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Good Places to Eat
« on: August 31, 2019, 07:55:04 pm »
Besides your own kitchen, of course  ;)

If you're ever passing through Blackfoot, ID, you have to stop and get a stuffed Sopapilla at Melina's. The last time I ate there was over 25 years ago. I stopped in for lunch today as I was driving from Rexburg back to Santaquin. It was just as delicious as I remember. I'm so glad they're still there! It made my day.

Where is a place near you with something really good to eat?
All grown-ups were once children...but only few of them remember it. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "The Little Prince."
 
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 08:29:04 pm »
Everyone in Pacifica CA loves the Breakers Café, a family-owned place right on the beach. It's busy on weekends, but in midweek you can go & get a seat looking out the windows at the ocean. They serve breakfast & lunch, & close around 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. They have things like omelets, pancakes, crepes, paninis, burgers, sandwiches, & smoothies.

The crab crepe is scrumscious. A crepe is wrapped around a very generous portion of Dungeness crab meat, with avocado & Monterey Jack cheese, & topped with Hollandaise. The crepes & many other dishes come with hash browns & a salad of marinated greens & chopped veggies, so it's a breakfast, brunch, or lunch, depending on when you want to go.

They also have great pancakes, high & fluffy, that cover most of a dinner plate. The ones with carnitas or cranberries & pecans are murder on a platter. One pancake with the toppings is more than enough for me. Whatever you have, there are beautiful paths along the ocean or nearby hills to shed the carbs & calories.  ;D

This is not an appropriate topic to talk about on fast day!  :P
 
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 04:26:50 pm »
Ice-Burg hamburgers in Walla Walla WA
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 11:41:40 pm »
We ate at Joe Vera in Provo (Center Street) last Friday night. Excellent food with attentive service. Highly recommend.

We happened on the last of the rooftop free concerts for the season. Next summer, they are something to go to for a fun night.

We topped the evening with the Dry Bar Comedy Club, which was a hoot. We got to laugh pretty hard for 90 minutes. Loved it.
 
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 09:17:18 pm »
There is a really great taco truck a few miles from home, on the way to the orchards (Lake Shore Drive, Nampa, ID).

There's also a place in Boise called Wild Root Cafe with really delicious healthy food. I had a salad that had mascarpone cheese (with savory seasonings) and a long piece of crusty bread, all with this beautiful balsamic reduction. The flavors together were SO good.
 
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 10:22:20 am »
Backyard Taco in Mesa, AZ on University. There is another one, that is newer and bigger, but I don't like the food as much.

The story, we got, was that a family was making the food in their backyard and it was very popular. They were reported, so the neighbors got together and got them money to set up the small restaurant.

I have only had the carne asada items because they are so good I never want to not eat them.  The flavor of the meat is just so yummy.

I started out with their burritos and tacos, but my favorite now is their potatoes - a baked potato with the insides of the taco/burrito.
Time for a change.  I am yungmom, but have wanted a new username for some time.
 
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 12:48:18 am »
Here we go:

Best burrito:  Picante in Berkeley, CA
Best salsa bar: Tarahumar in Midway, UT
Best hamburger: Whole Foods, Woodland Hills, CA
Best pizza: Settebello, SLC, UT
Best view: Space Needle, Seattle, WA
Best atmosphere: Blue Bayou, Disneyland
Best vegetarian nachos: The Sunflower, Fair Oaks, CA
Best quail: Hitchin' Post, Casmalia, CA
Best Steak & Seafood: Kinkaid's, Bloomington, MN
Best clam chowder: Ivar's, Seattle, WA

Ok.  Time to stop for now.
 
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 01:28:43 pm »
If ever you visit Indianapolis, here is my list of some of the best foods (that I've had):

Donuts: Long's Bakery (best glazed yeast...seriously, so good). Scary neighborhood, but I honestly think it's to an advantage....those thugs will protect that place from getting robbed since these donuts are legendary!

Smashed burger: Workingman's Friend Tavern (I love the history of the name of this place). Honestly, one of the best hamburgers I've had. Crispy edges but center still juicy and not too much bun. It's a bar, no one under 21, so I have gone there for lunch (don't want to be there in the evening with all the drinking).

Best rootbeer: Mug N Bun drive in. The food isn't as good as it used to be, but they make their own rootbeer. I like their onion rings, too, but they aren't the best I've had.

Rumored to be the best tenderloin: Edward's drive in. Breaded pork tenderloin is the state's sandwich. There are a lot of claims as to the best and I honestly am not sure who definitely has the best. I've not had any from this place, but I've heard that they are really good.

Wow, I just realized how unhealthy these recommendations are. Don't plan on losing weight while visiting!
 
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2019, 03:10:28 pm »
In Portland, OR

Waffle Window on Alberta T.
  We had the savory. Delicious.  The waffles were crisp yet tender on the inside. The toppings were so good! If I had room after eating the half waffle size entree, there were sweet waffle offerings that sounded amazing!
 
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2019, 12:48:14 am »
Smashed burger.
What's a smashed burger? Do they just cut the meat coarsely & then scrunch it up?
 
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2019, 02:44:26 am »
If you're ever over here, best chip shop going is the Anstruther Fish Bar in Fife; lovely village with the best fish and chips you could ever eat.
 
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2019, 01:25:01 pm »
We get a huge kick out of Mod Pizza.  Handmade to order, into the big oven.  Yummy!

What-about-ism is pointless. I like to think most people's responses to such arguments would be, "Yup. That person, who happened to wear the same political jersey I do/did, was totally wrong on that, too."
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2019, 01:52:19 pm »
If you're ever over here, best chip shop going is the Anstruther Fish Bar in Fife; lovely village with the best fish and chips you could ever eat.
So, do they give you your malt vinegar in a little convenience packet, or do you get a bottle, or do they give you a cup full from the oak barrel in the back?
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2019, 07:46:39 pm »
Smashed burger.
What's a smashed burger? Do they just cut the meat coarsely & then scrunch it up?

No. It's a thinner burger that they smash onto the griddle so that the edges of the meat are crispy. If you've ever eaten at Steak N Shake (chain restaurant), those are smashed burgers.

 
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Re: Good Places to Eat
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2019, 03:33:53 am »
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So, do they give you your malt vinegar in a little convenience packet, or do you get a bottle, or do they give you a cup full from the oak barrel in the back?

They pour it on from the bottle
 
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