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[SEA] Take-out on way to Alki?

Yes, Metropolitan Market has an excellent deli. Their shrimp pasta salad is one of my favorites. Especially with a little fresh lemon squeezed on it. You'll find everything you need for a wonderful picnic. (And probably spend quite a bit too.) And if I were going to pick up fish
and chips, I'd go for Sun Fish just down the street.

Jul 30, 2009
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Seattle/Portland - Itinerary Critique

Personally I can't imagine staying at the Ace and not hitting up Kenny and Zukes for at least
one meal. And we do Pok Pok for lunch frequently. It's great. Just get there before they change to the limited menu (2 o clock I think) so you can have the mandatory Ike's Wings.
You will eat well in PDX! (Seattle too)

Jul 07, 2009
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Portland Farmer's Market question

Thanks! We're looking forward to trying several of these places.

Jun 28, 2009
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Portland Farmer's Market question

Thanks. As it turns out we're leaving on Friday this trip, but will be back next month and plan to take in the market before we leave. If you have any food vendor recommendations, we'd
appreciate hearing about them.

Jun 25, 2009
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Portland Farmer's Market question

We're planning to visit the market early on Saturday before drving home to Anacortes WA. Just wondered if the food vendors are open when the market opens so we can have a little breakfast. Thanks.

Jun 25, 2009
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Beyond the Pho -- Portland's Other Vietnamese Noodles

Oh my yes, the crab soup at HA&VL was breakfast this morning and it was truly amazing. We also loved today's other offering, banh canh Saigon, a delicate clear broth, with the big rice noodles, and hunks of tender pork and chicken, as well as three prawns. This place is so great, the people are so nice and they open early for breakfast. Very nice for us travelers. We wish we had such a place up here in Washington. Regarding the recent thread comparing Portland and Seattle, Asian noodles is one area that Portland definitely excels.

May 28, 2009
SusanC in Metro Portland

Two Days to Sightsee, Eat, and Drink Our Way from SF to Vancouver

Near Tillamook, Bay City, Pacific Seafoods is great. Nothing fancy, watch them shuck and pack oysters, wonderful fresh fish. The best, and richest, oyster stew I've ever tasted. Outstanding chowder. Get a quart to go, with the RV and all. Have fun.

May 20, 2009
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Best fish and chips in Bellingham?

Please report back if you find them. This sounds like it might be worth a bit of a road trip!
Also, Pajo is a small F&C chain in BC. The Steveston location is right on the dock, floating actually. Excellent F&C, cool little town.

Mar 11, 2009
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

WA: Camano Island and environs

I can't vouch for this personally, but my family lives in Stanwood and loves the Chatterbox,
serving several Asian cuisines with a large interesting menu, very pleasant looking place.
http://thechatterboxrestaurant.com/

smcavana

Feb 13, 2009
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Phnom Penh closed? (Seattle)

Thanks, that's good news. SusanC

Sep 15, 2008
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Phnom Penh closed? (Seattle)

We were headed to Phnom Penh on Friday, found the windows papered over, and construction going on inside. Same name on the awning, though .Anyone know what's happening here? Susan C.

Sep 14, 2008
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Yakima: Favorite Weekday Lunch?

Thank you for this tip. We were in Yakima this week, looking for a good Mexican lunch, found your recommendation of Antijotos Mexicanos, and we loved the place.We had sopitos (little masa rounds fried and topped with meat, lettuce cheese etc) soft tacos and tostadas, all with some of the best lengua we've ever had, served with 6 or 7 little plates of wonderful sauces of varying spice level. Even the rice and beans were outstanding. We will be going back to explore the rest of the menu. Very pleasant place too. SusanC

Jun 14, 2008
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

anacortes

We moved to Anacortes 7 years ago, after living in Seattle all our lives (50 plus years). We love it here. We have a few local favorites including the Brown Lantern Ale House with an excellent selection of micro brew taps, really good burgers and fries and interesting sounding specials (although we're so stuck on the South of the Border burger that we hardly ever have anything else.) There's also a very cool Hawaiian place in town with a fun outdoor tiki patio, and good authentic "plate lunch" type food, a very good Japanese place,
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, where we always have really good Tonkatsu Donburi, Hong Kong Garden, a good old fashioned Chinese Restaurant that we've been enjoying for 25 years (we've been boating up her for lots of years before we moved up here,) that serves really good noodle soups (House Special Noodles, with wontons, chicken, prawn, tons of vegetables, great broth,)and a really great Teryiyaki place, Teriyaki Time, which we think is the best we've had--especially the spicy chicken teriyaki. We've also heard good things about the current head chef at the Majestic Hotel , Bill Ray, who used to have a very popular place out by the ferry terminal, but we haven't been there since he's taken over.
We do love good food, and we generally find enough good stuff around here to keep us happy. And of course there's also Laconner
(love the LaConner Brewery) and Edison (Old Edison Inn is really good, best fried Calamari we've had in a long time.) And the specialty foods store Slough Foods is great, as well as the bakery next door. And then if you're willing to travel a bit farther up or down the interstate, you have Vancouver, a little more than an hour north (with amazing asian food, especally in in Richmond) or Seattle 90 minutes to the south.
In short, although this is not a gourmet enclave, it's a great place to live, and close enough to good food to please most folks. If you move here, we hope you love it as much as we do! SusanC

Aug 28, 2007
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Whidbey Island

The Oystercatcher in Coupeville is wonderful. Really great pan roasted chicken and excellent rack of lamb. We also like the mussels and fries at Toby's.

May 21, 2007
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Live Maine Lobster in SEA?

The new asian grocery at Oaktree, (where Larry's used to be) had some good looking
lobsters yesterday, pretty lively, well priced. $7.99 and 8.99 per pound depending on the size I think. Good store. Very clean. Susan C.

Jan 27, 2007
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Korean Food in Seattle?

On our last trip to Ranch 99 (2 days ago) it appeared that BCD is no longer BCD...there's a new sign--in Korean I think, and only a few folks inside at lunchtime. We had just come from Hoosoonyi where the Soon Doo Boo (pork with kimchi) was great as always.

Jan 18, 2007
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Happy Hour Suggestions Seattle

Rays Cafe at Shilshole, Thai mussels and a wonderful view!4 to 6 I think, very limited seating.

Jan 13, 2007
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Happy Hour Suggestions Seattle

The last time we went to Hi Life's happy hour it started at 3. Great Con sopressata pizza and excellent caeser salad for $3 each.

Jan 13, 2007
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

specialty food sources for Bellingham area

Being from California, you may be pleased to know that a Trader Joe's will be opening soon in Bellingham. Very good news for those of us who don't like having to go all the way to Everett for TJ favorites. Also, south of Bellingham, very near the Rhododenron Cafe mentioned in the previous post, is a great specialty food store, Slough Foods, with a nice selection of wines, cheeses,interesting deli meats. Right next door is an excellent bread bakery, never can remember the name of it though. Also on Chuckanut, Taylor Shellfish farms for wonderful fresh mussels, crab, steamer clams, oysters. And nearby on Samish Island, Blau Oyster for some of the best oysters around. And of course the Saturday Bellingham farmers market is amazing. Enjoy, and welcome to the tasty and beautiful Northwest! Susan C.

Dec 06, 2006
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

The Best Pho

Our usual pho spots are Than (Aurora,Everett)Asia Noodle House
(across the street from Everett Than,excellent)Pho Vietnam on 15th NW and lately Pho Bac on 7th in the ID. All are good, but Pho Bac definitely stands out in the quality of the beef, especially the brisket and rare steak. Also love the fact that they open early (we usually go before 9 AM, I think they open at 8AM)and the ladies who run the place are great. Best breakfast in town (the #4 noodles with wontons around the corner at Phnom Penh are a close second.) SusanC

Nov 16, 2006
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Tri-Cities Update, Anyone?

Sorry, forgot to mention that Emerald of Saim is in Richland. SusanC

Sep 07, 2006
SusanC in Pacific Northwest

Tri-Cities Update, Anyone?

Emerald of Siam is a very reliable thai place that's been around forever. We rececently had some of the best, and spiciest, larb we've ever had. Kind of a hole in the wall in an older strip mall setting, but very good food. Nice people too. SusanC

Sep 07, 2006
SusanC in Pacific Northwest