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Wanna be a foodie

ORyan | Jan 19, 2009 11:49 AM

I'm sure the title sounds silly, lol. But i'm an average Joe that loves food, loves eating out. However i know next to nothing about good food and good places to eat. I wanna leave behind the TGI Fridays,cheesecake factory, PF CHANGS, and even mcdonalds routine....

I want to learn about different cuisines and great places to eat. So far the best places I've probably eaten are Rare Bar and Grill,shake shack(lol) and Cafe Habana in the city.

My birthday is coming up soon and i want to eat out like a true foodie would. The problem is i dont have a clue in the world where to go. Normally i would think "applebees or red lobster" but i want to make a change this year.

I'm pretty much a blank page right now. I've passed by Balthazar and that placed seemed intriguing. The problem is reading the menu is almost like chinese to me. I don't understand any of the dishes etc... I wouldnt have a clue what to order even if i went there....

So anyway i'm here on Chowhound to learn to be a foodie. For starters, can some someone give me some tips on balthazar?

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