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    Quote Originally Posted by ptown_trojans_1 View Post
    Wife and I are doing a little vacation down to Charlotte to visit a few friends over the weekend, and then spending a week in Charleston, S.C.
    I know we have a few posters that are down in that area. Outside of the typical bbq places (Lewis, Husk, Hannibal's, Rodney Scott's, etc.), are there others good places to eat?
    We will probably just stay near the city, but plan on doing a plantation tour and seeing Ft Sumpter as well.
    Michaels on the Alley was my favorite steak, and their bartender made a killer Old Fashioned (recommend hitting up the basement bar before meal, very old time, prohibition feel).


    We did Boone Hall plantation because we wanted the Avenue of the Oaks picture...and it did not disappoint. But I've heard great things about Magnolia as well. Boone Hall is where The Notebook was filmed, if your wife is into that,
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    Been to a restaurant called Blue in downtown Charlotte.

    Very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laley23 View Post
    We did Boone Hall plantation because we wanted the Avenue of the Oaks picture...and it did not disappoint. But I've heard great things about Magnolia as well. Boone Hall is where The Notebook was filmed, if your wife is into that,
    It was also the home of Orry Main of North/South fame. Loved that movie even though it veered from the book!
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    Found a very cheap deal to Paris during MLK weekend. I know we have several posters who have been. Top priority for me = food recommendations. Go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by like_that View Post
    Found a very cheap deal to Paris during MLK weekend. I know we have several posters who have been. Top priority for me = food recommendations. Go!
    If you do nothing else, go here for lunch. One of bridesmaids lived in Paris for 2 years and took us. Apparently their brunch is fantastic, but only Sunday's. We went for lunch and got the heirloom tomato salad, egg yolk ravioli, fried chicken, and kintoa pork. Those 4 were fantastic. We had 6 total and it fed 3 of us perfectly. I think it is a rotating menu, but it was all very fresh and delicious.

    http://www.ellsworthparis.com

    I have a few more suggestions at home that I can't think of off the top of my head. I get back Monday and will try to post them. This was my/our favorite meal of the entire trip though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by like_that View Post
    Found a very cheap deal to Paris during MLK weekend. I know we have several posters who have been. Top priority for me = food recommendations. Go!
    I don't have any specific recommendations, but everything I ate there was fantastic.

    As for sights, Montmartre was my personal fav.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iclfan2 View Post
    PM me with specific questions. There is amazing food here. Husk isn't BBq, it's more higher end dining (James Beard award winner Sean Brock, who also owns McCrady's and Minero). For BBQ you hit the nail on the head with Rodney Scott as traditional southern whole hog BBQ, Home team also southern, and Lewis which is Austin Texas inspired (and amazing brisket). FIG is exceptional, Obstinate daughter on IOP is very good, it really depends on what type of food you are looking for and where you will be. I'd start making reservations for popular restaurants now.

    Fort Sumpter is very cool, the USS Yorktown is also an interesting tour if you haven't been on a carrier before (there is also a small battleship and submarine included in the price). There are many plantations so I would just look up which one you would like to go to. The main ones are probably Magnolia or Middleton, and then there is a still working one in Mt. P called Boone Hall. There are also 3 beaches, shopping, and other things to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Laley23 View Post
    Michaels on the Alley was my favorite steak, and their bartender made a killer Old Fashioned (recommend hitting up the basement bar before meal, very old time, prohibition feel).


    We did Boone Hall plantation because we wanted the Avenue of the Oaks picture...and it did not disappoint. But I've heard great things about Magnolia as well. Boone Hall is where The Notebook was filmed, if your wife is into that,
    Thanks for the recs. We did Lewis bbq when we rolled in for lunch and it was amazing brisket and hot sausage. We did Husk for dinner. One of the best southern meals I have had. I love how they change the menu daily. We did some tours downtown that was nice, saw the French area. I had a drink at the Gin Joint, and that was delicious. They had an apple whiskey cocktail that tasted like fall.

    Did Boone Hall yesterday morning. The wife loved it and I didn't mind it either. Beautiful scenery. We did some house tours yesterday as well and finished with some soul food at Nana's Seafood and Soul.

    We are awaiting on friends to drive down from Myrtle for today and tomorrow. Plans are lunch at Rodney's bbq today and dinner at Fig with some bar hopping at Prohibition, 492, the Cocktail Club, Proof, and the Belmont. We will do Sumpter tomorrow AM as it has been hot and humid as shit down here.

    Outside the heat, I do love it down here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by like_that View Post
    Found a very cheap deal to Paris during MLK weekend. I know we have several posters who have been. Top priority for me = food recommendations. Go!
    I lied, we found an even better deal to Amsterdam, so we are doing that now. I know the food isn't as good as Paris, but any recs? Beer? Other shit?
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    Do you watch Fuck That's Delicious? They go to this Thai place called Thaise, and it looks amazing. I will definitely be going there next time I'm in Amsterdam.

    I pretty much just partied and ate junk food both times I was there. I'm not a museum guy, but the Van Gogh Museum was awesome, highly recommend it. It's also right close to Vondelpark which is a cool place to chill and crack a few beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Automatik View Post
    Do you watch Fuck That's Delicious? They go to this Thai place called Thaise, and it looks amazing. I will definitely be going there next time I'm in Amsterdam.

    I pretty much just partied and ate junk food both times I was there. I'm not a museum guy, but the Van Gogh Museum was awesome, highly recommend it. It's also right close to Vondelpark which is a cool place to chill and crack a few beers.
    I do watch it, and plan to rewatch the Amsterdam episode. What an awesome show to host.
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    Quote Originally Posted by like_that View Post
    I lied, we found an even better deal to Amsterdam, so we are doing that now. I know the food isn't as good as Paris, but any recs? Beer? Other shit?
    I dont recall the name of the cafe (it was near a canal [LOL]) but I legit had the most insane/best apple pie I have ever had in Amsterdam. Apparently it's a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptown_trojans_1 View Post
    Thanks for the recs. We did Lewis bbq when we rolled in for lunch and it was amazing brisket and hot sausage. We did Husk for dinner. One of the best southern meals I have had. I love how they change the menu daily. We did some tours downtown that was nice, saw the French area. I had a drink at the Gin Joint, and that was delicious. They had an apple whiskey cocktail that tasted like fall.

    Did Boone Hall yesterday morning. The wife loved it and I didn't mind it either. Beautiful scenery. We did some house tours yesterday as well and finished with some soul food at Nana's Seafood and Soul.

    We are awaiting on friends to drive down from Myrtle for today and tomorrow. Plans are lunch at Rodney's bbq today and dinner at Fig with some bar hopping at Prohibition, 492, the Cocktail Club, Proof, and the Belmont. We will do Sumpter tomorrow AM as it has been hot and humid as shit down here.

    Outside the heat, I do love it down here.
    Sounds like you hit all the legit spots, and your plan for the next two days are solid. I haven't eaten at FIG but it is supposed to be amazing. It is hot as hell, even in the middle of October. I usually wear shorts on Christmas. I live a couple miles north of Boone Hall out in suburbia Mt. Pleasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander of Awesome View Post
    I dont recall the name of the cafe (it was near a canal [LOL]) but I legit had the most insane/best apple pie I have ever had in Amsterdam. Apparently it's a thing.
    I figured you would have some beer recs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by like_that View Post
    I figured you would have some beer recs.
    I went here: http://beertemple.nl/

    They had an insane tap list including beers from Hoppin' Frog which surprised me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander of Awesome View Post
    I went here: http://beertemple.nl/

    They had an insane tap list including beers from Hoppin' Frog which surprised me.
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    Any suggestion for great steak houses in chicago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thavoice View Post
    Any suggestion for great steak houses in chicago?
    You want chains or no? Not bad chains, but the top of the line steakhouse chains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thavoice View Post
    Any suggestion for great steak houses in chicago?
    Yes. But you can GFY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laley23 View Post
    You want chains or no? Not bad chains, but the top of the line steakhouse chains.
    Either is fine. Will be staying at trump towers so something in the area would be best. Thanks.
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    It is probably closed now because of the weather, but the outdoor bar at Trump Tower - 16th floor I think - is fabulous with spectacular views. Gene & Georgetti has some great steak, the bone-in filet is worth the $58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thavoice View Post
    Any suggestion for great steak houses in chicago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thavoice View Post
    Any suggestion for great steak houses in chicago?
    they have steaks but i always enjoy the dinning at The Village https://italianvillage-chicago.com/the-village/
    They do have a very good selection ... enjoy
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    Of ones Ive been too:

    1a. Mastros
    1b. Del Friscos (The atmosphere is great)
    3. Bavettes
    4. Chicago Cut
    5. Gibsons
    6. Prime and Provisions

    Have heard very good things about RPM and Chicago Chop as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by thavoice View Post
    Any suggestion for great steak houses in chicago?
    for lunch stop in at " Eleven" cornbeef
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laley23 View Post
    Of ones Ive been too:

    1a. Mastros
    1b. Del Friscos (The atmosphere is great)
    3. Bavettes
    4. Chicago Cut
    5. Gibsons
    6. Prime and Provisions

    Have heard very good things about RPM and Chicago Chop as well
    Next time try Maple & Ash if you haven’t already. So fucking delicious.

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