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Cubano Lechon Asada for X-mas. SEA

Anyone know where I can get a bone-in (6-8 lb) mangalitsa or Berkshire pork shoulder roast before X-mas? Thanks.

Dec 21, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Greater Seattle

Greek Grocery in Seattle?

and Vios on 12th/Cap Hill has a few items.

Dec 21, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Greater Seattle

Japanese Spicy Curry & Pork, where is it? SEA

Haven't had it yet but I've heard good things.

Oct 06, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Greater Seattle

Japanese Spicy Curry & Pork, where is it? SEA

I can't really see Ha Na's katsu curry as being the best in Seattle. While I love Ha Na for what it is (fast food sushi as the folks on the Hill call it) it's pretty basic. I like Hiroshi's katsu ( http://www.hiroshis.com ) and the curry at Mashiko's is pretty great ( http://sushiwhore.com ).

Oct 05, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Greater Seattle

Lark - Seattle

I think I like going to Licorous more than Lark.

Oct 05, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Greater Seattle

dried sorrel or hibiscus in syrup in Seattle

I thought it was the same but then I came across an article comparing different types of hibiscus. I'm pretty sure either will work. Semantics I suppose.

My project is going super well. I'm cooking Antigua & Barbuda this week. Only 197 to go! :)

Sep 23, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Greater Seattle

dried sorrel or hibiscus in syrup in Seattle

Awesome, thanks.

Sep 20, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Greater Seattle

dried sorrel or hibiscus in syrup in Seattle

Anyone know where I can find dried sorrel or hibiscus in syrup in Seattle? So far my search has come up empty.

Sep 20, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Greater Seattle

SEATTLE - I want BBQ

Pecos Pit is my favorite for BBQ sandwiches.

Sep 15, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Greater Seattle

Seattle - Looking for a decent meat vendor anywhere from the International District to Downtown to Belltown for Thanksgiving

Don & Joe's in the Market is my butcher. Thay have amazing turkeys and hams for the holidays. Just make sure you order one early.

Sep 10, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

What's Going On at Harvest Vine?

Rumor is that his wife is getting Harvest Vine.

Sep 05, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

Any recommendations for Steelhead Diner?

I love Steelhead. Don't know if you already ate there but Kevin is the nicest chef I've ever met. Their blue plate special is always awesome. Kinda the look what we found at the market this week. Last week I had the best & freshest Sardine I've ever had. They were amazing. Never had a bad meal there.

Sep 05, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

Where to find Maggi seasoning sauce? SE PDX

I get it at Uwajimaya in the sauce isle. I love the stuff. Awesome on a bahn mi or in chicken adobo.

Aug 30, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

SEA Coffee: Vivace, Victrola or Cafe Besalu?

Victrola all the way.

Aug 25, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Greater Seattle

best burger in seattle

For down and dirty Dicks, Burgermaster, and Red Mill burgers are yummy. For fancy deliciousness, Two Bells, Stumbling Goat, and Skillet get my vote. Oh, and the folks who think Seattle doesn't have good burgers have obviously been hit with a serious case of pretentiousness.

Aug 19, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

best burger in seattle

I love the seasonal burger from the awesome folks of Green Go. I get them on sundays at the Capitol Hill farmers market but they have a location in Ballard. They are going to Mexico to farm in late September so support them now. http://www.greengofood.com/

Aug 10, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

Padron peppers in Seattle

Just got some today from Alvarez Farms at the Cap Hill farmers market.

Aug 09, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

203 sovereign states

Thanks BallardFoodie. It definitely helps.

Aug 06, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

Any Philly Cheesesteak's in SEA worth trying?

I love Philly Fevre on in the Central. http://www.phillysteakshop.com/pages/...

Aug 06, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Greater Seattle

203 sovereign states

Thanks Evergreengirl! Super helpful. I will definitely check these shops out. I've only been to The Souk. Good for a few basic Middle Eastern ingredients. and World Spice is intrigued by my idea and will help me get whatever spices I need. I never knew that Bellevue had such a large Persian community. Thanks again.

Aug 06, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

203 sovereign states

Awesome. Never been to George's. Kabul is yummy. Thanks.

Aug 06, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

203 sovereign states

Hey. I'm doing this project for my blog http://thehungerseattle.blogspot.com where I am researching, planning, cooking and blogging about the cuisine of all 203 sovereign states, one per week, in alphabetical order. I start next week with Afghanistan. So here's what I need help with. Foreign groceries, delis, restaurants, etc... I know where the standard (Spanish Table, Delaurentis, Bavarian Meats, etc...) are to purchase foreign groceries/ingredients but I'm sure there are hundreds of shops I don't know about. Middle Eastern groceries? Russian groceries? The list of nations is on my blog and if you know of any place that I could go for ingredients or even a meal for inspiration I would super appreciate it. Thanks.

Aug 05, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

Paladar Cubano

We had Paladar yesterday and while still not quite authentic, it's pretty much the closest you'll get to Miami up here. They had everything right but the bread was still not Cuban bread. They needed a little more pork in them too. They were delicious sandwiches but my biggest complaint was that they were seriously disorganized. It took like over a 1/2 hour to get our sandwiches and when they finally came up they had forgotten one and we had to wait even longer. That's no good for street food. I will go back though because I need my Cubano fix.

Jul 02, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Greater Seattle

Quinn's Gastropub - Seattle

Black Bottle in Belltown is delicious and fits the definition of gastropub as long as you can ignore the pretentious hipsters that fill the place.

Jun 23, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

Need Help -downtown SEA

or try Steelhead Diner, Tavolata, Palace Kitchen.

Jun 23, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

down and dirty

thank you very much.

Jun 06, 2009
Violet Strychnine in San Francisco Bay Area

Not a (Mexican) taco, not a truck

sound great. my next adventure.

Jun 05, 2009
Violet Strychnine in Pacific Northwest

down and dirty

Hey there. I'm bringing my wife to SF for her birthday in July and I already have a bunch of suggestions on upscale places to eat. Any advice on more cheap/delicious places to eat? I'm talking authentic Mexican, street food, etc... Thanks.

Jun 05, 2009
Violet Strychnine in San Francisco Bay Area