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Afternoon tea (Vancouver)

The Wedgewood Hotel has a very nice afternoon tea on the weekends. It's expensive but worth it IMHO.

Jun 30, 2009
Davefr in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

In Oahu with car - good eats, good value?

We were at Turtle Bay last summer. Lei Lei's in the golf clubhouse serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had both lunch and dinner. They were both good but I thought the lunch was better. We had a very good dinner at Ola at the resort. We were going to try 21 Degrees North for dinner but they were closed on Sunday and Monday. Very strange for a restaurant at a resort during the high season. We tried several of the shrimp trucks at Kahuku but the one we preferred was close to Turtle Bay. When you exit Turtle Bay, turn right on Kamehameha Hwy. The shrimp truck will be on your left a short distance down the highway. I believe it only operates on weekends. Continue west on the highway until you reach Haleiwa town. Get a shaved ice at Matsumoto's Grocery Store on the main drag. Just look for the line out the door. It's worth the wait.

Honolulu has some great food. For low to moderate excellent food in funky surroundings try Helena's Hawaiian Restaurant and the Side Street Inn. The Pineapple Room in the Macy's at the Ala Moana Center is excellent for lunch and early dinner. If they have them, try the crab cakes. The moderately priced Pineapple room is owned and operated by Alan Wong, whose main restaurant, Alan Wong's, is one of the best restaurants in Hawaii. For an expensive splurge dinner, I highly recommend both Alan Wong's and Chef Mavro. We had an outstanding dinner at Chef Mavro last summer.

Enjoy your trip.

Aug 01, 2007
Davefr in U.S. Elsewhere Archive

Steamed Pork Buns - Vancouver ChinaTown


The steamed buns you're looking for are called: cha-siu-bao.

Rate my Vegas meal picks

Unfortunately, Rosemary's is not open for lunch on Saturday. We had a so-so dinner at China Grill a couple of years ago. I'd suggest substituting a late lunch at Rosemay's on Thursday.

Jul 06, 2007
Davefr in Southwest

Spicy Food in Las Vegas

Lotus of Siam. Fantastic Thai food and you can get it as hot and spicy as you like.

Apr 27, 2007
Davefr in Southwest

Suggestions for Prix Fixe Lunch in Las Vegas?

I agree with the previous posters that the very best lunch deal in Las Vegas is at Rosemary's. It's a three-course lunch and you can choose from the entire menu including the daily specials. The normal price of the prix fixe lunch is $25 but if you go to Rosemary's web site ( and print out the lunch promo coupon, the price drops to $20.

Mar 17, 2007
Davefr in Southwest

Cheese restaurant in Barcelona

The nearest and easiest metro stop is Jaume I. Just walk down Via Laietana towards the port and Aguillers will be on your left. The cheese and wine shops are a short distance from Via Laietana.

Dec 16, 2006
Davefr in Spain/Portugal

Cheese restaurant in Barcelona

You may be thinking of Formatgeria La Seu at C/Dagueria 16 in the Barri Gotic.

Nov 16, 2006
Davefr in Spain/Portugal

Tapioles 53, Barcelona

Duh Car,

We have a reservation at Tapioles 53 in a couple of weeks. Would you please provide more details about your recent dinner there. What was the price of the dinner? What didn't you like about the food, wine, etc.? Thanks.

Nov 07, 2006
Davefr in Spain/Portugal