(Closed) Spin Off… Spin Off: What is your favorite restaurant?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Artificial-Sweetener:  I don’t eat out as much anymore but here…

  • BLT Steak in Charlotte, NC
  • Buddakan in NY,NY
  • Good Food on Montford in Charlotte, NC
  • Kyotofu in NY,NY

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Grand Electric – Toronto, Canada

Rockpool – Sydney, Australia

Shady Grove – Austin, TX

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I tend to like local, hole-in-the-wall type places.

I love the following local places- Hogshead Cafe, Shyndigz or Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe for dessert, Crazy Greek and Grapevine for pasta dishes, El Caporal for Mexican, Weezie’s for brunch.

I also like some chain places- Mimi’s Cafe, Melting Pot, Maggiano’s, …I’m sure there are more but those pop into my mind at the moment.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Free State Brewery – Lawrence, KS

Encore – Lawrence, KS

Brew Babies – Cape Coral, FL

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

L’Artusi- NYC

Eez- Huntersville, NC

Magnolia’s- Charleston, SC

Spano’s- Point Pleasant, NJ

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

The bungalow- London Ont

 

but there’s a few that are my favourite!

Post # 9
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Whiskey Cake – Plano, TX; It’s farm-to-table food from local growers.  And their whiskey cake is to-die-for. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

My current favorite:

Flip Side (3 locations, all in Ohio). I get the chili pepper burger (except with a grilled chicken breast instead of beef) and onion rings. 

Past favorites: 

Molly Woos (local place in Columbus, Ohio). I get the garlic chicken. 

El Vaquero (locations only in Ohio/Michiagan). I get the chicken chimichanga. 

Yum!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

Gateway to India – Tacoma, WA: Best best best home cooked Northern Indian food ever.  The owner is awesome and friendly and remembers everyone, service is always excellent, and the food just blows away generic curry-shack fare.  Favorite meal: Malai kofta with garlic naan and an Old Rasputin Imperial Stout.

Bamboo Garden – Seattle, WA: As a vegetarian, this is my go-to for a greasy Chinese fix.  Their faux meats are the best, especially the stir fried chicken and the sausage.  I would buy the stuff by the pound if that was an option.  Yes, the decor is awful.  Yes, sometimes it smells funny.  Yes, some of the staff is a little awkward.  Don’t care.  I.  Love.  It.  Favorite meal: “Chicken” corn chowder, General Tso’s “chicken”, gourmet fried rice.

Old Milwaukee – Tacoma, WA: Best breakfast ever.  This place is tiny, like 7 or 8 tables, and is run by a husband and wife team.  He cooks, she serves.  Sometimes they bring in an extra server on the weekends.  As a result, the wait for a table and wait for your food can be long.  It’s worth it.  All the usual breakfast stuff, with a few seasonal delicacies like giant fluffy huckleberry pancakes.  Favorite meal:  “Scramlette” with potatoes, onions, peppers, and cheese, lots of coffee – unless huckleberry pancakes are in season, then a hucleberry pancake with a side of eggs with cheese.

RAM Restaurant and Brewery – Tacoma, WA, and Lacey, WA: This isn’t so much a favorite as a standby.  We go here when we’re too tired to decide where else to go, or when the manflesh has a beef craving.  The food is solid pub fare, the beer is pretty good, and the service is usually great.  Favorite meal: Veggie burger with cheddar and sauteed onions, onion rings, mug of Total Disorder Porter, carrot cake for dessert.

Harmon Brewery – Tacoma, WA: Another brewpub for when the manflesh wants a burger.  Similar to RAM, but less chain-ey with an atmosphere I prefer.  Favorite meal: Patty melt with the house made garbonzo bean patty, no mushrooms, onions rings, pint of the porter, or whatever dark seasonal they have on tap.

The Depot – Long Beach, WA:  Some fancy New York chef decided to retire to the Washington coast and open a little restaurant to fill his time.  The menu rotates seasonally, but is always excellent.  Even if I’m dubious about the description in the menu, I order it anyway because I know he knows what he’s doing and it’s going to be awesome, and it always is.  Portions are perfect.  You can nibble your way through starters, mains, and dessert, and be just the right amount of full by the end of the meal.  Favorite meal: Whatever the seasonal vegetarian option is.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Artificial-Sweetener:  

 

I won’t list any in my city since I want to stay as anomymous as I can (plus most bees aren’t from Canada anyway).

 

In Scottsdale AZ I just LOVE Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak. It’s awesome. You can eat in the more expensive restaurant or the bar. The bar has the best burgers ever.

 

In London UK we love to go to the bankside Real Greek. The food is great, nice atmosphere, and walking along the Thames is lovely. It’s also really affordable which is a bonus.

 

We also love Maggiano’s and eat there whenever we’re in a US city that has one. Yum!

 

 

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@HisNightOwl2014:  YUM!!!!!

 

My favorites

Wildfire- Chicago. Chopped salad, creamed spinach, blue cheese crusted filet mignon, anything potato !!

Lou Malnatis- Chicago. deep dish pizza, Malnatis salad

Which wich-Chicago  everything!! 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Birdi:  i love there teriyaki chicken and brown rice with broccoli i keep dinner lite caz then i have my raspberry/lemon cheese cake ; ) omg!!! im on a strict diet and i cant be thinking about that cheese cake lol

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

In Philadelphia: 

 

Amada – it’s in Old City.  It’s one of Jose Garces’ restaurants.  They serve Spanish tapas and other foods…and they’re amazing.  AMAZING.  

 

Village Whisky – another Garces restaurant, in the Rittenhouse area of Philly.  They make awesome whisky drinks and their burgers are amaaaazing.  

 

Tria Cafe – they have three locations in Philly (near Penn, Rittenhouse, and Washington Square).  Their focus is on cheese, wine, and beer, but they have this salad that is my absolute favorite in the whole world: arugula, goat cheese, roasted beets, almonds, red onions, and an amaing balsamic dressing.  Mmmm I want to drive there now to get it.  

 

Then in New Orleans:

Commander’s Palace…really it’s just the best food in the world.  Authentic creole (as far as I know), amazing food.  I had this gulf fish with white asparagus…and I can’t even…it was so good.  My fiance had quail and it was soooo good.  Then their bread pudding souffle for dessert…OMG.  

 

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