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Where to buy Goats Milk in the north end

Most of the year goats milk is available at Trader Joes, Whole Foods, PCC and Central Market.

Jul 01, 2011
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Uneeda Burger

The classic burger (1/4 lb) @ $4 was very tasty and I'll be going back for more. The 1/3 pounder series, with more exotic toppings, pushes the price up to around $8. Those are certainly good, but may not be worth doubling the price to most folks.

I went yesterday, during this very cold weather, and the place was too cold to stay and eat. Until the temp goes up or they get some heat, get your order to go.

All in all, Uneeda is a wonderful addition to the growing selection of good, reasonably priced quality burgers in Seattle.

Jan 01, 2011
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looking for best reusable water bottle

My metal Mr. Tap water bottle from Archie McPhee, it and others under $12:
http://www.mcphee.com/shop/search.php...

Dec 05, 2010
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Store Brand Greek Yogurt: Surprisingly Non-Horrible

Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's. 'Nuff said.

Nov 12, 2010
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thanksgiving dinner

I'll done Kaspar's Thanksgiving buffet every year for the past five years. It has always been very good, with a great variety of tasty dishes, as well as many different deserts.

Oct 21, 2010
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Best Burger in Seatown?

The posts are above are good ones---when this eternal question comes up, does one mean the $10 to $14 style lux burger from Red Mill, Lunchbox Lab, etc. Or does one mean a nice, flavorful one above the fast food level but in the $3 to $5 range. For the later, my vote is the "Burgermaster" at Burgermaster Drive-In on Aurora, north Seattle. Delicious and not expensive. Plus the place has good fries to boot.

Sep 05, 2010
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Seattle Iconic Restaurant recommendations??

Pecos Pit BBQ. Lunch only, weekdays. Go on a nice day, seating is outdoors.

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid...

Jun 28, 2010
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Uwajimaya: first visit = last visit

The food court in general is not very good. Some dishes at the Korean place, Shilla, are tasty. Uwaj is best for the supermarket side and the great selection of kitchen items. My visits there are a pleasure---their free parking is great. Walk through the store and go to
the next block on 5th for bbq and takeout poultry items (salty chicken! roast duck!) at King's BBQ, then back for other items and validated parking.

Getting too much weight at meat/fish/deli counters is a pet peeve of mine---it seems like it happens everywhere--Whole Foods, PCC, QFC. To keep my blood pressure down and my good mood intact, I always ask for about 3/4 of the weight I really want. Inevitably it is about 25% over and I happily accept it. Sometimes you have to outwit the Man, Randy, to achieve your goals and maintain harmony

Jun 20, 2010
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Openings and Closings

Thank you for the review of some wonderful dishes at the new Mistral. I look forward to
trying it and have fond memories of food at the old Mistral. Chef William Belickis does
great work and seems to rub some in the media and some customers the wrong way. The review of the place in Times was rather luke-warm. It is a tough time to open a high-end restaurant---those who can afford it should give it a try.

Apr 17, 2010
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Txori is closing

Harvest Vine is as good as ever. These days it is much easier to get a table or spot at the
counter than previously.

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Harvest Vine
2701 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Apr 01, 2010
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Yelp in (alleged) trouble?

I have a non-food business in Washington state and what is described in the lawsuits happened to us--high pressure calls from Yelp to pay them $3,600 a year/$300 a month to have negative reviews about buried. We have over 150 very positive reviews and
a few rather dubious negative ones. One wonders if the bad reviews were not actually a plant by their sales dept to help push their $300/month program. Now the oldest, top reviews are getting deleted and the old, bad reviews are placed up front---it seems they are not pleased we are not sending them money.

Mar 21, 2010
itsonlyfood in Food Media & News

Former Seattle Resident Makes Her Return - One Week Only!

Pecos Pit BBQ on So. 1st (no beer, lunch only)
Mike's Chili in Ballard
Malay Satay Hut

Mar 16, 2010
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Eat standing up

Eating while standing up, which often also means skipping plates and bowls and eating right from the cooking pan or pot, is what single people tend to do. And then they worry, like Tina Fey on 30 Rock, about choking on food and dying alone.

Feb 24, 2010
itsonlyfood in Food Media & News

Bourdain on Tour - Worth it?

I went to a book signing and dinner at Union in Seattle with Tony a few years ago. He spent time with everyone in the place. He was in good form, full of stories that are unprintable and as salty as ever. I find him interesting and entertaining and would always go out of my way, and pay some money, to hear him.

Feb 24, 2010
itsonlyfood in Food Media & News

Yelp targeted by class action lawsuit

I have a non-food business and what is described in the techcrunch article happened to us--
high pressure calls from Yelp to pay them $300 a month on an ongoing basis and then a negative review about us will get buried. We had over 150 very positive reviews and wondered if the bad review was not actually a plant by their sales dept to help push their $300/month program. Yelp reviews have value but this sort of stuff---borderline extortion---has to stop.

Feb 24, 2010
itsonlyfood in Food Media & News

My review of Canlis-OUTSTANDING!

I second the request for the grand total cost of your meal.

Feb 24, 2010
itsonlyfood in Greater Seattle

Union, Poppy or Tilth -- One Night in Seattle

Union is a very short walk from your hotel---and a good choice.

Feb 24, 2010
itsonlyfood in Greater Seattle

Iron chef - Flay vs. Smith

This piece from the Village Voice gives an amusing view of what really happens on Iron Chef: http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-02-1...

Feb 08, 2010
itsonlyfood in Food Media & News

Emmer&Rye

I was part of a table of five last Saturday. The place had more than it's share of opening snafus. Cocktail was incorrectly made, timing of the dishes way off, the short ribs were cooked to a crisp, they don't have enough glassware, etc. The menu was confusing and needs work; the first floor layout is too jammed. In spite of all the problems, the staff was earnest and pleasant. I'd give them another month and try again.

Feb 04, 2010
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Seattle's Best Sandwiches

Based on your rave about Tat's Hot Beef, I tried it. It was great, thanks! Reminds me a bit of Phillipe's French Dip in LA, which is Heaven.

Jan 17, 2010
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Whole Foods C.E.O. John Mackey

The writer of the New Yorker piece was rigorously snarky and took every chance to bash him. He must have hurt her feelings.
Regardless of his personal quirks, it is an astonishing accomplishment to build an $8 billion (annual 2009 sales) business. Whole Foods took the country out of the dark ages
for food shopping and away from Kroger and Safeway style. The stores look great, present beautifully and have lots of delicious food. Issues such as using local suppliers (hard to do---often they can't supply the quantity needed) are being worked out.
BTW, when you find out Trader Joe's (a great place with low prices, but limited selection)
is owned by a German multinational corporation, that is much bigger than Whole Foods, are you going to boycott it, too?

Jan 17, 2010
itsonlyfood in Food Media & News

Seeking perfect burger joint combo in Seattle

Can't speak to the shake or veg burger request, but for the burger (The Burgermaster) and fries, go to the Burgermaster Drive-In on Aurora N in north Seattle.

Jan 11, 2010
itsonlyfood in Greater Seattle

best burger in seattle

The Burgermaster @ Burgermaster Drive-In on Aurora, north Seattle. I've had them all---from Red Mill to Dick's and this is my favorite. Great fries as well.

Aug 09, 2009
itsonlyfood in Pacific Northwest

A "Remember Moment" in Seattle

BBQ Pork sandwich, mild, and ask for "extra messy" at Pecos Pit BBQ,
2260 1st Ave S (206) 623-0629. M-F lunch only. Eat outside.

Aug 09, 2009
itsonlyfood in Pacific Northwest

Where would you have Bill Gates take you to dinner?

I suggest any of these places: Lark, Union, Olives and Anchovies, Portage or Waterfront.

Aug 09, 2009
itsonlyfood in Greater Seattle

Road food

I second the Pecos Pit rec---it's near Daniel Smith, lunch only. Get the pork sandwich, "extra messy,"----it is divine.

Jan 03, 2009
itsonlyfood in Pacific Northwest

Third Annual Ultimate Seattle Restaurant Poll (2008)

1. Lark
2. Olivar
3. Harvest Vine
4. Union
5. Dinette

Dec 23, 2008
itsonlyfood in Pacific Northwest

Fun restaurants in/near capitol hill?

I really like Dinette as well. There is also Artemis (http://www.artemiscafe.net/#home) and the new Olivar, across from the Harvard Exit.

Aug 06, 2008
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Noisy Restaurants: A painful experiance

On Capitol Hill (Seattle), the new Olivar (in Fork's old space) and Monsoon, both serve great food but the the acoustics are terrible. Sound dampening material on the ceiling would lower the loudness problem significantly and not be terribly costly.

Jul 29, 2008
itsonlyfood in Pacific Northwest

Boston Chowhound hits Seattle for a few days

Nishino, Kisaku, Chiso.

Jul 13, 2008
itsonlyfood in Pacific Northwest