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Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

I really think fldhkybriva meant for you to saute the mushrooms to serve with the steak. Glad you enjoyed the trout but that sounds weird.

Aragona

Not sure if they are running the regular menu or just the Prix fixe at this point. Personally, I found the bar menu more interesting than the one in the dining room and plan to get back there for that before the change over. Also not sure what is happening with the desserts and breads now since their Pastry Chef is gone.

Aug 28, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Seattle Spanish Staying Power?

Aragona is doing Spanish through 9/6 though I think only prix fixe in the dining room.

Aug 28, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Best deli for Western European meats / cheeses?

Bavarian Meats, Spanish Table and Paris Grocery all in the Market area. Can't think of anything offhand on the Eastside.

Aug 27, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Seattle Spanish Staying Power?

Also disappointed. While I really like Spinasse and Artusi I'm not so excited about another Italian restaurant. As to Aragona, I actually liked the bar with all the small plate options better than the main dining room menu.

Aug 26, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

No I don't - just good at looking stuff up.

Aug 25, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

There seem to be other discount groceries in the area -
Food 4 less and Smart & Final to name a couple. There is also a Costco if you want to go the membership route.

Aug 25, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Taramasalata in Seattle

I've bought it at Delaurentis in the Market. PFI stands for Pacific Food Importers. On the Eastside I've gotten it at a small deli in the same shopping center as Spice Route on 148th & 24th in Bellevue.

Aug 25, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

The closest seems to be in Manteca which is south of Stockton.

Aug 25, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

Apparently there is a Pak n Save box store chain in the US that was acquired by Safeway, but there have been so many mergers and aquisitions it is hard to sort out.

Aug 25, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Seafood lunch

Doubt it. Really very different restaurants.

Aug 16, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Seafood lunch

I'd say Matt's in the Market is several steps above Matt's in Redmond. Find Matt's in Redmond adequate, but not something I would recommend to someone visiting Seattle or trying to find something to compare to Anchovies & Olives.

Aug 16, 2014
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Seafood lunch

Is there a particular reason you want to go to Dalia Lounge for dinner? If not, you could go there for lunch and then do Anchovies & Olives for dinner.

Aug 15, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Weekend in Seattle - Food recs?

The bar at Aragona is also a good choice for interesting bites at a lower price point. They have also just increased the hours on their Happy Hour. If you go there, try some of the desserts - the pastry chef is doing some really interesting things.

Aug 13, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Weekend in Seattle - Food recs?

Really enjoyed the dinner we had at Le Petit Cochon a few weeks ago. Ate through most of the menu, sharing with another couple. One of the more interesting meals we have had in Seattle recently. The menu does change frequently so I would check to see if what is listed appeals.

Aug 13, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Friends Relocating to Seattle: Best restaurant to send them to?

I would also recommend Cafe Juanita on the Eastside - some people find the "cuteness" and "show" at Herbfarm offputting.

Restaurant Depot help with Meats?

Haven't actually looked for them, but the flyer says Fresh Portion controlled NY strip (8,10,12 or 16 oz), rib Eye (8,10,12, or 16 oz), sirloin (5,6,8,10,12 oz) & filets (5,6,8,10 oz) in 5lb cases. They even claim to have a YouTube video on why this is better than restaurant hand cut steaks

Aug 08, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Restaurant Depot help with Meats?

The most recent flyers I've received say they are now offering portion controlled steaks - I assume that means pre -cut. Not sure if they are available everywhere.

Aug 08, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

I haven't had the almond, but their other ones are great!

Aug 06, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

New and notable special occasion restaurant

Definitely like Aragona, especially the Bar, but the one time we sat in the dining room it was really noisy - hard to actually talk across the table.

Aug 03, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Overwhelmed, need ideas on where to start

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