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Looking for fried (whole belly) clams...

I saw that on their menu and was going to inquire if any Chowhounders could confirm if they were in fact, legitimate "whole belly fried clams".

I'll have to get over there and check it out.

about 6 hours ago
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Good BBQ in Seattle?

Didn't that branch of Jones close a while back?
I think all that's left is the West Seattle location.

about 18 hours ago
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Good BBQ in Seattle?

What do you order at R&L?
I've never had a good BBQ meal there and I feel like I'm missing something. Is there some secret?

Sep 12, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Best deli for Western European meats / cheeses?

Oh, nice. This was the place that was in the old Lake Hills shopping center, right?

Wow, there have been so many Bellevue spots that have re-opened in new locations...

Aug 28, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Best deli for Western European meats / cheeses?

I think many of the Kroger shops have the Murray's cheese shop thing now. I believe I saw it at Greenwood Fred Meyer and UVillage QFC as well.

That said, I didn't find them any more impressive than the standard cheese selection at a Whole Foods or Met Market or whatever. No better, no worse.

Aug 28, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Dinner near water-taxi?

Well, I mean, the "duh" option is Marination Ma Kai, which is right at the water taxi landing, but as an "LA-girl", you might be looking for something a little fancier, which would mean a nice, 10 minute stroll down the path to Salty's (which falls into the generic "seafood restaruant" category, but provides a wonderful view and competently prepared seafood).

Aug 21, 2014
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Chik-fil-A

That's funny.

Aug 21, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Ramen

Right, I was going to say, I don't remember a black garlic ramen at the Bellevue Jinya...

Aug 19, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Persepolis: No More Grocery; On to Oskoo

Oh, right. That reminds me that I've been meaning to post that I found Byblos, another old favorite (used to be on Bellevue Way where Garlic Crush is now), in that same strip mall down from Oskoo.

Various groceries, as well as really unique lunch/dinner menu.
The manoush is my favorite, I'm also told they do various special over the week.

http://byblosdeli.com/

Aug 19, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Ramen

Yeah, my Santouka experiences have felt that way too. It's good, but definitely not wait in line good. (In Vancouver, I prefer Kintaro just down the street.)

Aug 19, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle
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Chik-fil-A

Absolutely you're entitled to your preferences, but make sure they are based in fact. Ezell's/Heaven Sent are NOT substitutes for Chik-Fil-A.

Ezell's/Heaven Sent are fried chicken spots, Chik-Fil-A is a chicken sandwich place. Ezell's and Heaven Sent do not serve chicken sandwiches or have biscuits on their menu (they serve delicious rolls, but those are not biscuits).

The single point of comparison between Chik-Fil-A and Ezell's and Heaven Sent would be their chicken strips and for that I would probably choose Ezell's and/or Heaven Sent for that too.

Now, if you choose not to go Chik-Fil-A for other reasons (as others have posted), that's fine too, but Ezell's and Heaven Sent are not legitimate alternatives for Chik-Fil-A.

Aug 19, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Looking for Scotch

Wine World's selection is great, but I can't abide their prices.

I've been going to Total and Bevmo for interesting stuff, Costco for the standards.

Aug 18, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Chik-fil-A

You know Chik-Fil-A and Heaven Sent/Ezell's do entirely different things, right?
Chik-Fil-A mostly does chicken sandwiches (on a biscuit at breakfast).

Maybe you should have some idea of a restaurant before you slam it...

In an effort to keep this on topic, I'll note that the Boar's Nest in Ballard does a "Chik-Fil-A style" chicken sandwich that's pretty darn good and definitely evocative of the Southern Chicken Sandwich.

Aug 15, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Weekend in Seattle - Food recs?

Clearly you don't understand Kona Kitchen. The best part of the place is the possibility that the bad guy from Karate Kid 2 will be there. (and the karaoke...)

Aug 14, 2014
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Chik-fil-A

Prepare to be disappointed...
I don't know that they'd succeed in Capitol Hill or Ballard, but up toward 110th, where the liberal elite fade away, I think they'll be ok.

Breakfast near Hyatt at olive 8

I haven't been for brunch but the restaurant at Olive 8 (Urbane) was surprisingly good for dinner the couple of times I've been.

Aug 04, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Overwhelmed, need ideas on where to start

In terms of apps, I like Eater blog's app.
It gives you their "Essential 38 Seattle Restaurants" on a map, as well as other "Hot" places.

I think Eater can be a little too hype heavy about new places at times, but their set of places to eat isn't a bad place to start.

http://seattle.eater.com/archives/201...

Jul 29, 2014
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Funky Seattle Institutions?

I love when old posts get re-hashed.
Look, Mama's was "really mediocre at best" all the way back then! They should make a shirt: "Really Mediocre at Best Since 1982"

Gems In Yakima?

Antojitos Mexicanos is a traditional stop for me. Handmade tortillas and excellent food all around.

The asparagus tamales at Los Hernandez Tamales just over in Union Gap are good. (I liked 'em, but some people go crazy for them)

Not dining, but I'd mention that Bale Breaker brewing is making some of the best hoppy beer in the state right now.

Jul 24, 2014
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Chicago Hounds Headed to Seattle

Or breakfast.
I feel like there aren't a ton of GREAT breakfast options in this city, but I think Tom's smashed garlic potatoes (I believe available at both Dahlia and Lola) are pretty dang good.

Jul 24, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Ramen and other casual restaurants appropriate for teens (Seattle)

Came across this piece which may offer some possibilities for you down South of the airport. Never been to any of these places though.

http://blog.thenewstribune.com/tntdin...

Jul 23, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Ramen and other casual restaurants appropriate for teens (Seattle)

I'd say Samurai over Tsukushinbo in the ID, but yeah, can't really think of anything down that way.

I mean, maybe Miyabi has ramen, but I've never had it there.

Jul 23, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

B'ham fam doing SEA for a day - looking for casual ethnic (probably) dinner

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery?
It's THE trendy, hipster spot of the moment.
It's good (and a lot of fun, with alcoholic milkshakes and stuff), but I'm rarely willing to wait in the long line for it.

Jul 23, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Good BBQ in Seattle?

BBQ is incredibly challenging. Unlike most other cuisines, there are so many external variables in cooking that can affect even the work of even the best pitmasters. Changes in weather, external temperature, humidity, or wood can all have a major effect on cooking.

I've been to several "Best of" places in Texas on off days where I've had only mediocre BBQ.

Additionally, the quality of what you get is highly dependent on how long it's been off the smoker. There's no question homemade BBQ is often better than restaurant stuff because you always eat it soon after it's been pulled from the smoker.

As I think I've mentioned before, I have this theory that many "good" BBQ are good because they are busy (as opposed to being busy because they're good). Being busy and having a consistent, steady stream of customers allows them to keep refresh off the smoker meats ready to be cut (instead of sitting under a heat lamp or in a heating drawer or, heaven forbid, reheated).

So yeah, in a place like Seattle, where weather fluxuates constantly and we don't have a place that is able to keep a large steady flow of customers, BBQ experiences at the same place will vary wildly.

Jul 18, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

B'ham fam doing SEA for a day - looking for casual ethnic (probably) dinner

Pestle Rock in Ballard seems like a good call. Green Leaf's Belltown location was mentioned in another thread and that might work well too. Revel and Joule come to mind as well if you want to go a little more upscale. How about one of the various Japanese spots on 45th in Wallingford.

If you're willing to expand your choices to some stuff North of the city, Old Village on the way home in Shoreline for charcoal Korean BBQ and Biang up in Edmonds would be solid choices.

Jul 15, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Bourbon and Bones BBQ

You're not a fan of the ribs at Rainin' Ribs?
I actually go the other way and dig their ribs but find their brisket to be a little plain (if I recall, they go pure Texas with just a salt and pepper rub).

Jul 14, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Solo eats in Ballard?

Staple and Fancy and La Carta de Oaxaca are both good, but I wouldn't advise them for a solo eater. For Staple and Fancy, because it's really a menu designed around group eating and for La Carta because I think it'd feel awkward to eat there alone (due to seating arrangements)

Plenty of other great options in Ballard though.

Jul 14, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Quick! Yakima visit for authentic Mexican!

My trips to Yakima always include a stop at Antojitos Mexicanos.
(I don't think they have a TV though, although maybe they have one set up for World Cup)

Jul 02, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle

Between Seattle & Anacortes?

Edison and Bow are nice, but they take you north of Anacortes.

Skagit Brewery is in Mt. Vernon, just as you hit I-5 from Anacortes. Not a bad little brewery serving food if you're a beer person. (admittedly, the beer's better than the food)

Otherwise, I feel like you're getting close enough to Seattle that you might as well just get something in the city. (and honestly, that's probably what I'd do, wait til you get back to the city)

Jun 25, 2014
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What to eat in/south of Everett before noon on a Saturday?

Oh, I've got this one.
Budapest Bistro. http://www.budapestbistrofood.com/

One of the most Chowhound-y places I know of. Basically a tiny family run cafe in a strip mall, serving up unique Hungarian dishes. I hit it up whenever I'm in the area, which sadly isn't often enough...

Here's a nice little review that Hanna Raskin did before she left:
http://www.seattleweekly.com/2011-11-...

Grouchy Chef up there is also fun, but not as crazy as people make it out to be.

Jun 20, 2014
GreenYoshi in Greater Seattle