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socal hound with 5 days in fresno. best of list please!

jacknhedy Oct 12, 2008 08:51 PM

i'm open to everything from holes-in-the-walls to pricey, as long as the food is awesome. thanks in advance for your help...

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    dimsumgirl Oct 13, 2008 06:44 AM

    Put Royal Thai Orchid and Cracked Pepper Bistro on your list!

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      gmk1322 Oct 13, 2008 07:23 AM

      -Hunan; order off of the Chinese Menu (you will need to request it from the hostess)
      -Don Pepe Taqueria

      1. cocktailqueen77 Oct 13, 2008 09:03 AM

        Imperial Garden - dim sum & Chinese food
        Bistro Rustico
        The Chef's Table
        Patio Cafe - egg's benedict
        Farmer's Market - great local produce / coffee / atmosphere
        Smoke Bros. Southern BBQ - cajun style catfish
        Sushi Day
        Basque Hotel - downtown Fresno
        Sam's Deli

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        1. re: cocktailqueen77
          tavmark Oct 13, 2008 10:54 AM

          North India Bar and Grill

        2. KenWritez Oct 14, 2008 02:48 PM

          + Trelio in Clovis, on Clovis Ave. and 5th St. in Old Town. My absolute fave; sterling service, outstanding food, wonderful wine selection. Casual elegance.

          + Taco Grande on 7357 N Blackstone Ave near Riverpark area (just north of Herndon Ave), and another on 151 W Bullard Ave # 101, Clovis. The best breakfast burritos! (My fave is the chile Colorado w/ potatoes, and the chorizo is also great.)

          + Sam's Deli, 2415 N First St., Fresno, (559) 229-9346. Italian deli w/ wonderful sandwiches and fresh Italian meats, cheeses, bread, nice wine selection.

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            jacknhedy Oct 15, 2008 07:46 AM

            thanks all! really appreciate the help. at least i know we'll be having a blast. (ordering off the chinese menu - hahaha - what luck. i am chinese, and i can read it straight off!) btw - any good dimsum out there?

            already looked up some of the websites where available, and bookmarked. time to pack my bags.

            keep 'em coming.

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            1. re: jacknhedy
              P Macias Oct 15, 2008 02:44 PM

              You lucky guy! I was there last month and I'm still talking about it. The CH's there are so great and direct you to all the right places. The Vineyard Farmer's Market is exceptional, do try the almond croissants from the bakery with a great cup of coffee.
              The most memorable experience I had there was the eggplant napoleon appetizer at the Cracked Pepper Bistro. Please don't miss this and please do write and let us know what you think of it.

              1. re: jacknhedy
                tavmark Oct 15, 2008 03:16 PM

                Consensus is Imperial Graden for dim sum - best time is Sat (?) Sun morning when they open.

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                  Gail Oct 15, 2008 07:13 PM

                  Yes, both Sat and Sun. and it is delish!!

                2. re: jacknhedy
                  gmk1322 Oct 15, 2008 08:11 PM

                  Lol, well the menu is actually in English. According to the waitress when I was there last time, Asian people usually get both menus when they are seated but everyone else needs to request the "Chinese menu." When I asked her why, she said that everyone else would order the specialty dishes and then complain about them being too hot or having tripe, jellyfish, etc...

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