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Any great food in Chandler?

Tao Garden is also very good.

Good for Dinner in Temecula?

If you want something simple try Earth Bistro

What is the best damn thing you've eaten in SD?

Corn pudding with dungeness crab at George's Calf Modern

Reviews of Restaurants on our San Diego Trip

Thanks to everyone’s recommendations we had wonderful meals during our San Diego vacation this month. We spent some time near the Gas Lamp District, Temecula, Pacific Beach, La Jolla and Del Mar. I wanted to share some of my experiences. The restaurants are not listed in any particular order, just in the way I remember them!

Leroy’s Kitchen –- Very fresh and loved the bacon bloody mary. Large portions for the cost.

Pacific Beach
Lana Thai – good quality
Sushi Ota – Still my favorite sushi place. We ate nothing from the menu and had our sushi chef make what he wanted. Wonderful
Costa Brava – The tapas were great and service was excellent
Narraya Thai – Had a couple of their new fish dishes, garlic and eggplant

Salvatore’s Cucina – Excellent service and they made a special seafood dish for me since I am gluten free. Good for a client meal.

Earth Bistro – What a great find. The gluten free pizza was perfect after a long day of wine tasting

De Mar Area
Burger Lounge – Excellent gluten free buns and grass fed beef burgers. Very popular.
Kaito Sushi – (Encinitas) – The only place that was disappointing. The fish was fresh and good quality but it just didn’t live up to what I was expecting
Del Mar Rendezvous – Great little Chinese spot, shrimp and scallop stir fry was wonderful
Pacifica Del Mar –The Japanese clam chowder was amazing
Jakes Del Mar – The layered seafood cocktail, sweet potatoes tater tots and roasted Brussels sprouts were yummy. Beautiful view.

La Jolla
Nine Ten – Good, but not over the top. Sea Scallops were a bit bland and the trumpet mushroom dish was ok. I liked the fruit salad with bacon. Service was great but expected more since I heard so much about it.
Georges at the Cove, California Modern – By far one of the best restaurants we visited. The corn pudding with Dungeness crab is something I won’t soon forget. The fish tacos and mushroom risotto were also delicious. Beautiful setting overlooking the ocean and the service was excellent.

Breakfast on Coronado Island

Any breakfast ideas on Coronado Island?

Lunch ideas for five days in June

We live in Arizona and travel to Mexico many times a year. So authentic, we usually eat sonoran style but would be open to other styles.

Lunch ideas for five days in June

Staying in Del Mar 3 days and near the gas lap district for two, and yes, we have a car.

Lunch ideas for five days in June

HI, We will be in San Diego for 5 nights in June. I have my dinner planned but need help with lunches. Here are my dinner plans:
Sushi Ota
Costa Brava
Georges- California Modern
Nine Ten
Kaito Sushi

So any seafood, Thai, or mexican recommendations would be welcome. We will try other places but I wanted to help narrow down the suggestions.

We may spend a day on Coronado and on the beach at Del Mar so we would like to find good lunch spots there. And, is there any good mexican in Old Town?

Best Restaurants in West Maui

Hi, We are staying in West Maui for 6 days and want to try the best places in or close to Honokowai or Kaanapoli.
Looking for both up scale and hole in the walls. Seafood, sushi and thai are some preferences.
Pacafico is on the list because I was there many years ago, love to hear if it is still great.

Downtown Mesa for One Night

Hi, we will need a good recommendation near the Mesa Arts Center for Saturday night. We love good food and cost or type of food is wide open.

What is worth the visit in downtown Mesa?

New and interesting in Flagstaff?

Criollo Latin Kitchen, Pato thai, Brix, Hiro Sushi and Josephine's are all good choices!

Restaurants in Flagstaff

Hi we were there not too long ago and had lunch at Pato Thai and dinner at Criollo Latin Kitchen. They were both excellent and we would go back next time we are in town. I hear good things about Brinx and Josephine's but have not been there yet.

Summer prix fixe or tasting specials?

I noticed that some places are offering prix fixe or tasting speicals. Charlie Palmer had one that shows it ends this week.

Is anyone aware of one that continues through the entire month of April?

2 nights in vegas - Is Fine Dining on the Strip for $100 per person possible?

Hi, I'll be in Vegas in a few weeks for two nights. We are foodies and would like suggestions on where to get an excellent meal. We would like to stay on the Strip and will be at New York/New York.

Our goal is $100 per person or less. Is that possible?? Sounds like Lotus of Siam is on our list and we are considering B&B. What would you suggest? We both love seafood and don't usually go to Steakhouses.


Lotus of Siam
953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Cancun Hotel Zone Eating

HI, Not sure if I missed your vacation... I found the food at the palace resorts to be very good. I stayed at the Sun Palace and thought their food was excellent.

Mom and Pop Italian

How about Tiramisu Ristorante at Scottsdale and Shea! Not much to look at, but I have had wonderful seafood there.
Tutti Santi is also an excellent choice. As is John Henry's in Tempe.

Tutti Santi
19420 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308

John Henry's
909 E Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ 85284

Tiramisu Ristorante
10435 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

98 South is Back

56 East has a new ower and they are called Fired Up. Anyone tried them yet?

San Diego Pacific Beach area need suggestions

Sorry I wasn't clear, We do have a car and don' t mind driving outside of PB. I wsa looking for somplace close. So far these are great suggestions.

San Diego Pacific Beach area need suggestions

HI, I'll be headed to San Diego again next month and would love suggestions for lunch and dinner. We'll be staying in Pacific Beach.

Here is a list of the places we have tried and will be headed back to:
La Gran Tapa, Po Pazzo, Sushi Ota, South Beach, Fishery, Cafe Pacifica, and Buon Appetito.

I would like to find a Thai place and was trying to choose between Kafe Yen, Thai Village and Lanna. Anyone have a suggestion?

We are looking for new places in the area and I would like to hear ideas. Seafood, Thai, Chinese or Italian!


Recent Chandler/Gilbert/Mesa Chinese??

I suggest China King and Tao Garden. Tao Garden has wonderful seafood dishes. In Tempe I still like going to Wongs Place.

98 South Closed???

98 South re opened on April 3rd with a limited menu

Review: Zest Spirited Dining - Phoenix (w/ photos!)

It looks like Zest has closed down and the owners opened a new place in Chandler. Nouveau Bistro. It is near Chandler Mall just west of the 101.

Excellent food and great prices. I know I'll be going a lot and I wanted to let everyone know. Looks like they have not had their grand opening yet. I am excited to have another addition to the East Valley.

the address is:
3395 W. Chandler Blvd.

SEA chowhound coming to San Diego for a long weekend!

Try the Fishery on Cass ST. Sushi Ota is also not very far. On Missino Bay Dr

Looking for Good food in Albuquerque

Will be in Albuquerque in one week. Looking for a great place to eat.
I do not want to have New Mexican or Mexican.

We have been told to try Pars, Zinc Wine Bar and Chama River Brewing Co. So I would love to hear anything you have to say about anyone of those.


ABQ - 1 night only - please help

Try Zea on Montgomery Blvd. 4800 Montgomery Blvd NE. Or Pars on 25 way.

Squid Ink Pasta - Phoenix Area

Marcellino in Phoenix has the best ink pasta with seafood. They may be closed for a part of the summer though.

Sushi - Crab without a "k"

Does anyone know what Sushi restauants make their rolls with real crab? I keep finding "krab" and mayo and they are horrible.


VinciTorio's, Tempe - Part Un

I had dinner there a few weeks ago and thought it was great. I had pasta with shrimp and salmon. I plan on going again soon.
I tried Brunello, Baseline and Dobson, last night. Not bad. I'll have to keep them on the list too!

Where to eat in Phoenix Airport

The Flo's was great.

San Diego Italian, Mexican or Seafood!

I'll be in San Diego in June staying at Pacific beach. Any suggestions for great Seafood, Mexican or Italian? I don't mind driving if it is not too far.

I have been to Po Pazzo, Cafe Pacifica and Gran Tapa. All excellent! So if you know any others that I may like I would love to hear about them!