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Our upcoming Jazz Fest Trip

You are welcome. The work we have done is very rewarding and we have enjoyed meeting the homeowners whose houses we worked on. New Orleans is one of out favorite places and we are happy to help it get better!
Thanks for the suggestions. Haven't been to GW Fins and we remember fondly the apps at Lilette. Maybe time for a return visit.

Feb 11, 2014
blweiner8 in New Orleans

Our upcoming Jazz Fest Trip

Coming for our annual Jazz Fest trip, both weekends and three days of volunteer work. We have been to most of the places that are mentioned here (people ask me for advice), but each year we like to try something new. Last year it was Root, we liked it. What should we try this year? Peche, one of the new places in the FQ like Sylvain or Kingfish? Haven't been to Patois or Dominques. Haven't been to Lillette or Gautreaus in a few years. Will have a car so we can get to volunteer work site, so location is not an issue. Also, we are from NYC so we have a lot of good Italian places here.
Thanks for any suggestions.

Feb 08, 2014
blweiner8 in New Orleans

New Yorkers coming in August

We are back in NY after a great trip, most of which was in the National Parks hiking, amazing vistas. We did have four dinners, four lunches, and some other eats in Seattle and enjoyed all. Here is what we ate in order we ate. First dinner was at Boat Street, food very good and service very professional. I had salmon, wife had chicken and we shared bread pudding, all good. Next night was at Joule, which was even better. Escolar appetizer (amazing), mackerel and short ribs. Great meal. Came back from hiking for a meal at Madison Park. Inconsistent and service off because of private party upstairs. Appetizer and dessert only ok, but mains were great. Salmon and trout, both excellent, especially the trout and sides delicious too. Went off to Cascades and came back for one last dinner at Poppy, which was best of trip. We loved the thali concept. Not everything on plate was great, but all good and some reached the heights. Waiter brought us free app when meal took too long (they were full on a Monday) and also an extra dessert. Would happily eat there again and again.
Lunches were fish sandwiches at Market Grill, oysters at Taylor Shellfish, and blt at Hitchcock Deli on Bainbridge Island, and a Caribbean Roast sandwich at Paseo (which we ate looking at Green Lake). All memorable. Special mention of the frozen custard at Old School. We went to both locations. Based on Ted Drewes in St. Louis (where I went to college and law school), just like Shake Shack in NY is (Shake Shack owner is from St.Louis). Wife thought custard was better than Shake Shack. Lots of great coffee and baked goods.
Final shout out to bus driver who honked horn and yelled at other drivers. Made us New Yorkers feel at home.

Aug 22, 2013
blweiner8 in Greater Seattle

New Yorkers coming in August

I saw that and reserved a table at Joule. Thanks for the suggestions and replies.

Jul 17, 2013
blweiner8 in Greater Seattle

New Yorkers coming in August

Thanks. A very Seattle evening is just what we are looking for and we love walking around neighborhoods after dinner.

Jul 17, 2013
blweiner8 in Greater Seattle

New Yorkers coming in August

Ponti's menu looks good and prices are ok for us. And it is by the water with a view, we are on vacation after all.
I appreciate all the comments. Still have to make decisions.

Jul 16, 2013
blweiner8 in Greater Seattle

New Yorkers coming in August

Pretty much decided on Poppy for out last meal because we are coming in from a long drive and leave for airport next morning. If we were to choose between Joule or Revel, which should we pick?

Jul 16, 2013
blweiner8 in Greater Seattle

New Yorkers coming in August

We depend on Chowhounders for recommendations in our travels. I have read all the posts, but there are so many choices and too little time. We will be staying in a condo in Capitol Hill and have four dinners in Seattle, then off to do hiking. We live in NYC and go to New Orleans every year, so we are looking for places unique to Seattle, using local products, especially from the sea. My wife won't wait (and I don't like to) so reservations a must. Prefer moderate priced places (entrees in 20s). Want at least one place with a view.
Places that have caught our eye are Joule/Revel, Poppy (around corner from condo), Madison Park Conservatory, an Ethan Stowell, a Tom Douglas, Tilth, Boat Street, Le Pichet, Boat Street, Crush.
All recommendations greatly appreciated.
The rest of our trip will focus on the outdoors, but any recommendations in Port Angeles, Ashford, and Winthrop would be great.

Jul 15, 2013
blweiner8 in Greater Seattle

Little D: in memoriam

Website says closed for vacation June 1-9, don't know why they would put that on the site if they were closing for good, but stranger things have happened.

Jun 03, 2009
blweiner8 in Outer Boroughs