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In York, Maine. Seeking raw bar, fried belly clams and scallops

In York, ME for a couple,of nights. Looking for suggestions for high quality raw bar and seafood. Preferably not too touristy. Willing to drive. Had dinner in Portland last night. That was a bit of a schlep. Casual over pretentious preparations much preferred.

Gyro Redux in the Times Square Area

Three years ago i put up a request for good gyros in the Times Square area, where I work.
A lot has changed here in 3 years, to say the least. Any thoughts on where i can get a good gyro, preferably delivered, these days?

Aug 21, 2012
steelydad in Manhattan

best coffee brand, period!

La Colombe

Jul 24, 2012
steelydad in General Topics

Lisbon Porches/Algarves Restaurants

While I have you, and monchique, you are clearly THE authority on all things Portugal on Chowhound, one more question. I am told the drive from Lisbon to Porches is 21/2 + hours. Is there any place you would recommend stopping to see for the scenery/ town for a cup of coffee?

Jul 24, 2012
steelydad in Spain/Portugal

Lisbon Porches/Algarves Restaurants

Thanks for your rersponse. Yes we will have a car. We are driving down to from LIsbon on Monday morning. We are staying 4 nights. I guess the Villa Vita is huge, in your opinion, would i not be better off eating in local establishments (other than their Ocean 2 star restaurants? We are open to any other suggestions you may have.

Jul 24, 2012
steelydad in Spain/Portugal

Fado in Lisbon and the last meal on Earth (not really! :-)

alpharetta (georgia?) how did your restaurant selections turn out? I am leaving for Lisbon in 3 days....

Jul 24, 2012
steelydad in Spain/Portugal

Fado in Lisbon and the last meal on Earth (not really! :-)

I am leaving for Lisbon for a 2 night stay in a coupleof days. Did you manage to make reservations before you arrived? If so, how did you do it? Thanks.

Jul 24, 2012
steelydad in Spain/Portugal

Lisbon and Porto

What a great list! My wife and I are heading to Lisbon in a couple of days where we will spend two days before driving down to the Algarve. Just trying to decide WHICH places to visit in our short stay.....

Jul 24, 2012
steelydad in Spain/Portugal

Lisbon Porches/Algarves Restaurants

Arriving Lisbon Saturday. . Hotel.is located in the center of Lisbon close to Bairro Alto and the Chiado, Spending two days there. Any suggestions for lunch, dinners appreciated. Not too concerned with cost. Say--- 50 EUR pp for lunch and 125 EUR ish for dinner. Just want authentic food, preferably not too touristy. My first trip to Portugal so I am clueless.

Next stop will be in Porches in the Algarve. Staying at Vila Vita Parc, which i am told has a great restaurant. That leaves four other dinners and five lunches to consider! Seeking fresh seafood/shellfish, local faire. I am always wary of hotel concierges when i travel overseas steering me to restaurants that they reccommend not for the food but for the kickbacks they get from the restaurant owners.... Yes I am cynical.

Thanks in advance for you help.

Jul 24, 2012
steelydad in Spain/Portugal

Village Social Mt Kisco

Agree wholeheartedly apples, but prices are 50% higher at MB. Had a suprisingly good meal there a few nights ago. I was fortunate to have a professional waiter there. The service can be lame sometimes.

Does Aphrodisiacal Food Work for You?

Beer (for the goggles), just kidding. For me aphrodisiacal food (not sure if aphrodisiacal is a proper adjective ;) is any food that my WIFE eats that makes her want to "experience a lift" with ME!

Aug 16, 2011
steelydad in General Topics

Best commercial hot dog?

Was thinking the exact same thing! And it is 5 years later

Aug 01, 2011
steelydad in General Topics

Conte's Fish Market, Mt Kisco

Agree, the chairs are these mini cafe sized metal chairs that are very flimsy.

Food good, and byob, but very uncomfortable. However, with Fish Cellar gone, they now have a lot less competition.

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Fish Cellar
295 E Main St # 213, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

Enzos of Arthur Ave in Mt Kisco Any good?

Decor-- Think 1950's rumpus room. Cinderblock walls, industrial carpet.
Service-- decent when not crowded, which it usually isn't
Food-- Piero II was much better, nothing fancy but tasty.

Decor very depressing.

Enzos of Arthur Ave in Mt Kisco Any good?

Went 2 weeks ago on a hot Sat night. After waiting 10 min, waiter, who was friendly, took our drink orders. 15 min later, we asked him where they were and he said "Sorry, I forgot.". Bread was not the Casa bread or fresh semolina that you get at the Arthur Ave. original.

Long story short. Hot antepasto was well executed. Chx scapariello mediocre. Linguine white clam uninspired.
My martini, when it DID arrive, was good. Price is 25% higher than in da Bronx. I will try it again one more time....but i would not rush to go there.

What are your favorite restaurants in the PGA Palm Beach Gardens area and environs?

Thanks to both of you.

Jan 07, 2011
steelydad in Florida

Take the Wonton Soup and Run............

Read some enthusiastic reviews on CH about this place, so I took my mother, wife, and two teenaged sons for a casual dinner on the Tuesday night after Christmas.

The restaurant was 1/2 full when we arrived. The dried noodles and water came fast, but that was it. Our waitress took our orders for one course at a time. We ordered 4 wonton soups and a Tom Yum Gong soup. The Tom Yum Gong soup arrived 30 minutes after we had finished our wonton. Not a good start... 4 entrees later.............. spring rolls were greasy in a leaden way. Sesame chicken was frozen breaded chicken pieces in a canned sauce with NO sesame seeds. Roast pork with Chinese vegetables was the highlight. Chicken with chinese veggies came in a white sauce that had pieces of raw garlic in it.. Shredded szechuan beef was a black mess, very salty.

However, the wonton soup was delicious. chunks of pork interspersed with firm dumplings in a tasty broth.

I KNOW there is better Chinese food in the area. Please tell me where to find it.

I live in New York, home of 2 Chinese restaurants per block, and the most basic takeout is better than what DL's came up with.

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Dixon Li's Oriental Express
5283 Lake Worth Rd, Greenacres, FL 33463

Dec 30, 2010
steelydad in Florida

Going to Modern for Cocktails-- any suggestions on the bar food?

Had the hamachi, egg in a jar, foie gras, upside down tuna tarte. All were excellent. Martinis weren't bad either.

Dec 23, 2010
steelydad in Manhattan

What are your favorite restaurants in the PGA Palm Beach Gardens area and environs?

PGA Area. Anything new in the past 10 months? Making Xmas pilgrimage from NY to see grandparents .......always looking for any suggestions for any type of dining....chinese american italian japanese mexican deli.........whatever. have found food very uneven in the pga area. Just want authentic versons of whatever style of cuisine is being served.

Dec 23, 2010
steelydad in Florida

Squires Briarcliff--Overrated Burgers in a Cavelike Atmosphere

So glad to see that others' opinions of the decor ( "The dining room always seemed dirty and looked like the inside of an old packing crate. "....."the dining room is indeed off-puttingly in need of renovation." ) and the service ( If you aren't a local, you often get indifferent service and find items missing from your order. ) are in line with mine.

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to All. May we all find some new worthwhile dining spots in the desert of Northern Westchester in 2011!!!

Jackson Hole Food Review

this is a great review....i can't wait to go in Feb. with my family.

Dec 22, 2010
steelydad in Mountain States

Jackson, WY --- Going Skiing (suprise) ----need list of good eateries ...PLEASE

Thanks a lot Littlleman

Dec 22, 2010
steelydad in Mountain States

Jackson, WY --- Going Skiing (suprise) ----need list of good eateries ...PLEASE

Heading to JH w/ wife and ravenous teenaged boys who are adventurous eaters. (Anything from goat cheese salad to cheese steaks to elk steaks) I had success 2 years ago asking same question about Telluride, so here goes same for JH. Looking for good quality versions of any type of cuisine. Italian, Thai, Barbecue, Continental, Mexican, whatever..... just want some down home non commercial food.. I have had many a bad meal over the years in ski towns out west,m and quite a few good ones as well. Unfortunately, I find that the good meals come about 25% of the time. The only constant is inflated ski season prices (:)).

Dec 21, 2010
steelydad in Mountain States

Squires Briarcliff--Overrated Burgers in a Cavelike Atmosphere

Hubba Hubba Bubba--- Glad to see that someone else has had the same experience as I. Chowhound-- sounds like you lived in Manhattan for long enough to sample burgers at some of the finest burger joints in the city. I understand the local pride in the food, but the gnarly, grimy dining room in the back has negaitve charm. The last time i was there, I sat about 10 feet from the kitchen door, and 3 feet away was an open garbage can for dirty napkins. Now you tell me, is that local charm or just not giving a rat's ---s about the decor because you know your customers are loyal and will show up anyway?

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Hubba
24 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

Blue Hill at Stone Barns Help - PLEASE!!

Been 5 times and never saw a man in jeans. Ties are unnecessary anywhere in Wchester unless you are dining at a private club.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns CAFE prices

Hell no! On my visits i have had organic egg salad, very gamey locally grown chicken salad, and some fine fresh baked cookies. OK if you are hiking on the grounds or are taking the kiddies to see the animals. But if you are going to drive 2 hours, eat at the Restaurant at Stone Barns.

Going to Modern for Cocktails-- any suggestions on the bar food?

Peter J. thanks for the suggestions.

Dec 21, 2010
steelydad in Manhattan

Going to Modern for Cocktails-- any suggestions on the bar food?

Having cocktails w/ a client this afternoon at Modern. His choice......Any Chounders have any reccommendations on bar menu?

Dec 21, 2010
steelydad in Manhattan

Virgil's -- worst restaurant in NYC?

totally agree

Dec 21, 2010
steelydad in Manhattan

Rock/ Spiny/ Warm water Lobster ? served anywhere in Manhattan???

Milos in Manhattan serves them as an appetizer. Be prepared to pay a lot for them though.

Jul 26, 2010
steelydad in Manhattan