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Serious pie= just serious OK

Chris Bianco is overrated.....So is his pizza...So is the wait for his ego on a plate......

May 24, 2011
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

Rehearsal Dinner locations

and there are other tasty bites for dad the no steak eater....while Barolo is not cutting edge cuisine it is solid and I have had many good meals there

Feb 25, 2010
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

Rehearsal Dinner locations

I am pretty sure the long table at Borlo can fit 20 plus. I was there roughly 2 years ago with a group about that size and had a fantastic meal. The highlight was, get this, their filet mignon (we had a prest menu by the folks throwing the party). I hate to admit that steak was one of the better I have had in Seattle. It was perfectly executed and served with a nice, shiny red wine reduction....

Feb 25, 2010
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

Charcuterie/Salumi classes Seattle

Here is the link. You may have to scroll to the bottom right to see the pricing. Basically, $90 for morning session and $150 for both morning and afternoon sessions.

http://www.seabreezefarm.net/butchery...

Feb 20, 2010
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

Pambiche - I walked out...

I have always been under the impression that part of a server's job was to not only be informed of the menu, but also have the ability to inform others about the menu regardless of how many questions there are.

I will also say that generally when I go to a restuarant I do not look at other tables to see if they are ready to order, or not. Is that rude of me to make sure that when I come in to a restuarant that I am not concerned about every body sitting around me? I mean, I am there for myself and to enjoy myself, not to worry about whether others have ordered or not. And if I do not understand a handful of items, is it rude to ask a handful of questions. Again, I am there to enjoy myself and get as much as I can for myself, not the folks at table 24 or the folks at table 35.

Feb 14, 2010
passionfoodie in Metro Portland

Charcuterie/Salumi classes Seattle

Thanks for the heads up. I have tried to connect with them via email, but will also stop by the store to try to get a few leads. Thanks, again!!

Jan 27, 2010
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

Charcuterie/Salumi classes Seattle

I am curious as to whether there are any charcuterie or salumi classes in Seattle? My search of these boards resulted in Culinary Communion, but they are now closed.

Are there any options out there in Seattle?

Jan 22, 2010
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

good indian in Seattle?

I used to enjoy Roti quite a bit. Then, one day it seemed that they got heavy handed with the salt and on the past several times I visited it was like eating and Indain-spiced salt lick with lamb flavoring. Needless to say, I have stopped going. Maybe that has changed? And, are they still open? For some reason I thought that they have closed their doors......

Jan 04, 2010
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

Portland Knife Sharpening

If time is not a concern of yours you could always send them to Bob Tate in Seattle at Seattle Knife Sharpening. http://www.seattleknifesharpening.com/. Bob Tate learned from the best in the biz--master bladesmith Bob Kramer--and will put the best egde imaginable on your knife. I highly recommend him and nobody else touches my knives.....

Jan 04, 2010
passionfoodie in Metro Portland

Is Malay Satay Hut Open for business?

And just for future reference........ I called the Redmond location and it turns out that the location in the ID does not open until 4:30. Bummer for me.......

Nov 09, 2009
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

Is Malay Satay Hut Open for business?

i should have specified I am asking about the location in Seattle

Nov 09, 2009
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

Is Malay Satay Hut Open for business?

I am curious as to whether Malay Satay Hut is open. Hours on the website say they open at 11:30, but the past few times I have been there (around noon) they have been closed. Did they shut their doors? I am hoping to go there for lunch today and don't want to make the trip if the are out of business.

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Malay Satay Hut
212 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA

Nov 09, 2009
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

Bahn Xeo in Seattle

pho bac on 7th and jackson has it, too. it is bigger, better and cheaper that both greenleaf and tamrind tree

Nov 03, 2009
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

Seattle wedding caterers

I second Jasper's. They did our wedding and the BBQ was awesome (really good in this city full of bad BBQ)!!! Good job on smoking the meats and the sauce (not sugary tomato paste) was served on the side. I too wish they had a restaurant to visit because it would be nice to eat their food again.

They were also reasonably priced and the food was endless. On top of it all they were super friendly. Great experience all around and I highly recommend them!!

Oct 23, 2009
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

Best BBQ and Best Pho Dallas

Thanks for the recs! Pho Bang sounds great (especially with another restaurant owner there eating their goods!!). And I love, love, love not only bahn mi, but pate bahn mi!!! definately will have to check out La Me, too. So I maybe some recs for steamed baguette, bahn xeo, claypot foods, or other dishes that are not to be missed?

The sad thing that I have been finding out is that Dallas is not the place in Texas for BBQ. What a shame!!! Turns out I have a car and I am more than willing to travel to find the good stuff. I will check out the recommended blog, but any other places within an hour or two outside of Dallas? Thanks for the help!!!

Sep 15, 2009
passionfoodie in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best BBQ and Best Pho Dallas

I know that these are 2 completely different foods but are 2 of my favorite. I am a Seattle hound looking for the best of both worlds in Dallas. We are severely lacking in anything that resembles BBQ up here in the Pacific NW and the boards here have not given me much direction. So what is the best? What do I have to have to have and where?

Pho, on the otherhand, is a staple in my diet and I am curious to what Dallas has to offer. Seems folks of here like Pho Bac, Pho Bang, Pho Pastuer? Any thoughts on who has the best broth?

Any help with either of these would be a big help and if there is anything around the Hilton Anatole on Stemmons Freeway that would be even better (will be willing to travel, though!!). Thanks!!!!

Sep 10, 2009
passionfoodie in Dallas - Fort Worth

Pink Food Stand @ Shilshole?

Paseo!!!! Go there...Better yet, run as fast as you can and enjoy!!!

Apr 23, 2009
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest

Seattle -- Caputo Rosso Pizza Flour

Part of me wants to say that it is not imported into the US, but I think I have seen it online from a US company--search La Cusine . That is not quite in Seattle, but it may be your best bet. I have seen the Caputo Pizzeria 00 flour around town (also in a blue bag, but different than the Extra). It is not as strong as the Rosso, but stronger than the Extra. If you find it in town, keep me posted. I'd love to try it!!

Apr 23, 2009
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest

Weekday Breakfast Downtown or Pearl

I second Kenny and Zuke's, but it is a far cry from Le Pichet.

Here is an article I found in Portland Monthly that was left in the hotel were I was staying last time I was down. It is all about breakfast spots and was helpful when I was there.

http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/eat...

Apr 11, 2009
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest

Portland VS. Seattle

I want to thank you all for your feedback. I have lived in Seattle for many years now and every time I am in Portland I have experiences with food that I wish I could have in this city. The food here in Seattle just does not excite me like what I have enjoyed in Portland over the past couple years. Do I dare say that I have had my fill and I am bored with Seattle? Please go easy on that one.......

Apr 01, 2009
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest

PDX - Al Forno Ferruzza - new pizza joint

i haven't been yet. is it wood fired? sounds more neapolitan than sicilian style......

Mar 30, 2009
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest

stumptown vs cafe vita

thoughts either of these?

i lean towards stumptown. not only is the drip far superior, but the espresso is far more balanced instead of the straight bitter shots pulled by the folks at cafe vita. on top of it, the apothetic service at cafe vita tends to make me boycott even going into one of their places.

Mar 30, 2009
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest

Portland VS. Seattle

I know this link has come up in the past but I want to hear what you have to say on the subject of Portland vs Seattle as the Pac NW foodie meeca because there have been so many changes in both citites very recently. No holds barred here. High end vs cheap eats, variance in cuisine, service, breakfast foods, pizza, everything. Or if there is somethiing that you like, or dislike, so much about one that you cannot hold it in any longer write it down. I know this is a broad thread, but I reallly want to hear what you have to say.

Mar 30, 2009
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest

BBQ or Pig Roast

Thanks for all the leads!! I have also found out about Jaspers BBQ and have heard some good things about them. Has anybody tried them before?

Dec 12, 2008
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest

Where can I get fresh yeast in Seattle?

you can find 1 ounce cubes in most grocery stores and is becoming more and more available. i used to find it at the safeway down in columbia city. make sure you look in the egg/dairy section of the store since the yeast needs to remain cold.

Dec 03, 2008
passionfoodie in Greater Seattle

BBQ or Pig Roast

Howdy,

I am throwing a party for 80-100 people and I am curious as to whether there is a GREAT company that can cater a killer BBQ or pig roast (which would be really cool!) bash in the Western WA area. Texas, Memphis, Carloina style takes back seat to quality. Looking for somebody that can come to me and blow me away with their food.

Previous threads have mentioned Longhorn (not impressed), Jones (not in a million years) and Armdillo (not sure). Any help?

Nov 23, 2008
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest

Veil, Barolo, or Crush...which would you choose?

I'd opt for Lark instead of any of those 3......

Sep 29, 2008
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest

First Time in Seattle

If you must do a Tom Douglas restaurant, hit up the Palace Kitchen instead.

Sep 14, 2008
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest

Pud Ba Mee

I have been in search of this dish for a long while. Racha Queen Anne was the only place I could find it and it seems that they took it off of the menu years ago. Where can I find the best these days?

Sep 12, 2008
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest

Curry leaves in Seattle?

i saw them at uwajimaya just a few days ago......

Sep 01, 2008
passionfoodie in Pacific Northwest