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  1. Heading back in 2 weeks for my birthday. We're only going to be in town 2 nights. The first will be casual at Ver Jus wine bar. Saturday (bday) we planned on Chateaubriand- called upon their opening today (2 weeks) only to be told they are already booked. GRRRRRRRRRR!!


    Suggestions for a semi-fancy, modern French place for a party of 6 on a Sat night that still might be taking ressies?

  2. in August I had a very good lunch at Saturne, good but both my dishes needed a bit of salt. Still I'd go back. I also had a fantastic dinner at Comptoir du Relais. Stunning. Have loved Frenchie Wine Bar. If you are in the area and in need of a quick nosh the tacos at Candalaria are surprisingly good.


    Heading back to Paris for my birthday in Dec. Looking forward to ongoing reviews so I can choose a great dinner. Thinking Vivant? Sola? Yam'tcha?

  3. I haven't been to the Skillet Diner yet and was thinking of going this weekend with some friends. I know it got some meh reviews at first (but so did Poppy which is now a favorite of mine). Has anyone been recently? Also I can't tell from their website if they take reservations?

  4. Hello! Last month on our way to and from Punta Cana we did two overnights in Miami. We decided to stay on the Biscayne Bay side which was perfect (as we were already spending a week on a beach). one night at the Hotel InterContinental and one night at the Kimpton Epic.


    We ate at the Yardbird which I loved. We don't get a lot of true southern food in Seattle so the delicious fried green tomatoes, cheddar waffle with chow chow and fried chicken were welcome treats. Oh and they have a lot of Bourbon.


    We also ate at Ole! which a friend suggested. Although I found the location and dining room space a bit weird we had a very good dinner here. Traditional Miami food with a twist I'd call it?


    BTW the Epic is really that on a weekend, I've never seen so many high end cars in my life! We didn't party with the pretties but the hotel and pool have amazing views during the day and the staff was top notch.

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  5. We're doing a work thing at ByBee Farms next week and I anticipate having a lot of blueberries afterwards. SeaGal and Lauren were nice enough to share some blueberry jam recipes with me to try, but I figured I'd open it up to the boards too. Anyone got any tried and great blueberry recipes to share? I'd be much obligied.




    We drink a lot of blueberry caprihaina's (sp) in the summer. I also love blueberry handpies- make them up and keep them in the freezer (like poptarts) and then just stick them in the toaster when needed. And speaking of freezing I always try to freeze a bunch- loose on a sheet pan and then pop them into ziplock bags. Then you can use them in the winter for pies, muffins, pancakes and yogurt toppings when all that is in season are apples :)

  6. It's that time of year again, when I travel to Paris in search of delicious places open in Aug!


    We are hoping that Yam'tcha, Mini Palais, Sola and Apicius will be open, waiting to hear back.


    What else is hot and worth seeking out this time around. I have to say that Agape Substance is still one of my favs from last year!

    Sola is opened near the end of August. So is Saturne. I believe Mini Palais is open all August, though I have heard not so great recent reports. Agape Substance was my favorite last year, especially my dinner there in May (even better than my July dinner).


    Thanks Nancy, we have lunch booked at Mini so I will report back. my friend really wants to try it, fingers crossed. I'm going to check on those others right now!

  7. It's that time of year again, when I travel to Paris in search of delicious places open in Aug!


    We are hoping that Yam'tcha, Mini Palais, Sola and Apicius will be open, waiting to hear back.


    What else is hot and worth seeking out this time around. I have to say that Agape Substance is still one of my favs from last year!

  8. Coming in September to Queen Anne: Mezcaleria Oaxaca


    Mezcaleria is open and it's delish! The space is really great with a lot of front of the house being given to the bar. Big communal table in the back as well as 2 and 4 tops. Some La Carta menu items are there but lots of new stuff including a smoky goat. and of course a good selections of mezcal.


    too bad it's not open for lunch as I see this being insanely busy and doubt I'll get in again for months!

  9. this was one of my fav places in London recently. we went for a 3 course lunch and it was fantastic!!! strange there were only 4 tables occupied at lunch. thanks for the head's up on this Nancy!

  10. Brugge was lovely! The churches, cobblestones, canals and beer were all very very lovely.


    We ate at Den Dyver on a friend's rec which honestly was just ok. The beer pairings were excellent but the food was meh


    We had a good but expensive meal at Christophe's (because it was the only bistro that served past 10pm) and a great lunch of mussels in a little cafe across from the Halve Maan brewery. Also a very good fish soup at Cambrinus which serves a hell of a lot of beers too!

  11. Additionally we at at Hix (on Brewery) and Hawksmore Spitafield and thought both were great. Hix has an amazing bar downstairs and has some very interesting game on the menu (Squeaker). Hawksmore's porterhouse steak had excellent flavor and the sides (mac & cheese) were delish. Also a very impressive cocktail menu.


    The Golden Hind for fish and chips was good, not the best IMHO and we preferred the haddock to the cod.

  12. We had a very nice dinner at Pied Au Terre the other night. Fantastic service, really lovely staff


    The tasting menu was 95£ and we each had the wine pairing- I had the classic and TDoW had the modern (can't remember what they called it). Each dish was very very good with the foie gras with smoked eel consume being my favorite. Wines were extremely well paired and the somm was nice to let me guess the pours and spend time talking about them.


    They knew it was our anniversary and had little notes on our dessert dish- old fashion but still sweet.


    And upon asking we were presented with our menus and individual wine pairings upon leaving. I'd go again and I'd sure as heck check out their more casual sister resto

  13. Thought I recalled a NY Times article - have you seen it?




    There was another, older one, but it was where to take the kids? Focused a bit on chocolate, if you are interested.


    Happy Anniversary!


    yes I had read that one, thanks! it just has the one rec for Brugge. Not interested in the kid stuff ;) but we will probably do the chocolate museum for kicks

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