My teenage daughter has her first job, but has apparently been fired yet no one told her or warned her. What can be done? [more inside]
posted by maxg94
on May 13, 2013 -
I am going to a conference at an Inner Harbor hotel this week, and the whole family will be going. We are looking for places to get takeout, as well as places where a baby in a stroller would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by orange (sherbet) rabbit
on May 6, 2013 -
Old friend coming to the city in a few weeks sent me the following:
"We are looking for a place for a graduation dinner. Likely about 11 people -- with a couple of kids. We want something good, but festive and fun. Any ideas?" [more inside]
posted by vrakatar
on Apr 30, 2013 -
I normally only get free stuff at restaurants when they've messed something up, so I am wondering why this restaurant was particularly hospitable to me and my date. [more inside]
posted by fromageball
on Apr 29, 2013 -
I had to do this last year for San Francisco. This year, it's in Chicago!
I'm looking for a place that can comfortably seat a group of 7 for an informal lunch meeting. It has to be within a five-minute walk of the Chicago Hilton, reasonably priced, decent food, and have a semi-quiet environment. I see some possibilities on Yelp, but it's hard to judge from there whether they'd actually be suitable.
Any kind of food is fine, but vegan/vegetarian recommendations are especially welcome.
Thank you for your help!
posted by mariokrat
on Apr 26, 2013 -
So I'm going to be in Reykjavik for my birthday this year! Where's a good place to get some drinks and have a nice dinner on a Sunday night? [more inside]
posted by msali
on Apr 23, 2013 -
I'm traveling to Portland, Maine, in late May and will have at least one free evening which I hope to spend eating and drinking something delicious. I haven't been to Portland in a few years so I'm looking for some restaurant/bar recommendations. I like fancy cocktails (as my posting history will indicate) and pretty much any type of food providing it's not super-duper expensive. Bonus points if you know of anything else fun going on in town as well!
posted by mlle valentine
on Apr 22, 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 -
My friend just told me of a website that had a listing of Chicago bars, restaurants, and liquor stores that you could search by beer brand. He can't remember the name or url. Can you?
posted by Uncle
on Apr 10, 2013 -
What are nice places to go out for dinner in or around Lafayette, Colorado? (Going as far as Boulder would be fine, too, if you have recommendations.) Looking to spend about $100 for a couple, maybe more if it is worth the added expense. No real limitations, diet-wise, but they like vegetarian or fish with good beer.
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Apr 10, 2013 -
What is the most effective way to get a new locally owned restaurant to change the name of an item on their menu? [item name possibly NSFW so will be inside] [more inside]
posted by fluffy battle kitten
on Apr 5, 2013 -
Suppose you were taking 4-6 people for dinner in Minneapolis on a Friday night with a budget of $20/person (including tax and tip). Where would you go? [more inside]
posted by hoyland
on Apr 1, 2013 -
Do the waitstaff at traditional dim sum (yum cha) restaurants get paid a commission on what they sell from their trolley? Or do they need to sell a minimum amount? Why are some quite pushy and others don't seem to mind if you buy from them or not?
posted by dontjumplarry
on Mar 23, 2013 -
Agh! I've just come back from Montreal and I've already forgotten the name of this Asian soup that is everywhere. It seems to be at Thai restaurants as well I think as (other) Asian places and I wanted to look it up and see what's in it because I didn't get a chance to try it.
I remember it had "aise" as the last bit (I know that's not THAT helpful) and was, as I said, just everywhere, at least in the theatre district and Chinatown.
I think it may be Tom Yum or something of that ilk. It looked somewhat related. I think it had noodles.
Can someone help? I'm sure this is a very easy question if you're actually in Montreal. Thanks!
posted by supercoollady
on Mar 23, 2013 -
I moved to DC recently-ish, but haven't explored the restaurant scene very well. Now I have a friend coming to town next week, staying right near the Dupont Circle Metro station, and I could use some recommendations for places to eat. Can any locals help me out? [more inside]
posted by theatro
on Mar 22, 2013 -
I am moving to Newburyport, MA in two weeks. Please help me land smoothly with recommendations for hairstylists, dog care, preferred ISPs, and anything else that pops to mind. [more inside]
posted by amelioration
on Mar 9, 2013 -
On Sunday afternoon my wife and I are driving up to Tallahassee, FL in order to meet someone for lunch. None of us have ever been to Tallahassee before, and we would like to find a restaurant that will be open for lunch on Sunday, and is a comfortable place to sit and have a conversation (this is a person we have not seen in several years, so we would like to be able to sit and chat for a good long while). Our guest says she loves ethnic food, and is also interested in any local favorites. Any recommendations?
posted by Lokheed
on Mar 8, 2013 -
Dinner party for 300. New Orleans. October. Have about $100/person to spend. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Mar 6, 2013 -
We're going to a restaurant that is just moving to a new location. At their old location they charged $115 for the type of dinner we're having (chef's tasting with wine pairings) and were successful and well-reviewed. This is their pre-opening week, and they say they have a few wrinkles to iron out so are asking for donations at diners' discretion to help cover costs. What would be an appropriate amount -- or range, depending on how it goes? [more inside]
posted by palliser
on Mar 5, 2013 -
We will be in Calgary this weekend for personal business, and I got to thinking, since it's also birthday of one of us, are there any restaurants, coffee shops, attractions that have birthday discounts? We will be staying in the SE, but anything is game. If it matters, older couple with mobility issues. Thanks!
posted by batikrose
on Feb 27, 2013 -
Calling all Seattle foodies. I am totally at a loss, as I've never been there. But I'm looking for a nice, classic restaurant that serves good seafood. I'm looking to book a place for our main dinner honoring the residents/post-doc fellow students who will present at a conference. [more inside]
posted by Juicy Avenger
on Feb 26, 2013 -
I asked out a cute person, and he said yes, but... where do I want to go tomorrow night?
Looking for someplace quietish (not too crowded, quiet enough so we don't have to yell at each other, and could maybe play a game of Scrabble), pretty casual (not overly-romantic), and pretty cheap. Could just be a drink or coffee, doesn't have to be a restaurant.
posted by emumimic
on Feb 26, 2013 -
I serve tables at a restaurant (California), and management (large corporate chain) insists we declare 18% tips on sales (whatever the outcome of the night) or face reprimand... [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli
on Feb 24, 2013 -
I'm helping a small local deli with a website redesign using Joomla, and they're really interested in online ordering. I'm familiar with setting up standard shopping carts, but this is a bit different. Does anyone have advice on what cart to use (one that's fairly customizable) and how to best receive and process orders? [more inside]
posted by klinefelter
on Feb 23, 2013 -
Please recommend books, websites, and other resources to learn more advanced French food and restaurant vocabulary, so that I can read menus and cookbooks, navigate restaurants, and describe food ("salty," "sweet," etc.). [more inside]
posted by The Girl Who Ate Boston
on Feb 16, 2013 -
I grew up in New York City with an open mind toward cuisines of other cultures, so I've got both a broad palate and (reasonably) broad experience. Which cuisines do I stand a chance of not
having encountered and where can I go to try them? [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Feb 13, 2013 -
Will be visiting for Valentine's day, any dinner/date recommendations would be appreciated!
posted by rux
on Feb 5, 2013 -
Hunan Pan was at the SE corner of Hudson & Perry when I left NY in 86; I don’t know when it closed. Does anyone know if they moved somewhere, or opened another restaurant? I was quite attached to the place for a few years, and haven’t seen a couple of dishes done quite so well anywhere else.
posted by LonnieK
on Jan 29, 2013 -
Our son will be turning 11 during our trip to Germany in a few weeks. We're planning on traveling from Wolfsburg to Frankfurt by train that day, and we're flying home the next morning, so where should we go in Frankfurt for a memorable birthday dinner? [more inside]
posted by ulotrichous
on Jan 27, 2013 -
I'd like to get some help for a new trendy, southeast Asian restaurant name. The restaurant will be limited service (fast-casual), similar to a Chipotle.
Some names that I like:
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if you have questions, and I can try to answer them.
posted by emeyer5269
on Jan 21, 2013 -
My birthday's coming up, and I'm looking for a place near Dupont Circle (DC) to get together with friends and co-workers after work on a Friday where many of us can have dinner, but which will also smoothly accomodate some people coming in and out for drinks only (and people ordering their apps and/or entrees at different times.) Basically I'd like to be there for at least 2 to 3 hours but for it to be no problem for some people to come late or leave early, and for people to feel equally welcome either to stop by for a few drinks or to arrive at any point, have dinner and stick around to possibly continue elsewhere afterwards. [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs
on Jan 18, 2013 -
We need a restaurant in Brooklyn in the Downtown/Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens area that will take a reservation for 7 people for brunch this Saturday and has vegan options (but preferably not all-vegan.) [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Jan 9, 2013 -
Please recommend a kid-friendly place for lunch within walking distance of the Boston Ballet. [more inside]
posted by fancyoats
on Nov 28, 2012 -
I'm looking for recommendations for a restaurant gift certificate to purchase for a friend living in Los Feliz in Los Angeles. Anywhere in LA is fine, but Los Feliz is preferred. I don't care if the place is super fancy or not, but the food should to be awesome and $100 would cover a couple's full meals plus a drink or two.
posted by nbaseman
on Nov 24, 2012 -
MidtownWestFilter: where might a group of 20-40 people find a warm place to eat dessert together on a busy wintery Saturday afternoon? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l
on Nov 19, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend a restaurant in Concord, NH with decent food that will accommodate leisurely conversation among old friends? I'm meeting Bobby for lunch there on Wednesday, but neither of us know the town. Thanks in advance for the suggestions!
posted by partner
on Nov 19, 2012 -
Hi everyone, I have been tasked with finding a suitable location for brunch on Smith St. in Brooklyn for a sizeable group of people...let's say 10-12. Would love recommendations that are reasonably priced and tasty!
Thanks to any Brooklynites who are able to help.
posted by duvatney
on Nov 13, 2012 -
Is it ethical for employers and managers to tier the tips of servers and bar staff as a means of creating an "incentive" programme? [more inside]
posted by _superconductor
on Nov 9, 2012 -
What are some of the best Halloween sketches/standup/longform jokes that you know? [more inside]
posted by h00py
on Oct 18, 2012 -