I am among those who are..shall we say, dentist-phobic? I really dreaded dentist visits for much of my life, but Dr. Sholder is truly kind and patient and I have never suffered the slightest discomfort in his care. I like him very much!
PROS: Wonderful dentist and nice person..great office staff too
CONS: none...highly recommended
Dr. Gurnick is a first rate podiatrist. He helped me with a painful leg and foot problem I had suffered from for years. It turned out that it was being caused by a lack of support and he designed custom orthotics for me right in his office. I highly recommend him!
PROS: Great podiatrist
Our whole family uses Bohaty plumbing, they are real pro's! Although they can be a bit pricey, they stand behind their work (although you will rarely need them to, as everything is done right the first time.) We recommend them highly!
PROS: Great work, honest, guaranteed
CONS: a bit pricey, but professional, honest and skilled
That name is so unappealing to me, bu the dish is fantastic, a mound of crunchy, spicy lightly battered shrimp in a pungent sweet and hot sauce. People drive for miles to have this famous specialty. this is the original location in Chinatown and the menu has many delicious specialties including spicy eggplant and General Tsu's chicken. The service is ultra quick and prices are reasonable.
PROS: Delicious, fresh and reasonable
CONS: Parking in Chinatown can be a nightmare, often a long wait too
There is usually a line out the door at Wonder Bakery. People wait in line for their giant, freshly baked almond cookies, tender egg custard pastry tarts and wonderful fresh strawberry cakes covered in freshly whipped cream. All of the desserts you find on the dim sum carts are available here along with unusual items such as sweet bean filled dumplings and honeydew melon pies. A wonderful bakery and so inexpensive!
PROS: Delicious, unusual pastries and cookies, inexpensive too
CONS: parking is a challenge and Chinatown can be very crowded
My girlfriend and I used to walk here after school when we were 13 years old. That was over thirty years ago and, actually, not much has changed, She's still my sweetheart (wife now!) and we still love those big half chocolate and half vanilla iced cookies from Bea's. I think they're called black n' whites. The other post about those little pastries is correct too, there should be a law about those..they're called hammentaschen..yum!
PROS: Good old fashioned bakery stuff
Michel Richard is well known for catering large weddings and other affairs, but the true heart of this establishment is the traditional, rich french pastry. I have not often had an eclair, Napoleon or Tarte tatin as good as those from Michel Richard!
PROS: Real Eclairs and Napoleons
CONS: parking is rough and so is the 5 lbs. you'll gain!
I can't stop thinking about this place now that the name has come up. They serve hot, fresh, hand made streudel..cherry, apple and cheese. There's really nothing like it. It is amazing and light and flaky...filled with warm fruit or sweet creamy cheese, like my Hungarian Grandma used to make, a real diet-killer!
PROS: The streudel..it's the real deal!
CONS: CALORIE EXPLOSION...but so what, right?
Of the three dinners we have had here over three years, one was great (our first visit)! Although very costly (about $120 with wine for two), we enjoyed our first meal (two exceptional lamb entrees) and desserts. Our second visit was so bad we thought it may have just been a fluke. We arrived on time for our 8pm reservations and were seated at a cramped table near the back, off in a corner. We had requested a window table (these overlook the Marina) and we asked to be moved. They seemed VERY put out although it was NOT crowded and the host kept up a running converstaion with another staff member throughout this whole exchange. We waited fifteen minutes for our order to be taken and were served some bread and our wine while we waited. When our dinners arrived over an HOUR later (no joke) my wife's soup was tepid and was brought along with her entree ...one she had not ordered. My dinner came along at least ten minutes later and was also cold. They reheated the soup which we shared while we waited AGAIN for our dinners. After a long confused argument with the waiter who insistd my wife HAD ordered a fish entree...? The pork dish she HAD ordered was brought to us another 30 minutes later prepared so hastily it was raw in the middle and mine was apparently rewarmed..left to get cold AGAIN and sloppily replated on the same dish it was originally served on. We were cranky and hungry and dinner was a joke. We asked that they just forget dinner and charge us for the wine and soup...which they did..after adding the minimum per person table charge to the bill! I asked for the manager and argued that that was unacceptable..he agreed, but still charged for the soup and wine. Our third visit involved more lengthy waits and cold food...never again...
PROS: Capable of very good food..but only once in 3 tries
CONS: POOORRR SERVICE..high prices and bad attitudes
They have the BEST burgers here and other grill style entrees along with a great selection of beers and ales. The atmosphere is, well...it's kind of like a big frat house party. It's exactly like that actually...a big singles hangout too. If you're not in the mood for a crowd of twenty-somethings with obvious beer buzzes, come at an off hour and have a great burger!
PROS: Great burgers and lots of interesting micr-brews
CONS: Not in the mood for a Frat House party?...come at an off hour