I'm going to be visiting Pittsburgh this weekend with four friends, staying downtown (I think City Center is the correct term?) near the Mellon Arena. We're already planning on visiting the Church Brew Works on Friday and seeing a Pirates game on Saturday. What can you recommend in terms of places to go and great eating options within walking distance of downtown/PNC Bank park? Two of us are vegetarians, and we're into cool record stores, bike shops, pubs, brunches, great independent restaurants and shops, and things unique to the city.
What is a good place for a first anniversary dinner in San Francisco? [more inside]
In your experience, what is the most romantic restaurant in Chicago? [more inside]
Recommendations for a nice restaurant in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, for a group of seven on a Saturday night ? [more inside]
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]
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]
Portlandfilter. Looking for dinner suggestions. [more inside]
Where can I take my girlfriend for a romantic dinner in San Francisco? [more inside]
What's the best way to kill a cold Monday in Boston? [more inside]
Where can I find delicious shabu-shabu in Seattle?
Fredericksburg, VA: need recommendations for a great restaurant that will take a group of 60 for casual dining. They're all, gulp, middle-schoolers, if that makes any difference.
Des Moines, Iowa. Sunday Brunch. My google-fu fails me. Is there any nice place out there for Sunday Brunch? [more inside]
Can you recommend a romantic restaurant in Columbia, SC for a birthday dinner-date? [more inside]
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]
I have a great mid-century dining set that I finally have the room to use (yay!). However, I don't like how the chairs were reupholstered in the '80s, but won't have the chance to (re-)reupholster them till next year. So I need seat covers -- NOT slipcovers! -- in the meantime. This has turned out to be surprisingly difficult. Help! [more inside]
I need recommendations for a nice-but-not-uppity restaurant in Boston, Brookline or Cambridge. We have a group of 20-30 people, mostly academics and physicians, and we need a private room for a few hours on a weeknight in July or early August. [more inside]
best night out with a special girl in melbourne australia [more inside]
Help me find a good spot in Bethesda MD/Washington DC for a wedding rehearsal dinner. [more inside]
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]
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]
Bostonfoodfilter: The president of the company my boyfriend works for is coming to Boston and wants meet me and told my boyfriend he wants ME to pick the restaurant to go out to Thursday. [more inside]
My beloved and I are on diets, and we're sick of eating at crappy chain restaurants. Help us move on up... [more inside]
Who are some passionate, exciting young (as in under 35) chefs in San Francisco? [more inside]
It is considered rude/wrong to ask for a fork with sushi or other Asian foods? [more inside]
Looking for unique furniture in the Pacific NW. [more inside]
Where to eat in Calgary? [more inside]
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]
After a long day in the company of others, how do you keep conversation fresh during the evening and nite? [more inside]
What are the chairs at the dining table in this photo?
What are some options for non-alcoholic drinks at a fine restaurant? [more inside]
What would be a good restaurant for a pre-show dinner in Boston, near the Public Gardens? (There's more inside, unless you're my mother, in which case there isn't, so don't click.) [more inside]
How do I eat out alone? [more inside]
Where are the really good, really fresh, really affordable seafood restaurants in Portland, Oregon (or the nearby coast)? [more inside]
Is it really cheaper to cook at home than it is to eat out? [more inside]
Yet another San Francisco question (bear with me) but it's more specific and of course there's [more inside]
Can someone recommend a good variety of loose leaf green tea? [more inside]
Oh hivemind, where would you send a group of very traditional, distinguished, discriminating eaters for a classy dinner in Berlin? Bonus points for a highly cultural venue that offers historical atmosphere or sophisticated entertainment while dining. The folks in question will be staying at the Hotel Palace. Thank you!
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?
I'm an American hosting a couple of guests from Greek Cyprus for whom I am doing professional (scientific) training. We may go out to dinner on one of those nights. Will "going Dutch" be nothing unusual to them? Or being from a Mediterranean culture where friends become extended family, might they expect one of us (me or them) to pick up the entire tab? Granted I am the host and can do what I want, but I'm still interested in what they'll expect.
Fun suggestions for the Greater Myrtle Beach area. [more inside]
What's your favorite healthy food that can be bought on a college student budget? [more inside]
Saturday Brunch, NYC, Soho, Not too dear? [more inside]
At Nobu, Next Door the Omekase menu has price points of "$80, $100, $120 and up". What's the optimum value for "and up", assuming price is unimportant? [more inside]
Is it creepy to sit on the same side of a table with your significant person that you're dining with?
Black pepper: delicious, delightful innocuous condiment or hideous lurking spicy gastronomic menace? [more inside]
OutOfTownerFilter: Looking for some good, affordable dining/entertainment in the Dallas/Irving Texas area. [more inside]
Is it mandatory to tip for takeout and, if so, how much? [more inside]
I'm going to Santa Fe, NM in late March. Where are the ski opportunities for dabblers? Where are some cool places to hang out, where locals visit. What's the hottest place to eat without paying an arm and leg? What else might be worth doing other than the O'keefe Museum. Links would be cool if it's not too much trouble. [more inside]
Where can I find great Indian food in NYC?
I could use some first-hand recommendations for first-date meetup spots in Chicago. Looking for reasonable and interesting places for drinks, dinner, maybe some background entertainment, that foster conversation without shouting. Prefer classy & pleasant vs. trendy and cool. i.e. not looking for dance clubs or meat markets.