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Jul 20, 2009 12:02 PM

How far do you drive for your favorite food

Here is just a few of mine ,I live in Lantana and would drive to Oakland and Federal to eat at Chaing Mai of Siam, I used to drive to Lighthouse point to eat at Celito lindo dos, and i would drive to Kendall to eat at La Caretta on 88th and turnpike. So really is there a distance that you would not go for your favorite restaurant. Of course it would be nice to jump on a plane and fly to Zermatt Switzerland I know a great German restaurant right across from the train station but I mean a day trip or even an afternoon trip

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  1. I drove from Boca to Kon Chau in Miami the other day. About 55 minutes.

    1. I never drive very far at all....enough of our favorite places are closer than 10 miles of us here in Lake Worth....I think for us to drive any further than that it would have to include an additional destination, whether it be just a store or whatever, that we don't have nearby to where we live.
      It's nice to be not far from home when you leave a restaurant stuffed out of your gourd!

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      1. re: rainroosty

        really I have my local faves that are go to places,but there are far superior restaurants outside of our local Laketana province and I love the hunt and the find. For me it is like finding goldand the riches are there if you want it bad enough,however I do agree that we have some great food locally but there is ALWAYS room for improvement

        1. re: pikiliz

          I've been to Lake Worth once and ate in some mediocre seafood joint (lol). Where do you guys eat?

          1. re: Jenaclaree

            Wow stiff LOL IMHO Lake Worth is not mediocre for the most part there is really good food here I believe Rainrootsy suggest Dixon Li's Oriental Express
            5283 Lake Worth Rd
            Greenacres, FL 33463-3365
            (561) 969-2828 I say lets all meet there and discuss Lets put our culinary money where our mouths are

      2. I used to drive 50 miles R/T for my favorite BBQ until they closed. With the travel cost and economy of today, I am more likely to stay within a 5 to 10 mile radius.

        1. I live in SE Orlando, and it seems to take me 30-40 minutes to get anywhere in this town. So I at least drive that far, and would drive further if there was anywhere to get good lox, whitefish salad, and bagels in this town.

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          1. re: Corporate_40

            are there any good lox and bagel in town?

            id drive the same hah. no more than an hr tho.

            1. re: pdpredtide

              There isn't a single decent place to get either in Orlando. Very depressing.

              Going to NYC this weekend, so I'll be visiting Russ & Daughters to get my fix for a while.

              1. re: Corporate_40

                i just had that last weekend when i was up there ! their nova lox and everything bagel with scallion cream cheese was divine....

                1. re: pdpredtide

                  i once schlepped from miami to tampa to eat at bern's steakhouse. still not sure was worth the drive. didn't specifically drive for food, but drove to Orlando and found the BEST vietnamese food, therefore making a road trip to O-Town just for Viet-food a worthy indulgence!

                  1. re: HabaneroJane

                    what vietnamese restaurant did you end up at? i have a confession: the best vietnamese food is in texas and california if you ever get a chance to go

                    1. re: pdpredtide

                      I want to say I went to a place called Little Saigon and if I could drive to Texas or Cali for Viet-chow I would!

                  2. re: pdpredtide

                    You should try Bagel King on 436 in Casselberry - they have pretty good bagels, lox & whitefish. If anyone has other suggestions, I would also love to hear them.

            2. On a regular basis, I'd drive about an hour, roughly from Tampa to Sarasota or Sarasota to Tampa. Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa would defintely motivate me to travel that far, as would Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key off of Sarasota. However, my girlfriend refuses to drive more than 15 minutes on most days and 25 minutes, if I really beg. Hence, we eat at a boatload of mediocre chain restaurants and most of my serious culinary experiences happen when she is not around!