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View Poll Results: What kind of restaurants do you like to eat at?
American - hamburgers, chicken fried steak, etc. 6 13.95%
Asian - sushi, bulgogi, chow mein, egg rolls, etc. 17 39.53%
Mexican - chile rellenos, tacos, burritos, etc. 11 25.58%
Italian - shrimp diavolo, lasagna, wine, 14 32.56%
Buffets - everything under the sun!! 7 16.28%
Other - Your choice!! 11 25.58%
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Old 07-03-2005, 04:10 PM   #1
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What type of restaurant do you like to eat at?

When I eat out my favorite restaurants to go to are either Asian or Mexican. My favorite restaurant is WooChon in Reno, NV which is a Korean restaurant. Locally, my favorite eatery is Los Dos Hermanos in Sierraville, CA. Where do you like to eat out?


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Old 07-03-2005, 04:57 PM   #2
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I like local Scottish cuisine, which is very influenced by French style cooking. I also like French cooking,the 'home' of cuisine!

I like to eat at restaurants like The Witchery and Mr Duck



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Old 07-03-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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I tried to limit myself to two answers but honestly all of these options are great for me. And getting a little more in depth:

Asian: Noodle houses, Thai (mmm... spice) and Sushi are probably my favorites followed by stuff like korean bbq's and of course indian food if it counts as asian.

Mexican: My favorite of course is 100% pure authentic be it northern (burritos, beans, antojitos, ceviche) or suthern (mole, tamales, chiles rellenos) but I like other varieties too: The "taco bell" style (nothing in comon with mexican but still really good), tex mex (lots of dry spice and sweeter tomato based sauces) and the downright inventive (those wrap places for instance).
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Old 07-03-2005, 05:51 PM   #4
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anywhere italian. and steakhouses !
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Old 07-03-2005, 06:09 PM   #5
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I agree with Lugaru. I would have to pick all of these options. I tend to stay away from chain restaurants as much as I can though. That is not to say that I don't go to some, but most of them I find sub par. I can't stand chains like Olive Garden (worst Italian food I have ever had) and TGI Fridays. I would much rather a family run place or something like that.
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Old 07-03-2005, 06:48 PM   #6
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Steakhouses, bar and grills.

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Old 07-03-2005, 06:57 PM   #7
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I love Thai and Italian!

Agree with GB that most chains are only a step above fast food, but there are exceptions. A southern one would be Semolina's ... Biaggi's in my mom's hometown and other locations ... and Bravo with locations east of the Rockies..



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Old 07-03-2005, 07:10 PM   #8
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I like to eat out at restaurants that are ethnic specific with as little or no fusion as possible. The reason being is that because my strength is in fusion cooking, I can get overly critical about fusion restaurants and don't enjoy my meals a lot of the times. I'd rather have just straightforward Thai, Italian, Mexican, Greek, Vietnamese, etc.

There are some exceptions though of course. If the Chef is well known, then fusion or not, if I'm in that city, I'd want to try it.
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Old 07-03-2005, 08:39 PM   #9
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i like upscale restaurants and trendy new restaurants. i favor white linens and polite waitstaff.
2nd to those are sushi places.
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:44 PM   #10
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It really just depends on what we are in the mood for. I love Thai food, but my husband is pretty impartial to it so we never go out for Thai. We can't really afford to go out, so when we do, it's a big deal. I love going out to eat!

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