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Small Plates

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Favorite Wine Bars/Small Plates in Paris

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by mitchleeny 7 months ago

Just getting a feel for where Parisians who might want a glass or two of nice wine, along with not necessarily a 4-course meal, but a bunch of small plates to share with another, are headed these d...

Is there a difference between appetizers, tapas & small plates?

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by gutreactions 6 months ago

Restaurants and food writers seem mix these terms all the time, but what makes each distinctive? Give examples, please...

Bar Bites @ Duke's Common | Healdsburg - Sonoma County

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Duke's Common opened in February, taking over the space formerly occupied by Scopa. It's a collaboration between Chef Shane McAnelly of The Brass Rabbit (and Chalkboard) and the Team of Duke’s Spir...

Help with trip to Phoenix & Other AZ locales

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by rlcole4346 2 years ago

We are going to Arizona in late Sept/early Oct. We have not been back for years. We will spend time with friends in Apache Junction, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Sedona, & Grand Canyon. We love a...

Pico Restaurant @ Los Alamos General Store

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last week I dropped into Pico Restaurant as one of the few options open on Wednesday night after cutting short my visit to Norman. https://www.chowhound.com/post/norman-restaurant-bar-skyview-motel...

Desserts at Chalkboard | Healdsburg - Sonoma County

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by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

A recent dinner at Chalkboard in Healdsburg was saved by the desserts. The end of our meal was so strikingly better than the many savory dishes we tried, I asked if the kitchen had a designated pas...

The Snug | Pacific Heights - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On the last night of Hanukkah, a friend and I met for a holiday cocktail at newly opened The Snug. We were greeted warmly. Though open less four weeks, the place was already packed at 5:45pm. The n...

Birthday Dinner - Casa Mono, Estela, Contra or USC?

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by RichBinkle 2 years ago

I realize one of these is not at all like the others. I also am aware that very soon I have to book a reservation as they go up and quickly between 31-28 days out (excluding Contra). My girlf...

Best appetizer or small plate you have been eating?

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by minnywild 2 years ago

Looking for menu ideas for some new shared plates to offer and just want some feedback on what everyone has been craving.

Oak - Laguna Beach

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Oak opened in Laguna Beach on August 2. I joined some friends there for a drink on Day 6. The bar was already packed this early in the game, even on a Monday night.

'Boralia' - Pre-Canada's day dinner: Modern approach to Historic, Canadian Heritage Dishes

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by Charles Yu 2 years ago

Owned by a husband and wife team with impressive credentials ( honed skill at kitchens of David Lee, San Francisco Michelin 2* Coi and England's 3* stalwart, Fat Duck, under Heston Blumenthal )...

Cookbook of the Month July 2013 BIG SMALL PLATES: Chapters 1&2

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by greedygirl 6 years ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month for July 2013, which is BIG SMALL PLATES by Cindy Pawlcyn. This is the reporting thread for recipes from Chapters 1 and 2 of the book. They are: Sticks, Pick...

Lisbon & Porto Equivalent of Tapas Bars/Cafes

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by nlight 2 years ago

Hi everyone, My wife and I will be in Lisbon and Porto in late July, and we're hoping the CH community can share some of their favorite places to eat delicious small plates in a casual atmospher...

Seattle Recs for 1st timer

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by Vadapao 2 years ago

We're coming in from the greater NY metro area with a seven year old kid to Seattle (and Portland) for the July 4th week. We'll have about 7-8 meals in town. We're looking for some "must eat" recom...

Ft. Lauderdale Dining Options?

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by punkin712 5 years ago

My husband and I will be in Ft. Lauderdale next weekend (Easter weekend) and are looking for some restaurant suggestions. We'll have a car, so driving isn't an issue and we're staying on Seabreeze...

Overight Layover in Madrid

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by punkin712 2 years ago

My husband and I have an overnight layover in Madrid (6pm - 7am) on our way from the Canary Islands to Rome. We had a similar layover last year, but didn't adequately research dinner options near ...

Binchoyaki Izakaya in Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Anybody tried this new spot yet? I noticed it across the street when I stopped at Osaka-ya this week. It would be great to have Japanese businesses return to the neighborhood. Binchoyaki Izakaya...

Dinner Recommendation Near TD Garden: Need to satisfy two different needs

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by RIfoodie29 2 years ago

I am heading to the Celtics game with my daughter tonight. She is in the mood for a good plate of pasta. I am a small plate creative food junkie. I generally prefer anything instead of Italian f...

San Francisco Bars: Lucky 13 & ABV

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

For last week's final game of the World Series, I joined friends for beer and viewing at the Castro's Lucky 13, a neighborhood bar. Cash only, it's known for its selection of taps. Pliny the Elder ...