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Dress Code Questions

Thank you so much everyone! I have decided to stick with Four Swallows because we are really looking forward to it. I am also glad to get the heads up about the shoes since I wouldn't even have given it much thought, we live in flip flops and sandals year round here. We are very excited about visiting your city in a couple of weeks, I'll report back with our experiences.

Apr 04, 2014
ksfoodiewannabe in Greater Seattle
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Dress Code Questions

Sorry I wasn't trying to be stubborn about it, I am just more comfortable exploring in jeans and for our first trip I don't want to be uncomfortable. I know that will limit some choices but it seems that there are so many amazing restaurants in Seattle that one restriction wouldn't prevent us from having a very memorable trip.

Mar 28, 2014
ksfoodiewannabe in Greater Seattle

Dress Code Questions

That is not my general travel rule, but since we plan to end the day at Four Swallows I didn't want to spend my whole day in dressier clothes. Good ethnic food here is mainly Thai, Indian, Vietnamese and recently some very interesting Ethiopian. I was hoping it wasn't too dangerous since we are from a large city and are not at all scared to be out at night here.

Mar 27, 2014
ksfoodiewannabe in Greater Seattle

Dress Code Questions

That is wonderful to hear because I was really looking forward to pretty much exactly the experience you just described.

Mar 27, 2014
ksfoodiewannabe in Greater Seattle

Dress Code Questions

I believe our hotel is on 9th. I read an earlier thread about the danger of walking at night so we will be planning to bus/cab at night but will probably walk during the day. I am not averse to upscale, but I do prefer to only bring jeans with me. Trendy and small plates are fine, that is the current trend in Austin and we enjoy it. We have a fairly good ethnic food scene here so I'm not necessarily looking for that.

Mar 27, 2014
ksfoodiewannabe in Greater Seattle

Dress Code Questions

Thanks for the heads up, may have to cross Four Swallows off the list then, I don't want to waste valuable carry on space with dress up clothes. Millers Guild was not my pick, Poppy was because I've seen very favorable reviews on this board and the menu looks amazing. Any suggestions for the third dinner? My sister is shellfish phobic but I will eat just about anything. All my lunch picks have come from previous threads but there are so many places that sound good we're just planning to see what we're close to around lunch time.

Mar 27, 2014
ksfoodiewannabe in Greater Seattle

Dress Code Questions

I am visiting Seattle next month with my sister. We are coming from Austin. The dinners we have planned for the three nights we are in town are Millers Guild, Poppy, and Four Swallows. I am curious to know if we need to plan for a different dress code than here in Austin where you can wear jeans and sandals just about anywhere. Also, will we be able to get a ferry back from Bainbridge Island after dinner at Four Swallows? Are these bad choices, or good ones? Any additional advice? We are planning to start the day at the market two mornings and spend the other one exploring the close islands by ferry. Thank you in advance for all your help!

Mar 27, 2014
ksfoodiewannabe in Greater Seattle

Brunch on the way to the zoo

slowcooked, we actually stopped in to this place the other day because of that thread. It was great food. I put it on the list of possibilities.

Nov 14, 2013
ksfoodiewannabe in Austin

Brunch on the way to the zoo

This place looks fun, do you know what the price of brunch is? I didn't see it listed on the website.

Nov 14, 2013
ksfoodiewannabe in Austin

Brunch on the way to the zoo

I agree with that, but we don't want to drive over to Round Rock if possible. Is the original location down by the zoo?

Nov 14, 2013
ksfoodiewannabe in Austin

Brunch on the way to the zoo

I need a good brunch spot for this sunday that won't be overrun with race attendees. Green Pastures is one of my favorites but that's a little out of the price range this time. We are driving down to the zoo from Leander so really anything in between those two. I've been trying to search through older threads but there are too many choices and I'm not very familiar with the area down by the zoo.

Nov 13, 2013
ksfoodiewannabe in Austin

Restaurant Week 2013

I'm so glad to hear that about Russian House I hadn't really heard anything about it on the boards so I was wondering. Kind of disappointing about Driskill though, I was wanting to go there and we ended up staying up north and dining at Cru, now I'm glad we did, I had a very satisfying meal for a good price.

Apr 18, 2013
ksfoodiewannabe in Austin

Sunday Brunch Buffet at The Park (Domain)

I agree with Green Pastures, my favorite brunch in Austin. If you're looking for something cheaper one of our other favorites is Jack Allen's Kitchen. It is 15.99 per person, everything is fresh and tastes amazing.

Apr 10, 2013
ksfoodiewannabe in Austin

Restaurant Week 2013

I have been wanting to try the Driskill Grill also, but the menu didn't look as exciting as it has in the past.

Apr 08, 2013
ksfoodiewannabe in Austin

Restaurant Week 2013

Where is everyone planning to go for restaurant week? Are there good deals or is it not that big of a deal? I know last year we were advised to go to Uchiko for happy hour instead of restaurant week b/c the deals were better. What are your thoughts?

Apr 06, 2013
ksfoodiewannabe in Austin

Uchi and Uchiko Restaurant Week

Just got home from Uchi. We tried the seabass crudo, hama chili, machi cure, bacon steakie, hamachi nabe, coffee panna cotta, lemon gelato, and an amazing special with waygu sirloin and three kinds of watermelon. The service was amazing the food was incredible and I cannot wait to visit Uchiko next week and try out your suggestions. Thank you everyone!

Sep 23, 2012
ksfoodiewannabe in Austin

Uchi and Uchiko Restaurant Week

I have reservations for both restaurants during Restaurant Week. We have never been to either restaurant before and I'm curious for recommendations off the Restaurant Week menu. Also any recommendations of things we need to add on to the menu that we need to try. My sister will be dining with me and we are both open to trying new things. Thank you!

Sep 19, 2012
ksfoodiewannabe in Austin