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Fran617 Aug 3, 2012 10:15 AM

New to Tally. Looking for some restaurant recommendations. Thanks.

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    jangita RE: Fran617 Aug 5, 2012 11:43 AM

    What do you like to eat? Where did you come from?

    I like Cypress and Kool Beanz.
    Just had a really great martini at the bar at Cypress and the bar menu is great for a casual meal.

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      Fran617 RE: jangita Aug 7, 2012 01:45 PM

      Both are on my list of places to go. Thanks.

    2. steakman55 RE: Fran617 Aug 6, 2012 03:45 PM

      My favorite white tablecloth restaurant is a la Provence, in Timberlane Center (www.aprovence.com) and for ethnic food, Sahara (Lebanese and Greek) on Lafayette Street, just off Apalachee Parkway. Locally favorite for burgers is the What-a-Burger chain, and with good reason.

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        Fran617 RE: steakman55 Aug 7, 2012 01:45 PM

        I will check them out. Thanks.

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        kengk RE: Fran617 Aug 6, 2012 03:55 PM

        If you are up for a road trip one Saturday you might try Spring Creek. It's the kind of "Old Florida" dive that I love.


        I would highly recommend some road trips, St. Marks to Apalachicola.

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          Fran617 RE: kengk Aug 7, 2012 01:45 PM

          This really interests me. Thanks.

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          onrushpam RE: Fran617 Aug 7, 2012 03:33 PM

          For road trips, the Owl Cafe in Apalach and Liam's in Thomasville. +1 for Springcreek, too.
          Also in Thomasville, Moonspin Pizza.

          We've recently had a couple of very good quick casual meals at Old Town Cafe. Hadn't been there in years, but glad we decided to go back. Lofty Pursuits next door for ice cream after.

          Angelette's for brunch or lunch.

          Reangthai or Siam Sushi for Thai.

          Zaxby's and WhatABurger for fast food.

          Bruegger's for bagels.

          Au Peche Mignon and Southern Seafood along with the farmers' market in Market Square.

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            gmc251 RE: onrushpam Aug 7, 2012 09:39 PM

            I'll second Angelette's. The menu is mostly cajun/creole. They are also worth a try on Tuesday nights. They do only specials that aren't on their regular menu. I've had some very good dishes then.

            Piggy's is my favorite barbecue.

            I've also enjoyed Coosh's Bayou Rouge, a second cajun place. Had a very good dish of fried catfish smothered with crawfish etouffe there a few days ago.

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              Fran617 RE: gmc251 Aug 8, 2012 07:09 AM

              Great. Cajun excites me.

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              Fran617 RE: onrushpam Aug 8, 2012 07:08 AM

              My list continues to grow. Thanks.

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              kengk RE: Fran617 Aug 9, 2012 04:07 PM

              We went to the St. Marks Crab Festival a year or two ago. Did not opt for the crabs because they were (A) expensive and (B) not really "walking around food". There was an old guy there shucking oysters and selling them for dirt cheap. About the best oysters I've ever eaten.


              Also: search out Alligator Point clams, either to cook yourself or a restaurant that serves them. They are excellent.

              A person living in Tallahassee should really buy a skiff and catch their own seafood. (invite me). IMO, it's a great corner of the world to live, with the caveat that you will probably have much more success adapting to local customs than you will converting them to yours.

              As already asked, where are you from? You need an answer because if your aren't them you are an "other".

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