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Just a couple Recs, please, and a question...

Thanks much for the honesty. That's what we expected and were surprised it's still on someone's list. Thanks again

Feb 17, 2013
kmace in New Orleans

Just a couple Recs, please, and a question...

Coming to NO for a few days on business, and my boss wants to do restaurants with us. We agreed nothing we can get in other cities (we both travel a lot) and nothing over the top expensive. We've reviewed this board and others and have like 50 recommendations for our five or so meals.

One surprise though is the mentions of K-Paul's. We went there 20 years ago and were blown away, loved it. As we considered our options we thought "[it] can't still be that good 20 years later, can it?" It would fit the profile of what we're looking for perfectly if it is. Is it?

Thanks to all the Chows for all the recommendations.

Feb 16, 2013
kmace in New Orleans

Soft shell crab

In B-more for a couple more days and wondering where to go for soft shell crab? Went to Pabu last night and it was great (!), but not looking for more sushi, but loved that crab, and want more. Any suggestions?

One Night in Seattle, plus the Olympic Pennisula

Thanks much Chows - we're heading your way tomorrow!

Jun 17, 2011
kmace in Greater Seattle

One Night in Seattle, plus the Olympic Pennisula

Chows-

A month or so ago I posted a question about a night in downtown Seattle. Received a lot of good suggestions. They now seem to have come down to Art of the Table versus Sitka and Spruce (not that as of today we have resos......). Unless someone says "there's an amazing, very unique sushi spot very near there...." (meaning downtown).

We're also spending some time on the Olympic Penninsula after. Any recommendations in the Port Angeles, Port Arthur, Sequim area?

Saw the NY Times Sunday article. Seemed a little over the top.

K

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Art of the Table
1054 N 39th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Jun 13, 2011
kmace in Greater Seattle

Inventive downtownish place

Thanks much Chows! These are great suggestions, some I had not heard of before. Sadly, we'll only be there one night and will have to pick only one. Thanks again.

Apr 12, 2011
kmace in Greater Seattle

Inventive downtownish place

A few years ago we were in Seattle on business and had a memorable meal at a place called Cascadia (maybe in Belltown, not far from downtown?). It was memorable because it was extremely local and inventive cuisine (I still remember having something that tasted like pine needles smell...). At any rate, we're going to be downtown for one night this June and are wondering what place local Chows might recommend along those lines?

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Cascadia Restaurant
2328 1st Ave, Seattle, WA

Apr 09, 2011
kmace in Greater Seattle

Way north for a big group?

We're a bunch of se wisconsinites running in the Madison to Chicago relay this weekend, finishing at Montrose harbor Saturday afternoon. We'd like to have a big celebratory group dinner (15-20 folks) somewhere after the race in the far north side , since we're heading home after. Any suggestions? Obviously, we're not looking for gourmet, just fun.

Jun 08, 2010
kmace in Chicago Area

Fun and casual tonight

In town on business and are meeting our niece tonight for dinner. Any suggestions for a fun and casual place with good food? We're in Back Bay, but are willing to travel and are fairly adventurous eaters. Sushi recommendations perhaps (although the niece won't eat uncooked fish)?

May 21, 2010
kmace in Greater Boston Area

Sugestions?

A bunch of old deadheads, now and always chows, will be in town for the historical museum exhibit, plus other things. Where to go for lunch Saturday after the museum, upper west side?

Apr 14, 2010
kmace in Manhattan

Madison, WI Head to Head Choices

We're going for dinner in Madison in a few weeks. We have eaten at L'Etoile several times - it's one of our favorites - but have increasing heard buzz about Harvest. Since we onlyt get to dine in Madison a couple times per year we don't to be disappointed. What do locals say about comparisons between the two places?

Oct 03, 2009
kmace in General Midwest Archive

Packaged Pumpkin Raviolis

We used to have a wonderful gourmet style market here in southeastern Wisconsin called Gagliano's, located in Delafield. They sold lots of wonderful things, but one thing we used to buy for quick weeknight meals was wonderful pre-packaged Pumpkin Raviolis. Since the market closed ( a loss we still lament ,as the successor isn't quite so concerned with quality) we have tried several other pre-packaged Raviolis, and have continued to be disappointed in the quality. I seem to remember the brand name as "Bergamont" or something like that , but several internet searches have not turned up anything close. Do any of you Chowhounds out there know the brand I'm writing about, or have other recommendations for a decent prepacked pasta, and where to get them?

Thanks for any information.

Aug 01, 2009
kmace in General Topics

Breakfast in Northern Burbs

We're staying in Deerfield tonight on the way to Lake Geneva tomorrow. Any special place to try for breakfast Sunday morning that's not too out of the way?

May 09, 2009
kmace in Chicago Area

New & Fun

Great suggestions. We made resos at Mercat,. Thanks much.

Jan 20, 2009
kmace in Chicago Area

New & Fun

We're taking my brother from Phoenix out to dinner next week and are thinking of someplace with both good food and a little bit of "Wow!" factor. He's not a big seafood lover so we've been debating between Sushi Samba Rio and Custom House. But, we haven't been anyplace new since De La Costa and Aigre Doux, and were wondering if any Chicago Hounds would have some ideas. Thanks for any efforts to steer us to new & fun!

Jan 17, 2009
kmace in Chicago Area

Alexandria (?) ++

Just wanted to thank folks for the advice. Our first night we could walk to Jaleo, which we wouldn't have known about without our Chowhound friends. It was quite good. Second night met some friends in Georgetown at Bistro Lepic (just average bistro food), but then ended up at Kinkead's for a wonderful dinner the last night (after some good sushi appetizers at Lotus Lounge first).. Thanks again!

Alexandria (?) ++

Will be in town for three nights, arriving Wednesday ~ 7:30 at the Crystal City Hyatt (sigh....., it's a business trip). Looking for recommendations for all three nights, but assume Wednesday would be somewhere in Alexandria because it's close and we'll be late. We're on three waiting lists at Mini-bar, but that doesn't seem promising so far. Other suggestions? Price isn't a problem, but memorable meals don't always have to be over the top, either..

Zhiuatenejo Recommendations?

Leaving in a few days for a week in Zhiuatenejo. Does anyone have any recommendations for Chow there? Our hotel claims to have "the best restuarant in town" and we hope to also score from the local markets for our kitchenette, but will be looking for some authentic cuisine as well.

Jan 06, 2008
kmace in Mexico

Serrano and Tin Angel

We're in Philadephia for the weekend soon, and hope to attend a show at a venue named Tin Angel. It seems the only way to get a reserved table is to eat at their companion restaurant, Serrano. Menu seems reasonable, not over the top. We're casual kind of folks, hoping to hit Morimoto on the next day. Any reasons we shouldn't try Serrano?

Nov 04, 2007
kmace in Pennsylvania

Weekend in Philadelphia, redux

We and some friends hope to be in downtown Philadelphia for a short weekend next month for a concert. Which means we're looking for a memorable dinner on Friday and something good we could do Saturday, both for lunch and for before the the show, and maybe a Sunday morning brunch/dim sum before heading to the airport. We go out a lot all over the country, both by ourselves and together, and don't have the same price restrictions as the last weekend poster, but aren't necessarily going for Le Bec Fin either. Just something fun and memorable. And our friends don't do sushi (too bad for them) so the reviews we've seen of Morimoto and Pods won't do it for them. Suggestions?

Sep 28, 2007
kmace in Pennsylvania

Sunday Dim Sum

In town nwxt weekend (thank god not this weekend) and are thinking about meeting someone Sunday mid-daay for Dim Sum. Any recommendations?

Apr 15, 2007
kmace in Greater Boston Area

Quick, but good, hits?

Thanks much. By "quick" I didn't mean the food, just that I didn't expect an entire magazine article, just some suggestion, just like you provided. Thanks again.

Apr 11, 2007
kmace in Greater Boston Area

Quick, but good, hits?

Out of towner chows in town for a convention in a couple weeks, staying near Copley Plaza , but hoping to escape the boring meeting rooms for something(s) unique, regional and not too over the top. Entertaining the grad school god-daughter as well. Don't object to white tableclothes, but only if the chow is worth the price. We appreciate "streetfood" as well. Suggestions?

Looking for memories of first time in Boston....

Apr 09, 2007
kmace in Greater Boston Area

Phoenix Area Saturday Night

Going to be in Phoenix area Saturday night and am looking for recommendations for a nice, but not over the top, meal for four. So far Caffe Boa on Mill, Vincents, T Cooks and Vu at the Hyatt Regency are on the list. Thought about Marie Claire, but the "Gentlemen must wear jackets" sounded a little too stuffy. Any local Chow recommendations?

Oct 28, 2006
kmace in Southwest

Alinea, Trotter's, Topolobampo and ???

I'd also like to be adopted, and I can get free on most Saturday nights. Great choices. Stick with them all. I'd add Spiggia and Spring, Sean McClain's original seafood place and home base. (though Green Zebra and Custom House aren't bad)....(Although, despite what Gourmet says, the local #1 critic derides Alinea as being "gimmicky" - a hard charge to refute. But I loved his work at Trio, just before he opened Alinea.) Tru sometimes can be subject to the same criticism.

Oct 18, 2006
kmace in Chicago Area

Disappointment at Bartolotta (except 2 pasta dishes)

Let's not forget, even though I live near Milwaukee (where everything Bartolotta is revered, even if exceedingly mediocre), when Paul was the Chef at Spiaggia in Chicago, the quality went down, down, down. Down to the point where they had to rehire Tony Mantuano, who originally earned them their DiRONA award, amongst others, to restore Spiaggia to its original quality level. And it's no doubt it has improved a lot over the past couple of years. So, we've been waiting for the reviews of Paul's great desert experience, wondering whether the tourists would notice the good, but not great, cuisine.

Oct 18, 2006
kmace in Southwest