September 2018 Weekend Rundown

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Late night taco run at Carnitas El Momo.

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Carnitas, buche, chicharron

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Gorgeous AF

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You really can’t beat a fine dining experience.

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Avec’s Squid with Melon was killer too.

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Gyutan Tsukasa
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As always very tasty. Wasn’t in the mood for some ramen at Santouka

Wagyu Meat and Grill
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Underrated. As far as quality goes for fast casual meals this is one of the best.

101 Noodle Express
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Nice snack!

Trieu Chau
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The siu mai with breadstick is a MUST get here. No oil and very faint hint of sweet on the stick just goes so well with the siu mai. As always the noodle soups are on point. I stopped putting the sacha sauce into it and less pickled chiles to enjoy that pork bone broth.

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Ugly Drum
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This is just as good as Langers imo. Not too much interested me besides Ugly Drum. I saw a New Haven style pizza but the lack of customers concerned me that it is not even close to Frank Pepe’s. I’ve had Burritos Las Palmas already. I wish I tried Pop’s Bagels and I freakin forgot to get ice cream at Wanderlust. Got a young coconut to drink/eat at White Guy Pad Thai. My friend got the raclette at Cheezus, that was actually pretty tasty tbh. As always good people watching.

But I highly recommend Ugly Drum!!

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Providence had some white truffles in already and based off what I had, I believe this season is going to be great image

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Double Double at Majordomo. Domo!

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How is Providence this year? I’ve always had great experiences there but had a spectacular 3 *** meal (IMO) there early 2016 but back to 2 ** last year.

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Thriftys Chocolate Malted Krunch. One of my personal favorite ice cream flavors of all time.

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Mitsuwa. Made a soup out of this. Added some daikon and ginger. With rice this can really stretch out multiple meals.

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This visit was actually one of my favorites I was kinda shocked tbh. I also went in June of this year and thought it was just ok. Favorite time I went was probably sometime in winter 2011 or this visit actually. Chefs tasting menu is the only way to go if you want to full experience Providence, it’s just that I don’t always have 4 hours to spare for dinner.

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I will forever and always have a wonderful tingle that runs through me whenever I see the cylindrical scoop. :smiley:

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No pictures, but Boba Guys at the Platform in Culver is 2legit. That strawberry matcha is a danged treat. Black Sesame is solid, as well.

Also, Roberta’s Pizza is looking close to being ready to open. Real close.

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Hi @J_L,

Wow, you tackled that by yourself for 1st Dinner? :wink:

I am writing from you from my hospital bed, where I am convalescing after surgery for gastric rupture…
Just kidding. It’s all good.

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I want so much to go (or try their drinks), but the line was SOOOO long that I gave up. Is it worth a huge wait?

Maybe I’ll wait until Roberta’s opens up b/c I can have partner wait in one line while I wait in another. Heh.

There hasn’t been too long a line in the last few weeks which I have been. And they do come out pretty fast…

Yup. Same experience here. There was a bit of a line, but it couldn’t have been longer than 5-10 minutes.

P.S. Random FTC Fact: It looks like @paranoidgarliclover, @Chowseeker1999 and @secretasianman all joined FTC on the same exact day.

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Oh, that’s what the slice of cake means. I thought it was their birthday. :smile:

I’ve had Ugly Drum several times now and totally agree about the quality of the pastrami–delicious. but that bread-----it needs some serious work. even if I only order a half sandwich the bread turns to mush before I finish it (eating quickly doesn’t work—I’ve tried :wink: ).

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How funny! I assume that was the first day anyone (except for @robert) was able to join. @ipsedixit also appears to have joined that day.