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Breakfast in Columbus, MS; Lunch on Great River Road btw Greenville & Helena, AR

O yeah, that's exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for.

Breakfast in Columbus, MS; Lunch on Great River Road btw Greenville & Helena, AR

This sounds absolutely awesome. Thanks again!

Breakfast in Columbus, MS; Lunch on Great River Road btw Greenville & Helena, AR

My friends & I are driving the backcountry, slow way up to Little Rock from Tuscaloosa.

So, any recommendations for Bfast in Columbus, MS? (We're going Friday, so a meat & 3 M-F place is cool).

Also, we're doing route 1 from Greenville, MS to Helena, AR. Any solid BBQ or lunch joints, preferably shacks on the side of the road.

And, other recs on 82 or route 1 mucho appreciated.

Breakfast in STL on Christmas morning

Thanks for the recs, though not an easy one, I know. I've been to Uncle Bill's and it's all right. Harrah's not my cup of tea, and Dim Sum would be great if it were open earlier. But such is life. I was hoping for a good diner or good Jewish deli, but alas, probably not.

Breakfast in STL on Christmas morning

When my wife and I got to see my fam in Philly over the holidays, we always have an XMAS morning breakfast out. However, this year we're in STL (we're staying in Maryland Heights) and would like to continue this tradition. Anyone know of any places worth going to--no Steak & Shake or other chains, please.

Seattle w/ a toddler

Thanks for the suggestions so far, particularly the piroshky's whcih I love. Does the Market have any good breakfast places worth recommending? Otherwise, I'll look up posts on the ID.

May 14, 2008
jwoodcanyon in Pacific Northwest

Seattle w/ a toddler

My wife and I are going to be in Seattle for a week with our one and half year old daughter. We will be staying at the Westin (near downtown) and will not have a car. Knowing this information, can folks suggest any good places for all meals. Not looking for a kid restaurant, but also wouldn't take the baby into finer dining places. Good ethnic and breakfast suggestions particularly welcome. Thanks, in advance.

May 14, 2008
jwoodcanyon in Pacific Northwest

Breakfast in Atlanta--Brookhaven or Downtown

I had the French Toast at Thumb's Up this morning, with Lou's Coffee, Spuds, and Salmon. Spot on terrific!

Breakfast in Atlanta--Brookhaven or Downtown

What about the Flying Biscuit?

Breakfast in Atlanta--Brookhaven or Downtown

I think Waffle House is gross...sorry.

Breakfast in Atlanta--Brookhaven or Downtown

I'm going to be in Atlanta Saturday morning and am looking to grab breakfast after a race I'm running in the Brookhaven area. Any suggestions: dive, high, whatever--just want something that is good and open around 9 a.m. Am heading home right after race, via 85 South, 20 West...

Muscle Shoals to Tuscaloosa

I know this is a stretch, but anyone out there have any thoughts? If not, no worries...

Wintzell's- Arriving in Guntersville?

I have to admit, I was not that impressed by Wintzell's. The service was slow (it was not busy in the restaurant), my wife's fried seafood was burned, and my broiled fish was *way* greasy. That said, my gumbo was spot on terrific.

Realize my opinion is the minority opinion, so others probably can speak to it much better.

Now if the OP can do me a favor: how well do you know the Shoals area? I'm looking for a place to grab breakfast on this Sat :)

Muscle Shoals to Tuscaloosa

Next Sat morning, I'm going to be driving home from the Shoals back to Tuscaloosa down the state route. On the off chance anyone is familiar with the Shoals or the route down to T-town, do you have suggestions for good breakfast places?

Charlotte, Solo

"I feel that in-town Charlotte is lacking in good bakeries."

I feel like there were some really good Mexican bakeries on South Blvd. Don't ask me the names--i just U-turned and pulled into the parking lot on a whim--but they were really quite yummy.

Charlotte, Solo

GodfatherofLunch,

It was *your* write-up of Fiamma that lead me there. I'm hail from South Philly and spent my college years in Boston--this place rivals the best I've had there. Good choice...thanks for the recs everyone.

Charlotte, Solo

"...For great Italian near SouthPark, try Portofino's. The owners are from Italy and they are friendly and accomodating."

I almost went there, but went to Fiamma's instead. Drop dead terrific risotto. I'm still on the prowl though and will possible give Penguin's ago this afternoon...

Charlotte, Solo

Thanks hungrycat!! Mucho appreciated.

Charlotte, Solo

I'm flying into Charlotte for a race this weekend and will be by myself. I'm staying in SouthPark, but would have a car and would like to explore the city some. As I'm coming from Alabama, I'm not too interested in Barbecue, but anything else I'm game for. I'm particulatly interested in: Good Italian; an early morning breakfast place open Sundays; and anything else that is a "local" and good. I'm not too interested in fine or trendy dining--rather, just straight up good food I couldn't get in Tuscaloosa too easily.

PS: Also interested in good bakeries and/or coffee places as well.

NYT Article on the "Fat Pack"

<b>Really made me a little sick to my stomach. Is it finally over? This obsession with fat?</b>

Why would it make you sick to your stomach? The whole point of this article is that calls for balance in diet and in exercise. Are you saying this a "bad" thing? If so, why?

Mar 19, 2008
jwoodcanyon in Food Media & News

Mobile, AL with a small child

Follow-up question for all of you:

If you had to choose one, which would you choose: Wintzell's or Original Oyster?

Best Brunch in B-ham?

I second Chez-Lulu.

Also, if you're willing to drive out to Vestavia, I enthusiastically recommend Klinglers German Bakery. It's not exactly "brunch atmosphere", but their chocolate waffles are really, really, really good.

Mobile, AL with a small child

DD,

Thanks for the recs. I've heard mixed things about OOH, but also know it's an institution.

Mobile, AL with a small child

My wife and I are heading down to Mobile the last weekend in March with our one year old daughter. We're coming from Tuscaloosa, so we've had our share of BBQ (Dreamland particularly, though we like Archibald's more) and would like something unique to Mobile and the Gulf. That said, we don't want to drag a child to a fine dining establishment and ruin the experience for other diners (and ourselves, frankly).

So, any recs that are yummy, family-friendly, and not too deep-fried?

Mardi Gras in Mobile

My wife and I have a one year old and wanted to see a more--how to say--family friendly version of Mardi Gras. I've heard that Mobile tends to cater more toward family, but am wondering if it's worth the 3.5 hour drive to see Mardi Gras over the weekend. Are the parades well attended? Are there special treats at bakeries and/or restaurants? Just want to see if this is worth the drive or more a local touristy trap. I plead complete ignorance to this holiday (I'm from PA), so any insight is mucho appreciated.

Best gyros in Birmingham . . .

My wife got a gyro at Nabeel's and raved about it.

We also loved the grocery--lots of yummy Russian chocolates and kickass cheese!

Roanoke Valley Area

The Turkish restaurant there was abysmal. Seriously, worst meal I've had in about 2 years.

However, I really loved the coffee shop and the Indian restaurant was solid.

Substitute for Chopped Citron

Thanks so much for the suggestions! I may have to try to the sugar syrup if my trip to Bham tomorrow does not go as planned.

Jan 04, 2007
jwoodcanyon in Home Cooking

Substitute for Chopped Citron

A recipe for Julekake calls for chopped Citron--not easy to come by in Alabama. Anyone know of any substitutes?

Thanks.

Jan 03, 2007
jwoodcanyon in Home Cooking

Memphis New Year's - local and healthy?

Cafe 1912 (or some 191- date). Not sure about NY though...good brunch!