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KC info

We are staying off the 435 just east of Stateline, or whatever it's called in the south part of the metro area. In MO in other words. And yes, we'll have wheels.

We are omnivores, I'd say. We live in SoCal and have just loads of Cal-Mediterranean-fusion--fresh catch-of-the-day with a light whatever sauce (or free range chicken tenders) kind of places from which to choose here. What we are looking for are restaurants and/or specialty items that are unique to KC and/or the region. We can go back to calorie counting when we get back home.

Hope this helps narrow things down. Or expands our choices.

Oct 09, 2007
EggJar in General Midwest Archive

St. Louis Visit

Original Poster here: Are there any culinary remnants of the German immigrant population still around in Saint Louis? Sausage makers? Restaurants? (I forgot to ask in the original post.)

Oct 09, 2007
EggJar in General Midwest Archive

KC info

We're getting ready for both a STL and a KC visit - I know about some of the local/regional specialties of St Louis, (crispy snoots, fried ravioli, egg fu young sandwiches, provel cheese, gooey butter cake) but what about CanCity, as our resident friends pronounce it? Has CowTown evolved its own unique culinary delights? The only one I know about is NuWays, but I believe that is regional and is sometimes called MaidRite. Right? Please advise.

We are thinking about OK Joe's and Jack's Stack for bbq and Bichelmeyer's in Tonganoxie for steak but we'll be staying for more than 3 days and would love some more suggestions. FYI: we are not into white tableclothes, tuxedoed waiters and so forth. Deliciousness holds more interest that ambience.

We don't want to waste time or calories on food that isn't good/fresh/unique and I've learned the hard way to only rely on recs - which if why I turn to Chowhound! Thanks so much and I will post a reply when we get home.

Oct 09, 2007
EggJar in General Midwest Archive

St. Louis Visit

We will be in SL next week and I need some foodie clues. Help!

1) Which "Hill" restaurant has the best combo of fried/toasted ravioli, and a decent menu? We can do without white table cloths, tuxedoed waiters, etc. We're more into deliciousness that ambiance.

2) I could find only 2 BBQ joints that do fried/crispy snoots, Smoky Al's and Smoki O's. Are there more? Again, which is the best place for snoots plus other BBQ specialties?

3) Please tell me about "St Louis Salad". I've read several references to it - is it worth tracking down a restaurant that serves it?

4) What about "Everest", the Nepalese place? We like that sort of thing - is Everest outstanding food or just somewhat exotic, with not especially well prepared, overcooked/stale ingredients, and/or pedestrian flavored dishes?

5) "Aya Sofia" and "Gbric" are two places that we are going to hit - good ideas? Any specific menu items we should order?

6) Should we look for a sit down place for Gooey Butter Cake or just eat it in the car and spill it down our fronts? What's the best GBC bakery in town?

7) Local draft beer: which one?

Any other suggestions are welcome (we already know about slingers, provel, egg foo yung sandwiches and Ted Drewes).

We will try to help when you are in San Diego; I will post a followup when we get home.

THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!

Oct 08, 2007
EggJar in General Midwest Archive

Westwood Italian Dinner

We will be at the Hammer in the late afternoon and want to have a nice, not-too-pricey birthday dinner before we hit the freeway south; the b-day boy is leaning towards Italian. These names have come up on the LA board. Please contrast/compare (and further recommend if necessary):

Pastina
Tanino
La Bruscheta
Mio Babbo
Pomodoro
Sprazzo
diStefanos
Campagnola

Should we have dessert at Diddy Riese, as someone has suggested?

Thanks so much. The Child Bride.

May 30, 2007
EggJar in Los Angeles Area

Current Indian Faves (Saturday Evening)

What is going on with Indian restaurants in San Diego? A year ago I posed the same question and got a good response; we wound up at Indian Princess in Hillcrest. At the time the IP location in San Marcos got even better recommends than Hillcrest - is that still true?
We live in Solana Beach/Cardiff and are willing to go downtown although San Marcos is a bit easier. Please advise

Mar 22, 2007
EggJar in California

Bakery in North San Diego

The deli in Harvest Ranch Market (the intersection of Encinitas Blvd and Manchester) carries partially baked refrigerated Solunto bread which just needs reheating: 400o oven, etc. Yum.

Dec 23, 2006
EggJar in San Diego

Del Mar: Ponte Vecchio

Three of us Birthday Girls are planning lunch later this month and Ponte Vecchio on Carmel Valley Road is a place we're considering. In the past, we've gone to Pamplemousse and Firenze - liked both. Is PV in that league? What dishes were outstanding? Please advise; thanks for help. (We don't want to waste calories or money.) EJ

Dec 14, 2006
EggJar in California

Del Mar: Ponte Vecchio

Three of us Birthday Girls are planning lunch later this month and Ponte Vecchio on Carmel Valley Road is a place we're considering. In the past, we've gone to Pamplemousse and Firenze - liked both. Is PV in that league? What dishes were outstanding? Please advise; thanks for help. (We don't want to waste calories or money.) EJ

Dec 14, 2006
EggJar in California