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where to buy, and recommendations on, good locally roasted coffee

If you're still around, I love the beans from Seattle-based Middle Fork Roasters (, especially their Backpedal Brew. I generally buy bags of beans from Matthew's in Bellevue.

Also available at Matthew's is Issaquah-based Mt. Si Roasters (

Both roasters are superb.

Feb 05, 2015
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Best Thai in Seattle

Yeah... We love Noodle Boat and their eclectic decor.

Nov 19, 2013
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Pike Place Fish Market --- eat there?

Just love Pigalle. Went there last Saturday for a leisurely lunch. The place wasn't crowded at all. Pigalle was our refuge away from the throngs outside in the market.

Sep 27, 2013
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Best Indian Restaurant?

Kanishka in Redmond is consistently excellent. I've enjoyed it thoroughly every time I've eaten there. They have a terrific buffet. The place is packed with Indian families on weekends.

Sep 27, 2013
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Mushroom Foraging

For anyone who's interested, the Puget Sound Mycological Society is having a Wild Mushroom Show in October:
Saturday, October 12, 2013 – 12pm - 7pm
Sunday, October 13, 2013 – 10am - 5pm

The Mountaineers
Magnuson Park
7700 Sandpoint Way NE,
Seattle, WA 98115

$10 for General Admission
$5 for Students and Seniors
Children under 12 are free

More at the link given by Booklegger451.

Does Seattle have it's own cool coffee place like Intelligensia or Blue Bottle?

Thanks, Alarash. Mt. Si's FB page mentions that they'll be at the Issaquah farmers' market this year. I think that opens sometime in April.

I have been trying to find out if any cafes use their coffee.

Feb 25, 2013
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Does Seattle have it's own cool coffee place like Intelligensia or Blue Bottle?

I love Umbria and Zoka, but I discovered a local (Eastside) roaster with delectable coffees - Mt. Si.

Feb 24, 2013
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Best Indian buffet?

Totally Kanishka.
That said, Spice Route is nice, too.

I've also eaten in Pabla in Issaquah, which is good for vegetarian.

Feb 24, 2013
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Gabila's knishes

Check with Albertson's on Mercer Island. I think I saw them there in their freezer case a few months ago. They have a decent range of kosher foods, including bakery products and fresh meat.

May 03, 2012
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Where to buy seafood?

For a small, but excellent selection of very fine, very fresh catch and prepared and frozen items at good prices, I go to Gemini Fish on Gilman Blvd. in Issaquah. Bought some fresh very lovely (and tasty) Alaskan Sockeye Salmon for last Saturday night dinner. They always try to have BFCs (Big Fat Crabs) - yum.

Also like to buy at Uwajimaya Bellevue. I never buy in regular supermarkets.

May 03, 2012
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The Maca-bee, a Hanukkah Tipple

Oh well, if you want to be absolutely correct, you might as well use the correct, original Hebrew: Yehuda HaMaccabee

Dec 20, 2011
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where in seattle to buy turkish olives?

For anyone looking for nice Turkish olives and other Mid-East foods, you can go to Byblos in Bellevue (14220 NE 20th St.). Prices are reasonable. Now and then, I pop in there for a jar of pickled veggies from Turkey. They carry a really nice block of Bulgarian feta in their fridge. I noticed that it's cheaper than in other shops.

Jun 25, 2011
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Uwajimaya Bellevue - Moving or an additional location?

They moved to 699 120th Ave. NE, Bellevue. Went on Saturday. It's now big, clean and nice. The produce section has been expanded. So have the meat & seafood, housewares and household sections. The Japanese sushi resto that was the old place isn't there. Instead, there's a pan-Asian cafeteria with smells that permeated the whole place. There are whole lacquered Beijing ducks ready to go. Took a while to find stuff, but in all, it was a pleasant experience.

Mar 27, 2011
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Turkey Mulligatawny Soup

Delightful recipe. We all liked my changes, though. We never eat turkey, so I substituted diced leftover garlicky grilled chicken. Also, I decided that rice would be kind of dull, so I used 1 1/2 cups of boiled chana dal. I also added a teaspoon of turmeric, which was a good move.

Feb 01, 2011
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Fresh Pickles?

Ba-Tampte half-sours can be found in Whole Foods in Bellevue. Yum.

Jul 29, 2010
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