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The Seattle eat-list for this weekend - thoughts?

"I think you can ;)"

Really, was that necessary. Thanks for making me feel like dirt when I was just trying to add suggestions like everyone else.

Sep 25, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

Seattle - What are the reviews on Thoa's?

What do you mean what am I doing?
My post CLEARY says that I am taking a Savor Seattle tour and we are going to Thoa's to sample " Vietnamese soft shell crab rolls" That is what is on the tour. The tour is already paid for, so I am going to try the crab roll. ... All I wanted to know is if people on here thought it was a good place to go for lunch or dinner (because I haven't seen it mentioned)

Sep 24, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

Seattle - What are the reviews on Thoa's?

I will be going to Thoa's for the soft shell crab rolls as part of a Savor Seattle tour ... has anyone been to this restaurant? I was wondering how it was. I will get 10% off if I decide to go back there to eat. So wondering if that is a good option.

Sep 24, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

SEATTLE - I want BBQ

Thanks
I plan to go there! I didn't make it last time I was in town (Seriously, You guys are really spoiled with all the places you have to eat!) The only place I will make a repeat stop is Salumi because it was extraordinary - but every other place I eat at will be new. ... I have 5 days/4 nights on this trip. I am making a list where I really need to go. (I arrive on Monday)
I was thinking RoRo's because I want to explore Fremont and Paseo is closed on Mondays (and I do have a BIG craving for BBQ (left Georgia 2 years ago) but maybe I better just skip the BBQ.

Too many other places to eat I guess. :-)

BTW, I will be going to Paseo on Tuesday

Sep 24, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

SEATTLE - I want BBQ

Well, there is no Sonny's in the West - and I now live in Boise. I lived in Atlanta for 30+ years ... and Sonny's (regional chain or not) was some of the best BBQ there. (I didn't say "the best")
Please don't talk down to me just because you have different tastes than I do.

We have Dickey's BBQ here in Boise, but I don't care for it . (Mostly because the owner is a terrible person)

But geesh, we are getting off topic here. I didn't want to start a discussion on Sonny's!! I just said I missed it.

No one bothered answering my question about RoRo's.

Sep 24, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

The Seattle eat-list for this weekend - thoughts?

Well I disagree on your disagree! Ha!

Look, there is no way to be right. We can only share our opinions.

I have been to Palace Kitchen and Coastal Kitchen and I thought Coastal Kitchen was an exceptionally good restaurant. My food was outstanding and I love that they feature a menu based on a different country every few months (along with standards that stay on the menu) It is Cuban cuisine right now and I know that will be GOOD!

I can't be the only one who shares that opinion!

Sep 23, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

Long Provincial or "Wrong" Provincial?

Anyone have a good review?

I was thinking of eating here ... or should I just stick with Tamarind tree?

Sep 23, 2009
boisenewbie in Pacific Northwest

klamath falls and idaho suggestions?

Boise - GUIDO'S PIZZA!!! It is TRUE NYC style (and I DO KNOW what that is supposed to taste like!) I usually just get basil and cheese because the flavor of the sauce and crust is so good too many toppings will ruin it.

LOL! Just realized OP was from 2006.

Oh well. :-)

Sep 23, 2009
boisenewbie in Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE - I want BBQ

I tried reading this thread again - Did any one mention RoRo BBQ ? I don't see it mentioned. How is it? ... It appears it changed its name from Rowdy Cowgirl quite a while ago, but the website is STILL up for Rowdy Cowgirl and if you Google it it still comes up as RC

That is so ODD! What's up with that?

It got good reviews on Yelp though (but so did the original places I mentioned.)

I still want BBQ - even if only half way decent. I miss Sonny's BBQ in Atlanta SO BAD!

Sep 23, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

The Seattle eat-list for this weekend - thoughts?

forgot to mention Coastal Kitchen has Happy Hour at 9pm (not sure how long it lasts - at least an hour I'm sure) They have really good Rockfish Tacos on special ... Mmmm!! The late night HH may be a good way for you to try it ... but chances are you will just want to start planning your 2nd trip to Seattle. ;-) You will never be able to eat at all the places you want!!

BUT DON'T MISS GELATIAMO! (So much better than ice cream!) I would buy stock in that place if I could!!

Sep 23, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

Thoughts on My Seattle Dining Options

and to be technical, Steelhead has gotten more negative to positive reviews (on this board)

Sep 22, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

The Seattle eat-list for this weekend - thoughts?

It IS that good! You will probably end up going every day LOL!

By the way, I didn't mean to be rude before. I think it came out worse then I meant it to, and I apologize ... It is just that within the past few days there have been many similar threads to yours and it seems everyone is just repeating themselves over and over. (Plus I was in a mood last night) :-D

You are going to have a great time! Seattle has REALLY GOOD food ... Can I make one more suggestion for you (not that you need it as I see you are trying to fit in so many places to eat already!) in Capital Hill there is a place called Coastal Kitchen that is often overlooked on this board. It is VERY (VERY) good!

Sep 22, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

The Seattle eat-list for this weekend - thoughts?

The restaurants that you are asking about like Elliott's and Paseo and How to Cook a Wolf are talked about so much on this board? Did you read any other threads at all?

It is fine to ask questions - I do it all the time ... but I actually try to do some research first.

People on here will tell you to go to Elliott's for Happy Hour where oysters start at .50ea and go up every half hour. They also have other things to eat at H.H. - I loved the fish tacos.

Paseo gets lots of raves on here. The sandwich of choice seems to be the Cuban Roast (which used to be called the Midnight Cuban) - I should tell you though, it really isn't a "restaurant" It has very limited seating. (I guess it would be better for lunch)

The Mrkt is a dining Mecca! Three Girls, Pike Place Chowder, Uli's, Market Grill, Matt's ... ALL GOOD!

Go to Gelatiamo for the BEST Gelato EVER.

Quinn's on Capital Hill is a favorite on here ...

Lots of options.

There have been some really great "where to eat" threads floating around the past few days. Just take a look.

Sep 21, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

Where to eat AMAZING food? SEA

I am sure tarlahill doesn't wan't a chain.

Sep 20, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

Father and Son in Seattle for Weekend!! Where to eat?

If you can only do 1 tour then I would go with the Gourmet Tour because you go to more restaurants (and you might find a place you want to go back to for dinner) ... but it is a tough call. I am looking forward to the Coffee and Chocolate tour I signed up for. With that one they take you up to the Space Needle restaurant and you have ribs crusted with coffee (or something like that) Mmmm!!

Sep 20, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

Father and Son in Seattle for Weekend!! Where to eat?

How do you feel about taking a food tour? I was in Seattle for the first time last May and I will be back next week. (I LOVE Seattle!)
I took 2 of the Savor Seattle Tours (The Gourmet Tour and The Pike Market Tour) and I loved it so much I am signed up for their Coffee and Chocolate Tour and Off the Beaten Path Pike Mrkt Tour)

It is a GREAT TOUR! You get to taste a lot of food - and I am not talking "grocery store sample sizes" here. It really is enough for a meal ... and you get to taste many different places. The best part is that they give you a discount card so you will get 10% off at all the places you went to (as well as merchants featured on their other tours.)
http://www.savorseattletours.com
Gelatiamo was on the Gourmet Seattle tour ... The BEST Gelato I ever had. (EVER!

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Not on the tour, but a not to be missed is Salumi in Pioneer Square. It is very easy to get to by public transit. (Just Google Map it - and choose directions using "public transit") I had the porchetta sandwich - it was HEAVENLY!

I never made it to Paseo - will do that for sure this time. I heard it is also a "not to be missed"

Sep 19, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

Most Overrated Restaurant in Seattle

Is Piecora better?

Sep 18, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

Female traveling alone to Seattle in November. Where should I eat??

Sep 16, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

SEATTLE - I want BBQ

I have been to Salumi. I agree, it is INCREDIBLE and I will eat there again. (even though my goal is to try new places) I was just in Seattle in May.

I said that I knew BBQ wasn't the obvious choice, but so a thread about BBQ on Yelp and was intrigued.

But I disagree with your "Salmon in Texas" attitude. I live in Boise, and people think all we eat are potatoes! (They don't realize 95% of those potatoes are exported) Anyway, we have Pizza here! There is a place downtown that has one of the BEST NY style pizza I ever had (and I am no stranger to NY) - I want tourists to know that!

Don't you want Seattle tourists to go off the beaten path? How was I supposed to know your BBQ sucked?

By the way, I will be walking and taking the bus. No car.

Sep 15, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

SEATTLE - I want BBQ

Coming into Seattle for a 2nd time next week and would like to try to visit places I haven't eaten at yet. BBQ isn't the obvious choice for Seattle I will admit, none the less that is what I am craving.

Two places look pretty good.

Chuck's Hole in the Wall and Longhorn. Both in Pioneer Square. Which one is more chow worthy? ... Also, can some one tell me a little about that BBQ Truck that I've seen mentioned a few times on this board? Would that be the best choice?

Thanks

Sep 15, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

Native Taters Boise - A LOVE letter!

I know there have been some posts on here about the food trucks in Boise in the past (and I resurrected one a few weeks ago) but Native Taters deserves a thread all their own!

I went here for the first time just over a month or so ago. I can't believe it took me so long! I passed it all the time. It is the sandwich truck that shares the lot with the Tobacco Shop across the street from Big Judd's.

Since my first time I have been back about five times and am planning a trip today! These sandwiches are beyond addictive! The lady that owns the truck makes them with LOVE. They are all homemade. Seriously! She makes all the meat herself. That is oven roasted turkey, beef and pork you are eating ... and the difference is obviously noticeable!

So far I have had the Turkey Ortega Melt (spicy that hurts so good! SOOO GOOD!), The Pork Tenderloin Philly (WOW!!), the Reuben that rivals any Reuben I had on the East Coast (I LOVE a Reuben that isn't soggy. This one is just perfect) and the Corned Beef sandwich decorated lovingly with FOUR slices of the most beautiful and tasty tomatoes (bet they come from her garden lol!) lettuce, mustard and she will grill the bread if you ask

Then there is the sides:

Sure, you can get a bag of chips BUT WHY would you want to?! Potato Soup (loaded with bacon bits, cheddar and sour cream), chili, pasta salad (with LOTS of veggies and feta cheese - I THINK it is feta ... I just know it is AWESOME!), potato salad, macaroni salad ... OH these sides are all so good!!

Sandwich with choice of side is ... $4.25 Cold Sandwich $4.75 Hot (I don't know how she does it so cheap!)

AND YOU GET A LOT OF FOOD!! ... Not to mention it is DELICIOUS! Really outstanding!!

Wait, did I mention the HOMEMADE Bavarian Chocolate Cake for $1.75 .... YOU HAVE TO TRY THE CAKE!!

I LOVE food! I KNOW good food. (I am even a great cook - if I do say so myself lol!) Native Taters is the real deal. If you haven't eaten here yet (there are a few tables or take it to go) you have no idea what you are missing!!

Native Taters, I LOVE YOU!!

Sep 11, 2009
boisenewbie in Mountain States

D.C. Visitor to Seattle

There is more than one winery on the island:

from www.brainbridgewineries.com

Six Wineries Make for a Great Day of Tasting!
Bainbridge Island now boasts six small, artisanal wineries. Four use grapes grown in the warm climate of eastern Washington, while two grow grapes right here on Bainbridge, in the cool climate of Puget Sound. Since the wineries are small and owner-operated, they are only all open for tasting at the wineries on select weekends (though some are open additional days as well). Upcoming open weekends include: August 8/9, November 7/8, December 4/5/6. Hours are 12 - 5, and tastings are cheap or free.

Three of the wineries also operate tasting rooms that are located within walking distance of the ferry terminal and open throughout the year: Eagle Harbor Wine Company (Wed-Sun 12-5), Eleven (Fri-Sun 12-5) and Victor Alexander (Open Thu-Sun 1-6).

The wineries on Bainbridge Island are:
•Eagle Harbor Wine Company
•Eleven
•Perennial Vintners
•Rolling Bay Winery
•Victor Alexander
•Bainbridge Island Winery (Winery open Friday - Sunday weekly)

Sep 10, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

Most Overrated Restaurant in Seattle

My vote goes to Kingfish Cafe!!!
OMG this place is EXPENSIVE! I was a solo diner (and ordered water) and still spent about $50!!
I can't remember exactly how much it was, but I know the fried chicken was over $15 and even though you got a breast, thigh and leg (WHY could they not include a wing?!) the pieces were so tiny - and tasteless. Also, they were not anywhere near crispy! I orginally had gotten the porkchop, but sent that back because it was so dry. I also got a slice of cake to go, but even though it could have searved 3-4 people it was almost inedible (NOT fresh)!! BAD EXPERIENCE!! I don't find paying for a good meal ... but $50 for a meal I would have liked better at KFC (which I think is gross) is down right criminal!

Sep 06, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

New Burger Place in Boise

I actually like the burgers very much! They are very "gourmet" - very unique.

Sep 03, 2009
boisenewbie in Mountain States

Boise truck food

I went to Native Taters for the 1st time last week and a craving made me go back again today. I really don't know how nakni would describe "earth shattering" ... but we are talking sandwiches here!

For a second let's forget it is a truck and that it only costs $5 for a rather large sandwich and a delicious side (you can choose your standard bag of chips BUT you can also choose loaded potato soup, homemade potato salad, pasta salad etc.) The sandwiches taste as good (or better) than any sit down restaurant I have been to in a long time! The fact that it does come from a truck (and I can see the truck is very clean inside!) really makes me appreciate it more.

Last month I went to the Kodiak Grill and ordered a Reuben (I am a former New Yorker) It was nearly $12 (and it was good ... but not great) Today I had a MUCH (much!) better Reuben and potato salad for $5!

Last week I had the Pork Tenderloin Philly that melted in my mouth with the very tasty soup (Still $5!) and my Mom and I shared the awesome pasta salad and added a Bavarian cake that was HUGE (and only $1.75)

I don't know what Nakni was expecting BUT THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!!

Sep 03, 2009
boisenewbie in Mountain States

Looking for the ultimate eating in Seattle

If it's not too late (!) ... Pam's Kitchen in U district is GOOOD! She is from Trinidad and the food is authentic. YUMM! (Just saw it on Food Network with Guy's DDD - love seeing places I have been)

Aug 25, 2009
boisenewbie in Greater Seattle

SPANISH Coffee Cake - Just heard of it - would like recipe

Both look GREAT!!

Aug 25, 2009
boisenewbie in Home Cooking

SPANISH Coffee Cake - Just heard of it - would like recipe

I can definitely work with this one! THANKS!

Aug 22, 2009
boisenewbie in Home Cooking

SPANISH Coffee Cake - Just heard of it - would like recipe

That's the thing ... I DON"T KNOW HOW to "spice it up"! I have no idea how to measure out the ingredients. No offense, but if I did I wouldn't have bothered asking for a recipe on here. (Thank you though, I do appreciate it)

Maybe the lady made up her own recipe (?) ... I didn't realize this would be so hard! But I am even more confused because I can't for the life of me figure out the difference of Spanish Coffee Cake to Regular (based on the recipes I see) It's just weird!

Aug 17, 2009
boisenewbie in Home Cooking

SPANISH Coffee Cake - Just heard of it - would like recipe

I met a nice old lady yesterday who told me she makes Spanish Coffee Cakes. I had only heard of regular coffee cakes so I asked her what made them "Spanish" She said she uses different spices like cinnamon, cardamon, saffron and nutmeg etc.

That sounded great! So I Googled it to see if I could get a recipe. (Should have asked for hers, but time did not permit) ... I am looking at a list of "Spanish Coffee Cake" recipes and I DON'T EVEN SEE
ONE (!) that looks any different than regular coffee cake. I am serious. One lady only puts 2 different kinds of sugar, Crisco, nuts and cinnamon in hers and call it "Spanish" WHAT??!!

I am really confused!

Does anyone have a recipe (even if it only has cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon I'll be happy!!)

Aug 17, 2009
boisenewbie in Home Cooking