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Fairmont vs. Grand Wailea + other options?

In 2006, the Fairmont was clearly the better choice for dining for someone who is NOT into driving anywhere from the Grand Wailea. Plus I remember there was someplace better to the north, too. We'll be there for six days, so we need good advice on how to avoid the Grand Wailea for many meals.

Jan 20, 2013
Marydan in Hawaii

One dinner on Sunday night in Chestertown, MD

Having just read Christopher Tilghman's The Right Hand Shore, we wanted to see the area. We have a night - October 21 - booked at The White Swan in Chestertown, MD. Where can we have good dinner?

Lunch, dinner, breakfast w/adventurous teenage grandsons

Still smiling about recomendations for Victoria two years ago - perfect!

Staying downtown somewhere (can't decide) without a vehicle. Nothing on this board about CHINATOWN - no good??

Powell's is a must. Something nearby for lunch?

[Dinner in Seattle in 2010 was Serious Pie, breakfast Lola, if that helps with recomendations.]

Seafood always a winner.

Double name breakfast place - Kenny & ?? tops everyone's list. Can you get in without a terrific wait?

Love you Chowhounds!

Feb 14, 2012
Marydan in Metro Portland

Where to go? Taking adventurous teenage grandson to BILTMORE in early March: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.

We've traveled to Phoenix many times for meetings and are always stuck eating at our resort hotel, which is The Biltmore this March.

THIS time we're determined to find some interesting food for us and our teenage grandson. Happily he is an adventurous eater. [Chowhound recs for Victoria, B.C. last winter were spot on.]

Hate to drive, will walk up to a mile, and will accept Biltmore Resort restaurants only if you Chowhounds okay them.

Breakfast can be in our room if there's a Whole Foods or the like nearby.

Many thanks!

Feb 19, 2011
Marydan in Phoenix

Victoria in February w/grandsons: 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast. Where to go?

Excellent help from everyone! Many thanks! We had lunch at Shizen - the walk and the short wait and the shared sushi were perfect. Returned by Rogers' Soda Shop which was underwhelming. Pink Bicycle for dinner: "Best burger ever" was the quote on the bison burger. "Best onion rings ever" was my take on those. My beef burger, mandated by BC to be cooked medium, was rather dry, though. Breakfast at Mo-Le was fine and the Chinatown location was fun. It was lovely weather the entire time, so we were able to eat outside at Red Fish, Blue Fish - perfect in every way, except we didn't get TWO orders of their fries. We went by Rogers' Chocolates on the way to the boat and that was a fine end to our trip.

Feb 25, 2010
Marydan in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Dinner & breakfast in Seattle this Friday w/teenage grandsons

Thanks all for the suggestions! We were a block from Serious Pie and ordered four pizzas to-go, With drinks from Ralph's, we were set for viewing the Olympics from our 11th story room in the Warwick Hotel (with a dynamite view of the Space Needle). It was "the best pizza" 14 year-old Jonathan had ever had. Next morning was breakfast at Lola's and "the best Eggs Benedict" he had ever had. And I agreed with that after he traded me a bit for one of my "made-to-order doughnuts."

Feb 25, 2010
Marydan in Greater Seattle

Dinner & breakfast in Seattle this Friday w/teenage grandsons

Palace Kitchen won't do reservations unless you have a party of six, but we'll try it anyway.
Thinking Pike Place for breakfast. Should we just wander around? Is there someplace to sit if we get food at Le Panier?

Feb 15, 2010
Marydan in Greater Seattle

Dinner & breakfast in Seattle this Friday w/teenage grandsons

Arriving Friday at 7:30 on the Victoria Clipper with undoubtedly famished grandsons, 12 & 14. Wallking from there to Warwick Hotel - 401 Lenora St. Where can we eat well without a wait? Also need breakfast recomendation for Saturday morning. Boys will eat anything, but think long waits are lame. Thanks!

Feb 15, 2010
Marydan in Greater Seattle

Victoria in February w/grandsons: 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast. Where to go?

Taking the Victoria Clipper to Victoria next week. Staying at the Empress. Boys 12 & 14 will eat and enjoy ANYTHING! We'd like to walk anywhere we go. Chinatown? Seafood? Sushi? Dim Sum? Priorities: food first, teen-friendly second.

Feb 07, 2010
Marydan in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Lunch and Dinner in Downtown Seattle this Friday with adventurous kids

I have one day and night to spend with Bothell grandsons - 9 and 14. They are well behaved and adventurous in their food choices - mussels, sushi, crab. I'd like to drive downtown, PARK the car, then walk to someplace fun for lunch and dinner. We'll stay overnight at the Edgewater Hotel and have breakfast there. Then back to suburbia.

Oct 05, 2009
Marydan in Greater Seattle

3 dinners in Auburn, one in Sacramento

No, we are staying at a Best Western beside the river and will walk along the levee to Old Sacramento or downtown. If you say the Delta King is good, we'll go with that. Thanks!

May 21, 2009
Marydan in California

3 dinners in Auburn, one in Sacramento

Three of us will be staying in the Auburn area for the Western States 100 Training Runs. We'll need dinners on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, probably around 8 all three nights. Carpe Vino? What else?

We'll also be in Sacramento on Monday night - Memorial Day - staying where we can walk to the Old City and downtown. We did this last year and walked forever (near the capitol) to an Asian place that was just okay. Where's a place - bistro like, great California food, quiet - that we could walk to next Monday? Thanks!

May 21, 2009
Marydan in California

Southern Maine Coast - Best place to stay to eat well?

We've looked at it and it sounds wonderful, but too pricey for this trip. Do you suggest Kennebunkport for walkable food places, though? We can look for other inns there.

Mary

Southern Maine Coast - Best place to stay to eat well?

We're visiting the southern Maine coast for the first time in mid-October. Only have three days, so would like to find a charming inn, park, and not drive again.

What town should we stay in to have the best choice of great eating WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE (say a mile radius) - casual and charming preferably, but we'll take all suggestions.

We're considering an inn in York Harbor, but are not sure about great food possiblities there.

Picturing a classic Maine coatal town, no t-shirt shops.

Thanks!