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Old 01-07-2005, 05:24 PM   #31
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:27 PM   #32
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my small town is off the beaten path too, though we do have some good restaurants! And, a couple new ones opened up within the last month.
Eugene has a lot of local restaurants that are absolutely great some ****, and also some national chains.
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:49 AM   #33
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Gee, hard to pick just one. (Some are from memory, since it’s been awhile). Not all are off the beaten path, but here's some of my favorites:

Le Petite Chateau – French – always ordered the duck

Solley’s & Art's Deli – great deli – (a little high-priced IMO) Everything from a brisket sand to chopped liver

Siam Cabin – Thai Food – great pad-thai noodle, moo shu, sizzling beef or chicken & dumplings, Thai iced coffee

Cheesecake Factory – just about anything

Tony Roma’s - ribs n block of onion rings

Any Falafel stand in Hollywood

TGIF – Stuffed baked potato skins, all the appetizers

Spago – Always ordered the salmon & shared pizza appetizers

Alice’s Restaurant – Malibu (don’t know if it’s still around)

Dar Maghreb – Moroccan – B’stilla (we had several dishes, don’t know the names, but they kept on coming - if you don’t mind sitting on the floor with no utensils)

Shimone (sp?) – Japanese – huge plates of teriyaki combos & sushi

The Red Lobster’s Lobster & the yummy biscuits

Vitello’s – Italian – Pretty fairly priced, liked the linguine n clams, carbonara, any pasta & sauce of choice, calzone
Used to be a favorite hang-out years before the Robert Blake incident. Sadly having read the place turned into a tourist attraction, have to think twice about going back.

The Potsticker in San Francisco -Lemon Chicken & potstickers (of course)

Sure there are many I’m forgetting. There’s so much to pick from in So. California.
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Old 01-08-2005, 12:16 PM   #34
 
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mmm mish, I love the biscuits at Red Lobster too! We have one here, I'm just waiting for an Olive Garden!

another place is about 40 min outside of town called Rosie's . They have the best waffles, and great steaks!
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Old 01-08-2005, 12:18 PM   #35
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i wonder what you can get in alice's restaurant (in malibu)? :D
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Old 01-08-2005, 12:54 PM   #36
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i wonder what you can get in alice's restaurant (in malibu)? :D
I know you know this one BT :D
"You can get anything you want..."

If I recall correctly, there was an Alice's in Malibu on the Pier, everything from seafood to boigas. Any restaurant overlooking Malibu is a treat. There may be one in Westwood (College town), a pretty varied menu including burgers. I'm going back aways, so hope I got it right. Other restaurants I recall on the beach - Moby Dick's - at the end of the Santa Monica Pier - the best lobster - may have been washed away - Moonshadows & the Chart House on PCH - another wonderful romantic dining experience - & surf n turf.

Oh, yes...Olive Garden -another great place. There's a restaurant around called Tiramisu...I don't dare go in, because it is my favorite dessert. So many wonderful eateries.

I recall an ice cream parlor around Hollywood Blvd? called CC Brown's. Fantastic mom n pop operation? with oodles of ice cream combos.

Many years ago, my aunt in NY worked for a company called Restaurant Associates?. She & her staff went to every big opening of every big restaurant (i.e. back then Forum of the Seven Caesars, the Four Seasons, etc.) & got to sample every dish, including a huge dessert cart, before the restaurant opened. Is that a great job or what!!!
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There's a place near me that seats only 36 bodies [not counting the bar]. The specials menu is just a few shy of the regular menu which is just 21 items. Great food, reasonable prices, FANTASTIC service. I love VARNEY'S! And BTW they pack out at dinnertime.
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I spoke of Pizzolanti's before on theis list. Its a small family restaurant outside of Buffalo in Farnham, NY...or is it Irving? Both are equally small towns. One has a water tower, the other has the post office LOL

Pizzolanti's chef is a woman close to her 90's! Real down home atmosphere and a train will run by and rattle everything if you plan your dinner right.

Its for sale too!
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I spoke of Pizzolanti's before on theis list. Its a small family restaurant outside of Buffalo in Farnham, NY...or is it Irving? Both are equally small towns. One has a water tower, the other has the post office LOL

Pizzolanti's chef is a woman close to her 90's! Real down home atmosphere and a train will run by and rattle everything if you plan your dinner right.

Its for sale too!
We used to have a place in Jamestown like that, and I can't for the life of me remember what the name of it was. It's been gone now for almost 15 years. The owners were a little old italian couple, and she did all the cooking. 3 of their grandchildren did the serving and helping out in the kitchen. He was the host, bartender, and cashier. That place, too, only seated about 40 people. I have never had spaghetti so good in my life. And the garlic bread.. omg.. crunchy outside with garlic butter and parmesan cheese mixed in... chewy inside. **drool**
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