Lonely Planet & Ayun

4 01 2007

This is the first in a series of posts compliments from a post I made on Lonely Planet’s ThornTree board announcing this site and asking for submissions. I decided to break them up into separate posts so each poster could receive proper credit and so the city categories would not be overloaded.

Our first submission comes from Ayun. Even though she hasn’t given me the plug she promised yet, I’ll give her one! She has a wildly eclectic food blog and some great recommendations for Cheap Eats in NYC and Chicago.

 Because it’s a rainy lazy day I’m will just copy and paste:

my favorite cheap eats here in nyc are
The Doyers Restaurant on Doyers in Chinatown
The Vegetarian Dim Sum House, also in Chinatown
Wonton Garden in, all together now, Chinatown!
and the banh mi from Banh Mi So #1 on Broome St.

in Chicago
Jim’s Grill – I’m assuming it’s still there and cheap – on Irving Park
Angel’s diner on Clark St for Mexican breakfasts!

The Never Ending Search For St. Paul

6 12 2006

Dave’s Note: This restaurant burned down about a year ago. 😦  If you know of another good place to find a St. Paul Sandwich, please post a message.

I consider myself a local food guru. Whenever I travel I research what the local specialties are and the best places to get them. Whether ribs in Kansas City, barbecue in Memphis, crab cakes in Baltimore, or fish in Seattle, I’ve always succeeded. (Or at least succeeded in finding where not to go!) Before coming to St. Louis I read of two local specialties (besides beer!) that I had to try: toasted ravioli and a St. Paul sandwich. Finding toasted ravioli was easy—they even serve it at the local schools! However, finding a St. Paul took some effort.

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