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Hidden Vegetarian Restaurants?

Thanks!

Feb 19, 2008
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Hidden Vegetarian Restaurants?

What veggie items do you order at Chiang's? The HUGE menu is a bit overwhelming with minimal descriptions. It seems hard to know what, for example, might randomly have ground pork in it, despite a vegetarian-sounding name. Thanks!

Jan 30, 2008
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Second Annual Ultimate Seattle Restaurant Poll (2007)

1. Lark
2. Crow
3. Caffe Presse
4. Veil
5. Tilth

Dec 10, 2007
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Fabulous food, wine and vibe....

If you can still get reservations, I'd highly recommend the New Year's Eve at the Palace Ballroom, the special events space owned by Tom Douglas (also of Dahlia). I went last year and enjoyed a fab five or six course meal, wine flights, dancing with a live swing band and great vibe. Tom himself came around offering everyone seconds on caviar. Lots of fun.

Dec 10, 2007
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Take out Thanksgiving in the Tri-Cities

Does anyone know of any restaurants or stores offering pre-made Thanksgiving meals for take out, anywhere in the Tri-Cities? I know a lot of places in Seattle do this, but I haven't had any luck finding something in Eastern WA.

My family will be traveling there from Seattle as we do every year, but my Grandma, who usually insists on doing most of the cooking, is sick and won't be able to do it. We're looking to find a low-stress way to continue the traditional meal for 25+ people at her house.

Ten years or so ago, when a similar thing happened, the Red Lion in Pasco offered this service, but they're not doing it anymore. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Nov 12, 2007
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Great lunch places short walk from SEA downtown

They definitely shine in the sandwich department, so I'd stick with those.

Nov 05, 2007
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Great lunch places short walk from SEA downtown

I wouldn't recommend this (Baguette Box delivery). They take a cab to your location for delivery, so depending how long one takes to arrive, the food has a tendency to arrive cold. My office is only 4 blocks from them, so we tried it for work meetings several times, but everyone was always disappointed. Dine in only.

Oct 24, 2007
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Gastropubs in Seattle

Devils on Horseback. People seem to love it or downright hate it.

Oct 24, 2007
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Hawaiian Delight POG?!?

You can get it in a frozen can at most grocery stores by the Hawaii’s Own company as Guava Passion Orange.

Oct 11, 2007
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Gastropubs in Seattle

Pig feet and head cheese are unpretentious?

I love the space, the vibe, and the frites, but the rest of the food feels overpriced and nothing special. A green salad (for around $7) is nothing more than field greens lightly dressed in olive oil. Not a hint of vinegar or any other veggies. Linguine Arrabiata (for something like $12) is a clump of thin, handmade pasta with a bit of tomato sauce, no spice, no chunks of tomatoes, no garnish, no flavor.

I really hope they edit the menu to something a little more realistic, on prices and choices. Whenever I'm there, I feel like I see nothing but burgers coming out of the kitchen. I think they need to make some tough choices about who their customer base actually is vs. who they think it is.

Oct 08, 2007
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Special Request in Seattle - Queen Anne

Tilth is a great choice, but if you want to try an upscale, gourmet vegetarian restaurant, consider going to Carmelita in Phinney Ridge. It'll be a short drive from LQA, but their healthy, fresh preparations and delicious food would fit your wife's requirements. You'll enjoy it, too.

http://www.carmelita.net/

Oct 04, 2007
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Seattle Dining Itinerary - pls comment

For your Tom Douglas place, I'd choose Palace Kitchen over Etta's. It has more of a locals vibe than touristy.

Pike Pub... Do you mean the Pike Brewing Company? If so I'd skip that and try the Elysian Brewing Company on Capitol Hill. Award-winning beers in a fun neighborhood setting. Decent pub grub.

Ballard... If you're going to be in town on a Sunday, I'd recommend walking around the farmer's market in Ballard during the day. There are high-end restaurants in Ballard that are very good (Volterra for example), but in this neighborhood, I think it's more all about the good, casual places. And cupcakes! Depends on what you're really looking for though so I won't recommend anything specific.

Aug 30, 2007
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Recipe needed for easy quiche or baked egg dish (vegetarian preferred)

I like to make eggs baked in tortilla cups for breakfasts and brunches. Super easy, and everyone seems to enjoy them. You can add whatever fillings you like (I usually do mushrooms sauteed with herbs).

Photos and the recipe here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhiashel...

Aug 24, 2007
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Queen Anne Groceries?

That would be MacPherson's on Beacon Hill. Quite a ways from QA, but worth the trip if you need a LOT of something, like you're going to make a massive bowl of guacamole. The thing about MacPherson's is that everything is on the borderline of being past ripe or maybe a little bruised, so you have to use it the day you buy it.

On top of the hill, I love Metropolitan Market. A little pricey, but incredibly high quality. The small size of the store is perfect, they've weeded out all the crap and left only the good stuff, which means you have to cover less ground to get everything you need and get out the door.

Definitely go out to Ballard on Sunday for their farmer's market. It's huge, great selection, great prices, great people, and from where you're located it's just a quick drive down the backside of the hill to the Ballard Bridge and you'll be there.

Aug 21, 2007
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wedding cakes in SEA

They are definitely vegan-friendly though... amazing what they can do without butter and eggs! Yum.

There's also one in Lake Forest Park.

Jul 27, 2007
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2 gals catching up in Seattle

The Rosebud has a nice, long happy hour, so if drinking was the goal, I'd go there. But it doesn't sound like that's the case. The food is fine, but not particularly interesting.

Via Tribunali is just up the street from the Rosebud, with great food, but it can get loud... perhaps not the best place to catch up.

If you don't mind going a little farther up the hill, Crave on 12th just north of Pine might be a good choice. Really good food and a nice atmosphere. They don't have cocktails, but they have a great wine list.

What else... the newly opened Smith on 15th Ave has both funky food, and a fun bar atmosphere. It might be too far to walk though.

Jul 20, 2007
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HELP! Alternative to Melting Pot needed

The Palace Kitchen has this delicious lavendar goat cheese fondue on their menu, that's served with apple slices and grilled bread. If that'll make your friend happy, you could do that and follow it with a nice, regular dinner.

Then again, I agree with MsMaryMc -- it's your friend's birthday, let her do whatever she wants!

Jul 20, 2007
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Catered lunch recommendations?

These are some great ideas! I really want to do something outside of the normal sandwich or pizza....

Jul 18, 2007
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Catered lunch recommendations?

Sounds good, but only the lowest priced options will fit our budget. Too bad, because I love Macrina! I had no idea that they did box lunches.

Jul 18, 2007
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Restaurant for lobster? (SEA)

Maybe the Oceanaire? I know it's a chain and all, but it sounds like your friend's parents are looking for something traditional and not too adventurous.

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Oceanaire Seafood Room
1700 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Jul 17, 2007
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Catered lunch recommendations?

Anyone?

Jul 17, 2007
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Catered lunch recommendations?

I get to choose the lunch for my company's staff meeting this month and am looking for some new, creative ideas. Our budget is $250 for appoximately 20 people, including tax, tip and delivery, so $12.50/person. We're located in downtown Seattle.

Some past choice have been Harried & Hungry, Baguette Box, Tamarind Tree, Judy Foo's Snappy Dragon, Pagliacci (of course), and the hands-down favorite: make-your-own fajitas from Peso's.

My first idea was mini burgers from Cascadia, but it's going to be way too expensive if we add anything to the basic burgers and it leaves no extra money for sides.

Any suggestions or ideas?

Jul 13, 2007
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Tri-Cities...

I wish it had been good! But sadly, it wasn't.

Jul 13, 2007
dandelion in Pacific Northwest

SEA: Favorite falafel joint and fav Moroccan Restaurant?

Zaina on Cherry doesn't live up to what they used to make at the now defunct Zaina on 3rd. It's really sad.

Falafel King (the place you mentioned on 1st) is pretty good. I like the thin pita, although sometimes it's overly chewy. And they don't have the spicy chili sauce I like.

Palace Kitchen had falafel on their menu a month or two ago, and it was excellent. TD's other restaurant, Lolam also does falafel, but I think it's just on the late night menu.... I haven't had it, but if anything like what I had at Palace.... yum.

I'll also second the recommendation for Alladin in the U-District. There's actually two locations on the Ave -- go to the one south of 42nd St.

Jul 13, 2007
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Please help with prodigal daughter's visit home

I'd give the food at the Lodge a chance. I've heard it's improved over the last year or so.... And there's really not much else around unless you want to drive quite a ways.

Jul 13, 2007
dandelion in Pacific Northwest

Tri-Cities...

I'm going to have to say avoid Anthony's, except for maybe desert or wine. I was there just before the 4th with my family, and I was very disappointed with dinner. Great service and a beautiful building and location (especially at sunset), and the dessert specials with fresh cherries were excellent. Otherwise very corporate/fancy/boring and overpriced.

A good find outside of Pasco on the highway to Spokane is Northwest Country Mercantille. Excellent homemade ice cream, produce and gourmet farm stand items like pickles, jams and salsa.

Jul 12, 2007
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Queen Anne Farmers Market Opens Today (6/28)

Good idea -- will do.

Jun 30, 2007
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Queen Anne Farmers Market Opens Today (6/28)

I would have liked to see more bakeries. I came for two things: bread and fresh eggs, so I ended up not buying anything. I get Pioneer Organics delivery so although the produce looked great (especially the guy who had squash blossoms), I didn't buy any. There might have been eggs earlier, but I didn't go until after I got home from work at 6. Nice vibe though, with neighbors getting out being together, and a jazz band over to the side. Hopefully the QA market will pick up steam as we get further into summer.

Jun 29, 2007
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Queen Anne Farmers Market Opens Today (6/28)

Thanks for the reminder! I'll be there.

Jun 28, 2007
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Good take-out in Seattle N/NE?

I second that! It's the best "Americanized" Chinese food in the area. The dumplings are delicious, as is pretty much everything on the menu.

Jun 06, 2007
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