Posted: 8/16/2014 2:46:07 AM
Omg, I have to agree with all the reviewers, the food here including that brioche bun, wasabi slaw is amazing. Probably the longest line at the treasure island flea market trucks but oh my is it worth it. The fries are piled mountain high with all kinds f goodness, pork, egg, bacon bits, jalapeños, chicken nuggets...and more, enough to feed your whole group of friends. Can't wait to return to try the kaizen soft shell sandwich! Value 4/5 pricey side ranging $ 10-15 Atmosphere 3.5/5 long lines Service 4/5 Quality 5/5
1849 Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 3:07:07 AM
Goats on Parade!!!! Well, they're on the roof in summer months, and that's kinda nutty and cool. Al Johnson's is a great stop for breakfast in Sister Bay, but the menu actually looks like a good lunch/dinner place, as well. My son and I popped in on a Sunday morning and the place was hopping. We sat at the counter and our server took care of us! We both got the Swedish pancakes, and my son ordered the strawberry w/whip cream pancakes. They like whip cream here, and load up the Hot Chocolates with mountains of it. I got coffee in a cute li'l Al Johnson's mug, the Swedish touches here make me happy. Waiting for our bill a server was loading up hot chocolates with whip cream and notice my son watching, so he loaded up my son's empty water glass with whipped cream, people are nice here. The Butik is a good stop if you're an old lady, or know an old lady who needs a gift. But I did find a book on Chicago landscape architect Jens Jensen (who also designed some of Peninsula State Park), so there's that.
10698 N Bay Shore Dr Sister Bay, WI 54234, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 3:20:06 AM
Been here a couple of times, never let down. Growing up on southern soul food this always hits the spot when I'm home sick. Real casual, relaxed spot for some good food. As soon as you seat you're brought a basket of cornbread. I've tried different plates. The fried fish is amazing -- seasoned with good crisp & flakey inside. Mac&cheese is yummy. This time got "The Ludacris" (4 fried wings) with candied yams & collard greens. The collards are made with turkey which is great since they're my favorite "side" & usually made with pork. My bf got the buttered salmon with collards & red beans + rice which they demolished, lol. We took peach cobbler home & can't wait to warm that up. It was a Sunday around 6ish & we were seated right away. Server was very attentive & just a good place to eat. Like lots of Harlem now, there were some gentrification in the midst but they were playing oldies which evened out the feels.
113 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 3:23:16 AM
After trying the tuna melt, I began to think the reviews for Bunk Sandwiches were a lot of "bunk." Then, I tried the pork belly cubano and the potato salad and now I understand why there is so much hype surrounding this place. The sandwich was the most amazing I have ever had, and I have returned to Bunk many, many times for it. The combination of rich flavors is incredible.
621 Southeast Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97214, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 3:27:05 AM
Go to Cantler's for the EXPERIENCE. Yes, it's a bit pricey. Yes, it's extremely messy. Yes, there will be an hour wait for a table. However, it is definitely something to save up for whenever I know I'll be visiting the area! As soon as we were within half a mile from the restaurant, the traffic was at a standstill as people were directed into the parking lot. We had a party of 4, so the ladies got out of the car and walked right into the restaurant to put our name down. We were told it would be 45 minutes to an hour wait, so we spotted an empty high top by the bar and ordered a bottle of wine.
458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21409, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 3:32:48 AM
Every once in a while I feel lucky. Not like, "I'm going to play the lottery" lucky, but more like, "wow, what did I do to deserve this?" lucky. May 23 was one of those days. On our once in a lifetime road trip vacation, we rolled into Jackson at 2:30 pm. Since the BF was on a BBQ tour along the banks of the Mississippi River, we needed some BBQ stat. The sign said "Fried Catfish Special Today," which is perfect for me, so we went to park the car. But Uh Oh. Chimneyville closes at 2 pm. The nice ladies getting off their shift couldn't think of any open barbecue joint on par in quality that might also serve fish. As we were getting ready to leave, Z, who I presume is the owner, came out and offered to feed us even though they were closed. YAY!!! The place was adorable with great signage, red gingham table cloths, and a large dining room. My BF said the pulled pork was out of this world. The potato salad was the best I've ever had. (Don't tell my grandmother!) And my catfish was cornmeal breaded crunchy deliciousness! The sauce is thin, spicy, and not too sweet. I don't believe the meat comes pre-sauced (sorry for not being in the know as I have not eaten poultry or red meat in 25 years.) Our meal was fabulous and we were very appreciative of Z's hospitality. He really didn't have to do that at all, but he did and boy are we lucky!
970 High Street, Jackson, MS 39202, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 3:55:55 AM
Awesome decor, a must try for fans of Belgian beer and great food to go with it. I bought a bottle of a Belgian quadruple cherry and washed down a very balanced shrimp and grits. Their pumpkin and chorizo risotto fritters and beer cheese soup were awesome. My girlfriend had a salmon burger with fried Brussels sprouts and sundried tomatoes - really really tasty and balanced. Liked it so much, we grabbed lunch the next day on our way out of town. If I lived here, I'd be back every week. These folks have it all down from decor to beer to food.
3525 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 4:35:33 AM
This was my first visit, and I was really apprehensive since I heard so much since moving down here. The hype seemed over zealous... Well...I was blown away! The service was superb, very laid back and comfortable which felt very home-ish. The food was FREAKING AWESOME! I couldn't find one flaw, epic portions, great taste and perfect delivery. I had the vinny philly after hearing from the waitress that all the smoked and pulled meats are made the same day. It was LEGIT! I didn't believe all the the hype, but now I'm a believer. I can't wait to try all the other options on their menu. Is tomorrow too soon? I don't want to come off as needy... But I NEED more! How many places can you taste the love and commitment to excellence?
2616 South MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33629, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 4:45:29 AM
Docked a star for being incredibly overpriced, in my humble opinion. They are obviously charging prices that tourists and those seeking NOLA institutions are willing to pay. Maybe I have just only had poboys at really low brow places. However, I found the staff to be friendly and the service to be quick. My catfish poboy was a large portion (I got a "small" which is essentially a normal sized poboy, a large is like a poboy and a half). The bread was fresh, the catfish was perfectly cooked and piping hot, and it was all drizzled in lots of hot sauce. YUM. I needed at least 10 napkins. Of course, I spilled food all over myself. People call it dive-y, but honestly the appearance is not off putting for locals. I didn't find it to be uncomfortable in any sense. It's definitely an experience that one should seek out at least once during their time in Nola, but I'm not sure I would go out of my way to grab a poboy from here when there are cheaper and just as good options that are closer to my house.
5240 Annunciation St New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 4:18:06 AM
Soundbox saved the game. Food was good and the place was clean. We had the Thai pasta salad and chicken pot pie and a little salt brought each to life. Hostess accommodated our weird share everything approach to dining.
1780 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 4:27:03 AM
Gail Ambrosius' chocolates are fantastic. She has created a wide range of truffle flavors, all of which are blow-your-mind decadent. Less-adventurous (or I suppose, more kindly, 'classic') eaters will love the caramels and the vanilla (More adventurous will as well, but they'll be willing to try more exotic flavors without trepidation...). I think my current favorites are sweet curry with saffron & shiitake, but each truffle is distinct and delicious in its own right. I recently placed a large order of truffles (including custom favor boxes) for my wedding. The staff I worked with the whole time was fantastic, and the end result was transcendent. Transporting 600 truffles across the state in two coolers terrified me, but the truffles made it and were a big hit. A big thanks to Gail, Katharine, & everyone who had to tie those little bows for making our big day that much sweeter.
2086 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 4:41:16 AM
The Legendary Gillieys I heard so much about. Everyone loved Gilley who ran the giant covered food cart. Most people did not know that Gilley the friendly face and personality did not own it. Well the legendary food is still there great with hot dogs, homemade Boston baked beans. But the legendary service was gone that day we came in which is probably why there was only one other customer. The man at the counter that day will set a new record for being able to alienate every customer with the fewest words spoken. The Kids and adults that visited that are all still talking about the sour monotone man that treated everyone like a nuisance. No need to be offended as he treats everyone the same. It's actually comical. Again the dogs and beans are great.
175 Fleet St, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 4:48:56 AM
Ya know what, I would have given them a 3 star review (it always seemed like we had to flag down a waitress), but the food was divey good (and affordable). Their beers on tap were more than acceptable. They have outdoor seating, so my dog could run around and play with the other dogs in back. This is totally a place you want to take a friend when they visit you in KC. It was featured on Diners, Drive Ins, & Dives; and although I have NO interest in the food featured on that episode, they do serve up a great Philly cheese steak for the mid-west.
417 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 5:09:50 AM
Second trip to New Orleans and I was all about going back to Gumbo Shop. I had been once before the last time I was there, for brunch and I remember the food being really good. We got off the plane on a Thursday and were STARVING. I was all "Come on, come on! Gumbo Shop!" and off we went. We ordered banana daiquiris to start, mostly because it's vacation and they sounded good. Anything sounded good, though, after a three and a half hour flight on a cramped plane from NYC.
630 Saint Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Posted: 8/16/2014 5:26:14 AM
I have not been here in person, but, while I was at work, my wonderful boyfriend waited in line for an hour and half on a Wednesday afternoon. When I arrived home, I graciously and ravenously stuffed the Foie Gras and Sauternes Duck Sausage in my face. It was so delicious! If I'm going to be honest, I have to tell you that it was quite rich, too rich for me anyway. But I'm a sucker for duck and foie gras so I was like, "eff it." I definitely plan on going to get the Hot Doug's experience before it closes in October. (articles.chicagotribune.…) I recommend everyone go do the same. :) Bring cash and be prepared to wait for a while. My boyfriend said Doug, himself, spends time talking to each customer which sound super sweet. BTW, my boyfriend (who is a vegetarian) ate a regular hot dog and said it was delicious. Just sayin' people.
3324 N California Ave Chicago, IL 60618, USA