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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

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

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

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 :)

A Walrus and the Carpenter sanity check

The walk wouldn't be bad if you walked up the water and then took a cab from somewhere like the sculpture garden to Ballard. And then walked again. Interbay is not the most appealing walk (it's a 5+ lane road). And it may be rainy and cold.

Crab . Your favorite ways to prepare ?

I'm a big fan of steamed crab, homemade mayo and a bottle of good champagne.

Nov 16, 2014
venice4504 in Home Cooking

Ballard Traffic--Can the Restos Survive?

Fully agree taking an Uber is easy...unless you have a kid who needs a car seat. And there we have a hassle.

Nov 14, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

Ballard Traffic--Can the Restos Survive?

Such good visual images!!!

Honestly we've started walking to QA Ave from our QA home and having dinner/drinks there. Let's us both drink and not have to have worry about getting home and our preschooler thinks it's fun walking to dinner. Leaving our hood has become a complete hassle most nights.

Nov 14, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

A & J Meats Closing

Luckily they own the building...so a little less likely it would become a bank.

Tacoma decent eats?

Fujiya has been excellent since I was tiny. And that's going on 30 years or more. Yum yum yum!

Nov 05, 2014
venice4504 in Pacific Northwest

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

I can't figure out if I like the Salted Caramel gelato. The Haagen dazs one is exceptionally good...and has carmel swirl in it. Granted you only get a pint though...

Nov 05, 2014
venice4504 in Chains
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What bygone food fad do you still enjoy? [NYC]

Procuitto and melon
Beets and goat cheese salad
Fully loaded baked potato (foil wrapped with whipped butter)

Nov 03, 2014
venice4504 in Manhattan

In Praise of Dives, or... Another One Bites the Dust

Pretty sure if we all lived directly next to a bar we would curse said bar also :)

Oct 29, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

In Praise of Dives, or... Another One Bites the Dust

Doesn't the Reservior have Tots? I love tots....

Oct 29, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle

Drinking and Eating in Ballard-Fremont area

Beer at Brouwers and dinner at Rockcreek.

Oct 29, 2014
venice4504 in Greater Seattle
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