What do you make for dinner on those nights when it comes down to a choice between something that can be made fast, or takeout? I'm the mother of a newborn, so every night is one of those nights. [more inside]
What's for dinner? I am a reasonably skilled home cook whose skills fall into that grey area between "velveeta tuna cassarole" and "foie gras terrine with fermented plum gastrique;" my culinary skill has never failed to impress dates raised on the former, but this weekend I'm supposed to cook dinner for an experienced executive chef and I'm terrified. Suggestions for dinner, dessert, and an accompanying cocktail requested. [more inside]
How best to cook 2 duck legs + 1 duck breast for dinner? If I can do it in one dish, that would be best! Details inside. [more inside]
First year anniversary is paper, second year anniversary is...queso? San-Diego-Queso-Filter [more inside]
My friend's 24th birthday in Manhattan. We want to go sake-bombing for a sloppy good time. [more inside]
It's 23:00 / 11:00PM. I'm in London, near St. Pauls. Where can I eat right now? Nothing fancy, just something to get a decent late casual dinner. Takeaway or delivery is fine (or even preferred), and totally flexible on cuisine. A good curry or Kebab shop would be idea. I don't mind taking a taxi or the tube, but I don't want to be out all night. Any ideas?
Last-minute day off filter: Can anyone recommend a neat-o spot to spend the afternoon/evening within a couple hours of NYC? I'm looking for shopping, good places to eat, nifty scenery...and will award huge bonus points if there's a great record store involved. [more inside]
What are your favorite freezer-friendly recipes? Caveat: I'm diabetic and don't eat grains or legumes. However, things meant to be served over grains, legumes, or starchy vegetables are fine (I'm not always the only one eating at my table). Super bonus points for being able to freeze in portions. [more inside]
What are you favorite reliable go-to recipes for everyday dinners? [more inside]
I am cutting down on pork, carbs and red meat. I would like my new diet to lean towards vegetarian meals. I can't handle spicy food and it seems like most of the recipes I keep finding are spicy and/or have curry. I also do not eat fish/seafood. [more inside]
The cookbook of my dreams may or may not actually exists, but if it does, I bet MeFites can help me find it! [more inside]
I've got a chronically poor appetite. I'm seeing a doctor for the underlying causes. Do you have suggestions for foods that taste good when you've got no appetite but know you still need to eat dinner, when you've got an unsettled stomach, and/or when you're hungry but sort of nauseous at the same time? [more inside]
Nifty keen anniversary ideas while visiting L.A.? Bonus points for cheap, tasty, and/or geeky, especially if it's on the east side, in the San Gabriel Valley area. [more inside]
What would be a good place to get a relatively inexpensive dinner within reasonable subway/silverline range of Logan Airport in Boston? [more inside]
Yet another Chicago restaurant suggestion needed: 5 adults, 2 of whom's flight is coming in this evening and we want to give them a special "Chicago" experience. Preferably in the Loop? I live in Rogers Park and we don't want to have to go running all over the city. We will probably go straight from the airport to the restaurant. I'm also looking for a nice place to have brunch tomorrow near the Palace theater downtown. Have any thoughts? [more inside]
You're out to eat with another person, or a group of people. You're not hungry or are a light eater, so you've finished your meal before everyone else. During the natural pause when everyone takes a bite/chews, where do you look/what do you do to avoid the awkwardness of watching everyone else eat? [more inside]
[CrabCakeFilter] Help me improve the menu for a rapidly expanding welcome home dinner [more inside]
Where is a good place in Paris for a solo dinner? [more inside]
What to wear to a $75/plate charity dinner/event? (Male.) [more inside]
I want to take my husband out for a nice dinner in Paris for his birthday. The catch: I'm pregnant and have some weird food aversions. [more inside]
Where to eat tonight in Asheville? Not GP Inn, not too exotic.
Need restaurant suggestions for dinner in San Jose, California. [more inside]
i'm looking for a place in richmond to grab dinner and watch the ncaa tournament tomorrow night. [more inside]
Any suggestions welcome for restaurants/venues in Montreal where I can plan a dinner event on a modest budget for 40-60 people. [more inside]
What's a really good, simple, warming, hearty vegetarian dish I can cook for my new boy? [more inside]
what type of host/hostess gifts are appropriate for a dinner party, and do you bring the chef a gift as well?
what to bring to dinner for the host and (well known) chef? [more inside]
DFWrestaurantfilter: My daughter is turning 8 years old on Saturday and we want to take her to a fun place to eat that actually has good food. Can anyone suggest some places like that in the Dallas area? Also, we will not take her to magic time machine or chuck e cheeses...The food at magic time machine is just about the worst ive ever had.
I'm looking for an entree to feed about 8 adults at a Four Elements themed dinner party. [more inside]
Recommendations needed for must-try restaurants and food in Kyoto! [more inside]
[DinnerEmergencyFilter] Accidentally cooked two pork chops for 60 min rather than 30 min - chops are tough and sad looking. How to salvage for dinner guest arriving in 30 minutes?
Chops were baked for 60 min (should have been 30) at 350 degrees, smothered in green apples and a thin caramel sauce of butter, brown sugar, and salt. Any ideas on how to fix this? I'm a sad bird.
Why does my complimentary dinner (*with purchase of a full price dinner) coupon insist that it "is not buy one get one free"? [more inside]
Smoke themed/flavored/used as a method food! Gimme your ideas! [more inside]
Escarole + butternut squash = what's for dinner? [more inside]
Where can I eat dinner and take in views of the Golden Gate bridge? [more inside]
Give me your best stir-fy recipes (with dietary restrictions inside). [more inside]
Help us shop and eat well in Hong Kong. [more inside]
Spiral sliced ham -- to heat or not to heat? And what do I do with this glaze I made if the ham comes already glazed? [more inside]
to dinner party or not to dinner party? [more inside]
Help me find a mid-priced restaurant in Brooklyn for New Years dinner! [more inside]
Going out for Christmas Eve dinner for two or possibly three people, in Portland OR. I realize I'll have to book a table in advance. The question is WHERE? [more inside]
This Christmas, I'm giving everyone the gift of delicious and healthy home-cooked meals, but I'm blanking on how to wrap and/or present them at the Christmas Eve festivities. Everything will be pre-frozen, which probably rules out putting them by the tree with the other gifts, and the only other solution I can think of is leaving them in my car and letting everyone take theirs on the way home, which is lame. There must be a better way. [more inside]
Help me find a great Long Beach or North Orange County restaurant for my rehearsal dinner. [more inside]
I'm hosting my first Thanksgiving. I have zero idea what I'm doing. Advice, s'il vous plait! [more inside]
What should I serve as dessert after a heavy risotto dinner? [more inside]
NYC Food Filter: I am leaving New York City and want to get some great Italian food in the Bronx's version of Little Italy on Arthur Avenue before I go. What are your favorites? [more inside]
While visiting San Antonio last month, I ate at Liberty Bar on Metafilter's recommendation and fell deeply in love with their warm lentil salad. I would love to recreate it at home for a fantastic winter dinner. Please help me do so. [more inside]
Where can I make a last minute (Saturday, 7PM) dinner reservation for a group of 15 in NW DC? My original plan fell through! [more inside]
Where to go for a fancypants Montreal dinner on short notice? Details inside... [more inside]
New Orleans Thanksgiving for out of towners? Restaurant recommendations needed! [more inside]
Looking for a caterer for a small dinner party at a house in Napa THIS weekend. Either Saturday or Sunday, 6-8 people, near Silverado, no dietary restrictions. What options exist, or where would be a good place to look?