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  1. I'm assuming that the pain of last year's playoffs is the reason why this thread has gone dark, but I'm also interested in folks' thoughts about this year's team... Of course, "this year's team" is essentially the same as last year's team, but the results thus far have been pretty different. At this relatively early point in the season, I'm inclined to be perfectly satisfied - after all, being the winningest team in hockey last year did bupkis for us - but I know some people who are already worried. I'm concerned about the power play (lack of) production, but otherwise still thinking th
  2. I don't remember any of the restaurants, but we had a great time doing two of these food tours: http://www.eatingamsterdamtours.com/ We just really didn't know anything about the Amsterdam food scene, so it was a great way to taste a little of everything. There are a lot of diverse (and delicious!) food cultures representing in Amsterdam, so we were pleasantly surprised (and stuffed).
  3. Any notable places in Dewey that are also dog-friendly? We will be going in a few weeks, and on the day we arrive, we will have the pup in the car but can't get into our rental until 3 pm. Would be nice to have a leisurely lunch somewhere close to Dewey town hall (where I have to get the doggie's beach license).
  4. So, I'm trying to get into Nats baseball (the Braves have just made too many bad decisions, and it's clear that they don't value their in-town fans, let alone those of us who reside elsewhere), but I am just NOT a fan of the TV broadcasting crew. I feel like half the time they aren't even talking baseball. Am I just spoiled after years of award-winning Atlanta folks? Or is there something that might help me appreciate them more? Hopefully this Benedict Arnold feeling will subside eventually...
  5. Funny - the reasons Bi-Rite's salted caramel is not your favorite are the reasons why it IS mine! I usually get two scoops, one of salted caramel and one of roasted banana (they go so well together). Glad you got to try it - I think, in the 8 years my sister has lived in SF, there has only been one visit when we did not go get ice cream at Bi-Rite. Though, I have also come to love Three Twins (favorite flavor: lemon cookie) and Humphrey Slocomb (favorite flavor: After School Special).
  6. I asked my sister (who has lived in SF for a long time now), and she said... Re: Chinese, if you want dim sum, go for Yank Sing or Hong Kong Lounge II. If not, either Koi Palace (a bit outside the city) or Z&Y. Re: burritos, Taqueria Cancun in the Mission is our favorite. Re: breakfast, she recommends St. Francis Soda Fountain, and she said that Plow was definitely healthier fare but well-regarded. She really loves Blue Bottle coffee, but frankly, I think just about any smaller/local place in SF is going to be great. She is not a fan of either place you mentioned for grea
  7. Thinking about maybe trying this place for date night tonight. Does anyone recall if they have desserts on the menu (wasn't able to tell from the website)? Just want to know whether to stick around or go someplace nearby, if my sweet tooth shows up.
  8. Grilled chicken thighs in a marinade of chives, tarragon, sage (all herbs from the garden), olive oil, mustard, garlic, and some preserved lemons that I made a few weeks ago. Turned out awesome. Served with a cold lentil, beet, cucumber, and goat cheese salad. Nice and light!
  9. Doesn't look like we've split the thread yet, so... Hubby (and doggie) and I walked to P&P on Friday afternoon to grab lunch. We were thrilled to see and catch up with Jeff F. - it had been a long time. The place was doing a very steady business - seemed like more people were going in for coffee/pastry than for sandwiches, but it was on the earlier side. We got the fried chicken sandwich and the falafel sandwich, both of which were $9. If I had to choose a favorite, the falafel would win by a nose - it was really fresh and tasty, and I thought it was huge for the price. The c
  10. Roasted chicken, rosemary roasted tomatoes, and cheesy grits. Yum. Roasted a second chicken for meals for the remainder of the week. There's something very satisfying about doing it myself rather than buying a (smaller and drier) rotisserie bird from the supermarket.
  11. Took the family to DGS for brunch while they were in town - the Benedictburg is still my favorite thing on the menu, and the chopped liver and matzoh ball soup continue to impress my parents. My mother requests a trip here every time she visits. Great service as well.
  12. I always forget your tip about the Dining Guide - thanks for reminding me. I have also noticed the thing about the Invision search and the restaurant showing up at the bottom of the list. However, this time when I searched "Red Hen," it came back with zero results. Weird. saxdrop, we love the bar at Red Hen as well. Maybe we'll see you there sometime!
  13. For his last meal in DC, my chefly brother-in-law suggested Daikaya or Thip Khao; however, I was working from home in SE and couldn't take enough time off for lunch that far away. So, I suggested that we check out Maketto - shockingly, it was my first time there as well. I think the clothing store and the laid-back, order-at-the-counter lunch vibe confused my guests a bit at first, but they wound up loving everything, and so did I. We sat out in the courtyard and let the kiddo run around, and we ordered a bunch of stuff: the pork and leek bao (the former was the winner), the Cambodian pork
  14. What happened to the other (previously existing) Red Hen thread? When I search the forum, the site tells me there is nothing. Don, any ideas?
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