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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Seeking nice restaurant recommendations for an anniversary dinner in Berkeley or nearby. [more inside]
posted by gnutron
on Mar 22, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by BrooksCooper
on Sep 7, 2012 -
Late night food options in El Paso? Difficulty: Sunday night, downtown, after midnight.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico
on Aug 25, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Looking for a relatively high-end San Francisco restaurant that can seat a party of 10 in a private or semi-private room next Tuesday night. [more inside]
posted by rosa
on Mar 3, 2012 -
Where would a couple of quasi-broke thirtysomething bohemians have dinner in Temecula, CA on a Sunday night? [more inside]
posted by mirepoix
on Jan 27, 2012 -
Working in Singapore for 3 weeks in February. Staying at the Regent hotel near Orchard Road. Where to go to find a coffee shop to relax and read a book? Where to eat a casual dinner without feeling awkward about being alone? Where to find a yoga class? A rock climbing gym? Where to have a cocktail? Also, a hostel or cheap but not sketchy hotel/bed and breakfast recommendation for one night? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be.
on Jan 18, 2012 -
We'll be spending spring break on the big island. Our group is two families - 4 adults, 4 teenaged kids. I've found a couple posts with lots of great suggestions of places to visit on the island but need suggestions of where to stay. We'd prefer to rent a house or condo and plan to stay in one place the entire week, though we'll take day trips. It needs to be easy walking distance from a beach for swimming and snorkeling and have at least a few places we can walk to for meals and exploring. We prefer small town charm to sprawling resort complexes. Suggestions, please!
posted by ms_rasclark
on Aug 28, 2011 -
If you arrive early for a table reservation, is there a chance you can get the table then, or do you necessarily have to wait? In other words, have you booked a particular table which, if free, could be given to you? Is showing up early by 10 or 20 minutes rude or preferred? [more inside]
posted by JLMC
on Aug 13, 2011 -
Heading from Las Vegas to Denton, Texas, starting tomorrow with my vegan friend. Where should we eat...here, Texas and along the way?
posted by iamkimiam
on Aug 4, 2011 -
Where should we eat in Paris? My fiancé and I are heading to Paris for our honeymoon in October. We like eating out and we're looking for awesome dining experiences. We tend to enjoy places that are delicious but unpretentious. We don't like "scenes". We really like, but certainly aren't limited to, gastropubs. [more inside]
posted by The Michael The
on Aug 3, 2011 -
I am going to New Orleans on business. I will be on the edge of the French Quarter and am looking for restaurants that serve at least one vegetarian dish, preferably in or near the French Quarter. Cheap is not required and in fact for many meals higher end would be preferable. [more inside]
posted by rednikki
on Jul 14, 2011 -
ISO reasonably priced, fun, "non-touristy" restaurants within a small radius of the Millennium Mayfair Hotel on Grosvener Square [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah
on Jul 12, 2011 -
Wife and I will be in KC (Excelsior Springs) over the 4th. We've heard some "meh" reviews about the food of the place we're staying at, so we may need alternatives. What restaurants in the KC metro area will be open on the holiday?
posted by Gingercat
on Jul 3, 2011 -
I'll be in DC for a few days in September-- I'd love some suggestions for things to do close to the conference hotel. Bonus for cocktail places and interesting food! [more inside]
posted by Kpele
on Jun 28, 2011 -