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Everett Lunch...save me!

Just picked up my first Barney's Pastrami...WOW. I will add it to my list of great finds in Everett. Huge food! The pickles were a brilliant touch to an already super sandwich.

Aug 13, 2012
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Everett Lunch...save me!

Just got back from lunch with some office-mates. We tried the lumpia (yum!) and chicken katsu. You were right on about the mac salad...so good. I am excited to try new things every time. Next time, I will schedule time for a nap directly after Bobby's.

Jul 26, 2012
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Help me find best "rustic" seafood joint

Oh, and Pike Street Fish Fry is next to Neumo's on Capitol Hill. It is a great location: close to Elliott Bay Bookstore, Molly Moon's Ice Cream, Cupcake Royale, and the great people watching mecca of Cal Anderson Park.

Jul 24, 2012
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Everett Lunch...save me!

Checked out the menu and have one question: kalua or lau lau?

Jul 24, 2012
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Help me find best "rustic" seafood joint

Pike Street Fish Fry. The fish is fried...but it is totally great and everything is served in newsprint. The fish and chips is great, but you might want to try the sandwiches (all served on Macrina rolls). This is a favorite of mine for out-of-towners.

Jul 24, 2012
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Everett Lunch...save me!

So, I just started a job in Everett. To be honest, the commute is not that bad and the job is great! However, I feel like I am in a foodie nightmare. I am right downtown and I can't seem to find a decent place to nosh at noon. I take that back, there is a place with AWESOME pizza (Brooklyn Brothers), but who can eat pizza everyday. I've tried. So far, my office-mates have tried to share their favorite joints, but I have been pretty disappointed. HELP!

And yes, I have been to Terra Cotta Red and it is delish. However, I only get an hour and it is off the beaten path.

Jul 24, 2012
seatowner in Greater Seattle

In search of Nettletown review...

Hey Chowhounders! Please post a review of Nettletown. I am interested in going to brunch on Saturday...

Mar 31, 2010
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Scotch Eggs in Seattle?

I have had Scotch Eggs at the Library Cafe on 85th just west of Greenwood. It is a quirky little neighborhood place...the eggs were decent. They also have a super delicious tofu scramble. Coffee is good diner coffee (love the diner coffee!).

Mar 09, 2010
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Looking for fun, un-stuffy, Italian style Trattoria in SEA

Pasta Freska on Westlake offers up a pretty unique experience. They seat you, ask you if you have any food allergies or serious food aversions, and then whip up a meal for you and yours. It is a funky little spot that has always left me feeling well taken care of. Oh, and it is incredibly reasonable.

Feb 17, 2010
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Corson Building exceeds expectations...

I just wanted to share with y'all the incredible experience I had at the Corson Building last Friday night. I went as part of a group of 11 for a special birthday dinner. We arrived a bit early and (just as promised) the doors remained locked until exactly 6:30. Once inside, the staff took our coats and presented each of us with a gorgeous brandy/wine concoction. We wandered and chatted until the rest of the night's patrons arrived and we all sat at our respective tables.

The chef and the sommelier chatted with all of us about what to expect for the night's dinner. They were both friendly with easy smiles that made all of us feel that we had crashed the coolest dinner party. There was no printed menu, just a casual chat about what was to come. The meal started with oysters (as all meals should) and then continued with fluke served raw with ever-so-delicately sliced radishes, roasted sardines with a home-made yogurt, pork rillette with pickled peppers, mussels with celery and a pancetta-style cured pork, striped sea bass abed creamed nettles with crispy artichoke, duck legs with beets, lamb with radiccio and oranges, and then local cheese with warmed figs and hazelnut cookies. All food was paired with exceptional, albeit unique, wine pairings.

The dinner lasted around 4 hours. The food was all served family style with the exception of the striped sea bass. No one went hungry...there was plenty for all of us to try generous portions of each dish. Although pricey, $160 per person including tax and a 20% gratuity, I thought the meal was well worth it.

The atmosphere at the Corson Building is such a lovely juxtaposition of the bucolic feel of the 1910 stone masonry home and grounds and the industrial feel of Georgetown. I left feeling that I had found a real Seattle gem.

I will be back! Consider the Corson Building for your next special occasion.

Feb 17, 2010
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Solo Dining Options - Weeknight...

I really enjoy sitting at the bar at Serafina for dinner. The bartenders are all great with conversation and the regulars regularly engage others for chats. But if you want to sit back and read a novel...they are respectful of that too. They also have a new sister-restaurant Cicchetti, which is located next door.

Feb 17, 2010
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Looking for the best Seattle (fried) calamari

Salt and Pepper Squid at the Seagarden in the International District. 'nuf said.

Sep 30, 2009
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Old School Frozen Custard

Just tried this new place on 13th/14th and Pike. Although I have heard rumors such a thing exists, I had never tried frozen custard. They always have chocolate and vanilla and each day they rotate a third flavor; tin roof was yesterday's special. I had a scoop of the special that was vanilla based with chocolate and caramel sauce studded with spanish peanuts (which the counter guy said were very special and a little "uppity", yes that is what he said). The custard was a consistency that I have never experienced before in frozen food. It was AMAZING. A little pricey, but fun every once in awhile.

Does anyone know if this is a chain? I loved the drawings of the old Seattle schools...

Jul 08, 2009
seatowner in Pacific Northwest

Best Small out of the way place?

I absolutely love Toby's in Coupeville on Whidbey. It is a dive bar that serves awesome oyster shooters and Penn Cove mussels. In season, they do a great Halibut and Chips. I also love the Water Street Brewery in Port Townsend. Their food has always impressed me... the best cioppino I have ever had.

Jul 02, 2009
seatowner in Pacific Northwest

Great Dinner at Dante's Kitchen

I just wanted to give a shout out to Dante's Kitchen. I was just in town last week and stumbled into DK after the host at Jacque Imo's suggested it (the wait at JI's was 2 1/2 hours on a Wednesday evening). We were sat immediately at DK and were brought complimentary spoon bread...so good! The apps were delicious: shrimp and grits, barbecue shrimp, homemade pickle plate, and a cauliflower and olive salad. The entree portions were quite generous and each were teeming with local ingredients. My scallops were cooked perfectly and paired with gorgeous shoots. I loved the beef tenderloin three ways as well. The uncontested star of the night was an heirloom carrot-ginger soup. The cocktails were inventive and the service was great. Go here!

Mar 26, 2009
seatowner in New Orleans

Dinner on St. Pats...drinking dad and grad...HELP!

Does Dick and Jenny's have a bar? We have these strange things here in the NW called taverns that only serve beer and wine...please tell me that Dick and Jenny's serves cocktails.

Mar 11, 2009
seatowner in New Orleans

Dinner on St. Pats...drinking dad and grad...HELP!

Isn't Parasol's gonna be just packed? And yes, I will be getting my Jameson on!
I am thinking poboys for lunch, but I really want to try a nice dinner in NOLA. I have been more than half a dozen times and have yet to be anywhere fancier than Port of Call. I usually eat Verdi Mart all week long. I want someplace that is comfortable, but a fun experience. Where do locals go to celebrate?

Mar 11, 2009
seatowner in New Orleans

Dinner on St. Pats...drinking dad and grad...HELP!

Hey chowhounders! My pop has just told me to make a reservation for wherever I want to go, no limits, for dinner on Tuesday night. We are meeting in the middle for a sorta father-daughter spring break.
I normally hit up all the cheap eat places, so I am thinking about going a little fancier. But I don't want to do a repeat for him, so no Emeril's, Delmonico's, NOLA, Irene's, Pascal Manale's, or Cochon. I have read and reread all of the posts, but I don't want anything romantic, uptight, or too hard to get reservations on less than a week's notice. HELP.
Wouldn't mind sitting at the bar...we do love a good scotch.

Thanks!

Mar 11, 2009
seatowner in New Orleans

NYC Folks looking for cheap eats in Seattle

Check out the Hopvine on 15th Ave on the top of Capital Hill. They do AMAZING soups. The sandwiches/salads are tasty too, but the best part is the killer tap list! Do yourself a favor and try the deliciously hoppy beers that the Northwest has to offer. This is a great place for lunch and then walk on over to Volunteer Park to the Asian Art Museum.
Another gem in this area is the Volunteer Park Cafe. It is in a residential neighborhood just East of the park and offers great baked goodies and soups/salads and a pot pie of the day.
I would also make a go of Ballard. I am currently addicted to Senor Moose, a mexican cafe that serves up a mean breakfast. Today, I had the sopes for lunch and then took a nice walk through "Old Ballard" and then down to the locks. If you haven't been before, the locks are a great spot to scope out your dream sailboat. It makes for a fun day and you can bookend the walk with a stop at either the Sloop or the Lockspot for fish and chips or a burger. Great local watching at the Sloop where your beer comes "Sloopersized".
Last, but not least, take advantage of happy hour! Seattle has a great happy hour selection. Check it out at
http://www.seattletravel.com/seattle-...
For happy hour, I recommend Il Bistro at Pike Place Market and McCormick and Schmick (any location) for late-night hh and Brasa and Union for early hh.

Have FUN!!!

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Union Restaurant
1400 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Volunteer Park Cafe & Marketpl
1501 17th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Hopvine Pub
507 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA

Senor Moose Cafe
5242 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Sloop Tavern
2830 NW Market St, Seattle, WA

Lockspot Cafe
3005 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107

Il Bistro
93A Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Brasa
2107 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

McCormick & Schmick's
1103 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

McCormick & Schmick's Harborside
1200 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

Mar 04, 2009
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Ok, gimme the lowdown on EAT

So y'all say that you can BYOB at EAT...what exactly does that mean? Do I also have to bring the mixer?
Enough on that ...How is the FOOD? I love the idea of bringing in the good stuff for some bloody marys, but I need to know that the food will also help with the hangover. What is the good stuff? Are they worth checking out for anything other than breakfast/brunch?
Thanks!

Mar 04, 2009
seatowner in New Orleans

Quintessential Seattle

I want to let you know that I am an experience person, not just a foodie. Go to Serafina. An Eastlake gem. Not a tourist spot..a local spot. Very romantic, but fun too! The best part of the place is/are the bartenders. They will make you feel at home and give great food suggestions. I love 'em! Call ahead and tell them that you want it to be uber romantic and they will make it so.

Feb 25, 2009
seatowner in Greater Seattle

Tujagues?

My travel partners sent me a link to Tujagues website with the title "Why have we not been to this place?!!" I know there must be a reason...so chowhounds, talk me in or out of Tujagues. I am especially interested in the bar. Do they serve lunch? I only saw a dinner menu online. They do have some decent accolades, but I put my trust in y'all.

Feb 24, 2009
seatowner in New Orleans

Rehearsal Dinner in Seattle

I have had friends that have had their rehearsal dinner at Pasta Freska on Westlake...Mike, the chef/owner can help plan a fun tasting menu. He is wild and everyone has a great time when he is at the helm of his quirky little restaurant. You could easily do something that would keep you within your budget. Of course it is not a high profile joint, but it is casual and fun.

Feb 18, 2009
seatowner in Pacific Northwest

seattle lunch and dinner with kids but hound friendly...

We had a family dinner at Serious Pie, a Tom Douglas Pizza place, and it went pretty swimmingly...it is not trad. pizza, but there are options. I really love going to the Steelhead Diner and I have never seen a crowd there that would be anti-kid. I think Seattle is generally pretty cool with the kid thang...especially 9 and up. Lola has some great options for picky eaters...a lot of small inventive plates, "Greeky". Brasa is nice and loud during happy hour, so sit near the bar and kids are gonna be fine...eat pig there. For a fun lunch day, run around Pike Place and nibble the way through the day...bar-b-que pork hombow at Mee Sum Pastry Shop, chowder at Pike Place Chowder, hot mini-donuts. If you want something more sit-downy, hitch a free bus from Pike Place down to Pioneer Square and check out the new cafe under the Elliott Bay Bookstore. Funky atmosphere downstairs from the world's best bookstore with a great kids section.

Feb 16, 2009
seatowner in Pacific Northwest

What else does Central Grocery have?

I have a framed photo of the Verti Marte sign hanging in my Seattle apartment. Verti Marte saved my life, through happy little bike deliveries of booze and poboys, during an extended stay years back.

Feb 16, 2009
seatowner in New Orleans

What is the best take-out?

I am going to be working down in NOLA for a week. I have a fridge and am going to try to keep some food on hand to nibble on and keep my dining budget down. I will pick up a muff at the Central...other food that will keep in the fridge for a couple days? Staying in the Marigny triangle.

Feb 15, 2009
seatowner in New Orleans

Solo eating...

I am from shabby/casual Seattle. What should I wear out at Gallatoires? Is business casual gonna work?

Feb 13, 2009
seatowner in New Orleans

Solo eating...

A little unorganized, but bear with me...

I am going to be in NOLA for a week in March and am traveling solo, therefore eating solo...on a grad student budget. I have an apartment with a kitchen, so I will be grabbing a muff from Central to nibble on during the week. Are there any other food items that will stand up to a few days in the fridge?

I am also interested in a some places that are solo female friendly. I love sitting at the bar and reading a book or just eavesdropping on local conversation. I know it will be a splurge, but I think I will do lunch at Cochon. I also know one night I have a barstool with my name on it at Port O' Call for a burger.

I am an oyster freak...which is the place to go, Acme, Felix, Casamentos??

I will be staying in the Marigny triangle...where are the places and the specific dishes that are a must that also fit the bill for being friendly to a chick hangin' solo at the bar, AND easy on the wallet. I know this is a big bill to fill, but I have read tons of these posts and know that y'all are crafty chowhounds.

Another problem is...I do NOT eat crawfish. Unfortunate incident at a boil a few years back.

I have a bike and am willing to pedal to eat.

Lastly, I am wandering over to Algiers to catch a show one night...food? I don't think I can handle a burger at the Dry Dock.

Thanks!

Feb 13, 2009
seatowner in New Orleans