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Where Did I Dine? A Photograph-Based Guessing Game

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I suspect this will be an easy one...

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The plate and spoon look wrong, but I'll take a wild stab and say Fiola, because the last time I was there edible flowers were showing up a lot.

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cant be rogue unless i missed something....we dont allow for pictures....lol....

Doh, how could we forget about that, after all of the contract silliness when you opened, lol.

I do think you should change your rules for DR members so you can be a part of our game. ;)

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It looks like the sugar on snow from America eats (with additional flowers). since that is closed I am guessing minibar. or I could be way off...

winner!

Sorry for the delay, but it is indeed the Sugar on Snow from Andres' America Eats. The server pours maple syrup over shaved ice, forming patches of chewy maple candy.

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It looks like the sugar on snow from America eats (with additional flowers). since that is closed I am guessing minibar. or I could be way off...

*Very* impressive, ALB.

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Thanks Don! I don't get out too much but I happened to eat there with a Vermonter some time ago. That dessert is definitely unique.

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Doh, how could we forget about that, after all of the contract silliness when you opened, lol.

I do think you should change your rules for DR members so you can be a part of our game. ;)

we have everyone taking pictures everynight we are open here.....cant fight society. although we dont allow flash.

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Where did I dine?

We've got one Turkish guess and one Indian guess, both of which could be correct. This is extremely difficult because nothing looks very well-defined (except the white rice). Because of certain things I *think* I see (several olives in the dish, an onion strip, some sort of beans in the bowl; not dal (although it might be dal - it's hard to tell from this angle), a cheap slice of cucumber and carrot as decoration, possibly a thick, dark, tomato-based sauce, what might be thick-cut slabs of meat), I'll guess this is some type of mom 'n' pop Latin-American restaurant.

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Hmm...not very many restaurants have industrial blue/gray carpet on the floor. Probably in a strip mall. I am guessing the china and serving dishes would be a dead giveaway to anyone who has eaten there. Unfortunately, I am not that person.

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Himalayan Heritage

This is an interesting guess too. What does everyone think that big, bulky piece of protein is on the right of the plate? It could be overcooked salmon, it could be ham (although that would be weird), or it could be a boneless chicken breast which brings us into Chicken Cacciatore territory but then why would there be beans or dal sitting on the side?

Well, given the shape of the spoon and the number of tines on the fork, it's clearly Cafe Taj.

Those two side dishes really do scream Indian (or Nepalese), don't they. And that big, bulky piece of protein could be tandoori salmon.

I'm wondering why Jason guessed Kazan - do you know something we don't?

Brian, this picture is so (how do I say this politely in order to encourage higher-resolution shots in the future?) "impressionistic" :) that it's hard to tell if that's blue-gray industrial carpet or faux black granite.

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Himalayan Heritage

ding ding ding! Both dishes are from the Chef's Recommendations-Nepalese Dishes section of the menu. The near one is Himalayn Karahi:

"Mixture of barbecue chicken and lamb cooked with tomatoes, capsicum and coriander leaves in medium spices with red wine tossed in an iron souk. Served with Basmati rice or naan."

The far dish is Aloo Tama Bodi:

Potatoes, bamboo shoot, black eyed beans cooked with mountain spices to its perfection.

Don, the topic of what constitues "dal" is almost as complicated as Thai noodles. I will leave it for an expert to explain.
fwiw, I am always discreet when photographing food (and I turn off the flash), which may explain why the pics aren't so great. I am not one of "those photographers". At least pray God I hope I'm not... In the future will try my best to take clear shots without annoying fellow diners.

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(Can someone tell me how to upload pictures so I can play???)

B.A.R. asked the same question yesterday - I'll post it on the FAQ tomorrow (in the How To Write A Post thread). Too tired to think at the moment (Pupatella).

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(Can someone tell me how to upload pictures so I can play???)

I *think* you have 2 options. If you click on "more reply options" next to the post button, you'll get an option on the bottom left to attach a file. Just browse to the file location and attach it.

The alternative, which is much nicer in terms of other people viewing the thread (it will appear where you paste the link in your thread as a larger size image so we don't have to click on it to enlarge) is to upload your image to a photo website that will give you a URL to share (I use Photobucket, it's free). Then you can copy the link right into the post. 2 ways to do it - with photobucket and some other similar sites, you can use the image link, which will look like this:

[ IMG ] http:/blahblahlocationfilenameofuploadedimage.jpg [ IMG ] (without the spaces)

Or you can copy the link, which is the http:/blahblahlocationfilenameofuploadedimage.jpg portion and then click on the image box above yoru post (go right from the formatting options like bold, italic, etc. until you see that square box that looks a little like a fake picture :P). Click that box, then paste the URL.

I hope that makes sense. I'm sure Don's explanation will be better, but hoping that helps in the interim.

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I *think* you have 2 options. If you click on "more reply options" next to the post button, you'll get an option on the bottom left to attach a file. Just browse to the file location and attach it.

The alternative, which is much nicer in terms of other people viewing the thread (it will appear where you paste the link in your thread as a larger size image so we don't have to click on it to enlarge) is to upload your image to a photo website that will give you a URL to share (I use Photobucket, it's free). Then you can copy the link right into the post. 2 ways to do it - with photobucket and some other similar sites, you can use the image link, which will look like this:

[ IMG ] http:/blahblahlocationfilenameofuploadedimage.jpg [ IMG ] (without the spaces)

Or you can copy the link, which is the http:/blahblahlocationfilenameofuploadedimage.jpg portion and then click on the image box above yoru post (go right from the formatting options like bold, italic, etc. until you see that square box that looks a little like a fake picture :P). Click that box, then paste the URL.

I hope that makes sense. I'm sure Don's explanation will be better, but hoping that helps in the interim.

Thanks, ChoirGirl21. In the meantime, I've added an "Uploading Pictures" section in the How To Write A Post entry. If it's not step-by-step, cookbook-level self-explanatory, then I've left something out, so someone please try and let me know.

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And Don, please feel free to delete my post with instructions. You were faster than you said you'd be. And I *may* have had a drink already on an empty stomach. Just saying it's a possibility.

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