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Old 03-12-2016, 04:41 PM   #21
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Geyserville restaurants

We live 30 miles north. Like Diavolo, but love, love Catelli's. Try their lasagne -- incredibly thin sheets of pasta.

Going to Diabolo next Sunday with friends.
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:09 PM   #22
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I recently saw a documentary about these 4 extreme foodies. Money is no object. They fly all around the world to go to the top restaurants. They all write blogs and are well known in the foodie world. Their are 109 3 star michelin restaurants in the world and one of these 4 has gone to all of them. The name of the doc is Foodies.
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:38 PM   #23
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We drove 65 miles for a 3 Michelin star restaurant in Napa Valley area. It required no less than 1 year advance reservation.
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:30 PM   #24
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We drove 65 miles for a 3 Michelin star restaurant in Napa Valley area. It required no less than 1 year advance reservation.
Sounds like TFL. We ate there, it was excellent but not worth the $, resting on their laurels nowadays? Glad we went once, but we wouldn't go back.
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:45 PM   #25
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Sounds like TFL. We ate there, it was excellent but not worth the $, resting on their laurels nowadays? Glad we went once, but we wouldn't go back.
Definitely not for your average American diner. I was glad to experience it as a once-in-a-lifetime event, enjoyed the experience, but do not relish ever paying that kind of price for 4 guests again. (By the way, the tip was already included in the total, something not quite obvious until my DH wisely inquired.)
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:25 PM   #26
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I'll drive up to an hour. I live in a restaurant paradise in the San Francisco Bay Area. I don't really have to go far to find interesting and excellent meals. When I ER'd I started going out to lunch more often.
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:42 PM   #27
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Hmmm - having spent 30 yrs in New Orleans (live to eat and all that) distance is not a limit if I thought /was convinced it was worth a try.

I do limit travel to the planet Earth though.



heh heh heh - short drives of 50 - 60 miles are normal for some certain German or Cajun foods or even a favorite pastry/doughnut shop.

Recently brought home some Italian bread from a burger joint in Paris, TX they were using - it was a small version of the kind on a New Orleans Muff from Central Grocery.

I'm not a foodie just strongly opinionated.
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:55 PM   #28
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Well the nearest restaurant to us is about 15 miles away and it's "Subway" sandwich shop. It's a 50+ mile drive (one way) in any direction to get to anything much more than a fast food place around here. But at 75+mph, it doesn't take too long to get to a nice place to eat.
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I'm definitely not a foodie, but I do appreciate a good meal. I can't see myself traveling any significant distance to a restaurant, but I'll cheerfully drive up to 100 miles to judge at a professional barbecue contest. I'm a certified judge, and most of the entries are just awesomely good.

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We are surrounded by lots of restaurants within a 10 minutes drive but we routinely drive 25-30 miles to eat lunch or dinner as we are centrally located between Boston and Providence and there's lots of great restaurants in both cities. Our goal is to experience as many of these places as we could.

Last week we had a great lunch at a French restaurant in Boston's waterfront "Miel, Brasserie Provencal" and we didn't even have to drive as we took the commuter rail.
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:18 AM   #31
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18 km from PV downtown to Boca de Tomatlan for lunch on the beach
Another 18 km from Boca to Yelapa by water taxi for lunch on the beach: 36km
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Downtown to lunch at the marina in La Crux: 32 km

Usually do these once in a 6 month season. Most meals are walking distance from home.
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Old 03-13-2016, 02:09 PM   #32
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We're driving 22 miles tomorrow for pi(e)

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We're driving 22 miles tomorrow for pie.
If you walk the 22 miles you could have TWO!
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Heh, funny you should mention. The pie emporium is located in Auburn, near many of my favoritest hiking trails. I'll probably be hiking up there later in the week. So of course I'll needs to build up my strength! Thanks for the rationalization suggestion!
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I'll drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe to have dinner (about 65 miles from my house) although I will generally try to go to the plaza and maybe hit a couple of my favorite shops too. Santa Fe has nicer restaurants. When on travel in Texas or the South, I'm willing to drive a few extra miles to visit a recommended BBQ, fried chicken, or southern/soul food restaurant. And I'm also a pie lover so while in the Houston suburbs for Thanksgiving, I had my brother drive me into the city to buy pies at Flying Saucer. The fresh strawberry cream pie was delicious!
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Heh, funny you should mention. The pie emporium is located in Auburn, near many of my favoritest hiking trails. I'll probably be hiking up there later in the week. So of course I'll needs to build up my strength! Thanks for the rationalization suggestion!
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I'm not a foodie, but DW and the daughters suffer from the illness.

Since I've started cooking I have come to appreciate the taste of food more. It has become clear that we can cook at home better and cheaper than all but the finest restaurants AND I can control the atmosphere.

I am not opposed to eating out at a nice restaurant, but (as some of you have heard me complain elsewhere) my definition would require fellow diners who converse in whispers and perhaps some soft string music playing in the background to accompany a spectacular meal. In other words, fine dining the way it was when I was young and couldn't afford it.
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Heh, funny you should mention. The pie emporium is located in Auburn, near many of my favoritest hiking trails. I'll probably be hiking up there later in the week. So of course I'll needs to build up my strength! Thanks for the rationalization suggestion!

I don't live very far from Auburn and I've been driving that way to go hiking myself. What is the name of this pie emporium of which you speak?
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Ikeda's! There's one in Davis as well.
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We go out to eat a twice a week or so but it is usually 4 or 5 star Yelp ethnic restaurants, like Vietnamese or Thai food, and never the Michelin star kinds of places. There are many nice ethnic restaurants we like within 10 miles or so of our house. We drive a bit further sometimes for restaurants with pretty waterfront views once in awhile or foodie / wine tasting events.
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