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Offline Marmite Loving Euniculus

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« on: November 22, 2009, 12:04:10 PM »
As many of you guys already know, I'm about 6 months away from finishing pharmacy school and am actively job searching. The Atlanta market is saturated and I'll probably be moving over the summer. Presently I'm applying for jobs in the Austin and Seattle areas.

I already know a bit about Austin, but I was curious if anyone has lived in Seattle or knows some things about it. Any feedback is appreciated.

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 07:00:53 PM »
Seattle is awesome.  Great town, very progressive. Terrific food scene, especially when you consider that EVERYTHING grows there.  Only downsides are the weather (rain, rain, rain) and the cost.  Definitely a higher cost of living than ATL. 

Ahhh, I miss the west coast.  (And Gabriel says hi!   :))

There are things you do because they feel right & they make no sense & they make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other's cooking & say it was good.
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Re: Seattle
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 10:03:27 AM »


I just found out that my B-day present this year is a short trip to Seattle..   Now I ought to do some research..

Anyone have any current info ?

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 10:22:48 AM »
Not really current, but we had a great meal at Crush a few years ago.  Chef Jason just won the James Beard best chef in the Northwest too.

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2010, 11:00:25 AM »
Oooh, bring me back something from Salumi....

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 11:13:48 AM »
Oooh, bring me back something from Salumi....

We missed Salumi because they are closed all weekend.  You have to get there before Friday at 4 if you want anything otherwise you're SOL.

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2010, 12:11:55 PM »
Oooh, bring me back something from Salumi.... 

Just reading about 50 short reviews on Urban Spoon, I detected a hint of it being the Varsity of Seattle, no ?

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/1/3474/restaurant/Pioneer-Square/Salumi-Seattle

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2010, 12:38:27 PM »
Not really current, but we had a great meal at Crush a few years ago.  Chef Jason just won the James Beard best chef in the Northwest too.

Crush was on my list..  and thanks...

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 01:01:55 PM »
Oooh, bring me back something from Salumi.... 

Just reading about 50 short reviews on Urban Spoon, I detected a hint of it being the Varsity of Seattle, no ?

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/1/3474/restaurant/Pioneer-Square/Salumi-Seattle

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As in, line around the block and everyone wants to eat there, yes. As in pedestrian food, nope.

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2010, 01:31:15 PM »
My Seattle wish list is all over the place:

Joule
Rovers
Slim's Last Chance Chili Shack
Lunchbox Laboratory

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2010, 07:43:33 PM »


We have postponed our trip.

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2010, 10:20:55 PM »
I just got back from a trip to Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria - and I have to say - the food scene is alive and well in all 3 locations.

A few stand outs -

Seattle:
- Dahlia Lounge - quintessential Tom Douglas Seattle restaurant - early adopter of farm to table concepts - 20 years and going strong
- Spring Hill - great neighborhood place with concise, well executed menu.  Off the beaten path but well worth the effort
- Salumi - what can I say - I had to try it and it was well worth the 10-14 minutes in line.  Porchetta with peppers and onions - simply melted in my mouth.  Now kicking myself for not bringing home some of the charcuterie.
- Ivar's Salmon House on Lake Union - great setting on the lake with the city in the background.  Been there since 1938 - Opted for this at the laast minute verses Spanisse - no regrets

On a side note - I had some of the best Indian fare that I've ever eaten in Vancouver - Vij is the real deal - I lived in London for a year and ate plenty of tasty curry there - but Vij seems to take it to a whole new level.  If anywhere nearby and have a taste for Indian, I HIGHLY recommend it! 

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2011, 10:19:07 PM »


We have a trip coming up later in the summer.   Damn it's good being married to a smart woman..   ;D

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2011, 05:42:05 PM »

Our trip is coming up. I contacted a couple Bloggers and they responded with a "I don't give a shit" approach.  I also contacted some very nice people in the Seattle area that want to meet up and converse over lunch or dinner if there is time.
It is cold and rainy in Seattle, some of the folks there live up to the weather.

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When facts change, I change my mind.  What do you do?

It's a poor craftsman that blames his tools.

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2011, 02:21:45 PM »
I am unsure about how to do this dialog and many pictures about Seattle..  

Let's start this thing off with our trip out and the first couple days that I explored the Pike Place Market and that Pike Place area and C.P. was working during the day.  I'll add the evening restaurants as posts by themselves and add some local color as I come across it in my notes.  I will be posting a large amount of pictures on Flickr, arranged in sets.

I am editing today, and will be posting today and during this week.

Let's start with breakfast at Lowell's in Pike Place Market, we/I decided to compare Eggs Benedict in Seattle, specifically Crab Eggs Benedict as both CP and I love brunch.  We use Eggs Benedict as a litmus test for a good brunch spot.  Though this EB was the first I/we had tried in the city, it was by far the best with folks on the floor below shucking crab, and bringing it up to Lowell's in big tubs to use in the many crab dishes they have.  Some would say that Lowell's is a tourist trap and expensive for what you get but we were pleased sitting there looking out the window at Puget sound and leisurely starting our day.

What a good way to start the day---  a Hangtown Bloody Mary



And an Oh-so-Good serving of Eggs Benedict served on a fresh chunk on Seattle's Best Sourdough bread.  The egg was perfect, the hollandaise tasted freshly made, the home fries were okay, and they piled on the crab.  Though the picture doesn't show it very well, there may have been a 1/2 pound of good Dungeness Crab on that Eggs Benedict.



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Finding offense where none is intended is a form of selfishness.

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