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2 Nights in Durham..........................would like great food experiences

Tonali is great -- agreed.

Mar 24, 2014
kirol7777 in Southeast

2 Nights in Durham..........................would like great food experiences

Agreed: Market & food trucks are fun. A lot of the restaurants listed here are good, but a few are fairly mediocre to poor: Geer Street Garden, Bull City Burger, & Dos Perros (a shame because JuJuBe -- their sister restaurant -- in Chapel is pretty yummy). Yamazushi is worth the splurge.

Mar 23, 2014
kirol7777 in Southeast

2 Nights in Durham..........................would like great food experiences

Nice to be outside, but the food is mediocre, IMO.

Mar 23, 2014
kirol7777 in Southeast

A Cozy Restaurtant with Good but Not Spicy Food

Hi,

Hoping to get some recommendations for dinner tonight in DC. My partner & I are here with her parents (from out of state) and are looking for a cozy restaurant that has good food but is not spicy or adventurous. We're foodies but my in-laws are not; they enjoy safe, traditional food that is not spicy. Something like a good, old-school Italian restaurant or good bar food that's not trendy. Expensive is fine. Atmosphere (cozy, inviting, more old school) is key.

We've got a reservation for Rasika tomorrow, which I've been to before and really enjoyed. Not sure they'll like it. Yesterday we tried Zaytinya, which we didn't really care for. We didn't think the food was very good and they hated the atmosphere, finding it too young and loud. We went to Teaism for a quick bite to eat yesterday afternoon and she found the salad too spicy.

Any suggestions for tonight (Sunday)?

Thanks!
K

Northampton Dinner Recs for a Pescetarian

Thanks everyone. Had a great trip with yummy food:

1. Paul & Elizabeth's -- yummy stir fry in a peaceful atmosphere.

2. Chez Albert (Amherst) -- very good french bistro food and charming spot.

Northampton Dinner Recs for a Pescetarian

Good to know. In what ways do you find it pretentious?

In looking for some places to eat when I'm there, I don't particularly care if they're more casual or more fancy, I'd just like some good food. Hence Chowhounds! ;)

Thanks for your help.

Northampton Dinner Recs for a Pescetarian

Thanks, edub23. Great to know about the restaurant week option, and thanks for the link. I'll check out the website for Eclipse.

Northampton Dinner Recs for a Pescetarian

Thanks jefpen2 & magiesmom! Great to be reminded of Paul & Elizabeth's and Woodstar, both of which I like. In searching for a place, I've also come across Bistro Les Gras and Chez Albert. Any thoughts on those? Thanks again! K

Northampton Dinner Recs for a Pescetarian

Hi. I'll be in Northampton in June, and would appreciate some dinner recommendations for a pescetarian. I used to really enjoy Green Street when I was there a few years ago, but it looks like it's closed. I also liked Haymarket Cafe & Northampton Coffee for some coffee/tea and quick nibble. Hated Fitzwillys. Any suggestions, given what I used to like there? Thanks!

Northampton-area Dinner Recs for a Pescetarian

Hi. I'll be in Northampton in June, and would appreciate some dinner recommendations for a pescetarian. I used to really enjoy Green Street when I was there a few years ago, but it looks like it's closed. I also liked Northampton Coffee for some coffee/tea and quick nibble. Hated Fitzwillys. Any suggestions, given what I used to like there? Thanks!

Looking for decent Bahn Mi in Raleigh, Durham, NC area.

Do you know if they offer any vegetarian bahn mi?

Jan 20, 2012
kirol7777 in Southeast

Delicious Asian restaurants in Raleigh

How are their banh mi sandwiches, particularly any of their vegetarian banh mis. Thanks.

Jan 20, 2012
kirol7777 in Southeast

Nanataco in Durham open

I think it's in between Dos Perros and Chubby's (haven't been to Jibarra), which is part of its appeal. Casual atmosphere, outside dining options, and the food is pretty good.

I don't get the appeal of Dos Perros, though. I've tried it four times and each time found it mediocre. Much better than the Blue Corn Cafe, but that's not saying much. I wanted to like it - the location is good, it's part of the downtown revitalization, etc., but if I can help it, I won't go back. I don't eat meat, so maybe their meat dishes are better.

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Blue Corn Cafe
716 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

Dos Perros
200 N Mangum St. Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701

Nov 08, 2011
kirol7777 in Southeast

Lunch spots in Downtown Durham?

I was quite disappointed with Blue Corn. Almost inedible. Unfortunately, I can't remember what we had but everything was bad. We don't eat meat, so maybe the meat dishes are better.

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Blue Corn Cafe
716 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

Nov 08, 2011
kirol7777 in Southeast

Mad Hatter in Durham?

Rue Cler, Toast, Guglehupf, and Parker & Otis (in no particular order).

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Rue Cler Restaurant
401 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

Parker & Otis
112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701

May 11, 2011
kirol7777 in Southeast

Seeking one lunch in Durham, NC

Agreed. I've tried lunch at Watts a few times and have always been disappointed. Dinner can be great (though it's uneven). The Federal, Toast, and Chubby's Tacos are all pretty good.

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Chubby's Tacos
748 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

May 10, 2011
kirol7777 in Southeast

Mad Hatter in Durham?

Pretty lousy unless you just want a place to grab a tea while studying.

May 10, 2011
kirol7777 in Southeast

Winston Salem Breakfast Spots

Recently went to Mary's of of Course and thought it was terrible. Food was poor, the restaurant is very loud, and the service was terrible. Ollie's, Sweet Potatoes, and Mozella's are pretty good.

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Sweet Potatoes
529 N Trade St, Winston Salem, NC 27101

May 10, 2011
kirol7777 in Southeast

Wilmington Suggestions

We're heading down to Wilmington for the first time (!) and would love some food suggestions, both expensive and more casual. Thanks!

Woodstock-Killington-Rutland, VT

Any suggestions for the Woodstock-Killington-Rutland, VT area? I'll be up in VT for a month. I'm interested in the whole range of dining (inexpensive to expensive). Thanks!

Gourmet Indian Restaurant Suggestions

I'm heading to NYC in April & would like to have dinner at a gourmet Indian -- or Indian-fusion -- restaurant in Manhattan. I've heard the following are good, but the reviews seem to be fairly old. What do people think are the best places to go (on this list or otherwise)?

* Ada - 208 E. 58th St. reviews: [Gayot /13] [Google/3]
* Bay Leaf - 49 W. 56th St. reviews: [Gayot/13] [Google/4]
* Bukhara Grill - 217 E. 49th St. reviews: [Gayot/12]
* Dawat - 210 E. 58th St. reviews: [Gayot/14] [Google/4]
* Devi 8 - E. 18th St. reviews: [Gayot/14]
* Leela Loung - 1 W. Third St. (Broadway) reviews: [Gayot/13]
* Shaan - 57 W 48th St reviews: [Gayot/14] [Google/5]
* Saphire - 1845 Broadway reviews: [Gayot/13]
* Tamarind - 41-43 E. 22nd St. reviews: [Gayot/13]
* Tabla Bread Bar - 11 Madison Ave. (25th St.)

Thanks!

Mar 24, 2007
kirol7777 in Manhattan

Suggestions for Dinner ~ West 44th Street & 5th

We're heading to NYC for the weekend and will be staying close to West 44th & 5th. Any dinner suggestions for this area? We're not looking for a fancy/expensive place; just good food. We are vegetarian & sea-food eaters (no meat). Many thanks!

Jan 10, 2007
kirol7777 in Manhattan