I'm visiting Houston, TX this Saturday to reconnect with a childhood friend & need specific recommendations for places for food & drink. She's casual t-shirt & jeans, hates overpriced food, & likes dive bars while I'm more dressy, into the latest food fads, & prefer wine bars. Is there a place in Houston that would appeal to us both? [more inside]
posted by lychee
on Apr 5, 2012 -
Heading to Miami in a few weeks for a conference. Would love to hear your food recommendations and must-not-miss attractions/neighborhoods/beaches. [more inside]
posted by sararah
on Apr 2, 2012 -
I will be staying in a rented apartment at 28th St and 2nd Ave in the Kips Bay Area of New York City for a week at the end of April. Can anyone familiar with the area (Kips Bay, Manhattan) orient me to local transportation, fun activities, and good eats? [more inside]
posted by SamFrancisco
on Mar 19, 2012 -
I am going to a conference in Aarhus, Denmark, and booked to arrive a couple of extra days early, so I could do some sightseeing in Copenhagen. THEN I realised that I'll be arriving on Easter Sunday. So I'm doomed, right? [more inside]
posted by lollusc
on Mar 6, 2012 -
Suggestions for restaurants in New York with of cuisines that start with the letter "G"? [more inside]
posted by taltalim
on Mar 6, 2012 -
Looking for a relatively high-end San Francisco restaurant that can seat a party of 10 in a private or semi-private room next Tuesday night. [more inside]
posted by rosa
on Mar 3, 2012 -
Kansas City Eats: Where are your favorite places to eat in the greater KC, MO area? I'd especially love to hear about some hole-in-the-wall BBQ places. [more inside]
posted by sararah
on Mar 2, 2012 -
My wife and I will be in London in two weeks and would love your suggestions on great pubs, gastropubs, bars and other nightlife activities. We are interested in fun places with local flavour, not touristy places. Inexpensive is preferred but not mandatory.
posted by cjets
on Feb 21, 2012 -
Restaurant Recommendations in Vienna VA (near Jammin' Java)? My wife and myself have tickets for Willie Nile at Jammin' Java on Saturday night. We've decided to call this Saturday evening our Valentine's Day and make a night of it by getting a decent dinner before the show.
I know there are a gazillion restaurants in the general area - what's a good non-chain choice for dinner for 2 in the $40-50 neighborhood? My wife doesn't like sushi, so that is out. I'm familiar with the chili at Jammin' Java, but hunched over a folding chair trying to eat chili without spilling it isn't the dinner scene we are looking for Sat night; no matter how damn good the chili might be.
posted by COD
on Feb 8, 2012 -
Can you list some bars and restaurants in DC that would be good for a group of 10-12, all 21+? I'm open to making reservations, but a) bars probably don't take them and b) it would also be nice to be able to descend on a location or two in a more impromptu fashion as the weekend develops. Neighborhoods and other relevant details within. [more inside]
posted by juliplease
on Jan 23, 2012 -
IShouldKnowThisFilter: What are some restaurants with nice atmosphere and good food to go to in the Princeton/Trenton, NJ area for Valentines? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim
on Jan 21, 2012 -
Working in Singapore for 3 weeks in February. Staying at the Regent hotel near Orchard Road. Where to go to find a coffee shop to relax and read a book? Where to eat a casual dinner without feeling awkward about being alone? Where to find a yoga class? A rock climbing gym? Where to have a cocktail? Also, a hostel or cheap but not sketchy hotel/bed and breakfast recommendation for one night? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be.
on Jan 18, 2012 -
I'm headed to Dallas, TX, this weekend. I'm vegetarian. Where should I eat? I will be in the downtown area with no car. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Jan 18, 2012 -
Is there an app that will tag bars and restaurants that haven't yet visited, but intent to? [more inside]
posted by R_Kamidees
on Jan 17, 2012 -
Are there any restaurants in the Bay Area other than the Tonga Room or Rainforest Cafe that, like the Blue Bayou at Disneyland, provide an environment that makes you feel like you're outdoors while you're dining indoors?
posted by eschatfische
on Jan 15, 2012 -
Chicago locals- what are your favorite low and moderately priced restaurants? We recently moved to Chicago, and we're looking for new places to try. [more inside]
posted by b_alex_a
on Jan 9, 2012 -
Simple question: Where do we need to eat and sleep in Madrid and Barcelona?
We are planning a summer trip to Spain (4 nights in Madrid, 2 nights in Barcelona, 1 night in Girona).
The Girona portion of the trip is set -- dinner at El Celler de Can Roca
for an extravagant birthday experience.
What we need are suggestions for restaurants and hotels in Madrid and Barcelona.
(We're also planning day trips to Segovia and Toledo, so you could include lunch spots in those places if you'd like.)
A few notes: we are fairly sophisticated dinners, but we also love simple, straightforward food-of-the-people. Our hotel tastes run toward contemporary/modern, but we're not opposed to something classic -- we just want to avoid international chains.
Thanks for any/all suggestions!
posted by tmharris65
on Jan 1, 2012 -
Cleveland restaurant filter: What are your favorite restaurants in Cleveland? Visiting here, interested in any cuisine in any part of town—just looking for the proverbial "best" restaurants (however you might personally judge that). Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell
on Dec 22, 2011 -
I'll be in Washington D.C. from December 26th to the 31st. I'm staying at the Omni Shoreham in Woodley Park. Please tell me about cheap vegetarian eats, good coffee shops and bars, and free wifi in my neighborhood and elsewhere. [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Dec 22, 2011 -
Going to Washington, D.C. next week. Looking for some upscale restaurants and local events to keep me occupied - lectures, film screenings, and the like. I'll be in town from the 11th to the 16th.
posted by matkline
on Dec 9, 2011 -
I'll be in Irvine for work this coming week and will have Tuesday and Wednesday evening to myself. Please help me not waste those two nights in my hotel room eating overpriced room service. [more inside]
posted by Lexica
on Nov 27, 2011 -
DC filter: I am heading out to a conference next week that will be held in DC and am looking for restaurants to visit and things to do with a toddler while there. [more inside]
posted by katers890
on Nov 9, 2011 -
We are looking for the best food-related stops on our drive from Washington D.C. to central Connecticut. [more inside]
posted by Xalf
on Nov 4, 2011 -
ATTN: Indy -> Chicago Transplants... Please help me find somewhere similar to Cafe Zuppa. [more inside]
posted by meindee
on Oct 12, 2011 -
I'll be visiting the Corning New York Glass Museum this weekend with 2 college students. After a fabulous day we'll be looking for a great restaurant for dinner. Any suggestions from savvy locals? For them - fun, hip, alcohol. For me - a less than ear-splitting decibel level. Can you suggest the perfect place?
posted by citygirl
on Oct 4, 2011 -
Is there a way to see a list of Top Chef Texas restaurants/episode locations before Nov. 12? Failing that, I would appreciate some MeFite recommendations of the Top Chef foodie-type restaurants in San Antonio/Austin area. [more inside]
posted by hellogoodbye
on Sep 29, 2011 -
SF-filter: Please recommend a brunch place that is pretty much exactly like The Sycamore, but isn't The Sycamore. [more inside]
posted by superquail
on Sep 8, 2011 -
Please help me find some events, nice restaurants, and semi-formal occasions to get really dressed up for in and around southern New England, and not feel overdressed, for a bunch of 45-year-olds?
posted by maloon
on Sep 7, 2011 -
I'm looking for recommendations for a really nice restaurant in NYC to send my parents to as a thank you. [more inside]
posted by cholly
on Sep 5, 2011 -
Bay area foodie goes to NY for a week--which restaurants do I need to visit? [more inside]
posted by Suciu
on Aug 26, 2011 -
Where should we go to eat in London? We are interested in experiencing something different/quirky and not outrageously expensive but we don't need to cheap out either. We'll probably try Babalou
which existed as a vegetarian restaurant when we lived in London but has now changed hands and name. [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm
on Aug 14, 2011 -
If you arrive early for a table reservation, is there a chance you can get the table then, or do you necessarily have to wait? In other words, have you booked a particular table which, if free, could be given to you? Is showing up early by 10 or 20 minutes rude or preferred? [more inside]
posted by JLMC
on Aug 13, 2011 -
I'm looking for a nice restaurant in Traverse City, MI to take my wife for our anniversary. I am looking to spend under $100 as we are on a pretty tight budget while camping. We don't need super fancy but a non-chain would be nice. I prefer a non-ethnic restaurant, hopefully one that has gluten-free food offerings. (I have celiac's.)
posted by snap_dragon
on Aug 12, 2011 -
I'll be in St Louis with my girlfriend and her 8 year old daughter Sunday evening through Monday afternoon to hit the Zoo. We wanted to do one meal at Crown's Candy and one at Pappy's Smokehouse but they will both be closed by the time we get there Sunday.
Any scoop on good St Louis eats open on a Sunday night
? Any style is good, but rustic, homey and even "divey" is better (The girl is partial to BBQ, soul food, baked goods, Mexican and Italian). There seem to be many great restaurants, but the "open-Sunday-night" bit seems to be the challenge. Thanks!
posted by sourwookie
on Aug 6, 2011 -
What are the alternatives, while on vacation, to devoting so much time to looking for restaurants and eating in restaurants? It seems like vacations are way too much about consuming meals. [more inside]
posted by Alizaria
on Jul 19, 2011 -
Pancakes and neighborhood bistro/cafe/restaurant in Milwaukee. Quite specific inside. You have never let me down (recommendations in Philly outstanding) [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc
on Jul 14, 2011 -
ISO reasonably priced, fun, "non-touristy" restaurants within a small radius of the Millennium Mayfair Hotel on Grosvener Square [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah
on Jul 12, 2011 -