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Puyallup Fair 2014 Food Recs?

I was there last week and had the old standbys: started with a scone, had a corn dog for lunch and real soft serve ice cream for dessert. Just like when I was a kid!

Sep 16, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Looking for fried (whole belly) clams...

Someone at our table ordered them and were definitely fried whole clams with bellies. I'm not sure if that is the same thing as whole belly fried clams...

Sep 16, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Bar Sajor

I'm with you. Corson is the best of the bunch (I haven't been to LP) in my opinion, but I don't love it.

Sep 16, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Looking for fried (whole belly) clams...

As others above have mentioned, I don't really understand the idea behind a "whole belly" clam as most local clams, fried or otherwise, that I've had have had their bellies intact. That said, Chippy's has "east coast clams" with bellies on their menu.

Sep 15, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Downtown Seattle wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars?

I would say a stop at Le Caviste is a must. http://lecavisteseattle.com/

Sep 05, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Seafood recs for an East Coast shellfish fresk

I had dinner at Chippy's last week, which is in the same building as The Walrus and the Carpenter. I really liked the halibut and chips. Others at the table liked the fried clams and the lobster and crab po boy.

Gooseneck barnacles? (SEA)

Evidently they are not only at Bar Sajor but at Gastropod as well.
http://www.seattlemet.com/articles/go...

Aug 27, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

CANLIS - A 'Very Mixed' experience!

And by skyline, Gizmo56 means A skyline, not THE skyline. It faces East overlooking the North end of Lake Union so it's not the downtown skyline. Still pretty, just no Space Needle, etc.

Aug 27, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Downtown Seafood

It's not the most "Seattle" decor but the crab louie at Shucker's has always been a favorite of mine.

Aug 26, 2014
Lauren in Greater Seattle

Chik-fil-A

Wow. Defensive much? (In response to gamingwithbaby)

Aug 20, 2014
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