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Re: Good food.
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2008, 12:56:09 am »
In generally eat locally I do eat at chain but I do not think much of them.
The Portland Oregon area bills it self as a foodie town. My favorite haunts

Chinese: Jin Wah or Star Ferry for Dim Sum.
PHO :(Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup) Pho Hung.
BBQ: Reo's Ribs.
Novo-Peruvian: Andia
Greek: Alexis
Indian: India House
Mexican: La Forgeta, Super Mex in Hillsboro or any Taco Truck.
The of course Kells Irish Pub.
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Re: Good food.
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2008, 03:11:28 am »
1.  The Olive Garden -- For Italian, it's SOOOOOOO good.  I've only eaten there twice, but it was worth it.  I get hungry just thinkin' about it.  ...mmmm...

Gotta say, Macaroni Grill is even better than Olive Garden. A LOT better. I don't know if they're only an east-coast thing, though.

No no. We have plenty of them over here on the west coast. :)

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Re: Good food.
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2008, 09:15:27 am »
OMG Legal Seafood. :D

And I love Japanese steak houses.
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Re: Good food.
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2008, 03:15:27 pm »
I'm with Acton, I eat at local places whenever I can.

Greek:  South Central II
Mexican (the only ethnic food Denver does well IMO):  La Fogata
American:  Denver Diner (old school diner grub ;))
Chinese: Twin Dragon
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Re: Good food.
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2008, 04:12:04 pm »
Yay, just found out theres a Macaroni Grill in Seattle, I'll have to try it someday.  :)

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Re: Good food.
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2008, 04:25:17 pm »
Twin Dragon! Mongolian barbecue!

I can't believe I still remember some of that commercial, haven't seen once since I moved >_> Good food there though.

Sevy likes sushi, so he'll probably drag me out to try some one day :)
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Re: Good food.
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2008, 10:25:06 am »
Our local Macaroni Grill is only so-so.  My closest Olive Garden is pretty good, but the one nearest my office (of the moment) is really good... especially for the price.

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Re: Good food.
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2008, 11:20:10 am »
I actually hate Olive Garden, haha. I try to avoid huge chain restaurants when I can, and Olive Garden, well, let's just say it's not the best Italian food.  :P I actually am a little dumbstruck when I go to NYC and see soooo many people hitting up the big Olive Garden in the middle of Times Square when there's so many -authentic- Italian restaurants to be found in the city!

(of course that's not to say that ALL chain restaurants are bad; there are a few smaller-scale chains like Aladdin's here in OH or pinkberry that I really, really dig.)

My favorite type of food, though, hands down, is Indian. We have a semi-local place, called The Saffron Patch, that serves incredible Indian food. Seriously, when I was rehearsing the play I was doing in January, in our two hour dinner break between afternoon and evening rehearsals one night, a couple friends and I made a pilgrimage to go get takeout from there - a pretty impressive feat considering the place is like 45 minutes away! But it was soooooo beyond worth it. Oh man, now I've got the most intense craving for their food...

I'm also a huge fan of Middle-eastern (Lebanese in particular) and Greek foods! Baba ghanooj and shishtawouks... mmm. Garlicky and delicious. If you're in the Northeast Ohio/Cleveland area, I simply must recommend Aladdin's, Taza, Pasha, and The Mad Greek.

Of course I'm also really big on sushi and Japanese food in general; had some amazing sushi down in Atlanta at FWA at a place called Ru-San's. Though there's nothing like eating Japanese food in Japan, haha.

I'm also kind of in love with frozen yogurt chains Pinkberry and Yolato (pretty sure Yolato is NYC only though, currently). And gelato places. And Jeni's ice cream down in Columbus. SO good.

Food I'm generally pretty 'meh' on include standard american fare (not a burger person), Mexican, Chinese (other than Stir Crazy (which is more standard 'asian') and dim sum - especially americanized chinese, as it's often way too greasy. Love Thai food though.), and standard american-Italian food. Unless it's a good caprese salad. Holy wow yum.

Sorry for the long post, I'm secretly a miniature foodie - I say miniature because I cannot cook for the life of me! Haha. ;)

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Re: Good food.
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2008, 12:32:02 pm »
Well, let me explain the Olive Garden thing...  It's fantastic for lunch.  I don't go there for a dinner entree.

I get the soup/salad/breadsticks combo.  It's a good, balanced combination of foods, it's nice and fresh when I get there (early lunch hour), and has a good mix of hot/cold, and crisp/unctuous.  And I'm out the door for $6.36... which is pretty economical around here.
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Re: Good food.
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2008, 07:56:01 pm »
I actually hate Olive Garden, haha. I try to avoid huge chain restaurants when I can, and Olive Garden, well, let's just say it's not the best Italian food.  :P I actually am a little dumbstruck when I go to NYC and see soooo many people hitting up the big Olive Garden in the middle of Times Square when there's so many -authentic- Italian restaurants to be found in the city!

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Re: Good food.
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2008, 11:44:21 pm »
I don't go out to hardly any places, so I can't really suggest anything good in the Waukesha, WI area. BUT......for those that like ice cream and dessert, there's two good places: Mack's, which is just down the street from where I live, and Murf's Frozen Custard, which is on the south side of Waukesha. Mmmm Mmmm good. :)
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Re: Good food.
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2008, 12:16:54 am »
For Ice Cream you should try Cold Stone Creamery if there's one out where you're at. They're incredible. Only problem is the ice cream mutates when they make it. They start out with a glob the size of a golf ball, but suddenly they serve it to you and it's like a bowling ball sized serving. :p
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Re: Good food.
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2008, 12:45:51 am »
I like asian, indian, mexican, italian. What I don't like is most fast food, with the exception of fried chicken places.
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Re: Good food.
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2008, 09:31:22 pm »
hmm far as restuaunts go give me a good  subshop, not subway though *bleh* :P over a place like olive garden anyday.
 
When it comes to thing i just love eating...Crab meat right from the can, oh yea good eats lol. And i dont know if anyone is familar with em but burger cookies, a big gloob of choclate on a cookie hmm really bad for ya but of so good.
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Re: Good food.
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2008, 09:45:43 pm »
As far as our dining out;
Ruby Tuesday-best veggier burger EVER
Subway
taco bell
El Rancho mexican
Cici pizza

its not that easy for a vegitarian to dine out when theres eggs hidden everywhere.

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Re: Good food.
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2008, 04:49:24 am »
Great places for Breakfast:
Walker Bros. Original Pancake House Glenview, Illinois
World Famous San Diego, Califorina (also supposed to have great seafood but I have never eaten dinner there (dinner isn’t cheep))

Lunch or Dinner:
Michelbobs in Naples, Florida (Best baby back ribs I have ever had)
Bucca de Beppos (yes it’s a chain but they have some great Italian food)
Casa Guadalajara: Old Town San Diego, California (Best Mexican food I have ever had)
Hackney's Glenview, Illinois (They have great burgers/ and sandwiches here)
Monsoon Express San Diego, California (great little place for Indian take out)
Steak & Shake (yes another chain but they have great American food and some of the best milk shakes & malts)
Luna Grill San Diego, California (Best Gyros I’ve had so far and they have a lot of other great Greek food)
I really can’t name any Chinese restaurant I like more than another but I love Chinese food.
Sushi Huku San Marcos, California (great little Japanese restaurant my sense took us to)

For Ice Cream you should try Cold Stone Creamery if there's one out where you're at. They're incredible. Only problem is the ice cream mutates when they make it. They start out with a glob the size of a golf ball, but suddenly they serve it to you and it's like a bowling ball sized serving. :p
I have to agree 100%, although if you want something healthier for dessert Golden Spoon makes some great frozen yogurt.

I could probably name some more but these are just the best ones I could think of right now.

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Re: Good food.
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2008, 07:20:38 am »
Here's some types off food that I like

Somalian food (Like a cross between really good Indian food and Ethiopian food)
Thai
Korean
Jamaican
Salvadorean/Central American
Italian food (not really ethnic for me, though)

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Re: Good food.
« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2008, 09:31:01 pm »
I absolutely love Jamaican food! Jamaican Kitchens in Wisconsin Rapids is my favorite restaurant. For me, so much of the food reminds me of dishes my mom would make. It is truly comfort food.
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Re: Good food.
« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2008, 10:00:52 pm »
Food is such an amazing art form.  You don't need to go to some crazy expensive restaurant to find some amazing food.  My preference is to look for the small, non-chain or at least regional places.  Of course, it can sometimes be like playing games of chance, however sometimes you get lucky.

However, one chain has always been one of my favorites.  IHOP, International House of Pancakes.  They always seemed to actually care about the quality of the food and your experience there.  I've never had a bad experience at one.  And, I don't say that because my father used to date a waitress there and we used to have a rare IHOP bath mat. :)

In general, I now look for, in no particular order; Jamaican, Italian, Mexican, German, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai or Indian.

I love food and I love to try new things, so I don't mind hunting sometimes.

Don't get me wrong, I do love a good burger, rib or pizza too. :)

Some of my favorite places no longer exist: Wasnee's BBQ, McHenry's, both in Chico California, were good places that have gone by the way.

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Re: Good food.
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2008, 10:05:54 am »
Holy moly, I completely forgot about Macaroni Grill.  I went there once, and it was THE best Italian... sadly, I live in a fairly small town, so we don´t have it.  Aww...

...I suppose I could travel for an hour and a half to eat there, but I´d rather just stay here and eat my own spaghetti.  :D

Yeah, the Macaroni Grill is great.  The bread, and their seafood pasta... purr.  Just wish they'd take the clams out of the shells before putting them in, I get sick of digging shells out of my noodles.

Oh, and speaking of seafood.  McCormick and Schmidt, anyone?  They're a bit pricey, unfortunately, but definitely worth it for special occasions.  They have some of the best broiled salmon you'll ever have anywhere.  It literally falls apart on your tongue, no chewing required... yum!