Posts filed under: Seattle Metro

Seattle

COVID-19: Takeout or pickup. Here are links to previous reviews of places that have indicated, at the time of this post, that they are open during our stay at home...

Seattle

Looking for some Q: Meaty Johnson’s. Described as Seattle BBQ…whatever that is, the meat is smoked in house…on the second floor no less! Three types of sauce are offered…mild, medium...

Redmond WA

Bakery and a cup of Joe: Kringles Bakery. Happened to be in the neighborhood and having a kringle seemed like a great diversion before returning home. Nice selection of baked...

Seattle

A bit of hygge in SLU: Café Hagen. Opened for just a few months and located very near REI this is a perfect spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch or early...

Seattle

What…another coffee spot in Seattle: Armistice Coffee Roaster. Nice new place just off 65th with not only coffee, espresso, etc. but also a full bar and…they know how to steam...

Bellevue, WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:41 pmJianbing: Me and Crêpe. Started in Richmond BC and more recently has moved into Shanghai…reverse migration. This location, in Bellevue Square, open...

Seattle

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 04:55 pmUniversity Village Sushi: Bamboo Sushi. Located in the space formerly occupied by Blue C Sushi, they are a Portland chain that promotes...

Bellevue WA

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 04:57 pmJapanese sandos: Tres Sandwich House. Recommended by my daughter, who is a bit of all things Japanese nut, it’s a great find...

Seattle

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 04:58 pmAfternoon cup of joe: Stone Way Cafe. Just happened across this popular spot and decided to give it a try. We weren’t...

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Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:45 pmQuick stop for lunch: Homegrown. One of about a dozen outlets in the metro area this visit was to the University Village...

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Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:45 pmA bit of Bainbridge Island: Café Hitchcock. Part of the growing Hitchcock group of restaurants, this one is downtown in the Exchange...

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Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 05:02 pmState Hotel: Ben Paris. The name may seem a bit odd but there was a Ben Paris, a well known Seattle sportsman...

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Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 05:03 pmOut shopping: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya. This is chain from Tokyo that has a number of outlets in the Seattle metro area....

Kenmore WA

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 05:04 pmThey know how to steam milk: Diva Espresso Kenmore. Located in The Hanger this is another of about a 1/2 dozen locations...

Kenmore WA

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 05:05 pmA seaplane base…really? Seaplane Kitchen. Well…not really but the base is close by and seaplane flights leave daily to many places around...

Seattle

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 05:07 pmGroup dinner: La Cocina Oaxaqueña. Dinner for about a dozen but we ordered from the standard menu so I feel more confident...

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Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 05:08 pmEurasian fusion: Cook Weaver. Reading about this place I was intrigued by the description of the food as well as the space....

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Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:50 pmNeeds a little prep: Rain Shadow Meats. Grab some charcuterie…..gotta try the chicken liver paté…. and a steak for later and you’re...

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Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:51 pmJava and pastries: Broadcast Coffee. This is the location of their roastery. They also have a couple more locations around the city....

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Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:37 pmAward winning chef: Tilth. One of the first places in Seattle to serve organic, locally sourced food before it became chic. It...

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Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:28 pmMaybe the best biscuit in Seattle: Marmite. Hard to get a great biscuit in Seattle but this has to be one of...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:29 pmAn old standby: Dahlia Bakery. It’s all about the triple coconut cream pie….for which they are famous but, they have a number...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:30 pmNew spot, old name: Uncle Lee’s Kitchen. It used to be located about a mile away but recently moved and reopened a...

Woodinville WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:31 pmArtisan fast food pizza: MOD Pizza. All made to order….from any of 30 toppings and in a pizza oven no less! It’s...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:03 pmHard to come up for air: Deep Dive. For sure the most unique bar in Seattle. It’s located below the Amazon Spheres...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:14 pmNew place in an old spot: Mr West U Village. Located in the space previously occupied by a cooking store, this is...

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Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:15 pmSushi on the Ave: KU. Started the afternoon at The Mountaineering Club and caped off the day with a bit of sushi……more...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:22 pmPopular Brewery: Populuxe Brewing. The Tide faithful gathered here to kick off the football season and there’s nothing like beer and biscuits...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:40 pmIt never disappoints: Westward. The space is outstanding and one of the best places in Seattle for dining outside. Right on the north...

Seattle WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:42 pmYou gotta go for the views: Mountaineering Club. There has been a real stir recently about this bar on the rooftop of...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:47 pmSoft opening: Dough Zone. There are about a 1/2 dozen locations of this local chain in the Seattle metro area and I...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:48 pmDandan Noodles: 7 Stars Pepper. My first experience with these noodles was in China a few years back and I’d been looking...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:56 pmLunch on the water: Agua Verde. Under new ownership and with a new chef. Plus…….the Marina Cantina is also new and outback,...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:10 pmSzechuan on Capitol Hill: Chuan on Capitol. I had heard a bit about this place and it’s only a short walk from...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:09 pmHappy but a bit sad: Bistro Shirlee. Recently acquired by Renee Erickson, Saint Helens has been remade into Bistro Shirlee. While I’m...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:18 pmRecommended by a friend: Le’s Deli & Bakery. Looking for a great Bánh Mi and this place came highly recommended so I...

Bothell WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:30 pmOn the list: Stack 571. I was in the general area to have this year’s rosé analyzed and decided to stop by...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:32 pmOne of the 2 or 3 best places for pastries in Seattle: Café Besalu. I think this place ranks just behind my...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:32 pmPike Place Market: Three Girls Bakery. Quick “breakfast” while visiting the Market. Not the best bakery in Seattle but it is very...

Seattle

Last updated on March 8th, 2020 at 11:12 pmImpossible Burger: Meet the Moon. We had been looking…all over for the Impossible Burger….and didn’t even know they had it on the...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:21 pmNot 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...

Bellevue WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:22 pmNeeded some Q: 3 Pigs. This is one of our go to places in Seattle for BBQ. Story is that it was...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

Last updated on February 15th, 2020 at 10:55 pmFinger licking good & it’s not the Colonel: Bonchon. They have multiple restaurants in the US and about 300 worldwide but this...

Seattle

Last updated on February 15th, 2020 at 10:58 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 February 15th, 2020 at 11:00 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 February 15th, 2020 at 11:07 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...

Seattle

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 07:08 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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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,...

Seattle

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 03:53 pmShould be on your foodie bucket list: Tarsan i Jane. This place has been on my list for some time….due to my...

Seattle

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:32 pmChocolate nirvana: Theo Chocolate Store. This place needs to be on the short list of all chocoholics and while their chocolates are...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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....

Seattle

Last updated on March 10th, 2020 at 10:21 pm“BBQ” in Seattle: Brileys. Hard to find great BBQ in this town but finally visited this place after it was suggested to...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

United States

Last updated on September 22nd, 2019 at 08:57 pmThe Eating Places: James Beard Award Winners 2018. Best new restaurant: JuneBaby, Seattle. Outstanding restaurant: Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham. Rising star chef...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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....

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 03:58 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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

Last updated on December 21st, 2019 at 03:48 pmAn homage to all things meat: The Shambles. Maple Leaf butchery and restaurant specializing in house made sausage, meats and charcuterie. The food...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...

Seattle

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...