We'll be in Paris on March 13th and 14th. We're staying very close to the Musée d'Orsay but we're willing to travel off the beaten path. Currently we've found Les Climats
which seems highly regarded and right up our alley in terms of menu. However... [more inside]
posted by ancient star
on Mar 2, 2014 -
Need Epic Italian restaurant in Manhattan. This may have been asked before but restaurants change and close all the time. Relatives are coming into Manhattan this Friday from Texas (originally from Long Island) and seek "epic pizza and Italian food". I know places in Brooklyn etc so please only Manhattan. They have a family of 4 and subways to Bensonhurst would be prohibitive. Special "Awesome Points" for "hole in wall" tiny places. Mifi-ites don't let me down!
posted by donaken
on Dec 24, 2013 -
I remember hearing about a restaurant with dishes named after city organizations. For example, the "department of sanitation sandwich" or the "FDNY sandwich." It is probably in NYC. It may have shut down. Can you help me find this restaurant?
posted by yaymukund
on Dec 7, 2013 -
I can show you all around Amsterdam, Haarlem, even Alkmaar and Utrecht...but I know nearly nothing about Rotterdam. I have friends visiting soon, so I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate
on Sep 30, 2013 -
I'm traveling to Victoria, BC with a friend. Are there any spas in Victoria that are unlike the spas we could find here in Seattle? Also: any restaurant recommendations for an omnivore and a gluten-free pescetarian? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library
on Jul 8, 2013 -
Can anyone recommend a good Vietnamese restaurant in Manhattan that's open during the middle of the day this coming Saturday? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento
on Jul 1, 2013 -
If my memory serves me (it often does not), awhile ago I went to a Cuban restaurant in the suburbs of Detroit (probably north) that I'd like to find again.
I remember that it was small (seating-wise), non-chain, not very fancy, off a very small (residential?) street and the food was great; I think the interior was yellow and there was writing on the walls everywhere. It was popular and full when I was there last.
I've done by due diligence with google and yelp but haven't found it there; I don't think it's Vincente's (downtown) or El Guanaco (Troy); any ideas? I'm open to suggestions in the area if you don't know the specific restaurant. Thanks!
posted by royalchinook
on Jun 20, 2013 -
My buddy is going on a first date with a girl and wanted to take her out to Italian in the meatpacking district in NYC. What are good choices in that area. He's looking to keep the total bill to around $125, but remember this is a first date, so we need to impress a little as well ;)
posted by FireStyle
on Jun 4, 2013 -
For a boring list of logistical reasons, I'll be inside the Las Vegas airport today at dinner time, waiting for a late departing flight. I'll be hungry. [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy
on Apr 12, 2013 -
Do the waitstaff at traditional dim sum (yum cha) restaurants get paid a commission on what they sell from their trolley? Or do they need to sell a minimum amount? Why are some quite pushy and others don't seem to mind if you buy from them or not?
posted by dontjumplarry
on Mar 23, 2013 -
Agh! I've just come back from Montreal and I've already forgotten the name of this Asian soup that is everywhere. It seems to be at Thai restaurants as well I think as (other) Asian places and I wanted to look it up and see what's in it because I didn't get a chance to try it.
I remember it had "aise" as the last bit (I know that's not THAT helpful) and was, as I said, just everywhere, at least in the theatre district and Chinatown.
I think it may be Tom Yum or something of that ilk. It looked somewhat related. I think it had noodles.
Can someone help? I'm sure this is a very easy question if you're actually in Montreal. Thanks!
posted by supercoollady
on Mar 23, 2013 -
I moved to DC recently-ish, but haven't explored the restaurant scene very well. Now I have a friend coming to town next week, staying right near the Dupont Circle Metro station, and I could use some recommendations for places to eat. Can any locals help me out? [more inside]
posted by theatro
on Mar 22, 2013 -
Please recommend books, websites, and other resources to learn more advanced French food and restaurant vocabulary, so that I can read menus and cookbooks, navigate restaurants, and describe food ("salty," "sweet," etc.). [more inside]
posted by The Girl Who Ate Boston
on Feb 16, 2013 -
I grew up in New York City with an open mind toward cuisines of other cultures, so I've got both a broad palate and (reasonably) broad experience. Which cuisines do I stand a chance of not
having encountered and where can I go to try them? [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Feb 13, 2013 -
Will be visiting for Valentine's day, any dinner/date recommendations would be appreciated!
posted by rux
on Feb 5, 2013 -
We need a restaurant in Brooklyn in the Downtown/Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens area that will take a reservation for 7 people for brunch this Saturday and has vegan options (but preferably not all-vegan.) [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Jan 9, 2013 -
Spending the weekend on Kiawah Island, SC. I'd like to find a nice restaurant for Friday night, hopefully not all the way back in Charleston. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Oct 10, 2012 -
"Someplace casual and on the water" in Seattle ... which restaurant should I take a party of 7 to this coming Friday night that fits these criteria? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi
on Aug 10, 2012 -
Montreal Dining Filter: My partner and I are having a HELL of a time deciding on a restaurant for a romantic dinner out in Monteal in a few weeks time. We're picky eaters that really enjoy good gourmet food... A contradiction but true. AU SECOURS! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Aug 8, 2012 -
What was this awesome Chinese fish soup I used to get in NYC? BONUS QUESTION : where can I find it in the Bay area? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Mar 2, 2012 -
My husband will be in Redwood City (attending this event
) for work over the next fortnight and wants to take his team to a good Mexican restaurant there. Any recommendations? Walking distance would be good but not crucial.
posted by tracicle
on Jan 28, 2012 -
Are there any groups that try to create copycat recipes of local Chicago restaurant food? [more inside]
posted by Snackpants
on Sep 11, 2011 -
I need a chicken kashmiri recipe, just like the restaurants. Boneless chicken in a milky creamy curry with tomatoes and peas and mango flavor. [more inside]
posted by lettuchi
on Jul 29, 2011 -
In a few weeks I'll be in DC for most of a week for a conference. I am a foodie. Help! [more inside]
posted by TomMelee
on Jun 22, 2011 -
Looking for a restaurant/sports bar in Pittsburgh, near 10th St. and Penn Avenue, to grab a meal and watch the Wings-Sharks game tomorrow evening. [more inside]
posted by ofthestrait
on May 11, 2011 -
and I are heading to San Francisco for a conference
this weekend taking place at the Embarcadero Hyatt. My question is a two-parter: (a) Where in the vicinity should we go for breakfast, lunch etc. on our relatively-short breaks? and (b) After things wind down for the day, where should we explore? More criteria to follow. [more inside]
posted by supercres
on Mar 30, 2011 -
Chicago birthday restaurant for locavore foodies aged 30 and 60 and their adult companions (six people total). Early evening Saturday, River North (or anywhere downtownish). GO! [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Jan 18, 2011 -
We've been given carte blanche by my boyfriend's aunt, who'll be visiting from Canada, to choose any restaurant in London for dinner Wednesday night. Money, she says, is no object. Help us pick somewhere awesome! [more inside]
posted by SoftRain
on Jan 16, 2011 -
I'm looking for good dining out options for treating a friend to brunch, around 11:00am on December 25, in the general vicinity of Torrance, CA (or between Torrance and LAX). I'm sure there's tons of good places, but I need someplace that'll be open Christmas morning. Know of any?
posted by Vorteks
on Dec 14, 2010 -
I'm going to Las Vegas over the weekend and meeting with a friend for lunch on Sunday (and possibly also dinner) and we have some overlapping food issues that are making finding places a little tricky. [more inside]
posted by FritoKAL
on Sep 30, 2010 -
My brother is back in Chicago and looking for a job, preferably in the culinary world. But he's also looking to move away from retail and restaurant work, and is both unsure what's out there and wondering what other kinds of education he could do to improve his future prospects. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Sep 20, 2010 -
NYC restaurant help--trying to find the name of a place reviewed by the NYT within the past year [more inside]
posted by donovan
on Sep 14, 2010 -