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5 nights in Capetown

Thanks Erica - we love markets and this sounds terrific. Is it just a morning market - as we have a bunch or excursions planned. Will be sure to give an update when we return

Aug 11, 2014
matika in Middle East & Africa

5 nights in Capetown

Thanks Erica. Appreciate your tips. Yes - the taxi ride to la Colombe was a deciding factor. We live in New York City so are spoiled with great food close by.

Jul 27, 2014
matika in Middle East & Africa

5 nights in Capetown

Thanks Erica,

We actually were trying to figure where to eat on a Sunday. Staying at the Cape Heritage downtown, but the Roundhouse does not seem like a long taxi ride. I was referring to places like La Colombe, which is a long and pricey taxi ride.

Jul 26, 2014
matika in Middle East & Africa

5 nights in Capetown

Thanks Erica - I have been wondering about Sunday night. We are staying at the Cape Heritage Hotel downtown, but the taxi ride to Roundhouse does not appear that long. I was referring to restaurants like La Colombe which is a costly and long taxi ride.

Jul 26, 2014
matika in Middle East & Africa

5 nights in Capetown

Sorry - have not had a chance to check in for a few days. I have noticed that Capetown has a number of well regarded french, italian, sophisticated restaurants. We would love to eat a more local cuisine place - Not sure i that is Malay traditional food or not. Really would prefer that it was not a place that caters to tourists.

Thanks so much,

Jul 26, 2014
matika in Middle East & Africa

5 nights in Capetown

Thanks so much. We actually would prefer a non tourist place for African/South African food. Any suggestions would be terrific

Jul 18, 2014
matika in Middle East & Africa

5 nights in Capetown

Hi,

My husband and I will be in Capetown for 5 nights in early September. Plan to go to Roundhouse and Savoy Cabbage and looking for other suggestions. Test Kitchen is booked and do not want to taxi for 20 minutes. Would love to add on a seafood restaurant and an african/South African restaurant. Please tell me your favorites - any local places would be terrific.

Thanks

Jul 13, 2014
matika in Middle East & Africa

Portland Best Places

Hi

I will be in Portland Wednesday thru Saturday. Yes - 2 more nights. It would be great to find places that have entrees in a $18 - $25 range.

Thanks

Apr 22, 2014
matika in Metro Portland

Portland Best Places

Hi,

I will be at a conference in the Hilton next week for four nights and looking for some great food suggestions. We do have reservations at the Beast for a splurge, and Little Bird. Is there another must for dinner. Also, would love some breakfast/lunch ideas not too far from the Hilton.

Thanks

Apr 20, 2014
matika in Metro Portland

Cannon Beach

Hi,

I will be at Cannon beach for a few days in late April before heading to Portland for a conference. I have heard about Mo's, but are there additional places to recommend for dinner/lunch; is there a good breakfast place in town - great coffees.

Thanks

Apr 20, 2014
matika in Pacific Northwest

BEST LOUISVILLE EATS - HIGH END, MODERATE, LOCAL

Thanks for all of the recommendations. One last question. Any opinions as to Decca or Basa

Jan 23, 2013
matika in Kentucky & Tennessee

BEST LOUISVILLE EATS - HIGH END, MODERATE, LOCAL

Thanks so much - we actually never made it to Louisville because our son decided to fly down. However, we are going the end of January and made reservations at 61 Magnolia, Serviche for my son's birthday dinner (he is only off on Monday nights) and Harvest for lunch, Thought we also would check out Hillbilly Tea and see if there is a way to work in Jack Fry's. Proof on Main looks like it might be a good post theater place to have a drink and light meal.

Will send comments after we return

Jan 09, 2013
matika in Kentucky & Tennessee

BEST LOUISVILLE EATS - HIGH END, MODERATE, LOCAL

Thanks so . It's funny that you mention the Actors Theater, since that is the reason we are heading for Louisville. Our son will be starting a 9 month stage management internship and we are driving him down. We do love BBQ, especially outside of NYC, so definitely will try some. I thought we also would celebrate my husband's birthday and wondering what you thing of the James Beard Group: 610 Magnolia, Sevice, and Harvest.

Jun 07, 2012
matika in Kentucky & Tennessee

BEST LOUISVILLE EATS - HIGH END, MODERATE, LOCAL

Hi,

We will be in Louisville for 2-3 days in August and would love to explore the best eats. Planning on one gourmand dinner, but also inexpensive local fare suggestions would be terrific. Would love to know local favorites.

Thanks,

Jun 07, 2012
matika in Kentucky & Tennessee

DRIVE FROM NYC TO LOUISVILLE: WHERE TO EAT IN PENNSLYVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA

Hi,

We will be driving to Louisville from New York City and plan to stop overnight in Morgantown - interested in alternatives that are at the half-way point. Looking for suggestions for a lunch stop in Pennslyvania, dinner/breakfast in Morgantown, and any additional suggestions.

Thanks

Jun 07, 2012
matika in Mid-Atlantic

Where to eat near the Jacksonville Hyatt Regency Riverfront

Thanks - I will check them out

Apr 05, 2012
matika in Florida

Where to eat in Eureka Springs

Hi,

We are a NYC family with a son who is graduating from Hendrix College in May. Although we have visited many times, our son is a theater major, we have always been in the Conway/Little Rock area. My husband and I thought that before we stop travelling to Arkansas we should go to Eureka Springs. Would love suggestions on where to dine or any places we should be stopping between Conway and Eureka Springs.

Thanks,

Mar 26, 2012
matika in Central South

Where to eat near the Jacksonville Hyatt Regency Riverfront

Thanks - can BB's or Taverna host a large group? Any that are your particular favorites

Mar 26, 2012
matika in Florida

Where to eat near the Jacksonville Hyatt Regency Riverfront

Hi,

I will be attending a conference in mid-May at the Hyatt Regency and welcome all types of eating suggestions. Also looking for a place that we can take approximately 25 people to for dinner.

Thanks,

Mar 25, 2012
matika in Florida

Prague - lunch, snack, restaruant and food suggestions.

Thank you so much for your suggestions. Do you have a preference between Le Terroir or Divinis?

Jun 05, 2010
matika in Europe

Macedonia - has anyone been to Ohrid and Skopje

Hi,

We will be in Macedonia in two weeks - searching my ancestrial home. Has anyone been to Ohrid & Skopje and where should we eat.

Thanks

May 31, 2010
matika in Europe

Sofia - restaurant suggestions

Hi,

My husband and I will be in Sofia for two nights. Looking for dinner suggestions.

Thanks,

May 31, 2010
matika in Europe

Prague - lunch, snack, restaruant and food suggestions.

Hi,

My husband and I will be in Prague for 3-4 days. I have made reservations at Restaurace V Zátiší, Le Terrior, & Divinas - are there other suggestions. Do these sound like good choices. I do not particularly care for heavy pork dishes, cabbage, etc.

Also, where should we stop for lunch, cafe, snacks? Are there any special food markets.

Thanks

May 31, 2010
matika in Europe

Restaurants near Tapatio Cliffs Hilton

Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions - extremely helpful to a bunch of east coast folks.

Feb 16, 2010
matika in Phoenix

Restaurants near Tapatio Cliffs Hilton

Hi,

I will be attending a conference at the Tapatio Cliffs Hilton in May and am looking for some good restaurants within 5 miles - presume we can taxi. One or two nights we will be 10 people. Would love some great southwestern or mexican food. Most of us are from the Northeast, particularly New York City. It would be great to keep the cost to $45-$60 a head.
Less than that would be a bonus.

Thanks,

Feb 07, 2010
matika in Phoenix

Reasonable lunch near George V metro

Hi,

I will be meeting my friend for lunch next week near the George V metro. Any suggestions for a reasonably priced lunch - wine bar, cafe, or simple restauarant.

Thanks,

Oct 26, 2009
matika in France

Restaurant Gill in Rouen

Thank you all for your comments. Definitely will report back next month when we return home.

Oct 07, 2009
matika in France

Restaurant Gill in Rouen

Hi,

We are thinking of having lunch at Restaurant Gill in Rouen. Has anyone eaten at the restaurant and what are your thoughts.

Thanks

Oct 06, 2009
matika in France

Lunch at Paris 3 Star

Dear Souphie,

Thank you for your assessment. Ledoyen definitely was our inclination, but I did not know about the other two. We have decided to splurge on lunch rather than dinner at Senderens where we ate in 2006 when he first opened the restaurant.

Oct 05, 2009
matika in France

Lunch at Paris 3 Star

Hi,

We are planning to have lunch at Bristol, Leodyn, or Maurice. Do folks have an opinion,

Thanks

Oct 04, 2009
matika in France