Favorite Places to Eat – by State

  • Favorite Places to Eat – by State

    Posted by Brady on March 10, 2022 at 8:53 am

    I would like to start a list of our most favorite restaurants that we have been to during our travels, everything from that dive-hole in the wall, to 5 star dining. I will start by naming just a couple, and see what everyone else wants to add. If this is a popular thread then maybe we could consider making this tab on the dashboard?

    Florida

    Orlando

    Raglan Road at Disney Springs – Irish pub that was built from 3 existing Irish pubs that were dismantled piece by piece and shipped to Orlando and reassembled into one restaurant with 3 different “sections”.

    Orlando – Disney World on property restaurants

    StoryBook Dining at Wilderness Lodge – even thought it has been reformed as a character meal, the chef is still the same as before and the food is fantastic! Ask Steph about the mushroom soup (fyi-she doesn’t typically like mushrooms)

    St. Augustine

    Beaches at Vilano – found this place by accident and immediately fell in love with the view, food and drinks aren’t bad either.

    The Sunset Grill – Crazy popular restaurant, worth the hype, and don’t forget to look for a coupon for a free T-shirt (because who doesn’t need another Tshirt, right? LOL)

    South Carolina

    Hilton Head Island

    The Fish Camp – sit at the bar, great happy hour specials, outdoor dining is also fantastic

    The French Bakery(for breakfast)- the egg pie, aka Quiche, is awesome!

    The Sea Shack- a walk up hole in the wall that has some amazing blackened seafood, and varying side dishes that are all homemade local favorites

    CharBar – Great Hamburger and Sushi joint – I know hamburger and sushi? You gotta try it to believe it, the burgers are ground and blended to their specification and the sushi is very fresh.

    Okay, I will stop there and see if this discussion gets any traction.

    Brady replied 2 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Howard & Katelyn

    Organizer
    March 11, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    Brady, first off, welcome to the new Navigators community site! You bring up a great point about how we can all share recommendations like this.

    My first instinct is to suggest maybe forums or groups for each state (similar to how we might handle international destinations with a country as the main group/forum). I’m tagging @Blessed2RV because Lupe had some great ideas and thoughts on this as well.

    Perhaps a structure could be:

    Florida Travel – Group
    Restaurants – Forum
    Activities – Forum
    Accomodations – Forum
    Medical and other services – Forum (Lupe, you mentioned this I think, right?)
    Travel Logs – Forum

    Then for each forum, you have a thread by City? That way someone could add to the list of favorite restaurants in Orlando that was started by someone else, for example.

    Thoughts?

    Howard

  • Brady

    Member
    March 11, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    I like the thought of being broken down by state, but I don’t think we would want 50 different Tabs. Maybe we reverse the thinking on having 5 tabs for Restaraunt, Activites, Accomodations, Medical, and Travel logs with the subcategory under those being broken out by state. Just a thought.

    I also sent an email this morning to your [email protected] address as I didn’t have a way to send you an email from within the site (or one that I can find). It seems I am limited to only be able to communicate with my “connections” which at this time is just Steph.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks

    • Howard & Katelyn

      Organizer
      March 12, 2022 at 9:42 am

      Not opposed to different org structures and I can see the logic in making it top level Restaurant, etc. Brady, to confirm your thought on this, you would have Restaurant for example as the group/forum, and then there would be a forum topic for each state. Is that what you mean?

      There is an issue with messaging our (Howard & Katelyn) account. Since we are not “members” according to the system, no one can message us or reply to anything we send out as admins on the site. I’m working on a solution where I create a membership for just our account type and will be testing to see if that resolves.

      You SHOULD be able to go to someone’s profile who isn’t a connection and message them. Once you are connected, you can then just type their name, site nickname/handle, etc and message directly in the messaging system.

      • Brady

        Member
        March 12, 2022 at 9:58 am

        Howard,

        Yes, the Restaurant as the group forum. I really don’t have the layout defined in my mind, but thoughts were, if I were traveling, and wanted to look for a place to eat, then Restaurant>State>City>Places to eat – editable list by all members so the data is dynamic and not a static post that becomes too long and frustrating to find things.

        This might not be doable, but I think it is more efficient to group/forum specific to what you are currently looking for, plus it should cut down the number of tabs on the front end.

        Regarding the connections, Steph helped me with that yesterday and she was able to figure it out. I figured the reason we couldn’t message you was due you being an admin, funny how this seems to be the case in other forums as well. Does your system allow you to have an alias email address that you could assign to a normal user account, and then have that alias point to your admin email? This way you could maintain only one contact email and avoid the challenges of multiple accounts to keep up with.

        Thanks

        Brady

        • Howard & Katelyn

          Organizer
          March 12, 2022 at 10:14 am

          Got it. I really like the idea of all of us sharing recommendations and helping each other out.

          Editable by all members becomes the challenge. Easy to do for a Wiki page (which I could theoretically add to site design), not sure if possible in the forums besides an admin/moderator copy/pasting from lower in the thread to the top/first post. There is precedent for this copy/paste style on other forums I frequent. The advantage is the reader just needs to visit the first page for a master list of all the recs (and I have even seen where admin/mods simply link to the specific comment about a place in that first post). Downside is maintenance by mods.

          Regarding messaging us: IF I can get the unique membership tier figured out, I think that would be easiest to manage for us. That way, members can message us directly AND we can stay logged into one account on the site for posting/commenting. Otherwise we would need to login/out in order to switch over to the other account for realtime messaging.

          Joys of engineering a new site with lots of features, right? 😂

          Howard

          • Brady

            Member
            March 12, 2022 at 11:02 am

            Just a thought, but could you take the initial message and “pin” it to the top, that way it doesn’t scroll away when looking through the other posts, kinda like locking the header in an excel spreadsheet. That way you- or anyone(possibly)- could cut&paste to the body of the thread.

  • Lupe & Philip

    Member
    March 11, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Yes, this is what I was hoping we could have to help each other out. Recommendations for restaurants, medical/dental/healthcare, repair shops, attractions/must see spots, free experiences, trails, boondocking spots, etc. It would really benefit those of us traveling to new locations and say, for example, we need a local doctor, or a repair shop, etc. I’ve already added some of the restaurants to our list based on your recommendations Brady! 😄 Thanks!

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