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Easy dining for one from the convention center

Interesting. Well so far I've ticked off a few on the list, and have several more on my own dime, so I'm probably going to "settle" for food and company tonight.

Tommorow features Table for 10

about 23 hours ago
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

I'm pretty sure I would fall asleep. And even if Puesto was paid for?

about 23 hours ago
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

I've got a lecture at 2 ("Learning Disabilities; Diagnostic Understanding and Implications for Psychiatric Treatment"). So yeah.....Maybe later.

Apparently if I come back for dinner I get 20 percent off my check, but I have a reception at Puesto tonight.

about 23 hours ago
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

Having a great grilled tuna Sammy at JSix. I guess it's gluten free?!?

about 23 hours ago
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

Oh no! No Bravo in my hotel! I am missing Top Chef!

1 day ago
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Top Chef Boston - Ep. #2 - 10/22/14 (spoilers)

Thanks Linda..... I am in a hotel with no Bravo! I called to check. Somehow this did not occur to me. Maybe a viewing at Juniper and Ivy? I'm going with the recap but won't comment until next week.

Easy dining for one from the convention center

I will have to think about that..I am knee deep in oysters at Oceanair.....what is PEI?

1 day ago
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

Went to Bottega for lunch and enjoyed the mussels. Now I am in the lobby of Oceanaire waiting to pounce on happy hour.

2 days ago
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

No, I had a great time, especially the "adventure" of doing it alone, and using public transportation. (My husband who is attending his own annual meeting in DC was pretty impressed).Just a lot going on "in real life". I should have relaxed more. Still have four days!

Oct 21, 2014
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

Ate the ice cream. Brought home the tart.

The end.

Oct 21, 2014
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

Finished with an uni dish, then an apple tart with cheddar ice cream. Ate the ice cream.

Oct 21, 2014
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

No sign of Blais. Ordered biscuit (too filling, but t couldn't stop!), deviled eggs (meringue a nice surprise), Luna oysters. Octopus toast was calling, and I answered. Again; too much bread, but topping was great.

Oct 21, 2014
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

I am terrible at reviews, but I'll share bits of my adventure. Trolly plus walk was perfect. I sat at the chefs table, and had some cheese gougeres on the house. Salty but good!

Oct 21, 2014
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OMG, Williams Sonoma

I hope I have not totally derailed your thread. Jljohns link is to the '12 version. There is a link for '13 in it as well.

Oct 21, 2014
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Chez Soul, Fairfield

My husband lovesloves many of the cakes, but they don't always have the same ones.

Easy dining for one from the convention center

Just what I needed! Thanks!

Oct 21, 2014
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

I am not trying to get out of paying! But where my daughter lives in SF, trying to pay seems to irritate seasoned riders. As does not having change, not having prepurchased, asking questions, stopping and looking around, getting on in the front, getting on in the back,etc.

So $2.50, on a transit card? Purchase card before you get on or at the front door?

Oct 21, 2014
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

Sitting at Sally's and thinking of taking the green line to Juniper and Ivy tonight at 7. In SF, and NYC, it really helps to know what your doing. For example how to (or how NOT to) pay. Any tips? Any naysayers?

Oct 21, 2014
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

I'm afraid I wouldn't know.I have had maybe 5 in my life....that I can remember (ha ha).

Oct 20, 2014
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

And margarita and cevicche.

Oct 20, 2014
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

Edited.

At Puesto tonight. Planned to do in room dining at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, but couldn't bear it. This is better, but not sure it's better than the carnitas I have every Tuesday. Also had pibil, and the filet tacos, the latter because of the pistachio salsa.

Oct 20, 2014
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OMG, Williams Sonoma

Nah, Deadspin does the honors.

Oct 20, 2014
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OMG, Williams Sonoma

It is a fun store; enjoy! But I thought this was going to be the annual making fun of the WS catalog thread.

Oct 20, 2014
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Saveur's new look

Saving mine for a trip on Monday.

Oct 18, 2014
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Corn Meal vs Masa Harina

Well, it's almost that time of year again! I'll give it a whirl!

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

Thanks Linda! I am liking Greg (surprise! I grew four varieties of scotch bonnets/chinenses this summer, and cooked plantains last night!) Why wouldn't he "throw" the last place team challenge, so they can both stay? Nah.

Richard was really into describing his festival dish. I liked that.

Judging clips were harsh. Elven antics?

Mei is serious. She was on Knife Fight,and I think she won.

Katsuji seems entertaining to have around....For now...

Leading questions peave me ;"Did you think THAT (disgusting food) would be a good idea?", but I love snappy comebacks.
"I didn't come here to toss salads!" and "next thing you know....you're back home in your restaurant".

I DID like "where did YOU go to church?; church for me was an hour".

I'm already watching again, and about to be late for work tommorow, again.

Oh! And I think I inadvertantly made a res at one of Rkchard's many restaurants for next week!

Oct 15, 2014
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Top Chef Duels Finale (spoilers)

It is only 8:45 here, and I am about to "come undone!" (I don't even know what that means, but I think it's right)


Watching Chopped super something.

Oct 15, 2014
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Top Chef Duels Finale (spoilers)

No pressure.

And while you are the center of it all, I also get a huge kick out of just meeting up with everyone else on your threads.

Top Chef Duels Finale (spoilers)

"****, don't kill my vibe"!

I've been looking forward to this for months!

( Prances around, doing the "Tighten Up", and chanting "It's a Top Chef/ Linda recap night!")

Easy dining for one from the convention center

"But you guys are doing it with walking.. ha ha ha"

Which is so NOT Californian. But then I still say I'm from New York.

Oct 15, 2014
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