3rd Time is...

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not a charm at Emmaline.  Why o why...this place breaks my heart!  It is the cutest restaurant and they can't seem to put out a good meal.  I am constantly disappointed, why do I come back here?  Because it's so cute!!

Today was the burger and myself and the 3 others all agree, it was ok.  I actually did not finish even half, just wasn't in the mood to eat something that was not satisfying my very little desire to eat this meal.  It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't worth the effort.  It was actually kind of a sloppy burger too.  Too bad this place is so cute, I just love the atmosphere.  And the staff is really great!  I was told they had a change in kitchen, I hope they get their food act together soon!

Superica

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I keep forgetting to take a picture of the food, so excited to eat and engrossed with company.  

Ok, 4th times a charm...next time, promise promise! 

La Madeleine

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So a friend of mine wanted to go here and my first reaction was like 😳 ...but I decided to be a good sport and go anyway and that's when I found my La Madeleine waffles ❤️.  I have been back 4x since...over the course of a month and half...I have to say best waffles ever!So yummy.  Everything else I've tried is eh...not that I've tried much.  But the croissant is ok.  Eggs are eggs.  And the crowd is...mature.I do love me those waffles!

So I made it to the location near target to get my La Madeleine waffles.  I have to say, I think I like this location better.  Lots of sunlight and a fireplace, not cozy but plenty of room to find a spot.  And I ate me some of my favorite waffles!

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Moxie’s

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It's a nice place but overall, I wasn't that impressed with the food.The atmosphere is nice, we sat on the outdoor balcony on the second floor.Girl star dressed very sexy, a little too sexy for lunch in my opinion...anyway, decent option.

Doris Metropolitan

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This was an amazing experience!  I’m not a octopus kind of person, actually I would probably say I would never eat it, but it was absolutely delicious here, DELICIOUS!  We also had the Ribeye which was amazing.  The atmosphere is great, the bar takes up more real estate in this place than it did in the previous restaurant, Triniti, which is a much better layout.

Anyway, really nice restaurant, an Israeli Steakhouse, which was a new concept to me...but it was amazing!  Try the octopus!  Be brave, you’ll be glad you did!

Flower Child

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I didn’t quite love it as much as I had hoped.  It was a very cute restaurant, fresh and hip feel but the food was very eh.  It’s a pick your entries and protein kind of food, if you want more than a salad.  I selected the Mac & Cheese, Quinoa & Rice and the Tofu.  Everything I selected was ok except the Tofu, I love tofu and I couldn’t finish mine.  I can safely say I will never select that again.  I do want to go back and try something else.  Matt ordered the spinach, avocado and broccoli with the Tofu too, and his was allnok too.  He said he didn’t mind the Tofu so much, but definitely didn’t think it was great. Anyway, I was disappointed, he was t expecting that much so he wasn’t impressed nor disappointed.  My overall experience was very confusing because a friend of mine said it was so good.  I would have to respectfully disagree, at this point.  Cute place though, lots of chicks!

The Little Gym

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Now this is perfect for my 23 month old and he loves loves it!   They have a fun warm up session and then the kids are released to explore.  We love it so much we are having his 2 year old birthday party here and we know all his little friends are going to love it too!

Soccer Shots

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My 23 month old loves kicking a ball around, unfortunately, he’s not really into group sports yet.  I thought the organization was great and coach Natalia was awesome, but I realized my son is too young to take instruction, so we decided to drop out and will definitely return next season.  This time we will be better prepared and hopefully we can get an early time slot so we’re not sweating our tails off.  Can’t wait till next season!

Fundamentally Music🎵

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It’s like music class.  There are a ton of different teachers and time slots, depending on your child’s age.  I chose the Wednesday 415 class and I’ll be honest, I didn’t like it all that much. It just didn’t seem all that put together, although Liam had fun.  I’d be open to trying another class again, but different time slot.

Piggy’s Kitchen & Bar

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Liked it actually a lot, for drinks and hanging out.  Nice slow crowd too.  Next time we'll have some evening eats, but the mango mimosa wasn't bad, actually kind of tasty.  The Parmesan garlic fries were eh. The atmosphere nice, and not bad on this evening where it wasn't that hot.  This is where the old Daily Review Cafe was, you know that restaurant with great backyard space, yep this is that place as well as same owners as the Creek Group, you know Onion Creek, Cedar Creek, etc.

Vibrant on Fairview

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Is this the coolest looking place or what?  I love love love everything about the way it’s designed.  It’s just beautiful inside, clean, light and bright, modern, but subtle, comfy, and just pretty to look at.  Like a kid in a candy store, I was just admiring all the intracasies of this very interesting building and the design.  My whole group loved it and we were all praising its beauty.  

The menu is really interesting too.  Everything looks delicious and I can’t decide.  The items look earthy and wholesome, and I notice they have great kid options too.  Not kiddie items, but adult food in mid portions and prices.  That’s totally different and it’s amazing, I love it!  And they sell breakfast till 4pm!  I’m done. 

 Now on the food, I was a little disappointed because the Savory Toast I was planning to get was sold out.  At 830am, that’s really annoying.  But Sasha was able to get the last one, so thankfully I was able to try it because it was amazing!  I actually ordered the Sweet Toast which was good, but not something I would order again.  David got the pancakes and that was a little bland, even with the syrup.  But I like where she was going wit it, it was beautiful and had interesting earthy flavors but wasn’t sweet enough.

i didn’t try Shanni’s Salmon breakfast as I’m not a big cooked Salmon fan, but it looked fresh and she said it was good.  David said he did not like his latte but Sasha said she liked the coffee. 

Overall, I still loved the place, more for the atmosphere, which I give a 5, and food I give a 4.   I will definitely be back with the kiddos, can’t wait to see if they like the food.

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Merchant

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Need a breakfast spot before we go to our continuing education class and this might just be the perfect spot!  In the Galleria area, off of Post soak.  Nice place.  Love all the sunlight that spills into this place.  I had the Fig & Ham Crepe, they said it’s their most popular.  And David got the Ham & Cheese Croissant, which I tried and it was nice.  We got 2 blueberry muffins, which were really delicious looking, tasted quite nice too.  My dark roasted coffee was a little light, but not bad.  I’ll have to put this place on my list of spots in the Galleria area.  I’ll be honest though, next time I come, I’ll be coming for the atmosphere.  Love the vibe of this place!

The Classic All Day

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I'm excited to check it out, Benny's new concept...and today seems like the perfect day to try it.It's cute inside, but the layout is almost the same, wished it wasn't because it sort of feels like the same restaurant although the decor has been really updated, a bit of a mid-century vibe.Matt was a little unimpressed with the menu, he said nothing was jumping out at him.He reluctantly orders the burger.I thought there was a lot on the menu I liked, but then would notice shellfish in each of the items I was interested in...fail.I decided to order the grain bowl.And since i just had hand surgery, I'll take a soup too.It's my first meal, maybe I should slow down....nah.I ordered the matza ball soup which Matt has never heard of.  I describe it to him, and when it comes out, I can't eat it, I feel instantly sick, so he eats and he really likes it.Newbie.Then, I start to feel really sick so we decide to take our food to go.I'll spare you the details but long story short, I end up taking a nap immediately when we get home and don't get to try my meal until I wake up an hour later.It's actually ok, but next time I'd like to try it in the restaurant and with some protein.So for now, based on food and atmosphere I give it a 3 stars.I'd like to be back maybe this Sunday for brunch.

Cafe Poetes

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You kind of lost me at Midtown...but I am glad I’m here because it’s sooooooo cute!  Not the kind of place you recommend to a male but that’s exactly what I did, not really knowing how girlie this place was.

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I'm not going to lie, the sandwich wasn't exactly what I was expecting but it was actually good.  It was filling and I offered one piece to Larry and he happily took it because his looked a little lighter and I thought he might leave a little hungry.  He really liked it.  We shared a dark chocolate eclair, which was nice, never had a chocolate eclair.

I felt a little bad when I sat down because though I liked it, I thought it might be a little feminine for him.  When he arrived he did make a few jokes about the place but after we finished up, he said he would come back and would bring a client by too.  Win!  I would definitely come back, but with girlfriends.  Super cute place.

Zara Stone

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Omg, this place is aaaaaaaawesome!!  Especially for you DIYers like myself.  I needed some pea gravel for my son’s sandbox...supposed to easier to maintain and more sanitary?  Just picked up 8 bags which was more than I needed, only used 4 bags.  Poured it into his sandbox and rinsed it out with water and ready to go!  I don’t even need to cover it to protect it from rain.

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Maison Pucha

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It’s a nice restaurant, very nice.  Very pretty interior.  We sat at one side of the restaurant for lunch, the less formal side.  Looks like a great dinner or brunch place.  The fish I ordered came highly recommended but I thought was underwhelming.  Skin on a fish always makes me a little wary, and this time the fish was a little fishy,  I couldn’t finish it, but the veggies were good.  This dish is pretty isn’t it?  All my dining mates seemed unimpressed with their meals too.  Anyway, that’s all I got.