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The Smith

A group of us went to The Smith for dinner.   It’s got a bar area at the front and a dining area to the side and at the back.  157 more words

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Monk and Me

We went with a few friends to Monk and Me (over the road from the Rivoli cinema), but I doubt that we’ll be returning.   The ambiance was quite nice, and the food was pleasant enough, I guess, but nothing to rave about, yet the prices for what we got were at the higher end of the scale.   151 more words

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Cochon 555 convenes a coterie of true lard lovers in Denver

By John Lehndorff

(March 9, 2015) The lard worked in myriad mysterious ways as it filled the ballroom at the Denver Ritz-Carlton March 5 with people who not only didn’t… 561 more words



There are lots of pizza/pasta restaurants around, and generally you can’t go wrong at most of them.  Of course, it’s not “fine dining”, and things can be noisy, but usually it’s straight-forward and cheerful.  118 more words

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South Yarra

We had a free Saturday night on our hands, so we headed up to South Yarra for a casual meal. We used the train so as to be able to have a drink or two, bearing in mind that the service is slightly better on Saturdays nights than it is on weeknights. 173 more words

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Noisy Restaurants

Twice in one day recently I was in restaurants (once for breakfast, and once for dinner), in each case as part of a relatively small group.  270 more words

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Domaine Chandon

We had lunch while in the Yarra Valley at the Brassiere at Domaine Chandon.   We’ve visited it in the past, and my recollection of it was that it was good, but on this occasion, it exceeded even my expectations. 140 more words

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