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Old 06-08-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: lake zurich, il
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What is your favorite restaurant? Where is it? What sort of food is it and what do you like most about it?
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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Well John sorry no one has chimed in yet so here we go.

My favorite restaurant for breakfast is a local place owned by a local High School baseball coach- Payters. Great old fashioned American diner food cooked fresh everyday.

My favorite lunch place is a burger joint called Flips. Its located down on the seedy side of town on a major street used by ladies of the night.

My favorite dinner place is called the El Rancho Inn in the old industrial part of town next to the county fair grounds, been there since 1939. Its one of those old Early American steak houses that is not high profile but on any given night you could walk in and see someone famous eating there. You pick you meat and lobster tail and its cooked over wood. Best Restaurant Ribeye and lobster tail I have ever had. And I have had them all over the US.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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So far i'd have to say my favorite restaurant was this little hole in the wall mexican place in Key West that some locals showed me.
I had a simple steak tacos on corn tortillas with fresh cilantro, tomato and lime.
Served with them was black beans and rice and I had to get a side of refried beans to try because I was told they were real and not canned..
Yes it was very good, Sadly though i cant remember the name of the place and i'm not sure i'd find it again, it was trully off the beaten path and not so much a tourist place, more for the locals you could tell by the resonable prices.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Out in the stix
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Osteria Al Monumento da Giulio, on the outskirts of Rome. Best restaurant I've ever eaten in, hands down. No menu, they just bring you food, then come back and take your order, and will pretty much make whatever you want. Really rustic, and once they found out I speak Italian, it was game on. Best gnocchi I ever had, made with a wild boar sauce.
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:05 AM
 
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Mine is Rain Forest Cafe in USA.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Roadhouse in Texas.....superb steaks!!

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Old 06-10-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I have too many favorites in too many places to narrow it down to one, so I'll go with the town I live in:

Brandon's Diner in Fontana, CA. I'm all about breakfast, and they do brekkie well. My favorite is a huge pastrami omelet topped with pork chile verde, smothered in their house-made pico de gallo and red chile. Served with dark hash browns with diced onions and peppers mixed in and a slice of excellent French toast, washed down with perfectly blended fountain Coke.

They also have excellent grilled sandwiches and delicious chilaquiles.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Mine is gone, unfortunately. We lived in the country and the only white tablecloth restaurant was down a country road. They could always fit us in without a reservation, the atmosphere was old farm house- fireplace- cozy, and the food was always good, the servers were mature pros, and the cocktails generous.
Alas, we're in the land of fried catfish and flip flops now.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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One of my all-time favorite restaruants is in my own little town: Don Quijote Restaurante and Imports

Restaurante Don Quijote is the only Spanish restaurant in the State of Indiana. Owner Carlos Rivero is a superb chef, and he and his business partner, Elena Jambrina, are wonderful hosts. I love garlic, and they use lots of it in many of their dishes. Passers-by out front are lured by the sweet aroma of garlic emanating from the front door. Oh my, it is hard to walk on by! The seafood dishes are my favorites, though everything else on the menu is wonderful as well. They also have a great selection of wines, many from Spain, which complement the dishes very well. Often, there is live entertainment, usually a classical guitarist. I can't say enough good things about this place!
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Originally Posted by Fontucky View Post
I have too many favorites in too many places to narrow it down to one, so I'll go with the town I live in:

Brandon's Diner in Fontana, CA. I'm all about breakfast, and they do brekkie well. My favorite is a huge pastrami omelet topped with pork chile verde, smothered in their house-made pico de gallo and red chile. Served with dark hash browns with diced onions and peppers mixed in and a slice of excellent French toast, washed down with perfectly blended fountain Coke.

They also have excellent grilled sandwiches and delicious chilaquiles.
A pastrami omelet? Never heard of one, but it sounds fab. I'm sure I'd love it. Sounds like Brandon's makes a great breakfast!
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