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Nice but not crazy-pricey NYC restaurants for 12 - 15 people?

I'm helping my friend's Maid of Honor plan the bachelorette party. Due to a miscommunication, I thought we would be a party of 6 for dinner. Nope. It's between 12 - 15 people. I need to rethink. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jul 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Going to Tokyo, allergic to soy. Help me build a list of "safe" dishes!

I'm going to Tokyo in the fall. I'm allergic to soy. It is an allergy triggered by the soy protein, which means that tofu and edamame are not OK but soy sauce is because the protein is denatured. (This is common for people who are allergic to soy - I am no special snowflake.) The easy solution would seem to be to live on yakitori and yakiniku...but I'm also a vegetarian. Difficulty level = 11! [more inside]
posted by rednikki on May 25, 2014 - 16 answers

Because I don't want to eat at Fort Sumter's commissary

Four+ days in Charleston and Savannah at the end of April. We've got a good list of things to see and do, now I turn to the HiveMind for food suggestions. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Mar 26, 2014 - 16 answers

Need a dinner recommendation near Town Hall, in NY

I'm meeting up with a friend to attend a concert at Town Hall in New York next month, so I need some dining suggestions. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Mar 15, 2014 - 10 answers

What to do with a few weekdays in Los Angeles?

We'll be in L.A. for 2-3 weekdays in mid-March, and while one of our evenings is scheduled, we have no idea what to do with the rest of our time. We'll be staying in or near Hollywood, and won't have a car, but don't mind taking transit. We're especially looking for suggestions for one really very nice, splurge-y place for dinner, as well as great inexpensive places to eat. Also interested in: coffee-snob coffee; fancy cocktails; craft beer; fun/interesting/unique places to shop; anything else that seems interesting. We also really like live shows (comedy/improv/podcast/music), but most of the L.A. shows we know about are on the weekend. And I'm planning to go to Jenette Bras for a fitting, but I'd love suggestions for any other bra shops that carry sizes in the G+ range.
posted by rhiannonstone on Feb 22, 2014 - 17 answers

Palaces, barricades, threats, meet promises

I'll be in Seattle for a conference in late February. Seeking the hivemind's tips on climate, entertainment and dining. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Nov 8, 2013 - 9 answers

Stain to Match Ikea Table

We just bought an ikea dining room table with the brown laminate, and we'd like to stain the plain wood ikea chairs we got to match. While we realize it will be difficult to replicate exactly, what stain or combination thereof can we use to get close to this color? The table looks a bit darker than what the product photos show, here's what it looks like in real life.
posted by Mach5 on Oct 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Northern California Restaurant with a Tasting Menu

I'm looking for a culinary experience for a date in the SF Bay area or Sacramento area. Preferred budget ~$30-$60 person without drinks. Special details within. [more inside]
posted by agentofselection on Aug 20, 2013 - 12 answers

Washington DC Dining?

I'll be in Washington D.C. between Christmas and New Year's, and I need suggestions for a restaurant for a bit of an occasion dinner. Please hope! [more inside]
posted by Capt. Renault on Jul 30, 2013 - 30 answers

Is there a large shopping/strolling/dining area in Minneapolis-St. Paul?

Visiting the Twin Cities in a few weeks with my girlfriend. She'd like to check out some walkable shopping districts with a vibrant, dense mix of stores and places to eat. But does this exist on a somewhat-large scale? [more inside]
posted by theory on Jul 29, 2013 - 9 answers

Where to stop between San Francisco and Sea Ranch?

My partner and I will be driving from San Francisco to Sea Ranch, California one day soon. Returning a few days later. We'd love some suggestions for places to stop along the way for coffee or lunch and for my partner to take photos. Even some side trips would be possible; we have the whole day. Please tell me what you love along that route! Thank you.
posted by BibiRose on Jul 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Women cannot live on maple syrup alone!

In order to sustain our Vermont sightseeing, we need food. What are your suggestions in the Burlington and Middlebury areas for early August? Sightseeing suggestions welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Jul 15, 2013 - 27 answers

20 hour layover in London - help me have a pleasant time?

Hi London Mefites! I will have time during an extended layover to choose one neighbourhood of your large, international city to eat dinner, wander a little, sleep, and eat breakfast in. Which neighbourhood should I choose? [more inside]
posted by eviemath on Jul 4, 2013 - 13 answers

I've seen her type before: scandalous Brooklyn dining

Brooklyn dining, scandalous dress edition. Boyfriend's birthday is next week and I found a great low-cut, backless dress that will look ridiculously out of place in most dining establishments I frequent in Brooklyn. Suggestions for dinner with good food (emphasis on good food), price not an issue, where I won't feel crazy for dressing in a Manhattan scene-y way? Park Slope is home base but absolutely willing to travel.
posted by paradeofblimps on Jun 26, 2013 - 19 answers

October adventures in ME, NH and VT

My brother-in-law will be getting married at the outdoor chapel in Camden, ME in mid-October. Yes, the idea of an outdoor wedding along the seacost of Maine in autumn strikes me as a less-than-ideal plan, but that's a different subject altogether. I will have two weeks for visiting northern New England, so an itinerary of sorts needs developing. And here's where YOU come in! [more inside]
posted by stannate on May 30, 2013 - 16 answers

Twin Cities For Adults (No, not that kind of Adult.)

I'm meeting a friend in Minneapolis to help celebrate his birthday. Neither of us are familiar with the area. Help me find some places that he would he like. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on May 23, 2013 - 12 answers

Did people really sit at opposite ends of those enormous tables?

We've all seen plenty of depictions, in fiction, of enormously long dining room tables, with a husband and wife sitting at opposite ends. Usually we see those images in period pieces set in Victorian times, or more modern eras but evoking the hyper-formal rigidity that we (correctly or not) associate with the Victorians. Now, with tons of inexpensive servants for every middle-and-upper-class family, that seems doable, but did it really happen? [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on May 3, 2013 - 11 answers

New York Restaurant Recommendations for a French mother-in-law

I'm heading to New York in 3-4 weeks, and haven't been back in a couple years. I feel "out of the loop" when it comes to restaurants, and on top of that, I'm going with my French mother-in-law, who is pretty tough when it comes to food. In the past, being French, she's liked Balthazar & Pastisse, but found Otto too loud and kitchy. I have 3 dinner meals to book, and have NO IDEA where to start, any suggestions?
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2013 - 13 answers

Food contest for professional cooks

Help me organize a food contest for professional cooks! The goal is to gather a number of regional cooking professionals and have them cook their version of a regional favorite food (already predetermined.) There would be a few celebrity judges and a few people who are pretty knowledgeable about food. The contest would be public and there would be a few recipes. How would you suggest this be done? What should be included? What should be avoided?
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Apr 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Best restaurant **inside** McCarran International / Las Vegas airport?

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 - 3 answers

Portland OR restaurant for 20th anniversary?

Our 20th is the 23rd of May - and we want awesome food! [more inside]
posted by dbmcd on Apr 10, 2013 - 28 answers

Fine dining in Berkeley

Seeking nice restaurant recommendations for an anniversary dinner in Berkeley or nearby. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Mar 22, 2013 - 19 answers

Restaurants: reservations vs. walk ins

Are you, or have you been, a host/ess at a restaurant? If so, can you tell me what was going on with the reservations vs. walk ins at a restaurant we went to over the weekend? Just out of curiosity. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Mar 12, 2013 - 13 answers

Pittsburgh restaurant recommendations

I would like your help brainstorming the perfect Pittsburgh restaurant(s) to suit the needs of my local group. Special requirements (of course) inside. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Mar 1, 2013 - 10 answers

Diners and pizza place suggestions for a specific NYC area & schedule

So we're taking our kids (6 & 8) on an overnight trip to NYC and we need diner and pizza restaurant recommendations near Grand Central, the Empire State Building and the American Natural History Museum. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Feb 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Delicious DC dining with desserts; difficulty: Sunday night.

DC/Northern Virginia experts: The other half and I have our first kid-free date night since, uh...too long. We're flexibile on dining options but I would like to find an awesome dessert place. We wouldn't mind driving someplace separate after dinner. The wrinkle is that this is for Sunday night (with a late start due to babysitting scheduling), and we'd like to avoid cupcakes. Hope us?
posted by QuantumMeruit on Feb 15, 2013 - 10 answers

Last minute Valentine's Day dinner in Manhattan!

I'd like recommendations in Manhattan for an off the beaten path Italian restaurant that would likely still have tables available for a Valentine's Day dinner. We are in our mid 20s and price isn't an issue. Just something romantic and delicious. Many of the famous restaurants are all booked and that's fine with me - I'd prefer something a little less known. Please, any recommendations or personal experiences!
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2013 - 12 answers

Not playing in Peoria

I have to go to Peoria, IL for a week starting February 6 to tend to the affairs of my mother, whose dementia is getting worse. I grew up there but I haven't been back for years, and when I did go back I stayed at Mom's. Now there is no room at Mom's because she's in assisted care. Where should I stay? [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Jan 22, 2013 - 11 answers

Your favorite fast casual restaurants please!

What is your absolute favorite fast casual restaurant in your city? I'm working on a project where I'm trying to get exposed to more of these by region. I would love to hear the name of your favorite soup or sandwich or burger joint in your area. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Jan 18, 2013 - 69 answers

Help us get this food budget under control.

Our eating out spending is out of control. We obviously have a problem with planning and making meals at home. What have you done that's helped you? [more inside]
posted by third word on a random page on Dec 27, 2012 - 65 answers

Where to eat in Vancouver on Christmas Day?

Where can a currently not very mobile person go in downtown Vancouver for dinner on Christmas Day? (There are, as always, a few complications: see inside.) [more inside]
posted by lesbiassparrow on Dec 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Sandwiches on restaurant menus - only in Canada, you say? Pity.

Is it unusual to see sandwiches and burgers on restaurant menus outside the US and Canada? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Nov 23, 2012 - 24 answers

Help me find recipes that are interesting to eat with your eyes closed.

I want to treat my girlfriend to an unusual dinner. [more inside]
posted by Mayhembob on Oct 17, 2012 - 14 answers

Vegan in Vegas Hotel

Family trip to Vegas. Mostly plan on lounging around the (downtown, not strip) hotel and environs. One member of the party is vegan, the rest happily eat everything. What's the dining outlook for the vegan? [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Oct 8, 2012 - 6 answers

What to do in Santa Rosa?

What interesting things should I see, do, eat, and (maybe) drink in and around Santa Rosa this weekend? I'll be there primarily for a bike ride* but will have a day before the ride and a day after to do other stuff, as well. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Sep 26, 2012 - 7 answers

I eat fast, maybe too fast.

I eat very quickly. I enjoy my food well enough, but I seem to enjoy it at a rapid pace, which can be a bit awkward in company. Is there an easy mental realignment to eat slower? [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on Sep 19, 2012 - 23 answers

Where to dine in Logan UT?

So, work takes me to Logan, Ut where I'll spend Sunday night. I need to consume the evening meal there. I have no dietary restrictions and like all cuisines I've tried. Where would I enjoy a solo dinner in Logan on Sunday night? Thanks
posted by BrooksCooper on Sep 7, 2012 - 4 answers

El Paso After Hours

Late night food options in El Paso? Difficulty: Sunday night, downtown, after midnight.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico on Aug 25, 2012 - 3 answers

A Nice Night Out Near Augusta, Maine?

Recommend me a nice/ special occasioin restaurant within an hour's drive of Augusta, ME? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Best Crab Legs in Suburban Chicago?

Where are the best crab legs in suburban Chicago? [more inside]
posted by Angel de Lune on Jul 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Cheap food near Haight-Ashbury?

Cheap food near Haight-Ashbury? [more inside]
posted by landlubber on Jun 19, 2012 - 24 answers

Posh meals on wheels

Can you recommend a gourmet food delivery service in the UK? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Jun 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Eating on the cheap in Vancouver.

Looking for inexpensive meals in Vancouver. [more inside]
posted by asnider on Jun 14, 2012 - 22 answers

Where can I take my mom for a fun, relaxing weekend where we can eat, drink (wine!), and be merry?

Northern California wineries and B&B's in either 1) Amador/El Dorado wine country or 2) Napa/Sonoma (that won't break the bank)? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Things to Do in Napa that I Haven't Already Done?

I've got an extra day and a half in Yountville/Napa Valley this weekend; what should I do? Bonus if it's not wine tasting--or at least not the wine tastings I've already done a dozen times. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Where can I find lead-free etched crystal glasses?

Where can I find lead-free etched crystal glasses? [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Apr 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Tipping and Take-Out

Should I tip when I get take-out (and if so, how much)? How does the process work at the restaurant? [more inside]
posted by J. Wilson on Mar 25, 2012 - 30 answers

Chicago Wedding Catering

Does anyone know any good caterers for a wedding in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by notswedish on Mar 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for awesome Portland dining suggestions

Portland, OR mefites: Looking for neat-o birthday dinner recommendations in your fine city for this weekend. [more inside]
posted by area.man on Mar 16, 2012 - 19 answers

What to SLC and do?

My girlfriend and I have one day in Salt Lake City. What shall we do? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Mar 12, 2012 - 10 answers

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