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    Finally getting a Vacation... need your help

    So I am finally getting a vacation in the beginning of September and am planning on going to the west coast. Cities I will certainly visit are Seattle, la, sf. and maybe others. I have never really been out to the west coast and am looking for suggestions of places to stay, places to go, eat, etc.....

    If anyone has any advice of suggestions I would love to hear them.

    Things to keep in mind is I would not like to spend too much money as the restaurant industry does not pay all that much. plus I would like to maximize the time I have. thanks guys

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    Are you driving down the coast from Seattle .
    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    I was thinking about maybe flying in to seattle and driving down. But I have not made any plans yet. And Jon no worries on that account. I am making sure my boss sets me up with some dinners in SF. But besides that my trip is an open book.

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    The Oregon coast is gorgeous. Spend the night in Astoria, OR for no reason other than it's the best place to start the drive down Hwy 101 the next morning.

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    So I am fishing for some suggestions, just finalized where I will be -
    seattle- sept 7-9
    portland- sept 10
    san fran- 11-13
    la-14/15

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    What are you going to do with a vacation? Get back on the line!

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    If you're driving down go to the Monterey area and stay at Asilomar conference center, which is on the water and a hidden gem. Relatively inexpensive and if they have a room with a fireplace, snag it.

    http://www.visitasilomar.com/

    Farther down the coast visit San Simeon/Hurst castle, drive to Santa Barbara and spend the night. You're right by the Santa Ynez wine area which is worthwhile checking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    What are you going to do with a vacation? Get back on the line!
    I do that daily. I have to remind my cooks how much I can kick their a$$ on the line. This is my second vacation in 8 years, so I do not care what anyone has to say.

    So Jon I know you want me to bring out some knives for you to see. Any requests?

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