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Delia and the unconquerable wishlist

So there's a website that all foodies already know about, and that I love dearly. It's called Urbanspoon and   I've ben addicted to it for the last, oh, 3 or so years. If you don't know about it, and you like restaurants, you should definitely check it out. (I wish they'd pay me to say that!)  Basically, you can review restaurants, vote whether you like a place or not, create a favorites list, and (TA-DA---the topic of this blog post) my favorite feature, create an online wishlist of places you want to try.

Now, here's my dilemma. My current wishlist has 308 places (1 less than it had at lunchtime, thanks to crossing off Kostas Greek Cafe off the list) , so I'm gonna need mega funds and tons of time to check them all out. Paypal donations accepted. ;)

I have a smattering from all over the country, cheap to uber-expensive,  ethnic food to burger joints... the list overwhelms me, but I can't wait to try as many as I can.

And now, I shall share a smattering of my want-to-try restaurants from the wishlist. Anyone been to any of them? Do you have anything to recommend?

1. Pommes Frites

123 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

Ummmm... it's 'Belgian' french fries... But with like 30 different sauces. I'm a sauce freak. I want to try them all. And they just added a new one: organic black truffle mayo. Who  wants to fly me to NY to try them?

2. Canoe

4199 Paces Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30339

Located in a beautiful setting along the Chattahoochee River, this place's food AND location add to the their appeal.  Usually I don't really care a whole lot about atmosphere, but this one looks divine. What I want to eat? Their Brunch Georgia pecan sticky buns...She-Crab soup...Shrimp Stuffed calamari (wow!)...this list, too, could go on forever but I'll stop there. You can see the menu for yourself on the website above.

3. Girl & The Goat

809 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

A top-emerging chef with exotic flavor combinations, and I'm sold. The Chef Stephanie Izard was on Top Chefs (if you care about that sort of thing) and it seems she has created quite the dining experience at G&tG. I'm dying to try out her pan-fried shishito peppers, chickpea fritters, goat sausage pizza, the oysters, doughnuts for dessert, and so much more. If you live near this restaurant, I envy you.

4. Louis' Lunch

263 Crown St.
New Haven, CT 06511

Established in 1895, and featured on the Food Network as a Tastiest Burger in America, this one just had to be on my wishlist. I love a place with a long family history and classic, tasty food, and Louis' seems to be a place with just that.
It's also known as the place where hamburgers began, and, well, we all need to see where the great American staple got its start.

5. Blue Ash Chili

9565 Kenwood Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

If I'm ever in Cincinnati, which seems sorta random and doubtful, I will definitely be checking out Blue Ash Chili.  Featured on the Triple D, they are famous for their numerous variations of chili, and have been open since 1969. And if you don't like chili, they have other stuff. :)

6. Taco Taco Cafe
145 E hildebrand ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212

Bon Appetit magazine called them the "best tacos in America". Homemade tortillas. That's all I really need to know.

7.  The Eaves

501 Church St NW
Huntsville, AL 35801

Rave reviews from friends and family of mine in my hometown. Want to try it out while on a visit sometime.

8.  The Lazy Lobster of Longboat Key

5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228

Some amazing sounding seafood options at excellent prices. 

9.  Spicy Planet

240 Legacy Drive Suite 380c
Plano, TX 75023

Newsflash: Delia Jo LOVES spicy food. ;) And Thai food too. This place has both of those and is not too far away.

Honestly, I don't even know how I came across some of these random places in random cities, but hey, I've got my restaurant stops all planned out for anytime I travel!
Okay, okay, I'm boring you with all of this, so I'll just add one more wishlist entry. Hmmm, choices, choices...

10.  Omar's Uptown

301 S Main
Jonesboro, AR 72401

I picked a random selection. All I really know is the menu looked great and it's in a cute downtown. I'm in! 

So who's joining me to conquer this wishlist?

Peace, Love, and Queso.
Delia Jo


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