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Chik-fil-A

Wow. Defensive much? (In response to gamingwithbaby)

1 day ago
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Weekend in Seattle - Food recs?

I knew about the Karate Kid II guy but didn't know about karaoke. Is it a fun place for that? Perhaps that will get me to go back...

Aug 15, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Weekend in Seattle - Food recs?

Get to Walrus early, put your name in, then have a lovely cocktail at Barnacle while you wait for your table.

RockCreek is good but I don't know if it's worthy of a first time to Seattle visit. Same with Seastar.

Blind Pig Bistro is great as is their bar next door, Babirusa.

Marination Ma Kai is fun. You can take the passenger ferry from downtown and it lets you off right at Marination. I had the kimchi quesadillas and they were tasty.

Kona Kitchen is meh IMO.

Aug 14, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Celebrating an 80th birthday, restaurant recs?

Il Terrazo Carmine?

There's a room at Sazerac that you can reserve. I think it holds 10 so it would be a good size for you.

Aug 13, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Chik-fil-A

I agree. And I would be disappointed to see them gain any business from the Seattle market.

Seattle Trip Report by Chicago CHs - longish

Thanks all. $3.00 each is about par for the course from what I've seen for non HH oysters.

Aug 08, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

One Night in Seattle??

This is so vague - just curious, is this for an article?

Aug 07, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle
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Seattle Trip Report by Chicago CHs - longish

Thanks for your write up.

Do you remember what price you paid for the oysters at Seatown? I try and keep a tally of oyster prices around town. And I love shrubs too!

Aug 07, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Oysters on the half shell on Whidbey Island?

Prima Bistro in Langley has them.

Jul 30, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Seafood In Downtown Seattle?

I had brunch at Miller's Guild on Sunday and it was great.

Jul 29, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

An elf amok in the Emerald City -- long report on visitor's trip to Seattle

GREAT write up. I live here and I'm going to bookmark this for future reference. Thank you!

Jul 18, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Anniversary Trip-- 4 days in Seattle

There's not many places in Seattle offering tasting menus these days. One new place that I haven't been to but have heard good things about is Restaurant Marron. Canlis, of course. I heard Crush has changed and is now doing "Tastes", here's a write up of it: http://gastrolust.com/2014/07/new-tas...
I don't know what that means for the restaurant now that it's up for sale.

My favorite place for sushi is Kisaku in the Tangletown neighborhood.

Can I ask why dinner in Fremont? There are some great places that are Fremont-ish if it doesn't have to be in Fremont proper.

Jul 17, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Seattle/Gig Harbor Trip Report - July 2014

Thanks for the write up. I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner at Stoneburner. It's one of my favorite places in town.

Jul 15, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

One Night in Seattle Before a Cruise

At 5th and Madison you're not too far from our International District (ID). It might be fun to try that for dinner.

Jul 11, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

BROCCOLI Rabe or RAPINI

I haven't seen it at the U District or Wallingford farmers markets yet but QFC carries it regularly.

Jul 11, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Good food in Pioneer Square for a group

I second the recommendation for O'Asian. Ignore the stupid name, its dim sum is as good, if not better than, most in Seattle.

Jul 10, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Bar Area at Sitka & Spruce?

I don't think there is a bar area at Sitka & Sprice. I think they use Bar Ferd'nand as their bar/waiting area.

Jul 01, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Brunch/Lunch in North Seattle for Large Group

It may not be the feel you're looking for but The Burgundian has a room that they use for private parties and they do a good brunch/lunch service.

Jul 01, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

First time visitor looking for local opinions

I'm also going to the Book of Mormon and can tell you that I will be going to Mamnoon before and Rumba after, both of which are withing walking distance of the theater.

Jul 01, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Walking distance from the Fairmont Olympic hotel.....

If you're needing lunch suggestions as well, Il Corvo would fit your requirements.

Green Leaf and Tamarind Tree are great Vietnamese places but they are a bit longer of a walk.

Jun 27, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Vancouver Hound's first real trip to Seattle -- help an elf out?

Smith's is good but it is not "that" burger. As I mentioned above, my burger club ranks the burger at Roux #1. Palace Kitchen comes in at #2 and Red Cow at #3. Although the fries at Red Cow are the best in Seattle right now.

Jun 26, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Dinner near Chihuly Garden

I just had a fun dinner at the new-ish Taylor Oyster Bar if you like oysters and the like.

Molly Moon's #6 in the WORLD

I didn't know that you could get Old School at the grocery store!

Jun 18, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Molly Moon's #6 in the WORLD

Parfait doesn't use a base and I don't believe Fainting Goat does either.

Jun 17, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Molly Moon's #6 in the WORLD

Interesting. I felt exactly the opposite. Peaks had much more flavor and a way creamier mouth feel than Old School. But I've only had Old School twice and it was a while ago so maybe they've changed.

Jun 17, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Chicago Foodies in Seattle--Bday Dinner?

I've liked everything I've had the four or five times I've gone. This looks to be a special menu with paella, etc. so I obviously haven't tried any of it. The chef, Zoi Antonitsas, was on Top Chef one season so you may be familiar with her.

And the view from there can't be beat. The fireworks display is on a barge almost directly in front of the restaurant.

Jun 13, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Chicago Foodies in Seattle--Bday Dinner?

I would second this for sure. Very Seattle and fireworks too! Here's more info and how to get tickets. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/even...

Jun 12, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

What are the must-have desserts in the Seattle area?

Hiroki in Tangletown usually has Gâteau Basque. It's very good there.

Jun 11, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

What are the must-have desserts in the Seattle area?

I'm not a big dessert fan but I've had two lately that I can't stop thinking about. One was a pastry at Aragona. It's crescent shaped, filled with cream, and dusted with truffle salt. The other is the S'more at Rock Creek. It's served in a pot, with a graham cracker bottom, then chocolate cream and caramel, topped with torched marshmallow.

Jun 11, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

What are the must-have desserts in the Seattle area?

I think the Irwin's on 65th and Latona is gone. Replaced by Dish if I remember correctly.

Jun 11, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle