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 -
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]
posted by beccaj
on Mar 26, 2007 -
My beloved and I are on diets, and we're sick of eating at crappy chain restaurants. Help us move on up... [more inside]
posted by jewzilla
on Mar 18, 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 -
After a long day in the company of others, how do you keep conversation fresh during the evening and nite? [more inside]
posted by oxala
on Dec 9, 2006 -
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]
posted by CrayDrygu
on Oct 27, 2006 -
Where are the really good, really fresh, really affordable seafood restaurants in Portland, Oregon (or the nearby coast)? [more inside]
posted by melissa may
on Oct 14, 2006 -
Yet another San Francisco question (bear with me) but it's more specific and of course there's [more inside]
posted by Atom12
on Sep 28, 2006 -
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!
posted by clever sheep
on Aug 17, 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 -
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.
posted by rolypolyman
on Jul 31, 2006 -
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]
posted by I Love Tacos
on Mar 15, 2006 -
Is it creepy to sit on the same side of a table with your significant person that you're dining with?
posted by adampsyche
on Feb 4, 2006 -
Black pepper: delicious, delightful innocuous condiment or hideous lurking spicy gastronomic menace? [more inside]
posted by felix
on Jan 24, 2006 -
OutOfTownerFilter: Looking for some good, affordable dining/entertainment in the Dallas/Irving Texas area. [more inside]
posted by hwestiii
on Jan 22, 2006 -
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]
posted by jamie939
on Jan 7, 2006 -
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.
posted by Tubes
on Dec 6, 2005 -
A couple in a celebratory mood has 55 hours in Manhattan. Where do they go to experience the best of the best cuisine? [more inside]
posted by plexiwatt
on Oct 18, 2005 -
EtiquetteFilter: I'm going to dinner with a friend of mine tomorrow evening. It was also my birthday last weekend and my friend was out of town at the time. So, I have a hunch that he may offer to pay for dinner because of, you know, the birthday thing. Here's the twist -- he was laid off about two weeks ago... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 15, 2005 -
I eat out a lot. I go to the same restaurants a lot. I want to branch out and try some new places. First, what are some restaurants in Los Angeles that provide good value (not necessarily the cheapest, expensive is fine too, but you should get what you pay for in terms of food quality and ambiance). Second, is there an on-line resource that tracks this kind of thing so that I could easily figure out what's cool/hot/good/whatever in LA dining?
posted by willnot
on Jun 20, 2005 -
I'm spending next week on vacation in Montréal, and so I'm looking for any suggestions that Mefites (Québecois and otherwise) might have about what to see and eat and do. [more inside]
posted by letourneau
on May 2, 2005 -
You all were a great help last week. My trip to the Pacific Northwest has been bumped up to next week (Sun-Sun). I am looking for three things listed after the jump. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi
on May 2, 2005 -
I'm looking for a restaurant in the Denver area that will satisfy both meat eaters and vegetarians. I would like it to not be too pricey, but I'm willing to spend a bit more to get an epic meal. I would prefer to avoid Boulder, if at all possible. Any suggestions are appreciated.
posted by Sheppagus
on Mar 31, 2005 -
I'm going to Austin for a couple of days on business. Where should I eat dinner? Preferrably something close to downtown/sixth street so I can catch some music after. I don't eat too much beef, but steakhouses are ok as long as they have other stuff (chicken, fish, duck, even lamb).
posted by jonah
on Feb 22, 2005 -
what is the name for the style of dining table that, instead of having four legs, is supported in the center by a single post, which spreads out near the ground into four legs that are parallel or nearly parallel to the ground? Some longer tables have two of these posts supporting either end of the table.
posted by luser
on Oct 11, 2004 -
Chicago? Going to be there March 4th through 7th. What to do? Where to eat? I'd like some good greek or chinese food, or both. Oh, and I need to find a sports bar there that will be showing the Duke/Carolina game on Saturday night.
posted by corpse
on Mar 2, 2004 -
Healthy restaurant options in the Big Easy? I'm visiting New Orleans for a week with family, and I've been warned that the place should be called "the Big Greasy." Does anyone have recommendations for fresher, greener eating options? I've seen sites dedicated to helping people pick restaurants, but I'm hoping some here have personal Nawlins experience.
posted by squirrel
on Jan 12, 2004 -
I had dinner in a Mexican restaurant a while back, and the menu made this claim: There are only three true "cuisines" in the world, French, Chinese, and Mexican which predates the other two
. In that case, can anyone explain to me what "cuisine" means, and how it differs from just meaning "style of food"? Why, apparently, is there technically no such thing as "Italian cuisine" or "Indonesian cuisine". Or am I just placing too much faith in Mexican restaurant menus?
posted by Jimbob
on Jan 3, 2004 -