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2 Day trip in Seattle (July 11-12)

I love happy hour at Daniels and I don't think that's a popular answer either ;)

Jul 09, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

1st time in Seattle, need (mostly restaurant) suggestions that are in walking/easy public transit distance from our hotel

Read this thread. A TON of good information. It's easy to weed out the areas that would need a car.

"Downtown" is downtown to us. North of Downtown is Belltown & South Lake Union. South of Downtown is ID. East is Capitol Hill. West is water.

Jul 09, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle
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2 Day trip in Seattle (July 11-12)

It's a crab roll at Chippys and it's not overly great.

Jul 09, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

World Cup games on Thursday morning. Where to watch?

Norms in Fremont would work with the kids too

Jun 24, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

One FINAL request for my short mini-chowmeet with Singapore Hound in July

Barking Frog in Woodinville?

Jun 20, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

Gift certificate recs for young newlyweds in Covington?

What about Jaks in Issaquah?

Jun 17, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

Vancouver Hound's first real trip to Seattle -- help an elf out?

Not surprised. Lloyd Martin here on Queen Anne has done the market dinner also and the time we went it wasn't so hot.

Jun 16, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

3 days in Seattle, first time, need help to please foodie husband!

Try a dinner at RockCreek (Fremont) or Westward (Northlake) for really good seafood. Daniels on Lake Union also has a good happy hour if you wanted to do a light dinner or a late dinner after HH one night.

Jun 16, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle
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What are the must-have desserts in the Seattle area?

I like the Panna Cotta at the Fremont Via Tribunali. It's consistently good.

Jun 14, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

Molly Moon's #6 in the WORLD

Molly Moon's uses a prefabricated base. I think it's from Snoqualmie Ice Cream. Makes sense since I'm not a fan of Snoqualmie or MM and to me they taste a lot alike.

Jun 14, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

Chicago Foodies in Seattle--Bday Dinner?

If you did a late dinner to watch the fireworks I'd say call up Westward and see if you can get a reservation.

Jun 11, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

One night in Seattle and it's my Birthday

Neither of those are really walkable from the Maxwell though.

Jun 09, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

One night in Seattle and it's my Birthday

Toulouse, Laredo or maybe Crow?

If you want to come to the top of Queen Anne Hill (steep, but you could take a cab one way) there's How to Cook a Wolf or Via Tribunali.

Jun 09, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

Seattle Trip Recommendations

Or Hitchcock Deli. We had some of their sandwiches last time we were over on the Island and they were yummy. Outdoor seating with overhead heaters were nice also.

Jun 08, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

Chippy's

We literally live 2 blocks from How to Cook a Wolf and we've never been. So, if you find something he's good at please pass it on.

May 29, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

Chippy's

Well we went last night and walked away a little disappointed. We ordered the crab louie, and order of fries and a "flight" of their dipping sauces.

Both of our crab louie's had a lot of cartilage left on the meat as though it was (obviously) not cleaned well. For $17 the salad was on the small(er) side and 1/4 of the plate was tomatoes. Overall good flavor though.

Fries were good. Thicker cut.

The flight of sauces were all fine, 5 in all (remoulade, spicy mayo, tartar, cocktail and malt vinegar mayo) but besides the 4 non-cocktail ones honestly all tasted VERY similar and none of them had a kick or any real standout flavors. Remoulade was our favorite though.

Glad we tried it out but doubt we'll be back.

May 29, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

Chippy's

Good to know! We're heading there tomorrow night just because of the crab roll. Did you just find the roll falling apart or too hard?

May 27, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

Food with a view

Seattle Met (via Nosh Pit) just did an article about where to take your out-of-town guest for good food and a view. One of her suggestions (Chinooks) is one of my favs for their chowder and bread but that's about it. And another (Ray's downstairs) we just had a horrible meal (like embarrassing bad) meal at with some out of town friends.

http://www.seattlemet.com/eat-and-dri...

So where are the (new) places that I should start bringing people? I hate sometimes trekking down to the Market area during the summer.

May 13, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

No more breakfast at Willows Inn

There was some talk about the same thing on this thread just a few months ago:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9105...

May 12, 2014
venice4504 in Pacific Northwest

Dessert for 2-Year-Old's Birthday/BBQ

What about a poke cake with berries on top? Pinterest has a ton of ideas for them and they're easy and cute.

May 12, 2014
venice4504 in Home Cooking

center cut bacon?

The stuff I buy always has less fat on it.

May 07, 2014
venice4504 in General Topics

What's Up With So Few Tacoma Mentions? No Chow There?

I grew up in Tacoma, so here are some ideas:

Primo Grill (Pine & 6th Ave) has always been very satisfying. Their Caesar is very good.

Silk Thai (6th & Warner) is good. Not going to blow you away but it hits the spot.

Parkway Tavern is a great place to grab a greasy burger and a cold beer.

Katie Downs is good for a decent pizza and a beer on their deck on a nice evening.

Europa Bistro (Proctor) has always had very decent pasta dishes.

East & West (across from Europa) is good Vietnamese.

Pine Cone Cafe (University Place) is an old school diner. It will fit the bill if that's what you're craving.

The Cloverleaf has great pizza

May 07, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle
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Which foods taste WORSE organic?

Might want to just go straight to spray cheese...organic of course!

May 06, 2014
venice4504 in General Topics

New ceramic nonstick cookware

I'm loving my square grill pan (found at TJ Maxx) but I've only had it for about a month and it's by no means one of the high end ones.

May 06, 2014
venice4504 in Cookware

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

I concur with elise h- waaaay too sweet for me. We still have that second package in our freezer waiting for a dessert I guess to be needed.

May 05, 2014
venice4504 in Chains

Cannon Beach

The Sleepy monk is just fine coffee but they are S L O W

May 05, 2014
venice4504 in Pacific Northwest

any updates about Methow Valley / Winthrop WA?

I'm curious too. We will be up there for four nights in July with the toddler in tow.

May 05, 2014
venice4504 in Pacific Northwest

Best Seafood along Oregon Coast

Can you narrow down the areas that you're visiting?

Apr 28, 2014
venice4504 in Pacific Northwest

"Just eat it, you'll like it"

I hate juice (and I can't eat citrus fruit...does horrible things to my stomach) and yet people all the time ask if I would like some. I usually say no, thanks. Then follow up if needed that "it makes my stomach do horrible things". It usually shuts them up. But I am very consistent with my hatred and not eating these things. You will never see me downing a glass of OJ.

Apr 16, 2014
venice4504 in Not About Food

Looking for solid patisserie (birthday cake) between Nanaimo & Parksville

You may want to call up to French Creek Bakery. I've had their pastries there while sailing through the area and they are very tasty but I have no idea if they do cakes.

Apr 15, 2014
venice4504 in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)