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What's your regional fry sauce and what do you like?

Curry ketchup or mayo for me. Sometimes tartar but rarely.

1 day ago
venice4504 in General Topics

Salmon without breaking the bank

Here in Seattle, our local Costco has the Trident brand of frozen fish items (Trident is a local company). Along with Salmon Patties, there are a few other types of flash frozen cuts of different fish. Frozen wild fish is always a better value than the fresh stuff.

Jan 27, 2015
venice4504 in Pennsylvania

Seattle-Portland lunch recs

Bar the logistical nightmare and the excessive amount of needless driving I also question whether or not there is a significant enough of a price difference to offset a car rental and AT LEAST 6 hours (+) of driving (3 hrs each way from the airport). I'd suggest flying from another LA area airport direct into PDX.

Retire where?

Coastal Oregon towns tend to be a little isolated from any larger city and can have some pretty dismal late fall-early summers. Unless you're looking for rain and wind.

Jan 20, 2015
venice4504 in Not About Food

Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop - woohoo or wah wah?

Also not a fan and there's one near my home. I think my issue is something about their bread. Or something...I've never tried their breakfast offerings though.

Jan 15, 2015
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

cooked burgers, in and out of fridge twice, still safe?

I would have tossed them after reheating the first time.

Jan 07, 2015
venice4504 in Home Cooking

Mandatory municipal composting: how do you handle your food scraps?

I swear the flyer we got had NONE of that info. Honestly though I will admit I didn't read it very closely...

Jan 05, 2015
venice4504 in Not About Food

Mandatory municipal composting: how do you handle your food scraps?

The under sink container seems like a great option, alas we have a heat vent that runs under our kitchen cabinet that is below our sink. Pretty sure that would get nasty rather quickly.

Jan 05, 2015
venice4504 in Not About Food

Mandatory municipal composting: how do you handle your food scraps?

I'd like to point out that the "fine" is $1. ONE FREAKING DOLLAR. (yes, I hate sorting my composting...)

Jan 05, 2015
venice4504 in Not About Food

North American destination city for culinary vacation with young kids?

I was going to suggest Vancouver also. Chicago could be fun as could Charleston. And yes, I have a three year old.

Jan 04, 2015
venice4504 in General Topics

Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Seattle, thoughts?

I really liked MKT when we went there. The rest are ok.

Dec 30, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle
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A & J Meats Closed--Who's Picking Up the Slack?

Owens meats has some good options, their teriyaki chicken is tasty, but I'm not a huge fan of their other stuff. My family buys from them on our way to the cabin though.

Dec 25, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

A & J Meats Closed--Who's Picking Up the Slack?

I'd love to know. I ran out of bacon last weekend. Apparently my stash wasn't large enough!

Dec 23, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

What do you not order in restaurants...

I find my omelettes pale in comparison to a nice greasy one off of a griddle. It could be the hashbrowns that come with it :)

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

Sad. I bought two more tins on Thursday at our TJ and hid them downstairs. I intend on not sharing and sneaking one when I do the laundry!

Dec 21, 2014
venice4504 in Chains

What do you not order in restaurants...

Chicken

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

The butterscotch butter cookies (tall square tin) are DELIGHTFUL. Big Yay.

Dec 19, 2014
venice4504 in Chains
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What did you/would you eat the morning of your wedding?

Pretty sure I had pizza and a beer...

Dec 19, 2014
venice4504 in General Topics

We don't eat meat, they don't eat fish.....

You didn't mention eggs. If you both eat those it opens up a whole bounty of items.

Dec 15, 2014
venice4504 in Home Cooking

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

Oh goodness. How in the hell have I missed these!?!!?

Dec 11, 2014
venice4504 in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

I have and I still like the Haggen Daz better (even though it's much more expensive AND has a lot more calories per serving).

Dec 05, 2014
venice4504 in Chains

Next up Christmas, Hanukah, Festivus, etc.

I plan on drinking beer and eating tacos on the beach.

Which foods do you wish were more popular?

Liverwurst is soooooo good!

Next year will be different: Thanksgiving

@sparky
I also detest eating earlier than say 5pm. Last year my SIL hosted and dinner was at 4 and all that did was leave us looking for munchies around 10pm...never good. When we used to go to my grandparents it was at 2pm. Which lead us to just making another late dinner.

Dec 01, 2014
venice4504 in Home Cooking

Next year will be different: Thanksgiving

i will not host. I will not host. I will not host.

Which foods do you wish were more popular?

Me too. Fried up in a little butter and a heavy hand of curry powder.

Nov 30, 2014
venice4504 in General Topics

Birthday Dinner 2014

I still love Cafe Lago. I haven't looked at the new menu at the old Book Bindery but that could be interesting.

Nov 29, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

Brown sugar glazed ham
Baked potato bar
Park House rolls
Brussels Sprout thingy
Marie Calendar Razzelberry Pie (clutch...)

Pretty simple. Low clean up. I've got a 3 year old and 10 people coming over. Pretty sure we'll end up with a salad also.

Nov 21, 2014
venice4504 in Home Cooking

A Walrus and the Carpenter sanity check

Queen Anne Hill is about a 10.5% grade and close to 300 feet of elevation gain. Nothing to snarf at.

Nov 21, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

A Walrus and the Carpenter sanity check

I run the West Ewing Park to Lake Union Park along Westlake all the time. It's scenic...when it's not blowing sideways rain :)