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Post  Shopaholic on Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:43 pm

Once a week, I get an evening out to go grocery shopping/errand running by myself (WOOT!). I try to make a night of it by grabbing a meal sans children and spouse. I'm running out of ideas though. So help me choose!

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More north side resturants, although I do sometimes get down towards Jefferson Pointe.
Please recommend something tasty to try.
Can be either quick serve or more sit down, just as long as it's somewhere I can sit and read.
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Post  IrishGuy on Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:50 pm

My wife and I often go to Moosewood BBQ and Ziffles. Both are pretty casual, relatively inexpensive and the food is good enough to bring up back. FYI, Moosewood is in the Marketplace of Canterbury, on the north end of the complex next to Subway. Ziffles is in Georgetown Square.
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Post  Shopaholic on Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:59 pm

Thanks, I'll add those to my list. Sounds delightfully messy, I'd better pack a magazine on those nights.
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:19 pm

Skyline Chili...oh, wait, nevermind...

Have you tried Penn Station?

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Post  Shopaholic on Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:49 pm

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:Skyline Chili...oh, wait, nevermind...

Have you tried Penn Station?

You know, it crossed my mind today. I've heard good things and I wouldn't normally get to try it. And there's one maybe 5 minutes from my house. Any suggestions on what to get?
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:26 pm

Shopaholic wrote:
Cincy Fan 44 wrote:Skyline Chili...oh, wait, nevermind...

Have you tried Penn Station?

You know, it crossed my mind today. I've heard good things and I wouldn't normally get to try it. And there's one maybe 5 minutes from my house. Any suggestions on what to get?
Chicken Teryaki sub...it should be available in a wrap as well if you want to watch carbs! Very Happy

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Post  Shopaholic on Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:05 am

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:
Shopaholic wrote:
Cincy Fan 44 wrote:Skyline Chili...oh, wait, nevermind...

Have you tried Penn Station?

You know, it crossed my mind today. I've heard good things and I wouldn't normally get to try it. And there's one maybe 5 minutes from my house. Any suggestions on what to get?
Chicken Teryaki sub...it should be available in a wrap as well if you want to watch carbs! Very Happy

Low carbs...HA! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

*shop picks self up off floor*

ahem. Bread please Very Happy

Mmmmm, that sounds good!
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Post  Shopaholic on Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:22 pm

So last night was my weekly trip out and I tried Penn Station. I have to admit, I was a bit disapointed. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. My mom has been there before and really liked it so I invited her to come with. I went with Cincy's reccomendation and had the chicken teryaki. It was very dry. The flavor was ok, but the whole thing was missing some "juiciness." My mom had the philly steak and while it was better, I wasn't overly impressed. The fries I wouldn't get again, they came out mostly slightly soggy with a few small crispy ones. I would probably try it again, since I have "three strike" rule, but it'll be a while.

Oh, and Zesto's for dessert Very Happy Key Lime Frozen Yogurt was pretty good.
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Re: Help Shopaholic Decide Where to Eat!

Post  Aggie Transplant on Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:53 pm

What about that brewpub place by the mall? I liked that.

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Post  Scooby01_98 on Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:03 pm

Aggie Transplant wrote:What about that brewpub place by the mall? I liked that.

Granite City....that is pretty good place.
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Post  LTRT on Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:41 pm

Shopaholic wrote:So last night was my weekly trip out and I tried Penn Station. I have to admit, I was a bit disapointed. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. My mom has been there before and really liked it so I invited her to come with. I went with Cincy's reccomendation and had the chicken teryaki. It was very dry. The flavor was ok, but the whole thing was missing some "juiciness." My mom had the philly steak and while it was better, I wasn't overly impressed. The fries I wouldn't get again, they came out mostly slightly soggy with a few small crispy ones. I would probably try it again, since I have "three strike" rule, but it'll be a while.

I'm glad you saw the light, I for one don't quite understand what's all the rage about Penn Station. I also have the 3-strike rule, but haven't yet made it there 3 times. Wink
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Post  Shopaholic on Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:27 pm

Scooby01_98 wrote:
Aggie Transplant wrote:What about that brewpub place by the mall? I liked that.

Granite City....that is pretty good place.

I have been once and really enjoyed it. I've been hankering for a while to go back and will be soon. I found a site that I can order a gift card at half price. (I'll gladly share the site when I dig up the link). That'll probably be a trip with the hubby though, cause I'll need a designated driver Very Happy I can put away the Outdoor Concerts like they are nothing

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Post  Shopaholic on Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:29 pm

LTRT wrote:
Shopaholic wrote:So last night was my weekly trip out and I tried Penn Station. I have to admit, I was a bit disapointed. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. My mom has been there before and really liked it so I invited her to come with. I went with Cincy's reccomendation and had the chicken teryaki. It was very dry. The flavor was ok, but the whole thing was missing some "juiciness." My mom had the philly steak and while it was better, I wasn't overly impressed. The fries I wouldn't get again, they came out mostly slightly soggy with a few small crispy ones. I would probably try it again, since I have "three strike" rule, but it'll be a while.

I'm glad you saw the light, I for one don't quite understand what's all the rage about Penn Station. I also have the 3-strike rule, but haven't yet made it there 3 times. Wink

I do wonder if I just got a lousy cooked sammy, but it'll probably be a while before I go back. They cook with peanut oil so it's not a Shopaholic family friendly resaurant. And lately I'm all about trying new places. So keep the ideas coming!
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:36 pm

Sorry about your experience Shop. Maybe the location just isn't up to Penn Station's standards? Usually I go to the one near Jefferson Point and can't complain about it. Oh well...I tried dammit.

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Post  IrishGuy on Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:34 am

Shop, sometime you should try out Agauves (sp?) on Washington Center Road just west of Coldwater Road. They've got some very good Mexican food there.
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Post  Shopaholic on Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:19 pm

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:Sorry about your experience Shop. Maybe the location just isn't up to Penn Station's standards? Usually I go to the one near Jefferson Point and can't complain about it. Oh well...I tried dammit.

I will try a different location next time I go. I hate to judge too much based on one visit. Thanks for the suggestion, I appriciate it Very Happy

Shop, sometime you should try out Agauves (sp?) on Washington Center Road just west of Coldwater Road. They've got some very good Mexican food there.
Husband and I were/are supposed to go with friends to try it sometime. If they don't get a date set, then I'm going by myself!
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Post  iberlingirl on Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:44 pm

Shopaholic wrote:So last night was my weekly trip out and I tried Penn Station. I have to admit, I was a bit disapointed. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. My mom has been there before and really liked it so I invited her to come with. I went with Cincy's reccomendation and had the chicken teryaki. It was very dry. The flavor was ok, but the whole thing was missing some "juiciness." My mom had the philly steak and while it was better, I wasn't overly impressed. The fries I wouldn't get again, they came out mostly slightly soggy with a few small crispy ones. I would probably try it again, since I have "three strike" rule, but it'll be a while.

Oh, and Zesto's for dessert Very Happy Key Lime Frozen Yogurt was pretty good.
I still prefer Jimmy John's to Penn Station, hands down.
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Post  Shopaholic on Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:19 pm

iberlingirl wrote:
Shopaholic wrote:So last night was my weekly trip out and I tried Penn Station. I have to admit, I was a bit disapointed. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. My mom has been there before and really liked it so I invited her to come with. I went with Cincy's reccomendation and had the chicken teryaki. It was very dry. The flavor was ok, but the whole thing was missing some "juiciness." My mom had the philly steak and while it was better, I wasn't overly impressed. The fries I wouldn't get again, they came out mostly slightly soggy with a few small crispy ones. I would probably try it again, since I have "three strike" rule, but it'll be a while.

Oh, and Zesto's for dessert Very Happy Key Lime Frozen Yogurt was pretty good.
I still prefer Jimmy John's to Penn Station, hands down.

Hadn't thought of JJ. Does anyone know if the one on Coldwater has a place were you can sit and eat? I'm really not fond of eating directly in the rockermom-mobile.
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Post  Scooby01_98 on Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:22 pm

Shopaholic wrote:
iberlingirl wrote:
Shopaholic wrote:So last night was my weekly trip out and I tried Penn Station. I have to admit, I was a bit disapointed. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. My mom has been there before and really liked it so I invited her to come with. I went with Cincy's reccomendation and had the chicken teryaki. It was very dry. The flavor was ok, but the whole thing was missing some "juiciness." My mom had the philly steak and while it was better, I wasn't overly impressed. The fries I wouldn't get again, they came out mostly slightly soggy with a few small crispy ones. I would probably try it again, since I have "three strike" rule, but it'll be a while.

Oh, and Zesto's for dessert Very Happy Key Lime Frozen Yogurt was pretty good.
I still prefer Jimmy John's to Penn Station, hands down.

Hadn't thought of JJ. Does anyone know if the one on Coldwater has a place were you can sit and eat? I'm really not fond of eating directly in the rockermom-mobile.

It does has a small place to sit. About 8 tables. Wasn't impressed with the place though.
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Post  Markwes on Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:23 pm

I agree with the Agaves suggestion, though I have only been there once. But I thought it was excellent the one time I was there.
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