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10 "Holy Shit" Things About the Egg Recall

My 'Holy Shit!' about the egg recall was that 550M eggs is only 10% of the yearly consumption.

Sep 09, 2010
jaydeflix in Features

Relatively new must-try SEA

Forgot Palermo when it comes to Pizza. =)

Jun 25, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Top Pot vs Voodoo, Boo to Both

Mighty O donuts directly from Mighty O are my current donut preference.

As for Krispy Kreme, I have two rules:
1) Only the glazed. Everything else tends to be below average.
2) Only when it's hot.

May 23, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Top Pot vs Voodoo, Boo to Both

I'd agree about ordinary, but, that still puts them above Safeway brand. Served hot, they are tasty, tho again, I will agree they aren't something I'm going to drive out of the way to get. If I'm in the market and my blood sugar is low? sure.

May 23, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

recent winners from a boston transplant

It's not being PC.

It's being sick and tired of people complaining because restaurants in place A aren't as good as restaurants in place B.

Tell you what, you want to say that NYC has better restaurants than Seattle? Fine. Stay there or don't go out to eat here.

There are restaurants in Seattle that are better than restaurants in NYC.

And there are restaurants in NYC that are better than restaurants in Seattle.

May 21, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

recent winners from a boston transplant

I have trouble saying any major metropolitan area is vastly better than any other. Part of finding good restaurants is actually living in the town for some appreciable amount of time and, honestly, I'm not going to say that the food in (say) Austin is better or worse than Seattle, because I live here, not there, I can spend time finding gems here while there I'm a bit rushed and need to depend upon other people to help me make decisions (which isn't always the best idea unless you have lots and lots of time to figure out whose opinions you can trust).

Boston isn't better than Seattle (says the Mass. Native), Seattle isn't better than Boston. They are two different cities with different restaurants. I can name resto's in Boston area that put Seattle to shame (Blue Ribbon BBQ, Bob's Clam Hut, Elephant Walk) and one's here that do the same.. well, actually I can't name them right now because I've been out of Boston for too long.

Same goes for other cities. NYC isn't better than us, it's different. Same with Vancouver. Same with SFO.

(can you tell I'm sick and tired of 'Restaurants in XYZ are better than the ones in ABC!' threads?)

May 20, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Safeco Field - Anything new & good

Yeah, I know what's outside the stadium because, well, I don't go to ballgames more than I go to them. =)

I was just hoping there was something new concession-wise this year. Food isn't bad in there, it isn't awesome. Heck, it's standard stadium food.

May 16, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Safeco Field - Anything new & good

Skillet is right next to Safeco pre-game too. I'm just more curious if anythings new inside. =)

May 16, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Safeco Field - Anything new & good

Title really sums it up. Is there anything new and good at Safeco this year?

Or even changes for the worse? Or is it all about the same as last year....

May 15, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Local's Favs in Bellevue Washington?

Garlic. *rimshot* (those who eat there just laughed)

It's a mound of their rice covered with good meaty chicken wings and then the garlic sauce.

It's good and now I suddenly want to go.

Apr 29, 2009
jaydeflix in Greater Seattle

local, sustainable, organic seattle restaurants

Green Go Foods (http://www.greengofood.com/
)Stumbling Goat Bistro (http://www.stumblinggoatbistro.com
)TASTE at SAM (http://www.tastesam.com/
)Likely anyplace that Thundering Hooves sells to (http://www.thunderinghooves.net/where/restaurants.htm
)Likely anyplace that Skagit River Ranch sells to (http://www.skagitriverranch.com/pages...)

Apr 17, 2009
jaydeflix in Greater Seattle

Who are you afraid will close?

Excellent! Thanks! I've added them to my weekly dine out list.

Apr 03, 2009
jaydeflix in Greater Seattle

Who are you afraid will close?

Usually in the case of the diner wanting to get rid of a hangover =)

Apr 03, 2009
jaydeflix in Greater Seattle

Who are you afraid will close?

Dinette is a good option. I think we might add that to our list of places to go in the near future. Anything you recommend?

Apr 02, 2009
jaydeflix in Greater Seattle

Who are you afraid will close?

Seattle's a great city with an incredible food scene, but, we all have our favorite restaurants that, every time we go in, we fear for their future.

So, I figured, lets have a little thread where we all plead our case for those restaurants we love, in hopes of dragging in a new crowd to reinvigorate their sales. I'm sure there's someone here who wished that they had posted one more time trying to get people to go to Moxie, or Alejibre or ... well, the list could go on and on and on...

So, your favorite restaurant you're afraid won't survive the current economy. Sell it to us.

I'll start the thread off with...

Pasta Freska, which has always been one of my favorite spots in town.

Pasta Freska isn't necessarily about the food. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm always happy with the quality of the food at Pasta Freska. Is it all organic, local food? No.

Is it tasty and well prepared? Definitely.

Creative? Not exactly.

It is just plain, good food.

The joy in the restaurant is the experience. If you happen to be there on a night that Chef Mike is working, you're in for a treat (not that the 'new' guy is any less bubbly). Mike loves what he does, and it shows.

Dinner is known for having no menu. You walk in and, depending upon how busy it is, talk with either Chef Mike or your waitperson and talk about what you like. Fish, no fish, spicy, no spicy, allergies, no fish or NO FISH...

And then the courses start. Appetizer, salad, pasta, beef, fish/seafood, chicken. Often you'll get a dish where the girls in the party get one dish while the men get a different one.

Add in some wine, dessert (which isn't necessarily anything to write home about, nothing home cooked, but tasty none-the-less), and you're generally looking at a $110-$125 total dinner for two.

And tonight, when we were there, there was one other couple in the restaurant.

We've introduced at least 12 people to Pasta Freska and no one has ever been disappointed. We want to be able to keep bringing people there, so, try it and I hope you like it and help keep them afloat.

Apr 01, 2009
jaydeflix in Greater Seattle

Looking for Good Burger in Seattle

Been there. Posted about it (http://www.cooklocal.com/?p=494) but, in a nutshell. Was every bit as good as you'd expect a Skagit river ranch burger to be without the need to cook it yourself. Little pricey, but, on the other hand, they are doing things I want to support so I had no problems paying.

Mar 31, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Friends visiting Seattle, where do I take them?

I'd be tempted to suggest Paseo too. Avoid fried food (I think its better in new england) but fresh (like Chinooks or Rays) should be safe.

Mar 26, 2009
jaydeflix in Greater Seattle

Looking for Good Burger in Seattle

Or Kings. Or Hamburger Harry's. Or Lunchbox Laboratory.

Mar 25, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Looking for Good Burger in Seattle

I was going to head there this Saturday and post about it on cooklocal.com. The lack of Sunday hours really kills me. They'd be perfect after the Ballard Market.

Mar 24, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Looking for Good Burger in Seattle

I thought they moved off of the old kobe beef and are now just doing grass fed beef (which is, technically, going to be more tasty)

Mar 19, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Franks Oyster House

Hm. I didn't think the fritters were bland. I mean, they weren't a calvacade of flavor, but...

Mar 13, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Franks Oyster House

Grabbed happy hour last night.

Cocktail menu was, I hate to use the word, mildly inventive. 8.50 regular, 7.50 happy hour.

The spicy peanuts were tasty and, for a buck, the right price. The regular $2 price might be a shade too high.

The razor clam fritters were fantastic. ($10 reg/$8 happy hour)

The oysters were... well, heck, they were oysters. Oysters, to me, are either good or bad. There isn't really a so-so. These were good. Nice presentation on the half dozen too. $1.50 is a little higher than I want for happy hour prices, but... the Gin and Lillet mignonette and the bloody mary granita were definitely worth their weight.

Edit: The wall coverings were awesome, both in the bar *and* the dining room.

Mar 13, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Anything Chow Worthy near Theo Chocolates (SEA)

Except that even when Paseo isn't on their Winter vacation (now), they're closed on Sunday, so you couldn't go to the market and then to Paseo. =)

Feb 01, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Traveler on Leary, Stepping Stone, Ballard SEA

Gone, not going. Tho, in Oct when it was mentioned, it was still going ok. They suffered when they lost their kitchen staff.

Jan 15, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

PNW food blogs [moved from Pacific Northwest board]

Jan 09, 2009
jaydeflix in Food Media & News

Great hot chocolate in Seattle?

What have you tried and what didn't you like about it?

That might help with recommendations beyond the above. =)

Imagine if we were talking about 'best pizza' and all variations were thrown out (thin, thick, east coast, californian, brick oven, etc) and someone said 'I've tried some, but haven't found what I liked,' it'd be the same thing.

And keep in mind that (I'd wager) most people haven't had Ken's Artisan Bakery's Hot Chocolate, so don't know what you're looking for in terms of flavour, consistency, etc....

Personally, I'd go to Chocopolis on top of Queen Anne and, assuming they've got the pick your own chocolate in place, find a chocolate you like and have them make a hot chocolate out of it.

Jan 06, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Great hot chocolate in Seattle?

Has she tried any of the ones posted to this thread already? That'd probably be a good first step.

Jan 05, 2009
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Ballard and ten dollars in my pocket

Don't believe I forgot Than Bro's, especially with this cold.

Dec 19, 2008
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Ballard and ten dollars in my pocket

Pretty sure Malena's is still closed from the fire tho...

Dec 19, 2008
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest

Ballard and ten dollars in my pocket

And add in the Cuban Roast sandwich at Paseo.

Dec 17, 2008
jaydeflix in Pacific Northwest