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AdamJoshua
10-14-2015, 08:05 PM
Can be a place long gone or somewhere new. For me Dragon Lady's Den, THE Chinese place back home, I hear the finally closed about 15 yrs ago. My dad had the cig machine in the bar here, we would service it on Saturdays and always get lunch, I'd get shrimp w/lobster sauce, pork fried rice and eggroll, oh and bbq ribs to die for... and they had duck sauce, which on the West Coast isn't that easy to find. If I could go to any place I wanted to eat one meal it would be here.

The menu is a riot, but I suppose 40-50 years ago it was more the norm.

https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12047080_442805279177931_8326668367624574355_n.jpg ?oh=13f394ea2c6d27fe45fdbbe36299f0fe&oe=568E169B

Chainsaw13
10-14-2015, 08:35 PM
Oklahoma Joe's BBQ in KC. Best bbq served in a gas station.

shilala
10-14-2015, 10:31 PM
Olive Garden!!!

badbriar
10-14-2015, 10:38 PM
Olive Garden!!!

:pu

badbriar
10-14-2015, 10:40 PM
Here in Sarasota, there's a little old dive, the Old Packinghouse. Been around since the 19-teens as a...packinghouse! Great Redneck-Cuban food! :dr

G G
10-15-2015, 12:46 AM
Texas Roadhouse.

longknocker
10-15-2015, 03:41 AM
Black's BBQ In Texas!:dr
http://www.blacksbbq.com

CoffeeWaterBeer
10-15-2015, 06:26 AM
Adam, that flyer is a trip!

For me Annabelle Lee's here in Baltimore is my current top spot. Small corner pub with an Edgar Allan Poe theme. The duck fat fries are out of this world.

elderboy02
10-15-2015, 06:26 AM
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse in Cincinnati. You will not find a better filet mignon.http://www.jeffruby.com/cincinnati

Porch Dweller
10-15-2015, 06:30 AM
We've got a lot of great local seafood places around here, so I can't pick just one. But when we want oysters we go to a place called Mikey's. It's a bit of a dive but damn, they do oysters well and have a large beer selection. In season we can get oysters on the half shell for $5/dozen.

dave
10-15-2015, 06:58 AM
Easily Barnaby's Pizza in Milwaukee in the early '70's. I can still taste it... :)
I read they've resurrected the brand somewhere in Ill, but I don't know if the pizza is the same. I may have to check it out some day.

http://www.barnabys1.com/images/1970menu2.jpg

mosesbotbol
10-15-2015, 06:59 AM
I've been digging this niche Hunan hand pulled noodle place down the street from my house (I go 1-2x a week). The do a black fungus with mashed garlic cold app that is incredible. A spicy boiled lamb (ground cumin lamb) with hot oil hand pulled noodles is just wicked awesome!

Actually, I think I'll go there today for lunch. Thank you thread!

http://www.mdmnoodle.com/

joatmon
10-15-2015, 06:59 AM
Oklahoma Joe's BBQ in KC. Best bbq served in a gas station.
Went there just last month, it was fantastic. Best BBQ I've ever had, served in a gas station or not. They changed the name to Joe's Kansas City BBQ. That was fairly recent according to some of my wife's family that lives out that way.

My favorite place that is close to me would be 8th Ave Wing Shack in Greeley, CO. It really is pretty much a run down shack that makes you wonder if you should get food there, but the wings are amazing.

bonjing
10-15-2015, 09:01 AM
I'm gonna have to with HERF's -(P good food, good drinks, good cigars and great company; What more could you ask for :banger

T.G
10-15-2015, 09:08 AM
I'm gonna have to with HERF's -(P good food, good drinks, good cigars and great company; What more could you ask for :banger

I'll go stir the beans.

bonjing
10-15-2015, 09:17 AM
I'll go stir the beans.

And grab me a drink you come back :r:r

T.G
10-15-2015, 09:28 AM
And grab me a drink you come back :r:r

:r

"You didn't warn us that this cheese was HOT!"
"Well, I said it had habaneros in it. What did you expect, a truffle?"

hammondc
10-15-2015, 11:21 AM
Favorite ever is probably Rosarios or La Gloria in San Antonio. Mexican is my favorite and both these places do it up right. I got around pretty well in my 4 years in Texas. These were always my favorites.

garryyjr
10-15-2015, 11:29 AM
I am not sure I have a favorite.. My go to is Red Robin. I can eat there anytime, any day!

dave
10-15-2015, 11:43 AM
Favorite place to eat?

At the Y

shilala
10-15-2015, 02:17 PM
My favorite in my whole life, and I'd get up and go any time, is Alabama Jack's out in the swamp in Key Largo.
There's Alabama Jack's, and then there's everything else.
We have some exceptional restaurants all around Cleveland, still not close.
CONCH FRITTERS!!!

icehog3
10-15-2015, 02:36 PM
Childhood: Biff's in Detroit
Young adulthood: Contiki Ports, Chicago and Fat Boy BBQ, Sebring Florida
Vacation spot: Lazy Flamingo and Mucky Duck, Sanibel Island, Florida
Local (closed): Grammy D's, Palatine, IL, Heng Wing, Palatine, IL, Original Taco, Palatine, IL

Gabe215
10-15-2015, 03:41 PM
Sorry for the long list but these are my favorites, too hard to chose one or 2 places, and any one of these could be my #1 depending on what I'm in the mood for!

Philly Food- Chinks Cheesesteaks (Philadelphia)
American- Charlies Burgers (Ridley PA)
Pizza- Pica's (Upper Darby PA)
Chinese- Han Dynasty (Philadelphia)
Sushi-RAW (Philadelphia)
Italian- Ralph's (Philadelphia) best veal in the city
Cuban- El Meson de Pepe (Key West FL)
Greek- Thanasis (Athens) worth the airfare!!
Mexican- My wife makes the best tacos!! (Broomall PA)

Stephen
10-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Oklahoma Joe's BBQ in KC. Best bbq served in a gas station.
Changed their name last year to Joe's Kansas City BBQ. Different name; same delicious Que.

mosesbotbol
10-26-2015, 10:45 AM
For Chinese food, Din Tai Fung is out of this world. There are a handful locations on the west coast and throughout Asia. I have been to a few of them in Asia and it's just beyond words good. I am sure some West Coast member have surly at at one before?

http://dintaifungusa.com/

bonjing
10-26-2015, 11:14 AM
For Chinese food, Din Tai Fung is out of this world. There are a handful locations on the west coast and throughout Asia. I have been to a few of them in Asia and it's just beyond words good. I am sure some West Coast member have surly at at one before?

http://dintaifungusa.com/

Haven't, maybe I should have though. Saw one Saturday at the mall. It was packed!

Favorite dim sum place is, The Kitchen (thanks, Dic)

Favorite hole in the wall is, Super Stars. Place looks like it receives an F in health quality and it probably does. Food is decent for $3 and some change you can get some garlic fried rice, and egg and two pieces of longanisa. I usually get two orders :D

8lug
10-26-2015, 11:31 AM
Black's BBQ In Texas!:dr
http://www.blacksbbq.com

love blacks bbq !!!

mosesbotbol
10-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Haven't, maybe I should have though. Saw one Saturday at the mall. It was packed!

There's not one Din Tai Fung in the world that does not have a line all day long. You pick what you want to order while in line and you give the hostess your order before you sit down. Best way to order! You'll be in heaven if you like Dim Sum. Din Tai Fung is considered one of the best restaurants in the World.

Chainsaw13
10-26-2015, 12:45 PM
Changed their name last year to Joe's Kansas City BBQ. Different name; same delicious Que.

Yea, I still know them as OK Joe's. Always will. Man I could go for a Z-Man right now.

dijit
10-26-2015, 12:45 PM
St Elmo's for steaks Indianapolis
Rons of Japan for Japanese hibachi Chicago
Sakura sushi Indianapolis
Piggy's Place BBQ Tullahoma TN
Sea Harvest Fish Market Seafood Monterey CA
Fat Kahuna's Beachside Grill Seafood Cocoa Beach FL
Iria's Italian Indianapolis

Porch Dweller
10-26-2015, 03:13 PM
St Elmo's for steaks Indianapolis
Rons of Japan for Japanese hibachi Chicago
Sakura sushi Indianapolis
Piggy's Place BBQ Tullahoma TN
Sea Harvest Fish Market Seafood Monterey CA
Fat Kahuna's Beachside Grill Seafood Cocoa Beach FL
Iria's Italian Indianapolis

That's my folks' favorite place for steaks in Indy, too. I'm going to have to check it out next visit up that way.

jonumberone
10-27-2015, 08:21 AM
Wherever Donald takes me! :)

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-04-2019, 10:52 PM
When in Chicago:
Au Cheval
Blackbird
Girl and the goat
The Publican
Smyth
The Loyalist
Smith and Wollensky

When in STL:
Grace
Good Fortune
Pappys smokehouse
Southern - located right next to Pappys

When in Peoria:
Edge
Hearth
Jim痴 steakhouse

kelmac07
01-05-2019, 11:38 AM
Mexican chain predominant on the east coast called Plaza Azteca. :dr :dr :dr :dr

RUNYYFan
01-05-2019, 12:18 PM
When you happen to be in New Brunswick, NJ, - home of Rutgers University and the world HQ of J&J - visit...

Steakhouse 85 (http://www.steakhouse85.com) for quality steaks,

Stuff Yer Face (https://stuffyerface.com) for the best strombolis in the world,

Thomas Sweet Ice Cream and Next Door for chocolates (https://thomassweetnb.com) to get the best blend-ins, homemade chocolate and fudge, and

Harvest Moon Brewery (https://harvestmoonbrewery.com/) for in-house craft beers.

If you are looking for a list of breweries and brewpubs in NJ, check out the New Jersey Craft Beer website at https://newjerseycraftbeer.com/new-jersey-breweries/

Scottw
01-05-2019, 12:50 PM
Chicago:

Gilt Bar
Als Italian beef
Bernie’s

New York:

Terroir wine bar
Old homestead
Rays pizza

Nj:

Saddle river Inn
Belmont tavern
Tutti a modo mio

Porch Dweller
01-05-2019, 01:02 PM
Mexican chain predominant on the east coast called Plaza Azteca. :dr :dr :dr :dr


Their white queso sauce with the chips and their mushroom quesadillas are two of my wife's favorite foods anywhere.

Black Coral
01-05-2019, 01:33 PM
Anywhere Dom is cooking!

T.G
01-05-2019, 02:37 PM
Guy Fieri's (old) new place.

Here's the menu. It's off the chain! (https://web.archive.org/web/20150321140734if_/http://guysamericankitchenandbar.com/guy.jpg)

The Poet
01-05-2019, 02:38 PM
My favorite place to eat is in front of my TV.

Chainsaw13
01-05-2019, 05:35 PM
When in Chicago:
Girl and the goat
The Publican

One of these days I値l make it either of these places. Sure do miss Hot Doug痴 too.

drjammer
01-06-2019, 06:49 AM
My favorite place to eat is in front of my TV.

+1 :tu

4WheelVFR
01-06-2019, 11:19 AM
When in Chicago:
Au Cheval
Blackbird
Girl and the goat
The Publican
Smyth
The Loyalist
Smith and Wollensky

When in STL:
Grace
Good Fortune
Pappys smokehouse
Southern - located right next to Pappys

When in Peoria:
Edge
Hearth
Jim痴 steakhouse

Have you been to Annie Gunn's in STL? It's an excellent steak house. Also, in Bellville, there's a bbq joint called Beast Craft and it is really good as well.

In Chicago, Trattoria No 10, Spiaggia/Cafe Spiaggia, and Shaw's Crab House are my go-to places.

massphatness
01-06-2019, 11:59 AM
The Coach Grill in Wayland, MA just west of Boston. Great food & better service. It's the complete experience for me & Grace. We've been going for over 14 years and have had the same waiter for just about the whole time. He's the absolute best -- to the point where we adjust our schedule if he's not working.

Mother's in NOLA. I'd weigh 500 lbs if I lived anywhere close.

Giacomo's in Boston's North End -- just outstanding Italian.

Also: McDonald's

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-06-2019, 01:48 PM
Have you been to Annie Gunn's in STL? It's an excellent steak house. Also, in Bellville, there's a bbq joint called Beast Craft and it is really good as well.

In Chicago, Trattoria No 10, Spiaggia/Cafe Spiaggia, and Shaw's Crab House are my go-to places.

Added Annie Gunns to the list. I知 in STL probably once a month so I値l hit it up my next trip down

icehog3
01-06-2019, 09:07 PM
After this summer, I must add Dom (jonumberone)'s backyard to my list. :dr

4WheelVFR
01-07-2019, 01:59 PM
Added Annie Gunns to the list. I知 in STL probably once a month so I値l hit it up my next trip down

Smoked ribeye and bread pudding are top notch and their drink/wine list is pretty impressive.

kelmac07
01-07-2019, 02:23 PM
After this summer, I must add Dom (jonumberone)'s backyard to my list. :dr

I can confirm that this is, hands down, the best place to eat in Jersey. :dr :dr :dr :dr :dr

Dom & Nina are beasts in the kitchen.

icehog3
01-07-2019, 02:28 PM
Added Annie Gunns to the list. I知 in STL probably once a month so I値l hit it up my next trip down

I've only been there once, but the food was great and we were treated like kings. I'd definitely go back,

I can confirm that this is, hands down, the best place to eat in Jersey. :dr :dr :dr :dr :dr

Dom & Nina are beasts in the kitchen.

Word. :dr

mosesbotbol
01-08-2019, 11:16 AM
The Coach Grill in Wayland, MA just west of Boston. Great food & better service. It's the complete experience for me & Grace. We've been going for over 14 years and have had the same waiter for just about the whole time. He's the absolute best -- to the point where we adjust our schedule if he's not working.

Elys and I go there from time to time as well. Totally love their clams casino.

Havanaaddict
01-08-2019, 11:58 AM
Annie Gunns only been a few times but it rocked:banger

Mr. Stocks (closed now) best dessert souffl

Chick fil a I have a 8 count nuggets and ice tea every day:D

icehog3
01-08-2019, 12:46 PM
Annie Gunns only been a few times but it rocked:banger

Mr. Stocks (closed now) best dessert souffl

Chick fil a I have a 8 count nuggets and ice tea every day:D

King's Hawaiian ? :D

Weelok
01-08-2019, 01:42 PM
Favorite ever is probably Rosarios or La Gloria in San Antonio. Mexican is my favorite and both these places do it up right. I got around pretty well in my 4 years in Texas. These were always my favorites.

Hey, I致e actually eaten there!!! Great place but I would also include La Panaderia which I really enjoyed the Ranchero Eggs Benedict and the coffeee was excellent.

In Sacramento two choices for me.

Crepeville for breakfast and Mikuni痴 for sushi.

Yumm.

Havanaaddict
01-08-2019, 02:29 PM
King's Hawaiian ? :D

I do like my Kings Hawaiian :dr but I was only getting to have my Kings French toast 2 to 3 times a year:(
So I have mastered the recipe and I make my own a few times a month now:tu Next time your in town I will make you some;)

BigAsh
01-08-2019, 03:04 PM
Sorry for the long list but these are my favorites, too hard to chose one or 2 places, and any one of these could be my #1 depending on what I'm in the mood for!

Philly Food- Chinks Cheesesteaks (Philadelphia)
American- Charlies Burgers (Ridley PA)
Pizza- Pica's (Upper Darby PA)
Chinese- Han Dynasty (Philadelphia)
Sushi-RAW (Philadelphia)
Italian- Ralph's (Philadelphia) best veal in the city
Cuban- El Meson de Pepe (Key West FL)
Greek- Thanasis (Athens) worth the airfare!!
Mexican- My wife makes the best tacos!! (Broomall PA)

Ummm...meories of year's ago..a Chinks Cheessteak and black ad white milkshake...good stuff!!!

BigAsh
01-08-2019, 03:09 PM
When you happen to be in New Brunswick, NJ, - home of Rutgers University and the world HQ of J&J - visit...

Steakhouse 85 (http://www.steakhouse85.com) for quality steaks,

Stuff Yer Face (https://stuffyerface.com) for the best strombolis in the world,

Thomas Sweet Ice Cream and Next Door for chocolates (https://thomassweetnb.com) to get the best blend-ins, homemade chocolate and fudge, and

Harvest Moon Brewery (https://harvestmoonbrewery.com/) for in-house craft beers.

If you are looking for a list of breweries and brewpubs in NJ, check out the New Jersey Craft Beer website at https://newjerseycraftbeer.com/new-jersey-breweries/

When I'm near Rutgers I usually go to a place called "Dom's"...big portions, good selection of brown liquor and a smoking lounge too boot...owner is a bit of a c*nt though....:D

icehog3
01-08-2019, 04:07 PM
I do like my Kings Hawaiian :dr but I was only getting to have my Kings French toast 2 to 3 times a year:(
So I have mastered the recipe and I make my own a few times a month now:tu Next time your in town I will make you some;)

:noon :banger :noon :dr

a place called "Dom's"...owner is a bit of a c*nt though....:D

And I thought I was going to have to wait until September of 2019 to hear that again! :lr

Weelok
01-08-2019, 04:19 PM
Oh, and for me pizza in Manhattan Little Italy at Lombardi’s Americas first pizza establishment still in operation. Coal fired pizza.

RUNYYFan
01-08-2019, 06:33 PM
When I'm near Rutgers I usually go to a place called "Dom's"...big portions, good selection of brown liquor and a smoking lounge too boot...owner is a bit of a c*nt though....:D

Oh? Where is this place? Yardley? :)

4WheelVFR
01-08-2019, 11:18 PM
Cincinnati - The Precinct is a top notch steak house...one of the best I've ever been to
Charleston - Hall's Chophouse is also up there.
Nashville - Skull's Rainbow Room is almost like a speak easy in attitude, but they have fantastic food and drinks. Super laid back.
Indianapolis - Eddie Merlot's is always great.

These are the only places I get to with any frequency but if you're in the neighborhood, they're worth a check.