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Sushi on the Ave: KU. Started the afternoon at The Mountaineering Club and caped off the day with a bit of sushi……more precisely….rolls (maki). This is a small place just...

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Popular Brewery: Populuxe Brewing. The Tide faithful gathered here to kick off the football season and there’s nothing like beer and biscuits to get you in the mood…..especially if the...

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It never disappoints: Westward. The space is outstanding and one of the best places in Seattle for dining outside. Right on the north shore of Lake Union with great views of...

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You gotta go for the views: Mountaineering Club. There has been a real stir recently about this bar on the rooftop of the Graduate Hotel in the U District and...

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Soft opening: Dough Zone. There are about a 1/2 dozen locations of this local chain in the Seattle metro area and I recently visited the newest addition…downtown….for their soft opening....

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Dandan Noodles: 7 Stars Pepper. My first experience with these noodles was in China a few years back and I’d been looking to find them in the US ever since....

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Lunch on the water: Agua Verde Under new ownership and with a new chef. Plus…….the Marina Cantina is also new and outback, on the water, pass the paddle club and...

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Szechuan on Capitol Hill: Chuan on Capitol. I had heard a bit about this place and it’s only a short walk from the light rail station so it seemed like...

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Happy but a bit sad: Bistro Shirlee. Recently acquired by Renee Erickson, Saint Helens has been remade into Bistro Shirlee. While I’m sad to see the loss of Saint Helens,...

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Recommended by a friend: Le’s Deli & Bakery. Looking for a great Bánh Mi and this place came highly recommended so I had to give it a try for lunch....

Bothell WA

On the list: Stack 571. I was in the general area to have this year’s rosé analyzed and decided to stop by to see what this place had to offer....

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One of the 2 or 3 best places for pastries in Seattle: Café Besalu. I think this place ranks just behind my number 1 recommendation: Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle....

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Pike Place Market: Three Girls Bakery. Quick “breakfast” while visiting the Market. Not the best bakery in Seattle but it is very conveniently located if you are shopping at the...

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Impossible Burger: Meet the Moon. We had been looking…all over for the Impossible Burger….and didn’t even know they had it on the menu. Not only was it listed, they actually...

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Not a restaurant: DeLaurenti’s. This is one of those places you must visit…if you like Italian food..and even if you don’t…just to see the place. They have aisles and aisles...

Bellevue WA

Last updated on May 25th, 2019 at 05:16 pmNeeded some Q: 3 Pigs. This is one of our go to places in Seattle for BBQ. Story is that it was...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:28 pmTrivia night: Northlake Tavern. A group of us stopped by after a meeting and it just happened to be trivia night. It’s...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:31 pmMore ice cream: Salt & Straw. Very popular place on Capitol Hill. They have a eclectic selection of flavors and pride themselves...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:32 pmFinger licking good & it’s not the Colonel: Bonchon. They have multiple restaurants in the US and about 300 worldwide but this...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:33 pmQuick lunch: Delicatus @ The Hall. Small deli just above the University Street Light Rail station at Benaroya Hall.  It’s very convenient...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:34 pmMediterranean on Beacon Hill: Homer. I’d heard a lot about this relatively new place so I waited awhile to visit, hoping the...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:38 pmHandmade soba noodles: Kamonegi. This chef has gotten a lot of press, including being named a James Beard semifinalist for best chef...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:11 pmMixed Plate: Buddha Bruddah. A bit of Hawaii in Mount Baker. Reminds me of Tinroof on Maui but it’s 3 times larger...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:15 pmDon’t worry, it’s not on the menu: How to Cook a Wolf. I’ve been intrigued by the name and finally decided to...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:16 pmFinally: Shake Shack. I know these are all over the US but this is the first one for Seattle and as is...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:17 pmBooze for 50: The Blind Tiger. Rang in the New Year with the group from work. This is an interesting venue downtown...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:19 pmAt the Amazon Spheres: Willmott’s Ghost. I’ve wanted to visit this new, Italian themed, restaurant by Renee Erickson since it opened in...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:20 pmAll things German: Hans’ Sausage and Deli. Need stocking stuffers? Looking for real German Haribo and not those from Turkey? Need a...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:22 pmHappy Hour: Cafe Pettirosso. We were out doing some shopping on Capitol Hill and our first choice was closed for a private...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:23 pmJazzy food: Jazz Alley. This is a great venue for music so that’s the main draw of this place. That said, the...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:23 pmRecommended by a colleague: Pomegranate Bistro. Located in an industrial looking building in “downtown” Redmond, it’s a bit hard to find from...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:26 pmSouthern food downtown: The Hart and the Hunter. I felt compelled to visit this place….advertised as the second location of the original...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:27 pmMexican American: Super Bueno. Not sure how to best characterize this place…..Mexican cuisine but owned by the Stowell restaurant group which has...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:28 pmOn my list for some time: Revel. Had wanted to visit the original but it is closed until 2019 for renovation so,...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:32 pmShould be on your foodie bucket list: Tarsan i Jane. This place has been on my list for some time….due to my...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:33 pmChocolate nirvana: Theo Chocolate Store. This place needs to be on the short list of all chocoholics and while their chocolates are...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:36 pmRecruitment dinner: Piatti. Haven’t been here since they remodelled. The space is more modern, clean and efficient than before which is a...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:37 pmVery unique space in Ballard: Sawyer. Open since August, the story is that the original space was a sawmill…..looks non descript from...

Woodinville WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:39 pmFinally got a chance to try: Twisted Cuban. I’ve passed this place numerous times riding my bike but hadn’t had a chance...

Seattle

Last updated on May 31st, 2019 at 07:48 pmBeer by the Lake: Magnuson Cafe & Brewery. Finally a place to eat in Magnuson Park. Since that is the case, it...

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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:49 pmFunky little sandwich shop: HoneyHole. Busy spot on Cap Hill with a great space and sandwiches. The sandwich selection is extensive and...

Woodinville WA

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 01:57 pmFood truck and wine: Taqueria los Chilangos. Wine pick up and tasting at Darby Wines which included food. Good tacos and service....

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Last updated on May 11th, 2019 at 05:37 pm“BBQ” in Seattle: Brileys. Hard to find great BBQ in this town but finally visited this place after it was suggested to...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:43 pmReturn visit: Bar Cantinetta. Our prior visit was for a wine tasting menu and I wasn’t that impressed with the food but...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:45 pmMeeting at SeaTac: The Conference Center at SEA. I gotta quit eating like this….at another meeting. Nice space for a smaller meeting...

Bellevue WA

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 09:45 pmBakery near the convention center: The French Bakery. Had a meeting at the Bellevue Convention Center and needed a quick bite to...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:46 pmThai in Maple Leaf: Ban Hua Sai. Decided to give this place a try based on reviews indicating it was the best Thai...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:47 pmLate night cookies: Midnight Cookie Co. Have a craving for cookies in the middle of the night?……they deliver until 3 am! Just...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:53 pmInteresting experience: Manolin. Had an opportunity to have early dinner and this seemed like a good place for the experience since they...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:55 pmStreet party: Off the Rez. Invited by friends to a Saturday night block party……with a food truck. Their claim to fame is...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:56 pmGeorgetown vibe: Ciudad. Not sure how to describe this place…..Spanish……Middle Eastern…..or? They describe themselves as “flavors from the East, vibes from the...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:58 pmOn my list: Flintcreek Cattle Co. This is the sister restaurant to Rockcreek and, as expected, it’s the turf version although they...

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Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:25 pmThe Eating Places: James Beard Award Winners 2018. Best new restaurant: JuneBaby, Seattle. Outstanding restaurant: Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham. Rising star chef...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:00 pmNice spot in Pioneer Square with a great name: Damn the Weather. Business meeting downtown with an option to eat here or...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:02 pmAn old favorite: Boat Street Kitchen (Cafe). It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been to this little jewel but my...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:08 pmSeattle Malasadas: General Porpoise. One of several locations of this very popular spot for doughnuts…..better described as malasadas….the Portuguese variety of doughnut....

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:09 pmItalian near UW: Mamma Melina. I’ve been here several times……including when it was located in the U District but it’s been a...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:09 pmAnother coffee option: Gretchen’s Place. It’s been a while since I have been here and apparently it has new ownership……I knew the...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:11 pmFor biscuit fans: Seattle Biscuit Company First met these guys when all they had was a truck…..now they have a brick and...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:16 pmThe Truck: El Camión. There are several locations (including a brick and mortar in Ballard) and we have visited the one located...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:18 pmVegan ice cream: Frankie & Jo’s. One of two locations, this one is on lower Capitol Hill. The shop is small and...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 02:21 pmNorthern Thai: Soi. Food from the north eastern part of Thailand……the Issan region which borders Laos and Cambodia. Sounded like an interesting...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:21 pmNeapolitan style pizza: Veraci. One of several locations in Seattle…..including a mobile unit usually seen at the Ballard Market….with branches in Spokane...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:21 pmBeer with a twist: No Anchor. Focus is on beer…and variations on that theme. It’s a relatively small bar in the Belltown...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:22 pmExtraordinary dining experience: Harvest Beat. As you know, I’m basically a carnivore but when given the opportunity to experience truly great food,...

Issaquah WA

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 02:45 pmLooking for late lunch: Stan’s BBQ. Hard to find good BBQ in Seattle but thought we’d give this place a try. Located...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:23 pmHad an eye on: San Fermo. I noticed this small restaurant when visiting the Ballard Sunday Market and was intrigued by the...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:23 pmA different dinner for 30: Lark. Unique experience at this well known establishment on Capitol Hill. What was unique?…..our choices, although pre...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:24 pmAn homage to all things meat: The Shambles. New spot in the Maple Leaf area that opened about a week ago. Sounded like...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:25 pmNice spot near Seattle Center on lower Queen Anne for a drink: Solo Bar & Eatery. Eclectic space that feels a bit...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:26 pmWould be even better for dinner and a beer in the summer: White Swan Public House. Located in South Lake Union the...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:26 pmWhiskey anyone? Copperworks. Holiday season party at this downtown distillery of single malt whiskey. Nice tasting room with a bar that is...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:31 pmMore coffee: Caffè Fiore. One of four locations, this one is located in Old Ballard. It’s nice for a quick cup before...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:35 pmQuick bite after a movie: Great State Burger. One of 6 locations in Seattle for this burger outlet. The spin here is...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:35 pmAnother coffee shop in Seattle: Ballard Coffee Works. Part of Seattle Coffee Works this is the Ballard location which is one of...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:35 pmIn Ballard for the Farmers Market and needed breakfast: Porkchop & Co. Just stumbled on this place after a bit of research...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:36 pmBikes and beer in Ballard: Peddler Brewing Co. Going away party for one of our staff…returning home to Texas. Small craft beer...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:36 pmAsian fusion: Wild Ginger. We were downtown for an event and stopped in to once again experience this well known and respected...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:37 pmCoffee outpost in Bryant: Ventoux. All about cycling and coffee at this small spot near U Village. For those of you not...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:37 pmLike a little slice of Paris in the Pike Place Market area: Le Pichet. The menu is very typical of a small...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:38 pmMilanese bakery inside: Starbucks Reserve Roastery. First appearance of Princi Bakery in the US and there isn’t any indication to the uninitiated...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:39 pmVietnamese fast food: Sizzle & Crunch. Right off the Ave in the UW District this recently opened restaurant serves Vietnamese food much like...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:43 pmDoughnuts anyone? Top Pot. Hard to believe I haven’t done a review on this Seattle institution for doughnuts…..I guess it’s because it’s…..so Seattle....

Woodinville WA

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 02:39 pmWine is food: Guardian Cellars. In Woodinville Wine Country on an errand and thought I should pick up a bit more wine....

Woodinville WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:13 pmMore wine as food: Gorman Winery. Another great option in Woodinville Wine Country in the Hollywood School area. Chris is all about...

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Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 08:19 pmOne of my favorite espresso shops: Vivace Alley 24. Doing some shopping at REI and decided to have a quick mocha caramel...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:45 pmIf you’re in South Seattle and you need a food fix: Super Six. Part of the Marination group of restaurants this one...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:45 pmThird location of this Vietnamese restaurant: Ba Bar. Have been wanting to try this location since it was announced in January that...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:45 pmNew spot for ramen in the U District: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka. Great choice on a night with a bit of fall chill...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:47 pmHaven’t been here in a few years: Steelhead Diner. Had a relative in town for business who wanted seafood and this seemed...

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Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:48 pmHave noticed this place while in South Lake Union: Cinque Terre. Modern space serving foods from the region and on the streetcar...

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Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:34 pmIt’s been a few years: Lecosho Downtown to see an exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum and decided this was the place...

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Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:35 pmWhile you shop: Habitant at Nordstrom Ok…ok….you have to have a drink before shopping….right? Even if that isn’t correct, if you’re in...

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Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:35 pmOne more coffee shop in Seattle: Diva Espresso One of about a half dozen locations in the city. This visit was to...

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Last updated on January 28th, 2018 at 08:38 amLocal spot for breakfast: Bryant Corner Cafe Standard breakfast fare at this restaurant north of the UW campus. They also offer lunch...

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Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:36 pmNow for some caffeine: Fuel Coffee One of 3 locations in Seattle but their coffee is more broadly available. It was a...

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Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 01:12 pmFinally got to the brick and mortar restaurant: Monsoon While my previous post was take away, this was my first visit to...

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Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:36 pmHot wings without the wings: Ma’ono Fried Chicken Located inside Rachel’s Ginger Beer at University Village we’ve had our eye on this...

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Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:37 pmAll about the pig: Le Petit Cochon  Had not heard of this place before visiting as part of a recent business outing....

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Last updated on June 26th, 2018 at 10:46 amIf you are looking for French food with a view, this is the place: Maximilien We were entertaining guest from out of...