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The Eating Places

Welcome to my food blog. I have been very fortunate  to travel extensively and combined with my passion for all things food, I’ve had the opportunity to sample many examples of the food we all love. So you will see foods from the US, Europe, South America and Asia or wherever I happen to be. I also dabble in wine…..I make my own and have an understanding of the nuance of that food. My palate is broad so you’ll see many different cuisines represented in the posts. I’m usually not critical in the reviews but will indicate when a restaurant didn’t quite meet expectations.

I’ve arranged the site by city so if you want to check out Philly or Seattle metro or Sydney just type it in the search box. If you want to check out my must visits they are also listed. There are tags for each post which allow you to search based on common descriptions of the food or restaurant type and for Seattle post there are tags for the various neighborhoods.

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Enjoy!

  • Ethan Stowell Pop Up

    Seattle

    Takeaway: New Orleans style Po Boy. Part of Ethan Stowell Restaurants this popup was all about New Orleans style Po...
  • Ethan Stowell Pop Up

    Seattle

    Takeaway: Lobster Roll. Part of Ethan Stowell Restaurants this popup was all about lobster…whole or on a roll. You order...
  • Grand Central Bakery Wedgwood

    Seattle

    Takeaway: Grand Central Baking Co. This location, in the Wedgewood neighborhood, has been there for about a year but this...
  • Archipelago Seattle

    Seattle

    Filipino takeaway: Archipelago. Before COVID-19 hit, I had snagged a very hard to come by reservation at this well regarded...
  • Mean Sandwich

    Seattle

    Takeaway: Mean Sandwich. Still in Phase 1 so no restaurants are yet open for dining. This is a place that...
  • COVID-19

    Seattle

    Quarantine: Takeout or pickup. Here are links to previous reviews of places that have indicated, at the time of this...
  • Meaty Johnson's Seattle

    Seattle

    Looking for some Q: Meaty Johnson’s. Described as Seattle BBQ…whatever that is, the meat is smoked in house…on the second...
  • Kringles Bakery Redmond

    Redmond WA

    Bakery and a cup of Joe: Kringles Bakery. Happened to be in the neighborhood and having a kringle seemed like...
  • Café Hagen Seattle

    Seattle

    A bit of hygge in SLU: Café Hagen. Opened for just a few months and located very near REI this...
  • Armistice Seattle

    Seattle

    What…another coffee spot in Seattle: Armistice Coffee Roaster. Nice new place just off 65th with not only coffee, espresso, etc....

Recipes

Quarantine: German Sausage. Weisswurst and weiner with blaukraut and potato salad rounding out the plate. And of course no German dish is complete without bread….a classic rye in this case....

Recipes

Quarantine: Teriyaki King Salmon. Homemade teriyaki sauce made this dish served on a bed of sushi rice with a side of fried bok choy. Email me for the teriyaki sauce...

Carnation WA

Mid ride: Sandy’s Espresso and Café. Stopped by this nice little spot with friendly staff and good espresso during a recent bike ride in the area. In addition to java,...

Recipes

Quarantine: Thai Basil Beef with Peanut Salsa. Another Half Baked Harvest recipe but this one is from her cookbook, Super Simple, but here is an online source. Based on our...

Recipes

Quarantine: Dungeness Crab Cakes. Local crab cakes from Met Market with potatoes and fried yellow zucchini. What makes crab cakes? The cocktail sauce….ketchup and horseradish with a squeeze of lemon...

Burlington WA

Chuckanut Brewery: South Nut. Quick stop after a bike ride in the Skagit Valley for a cider…or beer…they have all manner of choices. Very friendly staff so give them a...

Skagit WA

Le Grand Tour: Skagit Valley Farm Stands. Not a recipe or a restaurant but without these places we have no food or flowers. This day we visited: Mossy Gate Flower...

Recipes

Quarantine: Spicy stuffed zucchini involtini. An obvious take on the eggplant version but with the eggplant replaced with zucchini cut thinly with a mandoline and stuffed with pesto and ricotta...

Recipes

Quarantine: Grilled tuna. Amazing piece of sushi grade tuna. Pop it on the grill briefly…..perfect! The sides: wild rice with green garlic adobo from Archipelago and mixed veggies in vinaigrette....

Recipes

Quarantine: In Seattle, what else, salmon. Two versions; different veggies and salmon prep. The second, with farro instead of rice and with seared salmon, was my pick of the two....

Seattle

Takeaway: New Orleans style Po Boy. Part of Ethan Stowell Restaurants this popup was all about New Orleans style Po Boys. You order online for a specific pickup time then...

Seattle

Takeaway: Lobster Roll. Part of Ethan Stowell Restaurants this popup was all about lobster…whole or on a roll. You order online for a specific pickup time then show up just...

Recipes

Quarantine: Pizza at home. This is a great recipe for at home pizza. The only thing that would make it any better is a pizza oven. Alas, I don’t have...

Recipes

Quarantine: Chicken on the wire. Just shows I also like something besides pork for BBQ. Chicken is second on the list with beef a distant 3rd….brisket only…no ribs! This sauce...

Recipes

Quarantine: Egg Roll in a Bowl. Another one to try. It’s Whole 30, Low Card, Keto and Paleo…all in the same bowl! What makes this dish is the creamy chili...

Recipes

Quarantine: Fried Chicken and Cocktails. This is no ordinary fried chicken…it’s all about the breading. The recipe is here and it’s not really deep fried. This version was made with...