Restaurant Intel

Why Deleting Your Food Delivery App Could Help Save Restaurants

The food delivery category has become a true juggernaut, thanks large in part to an explosion of delivery apps and remote ordering platforms. Digital food delivery is projected to grow into a staggering...


by JayDK 7 days ago

Tiny little place now with live jazz. From their website: Calluna is a casual European American restaurant in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood with a scratch kitchen and a cozy vibe. We love wha...


Outdoor seating, Durham/Chapel Hill?

by LulusMom 2 days ago

We're still not comfortable eating inside, and are looking for options with outdoor seating in Durham and Chapel Hill/Carrboro. Any suggestions? Things I know of: Vin Rouge, Venable Bistro, Akai...


Andalusia and a bit of Madrid. Long and convoluted trip report.

by dostrovs 4 days ago

This is the summary of a very productive trip to Andalusia along with a short stay in Madrid in September 2021. I am very grateful to the resources from this website. Special thanks to Maribel fo...

First Time Trip to Piedmont

by letahaa 11 days ago

My husband and I will be visiting Piedmont for the first time in October 2021. I have done a lot of research on these boards, and have come up with a proposed plan but would love to hear thoughts f...

Surprisingly good quality Dim Sum at 'DESTINY'.......( of Bubble Tea fame ), Hwy#7 & E. Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill.

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by Charles Yu 5 days ago

Today's periodic family luncheon gathering involved something quite out-of-the-ordinary! For once, my kids actually took this self- proclaimed ' Canto-phile ' foodie elder for a Cantonese Dim Sum l...

Restaurants from Anna Maria Island down to Osprey

by twodales2 6 months ago

What's good in the Sarasota area these days? From divey to fancy...as long as the food is good we are in. Share away.

Best of Skagit County?

by kaleokahu 4 months ago

I've never been far away (for long), and visited regularly, but I'm back in my old stomping grounds--maybe for good. Now I'd like to become really familiar with what other Hounds think are the cul...

La Caviste

by JayDK 13 days ago

My thoughts about "French" bars and bistros is that, Sure, when in Quebec. Or France. But what the heck does Seattle know about French bars? (Well my favorite is Le Tastevin so I'm biased.) OK w...

Pandemic price increases: real or contrived?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

It is getting ridiculous out there! Go market shopping and you will find meat prices going north; cherries ranging from $2.99 to a whopping $14.99; artichokes, 2 for $3.99 to 1 for $4; rhubarb from...

Local Tide

by JayDK 29 days ago

I've never had salmon prepared this way. Looks raw. It's not. It's delicious. Had their sandwich and she had the salad. Both were excellent.

Recommendations for Roast Chicken in Paris

by TD_Toni 1 month ago

I will be arriving in Paris on September 1 with a friend in tow for her first time and among other things, I want to her to experience how amazing Chicken in France is, compared to here in the US. ...

When the Wall Falls?

by kaleokahu 2 months ago

USA citizen but BC fan here (equidistant from Van and Seattle). I'm REALLY looking forward to coming north as soon as the border reopens for vaxed travellers. So, I'm interested in recommendati...

"ALO" – A superlative meal to complement a very special occasion!

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by Charles Yu 15 days ago

Ever since ALO first opened its door to the delight of the culinary world, awards and accolades from authoritative members of the restaurant critic community had been flooding in. Riding the back o...

SF Lunch Sushi Recommendation needed

by arturchik 20 days ago

I am looking for a sushi recommendation, but something that is open for lunch. After extensive search, doesn't appear that there are decent options. I am hoping the community can help me. Thank you

"Flying Fish Japanese Restaurant" - Better than normal Sushi at an attractive price point!

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by Charles Yu 25 days ago

This relatively new sushi joint located on the Highway # 7 strip, dominated by Chinese restaurant offers unexpectedly good sushi featuring better than normal Neta ( Madai, Maguro, Hotate, Sawara, I...

Rosti potatoes? Where?

by gavspen 28 days ago

One of the unfortunate victims of the pandemic shut down was a place in mid-town west called Mont Blanc, a Swiss joint which served up...to my way of thinking, anyway...the best rosti potatoes arou...

Ernie's Wine Bar, Bronxville, starts Book Club...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

I enjoy stopping in at Ernie's Wine Bar in Bronxville. It is a good place to unwind, savor a good wine, indulge in a signature dish. Among the different events held at this clubby space, just found...

Outdoor dining rec for party of 10 in PDX Oct. 3?

by Reuel 1 month ago

Looking for a safe dining destination in PDX for 10 out of towners on Sunday Oct. 3. We're in PDX for my son's wedding on the 2nd and my wife's family wants to get a low key meal the next night. P...

Restos adding credit card processing fees to your bill...

by gutreactions 4 months ago

I have noticed it more and more. Restaurants are posting up to a 3% processing fee to your final bill. I guess its an effort to defray some of the loss eateries incur to credit card companies. They...

New in New York

by PenelopeWitherspoon 2 months ago

Thought I might liven this place up a bit. Lots of new restaurants opening up in New York City at the moment, and some of them are absolutely outstanding. Have been trying to hit them up as much ...