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Chicago Giardiniera and Sport Peppers

Thanks for everyone's input, I think I am going to order from "That Pickle Guy"!

His stuff looks great, very excited to eat!

Aug 30, 2012
plutch in Chicago Area

Chicago Giardiniera and Sport Peppers

Thanks!

Exactly what I am looking for, great story and the ingredients look perfect!

Thanks for your help!

Aug 29, 2012
plutch in Chicago Area

Chicago Giardiniera and Sport Peppers

Thanks for the info nsxtasy.

I wanted to put together the beef and I have great bread, just looking for jars of the best Giardiniera and Sport Peppers.

I have thought about making Giardiniera but I feel that there has to be SOMETHING from Chicago on the sandwich

I have seen "Scalas" and "Marconi" and "Dalanti" "Il Primo" online, are these good?

Aug 29, 2012
plutch in Chicago Area

Chicago Giardiniera and Sport Peppers

I live in Seattle and I have never been to Chicago.

I am looking to put together Hot Italian Beef Sandwiches for a few friends and I want to order Giardiniera and Sport Peppers (For Hot Dogs).

Who makes the best?

Aug 29, 2012
plutch in Chicago Area

Anyone been to Rione XIII?

Sounds like you need to walk around the corner and try it out..

Aug 27, 2012
plutch in Greater Seattle

Where to buy meaty, local ribs?

I recently bought some GREAT Baby Back Ribs at Costco (seriously good)

The best part? They already had the membrane removed which is awsome!

They come in 3-Packs for like $35 or so

May 11, 2012
plutch in Greater Seattle

Oyster lover needs help

Go to Taylor Shellfish in the Melrose Market on Capitol Hill

They will drop knowledge about which oysters are the best right now

Have a glass of Rose with them

May 11, 2012
plutch in Greater Seattle

Falafel?

This is going to sound weird but............

Matt's in the Market has a FANTASTIC Falafel in their menu right now.

Seriously, I have had it 3 times already, very good

May 08, 2012
plutch in Greater Seattle

If you could only eat in five Seattle restaurants for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

The Harvest Vine
La Carta de Oaxaca
Serious Pie
Sitka and Spruce
Uneeda Burger

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Harvest Vine
2701 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Serious Pie
316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

Feb 08, 2011
plutch in Greater Seattle

Blood Sausage

Rain Shadow Meats makes their own.........not frozen......VERY good

Jan 19, 2011
plutch in Greater Seattle

Any source of leaf lard in Seattle

Rainshadow Meats has it, they are in the Melrose Building.

Oct 20, 2010
plutch in Greater Seattle

Leaf Lard

Rainshadow Meats in the Melrose Building has it.

Great Butcher!

Oct 20, 2010
plutch in Greater Seattle

Dining at Tavolata For The First Time - Suggetsions?

With the weather being so cold, you have to get the Gnocchi alla Romagna.

Have the Zeppole for dessert.

Dec 28, 2009
plutch in Greater Seattle

Chestnut flour in Portland

Call PastaWorks, they might have it, if they don't they should know a distributor that does

Oct 28, 2009
plutch in Metro Portland

Delancy Pizza (Ballard)

I had the pleasure of eating at Delancy last night. As expected, there was a little bit of a wait, so we left our phone number with the hostess and headed to Tarasco for a few drinks. They gave us a call when our table was ready (I love it when restaurants do this)

Their Burrata was really good, VERY soft and covered in Olive Oil (they didn't cut a corner here, the olive oil was very good).

We had 3 different pizza's: Roasted Padron Chili (a little spicy, but in a good way, the pepper went well with the tomato they use)

The Fennel Pork Sausage (which they make in-house, just the right amount of fennel too)

The Porcini Mushroom Pizza was loaded with mushrooms and had a great truffle oil drizzled on top.

The Pie itself was fantastic. Just the right amount of char on the top outer ring, and when you picked up a slice, it actually stayed horizontal (that is big for me)

Overall, a great night, the waitress we had could have been a little more eager to help, considering that they just opened and everyone is going to that place right now.

Right now, Serious Pie has the crown in this city, but Delancy could take them once they get everything going as they continue to fine-tune their operation.

Go!

Oct 23, 2009
plutch in Pacific Northwest

Need just ONE DINNER in Portland- WHERE?

Pok Pok on Division, great food, really unique atmosphere.

Sep 16, 2009
plutch in Metro Portland

Octopus in Seattle

The Stranger just ran an Octopus article ranging from their feeding habits and intelligence to who prepared it the best in Seattle. They said that Tavolata served a great dish.

Sep 11, 2009
plutch in Greater Seattle

Most Overrated Restaurant in Seattle

Everyone seems to be really hard on Matt's in the Market lately, mainly because of their prices. I guarantee that they have the highest rent of any of these other restaurants and they are able to seat the fewest amount of customers, all while going through a complete remodel.

I have NEVER had a "disaster meal" there, in fact, they seem to be as consistant as anyone in the city. The service is better than anything that I can think of, overrated is too strong of a word in my opinion.

Sep 03, 2009
plutch in Greater Seattle

Wineries with Live Music (within hour of Portland)

My lady and I love the Edgefield out in Troutdale. The wine is okay, but they do offer great beer and distill decent spirits. They have their music lineup on the McMenamins website.

Aug 18, 2009
plutch in Pacific Northwest

La Tarasca in Centralia. What to order there?

I will have to try La Tarasca sometime. My Special Lady Friend and I stop in Centralia every time we go to Portland to eat at Taqueria El Rey. They used to serve right out of a giant Greyhound bus but they have recently moved into the building right next store. You will know it by the giant painting of said bus that is now on the building.

Don't expect fine dining here, just really good taco's for a quick snack on your way down or back. I tried the Sopes a few weeks ago, great stuff here if you don't feel like spending a lot of time eating.

Aug 18, 2009
plutch in Pacific Northwest

Best Kept Secrets on the Eastside

Mediterranean Kitchen in Bellevue, get the Grandfather Chicken!

Aug 13, 2009
plutch in Greater Seattle

Calzone in Seattle

Wallingford Pizza House makes their upside down pizza which in some ways is sort of like a calzone. I had one for the first time a few weeks ago and I will say that their crust was pretty good.

Aug 13, 2009
plutch in Greater Seattle

Calzone in Seattle

I miss Pete's!!!!! I will say this with all honesty....I haven't had a Calzone since Pete's has closed. I haven't avoided them........I just haven't had one.

Aug 12, 2009
plutch in Greater Seattle

Where to find good Mole in SEA?

La Carta de Oaxaca makes a great Mole! Go there, I have never had a bad meal, great people as well!

Jul 29, 2009
plutch in Pacific Northwest

Local's Favs in Bellevue Washington?

Mediterranean Kitchen........
103 Bellevue Way NE # 103
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 462-9422

get the Farmer's Dish...amazing!

Apr 29, 2009
plutch in Greater Seattle

Self Directed Coffee Tour?

Stumptown has a great tour downstairs underneath their 12 ave shop right next to Cafe Press. Go get some lunch at Press and then head over to Stumptown for your coffee and a tour.

Apr 20, 2009
plutch in Pacific Northwest

Best Seattle vegetarian

Cafe Flora hands down. They just completed a beautiful interior remodel as well.

Apr 20, 2009
plutch in Pacific Northwest

Making cassoulet, need ingredients

DeLaurenti in the Market has Tarbais beans, a little pricey but if you want to do it right (like I do) they are the "official" beans of Cassoulet. I have also bought duck confit there and duck fat.

Apr 20, 2009
plutch in Pacific Northwest

Recs for a Seattle weekend

Sounds perfect. If it's just the two of you, see if you can book a spot at the bar when you go to Matt's. Robbie the bartender will treat you well.

Apr 09, 2009
plutch in Pacific Northwest

Weekend in Portland report

I was in Portland over the weekend too. I LOVE McMenamin's (my girlfriend and I have almost completed the task of staying in each one) but I will agree with everyone's opinion about the food. It is NOT good, in fact everytime we stay at a McMenamin's we talk about taking over their kitchen's to create a unique menu at each one with a few mainstays scattered across.

I was able to get to APizza Scholl's again but this time for Sicilian Sunday! The pizza was great (try the Sausage and Anchovy).

Feb 11, 2009
plutch in Pacific Northwest