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Baton Rouge - need recommendations

I'm sure it's long past your trip, but I would like to third or fourth India Restaurant. The vegetarian platter I got there was spectacular, and I'm still having dreams about their vegetable samosa.

Nov 11, 2008
ladyloo in General South Archive

Best Steak in Chicago?

So my crappy tip was why I got chased down the street and yelled at? Wow. That's some special customer service there.

Jul 08, 2008
ladyloo in Chicago Area

Best Steak in Chicago?

Aw, crap. Whine and complain and I get the name of the place wrong - Select Cut Steak House.

Select Cut Steak House
2808 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657

Jul 28, 2007
ladyloo in Chicago Area

Best Steak in Chicago?

My friends and I were in Chicago for one night, and at the recommendation of our concierge for a steakhouse within walking distance we went into Steak Out in Lincoln Park.

The steak was fine, although nothing to write home about, and the martinis were strong. We had a nice evening catching up and eating.

Our waiter though was perfunctory, and dismissive of our all-girls table. When we asked to have out check split, long before the final bill came, we were ignored. Then when he brought the bill and we asked again to have the bill split he said that we were too late and he couldn't do that. This was irritating enough, but when we split it ourselves, organized it all, paid him, and left, he then chased us down the street because he thought we had short changed him. When I explained the math to him and he still was unwilling to acknowledge that he was being fully compensated, with an appropriately small tip, I returned to the restaurant, and allowed him to run the amount he thought correct, and took back my tip.

Didn't appreciate the scene or the chauvinist attitude of the server. Watch out for that place, ladies!

Jul 27, 2007
ladyloo in Chicago Area

Carne Asada

I just can't seem to cut flank or skirt steak in any way that will make it seem tender.

May 19, 2007
ladyloo in Recipes

Spicy Green Rice (Arroz Verde)

This was so tasty! In fact I think I'll make it again for dinner tomorrow!

May 19, 2007
ladyloo in Recipes

Tres Leches Cake

Made this cake and everyone loved it. It didn't really come out like a cake though - it was more of a pudding. Didn't stop anyone from gobbling it up, but I think next time I'll cut down on the milk mixture as well.

May 19, 2007
ladyloo in Recipes

Good choices near NOMA

Went out to see the FFF last weekend. Not a bad exhibit, but don't miss the sculpture garden if it isn't too hot.

Man! I would have loved to know about Cafe Degas before I went!

May 18, 2007
ladyloo in New Orleans

CHOW's Intense Brownies

Intense is right! These are awesome brownies. I'll be making more this weekend.

Apr 24, 2007
ladyloo in Recipes