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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Why are there so many Chinese restaurants in America that serve really cheap, low quality food, compared to, say, Thai restaurants, which seem to always have fresher ingredients? I've seen what really good, genuine Chinese food looks like from shows like Iron Chef, and I'd love to try some, but every restaurant I eat at always seems like they serve reheated food out of vats. How can you find the good Chinese restaurants in your town? I know they must be out there.
posted by empath
on Feb 11, 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 -
My girlfriend and I will be in Delft
in the Netherlands over New Year's and would like to book a nice 3 to 4 course meal on New Year's Eye in a moderately priced restaurant. Can the hive mind recommend anything? [more inside]
posted by chillmost
on Dec 11, 2010 -
Sometimes food makes me feel sick. Sometimes I don't want to eat and so it feels like I'm just doing a chore. Is this normal? Or common? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres
on Aug 8, 2010 -
Vegetarian Washington, DC, fine dining? I'd like to get some friends a gc for a great restaurant for their anniversary. They're foodies and vegetarians. Can anyone recommend a place? [more inside]
posted by Ollie
on May 22, 2010 -
Autumn is almost here where I live! Tell me your favorite autumn party recipes, with some restrictions listed inside. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy
on Sep 16, 2009 -
Romantic getaway this weekend in Toronto, staying at Sutton Place Hotel near university. What's the coolest stuff to do relatively nearby when we're outside the room?
posted by anonymous
on Aug 20, 2009 -
Where are your favorite places to dine in Chicago? Romance is preferred, good food is a must, and I'd like to spend less than $100 for my wife and I. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis
on Jul 16, 2008 -
How often/How much do you spend eating out, versus eating a home cooked meal? And what percentage of your net income do these categories end up being? [more inside]
posted by jujube
on Jan 21, 2008 -
I'll be spending the next week in L.A. I'm from the Midwest, unremarkable smallish town with zero culinary culture. Help me find places to to eat during the trip, but they have to be quick/take-out places
. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Jan 14, 2008 -
Where can I find delicious shabu-shabu in Seattle?
posted by krisken
on Oct 8, 2007 -
St.LouisFilter: What e-mail lists and websites do you, as a St. Louisan or someone who lives nearby, consider essential for keeping up-to-date on local events, art, music, politics, food, etc.? [more inside]
posted by limeonaire
on Aug 24, 2007 -
Where should we host a bridal shower in Seattle? We're looking for a cool private room in a restaurant, or a neat suite in a hotel, or a cool patio - it's the weekend of August 4th so all of the boats are booked for SeaFair. [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Apr 23, 2007 -
I'm really interested in the concept of the buffet-style, "all you can eat" type restaurant experience.
Is this a Western invention? Does it even exist in other parts of the world? Also, does anyone have anyone strategies as to how to maximize the buffet experience? [more inside]
posted by quietfish
on Apr 6, 2007 -
My family and I will be in New York city for the holidays. My mission: to find great restaurants for Christmas and New Year's Eve dinners. [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon
on Dec 14, 2006 -
toronto dining: a friend of mine is leaving toronto for a job in spain and is getting some friends together for dinner. she's looking for a nice restaurant, not terrifically expensive since everyone's a student, ideally a mellow sort of place with a patio or outdoors seating, and by the lake or at least with a nice view. or at least somewhere with that kind of casual summery atmosphere. got any suggestions?
posted by sergeant sandwich
on Aug 3, 2006 -
Black pepper: delicious, delightful innocuous condiment or hideous lurking spicy gastronomic menace? [more inside]
posted by felix
on Jan 24, 2006 -