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Good pie in Seattle

A la Mode on Phinny, not far from the zoo, has amazing pie.

I've had the sour cherry which was just perfect and I hear great things about their banana cream.

Jul 09, 2013
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

Seattle Knife Sharpening

thanks for the tips everyone!

Mar 04, 2013
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

Seattle Knife Sharpening

I have a dozen cheap knives that need sharpening and was thinking of getting a knife sharpening gadget (electric or not). Can anyone recommend something? Obviously, using a pro would be better but I can't afford it.

Also, the Knife Sharpening Guy at the u-district farmers market seems like a pretty good deal and will sharpen a knife while you shop.

Feb 27, 2013
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

Recipe for Harusami Salad from Musashi's

check out this blog post:

Apr 25, 2012
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

Wanted: Banana Cream Pie!

My mom is coming to visit and just LOVES banana cream pie. When she would visit me in NYC we would go out for dessert just to eat banana cream pie at her favorite place. I can't remember seeing banana cream pie on any dessert menues but i would love to take her somewhere that has it. It could be for a full dinner or just the dessert.

Please help me find some delicious banana cream pie in seattle!

Apr 13, 2012
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

Need valentine's day reccomendation

Chez Shea looks great but is all booked. There are still reservations for both Anchovies & Olives and How to Cook a Wolf. I've never been to either but both look pretty good. any advice on choosing between the two?

Jan 26, 2012
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

Need valentine's day reccomendation

I'm trying to find a romantic spot for valentine's day. I'm looking for something a little different/unique with a late (9pm) seating that's around $ 50-75 per person. I've seen a few places offering special menus but nothing stood out and a few were too expensive. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Any type of food is okay.


Jan 25, 2012
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

Losing interest in Iron Chef America

I've become a big fan of Chopped! 4 chefs competing, one eliminated after each round, an a bunch of weird ingredients. It's much more exciting and interesting to watch the successes and failures of more average chef faced with a challenge!

Jan 10, 2012
Aaaaargh in Food Media & News

Any Good Oyster Bar Happy Hour places in Seattle???

can't comment on anywhere else but I'm a big fan of Elliott's. The staff is nice and the other happy hour food is pretty good. However, the oysters used to be 50 cents at 3pm and have now gone up to 75 cents; trying somewhere else with a better selection at $1 per oyster might be a smart plan.

Jan 10, 2012
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

looking for a place to buy a variety of champagne

There are a lot of places in town with great wine selections but I haven't found one with more than a few champagnes. I am especially looking for lesser known labels and bottles under $30, which do exist! Other french sparking wines (Crémant) are also good but I'm not a fan of cava or spumante.

thank you for any suggestions!

Oct 13, 2011
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

Where to find fabulous Mexican Food

el puerco lloron off western on the pike street hillclimb by pike place market. it's the most delicious, most authentic mexican restaurant i've been to in seattle.

Mar 19, 2011
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

Romanesco with Green Olives and Capers

why is there a need to soak the florets in ice water first?

Oct 25, 2010
Aaaaargh in Recipes

Burlesque at el gaucho's pampas room??

Has anyone been or heard anything about it? is it any good?

Sep 15, 2010
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

foodie friend in town for one night only!

He doesn't eat seafood which makes it a little harder but we have narrowed it down to:

harvest vine
restaurant zoe
mistral kitchen

any thoughts? we also have a party of 8!


Aug 25, 2010
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

Cheap, good hot wings in Seattle

Wings at Blue Star in Wallingford (N 45th and Stone Way N) are large, juicy, and just the right amount of spicy. Happy hour (4-6pm?) gives you 6 wings for $3. 12 for ~ $8 otherwise.

Sep 24, 2009
Aaaaargh in Greater Seattle

What's seattle's best steakhouse?

Looking for a classic steakhouse to get good dry aged steaks and martini's. What's the best? I'm afraid Daniel's is overrated and overpriced (though i know a good steak is expensive) and Ruth Chris is a chain I have doubts about.

Thanks for the help!

Aug 25, 2009
Aaaaargh in Pacific Northwest

[SEA] Looking for Root Beer on tap!

Looking for one of our many local breweries that makes its own root beer but haven't been successful.

Does anyone know of a place you can get root beer on tap?

Jan 26, 2009
Aaaaargh in Pacific Northwest

Looking for opinions on Tilth

The menu's look good and I like the casual, homey decor but I haven't heard anything from anyone who's actually been there. Would love some opinions from people who have eaten there.


Nov 03, 2008
Aaaaargh in Pacific Northwest

Best Seattle Steakhouse?

Looking for a good old-fashioned steakhouse for a thick juicy new york steak and perfect manhattan to have for thanksgiving dinner.

Where's the best place to get a steak around here? Prefer Seattle, but eastside OK too.

Oct 29, 2008
Aaaaargh in Pacific Northwest

Nice restaurants in Bothell/Woodinville

Have been looking for some nice restaurants in the bothell/woodinville area without much success. I've read a little about Preservation Kitchen and it looks good but am looking for some input from someone who's actually eaten there.

Anyone have any other ideas for interesting restaurants in that area?

Oct 20, 2008
Aaaaargh in Pacific Northwest

SEA - Looking for best traditional sushi

I am looking for the best, most traditional sushi in Seattle or eastside. Price is no object. I want the kind of place that serves only sushi/sashimi, not ridiculous rolls with spicy mayo and cream cheese, where they cook and serve the guts of a baby abalone after you eat the flesh, where the rice is slightly warm and the fish cool, where omakase starts with sashimi and maybe gives me something i've never had before. Maybe this is too much to ask for and I'm hoping seattle can deliver but I've yet to find what I'm looking for. Please Help!

Sep 29, 2008
Aaaaargh in Pacific Northwest

[SEA] Late Night Dinner

Friends arrive Friday night at Sea-Tac at 10:30pm and I'm looking for someplace nice to take them to a late night dinner since they're only in town for 3 days. Is 13 Coins worth it? Where else serves a good dinner after midnight?

I'm at a total loss for ideas. They're staying downtown.

Apr 15, 2008
Aaaaargh in Pacific Northwest

Best Seattle McCormick's Choice?

I have a $20 Dinner Certificate to one of the McCormick restaurants and am curious which may be the best choice for the value.

My choices are:
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
M&S Grill
McCormick & Schmick's Harborside
McCormick's Fish House
Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto
McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant

I know it's all chain and probably mediocre but I've never been to one before so I figure I'll give it a try!


Jan 07, 2008
Aaaaargh in Pacific Northwest

VOV egg liqueur

Does anyone know where I can buy bottles of the italian egg liqueur VOV? I had some in san francisco and am desperately trying to find it here!

Aug 16, 2007
Aaaaargh in Los Angeles Area

Best Bloody Mary in SFV

I've been looking for a nice and spicy bloody in the (west) san fernando valley. I've had many but nothing memorable. Anyone have suggestions? pickled veggies a welcome bonus.

Jun 26, 2007
Aaaaargh in Los Angeles Area

Manhattan Tacos

visiting from los angeles and miss my taco trucks. anyone know where I can get authentic mexican tacos?!

willing to go anywhere.

Apr 27, 2007
Aaaaargh in Manhattan

Wine Bar near Woodland Hills?

I'm looking for a decent bar/restaurant where I can relax in a quiet atmosphere with a friend and a glass of wine. Looking for something in the woodland hills/calabasas area but am willing to travel farther.

Thank for the suggestions!

Feb 07, 2007
Aaaaargh in Los Angeles Area

Which foods taste WORSE organic?

i replied to another post about this but not quite sure how this works. however, wolaver's beer (from middlebury, vt) is organic and absolutely fantastic. they make at least a half dozen different varieties and it has a fairly wide distribution so if you're looking for organic beer it's a great find. check it out!

Oct 21, 2006
Aaaaargh in General Topics

Which foods taste WORSE organic?

haven't had too many organic beers, but wolaver's, which is the organic half of otter creek brewery from VT, makes AMAZING beer. simply one of the best beers (organic or not) i've ever had.

Oct 21, 2006
Aaaaargh in General Topics

HELP! Souffle (Savory or Sweet) in LA or NYC

Don't know about LA but my FAVORITE place to get a souffle in new york city is at Jean Georges for lunch. At LEAST a day in advance you have to call to pre order one but you can order ANY flavor you want. The pastry chef makes them all himself and as long as they can get the ingredients he can make it.

He makes the best souffle i've ever had.

Oct 20, 2006
Aaaaargh in Los Angeles Area