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NEW YEARS HELP FOR ROME

Awesome! Thanks for the recommendation!

Dec 17, 2010
alisongwilliams in Italy

NEW YEARS HELP FOR ROME

Hi all,

My family (6 adults) will be in rome to celebrate my Dad's 60th birthday in December.

I've been having a lot of difficulty finding a spot for dinner on New Years Eve. We would prefer something that is a la carte and not too fancy -- a cozy pizzeria, wine bar or enoteca.

I would love to get some feedback on our short list -- or if any of you have other suggestions that would be fabulous!
Thanks so much!

In terms of location we are trying to stay as central as possible so that we can celebrate on the streets with everyone after dinner!

Enoteca Ferrera: the reviews seem quite mixed for this place
Le Fate Restaurant
Ristorante 31 al Vicario

Dec 17, 2010
alisongwilliams in Italy

italian nutella in toronto

Hi -- just heard that the nutella made in Italy has less coco / sugar and more hazelnuts -- does anyone know if this is carried anywhere in toronto?

Thanks so much!

Alison

best place to purchase swordfish in toronto

Thanks! I appreciate the heads up ... thats really disturbing to hear though .. i do tend to put a lot of trust in the folks at these markets ...

best place to purchase swordfish in toronto

Hello all
I am planning on making swordfish skewers for my mom this mother's day.
I'm do not frequently purchase fish and am hoping that someone could recommend a good fish store for swordfish.
Usually i would head into St. Lawrence .. but I live closer to Kensington Market -- can anyone vouch for the quality of those fish stores? Any other suggestions would be really appreciated as well!
Thanks for your help!

Alison

malibu recommendations visiting from Toronto

These are all fabulous! Thanks so much!! You've definitely given me lots of ideas and places to look into!

I think I'm definitely going to try and get a reso for Geoffrey's -- it looks just amazing!

Thanks again!

malibu recommendations visiting from Toronto

Hello all
My boyfriend and I and his family are visiting Malibu to celebrate his Mom's 60th birthday in May.
We are staying fairly far north in Malibu (I think up by Leo Carillo State Beach).
I would appreciate any recommendations for hidden gems in Malibu proper and closer to our area.
We are a pretty diverse group of eaters -- one vegetarian, steak and seafood lovers -- so I'm more interested in places that you guys personally love.
Also, any places with a view that shouldn't be missed would be great to know about.

My boyfriend and I are planning on treating the whole family to brunch on one of our days -- are there any great brunch spots, that aren't too pricey but still communicate special in someway -- great view, neat location, atmosphere etc.

Also -- (sorry my list goes on and on!) but any recommendations for good happy hours in the area?

Any help at all would be greatly appreciate!

(Given our location we are prepared to drive!)

Thanks again!

Looking for French Fries & Slider Buns

Hi -- can you give me an estimate as to what the mini egg buns cost? Thanks so much!

Looking for a few Vegas recommonendations ...

Hello, I'm going to be in Vegas next week with my boyfriend (we're 27) and my 24 year old sister and her best friend. We're all Vegas rookies and I'm looking for some help on a few restaurant recommendations.

Generally we are trying to keep our food costs to a mimimum but are looking for a fancier splurge worthy meal for one of our three nights.
We are all pretty varied eaters -- no major dislikes.
We are staying at Planet Hollywood and are not going to have a car -- though we are open to walking / taxis.
A few things that we are looking for recommendations:

-Fun, relatively inexpensive places we a good atmosphere -- maybe $30-$40 pp though cheaper is ok :)
-Great Tex-Mex / Mexican places
-We're all into shared plate / Tapas style meals -- are there any of note in Vegas?
-A restuarant that is worth the splurge. We would be looking for a later sitting, maybe 10 or 10:30 for dinner. And would like something with some energy. The only place on our radar right now is Okada at the Wynn -- any other recommendations??

Thanks so much -- I really appreciate any help or suggestions!!

Feb 25, 2008
alisongwilliams in Southwest

Breakfast in LES area Sunday open at 10 ish?

thanks so much -- we'll make sure to check it out!!

Jan 15, 2008
alisongwilliams in Manhattan

Breakfast in LES area Sunday open at 10 ish?

My boyfriend and I are in NYC for the weekend. We will have to leave at about noon on sunday to catch our flight .. can anyone suggest any great breakfast spots that are open in the area at about 10 on sunday?? We are open anything that is easy walking distance from Allen and Houston ...
Looking for suggestions for places that aren't the typical diner -- though definetly open to all your favorites!!

Thanks so much!

Jan 14, 2008
alisongwilliams in Manhattan

orillia wedding in june: caterers?

Hello -- one of my good friends (who currently lives out of country) is getting married in June in Orillia.
She is having diffiiculty finding a caterer so I thought i would post here to see if anyone had any suggestions.
They are having the wedding on a family property so they can't turn to a concierge or venue kitchen for help.

Does anyone have any suggestions for caterers that work in the Orillia area?

Thanks so much

Alison

Restaurant Recommendations Phoenix & area

Oh and we are willing to drive about 1/2 an hour if necessary (if not more for very special places) ... we knew when we booked that it might be necessary because of our location.
Hopefully we'll be able to arrange taxis as well.

Sep 19, 2007
alisongwilliams in Southwest

Restaurant Recommendations Phoenix & area

These are all great suggestions -- thank so much!!

... though I'm getting hungry checking out all the menus :)

Sep 12, 2007
alisongwilliams in Southwest

Restaurant Recommendations Phoenix & area

That's it exactly! Sorry for not giving more directions but I'm not very familiar with the layout in Arizona.

That's great to know what areas are actually close by -- I appreciate any suggestions you might have.

Thanks again
Alison

Sep 08, 2007
alisongwilliams in Southwest

Restaurant Recommendations Phoenix & area

Hello,
My family are visiting the Phoenix area in November for a week long family vacation to celebrate my mom's 60th and my sister's 30th birthday.
We are staying in a develepment in the Sonaran Foothills.
Can you please recommend a variety of restaurants -- this is what we're looking for:
-Special restaurant for the celebratory dinners
-Hip / cooler restaurants / lounges that would be good for the fam to hang out in. My folks are pretty cool people and the youngest of our group is 24.
-Less pricey places in the neighborhood that might be fun to go for a quick bite.

I know this is quite a vague request :) so I appreciate any help.

A few other things -- quality of food is of great importance at all levels. We are willing to pay for quality.

We are a mixed bunch -- quasi-vegetarian mixed with big steak eaters; we all love spice though and would be interested in a variety of restaurant types.
The only thing I would say wouldn't be on our list would be straight sushi places -- but other than that anything is up for grabs!

If any of you have particular favorites in Phoenix, Scottsdale etc I would love to know ...

Thanks again
Alison

Sep 07, 2007
alisongwilliams in Southwest

Downtow Toronto Spot for Celebration dinner on friday -- Opal?

Hello,

I'm looking for a nice restaurant in the downtown area of Toronto for dinner for my mother's birthday on Friday, for 7 of us.

We've done Canoe and Susur and are not necessarily looking for something in that price range -- any suggestions?

I just read the review for Opal on queen by toronto.com and it does sound quite nice -- has anyone been?

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Some parameters -- most likely not a full sushi menu though my mom does enjoy the occasional dish but not a whole menu (which rules out Ki etc), looking probabley more in the west end though am open to all of downtown toronto!

Thanks again!