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Old 12-08-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Quit showing off...although I couldn't help but notice a disturbing lack of Momofuku on this list...
will try to fix tonight or tomorrow.

Next week, Girl and the Goat in Chicago will rectify all that ills me.
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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Some friends and I finally made it out to the Monterey last Saturday. It was a chilly evening, but the heat lamps and the Mexican blankets on every chair made it very comfortable. As a vegetarian, I had some great food: roasted root vegetables, a pickled vegetable selection, a mushroom salad, the best brussel sprouts I've EVER had, and some nice fries, too. I had some excellent beer as well.

Everyone enjoyed their food. And I must say that the design and the atmosphere are excellent. Hopefully, people will patronize this place as much as they can.

The one "downside" was that the server was insistent that the food be served "family-style." I.e., everyone shares what comes out, when it comes out. That's great, but sometimes people have different dietary preferences/rules and would prefer to be eating at the same time as everyone else. But this is a minor complaint. Nice job.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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Ya-yas on McCollugh. Typical $7.99 ish Asian lunch. We ordered tempura calamari as an appetizer. Not so hot. Many Italian restaurants do much better.

Lots of food. The coconut ice cream for dessert was fun.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Ate at Meson yesterday with a client. EXCELLENT food and service. Took a little longer than we would have liked, but the food was made fresh, so I can't complain too much.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:45 AM
 
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Apiary (NYC) - Chef Scott Bryan's (formerly of Veritas) new place. Outstanding value. They offer a $35 3 course prix fixe during the week that would be hard to top. Tuscan mushroom soup was loaded with mushrooms and a touch of truffle that was just terrific. A second course of skate with leeks, artichokes, carrots, and an herbed broth was prepared perfectly. Blackberry financier was a nice, albeit unremarkable, finish. Wine list was solid and only 100% mark-ups were nice to see. Service was also solid. Decor was 100% Ligne Roset and beautiful.

Its been nice to see a week of food that is not over-sized, over salted, over-cooked, and/or over sauced. 1 night left...I hope I didn't jinx myself.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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I understand the title of this tread is about the last place you ate at, but shouldn't these reviews/places have SOMETHING to do with the general area down here? Why would be want to or care to hear about places we can't get in a car and drive to within an hour or so?
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Golden Star downtown...YUMM!!!!!!!
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I understand the title of this tread is about the last place you ate at, but shouldn't these reviews/places have SOMETHING to do with the general area down here? Why would be want to or care to hear about places we can't get in a car and drive to within an hour or so?
It doesn't bother me. I've been reading jwebtx's restaurant adventures and they are interesting!
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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Some friends and I finally made it out to the Monterey last Saturday. It was a chilly evening, but the heat lamps and the Mexican blankets on every chair made it very comfortable. As a vegetarian, I had some great food: roasted root vegetables, a pickled vegetable selection, a mushroom salad, the best brussel sprouts I've EVER had, and some nice fries, too. I had some excellent beer as well.

Everyone enjoyed their food. And I must say that the design and the atmosphere are excellent. Hopefully, people will patronize this place as much as they can.

The one "downside" was that the server was insistent that the food be served "family-style." I.e., everyone shares what comes out, when it comes out. That's great, but sometimes people have different dietary preferences/rules and would prefer to be eating at the same time as everyone else. But this is a minor complaint. Nice job.
Went tonight. Loved it. Great beer and great food. We liked the "family style" thing. We always share everything anyway. Temperature was very mild tonight. Could have done without any heat at all but the fire pits were a nice touch. the whole atmosphere was relaxing. We will be going back. Any place serving a grilled cheese with bacon deserves to do well. I agree about the brussel sprouts, really good.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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Luby's. I love sopping up their tartar sauce with a wheat roll.

Last edited by ilovevintage; 12-11-2010 at 08:30 PM.. Reason: I'm hungry again.
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