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Turkish/Greek Coffee

Also further down the Ave on 43rd are two places facing each other, Cedars and Samir's. They both offer Turkish coffee.

Jan 19, 2011
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Anyone in Seattle familiar with Domenico's Pizza in Belmont Shore (Long Beach), California?

I'm a strictly plain cheese pizza type of guy, but when I took a friend to Piecora's on Capitol Hill, he wanted sausage and that's exactly how it came - ground & spread all over the pie. He didn't like it made that way, preferring chunks.

Jan 03, 2011
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Coffee Crisp

I was there this morning and can confirm that they have Coffee Crisp in stock. Not so with Zagnut, Turkish Taffy or Violet Crumble :^(

Dec 27, 2010
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Caldo

It being the season again for nice hot soup, I've had a hankering for wonderful Mexican seafood soup like I used to find all over Los Angeles: caldo de camaron (shrimp), caldo de pulpo (octopus), caldo siete mares (seven seas mixed seafood), served with chopped onions/cilantro/lime to throw in, and steaming hot tortillas.

I've been searching the heck out of this, and so far have only come up with one place in the Seattle area: Taqueria Tequila in Greenwood.

I went there yesterday; the only choice was caldo siete mares. It wasn't bad - a fairly large bowl for $13.50, packed full of shrimp, scallops, octopus, crab, white fish and mussels. The seafood was cooked right, though I thought the broth was a bit thin.

I imagine I'll have to head south for more choices. I'd especially like to find the pulpo version, where the octopus is not tough but silky in texture, and the broth redolent of onions, carrot & tomato. Suggestions anyone?

Nov 14, 2010
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It's Diwali! Looking for sweets

When I visited Pabla in Renton (not during Diwali) they had lots of sweets. I bet they'll have some special stuff for the holiday.

http://www.pablacuisine.com

Nov 06, 2010
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Affordable lobster/seafood restaurant

Definitely check out Le Homard Rouge.

Oct 20, 2010
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One day in Seattle, foodie spots must see

Not if you order ahead to pick it up; you get to skip directly to the front of the line. I like to wear a smug smirk when I do this.

Sep 24, 2010
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U District on a Monday night

I wasn't impressed with Pam's, they served me the toughest plate of goat I've ever eaten. At 42nd & Brooklyn is Korean Tofu House, SoonDuBu is their specialty. Be warned, there are only a few tables and there is almost always a wait.

Sep 20, 2010
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Looking for Kaffir Lime Leaves

I went to HT Market today and they were in stock, yay!

Aug 14, 2010
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Farmer's Cheese in Seattle?

I have seen farmer's cheese at DeLaurenti in Pike Place Market, but haven't tried it.

I've never tried burek either, however I can tell you that I went on a similar odyssey when I was trying to find something similar to Lipto, a Hungarian farmer's cheese used to make a savory spread I grew up on. The closest thing I found, and which worked very well, was Bulgarian sheep's milk feta. I found this at Big John's PFI at the south end of the International District. It is much softer & less crumbly than Greek or other feta cheese.

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Pike Place Market
1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

Aug 11, 2010
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Oysters, crabs in Seattle

'...can we include Elliott's Oyster Happy Hour in a list of things that are just inherently put up on default for these things and not bring it up unless you have something else to add?'

Not as long as this board continues to see one-time posters who don't spend the 5 minutes it takes to do a little searching, instead asking the same questions for the 432nd time, as in the latest example:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7217...

Jul 20, 2010
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Baked in Seattle

Le Fournil makes a very good baguette, and lucky for me it's a short walk from my home.

Jul 05, 2010
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Hiyashi Chuka

I was walking by the U district Samurai Noodle early this morning when I noticed they had added Hiyashi Chuka to the menu - I went back for lunch! Their version was pretty decent, though it lacked corn kernels which I'm used to, and also mustard to add in.

I now know of 3 places that serve this delightful summer ramen; the other two are Fulin in Chinatown, and Kiku sushi next to the Bellevue Uwajimaya. Of the 3 Kiku definitely makes the best IMO. Yet another reason I love the advent of summer!

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Uwajimaya
600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

Samurai Noodle
606 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Jun 15, 2010
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Breweries

Try out Fremont Brewing's urban beer garden. They set up tables & benches inside the brewery, and on nice days they roll up the delivery door. They also allow dogs & kids! This rates high on my super funky scale.

Hours of the beer garden are limited, so check their website first.

Jun 08, 2010
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Dinner in U District/Wallingford

Yep, it sure is, and they still do the vegetarian lunch buffet. The owner is a really nice guy - he even waves at me through the giant windows as I pass by on my way to somewhere else. I'm ashamed that I don't know his name!

Jun 03, 2010
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Salty's Alki

It's about a quarter of a mile, an easy walk.

Apr 17, 2010
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Restaurant on Queen Anne Ave. and Mercer St.

According to Google Maps, it's a closed storefront: http://tinyurl.com/ygrhpwl

Mar 22, 2010
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Hand-stretched Chinese noodles in Seattle

Definitely wheat. I went there for lunch today, and they're taking 50% off one item if it's your birthday. And guess what, it's my birthday! In addition to noodle soup, I had the cold jellyfish dish. Man that was yummy, with the faintest tinge of ginger & green onion.

I also lucked out and could see the noodle master from my table, working his magic in the back.

Mar 16, 2010
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Korean tofu soup in Seattle?

Wow, Four Seasons closed, really? Bummer...I ate there for years until I learned how to cook Korean myself.

Mar 16, 2010
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Early morning full breakfast around Wallingford?

Easy...go to Voula's & get the Hobo, it's made with something like 6 eggs:
Voula's Offshore Cafe
658 NE Northlake Way
(206) 634-0183

Mar 09, 2010
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Polish or Hungarian Food in the Puget Sound Area?

Awesome...so the big question is: PORK or VEAL wienerschnitzel?

Jan 26, 2010
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Where to find Bitters (SEA)

Hey Mike, I was at the Broadway (Capitol Hill) liquor store yesterday & they were fully stocked with Regan's Orange Bitters. Go get 'em!

Jan 16, 2010
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Great German Food in Seattle?

Dec 30, 2009
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Where to buy good grits in NW WA?

Having gone on my own grits odyssey a while back, I concluded that stoneground grits are unavailable in this neck of the woods (someone please prove me wrong). I order mine online; with shipping this makes for expensive grits, but worth it IMO. Here's my list of fine southern grist mills, my go-to source is Logan Turnpike.

http://www.loganturnpikemill.com/
http://noramill.com/
http://www.oldhamptonstore.com/
http://weisenberger.com/
http://carolinaplantationrice.com/

Dec 28, 2009
Lets_eat in Pacific Northwest

Korean restaurants in Shoreline/Lynnwood area

That's what the dolsot part means, innit?

Oct 13, 2009
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Ramen update (SEA)

My best friend treated me to dinner at Kiku last night; it's a little joint next to the Redmond Uwajimaya. What fortune! On the specials board: hiyashi chuka. SCORE...I know of nowhere else right now to get this in Seattle. It was excellent, and the perfect summer meal: artful, flavorful, refreshing, wonderful.

A call today revealed that it's offered on the menu until the end of September. Yay!

PS this is not a shill; you'll just have to trust me.
PPS hey chococat, re: the pending U-district Samurai Noodle, I've seen a definite ramping up of construction inside the site in the last 2 months, but it's still in the woodwork frame stage.

Kiku Sushi
15555 NE 24th St
Bellevue, WA 98007-3836
(425) 644-2358

Aug 01, 2009
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SEA - Hot dogs!

Alas, the Laurelhurst Safeway has stopped carrying Nathan's natural casing hot dogs - the ones touted as being 'longer than the bun'. I've scoured the local groceries, finding none. They have a SNAP when you bite into them. Has anyone seen these locally, or other natural casing dogs like Sabrett?

May 21, 2009
Lets_eat in Pacific Northwest

Samurai Noodle #2

The construction came to a dead halt in December and languished for months. But there's hope! The front of the space has been barricaded with plywood and there is definite activity going on inside now. I peeked in: the interior is still gutted, but a stairway has been demolished & another built. So progress is being made, albeit slowly.

Apr 12, 2009
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Bernard's on Seneca

Yes, I went when I learned they make wienerschnitzel. The schnitzel was tiny, the bartender surly, and the dingy basement vibe was not my thing.

Mar 28, 2009
Lets_eat in Pacific Northwest

Whole Roast Duck: Seattle

You must be thinking of King's Barbecue house. I second this place, good quackflesh.

Mar 10, 2009
Lets_eat in Pacific Northwest