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Question re Fort MyersFlorida

Randy's Fishmarket on the Tamiami Trail between Fort Myers and Naples is not fancy, but has a great variety of Florida fresh fish and excellent stone crabs in season. As the name implies, it is a fishmarket as well as a restaurant. My husband and I always go several times when we are in SW Florida.

about 10 hours ago
SFLisa in Florida

Christmas dinner in Ft. Lauderdale?

I am not a local, so hopefully, others will chime in with great ideas, but my husband and I have stayed at the Marriott Harbour Beach (south of the Westin) a few times to escape our winters. Las Olas (a short cab ride away) has many restaurants - we love Johnny V's and Big City Tavern. I think Johnny V's is open - great Italian and seafood and you cannot beat the thrill of eating outside in the winter IMO.

What store bought food do you "doctor up"?

I buy Amy's frozen cheese pizza and add about 5 slices of provolone to it and bake it in a convection oven. Sometimes we then top it with drained canned pears - weird but really good.

Nov 15, 2014
SFLisa in Home Cooking

StL Visit Last Week -- 11/14

Thanks for such a detailed post. Will check out a few of these next time I am in StL

Nov 07, 2014
SFLisa in Great Plains

Cuban food - Palm Beach County

Am going back to West Palm to visit my mother. Besides Don Ramon's and Havana - any great Cuban restaurants in the area to check out?

The Chew---a few years later.

I have been willing to give the Chew a chance from the beginning because I am a fan Of Clinton, Mario, and Carla Hall. I agree with you, I think it has gotten better and it is one of the daytime shows I dvr to watch while I am doing stuff around the house. I have made a couple of recipes from the show - the best one has been Clinton's pork tenderloing with apples and shallots. Easy and delicious.

Sep 15, 2014
SFLisa in Food Media & News

Reco on the way to FLL airport?

Johnny V's is not what I would call fancy. I have had two very good dinners there. Both times, the fish was excellent and fun to sit outside to people watch.

Oklahoma Joe's to change name

It's about time!

Sep 09, 2014
SFLisa in Great Plains

LA Hound visiting KC for football and bbq

For Lc's tailgating just go early and get take out. You can try calling but when they are busy they have a tough time with taking phone orders. Get ribs and burnt ends and onion rings - not a healthy meal but totally delicious.

Sep 02, 2014
SFLisa in Great Plains
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LA Hound visiting KC for football and bbq

If you like blues, check out Knuckleheads - again, in a dicey part of town, but the music there can be great and the venue is certainly unique.

Aug 24, 2014
SFLisa in Great Plains

LA Hound visiting KC for football and bbq

Since it is close to the stadiums, my husband and I love to pick up burnt ends (pork, not beef) and onion rings at LC's and tailgate before games. IMO, the best barbecue in KC.

Also, Classic Cup on the Plaza does a nice breakfast.

Aug 24, 2014
SFLisa in Great Plains

Fine Dining Kansas City

Definitely agree - Story is wonderful.

Aug 02, 2014
SFLisa in Great Plains

Things that Kansas City does better than NYC?!?

Just curious - what did you eat at the American Restaurant?

Jun 29, 2014
SFLisa in Great Plains

The Great and the Good - trip report

Just got back from a three day weekend with my sister in Seattle. Here are the foodie highlights:

Great: the albacore cabbage salad at London Plane; baked gigante beans, grilled halloumi cheese, and smoked clam dip at Westward; spring salad, duck terrine, grilled sardines, fried oysters at The Carpenter and the Whale; Tower of Power and veggie benedict at Wild Mountain Cafe; cheese plate, rose, and the view at Maximilien; and browsing the aisles at Big John's and Uwajimaya.
Good: baby artichoke and chevre tart at Cassis Alki; bonbon salad, hanoi pork at Tamarind Tree.
Wonderful weekend!

Jun 17, 2014
SFLisa in Greater Seattle
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Wild Mountain Cafe - Ballard

Thanks for giving me the go-ahead. My sister and I had a wonderful breakfast. I had the Tower of Power with 2 eggs and it was fresh and delicious. My sister loved her vegetarian eggs benedict, too. We lucked out and had no wait - even though it was Saturday.

Jun 17, 2014
SFLisa in Greater Seattle

First time visit to Seattle- what to do, where to eat, and cask beer?

Where specifically in the ID is the foot massage?

May 18, 2014
SFLisa in Greater Seattle

Wild Mountain Cafe - Ballard

Thinking about trying this place for breakfast when I visit in June. Any thoughts? I have been to a lot of the great breakfast places like Portage Bay and want to try something different with gluten-free options.

May 03, 2014
SFLisa in Greater Seattle

Ft. Myers Trip Report -- 3/14

Anytime we are in Fort Myers or Naples, we always go to Randy's Fishmarket on the Tamiami Trail. Not fancy, but amazing fish and stone crabs (when in season.) The sauted tripletail sandwich is our favorite.

Mar 23, 2014
SFLisa in Florida

Kansas City recommendations please

Where are you staying? Have not been to Novel so cannot help you there. Have been to Rye (riff on Heartland food) for lunch and it was very good. If you like Extra Virgin, La Bodega is similar as it is small plates. Really like the ahi tuna and the shrimp wrapped in pancetta there - don't get the paella, it is consistently dry. If you like beef, we often take out of towners to Garozzos for bistecca modiga. All of these are in the Leawood - Overland Park area.

And if you are trying more barbecue - LC's is the best, hands-down. Burnt ends - heavenly.

Mar 20, 2014
SFLisa in Great Plains
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Beignet (Kansas City, MO)

How was it?

Mar 18, 2014
SFLisa in Great Plains

Kansas City Food Itinerary

Appreciate the post - KC does have more than barbecue - even though ours is terrific. I agree with you about the chicken thighs at EV (from the longer post) but have had great meals there - KC can do "fancy."

Feb 23, 2014
SFLisa in Great Plains

Missouri

Sophia's and Murry's are my two favorites when I visit Columbia. I am not a fan of spicy, so I cannot help you there, but Sophia's has great small plates and Murry's is casual with good soups, sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

Feb 19, 2014
SFLisa in Great Plains

What's best these days in Kansas City BBQ?

McGonigle's is grocery story/meat market with take-out bbq

Feb 15, 2014
SFLisa in Great Plains

Girls weekend in Kansas City. HELP

Cafe Trio on the Plaza would be a good choice. They generally are decorated very festively at holiday time. Sit in the bar area and order small plates and fun drinks. Food is good and the people watching and atmosphere is great.

Nov 19, 2013
SFLisa in Great Plains

I-50 or I-70 area between Columbia and Kansas City

Glad that the Brick Front Grill is still open. I ate there years ago and was very impressed with my lunch and the desserts there. I tend to drive through Sedalia at odd times and it is always closed - happy that they are still in business.

Oct 28, 2013
SFLisa in Great Plains

I-50 or I-70 area between Columbia and Kansas City

Rocheport is about 15 miles west of Columbia - cute town with a few b&b's and antique shops. I like eating at Les Bourgeouis - very pretty views and good food.

Oct 27, 2013
SFLisa in Great Plains

Cheap eats and donuts in KC

Westport Bar and Cafe is a fun place - not terribly expensive.

Sep 17, 2013
SFLisa in Great Plains

Kansas City - Seeking a couple of restaurant recs for sightseeing trip

Dave is right - J Gilbert's and Bristol's are the best recs for steak and seafood near the OP Marriott. For some local ingredient places not too far away from Metcalf, check out Mission Farms. Room 39 is local ingredient, seasonal ingredients; Blanc's Burgers and Bottles specializes in fun twists on burgers and shakes. I have not eaten at Rye - nor will I due to a bad experience with the management - but others say that they have had good meals there - local ingredients and "heartland" food.

Sep 17, 2013
SFLisa in Great Plains

Any seafood Restaurant's near overland park?

I have never had a bad meal at the Bristol and they do list the origins of all of their fish.

Aug 23, 2013
SFLisa in Great Plains

Staub cocotte - dishwasher safe?

After reading comparisons, I just bought a Staub cocotte. Has anyone with one wash it frequently in the dishwasher? How has it held up? The instructions say that they can, but the non-stick may get damaged. Thanks for the help.

Aug 23, 2013
SFLisa in Cookware