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Pouic-Pouic

Any thoughts on this place ? We are in the area and wondering if anyone here has been and if it is worth the short walk we would have to make.

Jul 22, 2014
fred42 in France

Pouic-pouic

Has anyone been and if so what are your thoughts. It is close to where we are staying so we are wondering if it is worth even a short stroll.

Jul 22, 2014
fred42 in France

Tourist Hate

I could not tell you where to go @ fisherman's wharf as I don't go there. I think you are pulling my leg anyway.

Jul 15, 2014
fred42 in France

Tourist Hate

Why is it there is all the hate of tourists on this site?

For those that live in Paris do you realize that you live in one of the most visited cities in the world?

I was born and raised in San Francisco, another city that tourists like to visit. I worked downtown everyday of my working life. When I saw tourists on the street I loved it. If I saw them puzzled over where to go looking at their map I would always stop and try to help.

When I am in your city I am obviously a tourist. I don't where flip-flops and try to at least present myself in a respectful manor. I do not speak the language, as I do not have an affinity for them. I do know the basic greetings and am polite.

The last time in your city was for my 65th birthday and had a fab lunch at Le Cinq. That’s what I call service. I and my wife are usually able to wade through the menus and eat well. We mostly go to places in the neighborhood we are staying in.

I will be in your city starting on Friday bringing 2 nieces and sister in law and wife for 10 days as a graduation present for the nieces.

I hope we won't make you all angry.

Jul 15, 2014
fred42 in France
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Daring versus safe versus boring French food: is there more to be said?

The most daring thing I ever ate was duck tongue.

May 27, 2014
fred42 in France

french restaurants in london

What are the most traditional French restaurants in London

Mar 31, 2014
fred42 in U.K./Ireland

Weekday Breakfast and Late Night (Midnightish) Dinner Midtown East

Ess-A-Bagel is like eating a rock

Feb 14, 2013
fred42 in Manhattan

REVIEW (w/Foodie Porn Pix and Flix!): Fremont Diner - a Gem in Sonoma

All of you have got to be kidding about this place. The spicy fried chicken was not spicy at all. The thigh was bloody at the bone. My friend had the mac and cheese. Only OK. At the price a rip. The waffle did not have heated syrup, a major sin in my book. I will NOT be coming back to this place. The other thing is no beer or wine. Come on you are in the wine country for god sake.

Dec 14, 2010
fred42 in San Francisco Bay Area

Chicken-fried steak in the Bay Area?

Creekside cafe in Sonoma has a great cfs as well as out of this world special french toast. Those are the only things I have gotten in my visits there because I can't resist them. My friends and wife had other things and loved what they had.

http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&...

Apr 17, 2010
fred42 in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Bay Area Morning Buns??

Basque Boulangerie in Sonoma is very good if you are in the north bay.

Feb 04, 2009
fred42 in San Francisco Bay Area

the best hamburger...where is it?

Marin Joe's special burger. Just put the saute unions on and that is all you need.
Down market some is Mike's at the crossroads. The yard location is closed.

Nov 03, 2008
fred42 in San Francisco Bay Area

best fried chicken in san francisco

where can I get it?

Nov 03, 2008
fred42 in San Francisco Bay Area

Fried Chicken, Portland

I am looking for the best fried chicken in Portland.

Nov 03, 2008
fred42 in Pacific Northwest

Late sunday night around 50th and 3rd.

About 9:30

Jun 18, 2008
fred42 in Manhattan

Late sunday night around 50th and 3rd.

Late sunday night around 50th and 3rd. Any suggestions? Any type of food.

Jun 18, 2008
fred42 in Manhattan

Pancakes

Who has the best pancakes in town with real maple syrup?

Jun 13, 2008
fred42 in Manhattan

Late Sunday Night Dining.

we would prefer to stay close to the hotel. i had actually heard that the fried chicken was very good. the last time in manhatten we went to Jacque imo but the location has been take over by the shake shack from what i understand.

Apr 05, 2008
fred42 in Manhattan

Late Sunday Night Dining.

smith & wollensky may be a little to much at that time of night. we are open for almost any cuisine. price point about $15 to $20 per main.

Apr 05, 2008
fred42 in Manhattan

Late Sunday Night Dining.

In June we will not be getting to our hotel until about 9:30 on a Sunday night. We are on 50th and 3rd. Any thing open in the area that is good? 4 people one 12 yrs. old.

Apr 05, 2008
fred42 in Manhattan

Best French Dip?

Val's in Daly City has a very good one.

Jun 27, 2007
fred42 in San Francisco Bay Area

sonoma restaurant choices...need to confirm

I can NOT recommend Della Santina. I always found the food to be mediocre at best. Duce is another place you could try.

Jun 27, 2007
fred42 in San Francisco Bay Area

Dempsey's in Petaluma -- recent meals?

You will have a fine meal at Dempsey's. Some of the food has an Asian twist. All of the food is fresh and local. The beer is great. As you are about 100 yard from DOWNTOWN I don't know why you are stressed about the location. Sit outside by the river and enjoy.

Jun 27, 2007
fred42 in San Francisco Bay Area

Any thing worth eating in La Mirada.

Any thing worth eating in La Mirada.

We will be there for a few days and were wondering if there is any good food in this town.

Jun 08, 2007
fred42 in Los Angeles Area

Barcelona Help Needed

We stay at the Hotel Colon. It is across the plaza from the cathedral in the Barri Gotic. Try to get a room facing the cathedral.

May 01, 2007
fred42 in Spain/Portugal

AD HOC-please advise

We have liked Angele in Napa. French and on the river. Casual is how we have dressed. At the south end of Main st.

Mar 01, 2007
fred42 in San Francisco Bay Area

Barcelona Rotisserie Chicken

There used to be a place in the Barri Gothic that had chickens rotisserieing? out in front of the building. Does any one know if it is still there?

Feb 28, 2007
fred42 in Spain/Portugal

monterey carmel great food

Is there any great food in monterey or carmel? we are open to anything.

Jan 27, 2007
fred42 in California

carmel get away

We are going to Carmel for the weekend at the end of the month. We are open to all types of good food. We can go to Monterey also. If someone can recommend a place for fried chicken and breakfast places that would be appreciated too.

Thanks in advance.

Jan 16, 2007
fred42 in California

Whats good in Nevada City and Grass Valley?

We have been going to this area for years and have yet to find a really good spot. Any suggestions?

Oct 07, 2006
fred42 in California

fried chicken in ventura, oxnard.

I will be in the ventura, oxnard area this weekend and love fried chicken. Any recommendations?

Sep 07, 2006
fred42 in Los Angeles Area