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Best eats in Cozumel? Specifically San Miguel

We're coming to dive and to eat, celebrating a pretty special birthday as well. We'll probably eat breakfast and lunch at our hotel, but could use some great recommendations for dinners.

We are looking for the best mexican we can find for the birthday dinner - for two people.

Any other recommendations both high end and hole in the wall welcome.

Thank you!

I did a search but the 2008 thread is mostly outdated and a lot of the recommended restos have closed.

Thanks,

Apr 11, 2012
katesalter in Mexico

Scarpetta v. Comme Ca for group of 8 women celebrating

Hi, We are trying to decide now between Scarpetta and Comme Ca for dinner on a Saturday night.

This is our one big dinner out and we like loud, delicious, and fun more than fine dining, formal and elegant.

Trying to decide between Scarpetta and Comme Ca.

The food at both looks wonderful and the reviews show that people recommend both for food, but for having a really "great night out" which one should we choose?

We are 8 women ages 27-29 celebrating a friend's upcoming wedding.

Thanks,

Kate

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Comme Ca
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

May 12, 2011
katesalter in Las Vegas

quick! - help me narrow my choices for dinner on the strip on saturday

Thank you! Comme Ca? Rackety - I think that might be just what we are looking for.

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Comme Ca
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

May 12, 2011
katesalter in Las Vegas

quick! - help me narrow my choices for dinner on the strip on saturday

Hi, I have been charged with finding (at the last minute) a dinner spot for 8 people (reservations!) on Saturday. The following places have availability. Can someone weigh in? this is the only dinner reservation we are making so hopefully it can be a good one.

Scarpetta (Italian) @ Cosmopolitan

The Mix (Ines' suggestion) @ Mandalay - great views, seats outside

Aureole @ Manadaly - contemporary american

Stripsteak (Steak) @ mandalay -

AGO (Italian) @ Hard Rock

Comme Ca (French) @ Comsopolitan

El Sefundo SOl (Mexian) - across from Wynn

Lupo (Italian by Wolfgang Puck)

Dal Toro (Italian) @ the Venetian

Postria (Italian) @ The Venetian

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Hard Rock Cafe
4475 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Dal Toro
3325 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Comme Ca
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

May 12, 2011
katesalter in Las Vegas

Food station Caterers or wedding caterers offering food that does not taste like corporate catering

Hi, A friend of mine is getting married and wants to have an informal food station afternoon reception.

I suggested A Chef For All Seasos but she wants to be able to compare a few personal caterers.

She is looking to have 4 or 5 food stations.

Can anyone share their good or bad experiences with Toronto Catering companies?

I am not a fan of Daniel et Daniel as I hired them for a party last year and the food was only so-so.

Thank you very much,

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Daniel et Daniel
248 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

Apr 28, 2011
katesalter in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cheap Eats ON the strip

Yes, sorry Du-Pars ... delicious.

Apr 04, 2011
katesalter in Las Vegas

Cheap Eats ON the strip

Hi, I totally appreciate your advice. My brother is a Vegas local and we ALWAYS eat off strip. The only thing is, I know these women, they want strip only - no cabs elsewhere (so no cream pancakes at Duprees for me :(

Thanks very much for the feedback.

Mar 31, 2011
katesalter in Las Vegas

Cheap Eats ON the strip

We are 7 women (all in our mid to late twenties) coming to Vegas in May from Thursday to Sunday night. We are staying at the Wynn. Most of us have upwards of 7 weddings to attend this summer, staggering student loan repayments, irritatingly expensive taste in clothing, and also we ive in Toronto, which is expensive and in Canada (so cold and expensive.) Basically, we dont have a lot of money to spend on eating out. But we love good food.

The girls want to stick to the strip exclusively (despite my recommendations for off-strip eating) - I've never eaten on the strip actually and am more familiar with the cheap eats off -strip.

I'd love some recommendations for good food on the strip that isn't bank breaking - so like $30.00 with tax and tip (no booze) per person and under.

This is the intinerary set by the maid of honor.

Thursday Night: - Grab a quick bit to eat (nothing too fancy), something in or close to the wynn, and start getting ready for the night
- Tryst Nightclub

Friday: Pool Party!!
- Wet Republic at the MGM!
- Friday night is TBD

Saturday:
- Laze around the Pool all day
- Go to Tao nightclub (at the Venetian) for dinner and stay for a night out.

Recommendations much appreciated. I have read through the postings and find that a lot of the recs are for more expensive dining experiences, but please do correct me if you can think of a stream that I should have consulted first.

Looking for coupon recommendations, good deals, cheap restaurants (that aren't really gross), etc.

Thanks very much

Mar 29, 2011
katesalter in Las Vegas

Here in Fremont, Seattle on my own for the day - what to eat/food related things to see?

Hi. I am visiting friends in Seattle and I have the day to myself to wander around and see Fremont and Ballard. Any suggestions for an easy lunch, a market to stop in at, a coffee that I must have? Or anything else that I must eat/see/do?

Thanks !

Kate

Jun 11, 2010
katesalter in Greater Seattle

inexpensive, rowdy, local food, casual/dive, delicious dinner spot for Saturday June 5th?

For the airport place I was thinking of Harbor Seafood - any idea how it is doing in light of the spill?

May 25, 2010
katesalter in New Orleans

inexpensive, rowdy, local food, casual/dive, delicious dinner spot for Saturday June 5th?

By casual and inexpensive on Saturday night, I mean apps under $8.00 and entrees under $15.00. I keep picturing an outdoor spot - feels like a backyard bbq, maybe just something with great food (not fancy food) and pitchers of beer...?

As for post-dinner night spots - we don't want upscale anything, but we also don't want touristy - does that help or am I being unrealistic?

May 25, 2010
katesalter in New Orleans

inexpensive, rowdy, local food, casual/dive, delicious dinner spot for Saturday June 5th?

Hi All, I will be in New Orleans with 5 friends (so six people total) from June 4 to June 6th. We are staying in the French Quarter and won’t have a rental car, but I think we plan to rent bikes Saturday during the day. I’ve read a lot on this site and I don’t want to have a strict itinerary mapped out because we prefer to just explore, that said I like to have a list of places with addresses to have as a backup should we all be scratching our heads and wondering where to go for brunch/dinner etc.

We want to get off the airplane (arrive 11am Friday) and go first to that place near the airport that is delicious but not fancy (can someone help me out with the name?) – Recommendations for must order at this place?

Then we have dinner reservations at Boucherie because we are celebrating one of the members of our group. Any recommendations for a good spot for happy hour pre-Boucherie? Is the walk from the FQ to Boucherie a nice walk? We don’t mind if it takes an hour to walk there, but is it a scenic walk? Is there a good spot near Boucherie for post-dinner?

From there on out, we have Saturday brunch, Saturday late afternoon snack, Saturday dinner, Sunday brunch, and Sunday pre-flight snack. These are the places I have down as possibilities:

Brunch: Elizabeth’s, Lukes, and Heuvos

Afternoon snacks: Napoleon House, Parkway Bakery

Dinner: This is really where I could use some help - we'd like an inexpensive, rowdy, casual, local food spot for dinner on Saturday. I’d love some recommendations.

Also – I’d prefer to avoid tourist trap bars and touristy jazz/blues spots – can someone recommend some good places for post-dinner music and drinks? We are all late-20s early 30s, and while we prefer to avoid the tourist traps, we’ll likely stay out all night.

Thank you for your time and comments/recommendations I can’t wait to see your city.

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Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

May 25, 2010
katesalter in New Orleans

six weeks & 1 hungry Canadian

Thank you David. I edited my original question to deal with content not quite so extensively covered in prior posts.

I appreciate your book suggestions.

Apr 30, 2010
katesalter in Italy

six weeks & 1 hungry Canadian

I've been to Italy twice before. The first time I was 15 and we stayed in Verona and took day trips to Florence and Venice. Our day trips were a bit doomed (my sister vomited all over a market in Florence, and I couldn't find a bathroom at an important moment in Venice.) I just ate where my parents wanted to go - but I do remember a very good looking waiter making salad tableside in Padova.

The second time I was a nanny and my charge brought me along to Italy for a month. We ate our way through Rome (including the Jewish quarter - and the food there was incredible - can anyone recommend a not to be missed place here as I forget the names of the places we went??) and then we went to Calabria for the better part of a month.

Now I am going back to Italy. I feel so very lucky. I am in a wedding in Chuisi in June. After the wedding I would like to spend 6 weeks driving around Italy and eating. This will be from June 25th to July 29th.

I'd love some recommendations for not-to-be-missed rural and off-the-map eating experiences including both agritourism and food festivals.

I have no direction in mind, no desitinations - I'd basically just like to eat. Please make all recommendations (irregardless of safety & cost concerns.)

Thank you for your time.

As someone on this board pointed out, there any many posts and answers to questions about urban eating, but I would love some recommendations for rural, or small town eating.

Apr 30, 2010
katesalter in Italy

Casual dinner in Chuisi?

Really? The Solita Zuppa seems to be doable for 20 euro without wine?

Dinner at the villa is 30 euro a night with wine, so we are hoping for a more casual option for one dinner a few days prior to the wedding...

Apr 30, 2010
katesalter in Italy

Casual dinner in Chuisi?

We are planning a wedding at a villa in Chuisi, but we need an off-site restaurant for a causual dinner a few nights prior to the wedding. We would like a place that can handle about 30 people. No more than 20 euro with a glass of wine.

Thank you,

Kate

Apr 30, 2010
katesalter in Italy

Yankee foodies with limited time and limitless appetites

June 4th to 6th - Friday to Sunday - should have mentioned. Thank you for helping me clarify.

Apr 26, 2010
katesalter in New Orleans

Yankee foodies with limited time and limitless appetites

I am a southern girl displaced in Canada and I love to eat. I fell for a guy who also loves to eat. Coincidentally, all of our friends love to eat. And we all love to drink.

So - this guy - let's call him J, he is graduating from a very important degree and will go on to work in the health and poverty field. For his graduation I am surprising him with a trip from our great northern (and somewhat unfriendly home - toronto) to New Orleans and all of his New York friends are joining us.

We have 48 hours. Tell me two things:

1. what can't we miss as eaters? We like it all - from soggy napkin-wrapped food from the back of an unmarked van to eating oysters like Lips Manlis in Dick Tracy.

2. And where can we have a big celebratory dinner on Friday night for a group of 7 people within a $50 per person budget?

We are in town from June 4th to June 6th (a weekend)


THANK YOU!

Apr 26, 2010
katesalter in New Orleans

Toronto Bakery - where to find slider buns?

Hi, Can anyone recommend a good place to get slider-sized buns in either brioche, or egg bun, or kaiser style, or small sourdough.

Thanks,

K

Apr 08, 2010
katesalter in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Searching for a great seafood experience in Boston

Hello! I am from Canada (formerly Montreal, and now Toronto) and I love great food. I am coming to Boston with three of my close friends and we are only there for ONE NIGHT. So we are hoping to track down a great restaurant for fantastic seafood.

We are looking for a casual restaurant on or near the water, or not if all of those are too touristy! We want to spend no more than $50-60 bucks a person including a beer or a glass of wine.

That said we LOVE oysters - would we be better off going to B & G oysters??

IF we have just one night, where should we go??

Jun 03, 2009
katesalter in Greater Boston Area

Saucier course in Toronto

Hello,

Calphalon offers a sauce class but the sauces covered are sauces I already feel comfortable preparing.

They are:
Bechamel/Mornay
Hollandaise
Classic Tomato
Roasted Red Pepper Coulis
Beurre Blanc
Chasseur
Lemon Tarragon Aioli

Can anyone recommend a more advanced sauce class in the GTA? Or is my best bet to just keep practicing at home?

Thank you :)

Jan 17, 2009
katesalter in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Teppanyaki in Toronto

Can anyone recommend a place to experience Teppanyaki in the GTA?

Thank you :)

Jan 17, 2009
katesalter in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Brunch for 8 food-centric types

HI, Looking for a brunch spot in the Toronto area for 8 people. We are all pretty into good food and tried Aunties and Uncles are weren`t completely impressed, so maybe there is something better out there. `We`d prefer a place that takes reservations but maybe if there isn`t a good place with reservations, a place that has pretty quick turn over. Price and type of food not an issue. Just good brunch ideas.

Thank you!

Nov 28, 2008
katesalter in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can I find burrata in Toronto?

Checked every cheese vendor at St. Lawrence Market without luck. Perhaps someone could recommend a cheese shop specializing in Italian cheeses that might carry burrata.

Thank you :)

Oct 01, 2008
katesalter in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Brooklyn Brunch Recommendations

Hi, I am looking for a brunch spot for Saturday in the Bushwick or Williamsburg areas.

Any recommendations? It is a birthday brunch for 2 maybe 4 people, we can wait in line, and we like really good food...

Jul 15, 2008
katesalter in Outer Boroughs

Living in Cape Town for four months: where to eat?

Hello,

We are a group of four adventurous eaters and would love recommendations for great places to try in Cape Town and the surrounding area.

We are interested in recommendations for all price ranges, spice levels, locations, and food types as we will be living in Cape Town for four months.

Also if anyone has a place they would absolutely avoid eating at, please let us know!

Best,

Kate

Mar 30, 2008
katesalter in Middle East & Africa

Brunoise closed? C'est dommage, now where for sweetbreads?

I just read that La Brunoise has closed and La Brasserie Brunoise does not offer sweetbreads. Can someone recommend a restaurant that is similar to the old Brunoise? I would love suggestions for good french cuisine whether or not the establishments serve sweetbreads.

How is Lemeac on Laurier? I will be in town for two dinners and would love some suggestions. Is Tapeo still open?

Best,

Kate Salter

Feb 15, 2008
katesalter in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Barcelona 1st visit Report and questions for follow up visit

Absolutely! Vienna, my apologies!

Jun 13, 2007
katesalter in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona 1st visit Report and questions for follow up visit

Really? I thought I read a few recommendations to go there before it opens and line up in advance for lunch?

Jun 13, 2007
katesalter in Spain/Portugal

Recommendation for dining in Figueres?

Hello,

My partner and I will be in Figueres for one dinner and one lunch. We are looking for something between 30-60 Euro with wine/cava for dinner for two, possibly more if there is a not to miss place.

Thank you :)

Jun 12, 2007
katesalter in Spain/Portugal