nice/casual place for a group of 12-15 kids and adults to celebrate my father-in-laws 70th. I think he would prefer Mex, Tex-Mex, American, or Asian. Most of us are coming form out of town and staying near La Cantera. Thanks!

May 01, 2013
drgordo in Texas

Good Catering in San Antonio

Looking for a good caterer in San Antonio. Trying to plan a birthday party long distance and don't know the food scene well. Party will be near St. Mary's. Italian or Continental for about 70 people. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Jun 07, 2012
drgordo in Texas

Dinner for a group of 20 in San Antonio

Getting the family together for a nice dinner to celebrate mom's 70th b-day. Would like a nice restaurant with a separate room for a party of 40-45. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Jun 03, 2012
drgordo in Texas

2 nights in San Diego with wife; no kids

Thanks everyone for your ideas. Just got back. So these are the places we visited and my thoughts:
Point Loma Seafood - fresh fish and good fries but not really "fish-n-chips" as the fish is not battered but breaded
Bronx Pizza - good pizza but crust was a little too thin, pizza is such a personal thing. While we were there they made fun of a guy for asking for ranch dressing, classic.
Mariscos German - excellent ceviche and fish tacos, really excellent
The Mission - mission beach, best french toast hands down, pancakes were average and the hashbrowns were not crispy enough
Hob Nob Hill - good belgian waffle, good eggs, good hashbrowns. overall a solid choice for an american breakfast
Green Flash - PB, another good belgian waffle, decent pancakes. Similar to Hob Nob but what makes this place is really the setting, eating on the patio watching the ocean and people watching.
Ghiradelli ice cream shop on 4th - similar to the store in San Francisco; best hot fudge sundaes

Tried to get some sushi from either Nippon or Taka but parking in the gaslamp was impossible, didn't realize until the last night I could park at Horton and validate for 3 hours. Anyway, never got the sushi, maybe next trip. Of note, Nippon was empty on thursday night and Taka had a line out the door; not that this reflects on the quality of the sushi, but it made me think.

Thanks again everyone!

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Point Loma Seafoods
2805 Emerson St, San Diego, CA 92106

Bronx Pizza
111 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

Mariscos German
3515 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

Hob Nob Hill
2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Green Flash
701 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

May 21, 2011
drgordo in San Diego

2 nights in San Diego with wife; no kids

JM, say no more, this sounds like my place.

May 07, 2011
drgordo in San Diego

2 nights in San Diego with wife; no kids

Thanks for all the pizza recs. I love a good pie and where I am in Texas, there is none. Of the places you all mentioned, which is most NY style with the crisp but chewy crust with a little body? If the guy behind the counter is wearing adidas sweat pants and t-shirt that doesn't quite cover all his back hair, that's a good sign. We actually have a decent wood fire, thin crust, pizza napoletana place here.

May 05, 2011
drgordo in San Diego

2 nights in San Diego with wife; no kids

Wow, lots of ideas, thanks. Again, many mentioned are all over the SD discussion boards. I checked Taka menu online becuase it's closer to where we will be than Kaito; looks limited. Is the menu online accurate? Wife is too squeamish for omakase, as many times that is the best option.

May 05, 2011
drgordo in San Diego

2 nights in San Diego with wife; no kids

Thanks for the suggestions, I have seen some of these place mentioned (debated) on other SD boards. The hard part now will be deciding.

May 05, 2011
drgordo in San Diego

2 nights in San Diego with wife; no kids

Visiting beautiful San Diego for 2 nights/3days just me and the mrs. and am hoping to get some excellent food while there. Any suggestions are welcome but to narrow it down we both really like breakfast, pizza, sushi, and other seafood (especially fish tacos). We are staying near downtown (Pacific Hwy and Ash) but will have a car. Thanks!

May 03, 2011
drgordo in San Diego

Kids in Metro DC

Ended up at Good Stuff. Line was long on a friday at 1pm but moved quickly. Plenty of room to sit upstairs. Not a lot of other kids in the place but no one seemed to mind the "wild pumpus." Burgers and fries were good, plain cheesburger was the least favorite. Fries were not the real crispy kind but since we love In-N-Out, we didnt' mind. Shakes were great, toasted marshmellow was the favorite, kid sized ones were perfect size for all. Went there first then walked down hill to the capital. Thanks for the advice all!

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Good Stuff Eatery
303 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC

Oct 01, 2009
drgordo in Washington DC & Baltimore

Romantic, not pretentious, low key

Wife and I have one night to dine in DC and looking for romantic but not pretentious/stuffy, and won't break the bank either. Love spanish, italian, asian, and seafood. I know alot to ask for. Close to metro would be a plus but I realize I'm pushing it. Thanks!

Sep 17, 2009
drgordo in Washington DC & Baltimore

Kids in Metro DC

Thanks for all the great ideas.
Good Stuff seems like a winner, the kids are milkshake fanatics (I buy ice-cream 6 at a time when they're on sale). Is it walkable from the National Mall?

Sep 17, 2009
drgordo in Washington DC & Baltimore

Kids in Metro DC

Taking the kids (2 years-15 years) to DC to see the sights. Any suggestions for fun family friendly meals? Ice cream shops/diners? Thanks.

Sep 15, 2009
drgordo in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best tacos al pastor in Durham/Triangle area?

I tried it several months back, very enthusiastic about the prospects of good pastor in the area ans was extremely disappointed. Not good at all. I am mexican and lived 4 years in Jalisco; my humble opinion is that El Paraiso was not good.

Jun 01, 2009
drgordo in Southeast