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Seeking Best Shabu Shabu in DC/VA/MD Metro Area

Looking for a cool joint for my husband's 39th birthday dinner with friends. Thinking Shabu Shabu. Any recommendations? Every year we pick a different authentic joint (El Salvadorian, Vietnamese, Korean, Ethiopian, to name a few) and gorge on a delicious meal with friends.

Any and all suggestions most appreciated.

Thanks

Feb 04, 2014
Lmarent in Washington DC & Baltimore

Seeking Advice for Authentic, Slightly Hipster Italian in Philly?

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. And yes, I note the irony of putting authentic and hipster in the same sentence. :)

Dec 24, 2013
Lmarent in Philadelphia

Seeking Advice for Authentic, Slightly Hipster Italian in Philly?

Hi All,
I've got one night in Philly this week for my best friend's birthday, and I'm looking for a fantastic, low-key Italian restaurant in the city. Not looking for overly fancy or snobby, just amazing, authentic Italian in a cool atmosphere with an ever so slightly hipster vibe. Any and all recommendations most welcome. Thanks so much!

Dec 23, 2013
Lmarent in Philadelphia

Looking for Kid-friendly restaurant on 495 between Philly and Delaware

Looking for a good lunch place for our family with two young kids but also decent for adult palates between Delaware and Philly on 495. Thanks so much.

Jul 19, 2013
Lmarent in Washington DC & Baltimore

Seeking early morning Dim Sum (pre-10am)

preferably in Northern Va or Eastern MD. Any recs?

Thanks so much.
Lindsey

Jun 15, 2013
Lmarent in Washington DC & Baltimore

Help! Seeking Gift Ideas for My Food-Obsessed Husband

Thanks so much to everyone for all of these amazing ideas. In the end I decided to incorporate a bunch of ideas from the ones you all offered: I'm going to give him his own Babette's feast of sorts - a grand party at our house, with a menu he can design featuring some of the craziest and most exotic culinary options he can think of. I'll arrange it and procure all of the ingredients and offer up selections from many of the web sites you guys suggested. I also love the smoker idea, I forwarded that to my mother in law to get him as a gift. Thanks again.

Feb 14, 2013
Lmarent in General Topics

Help! Seeking Gift Ideas for My Food-Obsessed Husband

We are in Washington DC.

Feb 09, 2013
Lmarent in General Topics

Help! Seeking Gift Ideas for My Food-Obsessed Husband

Great questions. So exotic for my husband are things like brains, testicles, tongue, frogs legs,sweetbreads, all manner of game meats and delicacies - he loved trying Yak and loves the idea of trying other lesser-eaten things. He likes spicy stuff well enough, but is not particularly into it (i.e. he's not a heat-seeker.) He loves to cook for us, fresh simple stuff, but laments that I'm not more adventurous in my tastes so he can cook the above exotic stuff for us to enjoy together.

Feb 09, 2013
Lmarent in General Topics

Help! Seeking Gift Ideas for My Food-Obsessed Husband

Looking for ideas for some of the best foodie gifts for my husband's upcoming birthday. Is there an incredibly gourmet or adventurous food of the month club you know of? Maybe a farm where you get the freshest meats on demand? My husband loves trying exotic foods, foreign foods and street food. Anything authentic and interesting. Would love any and all ideas you've got. Many thanks

Feb 08, 2013
Lmarent in General Topics

Help! Seeking Birthday Gift Ideas for My Food-Obsessed Husband

Looking for ideas for some of the best foodie gifts you know of for my husband's upcoming birthday. Is there an incredibly gourmet or adventurous food of the month club you know of? Maybe a farm where you get the freshest meats on demand? A fantastic food tour of deepest Virginia? My husband loves trying exotic foods, foreign foods and street food. Anything authentic and interesting. Would love any and all ideas you've got.
Many thanks

Feb 08, 2013
Lmarent in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best Salvadorean in DC?

My foodie husband wants to take 6 friends out for Salvadorean to celebrate his birthday next week. Only stipulation - must be authentic, delicious and not too crazy noisy (he's deaf in one ear.) Would be grateful for any recommendations you all may have.
Thanks!

Feb 06, 2013
Lmarent in Washington DC & Baltimore

Looking for Really Healthy, High-Quality In-Home Meal Delivery Service for Ill Friend

A close friend was just diagnosed with breast cancer and is having major surgery tomorrow . She will be recuperating for a while, then starts chemo, and she's looking for a really healthy, high-quality meal delivery service while she recovers. Ideally she does not want a diet food delivery service, but rather something super healthy and delicious. Any ideas? Maybe a culinary grad? A personal chef? A delivery service?

Thanks for your help,
Lindsey

Mar 31, 2010
Lmarent in Manhattan

Help! Need Great Korean BBQ Recommendation in DC or Nearby.

My husband the foodie's bday is coming up, and all he wants is to go to Korean BBQ with a bunch of friends. Anyone know of an excellent place that won't require us to venture far from DC with a large group? Thanks very much.

Jan 20, 2010
Lmarent in Washington DC & Baltimore

Looking for Good Restaurant for a 12-person dinner

Who knows of a restaurant in Downtown DC area with an adjacent room, or some sort of good seating arrangement for dinner for 12 this Monday night? It's for a bunch of family coming in, must be good food, we're not constrained by price. I just wanted something where 12 could somehow talk. Maybe a not-too-noisy environment?

Thanks to all

Mar 02, 2007
Lmarent in Washington DC & Baltimore

Need Caterer ASAP

Help! I need a good caterer for a brunch I'm throwing at my home after a funeral service. (Morbid, I know.) I'd like to go a step beyond bagels and coffee and have a person there making omelettes for guests, etc. Can anyone recommend a good and creative caterer? thanks

Feb 17, 2007
Lmarent in Washington DC & Baltimore

Bakeries for birthday cake/cupcakes

DEFINITELY try Reeve's Bakery downtown. I brought their cupcakes to an elegant dinner party and they were a huge hit. Their cakes are amazing too. An old style bakery. I love cake love too, but this is better, in my opinion.

Feb 17, 2007
Lmarent in Washington DC & Baltimore