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Crystal City Visit, end of February

I am headed to Jaleo's for dinner tomorrow - thank you!

Feb 22, 2013
kaytamar in Washington DC & Baltimore

Crystal City Visit, end of February

Went to Kabob Palace today for lunch - it was absolutely delicious! Trying Jaleo's for dinner tomorrow. Can't wait!

Feb 22, 2013
kaytamar in Washington DC & Baltimore

Crystal City Visit, end of February

Dennis, I am coming from PA. Eden Center looks like a great way to burn off some calories! I am pretty laid back so no "ties required" dinners for me. Jaleo looks awesome and I will definitely check them out. Looking at Ted's and all the cupcakes too!

Jan 30, 2013
kaytamar in Washington DC & Baltimore

Crystal City Visit, end of February

You guys are killing me - I have 3 days to fill (my belly) and a full list going. Please keep the recommendations and feedback coming!

Jan 28, 2013
kaytamar in Washington DC & Baltimore

Crystal City Visit, end of February

Thanks Steve - their website made their burgers look irresistible!

Jan 28, 2013
kaytamar in Washington DC & Baltimore

Crystal City Visit, end of February

Thank you so much - adding these to my list!

Jan 28, 2013
kaytamar in Washington DC & Baltimore

Crystal City Visit, end of February

I'm going to be staying in Crystal City at the end of February, and would love a good Friday lunch recommendation, and a good cupcake place. For lunch, I like salads, burgers, sandwiches - doesn't have to be fancy, but tasty is key! Cupcake recommendations are especially appreciated - they're my favorite! I will have a car, so if someplace is worth a drive, I'm willing to travel. Thank you so much!

Jan 26, 2013
kaytamar in Washington DC & Baltimore

Delray Beach recommendations from Restaurant.com?

My in-laws gave us a restaurant.com gift to use when we're in Delray beach next week. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. We are a two adults looking for good food - ethnic is welcome. Honestly, I'll eat anything/anywhere if the food is well prepared.

Any questions welcome, and thank you for your help!

~ Kaytamar

May 11, 2010
kaytamar in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Zake's Cakes, Fort Washington/Flourtown

I love Zake's Cakes too! It is the one of the few restaurants I truly miss in my move from that area to the Lehigh Valley. Their potato salad and balsamic salad dressing are addictive. Wish I could have some of that right now!

Jun 11, 2009
kaytamar in Philadelphia

Best cupcakes in the Lehigh Valley?

I need to thank a vendor and I know she LOVES cupcakes. I am located in Allentown and would like suggestions for a great cupcake place. Your advice is appreciated!

Best, Kate

Jun 11, 2009
kaytamar in Pennsylvania

Lunch Recommendations in New Hope?

My husband and I will be celebrating our first anniversary in this lovely little town, and I would love a special meal to be part of the day. We are taking the Fall Foliage train in, so we'll have to do lunch and not dinner. Therefore, any special lunch recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!

Sep 25, 2008
kaytamar in Pennsylvania

Torrington suggestions please!

Can't wait to try some of these the next time I go to visit my parents, who live in Torrington. Any recommendations at the Venetian? Thanks!

Feb 13, 2008
kaytamar in All New England Archive

Large Group Dinner in King of Prussia?

Thank you all - Tracey, you're our winner - Rosa is great.

Feb 13, 2008
kaytamar in Pennsylvania

Large Group Dinner in King of Prussia?

Going out with a large group (15-20 diners) of my hubby's colleagues on Saturday March 1st and need to find an acceptable dinner location. He is leading a conference and would like to "escape" from the other conference attendees. I've ruled out Bahama Breeze, Kildare's and Maggiano's due to their proximity to the hotel. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Kaytamar

Feb 08, 2008
kaytamar in Pennsylvania

Review of the new Cravings Cafe

Last night I visited the new Cravings Cafe location and thought I would post a review. To begin, we got a bit lost on our way over, as my father in law kept ignoring the GPS and we eventually wound up at the SuperFresh shopping center on Main St. When we called to get directions, we were able to get there in less than 5 minutes.

The new location is HUGE compared to their old space, with probably 100% more tables than they had previously. Unfortunately, it is no longer a BYOB on the weekends, but my more knowledgeable than me mother in law reviewed the wine list and pronounced it "decent." She had a cosmopolitan from the bar and enjoyed it.

The menu had about 4 appetizer and entree specials listed, all of which seemed seasonally appropriate. I was disappointed to see that they no longer offer the bruschetta trio, which was one of my favorites from them. We skipped appetizers and went right to our meals - my husband & mother in law ordered the horseradish and potato crusted tuna, my father in law ordered the seared shrimp & scallops, and I ordered one of the specials, Surf & Turf - a 6 oz. NY strip steak and a crab meat stuffed lobster tail. I was told that the Surf & Turf had just sold out, 10 minutes prior (it was 7:15), so I ordered the short rib & prawns plate instead.

The tuna and short rib plates came with a choice of side (mixed greens, Caesar, steamed asparagus, or broccoli), and we all got mixed green salads. The aged balsamic dressing was nice, and I loved the coarse grain honey dijon. The Fat Free Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette was a disappointment - it tasted like marinade, not a salad dressing. The rolls offered were nice and warm, with a delicious sun dried tomato & garlic butter, as well as an orange chardonnay butter that my mother in law loved.

After our salad plates were cleared, we waited 30 minutes+ to get our entrees. No check in from the waiter, no water refill, etc. After we were finally served, the waiter swung by to mention that the short ribs "take a really long time." Would have be nice to know that while we were waiting!

The tuna dish was wonderful - the crust was perfect and the bean and rice ragout it was served on was delicious. The scallops and shrimp were served on dollops of purple Peruvian mashed potatoes and it looked lovely - but my father in law isn't a sharer, so I didn't get a taste. The short rib was delicious - the Cabernet glaze was nice. It was also served on the purple potatoes - they look pretty enough. Unfortunately, "prawn" was an overstatement. The two shrimp they served were a medium size and significant toughness, not to my liking at all. All in all, my dish was pretty good.

I would have liked dessert, but my husband's family are health conscious and I didn't even get to look at the menu. Boo on that.

In summary, everyone else cleaned their plates and loved every bite, so I think that we will be back to Cravings. Would love to hear if anyone else has been/thoughts, etc.

Nov 18, 2007
kaytamar in Pennsylvania

"Fancy" Restaurant in MontCo or nearby?

Thanks for all the recommendations- we made a reservation at Alison at Blue Bell. Will let you know how it goes!

Kaytamar

Apr 15, 2007
kaytamar in Pennsylvania

"Fancy" Restaurant in MontCo or nearby?

Hey all! I am having a special day on May 5th and my fiance is planning to take us out to dinner that night. Please give me some recommendations of a yummy restaurant that would allow us to get dressed up and enjoy a fabulous meal! We're in the Plymouth Meeting area, and we're willing to travel a bit- just don't want to go into the city. Thanks!

Kaytamar

Apr 12, 2007
kaytamar in Pennsylvania