The food at Osteria del Figo is really fantastic. All their pastas and sauces are homemade and you can tell. But if you are looking for a quiet, intimate dinner... go somewhere else, or go late. Figo has a lot of young family diners with little kids around 6-7pm. Still worth a try, though.
Circles is located in an old FL bungalow in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa. The food isn't the best I have ever had, but outshines a lot of others in Tampa. They have some very tasty seafood dishes and a nice wine selection. Circles has a laid back feel, yet is elegant at the same time. A nice place for date night.
After having a horrible experience with another local collision center -- I went to Summit for advice. They were helpful, professional and very knowledgable. The next time I needed a repair, I went to Summit and the work was excellent. I have recommended others to Summit and everyone has been satisfied.
If you care about your car -- take it to Summit (NE Columbia location).
Located in Charleston's quaint French Quarter, 82 Queen is a delightful dining experience. With courtyard and historic house seating -- there isn't a bad seat in the house.
The menu is mainly designed for the seafood lover, but there are a few meat options as well. This is Lowcountry cooking -- so the southern influence is strong, yet not overdone. All dinners are in the $20s, so this fine dining experience is affordable. 82 Queen also offers brunch and lunch.
Tip: Make reservations for a late Spring or early Fall evening and dine in the courtyard. It is Charleston at its finest!
I have been to Miyos On Forest five times, and each time it has gotten progressively worse. The last time was THE last time. The servers have gone from knowledgeable adults to freshmen at USC. The food is nowhere near as good as it was a couple years ago and the renovations have taken the ambiance out of the place. If you want good Asian... go somewhere else.
I'm not sure what city Gervais and Vine think they are in, but being in Columbia -- they need to check their attitude. The first time I tried to go to this place, it was closed for a private party (on a Saturday night!). The next time, I stood outside in the cold with my companion for an hour, only to see larger groups get taken before us. After asking the girl three times and being told "just 10 more minutes," we left. I will never go back.
Gervais and Vine -- you're not a hip club in LA or NY, so get over yourselves and treat your customers better.
Located slightly below street level, First Crush is a great place to have dinner and taste excellent wine. The restaurant is small and intimate with an EXTENSIVE, all-California wine list and fresh menu. Prices aren't too bad, and they offer wines by the flight -- so if you are unsure -- you can sample many without having to purchase entire glasses or bottles.
Located on 24th St. in Noe Valley, Haystack Pizza offers a no-frills environment with excellent food and friendly service.
They don't skimp on toppings, the crust isn't too thick or too thin and is always fresh. Haystack has a full menu and the prices are reasonable.
Haystack has been a Noe Valley institution for over 30 years. Try it and you will see why.
Mitchell's has been in business since 1953, and no wonder. With all your favorite ice cream flavors, and new flavors like Avocado, Green Tea, Ube and more -- you will need to visit over and over. Mitchell's also offers sorbets, milkshakes, cakes and take home ice cream.
Mitchell's is located on the edge of the Mission. A true neighborhood ice cream shop. Easy to get to, but hard to leave.
Be warned -- on summer nights, the line stretches down the block!
Located in the Castro, Hot Cookie serves up the biggest and best cookies in San Francisco. With just enough room for two customers at the counter, Hot Cookie is a bakery like no other. Not only are the treats to die for, but you may be surprised to see some baked goods shaped like... well, let's just say they resemble both male and female body parts. Hot Cookie is great fun!