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sampling challenge

Jason K | Dec 4, 200208:48 PM

I will be in NO with my family for 4 nights at the end of December. We already have plans to go to Stella and Brightens -- can't wait! As our stay is somewhat short, I would like to devote one of our other nights to 'sampling'. Ideally I'd like to pick 3 maybe 4 restaurants in close proximinty (5-10 minute walk) that have a dish that is truly amazing and unique to the area, be it appetizer/main dish/dessert. The idea would be to sample a dish (or two) at each place and then move on to the next. Kind of like bar-hopping, but with food... I've had a great time doing this in other cities.

So, the challenge... Can you recommend 3 or 4 places and dishes to try out. The only restriction is that they're fairly close to each other (although we're all avid walkers in good shape...). Otherwise anything goes... fancy, hole-in-the-wall, and anything in between. I look forward to your responses. Cheers, Jason

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