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Manhattan Hound look for quintessential San Francisco recs, solo

by Diner on 8th 14 years ago

Visiting San Jose for a business trip, and found loads of suggestions on this board. Thanks! After San Jose, I will have 24 hours by myself in San Francisco, will be staying near Union Sq, no car...

Quintessential Jean Talon market dish

by Nyleve 15 years ago

Please forgive me for this extremely vague question. If you were to choose one dish - anything - that best expresses the essence of the Jean Talon market, what would it be? You can use any/all ingr...

Help! Quintessential Boston lunch

by snork maiden 15 years ago

Hounds, I have a friend in town for one day from Israel, what is a good place to go get a "Boston" lunch in the Downtown area? I got suggestions of Legal Seafood by the Aquarium, and I was also con...

TEN quintessential NYC dining/eating experiences

by mark grossman 15 years ago

have been trying to come up with a list for out of towners. my list so far (in no particular order)-- Carnegie Deli Grand Central Oyster Bar Peter Lugar's Wo Hop in Chinatown Shun Lee Palace upto...

Seeking quintessential Toronto food experience

by meslgh 15 years ago

Hi, I’m looking for some last-minute chowhound advice for a trip to Toronto and Algonquin Park. We love all kinds of ethnic foods (Italian, various Asian, Ethiopian, etc) and enjoy both little auth...

Out-of-Towner Seeks Quintessential LA Place for LA GF

by dk 15 years ago

I don't know LA and am bringing my LA native GF to town. Price no object, where MUST I bring her for her to feel that she's being treated the way she deserves in her hometown? All cuisines are an...

Quintessential B'More on Sunday or Monday?

by Marty L. 15 years ago

My sister and brother-in-law will be in Baltimore over the next couple of days, and I was hoping to give them a couple of suggestions on where to eat, and perhaps find a place to join them for dinn...

Quintessential all-day breakfast spot bet. Peoria - Chicago

by Peter 15 years ago

At the end of this month I will be taking a driving trip from downtown Chicago to the Peoria/Canton area and back. I am looking for a restaurant/diner recommendation for the return trip. Closer t...

Power Dinner at a Quintessential NYC Restaurant

by Petro 15 years ago

Fellow hounds, I've been given the good fortune of setting up a business dinner for tomorrow night with an out-of-country client. Expense is not an issue. We are looking for a "big-name" place...

Jeremiah Tower's California Dish (long)->"quintessential" SF restaurants

by Windy 16 years ago

I breezed through this gossipy food memoir last week, laughing, drooling, and forced to reconsider Alice Waters' iconic status. If you didn't live here in the 80s and early 90s, Tower was head c...

Quintessential LA Eats

by TC 16 years ago

Hi Everyone, I'm heading out to LA this weekend, and would like some ideas some great places to eat in the area. Thanks in advance. T

Quintessential NY Christmas Dinner for a group

by Joe Malvagna 16 years ago

Can anyone recommend a place for a large group (12 or so) visiting from the UK during Christmas week for a "typical" NY dining experience? It should be moderately priced and accessible to Radio Cit...

Ideas for BIG group, quintessential NYC, 3 nights....

by Rachel 16 years ago

Hi, chowhounds. Please list your top suggestions, here are the criteria: 1. room for 19, ideally one big table or private room 2. Great NYC place in every way 3. ideally not too pricey (ha ha...

Quintessential Montreal Fare? San Francisco hound wants to know!

by marzipan 16 years ago

I’m spending three nights in Montreal in mid-July and am looking for suggestions on Montreal must-eats. Bagels? French Canadian cuisine? Proof that Montreal does indeed deserve the distinction of ...

Toronto quintessential restaurants?

by homechef 17 years ago

Greetings fair chowhounds We will be in Toronto next week for three nights and would love local recs for restaurants. I have perused those reviewed on this page but don't get much of a consensus...

Quintessential Hot Dog?

by The Rogue 17 years ago

What do you consider the quintessential hot dog? Where did you experience it and what do you associate with it? Is it one of the All American foods like Apple Pie, Popcorn, etc.? Do you call it a F...

Suggestions Needed for Quintessential NYC Cafe

by David De Silva 17 years ago

I plan on coming from Philly to see the Gauguin exhibition (one of my favorite artists) at the Metropolitan with my wife either later this summer or sometime in the Fall. Of course, I plan on havin...

Quintessential Chicago Restaurants

by Sadler 17 years ago

I am coming to Chicago for a long weekend in July with some of my buddies. Since this is our first time in the Windy City, we want to hit the food joints that best define the city (Pat's King of St...

Quintessential LA?

by Tom P 18 years ago

I have a good friend coming to LA with his wife for a very quick visit. I get to take them out to dinner just one night. While there is no shortage of restaurants I love, I have a list a mile long...

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