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new in san pedro belize?

We went for part of our honeymoon in August
Favorites on AC were Hidden Treasure, Rojo Lounge, and Casa Picasso.
Thought Wild Mangos was overrated.

Jan 14, 2010
SRosie in Latin America & Caribbean

Looking for tea rooms in Orange County

Don't know where in OC You are - but Im in Long Beach and we have
Vintage Tea Leaf on Broadway.
http://www.vintagetealeaf.com/

May 19, 2008
SRosie in Los Angeles Area

Do real bagels (boiled) exist in San Diego County?

What about Elijah's in La Jolla?
I haven't tried their bagels, but I like their Matzoh Ball Soup better than DZ's.
I've been told there's also a Jewish Style Deli In Del Mar -
Those are often the best bets for a good bagel.

BTW - I recently had a bagel from the Coffee Bean on my campus - and it was the WORST bagel I've had in ages.

May 19, 2008
SRosie in San Diego

Craving "East Coast" diners in East Cty. San Diego

The other important thing about E. Coast Diners is that they are Generally open 24 hours - another thing that is largely lacking.
But this is Vital to those 2am breakfast plates that Divamac is referring to - Yum!

I miss the Goldroc diner off I-84 in Hartford.
and that pace was pretty terrible, but oh so good at 2 or 3am.

May 19, 2008
SRosie in California

Celebration Dinner in Long Beach

made Reservations for McKennas for the FORMAL get-together.
we will be eating and enjoying each other's company for a few days in LB though - so thank you all for the tips.

May 11, 2008
SRosie in Los Angeles Area

Celebration Dinner in Long Beach

What's Michaels?

May 06, 2008
SRosie in Los Angeles Area

Celebration Dinner in Long Beach

I've lived in Long Beach for 3 years, but I'm a student, so I haven't had much experience with the NICE restaurants in town.
I have an Engagement/Graduation dinner to plan for my FI, his parents, my parents and me..
His parents keep Kosher - so out of the house it's Fish (not shellfish) and Vegi dishes only.

I really wanted to go to Frenchy's But I don't think they have enough options to offer the future in-laws.
I am now considering L'opera, The Sky Room, Walts Warf in Seal Beach, daVinci.

Any thoughts with the above parameters?
Thanks!

May 05, 2008
SRosie in Los Angeles Area

Moved up the street, changed Route to work - Help needed in SD

I don't like Phils as much as BBQ House on Newport - and that largely has to do with the wait and the customer service.
Seriously, last time we went to Phils, we got there about 45 min. before they closed on a week-night, so we walked right up to the counter and STILL Had to wait over 25 min. for our food. - even though we were "qouted" (on the reciept) at 15-20.
Maybe it's because I've been in food service and customer service - but that's just bad service.

Apr 24, 2008
SRosie in California

anyone been to SD Wine and Culinary Center ?

Somebody recommended this place to me today as a possibility for my wedding.
I looked it up and it looks like fun..
in the same vane possibly as 3rd corner, the wine seller, etc?

Apr 23, 2008
SRosie in California

Moved up the street, changed Route to work - Help needed in SD

*BUMP*

really ? Nobody has an place along Midway?

Apr 23, 2008
SRosie in California

Lunch before heading to Catalina

I've living in Long Beach for 3 years and I always take out-of-town guests to one of two places:
2nd street/Belmont Shore: La Creperie Cafe, 4911 E 2nd St - then you can take Ocean Ave straight down to the ferry landing
or
Sushi Studio - a little closer to The airport, but can be confusing to find. 4917 E Pacific Coast Hwy

Apr 11, 2008
SRosie in Los Angeles Area

Muffins San Diego

I just tried Marvelous Muffins on Shelter Isl. - not worth it - maybe it was because I missed the morning selection... but not so marvelous

Apr 09, 2008
SRosie in California

Dinner near San Diego Convention Center???

I like Fish Market - although I've never gone to "top of the market" - I'm a budgeted foodie.

Apr 09, 2008
SRosie in California

Moved up the street, changed Route to work - Help needed in SD

Ok, my fiance has been in OB for about 4 years -
he was a regular at the drive-through coffee hut at CABLE/VOLTAIRE (not the one at Bacon)
and We really liked the bagels and breakfast sandwiches at the Donut shop next to Thai Bistro on Sunset Cliffs.

Now that we've moved we are much closer to the Midway/sportsarena Area - near Vons and Thai Time II.
So - any thoughts on Good Coffee (non-starbucks) - and preferably drive-thru (again, not starbucks) and Good bagels/Breakfast sandwiches - again prefer to go with a mom + pop, not Einstein's.

Also, I know there are a ton of little hole-in-the wall restaurants along midway - Are any of them recommendable?

Apr 09, 2008
SRosie in California

San Diego - Best Food - Wedding

Probably Aug. '09 can't set a date until we decide on a place.

Apr 08, 2008
SRosie in California

gefilte fish - san diego?

Forgot to mention - I used "The Place" last year when I hosted Passover in SD. very helpful, very sefardic - they made fun of me!

Apr 07, 2008
SRosie in San Diego

gefilte fish - san diego?

DZ akins is not my favorite - but I grew up outside of NYC too.
I like Elijah's Restaurant Delicatessen Bakery Catering (La Jolla) for their Matzah Ball soup, haven't tried their Gefilte Fish yet.
Is Bread and Cie's Challah Kosher? I don't think it is... and at the Olive Tree market in OB, it's up to $7!!! Too much for this full-time student.

Apr 07, 2008
SRosie in San Diego

San Diego - Best Food - Wedding

I've spent my spring break looking at venues and doing the research.

We added the new Hyatt Regency Mission Bay (since the renovations are now over) to our list.
the Dana is still high on the list because of the food reviews - and the chef for the catering is also the chef for the Firefly Restaurant.
but we like the set-up/venue of the Hyatt better than the Dana's Layout.
So - back to square 1 - Has anyone been to a wedding Or other event at the Hyatt Mission Bay (preferably recently) and do you remember the food?
Thanks again!
and thanks to jennywenny - I'm now addicted to bridalinsider.com!

Apr 07, 2008
SRosie in California

San Diego - Best Food - Wedding

Estancia's beautiful, but no water-views.
I've been to a few events there for la jolla playhouse, but one - we ran out of food!
the other had passed apps - and most were good, except the chicken skewers.
I've also eaten in one of their restaurants and it was very good.

Mar 30, 2008
SRosie in California

San Diego - Best Food - Wedding

We are hooked on the water-front Idea
and the HOTEL is really important because 98% of our guests will be from out-of-town.
It's like hosting our own Destination wedding.
We have walked through too many wedding set-ups and cocktail parties at the Catamaran - that bike path is just too busy!
I was thinking about looking at the Hilton Mission Bay too...
We have appointments to look at Paradise Point, The Dana, And the Loews.

Mar 26, 2008
SRosie in California

San Diego - Best Food - Wedding

Hello CH. My S.O. and I are starting to plan our wedding in SD for next year. We are going to look at Paradise Point, The Dana, La Jolla Shores Hotel, The Loews Coronado -
Mostly water-front venues that will be Kid-friendly (No Torrey Pines or the Del) as most of our guests have kids under 10.

We have only been to 1 wedding in town...
so we are a little clueless about what the area has to offer.

Has anyone had experiences with any of the above mentioned places?
95% of our guests will be coming from out of town -- so Keeping it at a resort/hotel is pretty important.

We are talking about 125-150 people - so it's full catering.

Advice is greatly appreciated.

Mar 24, 2008
SRosie in California

Parallax at Mammoth

We went there there last night for dinner - I know this post has sat for a long time without response - but there doesn't seem to be anyone posting about it.
I had no idea where I was going or what was going on when we arrived at the Base of the mountain - The whole evening was a surprise to me, after my boyfriend proposed at the summit earlier in the day.
So- we were greeted with a glass of champagne and a guy telling us he was our "driver" - I was thinking, Limo? what?
No - the only way to GET to Parallax is by Snowcat!
So, they have seatings every hour or so and it's only in the winter (last seating this season is April 5)
We got to the restaurant and were greeted by a very friendly staff.
There is apparently a choice of menus - from 3 course to 5 course tasting with Wine... and we had the whole Shebang. It should also be noted that the menu changes on a monthly basis.
our Menu included a pork-belly and quail egg, foie gras, scallops, Short ribs with fettuccine, Strawberry Cheese plate, and a White chocolate bread-pudding with bailley's Ice cream.
It was delicious! and matched with a french white, a Cab, and an italian red.
almost every dish had black truffles - The fettuccine was really salty, but that didn't stop me from finishing it.
I was amazed that the woman at the next table complained and walked out! Remember - you're in the middle of mountain in the middle of the night. It wasn't the food that drove her away, although she seemed a little put-off by the foie gras (but you do get the menu in advance) Apparently the 3 glasses of wine with the tasting was not enough and she didn't want to have to pay for more... Really!?
For the rest of us who rode up on the same snowcat that evening, we were there for about 3 hours, and everyone seemed to have a fantastic time.
So, to go back to your questions - Yes, I'd recommend it, but check the monthly menu online first (I've been told). And yes, if we had the funds to do it again - I would do it for many special occasions to come.

Mar 22, 2008
SRosie in California

Outer Banks, NC - Which town = Best food?

I am helping my S.O. plan a family vacation to OBX - there are 10 of us, 8 adults/2 kids and their Vacations REVOLVE around food - and really, not much else.
I have some picky eaters (vegi or fish only) and of course - 2 kids (who may or may not join every night)
We have not picked a town/rental yet because we'd like to know What area has the Best food!?

Please help us decide where to stay.

Thanks so much!

Mar 11, 2008
SRosie in General South Archive

Non-Dairy Birthday Treat - Long Beach

they seem to be closed for renovation? and their website isn't working

Feb 05, 2008
SRosie in Los Angeles Area

Non-Dairy Birthday Treat - Long Beach

Hi All,
I have the task of buying a birthday cake, cupcakes, whatever for my classmate who is allergic to dairy. I am not - and don't really bake enough to know what is made with dairy products and what is not. - I'm fairly clueless on this.
A few perameters:
Lemon Meringue pie does not go over well with our group (it was tried in the past)
I am in Long Beach, so please keep your recommendations to this area - I'm not driving to WeHo to buy a vegan cake. Long Beach, Lakewood, Cypress, Seal Beach, westminster...

thanks in advance.

Feb 05, 2008
SRosie in Los Angeles Area

12 people in Boynton/Delray area

I am looking for a suggestion of a place that will easily accommodate a group of 12 for a dinner. Moderate price, good food.
Thank you!

Jan 07, 2008
SRosie in Florida

Any suggestions for a romantic dinner in Delray?

I was taken to the Sundy House when I last came to FL. - Just to get the suggestion ball rolling

Jan 07, 2008
SRosie in Florida

Does your resto database need updating (SD)?

So apparently, Dumpling Inn is not open on Mondays - so we went to Emerald for Dim Sum instead - not so impressed with their Dim Sum and deffinately the most EXPENSIVE dim sum lunch I've ever had!
I'd rather go their for dinner off their regular menu.

Dec 24, 2007
SRosie in California

Does your resto database need updating (SD)?

forgot to add my .02 on Terra... between the holidays and restaurant week last year we went to Terra several times, really enjoyed the crab cakes, and Lobster mac and cheese.
we went in July or August when a friend was visiting from out of town and the whole experience was really dissapointing. We haven't been back - not sure if we will considering the size of my list of other places to try.

Dec 23, 2007
SRosie in California

Does your resto database need updating (SD)?

I started making a list tonight of places (sort of a new years resolution) - and then I saw your list.
My list mostly made up of places I've never been to - but I'm only here part time AND on a student budget. But I also have LAUREL on my list because - I went once for the "pre-show, pre-fixe" special and was disappointed - but so many people on here RAVE about it.
haven't been to Dumpling Inn for about a year now - but planning to go tomorrow.
We go to 3rd corner Regularly - and I think it's gotten better over the years, Funny though - we've never been to thee bungalow accross the street.
Emerald is/was good - thats been a while for us too.

Dec 23, 2007
SRosie in California