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Mar 12th, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Have you eaten in Ashland OR lately?

We are going to Ashland in early April to see a couple of plays. Do you have any dining recs for us? A nice place for (an early) dinner or a good lunch spot. Any other things you really enjoyed? Thanks, CJ
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Mar 12th, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Honestly I have not eaten in Ashland recently. This place looks interesting. http://www.dragonflyashland.com/dinner.htm
When I am in the area I eat in Medford which has at least 3 times the number compared with Ashland.
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Mar 12th, 2012, 03:36 PM
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It's been a couple years for me as well- but there are several cute places close to the Shakespeare Theater. I will ask some of my high school classmates who live in the Rogue Valley.
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Mar 12th, 2012, 04:28 PM
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Thanks to the two Toms. The Dragonfly menu certainly looks interesting.
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Mar 13th, 2012, 04:45 AM
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CarolJ: Here is what my Klamath Falls, Ore high school classmate recommended - and below that is why he and his lovely wife regularly travel from Reno to Ashland:

Amuse Restaurant, Black Sheep Pub, and Morning Glory for breakfast. I also like Pasta Piatti.


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Mar 13th, 2012, 07:30 AM
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I live in Ashland. There are many good restaurants in town and here are a few suggestions for restaurants in the downtown area.

- Dragonfly (fusion of Latin and Asian cusine), as mentioned, is a nice restaurant with well prepared dinner choices. http://www.dragonflyashland.com/

- Taj (Indian cuisine) is a good choice if you like Indian food. They have all the usual menu choices, which are prepared well. http://www.taj-indiancuisine.com/Welcome.html

- Pasta Piatti (Italian cuisine) is always a popular restaurant with good food. http://www.pastapiatti.com/

= Greenleaf and Gorilla Bites are both sandwich/soup/salad type restaurants that prepare foods using primarily organic items.
- (http://www.grillabites.com/html/locations/ashland.htm)
- (http://www.greenleafrestaurant.com/a...af-restaurant/)

- If you are looking for really quick food, Martolli's has great pizza. http://www.martollis.com/
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Mar 13th, 2012, 10:00 AM
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I've always liked Lark's in the Ashland Springs. Liquid Assets could work for either pre or post theater.
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Mar 13th, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Thanks to all! This is exactly what I was looking for. CJ
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Mar 13th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Was curious about Amuse - so googled it and looks like it is downtown/not far from the Shakespeare Pavillion - and here is there webpage and also what the Yelp feedback provides:

http://www.amuserestaurant.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/amuse-ashland
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Mar 13th, 2012, 04:58 PM
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I always like Lark's, and I usually make it at least twice to Morning Glory for breakfast/brunch. Tried a new place last October -- http://smithfieldsashland.com/. Really enjoyed it. I'm not a huge meat eater, but did order a hangar steak and enjoyed it. I remember everything being quite good and friendly service. I'd definitely go there again. Pasta Piatti is good for a casual meal, though they can get quite busy before plays. Probably won't be too bad in early April (I'm going a bit later in April), but you can always make reservations to be safe.

I'm still bummed that the sandwich place in Allyson's closed...
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Mar 13th, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Thanks Tom and Nobigdeal. It was interestingh reading about Amuse but Smithfields really spoke to me. Again, thanks for all of the info. CJ
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Mar 13th, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Hey - it sounds good too. Hope you have a great time.
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Mar 13th, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Report back after your trip! I'll be there for a couple days in mid April and then again in October, so let us know what you liked. And have a great trip!
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Mar 13th, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Thanks for the info and good wishes. I will definitely report back.
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Mar 19th, 2012, 08:14 AM
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Smithfield's is a cool place. Former Dragonfly chef's place. More places:
Blue-Greek on Granite.
Deux Chats-Bakery on A street
Caldera Public house-Beer and food on Water St.
Peerless-wonderful food on 4th St.
You might be here when the film festival is going on, always fun.
If you like cheese and chocolate
visit Rogue Creamery and Lille Belle Chocolates in Central Point.
Stroll Lithia Park.
Here's a guy's blog describing plays
and eats
http://bloggingashland.wordpress.com/
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Mar 19th, 2012, 12:31 PM
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THANK YOU, BBQBOY! For all of the recs and for the Blog. I will read the blog closely. Just read reviews of the plays we are attending. I think I chose well. Thanks, again. CJ
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Mar 20th, 2012, 01:20 AM
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Ahhhh - nothing like watching Shakespeare in an open air theater and if you are lucky (you may be a bit early in the year) - you might have some of the fragerance of the various flowers from the park wafting over the stage.

BTW - which plays did you select?

And yes, definitely do take a stroll in Lithia Park. http://www.ashland.or.us/Files/lithia_park_2011.pdf

This is from another high school buddy - noting Larks in the Ashland Springs Hotel. Hey - he is Italian and a pretty good cook - and always had a good sense of humor. He lives in Grants Pass - which is to the West of Ashland, and is involved in Health Services so he has checked out a lot of restaurants.

"Although I have not eaten there my work buddies that live in Ashland speak highly of Larks at the Ashland Springs Hotel. Of course, it's all a step down from my own awesome culinary flair, although I do get tired of meatballs. I have found a great hamburger place called Jaspers just toward Central Point on old Hwy 99. Somedays the place is so packed you have to wait to get into the place, but on a nice day they have plenty of outside seating. Wild boar burgers, elk, buffalo, plus the usual and unusal types of burgers in 1/3, 1/2 and full pounders.

Hmmmm time for a piece of meatball pie with chocolate sauce".
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Mar 21st, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Tom - Thanks. Jaspers is duly noted. We are staying at the Ashland Springs. The plays are Seagull and The White Snake. We have enough recs for a couple of weeks. Thanks again to all. CJ
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Mar 27th, 2012, 02:41 PM
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We have dined at Larks several times, most recently was in Jan. for lunch. Very good food here! Chateaulin, Peerless, Amuse and Liquid Assets are a few more of our favorites. For a real treat, check out New Sammy's Cowboy Bistro in nearby Talent. ***kim***
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Mar 27th, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Yo CarlJean: If you get out of Ashalnd only having gained 5 lbs - it might be a good thing?
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