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Portland breakfast rec?

The relatively new Otto on SE 18th and Hawthorne has a small brunch menu, but it's good, cheap for the amount of food you get, and it hasn't gotten the long lines yet. As for a good doughnut on Saturday, I'd hit up Fleur de Lis Bakery on NE Hancock. Get the potato doughnut or the raised glazed.

Aug 21, 2011
WikiAdam in Metro Portland

Apizza Scholls vs sizzle pie

Good to know, thanks!

Aug 10, 2011
WikiAdam in Metro Portland

Apizza Scholls vs sizzle pie

I'm taking my friend here soon, so I'm looking forward to finding out how good it is!

Aug 09, 2011
WikiAdam in Metro Portland

Portland Doughnuts

I'm doing a taste test of all the major Portland doughnut purveyors. Here's my list of the places I'm going to hit. Am I missing any?

Acme
Annie's
Coco
Delicious
Helen Bernhard
Moody's
Sesame
Staccato Gelato (for the doughnut holes)
Tonalli's
Voodoo

Aug 08, 2011
WikiAdam in Metro Portland

Pizzeria 22

No point in getting takeout if the pizza is Neapolitan. It'll turn to rubber by the time you get home.

Unless you eat it right outside in your car. :)

Jul 03, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Looking for best pho around

Actually I meant the one on Jackson in the ID. If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend a visit, post-haste!

Jul 03, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Looking for best pho around

Pho So 1 is the best I've had. What do you think of it, shaolin?

Jun 28, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Is Delancey's pizza worth the time and money?

They do still call you when your table's ready, so feel free to stroll to the nearest bar while you're waiting. For a shorter wait, go on a Wednesday or Thursday before 6:30. The crust has changed over the years (it's quite crispy now, where as before it used to be a lot puffier), but it still tastes great.

Jun 24, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Rye Bread In Seattle

I can't provide you with a definitive list, but the caraway rye at Stopsky's Delicatessen on Mercer Island is fantastic.

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Stopsky's Delicatessen
3016 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Jun 16, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Best Smoothies

A piece on CBS Seattle said the best smoothies in Seattle were from:

*Healeo
*Juicy Cafe
*Custom Smoothie
*Cocoa Banana

Anyone had a smoothie from any of these places? What did you think of it?

Jun 10, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Real Mexican food in Seattle or the East side?

Took a Mexican friend to all my favorite spots around town. The one she liked best were La Cocina del Puerco in Bellevue and Poquitos on Capitol Hill.

Jun 10, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Stopsky's Deli?

I just read about this on Eater Seattle. They say Andrew's still on staff, but who knows. I just hope the quality of the pastrami doesn't take a hit. I was really happy to finally be able to get great pastrami here.

Jun 09, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Anyone know if Giovanni's pizza in West Seattle still around? Still good?

Interesting. I interviewed Donna for Serious Eats and she said they were from California. That said, she could have just neglected to mention that they had come from NY before California. *shrug*

Jun 08, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Anyone know if Giovanni's pizza in West Seattle still around? Still good?

Actually, I'm pretty sure they're California transplants. No matter, the pizza's authentic NY.

Jun 08, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Best Smoothies

I'm trying to find the best smoothies in Seattle. What are your favorites?

Jun 08, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Anyone know if Giovanni's pizza in West Seattle still around? Still good?

Flying Squirrel does make a better pizza, yes, although it's not as authentically NY-style as Giannoni's (if anyone really cares).

Jun 07, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Anyone know if Giovanni's pizza in West Seattle still around? Still good?

Giannoni's is still around, and they make probably the most authentic New York slice I've eaten in Seattle. There's a review up on Slice if you want to read my take on it.

Jun 07, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Stopsky's Deli?

PROBABLY better than Goldberg's???

Jun 07, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Serious pie= just serious OK

Whoops, meant "their," not "they're." I was tired.

Jun 02, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Serious pie= just serious OK

I echo everything jlom907 said. There is no ego there, and the pizza is peerless.

May 26, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Serious pie= just serious OK

I personally don't think it's anywhere near as good as Delancey, but Phoenecia definitely makes a solid pie, and they're worth a stop if you're in the area. They're sausage pie is great!

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Delancey
1415 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117

May 25, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

I'm here till Tuesday and want to experience the best you've all got!

If you're looking for the best pizza, it's Delancey.

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Delancey
1415 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117

May 22, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Stopsky's Deli?

Haha, good call. I really would try getting there around 11am on a weekday a shot, though. You're right between breakfast and lunch there. Well, at least I had good luck then.

May 20, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Stopsky's Deli?

It's the first week. Don't get so worked up.

May 19, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Stopsky's Deli?

I went this morning around 11am to beat the breakfast and lunch rushes. Perfect timing, got seated immediately. It's true, they don't have the rhythm quite down yet--but it's their first week, so that's understandable. As such, they run out of some items far too quickly (they had neither the wagyu pastrami nor the turkey pastrami), but I fully expect them to figure things out within a week or two.

As for the food: it is excellent. Their bagels have perfect texture, the matzo ball soup is delicious (if the broth is a little untraditional), and best of all, the pastrami is world-class. Thick, moist, fatty, and smoky. Order the hot pastrami on their housemade rye and spicy mustard. It is fantastic. No one else in Seattle is making pastrami like this, no one.

The one thing I didn't like: the pickles. They tasted fishy. I hope they change the brine.

May 18, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Pizzerias with Housemade Toppings

That potato pie is good stuff! I want to go back and try their sausage and pulled pork pizzas.

Keep the ideas coming! Surely someone else in Seattle does interesting things with their toppings?

May 16, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Pizzerias with Housemade Toppings

Well, I mean places that don't just get some clams or potatoes and toss them on the pie. At Delancey, the chef cooks the clams, then uses the juices to make a broth that gets drizzled over the pizza. At Flying Squirrel, the potatoes get roasted with certain spices before being sliced and then cooked on the pie. So anything like that, where the toppings are prepared in an interesting way.

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Delancey
1415 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117

May 15, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Pizzerias with Housemade Toppings

Hi, all. I'm trying to track down some pizzerias in the Seattle area that have some interesting housemade toppings. So far I've gotten to try the tasty housemade sausage at Serious Pie, the clam-topped pie at Delancey, and the potato-topped pie at Flying Squirrel.

Know of any other good ones in the area?

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Serious Pie
316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

Delancey
1415 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117

May 15, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

missing cheesesteak

Any word on the findings from the taste test?

May 12, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle

Serious pie= just serious OK

Glad you liked it! It's pretty typical of what you'd get from an above-average New York slice joint.

When I spoke with the owner, she recommended Abbondanza's to me, also in West Seattle. I haven't tried it yet, but if you happen to, let me know what you think of it!

May 07, 2011
WikiAdam in Greater Seattle