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Dinner for 2 @ $125

Many Thanks - good choices for 3 nights

Dec 03, 2014
frk040 in Las Vegas

Dinner for 2 @ $125

Haven't been to LV in well over 5 years - are there any dinners to be had in a moderate price range?
In the past, Mon Ami Gabi, Onda, and Olives come to mind, with Onda (now closed) being the highlight.
Any similar places left? Have car, on or off strip fine - just need a quiet table, good food, and a glass of wine or 2 for around $125 for 2 sixty-somethings.
THANKS!

Dec 02, 2014
frk040 in Las Vegas

Lobster Crepes in or around Ogunquit

We used to LOVE the Lobster Crepes at Maggie's Classic Scales in Bar Harbor. Maggie's is no more as is her crepes. (See pic taken in 2001). Haven't had anything like them since.

Anything like those amazing things in this neck of the woods?

Aug 31, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Ogunquit recs for Sept '14

Could be their parking lot is full of shoppers from the outlet stores.

Aug 22, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Ogunquit recs for Sept '14

One more favor.
We usually like a pub-type place where we can wear jeans and sweatshirts and have some creative pub-grub. When we were in Bar Harbor a few years back, we had a good time at Side Street Cafe.
Any Recs??

Aug 22, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Ogunquit recs for Sept '14

Absolutely - good info - have 3 definite's: Ocean, Five-O, and Joshua's.
Now I have 2 nights left and about 7 restaurants to consider.

THANKS AGAIN...

Aug 22, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Ogunquit recs for Sept '14

thanx for the useful info

Aug 21, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Ogunquit recs for Sept '14

Already have Joshua's picked for 1 night. Ocean for anniversary dinner. That leaves 3 nights open. Considering Five-0 Shore or Jonathan's for upscale, and Frills, Gypsy Sweethearts, Ogunquit Lobster Pound, Jackie's Too, [Italian- Cafe Prego, Angelina's, or Roberto's], or That Place for more casual. I haven't even started looking at Wells (except for Joshua's) or other nearby towns - there seems to be plenty in Ogunquit.

Plenty of good Breakfast spots in town. Lunch is usually small - fruit smoothie, pita with hummus, or shared sandwich.

Aug 17, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Ogunquit recs for Sept '14

OK - It's August 17th - What's UP ??

Aug 17, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Ogunquit Updates Summer 2014?

Frills sounds great. We've already made a rez at Ocean in Kennebunkport for our anniversary dinner, so low-key casual fits the bill. Looks like Ogunquit has that type of feel.

Aug 16, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Ogunquit Updates Summer 2014?

Will be visiting in about a month and wondering any pleasant surprises or major disappointments dining in this fine town. Was hoping to hear Jackie's Too has become a gustatory delight or MC Perkins Cove has slashed their prices in half. One can hope.

Aug 08, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Sunday Brunch/Lunch Upton

Wife's not into BBQ, unfortunately.

Jun 23, 2014
frk040 in Southern New England

Sunday Brunch/Lunch Upton

Taking ferry to Bridgeport,CT, then driving to Ogunquit.
Sturbridge is on route, as is Kimball Farm in Westford.
Thanks

Jun 21, 2014
frk040 in Southern New England

Sunday Brunch/Lunch Upton

Looking for a Brunch or Lunch rec for a Sunday drive up to Maine around 2PM. Yelp liked Red Rock Grille in Upton - any other recs for Brunch/Lunch not too far off I-90 in same area would be appreciated.

Jun 21, 2014
frk040 in Southern New England

Ogunquit recs for Sept '14

Good idea - things change.

Mar 23, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Ogunquit recs for Sept '14

Ocean looks great - we'll have our anniversary dinner there Sept 9

THANKS

Mar 17, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Ogunquit recs for Sept '14

We love Maine in Sept. - Usually BH isn't that crowded the week after Labor Day, hope Ogunquit is the same. Staying at Beachmere.
Passed through Ogunquit about 20 years ago and had a nice lunch at Barnacle Billy's - lobster out of the shell served on paper plates.
Thanks for the suggestions so far.

Frank

Mar 15, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Ogunquit recs for Sept '14

Hello,
We usually opt for Bar Harbor the week after Labor Day in Sept., but decided on Ogunquit this year. In BH area we like Mache Bistro, Café This Way, Red Sky, Fathom, and Side Street Café for pub grub. Any similar dining spots in Ogunquit area? Thanks a lot and Happy St Patrick's Day...

Mar 15, 2014
frk040 in Northern New England

Get me out of that San Juan Caribe Hilton

I disagree about subway - just get the vegetables on a whole grain roll - worked for us on our trip to the Grand Canyon and San Juan -

Trader Joe's Going Downhill?

All I buy at TJ's is the Tofu and hummus, still cheaper than the grocery store

Dec 01, 2013
frk040 in Chains

Get me out of that San Juan Caribe Hilton

We stayed at the Caribe in Feb/13 - it's kind of isolated. There is a Subway sandwich shop right outside the main gate if you're desperate. Actually, it's not that bad for a quick and cheap lunch. That's about the only dining option within walking distance.

Or...take a taxi to Old San Juan and go to Café Puerto Rico for a 'local' lunch and another taxi for coffee and pastry at Hacienda San Pedro. I recall that there was a Starbucks in the hotel lobby.

Help me make the perfect home fries

Red or Yukon Gold medium size, with shiny skins. Boil whole about 35 minutes until very well done. Cool down, the cut into chunks. Cover bottom of skillet with olive oil, add potatoes, and cook at medium heat, shaking pan until browned, about 5-10 minutes, lower heat to low and continue cooking, shaking skillet every now and then for another 10 minutes. Turn off heat, add 1 T butter to pan if potatoes are not too greasy looking - let butter melt under potato layer in cooling pan. Add lots of paprika, a few turns of black pepper and a bit of turmeric. Stir everything up and eat.

Nov 17, 2013
frk040 in Home Cooking

Lunch on the way to Newport

Thanks to both suggestions - got plenty to choose from

Sep 03, 2013
frk040 in Southern New England

Lunch on the way to Newport

Driving from Bridgeport, CT to Newport in a few weeks. Looking for a nice lunch spot on the way to and from.

Got a GREAT rec from Chowhounds a few years back for Cleonice in Ellsworth, ME

Same type of place would be fine.

THANKS !

Sep 01, 2013
frk040 in Southern New England

Bar Harbor Dining

We liked Fathom - went there when it first opened about 2 years ago. A while back so things might have changed - it's the same location as Maggies Classic Scales, one of our all-time favorite BH spots. Food was good, but only remember outstanding bread basket of fresh baked ass't sliced breads with maple flavored butter.

Red Sky was tops for food, Mache Bistro OK, but very small and can get noisy if large party is seated, Café this Way has been discovered and table placement gotten too close. Breakfast always good at 2 Cats
Nice surprise was Side Street Café - very casual, nicely done guacamole, generous pours on the drinks, good, inexpensive 'comfort' food - not greasy burgers but veggie wraps, lobster rolls, etc

All places vegetarian friendly

Aug 12, 2013
frk040 in Northern New England

Gramercy/W Village this Saturday @6PM

Never been to any of them - only 'know' them by menu's online and Yelp reviews (which can be tricky)

May 27, 2013
frk040 in Manhattan

Gramercy/W Village this Saturday @6PM

Looking for nice fish prep AND fresh (preferably) pasta around 14th St locale. @ $100 for 2, 1 with wine. Considered Paul & Jimmy's, Le Midi, Bocca

THANX

May 26, 2013
frk040 in Manhattan

Montauk Food

Harvest was just OK for us - the 1 dish serves 2 policy was not for us - but I've heard that they now have a separate menu for single selections - but would not go back based upon previous visit - food was too heavy on cream and cheeses, but that was 5 years ago - things change. Location a big plus.

Dave's is terrific - just know that the reservation policy is same day/call at 4:15PM. It's worth the hassle - great, fresh fish and veggie cuisine.

Never been to Duryeas.

Montauk Food

We're heading out to Montauk in about a week - it's been 5 years since we've been there and many new places have opened (and closed) since then.

South Edison, Bliss Kitchen, The Coast, to name a few that sound interesting.

Liked: Dave's Grille, Shagwong, Fishbar, and East by Northeast - Anthony's or Joni's for breakfast.

Any recommendations on new places would be greatly appreciated - don't trust Yelp or Tripadvisor on serious food matters.

THANKS

Roman Memories--Long

A belated THANK- YOU
You were kind enough to email the Excel Rome restaurant guide which proved to be a great help

Jul 10, 2012
frk040 in Italy