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Overwhelmed, need ideas on where to start

Jul 27, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle
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Steamed Buns

Tried it today and would definitely go back. I've had better shumai and har gow (though not on the Eastside) but the chicken feet and turnip cake were quite good. I had one dish I had never tried before - HOM SUI GOK
and would go back just to have that again. I have mixed feelings about the fried bun - it was good and different but I would have liked more filling. Service was attentive and very helpful.

Jul 26, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Roe - worth every penny

As to caviar in Portland, the new Russian restaurant, Kachka, has an extensive caviar service.

Jul 25, 2014
FoodDee in Metro Portland

Steamed Buns

Thanks - will definitely try it. Also intrigued by the Hakka dishes.

Jul 24, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Steamed Buns

Interested to hear if anyone else has any comments on Eastern Pearl. Good dim Sum in Redmond would be wonderful!

Jul 24, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

What NOT to buy at Costco's

We've never had a problem with the Kirkland brand pistachios - interesting.

Jul 22, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

What NOT to buy at Costco's

I think the 30 days only applies to certain electronics. I have occasionally taken things back way beyond that.

Jul 18, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

One FINAL request for my short mini-chowmeet with Singapore Hound in July

Just thought of another casual option in Redmond - look at Pomegranate Bistro.

Jul 13, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

One FINAL request for my short mini-chowmeet with Singapore Hound in July

Trellis and Canlis are really different, though yes, Matt's is definitely more rustic. Not sure if Matt's is really on most peoples radar so they may not have been there. Volterra, near Trellis could be another option, though the food can be inconsistent.

Jul 13, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

One FINAL request for my short mini-chowmeet with Singapore Hound in July

Based on what you said about Cafe Juanita I get the impression that you are looking for dinner on a Sunday or Monday. If that is the case, I'd definitely suggest that you look at Trellis. They offer a 3 for $33 menu on those nights with a lot of choices for each course. The last time I was there, they also had 1/2 price bottles of wine those nights. Definitely the best food of the 3 you mentioned. I unfortunately have never had more than a mediocre meal the 3 times I went to Italianissimo .

Jul 13, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

One FINAL request for my short mini-chowmeet with Singapore Hound in July

Agree with Matt's over McCormick. Remember it being OK if not memorable while the last 2 times McCormick's was really bad. Matt's is probably more relaxed for teenagers. I find Seastar in Bellevue to be more of a "business meeting" type of place and while a lot better that McCormick's not really good enough to justify the prices.

Jul 13, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

One FINAL request for my short mini-chowmeet with Singapore Hound in July

I think the problem is that they aren't open on Sunday & Monday

Jul 12, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

One FINAL request for my short mini-chowmeet with Singapore Hound in July

Seastar, also in Bellevue would be much better than McCormick & Schmick. Its a shame about the rabbit freak out - Cafe Juanita is by far the best restaurant on the Eastside.

Jul 12, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Just read that they are putting it back in.

Jul 08, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Best ice cream bar is at the Costco food court

No one has ever questioned me when I've walked in through the exit.

Jul 05, 2014
FoodDee in Los Angeles Area

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

They have carried it for years (though not sure if it is always there) at the stores in the Seattle are, but that may be because it is a local product.

Jul 05, 2014
FoodDee in Chains
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Vancouver Hound's first real trip to Seattle -- help an elf out?

For HH, look at Ch'an for something different. Also, actually liked the HH and bar menu at Aragona better than the dinner menu. Cocktails are good at both but not sure about the beer since I don't drink it.

Jun 25, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Vancouver Hound's first real trip to Seattle -- help an elf out?

La Carta also serves lunch which I found less of a wait and has 2 sister restaurants Mezcalaria Oaxaca in Queen Anne and Capitol Hill. Don't know how they compare.

Jun 25, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

One FINAL request for my short mini-chowmeet with Singapore Hound in July

Just returned from dinner there - the actual menu is much more interesting than what is currently online. The foie preparation was wonderful as were the sweetbreads.

Jun 21, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

One FINAL request for my short mini-chowmeet with Singapore Hound in July

Voterra really doesn't come even close to being on the same level as Cafe Juanita.

Jun 21, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

I bought one this week at the Woodinville, WA store so it must be somewhat local.

Jun 18, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

One Dinner in Seattle

While El Gaucho is one of the better steakhouses in Seattle (though I have had good and not so good meals there), I don't think I would consider it representative of Seattle or a place to go specifically for seafood.

Jun 09, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Seattle Trip Recommendations

If you are going to Taylor's and Walrus and Carpenter, you could probably sub something for Elliot's since really good oysters are availble at both of those places. If the object is oysters here is another list to consider:
http://seattle.eater.com/archives/201...
Also, several write - ups agree that the view from the Columbia towers obsevation deck is better than the Space Needle and its about $10 less.

Jun 07, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle
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Vancouver Hound's first real trip to Seattle -- help an elf out?

Just saw this article on the "best Seattle burgers"

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/allyouc...

Jun 05, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

There was a new "peanut" brittle in the bakery department at the Woodinville, WA store today. I think they called it "sweet & savory". Looked like it had snack mix in it besides just nuts. Forced myself to resist!

Jun 05, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Vancouver Hound's first real trip to Seattle -- help an elf out?

I couldn't get Lunchbox Laboratory to do anything other than well - they use thin patties - hard to do those mid rare.

Jun 03, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

I looked at the labels at the Woodinville, WA store today. While I didn't check everything, the only cut that I noticed in the repackaged beef that didn't say blade tenderized was the tenderloin. That held true for the prime cuts also.

May 30, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Fresh Morels- where to buy??

Bought some really nice ones at Sosios in the Market last week.

May 26, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

I find they frequently ask for a receipt because its much faster than having to look it up, but willingly look it up if you say you don't have it.

May 25, 2014
FoodDee in Chains
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Seattle Trip Help 5/4-5/7 Food Experiences and restaurant help

As to the Woodinville wineries, the majority in the Warehouse District are only open on the weekend and even in the tourist district, most are not open 7 days/week. It would be a good idea to check days and times, especially for the smaller ones.

Apr 28, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle