Small Plates

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1730 Wine Bar Mount Vernon (Where Green Apples was)

by jcmods 4 months ago

Since I live literally down the street from the place, I grew accustomed to a sign on the building that housed the defunct Green Apples that said, "Coming Soon." (It has said that for the past 7 ye...

Izakaya Rintaro July Fundraising for Old Skool Cafe - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"For the month of July we will be donating ALL proceeds from the Chrysanthemum Liberty Duck Salad to @oldskoolcafe. Headquartered in Bayview/Hunter’s Point, Old Skool Cafe is a youth-run, jazz-them...

Wicked Chopstix

by equinoise 9 months ago

I am always on the lookout for a certain kind of Vietnamese place, one that charters a mid-point between the fancier-long-menu-and-buzz sort (e.g. Tamarind Tree in its prime) and the bare-bones-but...

Maria, New Rochelle, serves up titillating tastes...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

There has been a great deal of restaurant activity in New Rochelle coinciding with all the development around the city. Maria on Huguenot St. has been a standout newcomer. Brothers Peter and Giovan...

Has anyone used Our Place cookware?

by boran 1 year ago

I am thinking of buying from this brand OurPlace. The cookware and dinnerware look really nice. Wondering if anyone tried and has good experiences with this brand: https://fromourplace.com/products...

Leichi Japanese Cuisine | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Leichi opened a few months ago, taking over Hoshi's spot. The neon sign for Hoshi is still up. Inside, the interior is now sleeker and more modern and urban in feeling than Hoshi, and the cooking i...

Restaurants for Enthusiasts

by lisagee 1 year ago

Hi All. We are five who love to dine out. 20, 30 and 50 something’s in Paris for 8 days. We will be staying by Luxembourg gardens. We are looking for chefs who are doing interesting and delicio...

Dim Sum at Dragon Beaux in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Dragon Beaux opened its doors nearly five years ago. https://www.chowhound.com/post/dragon-beaux-opens-san-francisco-1006349?commentId=9477490 While it has stumbled occasionally . . . coinciding wi...

Favorite Wine Bars/Small Plates in Paris

by mitchleeny 2 years 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?

by gutreactions 2 years 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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years 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

by rlcole4346 4 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 3 years 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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 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 4 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?

by RichBinkle 4 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?

by minnywild 4 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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 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

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 4 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 )...