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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.

Jun 18, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle
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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 G√Ęteau 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

Louie's in Ballard closing

Wow, that's sad. I haven't been to Louie's in years but it's an institution!

Jun 11, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

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

If you are interested in a great burger, try the one at Roux. My burger club went recently and loved it.

Jun 03, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Chefs Table

Staple and Fancy would fit that request perfectly.

Jun 02, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

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

Oh good! I'm thinking I need to get in there myself. I've always like Book Bindery.

May 30, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

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

Book Bindery is closing for good on June 28th. If you feel strongly about going there, you might try and get reservations as you can always to to the other places on another trip.
http://www.seattlemet.com/articles/an...

May 29, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Seattle visit

Thanks, I'll give it a try!

May 21, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

One night in Seattle and one breakfast

I like Ba Bar for a modern Asian spot. I'm not sure if it's still considered buzzy but it's still got great food and interesting cocktails.

May 21, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle
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One night in Seattle and one breakfast

If it were me, I would totally go to Aragona.
http://aragonaseattle.com/

It's fun, buzzy, close to your hotel. The food is spectacular. Some of the best I've had this year. You could have cocktails at Zig Zag or Radiator Whiskey before if you wanted.

May 20, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Seattle visit

Tell me more about The Octopus Bar. It's stumbling distance from my house but I haven't been. Good cocktails? What about food?

May 20, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Special Dinner with Favorite Niece

I would totally go to Matt's in the Market.

Apr 29, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle
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