May 14, 2007

Tagged again...

This time from Kat, but as I told her I'm only doing the second part of the thingy. So here goes:

The rules:
1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the city/state and country you’re in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Todd (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
miss kendra (los angeles, california, u.s.a)
Jiggs Casey (Berkeley, CA, USA! USA! USA!)
Tits McGee (New England, USA)
Kat (Ontario, Canada)
B.E. Earl (Huntington, NY)

2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.

Canterbury Ales - Good English-style pub food (is that an oxymoron?) and a great selection of draft beers. Plus the lovely and talented Gia is the manager there. Reason enough to give it a go.

Musashino - A Korean-owned Japanese/Korean sushi restaurant that serves out-of-this-world fresh seafood prepared by the man behind the bar, Charlie Joo. Gotta sit at the sushi bar and try his world famous oysters. Super stuff. In a town and area filled with sushi joints, this one stands out.

Mac's Steakhouse - Never liked the name, but this steak joint that is seemingly always in transition seems to have found it's niche. Gone are the days of uber-priced meals, the restaurant has managed to lower it's prices while maintaining its great service. With the addition of a new destination steakhouse here in town (Prime), Mac's has its work cut out for itself. Let's hope they survive the battle.

Besito - I've actually only been to this place for drinks before last Wednesday. Now, I've eaten there twice and I'm ready to sing their praises. Upscale Mexican food (another oxymoron?) with a great tequila menu. Gia and I ate there last night and it was fabu. She had a drink called a "Michelada" that included beer, lime juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire and a salted rim...and she lurved it! Food was great too!

Cafe Buenos Aires - A new player in town in a location that has had more than it's share of failed restaurants. Hopefully this one sticks. As the name suggests, Argentinian fare and a great tapas bar are the attractions here. The bar needs a little work on its selection, but the wines and the caipirinhas (brown sugar, lime, cachaca) are first-rate. Should succeed as the principal owner has a devoted following in town from his work at other area restaurants.

Close, but no cigar: Red, Umberto's, Oaxaca, Thai USA, JD's, Cassis and many more. This town has nothing but restaurants and bars, yo!

3. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been tagged. - Nah, let's not and say we did.


Mermaid Melanie said...

whew I am glad that I wasn't tagged! I haven't really eaten too many places. Plus none of you are even close to my area.

thanks earl.

Verdant Earl said...

After I made up this list, I thought of 5 other joints in town that I really dig...oh well

Kat said...

I find that those upscale mexican places are diamonds in the rough. At least in my town. But oh so good when you find one uh? Can't beat that extensive tequila menu. A nice change from the run of the mill wine list.