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Western Washington pig farms/co-ops for leaf lard?

Wooly Pigs is no longer selling at farmer's markets - they are exclusively through chefshop.com now. I believe they have leaf lard in the chefshop retail store (if not, they can get it). I have purchased it at the U-Village Farmers Market on a number of occasions from Samish Bay Cheese and Skagit Farms, so it should be pretty easy to find at any markets they are set up at.

Feb 01, 2012
cvn66 in Greater Seattle

Source for Scrapple?

I know that Ballard Market has had it in the past. I would imagine they or Central Market would have it.

Feb 23, 2011
cvn66 in Greater Seattle

Bresaola in Seattle?

Call DeLaurenti - they are usually pretty good about creating platters and such when I have asked them to. Don't bother with Big John's - they don't cut things to order for their meats, so unless you want to give it in a big block (and I am not sure they carry Bresaola anyway) you will have to cut it yourself. Check out Ballard Market - they have been carrying it lately also and have a nice cheese selection, so they could probably put something together for you also. Their prices tend to be better than DeLaurent, at least on the meats.

Dec 17, 2010
cvn66 in Greater Seattle

Bastille or Cafe Campagne

I have to agree with akg - go with Cafe Campagne. I also live withing walking distance to Bastille and I prefer Campagne. I have been to Bastille 5 time now and the service has been all over the place from almost non-existent (on a fairly slow night) to very good and the food has run from average to very good, depending on what you get. I have always had consistently good service and food from Cafe Campagne - and they have a better wine list with more choices for under $50 a bottle. That is my biggest complaint about Bastille, if you are trying to be a bistro, you should have a more affordable wine selection - I don't want to drop $50 -$100 on a bottle of wine at a bistro.

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Cafe Campagne
1600 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101

Campagne
86 Pine, Seattle, WA 98101

May 13, 2010
cvn66 in Greater Seattle

Wok in SEA? Also Meyer lemons.

PCC has Meyer Lemons, or at least did last week when I was in there. I believe Ballard Market has them also. You can always just call ahead to any store to see if they have them.

Mar 07, 2010
cvn66 in Greater Seattle

Fish: Where do you buy yours?

Seattle Fish in Fremont closed a couple of months ago. I believe they are still open in West Seattle. I went there a few times and the quality and selection were very good. I was sad to see them go - they were my go to place if I did not feel like trekking over the Ballard Bridge to the Fisherman's Terminal.

Mar 01, 2010
cvn66 in Greater Seattle

Dig the Pig

I personally really like the ham from Skagit River Ranch - I know they usually have it around the holidays and I have been told that the can make one for me with 3-4 weeks lead time. For the best pork in general - definitely Wooly pigs

Oct 18, 2009
cvn66 in Greater Seattle

Searching for Seattle liquor stores open on Saturday with a great selection

The one on 4th Ave S by the stadiums is the best one that I have been to and it is open on Saturday (as I think all of the stores are). I would highly recommend checking out the Liquor Control Board site (iiq.wa.gov) to see what they have and where it is available. It can save you a wasted trip since not every store carries the same stock. Also, be prepared for sticker shock - they raised prices a couple months ago and it is really expensive to buy the hard stuff in Washington these days.

Aug 30, 2009
cvn66 in Greater Seattle

recent winners from a boston transplant

As a Boston transplant (almost 6 years in Seattle), I have to say welcome. Your assesment is pretty dead on - Seattle is a vastly better food city than Boston in most areas. I spent a week in Boston earlier in the month and it made me realize how good we have it here. Even going out for a burger and a beer here is a much better experience. The grocery store sticker shock is a big one (especially with the sales tax) but I find that shopping the farmers markets, getting a CSA box and using Trader Joes to fill in the rest does help a great deal.

May 19, 2009
cvn66 in Pacific Northwest

Lunch not called Matt's, Salumi, Le Pichet?

If you are willing to cross the ship canal, Paseo - either location (Fremont or Ballard)

Feb 11, 2009
cvn66 in Pacific Northwest

102 Cuisines: Taking Inventory (SEA)

Vatican City is Roman, so that shouldn't be that hard to find at any good Italian place in Seattle.

Jan 26, 2009
cvn66 in Greater Seattle

Fish Stock

I believe Wild Salmon at the Fisherman's Terminal also carries it.

Dec 25, 2008
cvn66 in Pacific Northwest

Verjus in Seattle

Thanks, I don't know why I didn't think of DiLaurenti!!

Nov 23, 2008
cvn66 in Pacific Northwest

Verjus in Seattle

Does anyone know of any local Seattle shops that carry verjus? I had purchased it in the past from the Tasting Room at the Market, but they only carried the Klipsun Verjus and it appears that Klipsun isn't making it anymore. I know of several places to purchase it over the internet, but I need it for Thanksgiving and it would not arrive in time.

Nov 23, 2008
cvn66 in Pacific Northwest

Langoustines

I have seen them time to time at Trader Joe's, but I don't routinely seek them out, so I can't remember the last time that they had them. Some of the better fishmongers in the area should either have them or be able to get them special order.

Nov 23, 2008
cvn66 in Pacific Northwest

what happened to Beato?

They shut down their operations about a week ago. You can read all of the gory details here:

http://www.nwsource.com/entertainment...

Nov 23, 2008
cvn66 in Pacific Northwest

Goose Island (and other) Beer in Seattle?

Not sure about Goose Island. You can also try 99 Bottles in Federal Way if Bottleworks can't help you. I seem to vaguely remember seeing Goose Island somewhere (it may have been in Portland), but it is dependent on if they have a distributer in Washington.

As for local brews, if you like Belgian Style beer, check out Brouwers in Fremont. There selection is pretty amazing and they do carry a pretty extensive collection of Belgians.

Nov 03, 2008
cvn66 in Pacific Northwest

Looking for opinions on Tilth

I love the place - The food is solid and the options to get small plates are great for sharing when you go with a group of people. Personally I love the duck burgers and usually get recommendations from the staff on what is good for any given night. The cheese plate is always a great experience also.

Nov 03, 2008
cvn66 in Pacific Northwest

Da Pino New Location?

Thanks for the info.

Aug 24, 2008
cvn66 in Pacific Northwest

Da Pino New Location?

I know that Da Pino has closed its location on Rainier Ave. Does anyone know the address of the new location or if it is open? For some reason, 65th Ave NE is sticking in my head with an August opening.

Thanks

Aug 24, 2008
cvn66 in Pacific Northwest