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Posted: 3/12/2002 9:01:02 PM EDT
Sitting here watching the Food Network, and was kinda making a mental list of good places to eat. Well got to thinking, since I am looking for jobs all over the country it would be nice to see where are the best places to eat, just in case I get there. Here's my list: [b]In SoCal:[/b] Italian: [i]TuttaMare(sp?) in Fashion Island, Newport Bch. and also Antonucci in Newport Bch. as well.[/i] Mexican: [i]Las Brisas in Laguna Beach[/i] Casual food: [i]Sharkeys in Newport Bch. Many more in Newport but I can't think of name right now[/i] Japanese: [i]Todai in Huntington Bch. Also Gin in Laguna Hills[/i] Chinese: [i]The Mandarin in Lake Forest they have a great DimSum on Sun[/i] American/Steak: [i]Houstons in Irvine[/i] Seafood: [i]A tie between Scotts Seafood in Costa Mesa, and John Dominis in Newport Bch[/i] Burgers and Fast Food: [i]El Pollo Loco, Rubios or Wahoos Fish Taco, In & Out Burgers and Tommy Burgers.[/i] Bar: [i]Goathill Tavern in Newport Bch and Huntington Bch. Brewery[/i] [b]In NoCal[/b] American: [i]Gordon Biercsch in S.F. also great beer.[/i] Chinese: [i]Yet Wah @ Pier 39 S.F.[/i] Italian and Seafood: [i]Sabella La Torre @ Fishermans Wharf S.F.[/i] [b]In TX,[/b] I've only been to a few restaurants that I really like. Japanese: [i]Osaka Plano,TX[/i] BBQ: [i]Angelo's Ft Worth, TX[/i] Italina: [i]Campari's Plano, TX[/i] Casual food: [i]Hooters[:D] [/i]
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[b]Seattle area[/b] [i]Vietnamese[/i] Saigon City, Bellevue, on Bel-Red Road just south of 20th. 15045 Bel-Red Rd, 425-401-0823 [i]"Pan-Asian"[/i] Shallots Asian Bistro, Seattle(Belltown), 2525 4th Ave, 206-728-1888 [i]"Mongolian"[/i] Mongolian Grill, Bothell, strip mall just west of I-405 exit 26. 22833 Bothell-Everett Hwy, 425-488-6158. [i]Thai[/i] Bai Tong, Tukwila, take southbound SR99 exit from SR518 (I-405 extension to airport), just past stoplight in the converted A&W on the right. 15859 Int'l Blvd, 206-431-0893 [i]Dim Sum[/i] Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant, Kent, take 180th St exit off SR167, bear left at light, go about 2 blocks, turn L into the Great Wall Mall. 18230 E Valley Hwy #116, 425-656-0999
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 9:13:46 PM EDT
Yakima, WA Miner's Drive In........ great burgers.
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 9:17:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lordtrader: [b]In SoCal:[/b] Bar: [i]Goathill Tavern in Newport Bch and Huntington Bch. Brewery[/i]
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In May, my rear end, will be keeping one of the bar stools warm. [:D] LT, did you ever get a chance to check out the piping behind that wall of taps? Amazing!
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 9:18:42 PM EDT
In Glen Burnie Maryland (10 Miles south of Baltimore) there is a small place called Annies foot longs and subs,They have the best damn cheesburger subs and footlongs! Too bad I gave up eating meat about a year ago,everytime I pass the place I feel like cheating, but I havent yet! [b]Come for my guns....I'll give ya the bullets first!![/b][50]
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 9:24:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR308and223: In May, my rear end, will be keeping one of the bar stools warm. [:D] LT, did you ever get a chance to check out the piping behind that wall of taps? Amazing!
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Nope I have not, but I can only imagine. BTW Goathill Tavern is the only bar I have been to in all my years of going to bars, that have Murphy's on tap. Gotta love that. Laid back atmosphere, more conducive to picking up chicky snaks. [sex]
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 9:33:47 PM EDT
Philadelphia Seafood [i]The Old Original Bookbinder's[/i] Walnut and Front Streets Italian [i]Cent' Anni[/i] 7th and Catharine Streets Pastry [i]Termini Bros. Italian Bakery[/i] Reading Terminal Market 12th and Filbert Streets Burgers [i]Charlie's Hamburgers[/i] Academy Ave at Route 420 in Folsom, PA Cheesesteaks [i]Avoid Pat's and Geno's[/i] Unless you're drunk and it's 2:30AM Only tourists go there Try Jim's on South Street at 4th Roast Pork Sandwich [i]DiNick's[/i] Also at Reading Terminal Market 12th and Filbert Streets Get the aged parmesan cheese and Italian top hat peppers on it
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 9:44:42 PM EDT
If any Long Island folks read this, is Deligance still in business? It was in an industrial park in Hauppauge about halfway out on LI. Also, there was a neat little bar&grill which might have been called something like Uncle Lester's -- the main thing I remember about it was that after drinking 100 beers there (and getting your card punched) you got a mention on their walls.
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 9:45:47 PM EDT
Hmm..there's a theme to Achmed's choices...can't put my finger on it...What is it? What is it?...lol
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 10:33:39 PM EDT
East Bay Area: Thai: Thai Village in Pleasant Hill Mexican: Los Panchos in Pacheco Italian: A lot, but I like Tulios in Walnut Creek cause they are pretty reasonable. Burger: Nations Korean: Koreana Kitchen in Walnut Creek or Sorabol in Emeryville. Same Difference. Chinese: Wan Fu in Walnut Creek Indian: Cafe India in Walnut Creek Sandwich and Salad: Intermezzo in Berkeley. Probably my favorite place of all but I only go there a couple time a year cause I hate to go to Berkeley. There are a couple other good places, but they are in areas I won't go into until I get my CCW permit. [:P]
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 11:20:15 PM EDT
Lord Trader, have you tried Fred's downtown Philly? Proly the best cheese steak you can get in Texas. There is one in Plano at the NW Corner of 15th and Custer, next to some hair salon.
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 11:47:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Buddha: Hmm..there's a theme to Achmed's choices...can't put my finger on it...What is it? What is it?...lol
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They all have waitresses/countergirls who ought to be in, uh, "pictures". [:D]
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 2:07:48 AM EDT
Good places to eat in DFW: 'Burgers - Snuffer's Mexican - The Blue Goose Italian - Not around here, although Covino's is the closest to good. There is a place in Savannah called Bella's that is my standard for judging all others. Seafood - Pappadeaux Japanese - Osaka for sure (lt even figured that out.) Kobe Steak House close second. BBQ - Hard to believe, but there really aren't any good joints around. If you ever travel through the Hill Country most little gas stops make their own out back and it is some of the best in TX. Chinese - I'll have to go with Jade Palace in Addison. Steakhouse - Tie - Ruth's Chris or Old San Francisco. Fine Dining - Three Forks, hands down, unless you mortgage your house and go to The Mansion. Best overall - HOOTERS, of course. Who cares if the food isn't that great! Lt - Give me a holler and we'll make a trip to one of these fine establishments this weekend.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 3:19:11 AM EDT
Nope, [b]warfrog[/b], if you and [b]lordtrader[/b] are going anywhere to eat together this weekend, it had better be our little get together at the Big Town Gun Show in Mesquite! Check the Meetings and Events Board! Be there or be square! Eric The(Serious)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 3:34:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed: If any Long Island folks read this, is Deligance still in business? It was in an industrial park in Hauppauge about halfway out on LI. Also, there was a neat little bar&grill which might have been called something like Uncle Lester's -- the main thing I remember about it was that after drinking 100 beers there (and getting your card punched) you got a mention on their walls.
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Where in the industrial park? I live in Hauppauge.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 3:40:38 AM EDT
Long Island Area: [b]Asian Food[/b]...this isn't just a Chinese Buffet Folks! Go for dinner and be prepared to wait on line especially on the weekends![b][yellow]East Buffet[/yellow][/b] on Route 110 across the street from the Walt Whitman Mall [b]Sushi[/b] [b][yellow]Shiki[/yellow][/b] on Main Street, Babylon Village just west of Deer Park Ave
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 3:43:07 AM EDT
Italian in Trenon NJ - Lamberti's Cuchina, formerly Pasta Blitz. Nice waitresses, too. The only French resteraunt that impressed me, ever - La Bonne Fourchette (probably spelled it wrong) in Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City (yecch)
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 3:59:35 AM EDT
Ya like wings?? There's a sports bar in Ottawa, Ontario, called 'Local Hero's' You buy them buy the pound...(in 6's) Best Jumbo-jumbo wings ever... sauces are great too! It's worth the airfare just to eat there.
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St paul MPls Khans Mongolian BBQ mMmMmMmmmmmmmmmmmmm stir fry.....
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 4:35:14 AM EDT
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[size=4][b]New York City:[/b][/size=4] [b]Steak:[/b] "Peter Luger's" (Brooklyn) [b]Fish:[/b] "Milos" (Greek, Midtown) "Pearl Oyster Bar" (Cornelia St.) [b]Sushi:[/b] "Nobu" "Blue Ribbon Sushi" [b]Italian:[/b] "Babbo" (perfect restaurant) [b]Bistro/French/Mediterranean:[/b] "Il Buco" (good date spot) [b]Deli:[/b] "Katz's" (sooooo good) [b]Cheapest beer in town:[/b] "Village Idiot" (C&W jukebox, scantilly clad FRIENDLY barmaids) "Smith's" (just north of the Port Authority) [b]Bar/Lounge:[/b] "Bongo" (...like sitting in the Brady Bunch's living room, being served oysters and Martinis.) There are also all of the other places that are famous, like "Jean Georges", "Le Bernardin", etc., and will cost you about $200 a person (not including wine and tip). If you're rich, enjoy.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:09:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By lordtrader: Here's my list: [b]In SoCal:[/b] Italian: [i]TuttaMare(sp?) in Fashion Island, Newport Bch. and also Antonucci in Newport Bch. as well.[/i] Mexican: [i]Las Brisas in Laguna Beach[/i] Casual food: [i]Sharkeys in Newport Bch. Many more in Newport but I can't think of name right now[/i] Japanese: [i]Todai in Huntington Bch. Also Gin in Laguna Hills[/i] Chinese: [i]The Mandarin in Lake Forest they have a great DimSum on Sun[/i] American/Steak: [i]Houstons in Irvine[/i] Seafood: [i]A tie between Scotts Seafood in Costa Mesa, and John Dominis in Newport Bch[/i] Burgers and Fast Food: [i]El Pollo Loco, Rubios or Wahoos Fish Taco, In & Out Burgers and Tommy Burgers.[/i] Bar: [i]Goathill Tavern in Newport Bch and Huntington Bch. Brewery[/i] [b]In NoCal[/b] American: [i]Gordon Biercsch in S.F. also great beer.[/i] Chinese: [i]Yet Wah @ Pier 39 S.F.[/i] Italian and Seafood: [i]Sabella La Torre @ Fishermans Wharf S.F.[/i] [b]In TX,[/b] I've only been to a few restaurants that I really like. Japanese: [i]Osaka Plano,TX[/i] BBQ: [i]Angelo's Ft Worth, TX[/i] Italina: [i]Campari's Plano, TX[/i] Casual food: [i]Hooters[:D] [/i]
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I REALLY need to get out more. [:|]
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:47:56 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Waverunner:
Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed: If any Long Island folks read this, is Deligance still in business? It was in an industrial park in Hauppauge about halfway out on LI.
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Where in the industrial park? I live in Hauppauge.
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Ah. You fa eas kos?? [:D] Edited to note: oops, never mind, that was LT. [:I] I don't precisely remember; it's been ten years. There's a Texaco, and much further down the road a hotel (used to be a Marriott, I think). About halfway in between (starting from the TXCo), if you turned right into the IP and went about halfway in, then a left and you'd be in their parking lot. There was an IBM subsidiary a little further down from them. But I don't think they exist any more; I looked up the name of the place in an online phone book, and nothing shows up. A tragedy. They had the absolute best calamari I've ever tasted.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:03:50 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed: Ah. You fa eas kos?? [:D] Edited to note: oops, never mind, that was LT. [:I]
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Don't worry, all us Asian brothers look alike anyway...
They had the absolute best calamari I've ever tasted.
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Nope, not there anymore. Did you say calamari?....mmmmn! I got a thing for Umberto's Clam Bar on the corner of Mulberry and Kenmere(Delancy St.)in Little Italy. Their calamari with spicy sauce is the goods!
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:43:10 AM EDT
Good places to eat in DFW: Mexican - Uncle Julio's, or this little hole in the wall on the NE corner of Plano Rd. & Beltline. (inexpensive, but quick for lunches) Seafood - Pappadeaux Japanese - Nakamoto for lunch specials, Tokyo One for all you can eat :) BBQ - Bone Dady's House of Smoke-- Kicks Hooter's ASS in fine women, and has excellent burgers, steak sandwiches, ribs, etc. (I rate this as the best restaurant!) Fogo de Chao: Brazillian BBQ!! All-you-can-eat! excellent. For inexpensive steaks, Steak Contry in McKinney. Not a high class restaurant, but they can at least cook your steak the way you ordered it-- unlike Salt Grass, Outback, etc. Humperdinks (the ones that make their own beer): I don't really like their food, but their home made root beer is awesome! Champps Americanna: Mile high turkey sandwich (had that las night) and the Chicken Cordon Blue sandwich-- all of their food looks tasty! I have tons more to list.... but no time...
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 8:31:52 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Nope, [b]warfrog[/b], if you and [b]lordtrader[/b] are going anywhere to eat together this weekend, it had better be our little get together at the Big Town Gun Show in Mesquite! Check the Meetings and Events Board! Be there or be square! Eric The(Serious)Hun[>]:)]
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I won't be able to make it. Gots my CHL class this Sat. But I do need to get my buddy warfrog to meet you nutso.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 8:41:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Energizer: Champps Americanna: Mile high turkey sandwich (had that las night) and the Chicken Cordon Blue sandwich-- all of their food looks tasty!
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Man I forgot about that. The one in Addison right? That is a good place.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 8:41:16 AM EDT
I pretty much stick with restaurants that are nationwide chains. That way I can get the food I like anywhere in the US! Pizza Hut Olive Garden Taco Bell Burger King Who needs anything else? Av.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 8:42:40 AM EDT
In Houston: Italian: Damians Cucina Italiano Barbeque: Good Company Vietnamese: Van Loc Turkish: Istanbul Cafe Chinese: Hunan Thai: Thai Pepper Plus many others.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 9:04:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mcgrubbs: As for New Mexico: Little Valley Club-best damn steaks, burgers, and sandwhiches. The best place to eat/drink in all of NM!!!! Mexican-Martin's Italian-yeah right, this is New Mexico! Seafood-Seagull Street Market Fast Food-Schlotzsky's BBQ-Rudy's in Albuquerque
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OK, but how about these? Burgers - Rex's on Central Mexican - Monroe's on Osuna Italian - Paisanos on Juan Tabo Seafood - Papadeaux on I-25 The rest are excellent choices.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 9:09:00 AM EDT
In Houston, don't forget Ruggles! Mmmmmmmm. Also Ciro's has the best calamari in town. In San Antonio: Rosario's for Mexican food (not Tex-Mex) Taipei for Chinese food In Cincinnati: Montgomery Inn / The Boathouse has the best ribs on the planet In Chicago: Edwardo's for pizza Gotta go. My stomach is growling! [;D]
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 10:20:32 AM EDT
Forgot one. Greek food: Symeon's in New Hartford, NY. Right outside of Utica. Right in the middle of the state. Can't beat that place.Family run, always busy, just outstanding.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 10:45:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Energizer: Good places to eat in DFW: ... Japanese - Nakamoto for lunch specials, Tokyo One for all you can eat :) ...
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I take that back-- went to Nakamoto for lunch-- was not as good as it used to be, and it reminded me of ow SLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW their service is....
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 10:49:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By lordtrader:
Originally Posted By Energizer: Champps Americanna: Mile high turkey sandwich (had that las night) and the Chicken Cordon Blue sandwich-- all of their food looks tasty!
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Man I forgot about that. The one in Addison right? That is a good place.
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Yeah-- went to that location last night. They have other locations, like in Irving. I hear that Thursday nights are packed at the Irving location-- used to be that way in Addison, but its still not too bad... Also, last night, I went to Humperdinks in Addison for their $2 Tuesdays for drinks. (remember-- their rootbeer kicks butt!) There were some nice honeys there... but there was a mix of all kinds of people... Check their other locations-- they have $2 drink specials throughout the metroplex on various days.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 11:22:29 AM EDT
[b]Northern Virginia[/b] Mexican: La Tolteca in Manassas and Fairfax Station Indian: Bombay Bistro in Fairfax Italian (northern IT and Portugeuse actually) :[url]www.carmellos.com[/url] in Manassas.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 11:25:45 AM EDT
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Ok, In my Journeys I have found the following Lobster/Castilian Spanish:[b]El Quixote[/b]: NYC, next to the Chelsea Hotel in lower Mid town. Try the mussels in green garlic sauce as well Italian: Traditional Southern- [b]Il Cappuccino[/b], Madison St, Sag Harbor NY Northern- [b]Dario's[/b]- N. Village Ave. Rockville Center, LI, NY. If you go in, tell Paul that Big Rob Deitrich says hi from Fl Steak/Chops: [b]Vito's Chop House[/b]- International Drive Orlando, Fl [b]Old Stove Pub[/b]-3516 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY BBQ: [b]Johnny Rivers Smoke House[/b]- E. Colonial Dr, Orlando, Fl [b]The Oaks[/b]- South 41 Sarasota Fl Chinese: [b]HSF Mings[/b] 25th St Manhattan- Amazing Dim Sum [b]HoHo's[/b]- 5755 S. Beneva Rd, Sarasota Fl Burgers: [b]Back Yard Burgers[/b] S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando Fl Latin American Spanish:[b]Columbia[/b]411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota Fl
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 11:39:44 AM EDT
Round here in Knoxville we've got a few: Steaks - Chop House Seafood - Chesapeakes Ribs - Calhouns or Corky's Burgers - Chops Grill Pizza - Pizza Kitchen Viet - Te Ho Asian - China Palace Chinese Buffet - Mandarin House Drive Thru - Back Yard Burgers Sushi - Tomo N. Italian - Cappuccinos Italian - Altrudas / Naples / Savelli's Drive In Italian - Pizza Palace / Louis Inn French - The Chef Mexican - Mexicali Rose / El Charro Dive - Roger's Place (best full house ever!) Fondue - Melting Pot 3am Drunk - Krystal
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 12:36:36 PM EDT
Las Vegas, NV Everthing you'd ever want in the world of food. All within 15 minutes of my house.[8D]
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 12:53:33 PM EDT
Oh yeah-- when I was up in Connecticut last December, there was this small (I mean small) Texas BBQ place-- best Texas BBQ I ever had-- they had all kinds of ribs, couple flavors, and nicely cooked. mmmmmmmmmmm........ All you can eat too! It was near Tolland. I could probably locate it on a map or find the expense report on it, if anyone is interested on where its at... There was also this one place in Hartford, for seafood, but they were too crowded so we ended up leaving... I wish I stayed for dinner-- they had the BIGGEST DAMN LIVE LOBSTERS I HAVE EVER SEEN!
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:00:00 PM EDT
Energizer, where is Tokyo One located. Addy please.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:29:00 PM EDT
More in Seattle: Viet Nam Pho in Ballard Miss Saigon Pho next door to the art museum downtown. There's a Thai place on top of Queen Anne Hill whose name escapes me at the moment. Gwinn Commons, America's finest college cafeteria here at Seattle Pacific University.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:36:04 PM EDT
Seattle: Red Mill Burgers, all over Pagliacci Pizza, all over Dick's, all over Rain Dancer, on the Ave
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:36:29 PM EDT
Because my job requires me to travel I am fortunate enough to find some great places to eat. Abingdon VA-Allisons (great ribs) Roanoke VA- The Home Place (traditional home cook'n) Luray VA- Chu Chu's (great sea food) Madison VA-Bavarian Chef (A 5 star German resturant, excellent food and great atmosphere) Williamsburg VA- Pierce's BBQ Rocky Mount VA- The olde Virginia BBQ
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:39:52 PM EDT
East end of Long Island,NY THE HAMPTONS T bone------"Bobby Vans" pizza------"World Pie" breakfast--"Fairway Cafe@POXABOGUE GOLF" brew pub---"Southampton Public House"
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:56:08 PM EDT
Yoli's: Skillman and Audelia, at 635. Great lunch specials. EXCELLENT Blackened Chicken Alfredo. (best ever!)
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:11:59 PM EDT
You bastids always seem to know when I'm hungry for some real food!! Curse you guys!!!
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:42:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ratters: East Bay Area: Thai: Thai Village in Pleasant Hill Mexican: Los Panchos in Pacheco Italian: A lot, but I like Tulios in Walnut Creek cause they are pretty reasonable. Burger: Nations Korean: Koreana Kitchen in Walnut Creek or Sorabol in Emeryville. Same Difference. Chinese: Wan Fu in Walnut Creek Indian: Cafe India in Walnut Creek Sandwich and Salad: Intermezzo in Berkeley. Probably my favorite place of all but I only go there a couple time a year cause I hate to go to Berkeley. There are a couple other good places, but they are in areas I won't go into until I get my CCW permit. [:P]
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Walnut Creek has more restaraunts per citizen than any city in the nation. You made good choices, especially the Thai place and Nations. I haven't been there in awhile but these were some of my favorites: Mexican- Taqueria on Locust Hamburgers- George's on Mt Diablo Pizza- Pinky's (great place to watch sports and drink) Breakfast- Sunrise Cafe Surf and Turf - Vic Stewarts Oh, and can't forget the Cheese steak Factory. Not as good as the one in Concord though I have heard.
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