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BRI328 May 8, 2007 08:23 AM

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Meeting friends next weekend, open for any suggestions..Italian, French,
New American, Tapas...etc.

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  1. monavano RE: BRI328 May 8, 2007 09:22 AM

    If I were in the area, I wouldn't miss an opportunity to go to Allison at Blue Bell!
    http://www.alisonatbluebell.com/
    oh.........and it's byob ;)

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      BRI328 RE: monavano May 8, 2007 09:57 AM

      Thank you! It looks wonderful.

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        monavano RE: BRI328 May 8, 2007 10:14 AM

        It is mentioned on the web site, but to be sure you're aware that they take cash and check only at Allison.

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          BRI328 RE: monavano May 8, 2007 10:40 AM

          yes, I read that and I appreciate you writing back.

    2. Den RE: BRI328 May 8, 2007 11:52 AM

      We really like San Marco in Springhouse on Bethlehem Pike.

      http://www.sanmarcopa.com/

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        BRI328 RE: Den May 8, 2007 01:10 PM

        thanks.

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        JohnnyT RE: BRI328 May 9, 2007 07:14 PM

        El Sarape in Blue Bell and Tamirindos in Broad Axe are both fun, with excellent Mexican food. Tamarindos is a BYOB, if that makes a difference.

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          BigAppetite RE: JohnnyT May 18, 2007 05:59 PM

          I'll second both of these restaurants, but try Tamirindos on a Saturday for their free margaritas.

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            mitchh RE: JohnnyT May 21, 2007 11:03 AM

            I went to Tamarindos on Saturday and can't say that I was overly impressed. The food at El Sarape is much better. However, what BigAppetite said is true, the free margaritas are nice. The servers pour them like they are water.

            I will also second Arpeggio, although the wait there can be very long on the weekends. They serve the best hummus I have ever had and the fresh pita is remarkable.

            The Drafting Room in Spring House is very good, especially if you like different beers from across the country.

            A drive up to Skippack to go to Parc Bistro or Basta Pasta is well worth it.

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              AmblerGirl RE: mitchh May 21, 2007 11:14 AM

              I'm a big fan of Tamarindo's and generally enjoy their food. If you are looking for upscale Mexican, La Cava in ambler is a slight notch above Tamarindo's in terms of quality. I saw recently that they also started serving free margaritas, which is a big plus.

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                JohnnyT RE: AmblerGirl May 23, 2007 10:05 AM

                I agree, La Cava is definitely a notch above both Tamarindo's and El Sarape, but the original poster was looking for a restaurant in Gwynned. Also, it's hard enough getting into La Cava, let's not make it too popular!

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            Displaced California Foodie RE: BRI328 May 12, 2007 05:24 AM

            http://www.arpeggiobyob.com/index.htm

            I think Arpeggio is an excellent choice as well. You can't go wrong-the food is great. There have been multiple posts regarding this restaurant on this site--if you do a search you'll find more info! Good luck!

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