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Offline Mike GadgetGeek Stock

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2011, 02:31:47 PM »

The places we hit:

Lowell's at Pike Place Market -  Fairly average food but the best Eggs Benedict in town (that I tried)
1519 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

Etta's, one of the Tom Douglas restaurants, very good food and terrific service. The runner up Eggs Benedict resto.
2020 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

Osteria La Spiga, a wonderful meal with a group of folks that CP works with.  This is a terrific place, I wonder if we have anything like it in Atlanta.  It reminds me of John Besh's restaurant in NOLA - Domenica, except that the food is from a different part of Italy.  I had a wonderful Kurobuta hind shank, possibly the best pig-part I have had in a while. The other 4 folks at the table really liked what they had, from lasagne to delicious made in house pastas and gnocchi with a huge Salumi plate to start it off.  Wonderful experience.

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2011, 11:18:08 PM »
The Herb Farm (just a bit north) has been one of my Top 10 restaurant experiences in the U.S.  Check their website for the "theme" every two weeks.  I happen to hit their truffle dinner...truffle foie gras mousse! is located amongst several wineries (make sure to schedule a visit to Delille and if you can hit them when they are open, Betz).

Sidebar...Betz makes some of the best Syrah I've had in U.S....much like a Cote-Rotie IMO.  Was drinking with friends last year and wanted to see if they had any more of an '06.  Called winery and spoke to Bob's daughter.  When she found out we were drinking their wine, she put Bob Betz on the line and he spoke to us for 20 minutes about the vineyard, the wine, etc.  Even though he has sold out, a very cool guy who said we made his day with our phone call...and he made ours.
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Re: Seattle
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2011, 07:52:53 AM »
Oooh, bring me back something from Salumi....

OMG yes! we hit Salumi for lunch while we were traveling through Seattle on our way back from Vancouver. the Porchetta sandwich is pure heaven!

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Re: Seattle
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2015, 06:25:29 PM »
I want to fill in a a weeks worth of stuff from our trip over the 4th of July to Seattle. 

Here is where I will post it.

Our first off the plane brunch at Loulay's in the Sherraton, I/we usually don't like hotel restaurants but this one is highly regarded and was delicious.  Eggs Benedict for me and an omelet for Deanne ( I think ).

Sunday night we went to a Tom Douglas place Palace Kitchen, it was terrific with small plates and great servers and a great atmosphere.    We shared:
south sound mussels roasted in the fire~garlic sausage, fennel green goddess, sweet onion, ouzo   ( wonderful presentation and cooked perfectly )
chilled broccoli salad~whipped ricotta, spicy chickpeas, anchovy vinaigrette ( interesting toasted chick peas, we had them on several dishes during our week there in Seattle )
"plin" a piedmontese style ravioli~filled with roast pork and chard ( also really good, hand made, with smokey pork )
The waitress pretended it was Deanne's birthday and brought us out a huge slice of their famous dahlia triple coconut cream pie~white chocolate, toasted coconut for us to share.  ( With a sparkler in the top, it was really rich and good. )

A great place.   We would have gone there twice but there are other great restaurants.  We did hit another Tom Douglas restaurant later in the week.
Monday Deanne worked so I roamed the edge of the sound and Uber'd my way to the Pike Place market and walked and chatted

I stopped into The Pike Brewing Company (near the market) for a beer and perhaps some food, but it was busy, and I settled for a beer and a cup of their Famous Dungeness Crab Chowder -  Dungeness crab combined with potatoes, celery, green and red peppers, spices, cream and Pike Pale. Served with crispy oyster crackers -  Pretty good but not stellar in my opinion, good IPA though.

Later I found a terrific oyster selection at Brooklyn Restaurant right up from the market and slid in there for a couple dozen of various oysters and a beer.  The shucker and I hit it off and we tasted about a dozen oysters with him as a guide, a great experience.  Not inexpensive but good.

Deanne had dinner with her Seattle folks so I walked over to the "Tap House Grill" for dinner and to see their beer selection, I had a small bowl of Dungeness crab bisque and some other bar nibbles and called it a night.  Some wonderful beer selections in their 140 tap wall of beers.



Slept late, Deanne worked out of the Seattle office, so I was freed up to roam around.  I had my second Loulay brunch meal, Duck confit salad with a poached egg.  ( Fresh, great confit, well done egg, good conversation with the staff.

Later I went to Taylor Shellfish

 I had a big bold beer (Molotov Lite, by Eviltwin Brewing) and ate a dozen oysters. The had plenty of oysters and their beer was cold.

Later that day we went to three places with folks with Deanne's company.  We hit Casco Antiquo ( an off the beaten path cocina on Pioneer square ),with Deanne had a bowl of chowder and snack food. and chatted.

Then we headed to

Von's 1,000 spirits, we had cocktails there

I am not good with spirits.

Then we headed to:

Etta's another Tom Douglas restaurant.

Manila clams, pea butter, spring onions, bacon, and Ricotta and grarlic greens agnolotti, shaved asparagus, burdock root, nettle butter, green garlic  we added the WARM BUTTERED DUNGENESS CRAB.  ( We all praised and toasted Tom Douglas.  The clams were clean and delicious, the pasta was freshly made and the picked crab was wonderful )



We rented a car and drove over to the other side of the hood canal to HamaHama oyster farm for a visit and tour. 

A wonderful ride over to Bainbridge Island on the ferry and then North to a breakfast spot and then on to HamaHama for a real lesson in oyster farming and marketing.

We ate breakfast at a cute place along the way XXXXX   A good standard breakfast with really great coffee

After our tour and exploring at HamaHama, we headed South so that we could take the Bremerton Ferry back into Seattle giving us a different view. 

 To be continued...............


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