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Between Seattle & Anacortes?

I would stop in LaConner. I love Nell Thorn, but I haven't been there since they moved across the street.

Jun 24, 2014
janedoe67 in Greater Seattle

Where to Go for the Best Hot Dog

Me = McAuley and Chris = Brother Rice, you?

Mar 15, 2011
janedoe67 in Chicago Area

Mexican in Seattle

I second Tanqueria La Venadita. One of the best things about working in Issaquah.

Feb 03, 2009
janedoe67 in Greater Seattle

Love letter to Quinn's

Went a couple of weeks ago and I was really impressed. We just went in for drinks and small bites. I had the duck egg, which was delicious, and the sliders. They were Really little (about 1/2 the size of WC sliders), but man were they tasty. I can't wait to go back and have a full dinner.

Mar 27, 2008
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

Seattle.... where to find curry sushi?

Mashiko in West Seattle has at least one roll that has curry in it.

Mar 25, 2008
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

going to seattle for a wek end were is the best place to go and eat

Hi foodpit,

My New Year's resolution was try not to give people unsolicited advice, but I have to jump in here. I know this PNW board and they will not respond unless you give them some specifics. What type of food are you looking for? What price range? In what part of the city will you be staying? If you add these items, you should get lots of advice from the nice Seattle hounds.

Jan 09, 2008
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

Chicago Style Pizza in Seattle?

Yes, Delfinos is the closest you will come to Chicago style pizza. I think they even got their oven from Chicago. I love the stuffed spinach/sausage.

Jan 06, 2008
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

Can Baileys go bad?

I've had a bottle for a couple of years.... Can it go bad???

Dec 07, 2007
janedoe67 in Spirits

Afternoon tea in Portland and Seattle.

The Sorrento Hotel (900 Madison in Seattle) has a wonderful Tea Service. It's also a beautiful room.

Nov 27, 2007
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

Matt's new space

If you would like to stay up there in the Market, try the little bar in Chez Shea (right next to Matt's). It's small, but fine for 3 people. They have a anything you would want to drink and great appetizers.

Nov 06, 2007
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

Catfish Corner -- Gooood LAWDY!

Gotta love Catfish Corner. It was one of the first places I went to when I moved into Seattle 14 years ago.....and I keep going back. I love their regular catfish, but if you're lucky enough to get there for lunch on a Tuesday, they have this Cajun Catfish that is rich and buttery.... so good.

Nov 06, 2007
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

Food sleuth follows scent to South Side

I'm so glad they mentioned Fat Johnnies.....hands down the best dog in Chicago.

Oct 18, 2007
janedoe67 in Chicago Area

Recs for Best Greek Restaurant - Seattle

Marianna's by the Market (formally Porta) is my favorite. The former chef from Bandoleone is there now and they are really putting out some tasty food.

Oct 15, 2007
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

Trying to make a copy cat crab cake recipe. Any suggestions??

This is a great recipe. I caught many Dungeness crabs this year, so I used 100% crab (not 50/50 w/ shrimp) The Devonshire cream gives them a great richness and texture.

Oct 11, 2007
janedoe67 in Home Cooking

Homemade Italian Sausage

I just bought a sausage stuffer and I am eager to make some Italian Sausage. I am normally not a strict recipe follower, but I would like to get some guidelines for ingredients and proportions. I searched here and google to find some ideas. I didn't have much luck on chowhound and most of the recipes I found on Google didn't call for garlic, which surprised me. If you have made a good Italian Sausage (preferably a bit spicy), can you share your tips? Grazie Infinite!

Oct 11, 2007
janedoe67 in Home Cooking

How old is too old to be admitted to cooking school?

When I went to culinary school, the youngest in our class was 19 and the oldest was 70.

Aug 15, 2007
janedoe67 in Not About Food

La Carta de Oaxaca

Tamales with Mole....mmmmm

Aug 14, 2007
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

Dove Vivi

is this PDX?

Aug 08, 2007
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

Drive Thru Etiquette

If you are ordering for more than 2 people, you should go inside. I think of the drive-thru like the 10 items or less line at the grocery store. UNLESS they have a waiting area where you can park your car and they will bring your large and or complicated order out to you.

Jun 02, 2007
janedoe67 in Not About Food

Duarte's Tavern (Pescadero) Report

Best crab melt!

Porta Taverna in Eastlake - moved?

Yes, it actually moved quite a while ago (I'd say 2 years??). It's on Virginia between 1st and 2nd in Belltown. It was Porta by the Market and now it is Maryannas by the Market (or Mariannas?). I was there recently and it was very good. I still think it's the best Greek food in Seattle. I always go there before I go to the Moore Theatre (it's about 50 steps away).

Apr 22, 2007
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

Hanoi, Vietnam (and area) April 13-19

Thank you Ellen (I'm assuming that's your name)

I am game! I'd love good recs on street food. I have heard it's better than most of the food they serve in the restaurants. I would really appreciate it if you could explain the locations of your favorites. Thank you, Thank you!

Hanoi, Vietnam (and area) April 13-19

I am fortunate to know some people who are from Hanoi, so I have received many food recommendations. Even though I do trust their judgment, I want to run this list by my fellow Chowhounders to see how it stacks up. What should I omit? Are there any gems that I am missing? Also, if you are in town at the same time, maybe you'd like to join me for a meal? Thank you in advance for your advice.


1. Sầm Sơn seafood restaurant, 77 Dốc Bác Cổ, HaNoi, Vietnam

II. Another one: good at fish, chicken, snails:
1. Phương Nguyên: 51-53 Tô Ngọc Vân. Tel: 823 9948.
Ask for grilled chicken, "xôi trắng" with garlic

III. A good buffet <recommended>

1. "Sen"<Lotus> Restaurant, near "Hồ Tây" (West Lake or "Tây" lake). On the way to Ho Tay water park. Ask the taxi driver where's "Sen" buffet restaurant, he should know.
price: shoud be under 10 USD, a wide variety of food including some Vietnamese traditional food. (There are also some western food such as Spaghetti).

Number 14, Chả Cá Street, Hà Nội
Or you can ask any taxi driver where is Chả Cã Lã Vọng Restaurant.
Patricia Schultz put this restaurant in "1000 Places to See Before You Die".

IV. Others:
1. Làng Ngói: 27 Ngọc Khánh. Tel: 772 3188
a very nice & unique restaurant with red-titled costages. Good cocktail and fresh Icecream soup.

11. Akataiyou (Japanese): 18 Phan Chu Trinh. Tel: 936 1148.

12. Seo Ha Garden (Korean): 6/42 Liễu Giai. tel: 762 7900.

13. Mother's Pride (Malaysian): 6C Phan Chu Trinh. Tel: 826 2168.

14. Tex-Mex (Mexican): P112, K1, Giảng Võ. Tel: 851 4479.

15. San Hô (Seafood): 58 Lý Thường Kiệt. TEl: 934 9184.

16. Sinh Châu (Singaporean): 75 Lý Thường Kiệt. Tel: 942 4629.

17. Lotus (Thai): Melia Hotel, 44B Lý Thường Kiệt. Tel: 934 3343.

18. Paris Deli Hanoi: 6 Phan Chu Trinh. Tel: 934 5269.
19. Mama Rosa (Italian): 6 Lê Thái Tổ. tel: 825 8057.

20. Indian Restaurant (Indian): 41B Lý Thái Tổ. Tel: 824 1166.

Cooking Class in Vietnam?

Thank you so much!

Help with real Thai in Seattle

It's worth the trip to go to Noodle Boat in Issaquah (on Gilman).

Mar 22, 2007
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

Cooking Class in Vietnam?

I will be in Vietnam in April and I was looking for a 1-2 day cooking class. I was hoping to find something that wasn't for beginners. I will be visiting Ho Chi Min City and Hanoi. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Four nights in Vancouver alone. Your dream restuarant tour of the city...

Damn! That is EXACTLY what I was going to say. It's tapas, but I like to say it's "small plates" because it is not all Spanish. It is a VERY small place. You will have an easier time getting a seat because you are dining alone. It could be my favorite restaurant in Vancouver.

Monsoon SEA

If they have the crab soup, get it. It's wonderful. The 5 spice ribs (appetizer) are always a hit. I really don't think you can go wrong with anything. I had the scallops last time I was there and they were really good. I know they change the menu often. Have you checked their website? Have a great dinner.

Feb 07, 2007
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest

Calistoga/St. Helena/Rutherford/Oakville

Thanks for the reply. Can you tell me a bit about Brix?

best happy hour

Here is a thread about this from last week

Jan 22, 2007
janedoe67 in Pacific Northwest