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. This place is classic….2nd floor space with multiple tables in the Little Saigon area of the International District. It’s about 7 blocks up Jackson from......
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  • Agua Verde
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 the place to be if you are looking for an alfresco experience near the UW Medical Center Montlake Campus. Indoors not much appeared to have......
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 a reasonable spot for lunch. The menu comes to the table via an iPad…or the QR code at each table that you can scan with......
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, Shirlee is a great remake of the former. The space is the same, including the deck area and fire pit. It remains a great space......
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. It did not disappoint. It’s a bakery as well so one would expect a great baguette…spot on. I had the grilled pork variety….I’m sure no......
  • Stack 571 Street View
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. It’s located in the “new Bothell”….blocks of new apartment buildings west of the old town. You’ll find this place on the ground floor of one of......