Chain Restaurants

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Carvel Ice Cream - better than plastic surgery

by rworange 15 years ago

Carvel Ice Cream is starting to open in the San Francisco Bay Area and I just visited their store in Berkeley on Bancroft Way right across the street from the University of California. I grew up...

Grand Lux Cafe - PK's Review

by PoetKitty 15 years ago

Grand Lux Cafe 121 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 7.16.06 - Sunday, 1:15 PM Myself + 1 guest (apocalypse Wow! drummer) Oh, this'll shock you. This place is oogie. I didn't realize it ...

Pei-Wei - a chain?

by jenkale 16 years ago

Anyone tried this one? Some clients want take out lunch from this spot and said it was a chain...any reports/infoon this one in torrance? Thx!


Das Ubergeek
by Das Ubergeek 15 years ago

What is it with this place? I've never seen a chain vary so much from one location to the other. We used to go when I worked in Glendale, and the service was usually quick, the fries were well-do...

McCormick and Schmick's downtown- what to order for dinner?

by mcsmcs 15 years ago

I will be there tomorrow night (not for happy hour) and would love suggestions. thanks

Flavor of the week at Beard Papa?

by eliu01 15 years ago

Wondering if anyone can tell me what the current cream puff Flavor of the Week is at Beard Papa? I've tried the pumpkin a few weeks back, but am hoping that it's different this week. Thanks!


by missclaudy 15 years ago

Another over the top, pretentious, ridiculously expensive devoid o' soul, eating parlour which seem to be spawning in Philly these days. I HATE places like this, So slick, AND they have had the aud...

Cost Plus World Market

by mabziegurl 15 years ago

Anyone shop @ Cost Plus? What are some good buys there? I like their shoestring potato stix but the hispanic market by my house sells them now and that's where I buy my produce, so I don't go ver...


by Cruz 15 years ago

Oceanaire is an upscale chain. Here's its web site: http://www.theoceanaire.com/ The Inquirer's architecture critic, Inga Saffron, recently wrote about how Oceanaire's renovation of the old ...

Capital Grill Boston - The Steak Was Eh... [Moved from Boston]

by StriperGuy 15 years ago

Figured I would give it a whirl as many have said "Best Steak in Boston." I went for the holy grail "Dry Aged Porterhouse" $38. Let's just say it was no Peter Luger. Very tender sure, but not wi...

Indy Northside - Champps Americana

by Danimal 15 years ago

This is a chain, but doesn't have that many outlets, so I didn't get any hits on the chain board. Anyways, I'm going to a wedding reception there. Is anything good on the menu? I assume I'll have ...

My favorite fast food is Wahoo's ...

by PaulF 15 years ago

Wahoo's is my favorite fast food restaurant, by far. It almost doesn't qualify as fast food, except that: 1 - It's a chain 2 - You order at a counter and they bring you your food 3 - It's reall...

Dollar Big Mac's?

by malibumike 15 years ago

Does anybody know if there are any Mcdonalds offering Dollar Big Macs in the Southern California/Los Angeles area? TIA

Rubio's Fresh Mex

by cincodemayo1 15 years ago

Anyone like this chain as much as I do? I used to work about 5 minutes away from one and would eat there at least once (sometimes twice a week). I now work way too far away, but I had lunch at o...

Melting Pot for San Francisco [Moved from S.F. board]

by ChowFun_derek 15 years ago

Diagonally across from the Crowns Plaza Hotel...high up on the building at Powell is a banner proclaiming Melting Pot to open.......are there any others in the Bay Area? Is it a local or national ...

Lunch at McCormick and Schmick's Mpls [Moved from Midwest]

by AliceS 15 years ago

I won a gift certificate for $30 to McCormick and Schmick's, good for lunch only, and only at the main restaurant, not at M&S Grill. I have never been, so I am wondering how best to blow my gift. ...

Tesco is Coming to the US. Any initial thoughts on Tesco brands?

by MaspethMaven 15 years ago

Heard a rumour that UK's Tesco markets were coming to the US, and decided to investigate. Here's a link to the article, but Tesco lovers abroad, what's your take on the stores? http://money.cnn....

Happy hour burgers at Morton's Steakhouse

E Eto
by E Eto 15 years ago

I recently found out about the happy hour deal at Morton's, which might be one of the best food deals in town. Even though you're not spared from the overpriced drinks in a slightly stuffy atmosph...

Champps Americana

by Danimal 15 years ago

I'm going to a wedding reception there. Is anything good on the menu? I assume I'll have 2-3 choices.

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