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Best Crawfish in Orlando....or at least near i-drive.

We'll be visiting the Hilton Grand Vacations on Arezzo Drive in Orlando and for one meal, we're hoping to get some amazing trays of crawfish, shrimp, crab etc., to go to eat in our hotel (so we can get as messy as we want and no one will judge we can shower right away after to rid the shame).

I've read so many differing opinions on the best crawfish place around....any tips on where Chowhounds prefer? We do have a car, but preferably closer to the hotel would be ideal.

Thanks in advance!

Feb 22, 2014
superangela in Florida

Food you can't find in Toronto.

Poke-as in Hawaiian Poke.

KCC Farmers Market vs. Kailua Farmers Market

Thanks! I did see that Ala Moana FM as well. We're planning on going to that one on Saturday instead of KCC.

Aug 26, 2013
superangela in Hawaii

KCC Farmers Market vs. Kailua Farmers Market

Awesome. The vendors do look about the same. We'll probably head to the Kailua FM to check it out. Thank you!

Aug 24, 2013
superangela in Hawaii

KCC Farmers Market vs. Kailua Farmers Market


We love our Farmers Markets. If I go to the Kailua FM on a Thursday, is it a repeat of essentially the same vendors on Saturday at the KCC FM? If I do one FM, should I bother going to the other one? Do you prefer one over the other?

I've never been to the Kailua one, only the KCC and we love it because of the blend of fresh produce with food stands.

Thanks in advance!

Aug 23, 2013
superangela in Hawaii

K/W area dining suggestion needed

Bhima's for sure. Thanks for reminding me of that place. Another option is The Bauer Kitchen. People love the bone marrow.

Best restaurant in Mississauga

Hey Solstise!
Wow-I see that I'm over a year late for a reponse to you! Apologies.

Pho: Pho Mi 99 on Latimer in that food plaza near Hockey Life. I find the broth the cleanest tasting, and the meat most tender.

Sushi: Hinote on Bristol. The rolls are fit for giants, and are definitely not authentic, but still tasty. We usually share a medium sushi/sashimi boat and it's plenty for two.

Dim Sum: Sam Woo BBQ. The main reason is because Emerald is a zoo on the week-end and we just don't have the energy to fight. At Sam Woo we rarely have to wait for a table on a Sunday morning. However, the dim sum is fresh, steamed to order, and you can add a plate of bbq pork to boot!

Korean: Haven't found one we LOVE LOVE LOVE, but Seoul House behind Square one on Enfield is quite good and I think the same as the one on Dufferin near Yorkdale. I usually get a soup/stew, and my husband gets the Kalbi.

Indian: Bombay Bhel on Hurontario. YUMMY. I get the Chicken Thali and it's so filling. You get a variety of food on the thali and it tastes amazing all together.

Hope this helps!

Caterer needed in Mississauga

Thanks for the suggestion! Never considered Middle Eastern foods, which I should have beecause it's one cuisine where mom-to-be can eat everything. I'll check it out for sure.

Caterer needed in Mississauga

Yeah, I did see them online and saw that they offered pantry items and to go foods too. So, I went by there just yesterday to buy some takeout food just to see what they were all about, and the door was locked with a note on the door saying 'we've decided to focus on corporate account catering. Call this number if interested'. It kinda put a bad flavour in my mouth because it took me 30+ minutes to get there....good thing I didn't pay for parking!

High-end-ish restaurants near the airport... ?

One of the best Japanese restaurants I've ever eaten ate is in the Doubletree Hotel where the Grand Chinese restaurant is. Ginko is owned and operated by Japanese people, and the sushi is amongst the best I've ever had. They also have teppanyaki, but I've never eaten at the tables. Pricier, but well worth it!

Caterer needed in Mississauga

Hosting a baby shower for 25 people in July. Has anyone had any amazing experiences with caterers in Mississauga? Looking for some platters with some hot and cold hors d'oeuvres. Budget is under $30.00 a head. Thanks in advance!

Good eats in Schaumberg?

My bad! Thank you!

Apr 19, 2012
superangela in Chicago Area

Good eats in Schaumberg?

OHHHHH man, I am so excited! These are great options. I had no idea Arlington Heights was so close to Schaumberg, this makes everything so much easier.

Apr 15, 2012
superangela in Chicago Area

Good eats in Schaumberg?

We're staying here this weekend for a family wedding and we have no idea what to eat in this area. Anything worth visiting? We're a foodie family traveling from Toronto-so something we don't have (or do well) in Toronto would be ideal. Any bbq? Mexican? Comfort food?

Apr 15, 2012
superangela in Chicago Area

Good eats near North End of the Strip?

Good rec on this one-I like that it`s 24 hours. I was worried that near our hotel there wouldn`t be anything decent to eat in those wee hours of the morning.

Mar 18, 2012
superangela in Las Vegas

Good eats near North End of the Strip?

Looks pretty retro! Deviled eggs! Thanks for the tip about calling in vs. Open Table. I`ll definitely keep this place in mind.

Mar 18, 2012
superangela in Las Vegas

Good eats near North End of the Strip?

Awesome thanks! We were thinking of finding a good Mexican place since we don`t have good Mexican in Toronto. We`ll check it out for sure.

Mar 18, 2012
superangela in Las Vegas

Good eats near North End of the Strip?

We're going to be at the Hilton Grand Vacations and apparently there's not much else around there. We won't have a car, but we're willing to take cabs.

We've already planned a meal at Lotus of Siam (super excited!!!), which seems to be a pretty close cab ride, but other than that where to go???

We're open to all suggestions-except for the restos at the Cosmo, MGM and Bellagio. We're more interested in the hidden gems at the north end.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Mar 17, 2012
superangela in Las Vegas

What to do with dried shiitake mushrooms?

Reconstitute in water, slice up and use in Korean Jap Chae. Without the mushrooms, the noodles lack a richness of flavour. With the mushrooms, delightful!

Jan 01, 2012
superangela in Home Cooking

Alan Wong's -- tasting menu vs. a la carte?

Thank you to everyone who responded-do you happen to know if we can split tasting menus? I'd rather get a tasting menu to split and then add some items a la carte so we get a great variety of dishes to try...

Dec 03, 2011
superangela in Hawaii

Alan Wong's -- tasting menu vs. a la carte?

Thanks for the tip! I've never had the salad. I heard you can buy the dressing bottled? Is this true?

Nov 27, 2011
superangela in Hawaii

Alan Wong's -- tasting menu vs. a la carte?

We always go to Alan Wong's on our anniversary every year, and this year we've decided to treat my parents and sister on our special day.

We've always done the tasting menu, but rest of the fam has not. Our last visit to Alan Wong's we were quite full half way through the meal. I'm wondering if we should try ordering off the regular menu as my parents are lighter eaters. However, I see that many tasty items on the tasting menu are cleverly left off the regular menu.

Any thoughts on which menu is better? Can we share tasting menus? Or should we do half tasting menu, half reg menu? Help! Thanks in advance!

Alan Wong's Restaurant
1857 S King St Fl 3, Honolulu, HI 96826

Nov 26, 2011
superangela in Hawaii

Why Do Subway Restaurants Smell Awful?

I always thought the funky smell was slightly chemical. Maybe cleaning products? Like a bleachy type product to sterilize their equipment?

Aug 24, 2011
superangela in Features

Your favourite Farmer's Markets and vendors?

Not sure if you're willing to drive, but the farmers market in St. Jacobs near Waterloo is a huge market with an outdoors section in the summer. Don't go Saturday at noon-it's crazy busy and you won't find a parking spot. Try going first thing in the morning, or closer to closing time around 2:00 pm. I can't think of specific names of vendors, but the mennonite vendors with their bottles of maple syrup is a huge favourite of mine!


Bar-q? Or Bark? Still don't know how to pronounce it. Shrug.

We were there for late night drinks and snacks, being in the area for an art gallery thingie. There was 10 of us all together.

*Spinach salad with pulled chicken was as expected, but the chicken needed more smoke and one piece of the chicken had a seriously large piece of goose bump skin hanging off of it.

*Chicken tenders were delicious-super crispy and salty on the outside, and tender white meat on the inside.

*Wings were ok, but again we felt it needed more smoke.

*Side ribs were tooooo sweet, and it ended up being the only item we didn't finish.

*Beignets were not crispy enough on the outside, but the sauce you dip it in was delicious; tangy, sweet and gooey.

I'd go back if I were in the area again, but I'd definitely ask for rec's instead of ordering on our own.

Weekend In Kitchener

If you're in St. Jacobs, check out the farmers market. The sausage on a bun with sauerkraut and onions is a must--don't forget the oktoberfest mustard! Also, visit Stone Crock bakery downtown St. Jacobs and have a dutch apple square. Crazy good-crisp brown sugar topping, tart apples, thin crust. Enjoy your week-end!

Stone Crock
1386 King St N, St Jacobs, ON N0B2N0, CA

Telus Tuesdays

We did Marben too and we both thought the charcut plate was a rip. I had the salad, ravioli and bread pudding, all delicious, but could have had more of each. My dining partner had the charcut. plate, lobster seafood dish and then the ice cream sandwich. She said she probably wouldn't run back for the food. But I've been back for drinks and dessert since.

Heard good things about Delux though--that cuban sandwich is supposed to be delish (forget if it's on the Telus menu or not).

92 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J2Z4, CA

488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1E5, CA

Where can I get a vegetarian burger?

I don't like Milestones generally speaking, but when I do dine there, I opt for the veggie burger covered in guacamole with a side of sweet potato fries.

Need a Chinese New Years Restaurant TMW night that will Impress!

Help! I need to take out a family friend from China out for dinner tmw night for NYE. He's here for business only for a short period of time and we wanted to take him somwhere really fun, and really memorable for Chinese New Years GTA style. Anywhere in the GTA is fine, and any budget is fine. There will be 4 of us in total. Thanks in advance!

Dinner's on us....where to go?

We want to take out 2 friends/business colleagues out for dinner within the next few weeks. Anywhere in Toronto and/or Mississauga is fine by us. We want to go somewhere fairly nice as it is a business dinner, however I'd like to keep the budget around 50-75 dollars a head including wine. I have looked at Splendido but it looks like it might go over budget. Suggestions?

88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA