Once a year you get to eat as much cake as you want. Share your tips about the best birthday restaurants or your perfect birthday meal, and get recipe ideas for cakes, plus etiquette tips about birthday parties and dinner planning.

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Favorite Restaurants in Downtown Raleigh or Durham

by loves2cook82 8 months ago

Looking for a good place to go for a birthday dinner, just me and my husband. Used to be a fan of Poole's Diner, but I don't want to go somewhere I'll have to stand around waiting an hour for a tab...

Restaurant for mother's 60th birthday (Chicago)

by matthewa 6 months ago

Hi, My mother is turning 60 and is visiting me in Chicago. I'd like to take her to a "nice" restaurant that makes the occasion feel special, but she would feel uncomfortable if it were too "fanc...

Seafood Restaurant for Bday dinner

by buyright 5 months ago

We are looking for a Seafood ( Lobster ) Restaurant for Bday dinner GTA area that is not crazy expensive Most posts are years old Anything newer ? We live at Yonge and hwy 401 so can travel 25...

Fun birthday brunch at Quality Eats, UES....

by gutreactions 5 months ago

It was my granddaughter's birthday and we decided to book a table at Quality Eats at 78th & 2nd. We were 7, and we had made an early reservation for this rainy morning as the doors opened at 10:30 ...

Parisian Birthday Brunch

by Donna718 7 months ago

Celebrating Mom's 85th birthday in Paris with the family. I'm looking for a very nice restaurant for brunch on a Sunday in October that should include lots of champagne! :) All Arr.'s considered...

Comfortable restaurant for big guy?

by sheshelala 7 months ago

It's my brother-in-law's birthday soon. My husband and I want to take him & my sister to a nice restaurant where he will feel comfortable. He's a big guy. He can't fit into most booths & chair...

Cotton Candy Towers

by sgny 7 months ago

Does anybody know of any places that make cotton candy towers for purchase on Long Island. Interested for my kid’s birthday party. Thanks.

New York special occasion disaster -- Help please!

by ninkat 10 months ago

I am celebrating (I think) a big birthday in mid-August (mid-week) and had been told by Blue Hill Stone Barns that I was the first request for the date (I had started inquiring in December, and "fi...

Pls help! Wheat Starch Substitute

by alwayshungry7 7 months ago

Hi everyone! I'm trying to make shrimp dumplings and the recipe calls for 50g of wheat starch and 50g of tapioca starch. My small town doesn't have an Asian food store and I searched every grocery ...

Sugarsweet bakery in Oakland?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Any 'hound intell on this bakery? No reviews on its google or yelp pages. I was given this beautifully decorated cookie by a friend, but it went missing before I could taste it! Sugarsweet Oa...

Teen Birthday breakfast ideas

by melsy 8 months ago

It’s my boys 13th birthday a few days into our Manhattan trip. We were thinking Big Daddies Union Sq area for breakfast (went there many years ago without the kids). It was ok food, retro and kits...

Birthday party at the park

by vanessa7 9 months ago

We're throwing a party at the park for my son's 4th birthday. I know I want to make the Momofuku birthday cake/cupcakes. (I made it last year and I think it's the best cake I've ever had!). For foo...

Chowhound Celebrates 22 Years: Hounds Share Favorite Threads, Restaurants Reccos, & Cooking Tips

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by The Chowhound Team 9 months ago

As Chowhound turns 22 (happy birthday to us!) we take the opportunity to look inward, at YOU, the Hounds who make this community so vibrant, packed with fascinating information about food & drinks,...

Birthday Dinner Tonight near Vandam St

by 2chesters 10 months ago

Hi everyone I've been enlisted (happily) to take my brother out tonight as part of his big birthday celebration. We will be on Vandan St. and free to eat after 6:30. I recently asked for moderate...

Dinner Between Dallas and McKinney

by madsdadus 9 months ago

Interested in finding a nice but unique dining experience between Dallas and McKinney. Celebrating my Mom’s 80th. Only requirement is there needs to be a good selection of non-spicy foods for her. ...

Chicago steakhouse

by cwmcm54 1 year ago

So many wonderful steakhouses choices in Chicago. I need to find the very best for a small family 65th birthday dinner.

Menu Suggestions for 3 Year Old Party

by ad7yn 11 months ago

Hi guys, what menu worked for your child’s birthday party? It will be for a group of 3 year olds and their parents. Most of the kids are picky eaters.

Wife’s 50th Birthday— 20-30 person casual gathering

by sgny 11 months ago

Looking to plan a 20-30 person casual gathering for my wife’s 50th birthday. She loves Molly’s Pub, so something along those lines. Haven’t spoke to them yet so not sure how they do a group gathe...

Low decibel restaurant for birthday celebration

by lisanell 11 months ago

A friend and I are coming to Chicago in early July to celebrate a milestone birthday. Looking for a quiet but excellent restaurant with good wine list. Any suggestions?

Catering a lobster bake

by sarawr 1 year ago

In 2009, I made myself an 80th birthday party in Harwich Port, MA. I had a lobster bake which I think was catered by a seafood place named George's. Now I want to repeat the party for my 90th birth...