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Culinary vacation for single woman

I'm 31, female, newly single and want to spend a week or so during Christmas on a culinary adventure. good idea? any suggestions on where to go to, in the US or otherwise? or should i postpone this vacation until after the holidays?

Aug 30, 2008
sfgirlie in Not About Food

Anyone been to Umami? Any menu recommendations?

new restaurant in the marina..

San Diego/La Jolla restaurant recommendations

My husband and I are staying in La jolla (we live in San Francisco) for 4 days including a weekend. We're looking for fun, not over-the-top restaurants to go to - all cuisines are ok, would love unusual ambience, out-of-the-way places as well. Please also include a few kid-friendly spots - we'll be dining at least twice with friends who have kids under 3.

Jul 10, 2007
sfgirlie in California

Cupcakes near Grand Central

thanks so much Lucia - Buttercup is perfect!

Jun 12, 2007
sfgirlie in Manhattan

Cupcakes near Grand Central

I'm staying at the Alex Hotel (45th and 3rd ave) and want to get my friend birthday cupcakes or something equally celebratory - any ideas? The bakery needs to be open till 7pm at least because I am flying in that evening...

Jun 12, 2007
sfgirlie in Manhattan

Cooking classes (half/one day) in paris/Avignon?

Anybody know of interesting, unusual, and not too expensive half-day/one-day cooking classes in paris? I'm visiting in 2 weeks with my mom and would love to learn some authentic french cooking.

Apr 25, 2007
sfgirlie in France

Resataurant Cassis - to occupy Winterland space

Any idea what kind of restaurant this is going to be? French?

Sonoma suggestions?

we stayed in sonoma over christmas - we really liked underwood and willowwood in graton. UW is fancier, french brasserie style and willow wood is homey brunch fare. We also liked the bar at Cyrus and really everything abotu Healdsburg - (Barndiva, Willy's seafood etc)
have fun!

Dinner Border of NorthBeach/Financial?

I work in the area - I would recommend CItizen Thai and the Monkey - ask for the Monkey menu - everything is under $10.

Breakfast in the Financial District

Something nicer, to take clients to... I'm at California and Montgomery.

The Vitale woudl be perfect but it a little far...anything closer? Others I'm considering - the restaurants at the Meridien, Omni..anything else?

Foster City/San Mateo dinner recommendations

Looking for dinner reccos for tonight - nothing too expensive - want to spend about $25/head..

Zoya in Hayes Valley

went to zoya in February - I really liked it. tiny place, the chef is also the owner. we took our own wine and the corkage (at the time) was only $7! and if you have problems parking in the area, i think the days inn parking is $5.
food was delicious. i remember having a bread with a yummy garlicky dip and rabbit something. very warm and cozy.

russian river dining suggestions?

we're staying in Occidental over Christmas - any interesting and dining options? we're also looking for winery recommendations - I'm thinking its wise to stay the whole weekend (dining+wineries) in the Russian River are and not try to venture out to Napa/Yountville - does that make sense?

What do you add to JIFFY Corn Bread mix? Creative uses? (rop)

i call it heartattack casserole, but is pretty delicious..I made it last Thanksgiving..
Corn Casserole
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
1 (8-ounce) package corn muffin mix (recommended: Jiffy)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter. Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with Cheddar. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand for at least 5 minutes and then serve warm.

Nov 10, 2006
sfgirlie in Home Cooking

Restaurant Recco - relaxed, not too trendy, good food

Am looking for a restaurant recommendation for a birthday celebration for about 8 people in Manhattan - something that is not over the top expensive, but unusual and interesting in terms of ambience and food. Any suggestions??

Nov 09, 2006
sfgirlie in Manhattan