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Old 05-24-2012, 09:25 PM   #21
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We tend to stick to our favorite local places and I especially tend to stick to my favorite dish at each one. All are non-chain type places.

I tend to find what I like best and rarely mix it up. (strange huh!)

If I am not driving the family around and can have a few.... I love fine dining at jump at the chance to enjoy it. A limo or designated driver and a truly great meal with freinds or family is one of my greatest pleasures.
We don't buy gifts with/for my in-laws so we can partake in that pleasure at least once or twice a year with them. (No holds barred)
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #22
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Sorry about that. You are right. 4 not 1. My bad. Thanks for the correction. It is not as popular as it once was.
It was a big treat when we went the for a special dinner many (40) years ago. It was THE special occasion restaurant in the city. Jimmy's Harborside was their closest competition and they were right down the street.

The restaurant scene has changed significantly since then. There are many excellent restaurants to choose from for those special occasions or any other time.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:05 PM   #23
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I like to eat at the local restos. We have okay Chinese (but they know us and treat us well), good Greek, excellent Indian, really yummy Italian, as well as a great "smoked meat" place, all not too far away. We often eat in the city with friends.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:42 PM   #24
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My neighborhood is changing rapidly. When I moved into the area some 20+ years ago it was gang-banger ghetto here. But over the last few years the demographics have been changing rapidly with new cafes and bistros popping up at every corner here. These are the places we've been patronizing lately. ....supporting local businesses mostly. Most of these small time chef-owned eclectic eateries all seem to have followings because they all seem very busy from day one of opening up.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:58 AM   #25
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Addie & Andy: Boston´s Anthony´s Pier IV

Thanks so much Addie and Andy. We had fabulous freshly caught lobsters there in the 1980s, and we were in our very early 20s.

The Moors was one of the most stunning oceanside restaurants in Provincetown. I believe one of the owners may had been Portuguese. I recall a shellfish dish from Portugal, is what I had. To die for ... I would believe the property is still in Provincetown, even if new entreprenuers had taken it over. The fireplace and the rustic ambiance was truly phenomenal.

Ciao. Have lovely wkend.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:18 AM   #26
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Gravy Queen: Greece

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Italia has a tremendous amount of enchantment for us. However, Greece is also a profound favorite for us ...

Where to in Greece ...

I shall kick off with Corfu, located only 55km from Bari, Italia Port ... One can take in all the sights from the vantage point of any of the Tavernas on the Liston. Restaurants Aegli and Rex are wonderful spots to sample some of Corfu´s traditional specialties, which are heavily influenced by southeastern Puglia, Italian specialties.

The Corifots have introduced us to their glories of Greek cuisine while we have visited the islands of Corfu ( there are 7 islands ) for a break when we are in Puglia.

Peloponnese: The town of Nafphlion Port of Call is awesome with a stunner harbour and colorful boats, and traditional fishermen´s tabernas and quaint shops. The Odessey Bookshop contains books in English on the local history and geography. The town is packed with uncountable taverns and Tucked Away on a lovely flower filled narrow lane, is Hellas. The carte is the same for everyone and includes divine: domaldes which are stuffed grape leaves, moussaka, and roast lamb. Unforgettable.

Lunch in Lerna, which is a short drive from Nafphlion, is the House of Tiles, dating back 3.000 years and the birthplace of Constantine the Great. The third reason one comes to Lerna, is obvious, to eat ! Skewers of tender marinated lamb, Souvlaki stands filled with street food ... However, this is not just street food. This is one of the tasiest lunches you shall have in Lerna.

Santorini: If you could use only one word to describe Santorini, it would have to be breathtaking. No matter where you go on this island, you can find breathtakingly beautiful scenery and simple wonderful traditional Greek cuisine. Restaurant Tomato, Taverna Alexandria and Selene in Fira, overlooking the sea ... Need I say more ?

Have a wonderful weekend.

*** I could write a book on Greece ... however, these are just a very few of the countless restaurants I have been to in Greece.

Ciao, Have nice wkend.
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I'm too poor to eat out. I am amazed at how much $ people spending eating out. But, I do eat well at home.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:37 PM   #28
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It was a big treat when we went the for a special dinner many (40) years ago. It was THE special occasion restaurant in the city. Jimmy's Harborside was their closest competition and they were right down the street.

The restaurant scene has changed significantly since then. There are many excellent restaurants to choose from for those special occasions or any other time.
Andy, did you know that at Jimmy's Harborside you could get a free whale steak if it was your birthday? I made it a point to stay off the Fish Pier on my birthday.
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I thought whale meat was banned here in the U.S.
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I thought whale meat was banned here in the U.S.
I think it is imported. We no longer allow whale hunting. And this was back in the late 60's. I doubt that the item is still on their menu.
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