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Ninja Bob
Nov 20, 2002




Bleak Gremlin

I'm going to France next month and I'll be in Paris for 9 or 10 days. There's obviously lots of options, but any first hand recommendations would be appreciated.

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My Lovely Horse
Aug 21, 2010



A jargogle posted:

Just a quickie - anyone know of good places in berlin?
Chaparro is a hole-in-the-wall place that does decent Mexican food, which is rare in Germany. Although last time I was there they had started giving you sour cream with the tacos and I got a little wary.

Cocoro is more of a Japanese tea house/sake bar, but they have a small selection of very good food. (The one at Mehringdamm 64 - apparently there's also a ramen place called Cocolo which Google prefers to give you as a result, but it's a whole different thing.)

They're both more for a quick meal than full dining experience, though.

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

I would never shop at Costco. The paper towels won't fit into my sports car!

My Lovely Horse posted:

Chaparro is a hole-in-the-wall place that does decent Mexican food, which is rare in Germany. Although last time I was there they had started giving you sour cream with the tacos and I got a little wary.


That's a thing in parts of Mexico though. Especially in places where lots of Germans moved to, curiously.

cyberia
Jun 24, 2011

Do not call me that!
Snuffles was my slave name.
You shall now call me Snowball; because my fur is pretty and white.

I just spent a week in Honolulu and can highly recommend The Pig and The Lady in Chinatown. I went at lunchtime and sat at the bar and got the set menu which is a salad, bahn mi and bowl of pho, a housemade soft drink and an ice cream for dessert. Everything I tried was absolutely phenomenal; super fresh with incredibly bold and complex flavours. I only wish I could have gone back to try more of the menu.

I also had lunch at Odoriko in Waikiki. They have a lunch special where you can choose three dishes with rice and miso soup for $19.95 (I think, less than $20 anyway). I was expecting to get a bento box style plate with a small portion of each dish but they actually brought out three separate plates with a healthy portion of each dish. Everything was fresh and very tasty. Definitely worth the money and a nice change from the usual plate lunches you find in Honolulu.

A jargogle
Feb 22, 2011


My Lovely Horse posted:

Chaparro is a hole-in-the-wall place that does decent Mexican food, which is rare in Germany. Although last time I was there they had started giving you sour cream with the tacos and I got a little wary.

Cocoro is more of a Japanese tea house/sake bar, but they have a small selection of very good food. (The one at Mehringdamm 64 - apparently there's also a ramen place called Cocolo which Google prefers to give you as a result, but it's a whole different thing.)

They're both more for a quick meal than full dining experience, though.

I ended up finding cocoro today. Cute dog, tasty food. Maybe a touch small on the portion front but a drat sight better than the other Asian food joint I tried while I was here (who literally had tasteless broth for ramen. Ramen!)

Thanks for the recommendation.

CzarChasm
Mar 14, 2009

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Heading to Portland in a few months, looking for some suggestions. Wife and I are going to check out Eidelweiss Deli for a lunch, but we'll be spending a week there, with probably a dinner up in Seattle, so any recommendations appreciated. Breakfast, lunch and dinner all welcome. Hopefully we can find some good Japanese places, but we're open to most anything. Someone posted an Ethiopian place on the first page, which might be worth a closer look.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


I can't help with Portland, but I had one of the best meals of my life at Toulouse Petit in Seattle. It's not as frou-frou as it sounds -- there are a lot of Cajun-Creole dishes with a French influence, and everything was amazing. If you get there early enough for the happy hour, it's one of the best dining deals in town.

http://toulousepetit.com/

Bertrand Hustle
Apr 29, 2007

Ah, music to my ears.


RedTonic posted:

Try Hot Pot Restaurant (for hot pot, duh), China Pearl (best dim sum, Sundays), or Gourmet Dumpling House (great dumplings, including soup dumplings, and their other stuff has been great--place is always crammed) in Boston's Chinatown.

Also in Chinatown, see Coffee House or Ho Yuen Bakery for some of the best Chinese pastries. Coffee House (I swear to God that's what it's called) also has hot congee with preserved duck eggs and pork, and you can sit down and enjoy your meal. It's small and not really decorated or anything but the food is delicious and the people are super friendly. You could honestly wander around Chinatown and just find places to eat because there are some really fantastic places.

There's also a park by the Chinatown Gate that is really nice and there are always people and it's just a great place to sit down and eat lunch outside.

The great thing about Boston is that there is food all over, and you could just wander the city for a couple hours and find somewhere to eat. There's Middle Eastern places, burger joints, food trucks, little Chinese bakeries, hipster-ish cafes with startlingly great coffee (the Thinking Cup is my favorite, there's one on Newbury and one on Tremont), and tiny breakfast joints the size of a closet - I found one of these one frozen morning when I had to go into town early and decided to check out downtown. Have not found it again since.

angor
Nov 14, 2003
teen angst

CzarChasm posted:

Heading to Portland in a few months, looking for some suggestions. Wife and I are going to check out Eidelweiss Deli for a lunch, but we'll be spending a week there, with probably a dinner up in Seattle, so any recommendations appreciated. Breakfast, lunch and dinner all welcome. Hopefully we can find some good Japanese places, but we're open to most anything. Someone posted an Ethiopian place on the first page, which might be worth a closer look.

This is everything I ate in Portland (ignore the other cities) on my 5 day trip there. Most of it was fantastic, especially Mirakutei for ramen. Feel free to ask questions about any of it

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?...1v0&usp=sharing

CzarChasm
Mar 14, 2009

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angor posted:

This is everything I ate in Portland (ignore the other cities) on my 5 day trip there. Most of it was fantastic, especially Mirakutei for ramen. Feel free to ask questions about any of it

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?...1v0&usp=sharing

I'll have to check out those places when I get home from work, thanks. This looks super helpful.

dead lettuce
Sep 12, 2014



Czar for Portland try Apizza Scholls, it's still my favorite restaurant anywhere even though I don't live there anymore. Skip Voodoo and go to Blue Star Donuts if you need donuts. For sushi, Bamboo Sushi in NW Portland is great and Salt & Straw (ice cream) is right next door.

I'd also recommend Pok Pok for hip Thai food and chicken wings, or Khun Pic's Bahn Thai for a really interesting experience--it's a husband and wife operation out of this little hard-to-find house, the food is insanely good but they make the food table by table so unless you get there right when it opens you might not get a table, or you might be waiting 2-3 hours once you're seated. Sometimes they change their hours without notice too but I found this all very charming.

If you want a really nice, upscale celebration meal, try Toro Bravo (Spanish) or Andina (Peruvian) depending on what sounds better to you. The Farm Cafe is quintessentially Portland/PNW food, if you want the farm-to-table experience, also in a little house in East Portland. Nicholas Restaurant is great for Mediterranean/Lebanese and is pretty inexpensive with lots of food. If you want to do the food cart thing, Potato Champion at the 12th & Hawthorne food cart pod has good atmosphere all night (and more importantly poutine). Portland has amazing food.

I'm not as knowledgeable about Seattle but we ate at a sushi place called Japonessa near Pike's Place, their happy hour is really great. I'm still super bummed I never made it to Paseo before they closed.

Shooting Blanks
Jun 6, 2007

Real bullets mess up how cool this thing looks.

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Does Houston deserve its own thread? Thinking about putting one up if there's enough Houston/GWS folks who'd be interested.

Eugene V. Dubstep
Oct 4, 2013



Dublin! Any recommendations?

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

I would never shop at Costco. The paper towels won't fit into my sports car!

Khyber Pass Kabob is really good, and there's about a zillion Indian places that are good enough to eat lunch or an easy supper at. There was a hole-in-the-wall Korean joint across the freeway in Pleasanton that I like, too. Otherwise not much that I can think of, sorry.

edit: wait you mean Ireland I bet. Nevermind.

Eugene V. Dubstep
Oct 4, 2013



Mr. Wiggles posted:

Khyber Pass Kabob is really good, and there's about a zillion Indian places that are good enough to eat lunch or an easy supper at. There was a hole-in-the-wall Korean joint across the freeway in Pleasanton that I like, too. Otherwise not much that I can think of, sorry.

edit: wait you mean Ireland I bet. Nevermind.

Yessir, the Ireland Dublin.

Daeren
Aug 17, 2009

YER MUSTACHE IS CROOKED


Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

I can't help with Portland, but I had one of the best meals of my life at Toulouse Petit in Seattle. It's not as frou-frou as it sounds -- there are a lot of Cajun-Creole dishes with a French influence, and everything was amazing. If you get there early enough for the happy hour, it's one of the best dining deals in town.

http://toulousepetit.com/

Can confirm this. I ate there on a trip and their french toast was like eating sugary clouds brought down from heaven by angels specifically for your mouth.

Former Everything
Nov 28, 2007


Is this right?

the42ndtourist posted:

Anybody know of anything good in Central/Southern Kentucky? Headed down there soon to Mammoth Cave and also probably to visit some distilleries.

In Lexington there are some great spots:

Winchells - This is a great casual spot. The fried chicken is outstanding and, if you're there for breakfast, they do specialty pancakes in addition to a great menu.

Sawyers - Burger place downtown, lunch only. Best burgers around.

Coles - Looks like a casual spot from the outside, but it is more fine dining. Great seasonal menu.

Tomo - Fresh authentic sushi/Japanese. One of my favorite spots.

Doodles - Breakfast/brunch only. The shrimp and grits are a favorite, as well as the beignets.

Tony's - Chicago-style steakhouse. I've heard rave reviews but haven't tried it myself.

Merrick Inn - Try this place for the fried chicken (even better than Winchell's) or steaks in a casual fine-dining atmosphere. Good patio bar.

Palmers - There isn't a lot of good seafood in Lexington (for good reason) but Palmers probably does it the best. Great patio/outside bar.

Old San Juan - My favorite place in Lexington. In a strip mall and next to a laundromat, you would drive past this place 10/10 times. But you would be missing amazing authentic Cuban. Black beans and rice, fried sweet and green plantains, ropa vieja, picadillo and fresh baked Cuban bread. Was run by an ancient Cuban man and wife and all food was served on styrofoam plates. Recently taken over by their kids and now they use actual plates. Food remains amazing.

Hopper
Dec 28, 2004

BOOING! BOOING!

Grimey Drawer

at the date posted:

Dublin! Any recommendations?

I'd also be interested in tips for Dublin, Ireland. Especially small hole in the wall things with authentic food of any type. I am not into starred places, I like honest working man stuff better as I believe it gives you a better idea of the food culture.

Megasabin
Sep 9, 2003

I get half!!

Looks like Seattle has already been asked about twice here, but only restaurant recommended so far. I'm going for a 5 day trip soon, so I was hoping to get a bunch more dinner and lunch recommendations.

Oxphocker
Aug 17, 2005

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Land O' Lakes, WI
Not the place associated with the butter...there's also a Land O Lakes FL as well. But this small Wisconsin town up on the border with Michigan has one of the best fish fry's I've ever been to. About 8 mi west of town is a lake resort called Bent's Camp. On Fridays they make an amazing fish fry with homemade tartar sauce, corn with bacon, baked beans, marble rye, fries, and homemade coleslaw. All the items are all you can eat (not all fish fry's are) and it's at a very reasonable price. I suggest a bloody mary or old fashioned to have with your fish fry or some Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing.

Boulder Junction, WI
West of Land O Lakes, this small town has a very nice place called The Outdoorsman with all sorts of hunting inspired dishes. Lots of game choices and a wonderful butternut squash soup. The price is a bit expensive, so if you're looking for cheaper, right up the street is the Boulder Junction Beer Bar with a ton of choices on tap and good bar style food choices.

Minocqua, WI
This resort town has the Minocqua Brewing Company, with an amazing beer cheese soup and lots of other Wisconsin inspired classics. Their beer choices are very good as well, more than worth a visit if you're in that town.

Shell Lake, WI
Near Shell Lake is another great fish fry location (2nd to Bent's in my opinion) called the Pine Ridge Resort. Their fish fry has an interesting take with frybread as part of the meal. Everything there is good and great ambiance amongst huge towering pines, so go on a nice day where you can sit outside with a good drink while waiting for your table.

Gallup, NM
There's a lot of great Mexican places in New Mexico, but in Gallup my favorite is a little hole in the wall place called Grandma's. If you didn't know it was there, you'd probably never step foot in the place, but after living there for three years it became my favorite because of the amazing red and green chile they make there. All their combination plates are wonderful and the heat level is just right. I've never walked away from there unsatisfied.

Cortez, CO
If you're going to visit Mesa Verde, chances are you're going to go through Cortez. Stop at the Main Street Brewery. They raise their own cattle for their burgers which are some of the best I've ever had and their fries are amazing. Their beer choices are great too, in particular the porter and the honey raspberry wheat.

Vixenella
Mar 23, 2009


Megasabin posted:

Looks like Seattle has already been asked about twice here, but only restaurant recommended so far. I'm going for a 5 day trip soon, so I was hoping to get a bunch more dinner and lunch recommendations.

Restaurant Six Seven in the Edgewater hotel is amazing and they have a good Happy Hour as well.

Echeveria
Aug 26, 2014



I'm heading to Amsterdam, Zurich and Bristol. Where to eat?

Karl Hungus
Sep 28, 2001
Mine dispatcher says there's something wrong mitt deine kable.

Nap Ghost

someusername posted:

Utica NY (315 upstate). We used to be known for decent Italian food. Tommy Lasorda gave high praises because he's a fat gently caress. Population was huge 100 years ago, Italian/Polish/Irish.

I've lived in bigger cities with nothing but chain restaurants and traditional diners, so I can't hate my lovely city too much.

http://www.delmonicositaliansteakhouse.com/menus/

It is really terrible, but I've outside NY city, traveled to every state, 30 countries in Europe and Asia, and every country in this hemisphere and occasionally I think I'd like to move back to Utica (I wouldn't because the people are racist shitheads but the food was good). The selection and cost of food there is such that I could eat myself to death.

Delmonicos has an amazing salad dressing and the Veal is 1/2" thick and the size of a chess board.

Again - Upstate NY, good food, mostly racist fuckwits, methcooks and other social deviants. The remaining 1%, awesome cooks, brewers, etc.

drgitlin
Jul 25, 2003
Someone should tell drgitlin he doesn't know shit about cars

the42ndtourist posted:

Anybody know of anything good in Central/Southern Kentucky? Headed down there soon to Mammoth Cave and also probably to visit some distilleries.

Moonlight BBQ?

Chuck Biscuits
Dec 5, 2004



If you're in Portland then Toro Bravo is definitely a good idea.They fill up fast though so get there early or be ready to wait for an hour or two. I really enjoy Enat Kitchen for Ethiopian. Get the Enat Special which is a mix of raw beef, vegetables and spices and the vegetable combo. Tanuki on SE Stark is also really good but is mostly Japanese/Korean style drinking food with awesome cheap drinks. They show Japanese zombie porn on a flatscreen above the bar so that is also pretty cool.

Postmaster GBS
Jan 14, 2013



I'm going to be in San Diego this weekend.

Any local staples that I should be looking for?

I saw Curbside Bites mentioned in the LA thread. Really open to any and all suggestions, looking to do one fine dining sesh with friends (we originally planned on being in Phoenix and had booked at Virtu, but plans have changed) and aside from that, I want to eat everything (particularly some fresh seafood).

Any input is appreciated, I'm super excited.

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Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Postmaster GBS posted:

I'm going to be in San Diego this weekend.

Any local staples that I should be looking for?

I saw Curbside Bites mentioned in the LA thread. Really open to any and all suggestions, looking to do one fine dining sesh with friends (we originally planned on being in Phoenix and had booked at Virtu, but plans have changed) and aside from that, I want to eat everything (particularly some fresh seafood).

Any input is appreciated, I'm super excited.

I've heard really good things about Phil's BBQ. You'll probably have to stand in line, but it's apparently worth it.

Postmaster GBS
Jan 14, 2013




Awesome. Thank you!

mich
Feb 28, 2003



There is really good Vietnamese food in San Diego. Go to Phuong Trang on Convoy Street and order the following dishes:

Appetizer - Banh xeo. Crispy rice crepes filled with shrimp, pork, bean sprouts, and served with lettuce and herbs. You put some banh xeo in a lettuce leaf, put in some herbs, roll it up and dip in nuoc cham. Order 1 for every 3-4 people.

If you've only been to a Vietnamese place where they serve you crispy spring rolls on at most one sad little leaf of lettuce, order it here too and eat Vietnamese spring rolls how they should be eaten. Wrapped in lettuce with plenty of herbs before dipping in nuoc cham.


Whole roasted catfish. It's served with rice paper, rice noodles, herbs and veg for wrapping rice paper rolls and it's amazing. Recommend calling ahead to let them know you want to order it as it can take some time to prepare.

Bo la lot/bo la ngo. Ground beef wrapped in grape leaves (traditionally was betel leaves but I think it's in grape leaves here now) and grilled, also used for wrapping rice paper rolls with lettuce, veg, and pineapple.

They may only bring you the fish sauce dip (nuoc cham) for the rice paper rolls, if so request mam nem. It's a funkier, more pungent sauce made of fermented shrimp paste that goes very well with the above two types of rice paper rolls.


If anyone in your group is allergic to peanuts make sure to let them know to put peanuts on the side. Also it's a very hands on meal so hope your group is comfortable sharing food.

Postmaster GBS
Jan 14, 2013




Thank you so much. We will definitely be trying this. I will report back.

I had a few drinks with a friend of mine last night before my flight and he mentioned a few places that I put into notes on my phone:

Stone Brewery
PB Ale House
Bertrand and Mr. A's

Dunno if anyone knows anything of these places but I'll be scoping them out later.

Postmaster GBS
Jan 14, 2013



We went to Phuong Trang today.

It was an impromptu lunch and it was just two of us and not our whole group. We had the banh xeo and the beef wrapped in grape leaves. The latter was part of the 7-course beef sampler which was really awesome.

Everything was really, really good and we had a lot of fun with the fondue hotpot style stuff. Thanks for that.

We also tried Brian's 24, Sushi Oni, and PB Ale House. All good but nothing spectacular except for the sushi.

dead lettuce
Sep 12, 2014



If you're still in SD you need to get yourself to a good taco shop, stat. They are everywhere, just find the best one on yelp wherever you are. Try a fish taco and California burrito. Lolita's isn't a bad choice for a Cali or carne asada fries.

Phil's is overrated imo, Bull's or Bubba's is better. Rare Form downtown has a great pastrami sandwich. Goons have said great things about The Lion's Share but I have yet to try it. Dumpling Inn and Rakiraki on Convoy are great too if you want more Asian food.

drgitlin
Jul 25, 2003
Someone should tell drgitlin he doesn't know shit about cars

Also, Tapenade in La Jolla does excellent french food.

Postmaster GBS
Jan 14, 2013



Awesome. Thanks.

We are back in Phoenix today but I will keep it in mind for next time.

We went to Lucy's in the gaslight district for tacos, I also had the fish tacos at PB Ale House and they were okay.

Thanks again everyone for the suggestions.

angor
Nov 14, 2003
teen angst

Postmaster GBS posted:

Awesome. Thanks.

We are back in Phoenix today but I will keep it in mind for next time.

We went to Lucy's in the gaslight district for tacos, I also had the fish tacos at PB Ale House and they were okay.

Thanks again everyone for the suggestions.

Go to La Santisima and eat tacos: http://www.lasantisimagourmet.com/

Postmaster GBS
Jan 14, 2013



Gonna check it out tomorrow. Will edit this post to avoid making GBS threads up the thread, thanks!

e: La Santisima was good. Really light for a fairly big burrito. They've got like 14 salsas at the salsa bar and we tried all but two I think. Tomatillo salsa and the pico were our favorites.

We did Pizzeria Bianco too, not mind-blowing (dunno what I was expecting with all the hype for the place), but it was still Real Good

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Bertrand Hustle
Apr 29, 2007

Ah, music to my ears.


I'm gonna toss out the other city I love besides Boston. Providence, RI. If you have a reason to be in the area, hit up Abyssinia on the east side. Ethiopian/Eritrean cuisine.

Get the coffee. Get the doro wat. Eat until you are full and stagger into the night fat and happy.

rockcity
Jan 16, 2004


Bertrand Hustle posted:

I'm gonna toss out the other city I love besides Boston. Providence, RI. If you have a reason to be in the area, hit up Abyssinia on the east side. Ethiopian/Eritrean cuisine.

Get the coffee. Get the doro wat. Eat until you are full and stagger into the night fat and happy.

Thanks for this one. I go there a couple times a year for work and have been looking for good places to eat.

KettleWL
Dec 27, 2010


Yeah I don't know anything about those areas, but I will say that you should eat good Ethiopian food at every single opportunity you can, because gently caress is that cuisine amazing]

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a007jedi
Jun 26, 2006

The Place for all things Villainous

any suggestions in the Lake Worth/West Palm Beach area?

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