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Best beer store!

Since you don't know what his tastes might be, I would strongly suggest a gift cert. and one from Belmont. He'll be thrilled!

Dec 28, 2012
Baboo in Metro Portland

Lamb shanks

Can you recommend a good one with good quality, Whole Foods, QFC?

Dec 04, 2012
Baboo in Greater Seattle

Lamb shanks

Where's a good place to buy lamb shanks for home prep?

Dec 04, 2012
Baboo in Greater Seattle

Grocery Store Rotisserie Chicken

I've had most, including Costco, and I find that Sam's Club for 4.88 for a 3# bird to be the best by far. Costco has a very pronounced flavor, that i don't like. Try Sam's for a juicy, chicken flavored rotisserie bird.

Sep 30, 2012
Baboo in Greater Seattle

Any good Jewish Deli's in the Seattle area?

Try Eats in West Seattle, the best Matzoh ball soup, and a very good Reuben. Not a deli, but some of the best items to be found in the Puget Sound area.

Bagel Oasis, for good bagels, go early in the day for the freshest.

Feb 14, 2012
Baboo in Greater Seattle

Remembering Hoagie's Corner

Shhh! Super Deli is already on all beer lover's radar. One of the best selections in the Seattle area, and the taps for growlers and pints, are next to none. Solid hoagies, as well.

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Super Deli & Grocery
9051 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Jan 20, 2012
Baboo in Greater Seattle

Tamales to-go North Seattle

The Wedgewood address is correct, they are in the mini mall with Subway, a dentist, Black Pearl, etc. Took over the store front for the Blue Plate Special. Only open on weekends, and closed today and tomorrow for the holiday. Stopped by today and saw their handwritten sign on the door.

Dec 31, 2011
Baboo in Greater Seattle

Grocery Store Roasted Chicken - Who has the best?

Got to go with Sam's, as they have a much more chickeny flavor than the Costco, priced the same, way better than the chains.

Feb 24, 2011
Baboo in Greater Seattle

Best Rueben?

Kevin, do yourself a favor, you may not consider the 74th Street Alehouse's effort a Reuben, but i'll bet it's one of the best sandwiches you'll have had in a long time.

Jan 12, 2009
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

Best Rueben?

Yes, as well as the Columbia City Ale House. All three feature the Red Reuben Sandwich. Excellent!

http://www.seattlealehouses.com/index...

Jan 02, 2009
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

Best Seattle Take-out Meal? Help- Your Favs?

Even before I read the responses, Paseo came to mind. The Cuban Pork is to die for! 'Nuf said.

Dec 31, 2008
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

Best Rueben?

74th St. Alehouse is the best I've had. It's also quite a unique interpretation

Dec 31, 2008
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

Noodles (SEA)

I eat in the U-district store almost every week, and at times it is very good, and others it is just good. That said, there has 'not' been a noticeable lessening of quality, just good days and not as good days, as with most restaurants. Nothing to worry about, from my perspective.

Sep 12, 2008
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

Bulk Candy in Seattle or Portland areas

All of the Haggens or Top Foods have good bulk candy selections. Not discount prices by any means, but you can get the quanitities that you described. Locations from Ferndale/Bellingham south.

Aug 14, 2008
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

Good Bar Food in Seattle

74th Street has a very good selection of local beers, and the Reuben is delicious, and very unique.

Jul 08, 2008
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

Best Burger in Tacoma-Seattle?

http://www.robsnet.com/best-burgers.htm

I defer to anyone that has done this kind of research.

May 20, 2008
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

The Tulalip Bay @ The Tulalip Casino in Marysville

I've eaten at the Tulalip Casino fine dining restaurant (Tulalip Bay?) 4 or 5 times. It's excellent. One of the consistenly best dining experiences I have. If you're in the area, do yourself a favor.

Dec 27, 2007
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

Beer of the Month: Pacific Northwest?

Ms, I agree with Kevin, Bottleworks staff and their selection would make it easy. They also have gift certificates and you could accompany him on his monthly trips there, and he might enjoy the company. If you want something closer, Whole Foods 1026 Ne 64th St, Seattle, WA, has a great beer selection, as does the UVillage QFC. As a bit of a beer snob, he might also enjoy selecting his own beers each month, and any of these three stores would be perfect.

Nov 01, 2007
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

ISO Best Bagels in Seattle

try some cream cheese and lox, you won't be missing that certain something for long.

Oct 24, 2007
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

matzoh balls: sinkers vs. floaters

Seltzer doesn't touch my matzoh balls. Good fresh schmaltz, 3-4 hours of chilling before forming and cooking. These are the best I've had, and I can't take credit. Recipe handed down through 3 generations, with plenty of love.

Oct 23, 2007
Baboo in General Topics

ISO Best Bagels in Seattle

I've had them in NY, in LA on Fairfax, and in Seattle, and Bagel Oasis is the real deal. 'Nuf said!

Oct 23, 2007
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

U-Dist Seattle: Picks and Pans on the Ave, 2006 Update?

Thai 65, Ruby's, Shalimar, all between 42nd and 43rd on University Ave, are very good. Good Pho at Tran Bros. a little further south. Also, new and a great place, Pam's Kitchen at 50th and Univ. Ave., Caribbean.

Dec 15, 2006
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

matzo ball soup in Seattle

Howard, I misread your post, and gave you the wrong impression. I was weened on the light floaters, as you describe, and anything else, is simply not a great matzoh ball. I felt Eats was a representative example of this, but that Roxy's, (eccchhh) was far from it. Also, can't imagine a great ball, that isn't accompanied by decent soup. Seems CJ got the difficult part right, and stumbled on the easier part. Oh well, I'm consistently amazed at how and why some restaurants do what they do!

Dec 08, 2006
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

matzo ball soup in Seattle

I took spudsocks advice and tried Roxy's Diner yesterday. The reuban was large, suitably juicy, and quite satisfying. The matzoh ball soup was not first rate. Soup tasted like a combo of Lipton's and something I couldn't quite put my finger on, but vaguely familiar, in a not-so pleasing way. The ball was heavy and unevenly cooked. Howard 1st might enjoy this, but 'my' grandmother's were light, schmaltz-laden, little offerings from heaven. No sinkers in this family. 'Eats Market Cafe' has it right, and I'll definitely be back.

Dec 07, 2006
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

matzo ball soup in Seattle

I, more than, second that about Eats. It's fabulous, and by far the best that I've had in town. Great balls, and delicious soup.

Dec 04, 2006
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

Shipping Beer

Try Liquid Solutions. They may carry it, but if not, they have many better NW beers to fill in. Send some Double Bastard by Stone. Excellent, and they have some in stock now.

Nov 20, 2006
Baboo in Beer

Old Fashioned American Brekafast in North Seattle?

Had a beer and a sandwich from Beth's next door at their bar, Duck Island. The whole experience was very uninspiring. Lots of good beers at Duck Island, but the place coupled with Beth's kitchen, left me hankering for some place with a minimal amount of ambience, some comfort, and some care given to the products they sell. Perhaps a bit harsh, as Beth's seems to fulfill the late night need, but don't go there, or to Duck Island looking for quaint, charming, or even inviting!

Nov 03, 2006
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

BEST BARS FOR LOCAL BREWS IN SEATTLE

I had the opportunity to try Duck Island, and Uber last weekend. While the beer selection is good, the food and ambience is quite limited. I spent 2 1/2 times what it would cost for an Imperial Stout 12 oz. bottle that I could pick up at Whole Foods, Central Market or any other decent beer store. Coupled with the food offerings, I felt it might be more enjoyable to have the beer at home with some microwave popcorn for half the price. Both these stores have the beer part down (not necessarily price-wise) but they need to do some serious work on the food part. I had a burger at Duck Island, and then realized that Beth's Cafe nest door is the restaurant for the bar. Ouch, Beth's is fine if you get a hankering for an omelette and potatoes to feed the left side of the Seahawks offensive line, but it isn't my first choice for tasty pub food. These places are good beer bars, but they need to grow and become well-rounded and improve the food and the general ambience.

Oct 23, 2006
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

Mukilteo Chow

You might try the Grouchy Chef. It's in a strip mall on the Speedway, north of Harbour Pointe. The food is fantastic, very cheap, and coupled with the signage, provides a very unique experience. My wife and I had dinner there last week, for $9.99 you get a cup of homemade soup, an 8-10 oz filet of salmon, fresh string beans, salad, and your choice of starch. I had shrimp mashed potatoes, and my wife had the polenta. All was great with wonderful desserts as well. Serves lunch and dinner. Well worth a visit.

Oct 16, 2006
Baboo in Pacific Northwest

SEA - Looking for good Thai if I can't go to Issaquah...

The U-district has a new Thai restaurant, that is wonderful. It's called "Thai 65" and is located between 42nd and 43rd on the Ave., east side of the street. I've had most of the lunch combos, and they do a uniformly great job with all. I've not had dinner there, but the lunches are enough to instill nothing but confidence.

Aug 11, 2006
Baboo in Pacific Northwest