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Celiac friendly in Clemson, SC?

although I'm not familiar with the area around Clemson, a few modifications to ordering will accommodate you....I travel quite a bit with my son who is a 12-yr old Celiac....when we go out he orders things like a steak or cheeseburger without bun and a baked potato..when ordering mashed we ask the server if flour was used as a thickener.....we stay away from fries, as the fryer could contain oil that breaded foods were cooked in....I would say a safe bet is to use common sense as I'm sure you do at home, ask your server if certain dishes are made using flour....

Aug 27, 2008
alex613 in General South Archive

Demo's in downtown Nashville?....

I appreciate the reply...my emphasis is on value vs 'kid friendly' as my son as unusually sophisticated food tastes vs your average 12-yr old.....thank you

Aug 24, 2008
alex613 in General South Archive

Demo's in downtown Nashville?....

My 12 yr old son and I will be in downtown Nashville seeing the Raconteurs(world's greatest rock band) at the Ryman end of September....looking for some good lunch and dinner spots in the downtown area...we're definitely going to Hard Rock, since my son collects tees from their locations, and likes to look at memorabilia...we heard Demo's Steak and Spaghetti is a good spot and value....can you folks please advise if you have any add'l value type places you can recommend in the 4th Av / 2nd Av downtown area...we enjoy all kinds of food...thanks all

Aug 24, 2008
alex613 in General South Archive

Las Vegas Buffet

I heard years ago that the buffet at the Rio Suites was good?.....is this more a quantity than a quality offering?.....also, any additional recommendations are appreciated....I'll pay more for something nice....BTW we are going last weekend in March

Dec 21, 2007
alex613 in Southwest

Las Vegas Buffet

Hi Folks:

I know what I'm about to ask has probably been 'beaten to death'. However, I was hoping for some fresh answers

Wife and I are taking first ever trip to Vegas in March.

One of the evenings, we would like to eat at one of the buffets on the strip that you experts recommend......I'm looking for the following

1) No more than $30-$35 pp
2) great quality food
3) Not annoyingly crowded....we will be going probably 9 pm
4) Somewhere not too far from Mirage.....we are seeing that Cirque Du Soleil Beatles show before

Thanks for your suggestions

Dec 21, 2007
alex613 in Southwest

PIKE PLACE MARKET RECOMMENDATIONS?

Hi All:

Never been to Seattle, but we're coming in for a few days in late September with my 11 year old son to see the always awesome White Stripes at the Paramount Theater....During our stay, we would like to check out the Pike Place Market....Besides getting a few pics of fish throwing, I was hoping you could recommend some do-not-miss culinary highlights ....I vaguely remember seeing on Food Network about a Russian or Polish bakery there that is supposed to be amazing......please let me know...I'm open to any and all foods...Thanks!!!!

Aug 27, 2007
alex613 in Pacific Northwest

BBQ-THE REAL DEAL?

Thank you for your thoughtful reply Amysue.....we were actually resigned to going to Iron Works as an alternative, since the "authentic" joints don't really fit into our plans, especially as turistas (Bens closes at 4, and yes sitting down to eat IS a priority)....based on your recommendation, we have once again decided to go to Stubbs with the notion that mediocre Texas BBQ is better than 90% of the BBQ I can get here in S. FL (Tom Jenkins notwithstanding)....thank you also for the other recommendations, but our Saturday food consumption will be mostly the fare at ACL....we are leaving late Sunday morning.....if we had more time I think we would explore more culinary options....

Aug 22, 2007
alex613 in Austin

BBQ-THE REAL DEAL?

yes scrumptiouschef, I am aware that you are a "gourmand", and I don't mean that in a negative way....unfortunately, I am in a situation to which I am at a distinct disadvantage 1) Austin is a new city to me, never been there, or to Texas for that matter 2) I had to rent a car to get to downtown b/c due to ACL all downtown hotels booked, and I suspect restaurants will be crowded and parking non existent... 3) I have my 11 yr old in tow 4) I am in town 2 days, 1 of which will be spent entirely at ACL 5) I am a tourist, so why not get a tshirt?.....I was recommended BBQ joints that seem great, but are a little too far from downtown to risk getting lost in a town I'm not familiar with ....So, duly noted about Stubbs, because yes I do like good BBQ......Considering that Bens closes at 4pm (???), would you or anyone else recommend Sam's as the alternative?

Aug 20, 2007
alex613 in Austin

BBQ-THE REAL DEAL?

I confirmed that Ben's closes at 4 - that stated, I think my son and I are going to try Stubbs BBQ.....how bad can they be, the White Stripes are playing there 9/16.....at least their taste in music is great....besides, we want wait service, a kitschy Tshirt, and a comfortable place to hang .....

Aug 20, 2007
alex613 in Austin

BBQ-THE REAL DEAL?

Is Ben's not open for dinner???.....I just looked at his website...it says 11-4????If so, I'll have to change strategy...we're looking to do dinner at like 5 or 6 pm, then hang out on 6th St (then again, I dont know how much damage I can do with my 11 yr old)

Aug 17, 2007
alex613 in Austin

BBQ-THE REAL DEAL?

nosh...

thanks for the heads up, but since we'll be in town 2 days, we'll be taking one very small rolling carry on and a backpack..I try not to check luggage at all costs, especially since we have a connecting flight.....my pals at TSA will most certainly confiscate anything taken aboard that resembles a cylinder....they confiscated my 5 oz can of spray sunscreen on my last trip....anyway, we're resigned to standing during The White Stripes set, as we're hoping to be fortunate enough to get real close to the stage....BTW, I read that theyve alleviated the dust problem at Zilker Park by installing an effective irrigation system.....

Just one more Q about Ben's BBQ - Do they have waitstaff, or is it "order at the counter and take your food to the benches" kind of place?....if so, I would rather opt for a place that has excellent BBQ in a downtown locale, BUT has waitstaff and is comfortable....we want to have a nice enjoyable dine and great food.....if someone can please advise...thanks all

Aug 17, 2007
alex613 in Austin

BBQ-THE REAL DEAL?

Since Ben's does the mutton really well I've read, I'm looking forward to trying that....never had mutton at a BBQ joint...That, as well as where Ben's is located, will be why we go there....I think we'll just get "a whole mess" of things for the table and dig in....hows the brisket and beef ribs at Bens?...those are my favorites

Aug 11, 2007
alex613 in Austin

BBQ-THE REAL DEAL?

I think Ben's Longbranch is going to be our place to try.....

Aug 07, 2007
alex613 in Austin

BBQ-THE REAL DEAL?

from S Fla....I definitely like brisket and ribs the best....looking for a "non-chain" experience right in downtown....both of you as previous posters recommend County Line or Salt Lick?....is this the place to go?.....where is it located with reference to 6th St? thanks!!!

Aug 07, 2007
alex613 in Austin

BBQ-THE REAL DEAL?

Hi all:

I'll be traveling to Austin for the Austin City Limits festival in September with my 11 year old son....we are staying downtown(6th St vicinity) and would like y'all's recommendation on the best down home, finger lickin', lip smackin' BBQ in the area.......

Thanks!!!!!!!!!

Aug 06, 2007
alex613 in Austin

Delray Dining not so good

If you are willing to drive to SE Boca, Baja cafe is great, inexpensive Mexican....

Dec 31, 2006
alex613 in Florida

Brunch fort lauderdale/miami/Palm Beach

The Biltmore is well known for their incredible brunch....

Dec 29, 2006
alex613 in Florida

Cuban in Miami

I'm far from an expert, but when in Miami, I always go to Versailles.....

Dec 27, 2006
alex613 in Florida

RASCAL HOUSE CLOSING

I think the "attitude" is part of the Jewish deli experience....However, I will always overlook waitresses with a 'tude for top quality food....That is why the Carnegie will always be #1 to me....herd em like cattle, but the Woody Allen (Corn beef/pastrami) is the benchmark....

Check out Ben's in West Boca....this is a fairly new outpost of a venerable LI chain...IMO better than Toojays....

By the way, in the same shopping center is a great casual Italian place, Villa Rosano....

Dec 27, 2006
alex613 in Florida

TOP WINGS IN FLA

Honey garlic wings (drums only) at Duffy's in Boca

Dec 27, 2006
alex613 in Florida

Top Institutions in FLA

Joe's Stone Crabs
Rustic Inn
Bostons

Dec 27, 2006
alex613 in Florida

TOP BURGERS IN FLA

Le Tub Le Tub Le Tub

Dec 27, 2006
alex613 in Florida

TOP PIZZA IN FLA

PIZZA TIME IN CORAL SPRINGS....

Dec 25, 2006
alex613 in Florida

TOP BURGERS IN FLA

Le Tub is in Hollywood....blink and you will miss it from the road...

Dec 25, 2006
alex613 in Florida

TOP BURGERS IN FLA

absolutely Le Tub in Hollywood....

Dec 24, 2006
alex613 in Florida

Uncle Tai's, Boca Center

Not sure, but the place has been opened since 1987...IMO you could do alot better with PF Changs....yes, it's a larger chain than Uncle Thai, but we like the food so much better at 1/2 the cost

Dec 24, 2006
alex613 in Florida