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Lunch in Pioneer Square

Walk up to the ID.
Thai Curry Simple still brings it.
I think Dim Sum King is underrated for what it is (shocking cheap, pretty good dimsum served up quickly).
I don't love Ping's as much as others, but it's good.

Aug 17, 2015
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Off The Radar

Do you know if they still have the same biscuits (or maybe they were technically scones...) they used to have when that spot used to be Sunrise Cafe?

I genuinely miss those biscuits.

Aug 13, 2015
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Anything chow-worthy around Arlington (WA)?

When I'm in the area, I swing by Silvana Meats, but that's on the other side of the freeway.

Skookum Brewery is also up there. I've been there a few times and I like the vibe.

Aug 07, 2015
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Any one know of someone who can spitfire a whole lamb in Seattle?

Good call. I asked them about doing a whole lamb when they first opened and they told me they weren't licensed to do that at that point, but were hoping to be able to do that eventually. Definitely worth a call.

Aug 05, 2015
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Off The Radar

Yeah, go to White Center, or Lynnwood. Or even Lake City. Potentially, you can find pockets like Eastlake or Greenwood.

But no, where are no "undiscovered by yuppies" places between Ballard, Belltown, Downtown or Capitol Hill. Even Beacon Hill, Georgetown and Columbia City are no longer good bets.

Jul 29, 2015
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" Taylor's Shellfish, Queen Anne " - A wonderful and delicious Luncheon experience

Seriously, when did geoduck become so expensive???

Anyone want to point to the next cheap seafood to consume now before prices skyrocket? Gooseneck barnacles? Seacucumber? Herring roe?

Jul 17, 2015
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Worms in Cod?!?

Yeah, it's pretty common.
You'll find'em in salmon occasionally, too.

Jul 14, 2015
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Lunch in Kirkland

They are not. Only happy hour and dinner.

But Bellevue would open up a ton of options...

Jul 13, 2015
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Roadfood in Seattle

I can't believe I missed hearing about the Roadfood (at least Michael Stern) visiting Seattle at the end of June. They hit all the standards (Tat's, Paseo), but also "Freshy's" which I hadn't heard of on Mercer Island.

Anyways, thought some might be interested to see their take on these places.

As well as another short review by Roadfood intern in Tacoma:

Jul 07, 2015
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Urbanspoon Alternative

Now that Urbanspoon is officially done (and I've decided that I really don't like "Zomato"), what app or site are people using to find new and interesting nearby restaurants?

If you suggest Yelp, so help me, I will report you to the moderators.

Jun 02, 2015
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Tacoma Lunch near Museum of Glass

It's a little bit further up the street, but I'd probably do Pacific Grill over the Swiss. Or maybe Indochine.

May 20, 2015
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Over the Moon, Tacoma--What the F?

I was surprised by Aviateur as well.
When I went, the place was nearly empty on a Friday night, which didn't seem like a good sign, but my fears were immediately allayed by the smell of butter filling the room.

I believe we had escargot, a lovely braised lamb and well-prepared salmon.

They have weird hours, and I've never seem more than a handful of people inside, but I'd put in on my list of legitimate Tacoma dining.

May 05, 2015
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Vashon Island in August

Vashon is surprisingly weak for food.
Hardware Store is fine, but nothing all that special.
May, the Thai place across the street (which I think is related to May in Wallingford) is definitely the best restaurant on the island.
Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie and the other stores in that building are pretty nice as well.
I hear Le Boucherie is nice, but not all that much to get excited about (especially considering the prices...)

Apr 26, 2015
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Best Sandwich at Tat's?

I actually prefer the Tatsrami more than the cheesesteak. Sometimes I switch it up with the Chicken Bacon Ranch.

Mar 30, 2015
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Local knowledge needed: beer near University of Puget Sound, Tacoma

Around that area, I can think of Engine House 9 (a brewery serving their own stuff), Dirty Oscar's and the Red Hot (both more focused on food, but with a solid beer selection). They're all within a half mile of campus.

Marrow is a little fancier for food if you want to go that direction.

Mar 23, 2015
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Coyle's Bakeshop

Oh, yeah, I'd forgotten about the scones.
They were definitely a surprise for me too (assuming they are the same as they were during the Book Larder days).

Mar 17, 2015
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WayBack Burgers

Meh. Got a burger and milkshake a couple months ago while in the area. I don't feel a need to return. I'd probably pay a little more and head to Whibbley's

They do fresh potato chips if that's something you're into.
I saw that they do "Irish Nachos" with chili on top of said nachos, which is different for a fast food chain, I guess.

Mar 16, 2015
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Tavern Hall has a fun chicken and waffles with a Sriracha (I know, I know... but it works here) honey that I really like.

Mar 09, 2015
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Looking for Good Pub Food, Happy Hour

Haha!! The travails of trying to make a suggestion TO Kaleokahu... ;-) Alright, I'll try harder.

Murphy's in Wallingford just reopened under new ownership and sounds like it might be worth a shot. I think I'll head over next Monday when they apparently have live Irish music.

Mar 05, 2015
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Looking for Good Pub Food, Happy Hour

How about Mulleady's in Magnolia?
I haven't been in a while (because Magnolia...), but I remember being surprised by the food there a while back.

Mar 04, 2015
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Anyone check out "Simply Soulful" down that way?
Not quite walking distance if you were wandering around Madison Park (unless you like big hills...), but it looks like my kind of spot.

Mar 02, 2015
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Skillet Ballard

Yeah, Skillet's been disappointing me for a while...
I loved them as one of the early food carts in an alley in SLU (become it became current SLU), but they're not the same anymore. I missed that old cornmeal waffle and pork belly off the Airstream...

Feb 23, 2015
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Chicago/Midwest style thin crust pizza?

Yup. Zayda Buddy serves exactly this style of pizza.
They also have legit fried cheese curds.

Feb 20, 2015
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H Mart coming to Bellevue?

That spot is now a Petco or Petsmart, so I think the dream is dead for now...

Jan 29, 2015
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Went to Santouka again today for lunch and I figured out why I don't love it as much as others. It's the noodles.
Dig the soup as much as everyone else, but to me, what sets really good ramen apart is the noodles, and Santouka's just aren't that great. Kukai has the same issue.
I think Jinya, and surprisingly Ramen-Man, have my favorite noodles.

Jan 21, 2015
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Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop - woohoo or wah wah?

I feel like I've seen a bunch of these popup recently, so I guess they must have some loyal customers. Wasn't really impressed the couple of times I've been.

Nice sandwich, wish it was a little bigger, I've had better.

Jan 15, 2015
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Urbanspoon app is shutting down

Yeah... Urbanspoon was my go to as well.
I assume they'll fold current Urbanspoon data into this new "Zomato" app (but currently there is nothing for the US, let alone Seattle), but that's certainly no guarantee of future updates.

Jan 14, 2015
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Whole Roast Beast

A few years back, I had got a whole roast pig from Kau Kau for a great birthday feast. Looking for something similar this year.

Anyone know of catering companies or restaurants that do a whole animal roast? (Lamb, goat, pig, etc.)
I think Marrakesh has a whole roast lamb, not sure if they will let me get it whole.

(Alternately, any other fun idea for a out of the ordinary birthday experience of this sort?)

Dec 31, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Raw bar and Dungeness crab eastside: Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Woodinville

All fine choices.
I'll add Ballard Annex Oyster House.
Don't know what they're doing for Happy Hour, but a fine selection of oysters and real solid all around.

Dec 04, 2014
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Lunch Recommendations in Phinney Ridge or Greenlake?

Anyone try Hecho yet?

Dec 03, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle