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9 of the Most Underrated Dishes at Japanese Restaurants

hey, i'd eat it, just pointing out that sushi != sashimi :-) that's like calling a sunnyside egg an omelet. would i eat either? gladly! same thing? errr... nope.

about 11 hours ago
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9 of the Most Underrated Dishes at Japanese Restaurants

it's not sashimi. it's nigiri sushi. sashimi does not include rice. but at least now it's not the wrong sea animal.

1 day ago
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9 of the Most Underrated Dishes at Japanese Restaurants

it is. geoduck looks nothing like scallop. derp!

Sep 15, 2014
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Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

some do. some are more bundles, with a ball of filling and the wrapper bunched up around the top. but they're extremely common.

Sep 13, 2014
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Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

here in seattle, almost every chinese restaurant i know of (even the dim sum places, including my favorite which actually happens to offer a ton of super-authentic food right along the crab rangoon, honey walnut shrimp, etc), offers crab rangoon. many japanese, vietnamese, etc restaurants here also offer a crab+cream cheese wonton.

Sep 12, 2014
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Bottled Sodas (near Pike Place?)

you're looking for pear delicatessen.

http://www.pearatpikeplace.com/

1926 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101

Sep 05, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

Chik-fil-A

down with chik-fil-a. they can take their nasty corporate policies, hateful politics, and corrupt philosophies elsewhere!

support local business. oppose corporate hate and bigotry!

Chik-fil-A

i've never patronized them, but their reputation regarding fried chicken is stellar. i'd be delighted to hear that they actually kind of suck.

Aug 13, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

Chik-fil-A

i fear you might be right, but i hope you're proven wrong :-) no offense. i just think seattle can do better.

Aug 13, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

Chik-fil-A

despite chik-fil-a's reputation for producing stellar fast food, i happen to hold personal objections to the business/corporate philosophy and politics. as a result, despite their allegedly chow-worthy product (i refuse to subsidize/support businesses that i consider to operate under bigoted, hateful and/or immoral principles, so have never consumed a chik-fil-a product and can only go by hearsay regarding quality), i would be disappointed to see chik-fil-a expand to the greater seattle area. so, i hope it's not true! :-)

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

this was my idea! you can also make fruit skewers for dessert even!

Jul 28, 2014
chartreauxx in Home Cooking
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Introducing New Conversation Types

plus uno

Jul 25, 2014
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Introducing New Conversation Types

"new and improved", by which we mean "it wasn't broke but we done gone fixed 'er anyhow".

What is up with versions flipping back and forth?

can i get an amen?!

Jul 25, 2014
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What is up with versions flipping back and forth?

Why is the site loading 50% of the time like normal, and 50% in this weird new format? I saw an earlier, now locked thread about it, but they said the site was stable and I'm still experiencing flip-flopping between versions.

Jul 25, 2014
chartreauxx in Site Talk

Good non-toxic, grain-free things for a puppy who is teething to chew on?

agree, but OP specifies a great dane :-) pretty sure that isn't a small breed. i wouldn't suggest the same for say, a chihuahua or a dachshund.

Jul 25, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food

Good non-toxic, grain-free things for a puppy who is teething to chew on?

proud parent of a heavy-chewing 6 month old lab mix here. first let me start by saying i think grain-free for dogs is a touch of a fad lately and i do feed my pet kibble. BUT, since you asked for no grain...

try this:
http://www.himalayandogchew.com/

it's 100% himalayan yak cheese. i also stuff a kong with peanut butter and/or banana and/or kong stuff'n paster and freeze it.

you can feed 1 frozen or chilled carrot a day. good vitamins and pups love em, but beware the high fiber content. more than one a day may make for puppy poo messes.

sometimes i drop an ice cube in miss suki's bowl and let her play with it. i think she likes the cold.

Good non-toxic, grain-free things for a puppy who is teething to chew on?

soaked in broth is something puppies like.

Jul 24, 2014
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Which 4 cheeses do you recommend for a rich, creamy Mac & Cheese?

gruyere, comte, emmenthaler, appenzeller, make sure to include white wine, kirsch, and garlic. i basically make fondue and put it on pasta.

Jul 14, 2014
chartreauxx in Home Cooking
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

it wasn't mean spirited :-) i was about 9 at the time, and quite an earnest child - i'm guessing he just found it adorable.

Jul 14, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

you pronounce it "geoduck" once and the waiter laughs his ass off at you. :-)

Jul 14, 2014
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Does anyone (else) eat raw pasta?

anemia actually really does cause people to crave cold things and/or chew ice.

Jul 14, 2014
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One Night in Seattle Before a Cruise

consider green leaf in belltown for dinner. HUGE space, very funky setting (in the basement of a masonic lodge), really tasty vietnamese food. they are open until 2am.

Jul 14, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

Serious Pie and Biscuits - Serious Questions

i don't like the clam pizza. i like their margherita and their sausage pizzas, in that order.

Jul 14, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

i'll weigh in for washington/seattle area!

cedar planked salmon
salmon chowder
walla-walla sweet onions
apples (mmmm opal apples...)
wild huckleberries
oysters
geoduck
dungeness crab
american style teriyaki plates (trash food but very, VERY seattle)
salmon candy

Jul 14, 2014
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5 Days in Seattle in July/August

i recently ate a loulay. higher prices and worse food than le pichet. i also think the only tom douglas restaurant worth a calorie at this point is serious pie. just my two cents; i think dahlia, etta's, etc are past their heyday, and newer ones i've tried (tanakasan, cuoco, brave horse tavern) have been mediocre at best.

try rockcreek in fremont for stellar seafood. it's easy to bus there from belltown.

Jul 07, 2014
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One FINAL request for my short mini-chowmeet with Singapore Hound in July

minor side note but a local pet peeve: it's *pike* place market, not pikes place or pike's place.

Should a chain comp an item (or offer some other compensation) if an entree is prepared wrong?

you asked if you were expecting too much. you have been told yes. unanimously. i agree: yes. you're expecting too much and the restaurant handled it just fine. your question has been answered. what was a question, has become complaining. if you wanted to vent, perhaps a thread entitled "i hate it when a restaurant makes a mistake on my order" instead of couching said venting in a thread topic that is soliciting "advice".

Tipping delivery or take out. Do you? How much?

you're kidding, right? surely you're not actually *blaming* hard-working restaurant workers who cater to the whim of people who can't be bothered to hoof it to the restaurant. they're service workers, often immigrants, working for minimal pay to provide a luxury service. whine? perhaps you should be thanking them rather than insulting the notion that sometimes their jobs are brutal.

and tipping. well.

Women who don't eat much when among peers

thanks all for the birthday wishes! it was a great birthday - complete with a lovely dinner with my parents, after a trip to the aquarium. the following evening (yesterday) i was also treated to dinner by a blossoming male "friend" and that was also delightful. i appreciate the well-wishes on all fronts :-) this is why CH is the best.