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Sam Spade Mar 19, 2013 01:42 PM

Let me start by stating I did review previous threads (liked the 4 girls/4nites and 30th Bday ones in particular) prior to starting this one. Staying in City Market area for 5 nites in early May...our thoughts:
Wed- Macintosh/Cocktail Club for dinner
Th-lunch at Green Door, dinner at The Ordinary
F-business lunch, dinner at Two Buroughs Larder or Rutledge cab
Sat-business lunch, cocktails at Gin joint, dinner at ______
Sun-brunch at __________, dinner at Husk (our only repeat)
Obviously will need cab ride to Rutledge, but was planning on foot travel to the upper King venues-any reason not to?

  1. carolinadawg Mar 19, 2013 02:48 PM

    What other places did you see in the previous threads that looked interesting? What kind of places are looking for for your missing meals? Price? Cuisine? Location?

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    1. re: carolinadawg
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      Sam Spade Mar 19, 2013 04:55 PM

      Ordinary and Macintosh looked really interesting. As much as we've enjoyed FIG, McCrady's,SNOB, Cypress, and several others in the past were trying to avoid repeats and steer towards what is new since our last visit in summer '11. Envying the natives of what (for us) is the best foodie city in America.

      1. re: Sam Spade
        carolinadawg Mar 20, 2013 05:04 AM

        You might want to consider Cru Cafe for your Saturday dinner and Hominy Grill for Sunday brunch. Both are more "low key" than FIG, SNOB, etc.

        1. re: carolinadawg
          Sue in Mt P Mar 20, 2013 12:14 PM

          Those are good recs. And Sam, I don't blame you. So many places.

          So I change my rec to

          dinner at Ordinary (make a reservation)
          and Sunday brunch still at High Cotton, unless you want to leave town. Then I'd recommend the sister restaurant Old Post House in Mt P., or maybe the Mac.

    2. Sue in Mt P Mar 19, 2013 03:30 PM

      dinner at -FIG or McCrady's.

      Sunday Brunch-High Cotton

      You should be able to walk to the Upper King spots if you are reasonably healthy. It's a nice walk.

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        six dower Mar 23, 2013 03:50 PM

        Wed- Macintosh/Cocktail Club for dinner
        Th-lunch at Green Door, dinner at The Ordinary
        F-business lunch, dinner at Two Boroughs Larder
        Sat-business lunch, cocktails at Gin joint, dinner at FIG
        Sun-brunch at ___Halls_______, dinner at Husk

        Do not miss the brunch at Halls. it is very good.
        Friday night or Sat morning stop by Glazed Donuts. Christophe's and Brown's Court Bakery has excellent coffee and pastries.
        Skip Rutledge. Two Boroughs is great. .

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          gdonnersc1 Mar 31, 2013 06:16 PM

          You should try Trattoria Lucca--Ken Vedrinkski is an amazing chef and he is a zealot for finding the best ingredients. You won't go wrong--don't even look at the menu, just tell them you want food and wine.

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