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Silly Lily
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:38 pm  Reply with quote
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sorry kids, i had to start it. even if no one will join me in the discussion. dream restaurants, anyone? favorites?
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I love a local Thai place, it's amazing they're still in business, I usually only see two more groups besides us when I'm there.

I love the Yellow Curry with Pork.
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as much as i loved the place, the odds are against me when it comes to ever setting foot in Barcelona for a second time anywhere in the near future. That being said, I will just have to be content to read one of the many many blog posts about people's experience at El Buli (complete with pictures).

http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2006/08/dinner_at_el_bulli.php

do a search for some other entries...the items on the menu are always changing.

As far as places I've been...hmm. Well, I went to Aquavit once when I was just old enough to appreciate it in all its glory...more frequented favorites include:

- Vietnam (Restaurant, not Palace - they're right across the street from each other) - Philadelphia - 11th street between Spring st & Winter st. Best spring rolls I've ever had and the catfish in claypot is amazing.

hmm crap, I'd right more but I have to get ready to eat at Nobu 57! (sorry Lily...this is the one time that you get to be jealous of me instead of the other way around...you don't know how it messes with me when you talk about all the fresh seafood you have access to....I would kill for some good, affordable shellfish right now.

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Silly Lily
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i love thai food. we have more thai restaurants in seattle than any other type of food. i'm not a huge curry fan but yellow curry is my favorite. my sister, however, is obsessed with curry.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:18 pm  Reply with quote
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Spinning Leaf wrote:
as much as i loved the place, the odds are against me when it comes to ever setting foot in Barcelona for a second time anywhere in the near future. That being said, I will just have to be content to read one of the many many blog posts about people's experience at El Buli (complete with pictures).

http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2006/08/dinner_at_el_bulli.php

do a search for some other entries...the items on the menu are always changing.

As far as places I've been...hmm. Well, I went to Aquavit once when I was just old enough to appreciate it in all its glory...more frequented favorites include:

- Vietnam (Restaurant, not Palace - they're right across the street from each other) - Philadelphia - 11th street between Spring st & Winter st. Best spring rolls I've ever had and the catfish in claypot is amazing.

hmm crap, I'd right more but I have to get ready to eat at Nobu 57! (sorry Lily...this is the one time that you get to be jealous of me instead of the other way around...you don't know how it messes with me when you talk about all the fresh seafood you have access to....I would kill for some good, affordable shellfish right now.


asif, come here and i will give you seafood. and i'm going to nishino tomorrow so my jealousy won't me me too crazy. but you better be ready to tell me all about what you had and how it was down to the last degree.

as may be obvious, i'm obsessed with restaurants. i really want to take myself to lunch at le bec fin when i'm in philadelphia (it's arguably the best french resaturant in the country) but it's between that and the new jeans i desperately need. and just you watch, i'll pick the food and wear skirts in the cold.

there are a billion restaurants i want to go to in the world and kills me. everytime i go to new york i'm upset that it took me so much money to get there that i can't afford the restaurants i want to go to. but i'm also weird in that i take a great deal of pleasure just from hearing what other people have eaten. i can imagine how the flavors taste together and while it's not quite as good as actually experiencing them, it's what i've got for now. this is why i spend my days perusing menus online.
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also, other girls pick out their wedding dresses but i pick out which chef i'd want to do my wedding dinner. maybe we need a chef thread too...
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Silly Lily wrote:
i'm not a huge curry fan but yellow curry is my favorite.


Yeah, this was the first year I didn't get it for my birthday dinner.

Now I wish I had though, we went to an italian place which was pretty nice, but not what I wanted really.(I thought it would be closer to the city than it actually was.)

That's okay though, I know now.
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mm i could totally go for some thai curry right now. i've been talking about making christmas cookies all night and now i really want some of that too.

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i like cookies. lots of cookies.
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jeez, am i high??
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me too. we ordered chinese food and my fortune cookie told me, pretty much, that i'm a waste of time. so i'm kind of angry at that particular cookie. in general, though, i <3 them.

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i'm gonna make fortune cookies sometime. when i do, i'll make a thread for fortune ideas. "today you will be stabbed." is a given.

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My favorite restaurant of all time is Polska, the Polish restaurant in Greenpoint I mentioned in another thread. We drive all the way to Brooklyn just for dinner sometimes.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:37 pm  Reply with quote
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kevin wrote:
i'm gonna make fortune cookies sometime. when i do, i'll make a thread for fortune ideas. "today you will be stabbed." is a given.


i'm still mad my fortune was "No man will work for you interests unless they are his." Only slightly funnier than my first cookie, which was "The squeaky wheel gets the grease" which, I feel, is like the Silence of the Lambs fortune.

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Silly Lily wrote:
asif, come here and i will give you seafood... but you better be ready to tell me all about what you had and how it was down to the last degree.


You know, some day, I may take you up on that. I went to Seattle once with my family, long ago. I'd like to visit with money in my pocket and a guide to the best places in town. It's a deal. Seattle Culinary Tour 2007.

I'm just about to drift off to sleep as the memories of my meal at Nobu 57 continue to linger on the brain and tongue alike...that being said, I'll save the descriptions/details for the morning. for now, here's a list of what we had...the restaurant serves family style so all this stuff was split between my 2 siblings and parents.

(in order of appearance)

2 tartars with caviar & scallion - one salmon, one toro
sashimi salad with matsuhisa dressing
Whitefish tiradito
Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno
rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce
black cod with miso
beef toban yaki
chocolate bento box
Suntory Whisky Iced Capuccino
Milk Chocolate Yuzu cake

more on this when im awake. goodnight.

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I haven't eaten anything today and that menu is making me salivate.

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kevin wrote:
i'm gonna make fortune cookies sometime. when i do, i'll make a thread for fortune ideas. "today you will be stabbed." is a given.


Also:

"That umbrella can't save you from monkey cancer. You're going to die."
"85% of all husbands cheat on their wives."
"You don't suck at all."
"At some point in your future, you will be tied down and murdered by an old man in a hat."
"Al t3h typoz in this forchune cookei rly gives it flayvor. Zestie."
"Your class participation is less than satisfactory. We're glad you're dead."
"Choose your own fortune:
a) Take the first long hard step towards overcoming your problem
b) Escape your problems by jumping out the window.
c) Order the vegetable ragout.

You chose...c. I can't believe you chose that!"
"Remember: they're YOUR Cocoa puffs."
"Today you will discover that it actually is a crime to love your job."

Any others, people?
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And now, for an on-topic post.

I'll probably attract a lot of criticism for this from all you food connoisseurs, but...

one of my favorite places to eat is Olive Garden.

I also really like Carrabba's, Macaroni Grill, Outback Steakhouse, and Perkins.
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Ah, Perkins... it's okay, sometimes i get in moods where i really want to go to Denny's, which is pretty awful.

One of the things I want to accomplish in my life is to open a sandwich joint/bar called "The Usual Place" and serve REALLY REALLY good sandwiched (because I LOVE SANDWICHES) with names like "The Usual", "What I Had Last Time" and "The Same Thing Again".
See? every time you go, you would feel like a regular. event he first time you go, you would feel radically cool.
Sandwiches all the time, really comfy booths, a long long bar with great stools, beautiful lighting, pretty menus and a tantalizing beer and wine list. It would be glorious.

So be on the lookout in about ten years.

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and p.s. if you steal my great idea i will come find you and cry a lot, but then i will ask to try one of your sandwiches. but i will be really sad about it, so please don't take it before i can make it!

"usual place" idea is copyright me, kat.

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open one in chicago. i sooo wanna go.

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asif, your text message made me so happy/jealous! my thoughts when i'm not cooking dinner.
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i called my mom to ask where she's taking me to dinner toinght when i get in town, and suggested my faaaavorite restaurant ever, and then she told me that they went there for dinner LAST NIGHT WITHOUT ME so it's not gonna happen. boooo.

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awww, that's sad! what kind of food is it?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:53 pm  Reply with quote
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it's this thai place. they used to be in chicago and way far away, but then they opened a branch 2 blocks from my house so they go there all the time without me. those jerks.

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how sad! my family has strict instructions not to go out to dinner without me. they know better. dinner is my thing, they can take my sister to movies.

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hehe well i'm sure it's easier for you to go out to dinner with your family, as you all live in the same state. being in new york while my family's in chicago = not so easy.

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well, yeah. but it's also more expensive for me since i have to pay part.

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I love this restaurant called Fujiyama.
It's a Sushi and Hibachi place. I do not eat sushi. They serve Cucumber Rolls and Sweet Potato Rolls which is what I usually get. Sometimes the Tofu Age.
Which is near impossible to eat with chopsticks.
I also LOVE LOVE LOVE Noodles and Co.
Oh my word I love that place.


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Mmmm...Olives.
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Jameson wrote:
I love this restaurant called Fujiyama.
It's a Sushi and Hibachi place.


I have a place like that with the same name...but I doubt it's the same people running it. I've never been there but almost went there last weekend. They just opened.

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