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Lively Bar in Miami

We have a group of 15 professionals looking for a lively, casual bar with great food in the Miami/South Beach area. Any suggestions?

Harris Teeter's lack of frozen yogurt brands

Does anyone know why Harris Teeter does not carry any other brand of frozen yogurt in the half gallon size besides their own brand? Having recently relocated to Wilmington, NC, I have been in search of frozen yogurt in the half gallon size in multiple Harris Teeter stores (the only local food store chain other than Food Lion) and can only find their brand. They carry Edy's, Bryer, Blue Bunny, and Turkey Hill ice cream. When brought to the attention of their store customer service staff, they are equally surprised. The Harris Teeter brand lacks flavor and tastes watered down. They do have Ben and Jerry's and TCBY yogurt in pint size.

Dec 30, 2013
hopeinmee in Chains

Locally owned restaurant for business dinner

I am organizing a business dinner in downtown Philadelphia near city hall for approximately 12 people. Being from DC, I am not familiar with the locally owned restaurants in Philadelphia. Ideally, the restaurant menu would appeal to a wide-range of diets and be white tablecloth. The dinner guests are from outside Philadelphia. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Sep 24, 2013
hopeinmee in Philadelphia

Birthday dinner and drinks for 12-16 people in DC

Where would you recommend for a casual sit down 30th birthday dinner and drinks afterward in DC on a Saturday night? Would prefer an area that is easy to drive and metro. The drinks do not need to be at the same place as dinner but should be close walking distance. There seems to be a number of new places that I am lost on what to choose and where would be easy to get a reservation for a group.

Best Eastern Shore Produce Stand

Driving to Assateague this week and want to pick up local produce on the way. Is there one produce stand that stands out driving to Assateague where we must stop?

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - June 2013 [OLD]

The shred parmesan cheese was so salty, it made the entire dish inedible.

Israeli couscous worked well with another dish. Only wished that it was whole wheat.

Jun 24, 2013
hopeinmee in Chains

Bushel of crabs near Towson

Where is the best place to by buy a bushel of crabs near Towson? I see a number of recommendations for Canton, Locust Point and Essex. If I don't want to drive downtown, where within a 10-15 minute drive from Towson would you recommend?

Best Study Brunches

I have been challenged to find a good brunch place that allows customers to sit for a few hours studying in Baltimore on a Sunday. Teavolve clearly states on their website that there is no studying on weekends during brunch. Any recommendations?

White Marsh restaurants for dinner

Has anything new in the past few years opened in the White Marsh area that would be worthwhile for dinner? The last time I was there for dinner, there were not any good options and most of the places were chains. I need to run to Ikea and am trying to think of where to go to dinner with an out of town guest that is close by.

Unfortunately, Clementine and Maggie's Farm are closed on Mondays. The best options I have thought of so far are all in the Towson area, which are a little out of the way. Thanks!

Mt Washington Tavern

We went today for brunch to check out the new decor. The food was still awful. The eggs were over cooked to the point of being hard for two omlettes. We still are not sure what the filling was cooked in, but that was also not good. The salmon latkes dish lacked seasoning and was surprisingly small for the price. Not sure what happened to the crab in the crab dip.

Needless to say, this was a disappointment. Especially at the start of the O's season, where it would be a great regular place to go before taking the light rail to games.

Sunday Brunch conundrum

We are a group of 11 women who are looking for a place for brunch. When we are coming to town, there is a large convention the same weekend so many of the restaurants are booked for brunch. Another issue is that we must check out of the hotel at 11 a.m. (on N. Rampart St), where we will store our luggage, walk to brunch, and then return to pick up our luggage in time for someone to make a 3:45 p.m. flight. Commander's Palace does not have a reservation available until 1:00/1:30 p.m., which I am guessing is cutting it a bit close.

Where else would you recommend? Places available on opentable/city eats for a group of 11 include:
Ralph's on the Park
Red Fish Grill

Feb 11, 2013
hopeinmee in New Orleans

Take out or delivery near Brown Convention Center

Thank you for the great recommendations! I look forward to trying Kim Son and Phoenicia.

Are there any restaurants you would recommend walking to get a meal to go. In other cities, I have walked to a local restaurant and gotten a meal to go. I can also take a short cab ride if there is a place that is not to be missed. Thanks again!

Sep 27, 2012
hopeinmee in Houston

Take out or delivery near Brown Convention Center

Where would recommend for take out or delivery near the convention center for dinner? I am willing to walk 1/2 - 1 mile each way to pick it up as long as it is fairly safe. Could be a restaurant that I can call ahead and walk to pick up a meal or preferably delivery. Nothing fried or pizza. Thank you.

Sep 24, 2012
hopeinmee in Houston

Baltimore Cafe

Is there a cafe where patrons can get brunch or just tea and sit around for a couple hours not being rushed by wait staff in Baltimore? I used to go to Domku, enjoy brunch then sit for a while doing work or reading a book undisturbed. I have been trying to find a place like Domku in Baltimore without much luck. Thanks in advance for any recommendations!

Wedding Cupcakes

After tasting several cupcakes companies around Baltimore, we decided on Creations by Gale. Gale's cupcakes were amazing! Everyone who tasted one commented how amazing the cupcakes tasted. We would highly recommend Creations by Gale for anyone's party cupcakes and cake needs.

Baltimore Blogs

Are there any good food and/or restaurant blogs for Baltimore that are highly recommended? Thanks!

Fish Restaurant Name in San Antonio

I don't think it was either though Sandbar sounds good. Perhaps it was not a seafood restaurant though I remember it having many fish options on the menu. There was not an oyster bar rather a few different rooms that were not very large. I tend to eat a lot of fish but not shellfish and for some reason five years later, the meal stands out. It was about a 20 minute walk from the Hyatt.

Jan 27, 2012
hopeinmee in Texas

Fish Restaurant Name in San Antonio

In 2007, I went to a restaurant that was highly recommended for its seafood on a work trip in San Antonio. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name but would like to go back to it on an upcoming work trip. The place also had good drinks.

While I was staying on the Riverwalk, it was about a mile to a mile and a half walk from the Riverwalk area to the restaurant. On the walk, we passed by a radio station festival in a courtyard, passed what look like a drive-in restaurant and ended up in a single house building which was a restaurant with good drinks and fish dishes. There was also a tower building on the left a few blocks away that we passed on the walk.

Do you know which restaurant? It was recommended a few times to my colleagues and I by locals who lived in the area. If not, are there any good places to get fish for dinner? Thank you!

Jan 27, 2012
hopeinmee in Texas

Graduation Dinner.....Milton Inn or Prime Rib

I was debating this question just yesterday. We are planning a graduation dinner in Baltimore with out of town guests. While we enjoy the prime rib, we just went this past weekend. Thought about Oregon Grille and Milton Inn however have read that the quality of their food has gone down. Where else is there to do a graduation dinner in the Baltimore region that is special?

Made in the Baltimore Region

I am working on my welcome bags which will include products made in the Baltimore region. In making a list of items to include, I have come up with
Berger cookies,
Goetze's caramel creams,
Mary Sue bites,
Utz potato chips,
Clipper Tea and
Natty Boh beer.

What other food products are made in the Baltimore region? I know about the different spices but don't think they are best to include in a welcome bag. Thanks!

CR Lounge in ex-Ixia?

Has anyone been to Creme? Today, I walked by it for the first time and found the menu intriguing. The interior is beautiful but we were not hungry so I can't review the food. We are thinking of taking out of town relatives for a nice dinner there in a few weeks however we can't find many reviews online. Thanks!

I am interested in their Baltimore location on Charles Street.

Wedding Cupcakes

My fiance and I are considering a cupcake display/tree instead of a cake for our wedding in Baltimore. Unfortunately we are not finding many reviews on cupcake wedding cakes. Do you know of any bakeries that specialize in wedding cupcakes? If not, where would recommend for the cupcakes? We were considering Georgetown Cupcakes or Sprinkles. Thank you!

Georgetown Cupcake
1209 Potomac St NW, Washington, DC

Cuban in Palm Beach County

Are there any good Cuban restaurants around Lake Worth? I would like to take my grandparents to dinner at a Cuban restaurant this trip and can not recall any Cuban restaurants in the Lake Worth area. I recently moved to a new town where there are no Cuban restaurants and am missing the delicious Cuban chicken dishes from the neighborhood restaurant. Thus this will also be a treat for me. Thank you!

Mar 31, 2011
hopeinmee in Florida

Baltimore-Old school restaurants? No touristy or chain places please

I am surprised that no one recommended Attmans for lunch. It is a deli that has been around for generations. Their sandwiches are huge and filling. I have friends who come to Baltimore just for a sandwich from Attmans.

Another old school place would be the Owl Bar at the Belevedere. It has been open since the 1920s and still has a lot of the original furniture. There is a bit of history to the decor that if you ask the waiters they will tell you. It is more like a bar than a restaurant. I would recommend going there if you want a light dinner such as pizza or sandwiches.

Chiapparelli's tends to get busy on the weekends so I would recommend to call ahead. The salad is very good. I would not recommend La Scala as the food is just mediocre.

As a child, I remember going to Friendly Farms which is north of Timonium. It is a farm style meal where you select the entre and all the sides, desserts and salads are family style. It may be of interest to your son.

Cafe Hon, while it has only been around for 15 years or so, always feels like old Baltimore. It is in Hampden, which reminds me of what parts of Baltimore must have been like in the 1950s. The food is decent and won't break the wallet.

237 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202

La Scala
1012 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cafe Hon
1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

Friendly Farm
17434 Foreston Rd, Upperco, MD 21155

best crab cake baltimore

Has there been any recent updates to this post? I have a group coming to town and was going to take them to Obrycki's for crab cakes. They are staying downtown in the harbor area so I am trying to find a location near their hotel. However, Obrycki's is closed for the winter and I am looking for other suggestions on where to go for crab cakes. Unfortunately G&M and Friendly Farms are not reasonable taxi fares from downtown.

Where do you recommend downtown for crab cakes?

Friendly Farm
17434 Foreston Rd, Upperco, MD 21155

Extended Restaurant Week?

I am returning to San Diego for work and am again wondering if any of the restaurants are extending restaurant week specials. Unfortunately, I do not arrive until January 23rd and will be staying downtown without a car.

Are any of the restaurants extending their restaurant week specials? Is there a web site I can find out? Thank you!

Jan 17, 2011
hopeinmee in San Diego

St. Leonard

Does anyone have any recommendations for dinner in the St. Leonard area? We are not particular on the type of food and price range is between $15 and $30 for an entree.

We are heading down on a Saturday night, looking for a non-chain good meal. While not a requirement, it would be nice if the resturant has televisions as the playoffs will be on during dinner. Thank you!

Need BRIDAL SHOWER Venue Ideas!!!

I would second checking out Darlington House's second floor for the special event.

You may also want to check the second floor of Policy to see what options. They may be able to do an assortment of appitzers within your budget.

If Social has not closed in Columbia Heights, they may be able to do it as well within your budget.

A friend recently mentioned that Carmine's does special events in Chinatown. With their family size portions, you may be able to do it under $30pp.

Darlington House
Washington, DC, Washington, DC

Romance - Baltimore

I also would recommend Blue Hill Tavern. Good food and dessert!

Another place I would recommend for romantic and not too pricy would be Meli in Fells Point. Not too expensive and they have some areas in the dining room that are somewhat separate from other tables. The food was good for the most part on my last visit there.

Blue Hill Tavern
938 S Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD 21087

Ethnic Food Tour

We have done Salvadoran and Peruvian in the past, though if you have a good restaurant recommendation we are definitely up to trying it. This is mostly an adventure for trying places and cuisines we don't typically think of off the top of heads.