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Two places I was very interested in trying were...

Willy's BBQ - Tiny shack just off south Lake City Way that I pass by pretty often. Considering the appearance of this place, I expect it to either amazing or horrible. Such is usually the way.
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Greg's Roadhouse BBQ - I've heard a lot of good about this place, actually. Supposedly best BBQ around Seattle.
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Oct 25, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

Late night romantic dining in Seattle?

I think the (lack of) space is a huge part of the charm. It's an extremely unique place to dine. That aspect of Bleu Bistro seems to be love-it or hate-it, judging by the reactions of most of the people I've brought there.

Oct 25, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

Late night romantic dining in Seattle?

I'm 21 and my favorite restaurant that I consider romantic is Bleu Bistro in Capitol Hill, but I would completely understand how an older, more sophisticated diner would not find it romantic.

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Oct 25, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

Capitol Hill lunch recommendations?

Thanks, I'm going to give Baguette Box a shot since the girl I'll be with isn't a big fan of Pho. The Crispy Drunken Chicken sounds great.

Oct 20, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

Capitol Hill lunch recommendations?

I've had Julia's, Cafe Presse, Bleu Bistro, and Broadway Grill. I want to try something new in the area (Broadway & Pike-ish area). Any recommendations other than the above four?

Oct 20, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

new Oakland Whole foods..shocking ..rant [Moved from Not About Food]

I often feel as though I'm the only one who likes Whole Foods. I never do all of my grocery shopping there, but there are quite a few items that I can't find anywhere else.

Their turkey & swiss paninis on pretzel bread are amazing. I love their salmon burgers. They also tend to have higher quality pre-cut fruit than others, at shockingly competitive prices. They're also the only place around here that I've found grind-it-yourself honey-roasted peanut butter.

Oct 01, 2007
koggit in Chains

In Search Of: Capitol Hill healthy lunch (near American Apparel)

I checked out the Urban Spoon page of all of the places you named and it looks like Bleu Bistro is right next door (202 Broadway for Bleu Bistro, 200 Broadway for American Apparel) so I'll give that a shot. It also looks like they have quite a few entrees under $10, which leaves more cash in hand for some warm clothes. Sounds good. Thanks!

Sep 30, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

In Search Of: Capitol Hill healthy lunch (near American Apparel)

I've heard a lot about Cafe Presse recently and have yet to try it, my main deterrent is being unfamiliar with French food. Their frites are supposed to be fantastic, but I tend to try to eat healthy (no greasy food).

Here's the location of the Capitol Hill American Apparel, for those unfamiliar: http://americanapparel.net/storelocat...

Any suggestions for a healthy lunch in the area?

Sep 30, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

Late night fooood!

I had Palace Kitchen tonight. I went with two girls, between the three of us we split the Free Range Chicken and five drinks. All 5 drinks were ordered off of their drink menu (something I rarely do) and all 5 were great. The chicken ($19) was moist, if not a little too oily. The reason I chose it over the burger ($13) was an attempt to eat a little healthier, but the end result was probably worse for me. Total bill, for our five drinks and one entree, was $72. A little steep for my student pockets, but not overpriced for what they offer.

I'd eat there again when in the area after hours, and recommend it. However, during normal hours, I believe there are better options in the area (Rock Bottom and Icon Grill are two favorites of mine).

Edit: I should add, although we split the chicken between three, I don't want there to be any misconceptions about the portion size. I'm not too familiar with cuts (whole, half, quarter) but I'd estimate about half a pound of chicken (bone-in), with a small sliced russet potato and about half a cup of spinach. I'd imagine it could satisfy a normal appetite, but if extremely famished, probably couldn't handle the job alone.

Sep 20, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

Late night fooood!

Thanks for the responses! The night I posted this, I ended up just grabbing Dick's (two blocks from my apartment).

Palace Kitchen looks a little pricey for me personally (student here, I try my best to keep meals around $10) but I'll definitely give it a shot sometime. 5 Point Cafe sounds great, I think I'll try it tonight.

I've heard a lot of great things about Cafe Presse (Seattlest, Seattle Times, and The Stranger all love it), it's definitely on my list of things to try. I didn't know they served that late -- great to know.

Sep 19, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

Best place to buy organic/free-range meats & poultry - Seattle

Are all of Whole Foods' meats also free range? Just curious.

Sep 17, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

Late night fooood!

Well, I have a craving for Thai One On but they close in 35 minutes. I doubt new customers are welcome this close to closing. So I ask -- what's your favorite place that's open until midnight or later? Hopefully I get some quick replies, I'll go tonight!

Sep 17, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

Where to move for food

I haven't given either of those places a try -- I'll keep them in mind. Where is Jack's? I Googled Chiang's Gourmet and it seems to be around 80th, where-as I'm around 125th. Hopefully Jack's is a little closer. I'm typically willing to walk about 25-30 blocks for dinner.

I'm a big fan of Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon and Black Pearl for Chinese.

Sep 14, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

Best place to buy fish in Seattle?

I'm not quite sure where you moved here from, but I think you'll find most grocery stores have pretty fresh salmon here. My personal choice, as it is for all meats and seafood, is the Whole Foods on Roosevelt (around 65th -- about 20 blocks north of The Ave in the U District).

If you need fresher, maybe somebody else can help you out, as I've never looked for better. Whole Foods more than meets my needs.

Sep 13, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

FIRST Time in Seattle

Go to Wasabi Bistro for the best sushi in town. Make reservations a couple days in advance, and definitely don't be afraid to try some of the girlier drinks. They make a mean Effen Saketini if you like your drinks strong, that's what I usually go for. They also have a lot of delicious drinks as well. I'm not even a big sushi fan -- yet this is one of my favorite restaurants for the bar alone. It's not hard to spend $50+ per person here though, so be careful. http://www.wasabibistro.biz/

As for pubs I couldn't help you *too* much since I'm not big on beer, but there are quite a few popular pubs in Fremont (which is a mostly residential neighborhood, with a lot of small shops on Fremont Ave). There's a popular "pub crawl" in Fremont with a lot of pubs all within walking distance. I'd recommend starting with Dad Watsons. They have killer appetizers to go with your brew, especially their tots. http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?l...

Kai's Bistro is a fantastic choice for a casual lunch. This place is a local favorite mostly due to the close-knit, friendly staff that will get to know you by your first name quickly. The chef is the most accomodating guy in the word, who'll talk to you for hours about the fish he picked up from the market that morning. Definitely get fish *something* -- no matter how it's prepared. This is the only place I'm willing to eat Fish and Chips from. All three bartenders make great Mojitos, as well. There's a bar in front and dining room in the back. http://www.kaisbistro.com/

After your fish from Kai's, walk a couple blocks up The Ave and stop by The Mix for Seattle's best ice cream as desert. It doesn't matter whether or not you like ice cream, give 'em a shot anyway. I hate ice cream and still love a nice Cream Cheese Yogurt with Marshmallow Cream and Mini Mashmallows... mmmh... couldn't find any web site, address is 4507 University Way NE

Beth's is a Seattle-must for breakfast -- home of the famous 12-egg omelet, big enough to feed a small army. The best greasy spoon diner in the nation, bar none. Featured on The Travel Channel and Food Network. Any hipster in Seattle worth the American Apparel shirt on their back goes to Beth's at least once a week, it's a real staple of the community, it's places like Beth's that make Seattle such a fantastic city -- a place where a million people feels like a town of 300. Don't leave Beth's without ordering a coffee, extra crispy hash browns and a 12-egg omelet, or you'll be leaving without the Beth's experience. http://www.bethscafe.com/

Now, while everywhere else on my list is famous in Seattle, I'll recommend a place that's just plain good food: Thai One On, in Lake City. I've mentioned this place here on Chowhound before, it's simply my favorite Thai place. Delicious Pud Thai for $8, can't go wrong.

Sep 13, 2007
koggit in Greater Seattle

Where to move for food

Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, U District...

I'd personally like Capitol Hill, but there are a ton of places you can live within walking distance of fantastic restaurants. I've liked in Lake City (about as ghetto as Seattle gets) for 2 years and am still finding great new places nearby every week.

Sep 13, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

Quick Seattle trip in Oct.

Also stop by Cupcake Royale while in Ballard. =)

I might be alone on that one, but to me no Ballard trip is complete without stopping by CR.

Sep 13, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest

What're your favorite Seattle restaurants?

I moved to Seattle from Louisiana two years ago, and have since then ate at some fantastic restaurants. I'm a 21 year-old full-time college student, so I can't quite afford the classier places in town so you'll notice a focus on price, but wanted to share a couple gems and hear what your favorites are, regardless of price. I decided to break this up into category winners -- without any particular rhyme or reason to the chosen categories.

-- Best Thai --
Name: Thai One On
Place: 12343 Lake City Way Ne
Words: Amazing Pud Thai. Seattle has a ton of Thai places, but this one is worth seeking out. They deliver orders over $20 nearby, but it's worth dining in. Great service, great decor, with a very well-stocked bar compared to similar restaurants. $8 for dinner Pud Thai (lunch is $1 cheaper, but slightly smaller). Also try their Thai iced coffee. They're open until 10:30 most nights.

-- Best Late Night Eats --
Name: Paul's Italian Kitchen
Place: 4333 University Way NE (inside Earl's on The Ave bar, must be 21)
Words: A hidden gem for anyone on a budget, especially us UW students. Good food at amazing prices, at nearly any hour. For, you can get fries and a burger for $3. That's not a typo, $3.00 gets you a nice sized burger and a good bit of fries. At dinner that price jumps to a mere $4. Amazing lasagna for $7, large pepperoni pizza (easily feeds 2) for $8. There's a daily special with a $5 entree and $3 appetizer, which ranges from chicken parmesan to Philly cheese steak, it's all pretty good. Just keep the price in mind and don't expect anything groundbreaking. Open until 2:00am seven days a week. The bar isn't classy, so I'd recommend calling your order in, or have it delivered (free on orders over $10).

-- Best Seattle Burger --
Name: Red Mill
Place: 312 N 67th St (they also have an Interbay location)
Words: Delicious burgers, nice atmosphere, from what I understand it's a Seattle classic, but I've yet to meet anybody who's been there (other than the people I've brought). The prices are what you'd expect from a burger joint, I usually end up spending about $10 per person. If you go around meal time, whether lunch or dinner, expect a line. I'm unsure of the hours, but this is the type of place I'd expect to close pretty early.

Sep 13, 2007
koggit in Pacific Northwest