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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Thu May 16, 2019 12:08 pm

If in Charlotte I recommend Viva Chicken. Ate at the Ballantyne location today for lunch and it was fantastic.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Thu May 16, 2019 12:44 pm

If in Charlotte I recommend Viva Chicken. Ate at the Ballantyne location today for lunch and it was fantastic.
Dude, what a recommendation. We make Peruvian chicken a couple times a month because of that place. No matter how good I make it, it just can't compare to Viva Chicken.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Thu May 16, 2019 3:18 pm

I got a half a chicken and a couple sides for lunch cuz I'm a fatty and it was daggone yummy.

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Postby LITT » Tue May 21, 2019 10:25 pm

going to be in asheville for one night. dinner recommendations?

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue May 21, 2019 11:06 pm

Mellow Mushroom

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Postby NTP66 » Tue May 21, 2019 11:29 pm

Mellow Mushroom
Are all Mellow Mushrooms related? If so, they’re terrific.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed May 22, 2019 10:55 am

Are those the pizza places?

Ate at one in Memphis I believe.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Wed May 22, 2019 11:37 am

Mellow Mushroom
Are all Mellow Mushrooms related? If so, they’re terrific.
They are.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Wed May 22, 2019 7:06 pm

@tifosi77

Vietnamese takeout between Disneyland and Newport Beach. What you got?

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu May 23, 2019 1:30 pm

Ooh, specifically takeout? That's tough. The area south and a bit west of Disneyland is sort of the Little Saigon of SoCal, so you aren't hurting for options, in the general sense; it's pretty much a cover-your-eyes-and-throw-a-dart-at-the-map kind of thing. But honestly I'm not sure what places offer a take away option. Places in that general area that I've heard of are East Borough, Saigon 9, and (closer to Newport) Pho Saigon Pearl. One thing to note: In my experience, a lot of the Viet places in OC are cash only, so be prepared for that.

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Postby OutofFoil » Thu May 23, 2019 1:55 pm

Headed to Nashville. Have a reservation at Bastion. Anyone even been there? Looking for other recommendations also. Already know where I’m getting hot chicken. Could use a good breakfast place.

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Postby slappybrown » Thu May 23, 2019 2:46 pm

Headed to Nashville. Have a reservation at Bastion. Anyone even been there? Looking for other recommendations also. Already know where I’m getting hot chicken. Could use a good breakfast place.
Henrietta Red -- small plates, expensive and very foodie/tad experimental, but was excellent.
City House -- loud place that's good for groups. Fun dinner with good food.
Saltine -- mediocre.

Gotta lookup the small local bfast joint we went to that I really liked.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu May 23, 2019 5:21 pm

Ooh, specifically takeout? That's tough. The area south and a bit west of Disneyland is sort of the Little Saigon of SoCal, so you aren't hurting for options, in the general sense; it's pretty much a cover-your-eyes-and-throw-a-dart-at-the-map kind of thing. But honestly I'm not sure what places offer a take away option. Places in that general area that I've heard of are East Borough, Saigon 9, and (closer to Newport) Pho Saigon Pearl. One thing to note: In my experience, a lot of the Viet places in OC are cash only, so be prepared for that.
Thanks tif. We’ll have 2 youngins after a long day at Disney so eating in will be tough. Maybe we’ll save it for the weekend when we’re not at Disney

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu May 23, 2019 8:23 pm

To clarify: Most places will have a take away option for their regular menu. But I'm not aware of places that have take away-specific menus or anything like that.

Takeout pho for example is a bit unwieldy, as that single dish is separated into 4 containers for transport (soup, noodles, protein, garnish).

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Postby robbiestoupe » Tue May 28, 2019 8:55 am

To clarify: Most places will have a take away option for their regular menu. But I'm not aware of places that have take away-specific menus or anything like that.

Takeout pho for example is a bit unwieldy, as that single dish is separated into 4 containers for transport (soup, noodles, protein, garnish).
We ended up going to Vietnam's Pearl Restaurant in Costa Mesa - which did have takeout. Wasn't too impressed, but was still good food. It was my first dive into Vietnamese, but I don't think it will overtake Thai as my favorite Asian food.

The best food we had was Szechuan at Chong Qing Mei Wei in Irvine. Reminded me of being in China with real, authentic Chinese food.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed May 29, 2019 8:29 pm

Headed to Nashville. Have a reservation at Bastion. Anyone even been there? Looking for other recommendations also. Already know where I’m getting hot chicken. Could use a good breakfast place.
Hopefully I'm not too late.

Hattie Bs hot chicken is the gold standard if you ask me. Some people like prince's. I prefer HB.

The Southern for brunch. Ah maze ing. Get the southern burger, and add some oysters.

Arnold's meat and 3 is a great little spot.

Peg leg porker BBQ. I'd skip Jack's. Wasn't impressed.

Nashville food scene is ridiculously good.

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Postby nocera » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:47 am

I finally made it to Gauchos yesterday. I’ve been wanting to go for a few years but every time I pass it the line is out the door and around the corner. After having it, that line is totally justified. Probably the best sammich I’ve had in years.

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Postby LITT » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:49 pm

going to be in asheville for one night. dinner recommendations?
Went to tupelo honey. Was delicious.

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Postby mac5155 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:45 pm

Somewhere downtown/arena area for an anniversary dinner which takes reservations?

Basically, stop me from going to meat and potatoes again.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:17 pm

Somewhere downtown/arena area for an anniversary dinner which takes reservations?

Basically, stop me from going to meat and potatoes again.
I'd go to Meat and Potatoes again.

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Postby nocera » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:18 am

Somewhere downtown/arena area for an anniversary dinner which takes reservations?

Basically, stop me from going to meat and potatoes again.
I enjoyed Sienna Mercato. After dinner you could head upstairs to the rooftop beer garden.

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Postby meecrofilm » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:26 am

Somewhere downtown/arena area for an anniversary dinner which takes reservations?

Basically, stop me from going to meat and potatoes again.
I enjoyed Sienna Mercato. After dinner you could head upstairs to the rooftop beer garden.
Just make sure it's not the weekend if you do.

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Postby dodint » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:33 am

I thought Stuff'd was going to be a half-assed lazy attempt to cash in on Yinzerdom, but I took some friends there on Saturday and it was really good for what it was. It's close enough to work that I can swing down there on lunch if I want to.

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Postby nocera » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:36 am

Somewhere downtown/arena area for an anniversary dinner which takes reservations?

Basically, stop me from going to meat and potatoes again.
I enjoyed Sienna Mercato. After dinner you could head upstairs to the rooftop beer garden.
Just make sure it's not the weekend if you do.
Crazy up there on the weekend? We went before a show at the Benedum so it was likely a weekday.

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Postby mac5155 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:11 am

Somewhere downtown/arena area for an anniversary dinner which takes reservations?

Basically, stop me from going to meat and potatoes again.
I enjoyed Sienna Mercato. After dinner you could head upstairs to the rooftop beer garden.
Just make sure it's not the weekend if you do.
Crazy up there on the weekend? We went before a show at the Benedum so it was likely a weekday.
I was looking at the italian joint in SM. Seemed a bit limited menu-wise but also looked very good.
It'll be a Saturday before the DVE Comedy Festival.

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