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Poster:meryddian
Date:2007-06-19 16:07
Subject:Vegetarian choices downtown?
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My boss has been traveling to Seattle quite a bit lately and he stays at the W (1112 Fourth Ave) near the art museum. He's a vegetarian, however, and has felt a little challenged in finding good vegetarian places in the area. (Unfortunately, it seems like most restaurants limit their veggie selections to just salads and/or pasta tossed with veggies. When you travel a lot, you begin to crave variety).

Does anybody have places they'd recommend - it doesn't have to be wholly vegetarian although it'd be awesome if it was - in the downtown area, preferably within walking distance of where he's staying?

Much thanks for any recommendations!

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Poster:riotdorrrk
Date:2007-05-10 13:23
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need to know what restaurants deliver ((through Restaurants ToGo, a third party service) to your workplace/residence/wherever?  go here and filter the list by the appropriate zip code.

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Poster:drexle
Date:2007-03-20 12:34
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Hello,

Is there any good (or even passable) turkish coffee to be had in Lake City? I'm thinking closer to the U-District than to Northgate, if that helps.

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Poster:starbuckzaddict
Date:2006-12-06 21:39
Subject:If I liked Ibiza Dinner Club restaurant...
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Hi. I'm looking for a restaurant with great ambience (trendy, modern decor) with lots of fruity, "girly" cocktail drinks that has a people-watching-esque vibe to it but is still an intimate place to grab drinks and chat with ur girlfriends. I really liked Ibiza Dinner club and am looking for something similiar to that. Can anyone point me to the right place? Anywhere in Seattle would be good. Thanks!

Edit: Classiy, chic, but fun for a girls night out.

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Poster:tenshiemi
Date:2006-08-27 17:06
Subject:The Da Vinci Cafe
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This place has the most tantalizing selection of cold beverages and pastries. So far I've tried the Lavender Mint Limeade, Raspberry Lemonade, and the Blackberry Mint Iced Tea. Every baked good that they sell is gluten-free but honestly you would never guess if no one told you. In particular I enjoyed the rosemary banana bread.

Da Vinci Bakery and Cafe
10003 Greenwood Ave N.
206-782-5735.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/food/281496_coffee11.html

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Poster:sweetnothings2
Date:2006-07-04 16:13
Subject:dinner in seattle HELP
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where is a good place to get dinner, but not to expensive (and kinda close to fairy, but not necessary) ? let me know, :)

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Poster:formicadinette
Date:2006-07-03 13:55
Subject:Korean restaurant recommendations
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What is your favorite Seattle area Korean restaurant? I posted this in seattle and wyntermoonwolf recommended that I post it here as well. Thanks!

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Poster:jackieohhh
Date:2006-05-30 19:50
Subject:pupusas!
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Does anyone know of any pupuserias (restaurants with food from El Salvador) in the north end? There used to be one on about 175th and Aurora, but has closed within the year. Quite sad.
I only know of El Trapiche Papuseria in Burien now, but that's quite far...suggestions?

Thanks much, x-posted.

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Poster:starbuckzaddict
Date:2006-05-25 17:34
Subject:Chinese or Thai restaurant
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Recommendations for a nice, clean Chinese or Thai restaurant noted for ambience and quality of food please! Quick! Preferably in the Northend area or Seattle. Oh, and this is for a big, family group dining. Thanks :)

x-posted

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Poster:hattifattener
Date:2006-05-18 21:45
Subject:Wallingford lunch food
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I went to Wallingford today hoping to get some hombow from Bo Bo Cafe, only to find that it's gone out of business. Darn! My other usual source for a quick lunch in Wallingford, Taco del Mar, closed a while back also. Not that TdM had hombow anyway.

I went to the Hawiian place across the street instead (Hawaiian Breeze). I hadn't been there before. I thought it was pretty good, despite my disappointment at not feeding my hombow urge. The menu there is more Japanese than the Kona Kitchen's, but still has that "Hawaiian comfort food" feel. Presentation was very nice, I thought. Service was kind of slow, but I got there between lunch and dinner, and I think they were cleaning up the kitchen and eating their own lunches when I ordered, so maybe that's why.

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Poster:tenshiemi
Date:2006-04-20 21:14
Subject:The Grouchy Chef!
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9999 Harbour Place, Suite 105, Mukilteo, 425-493-9754
Hours: M-F: 11-2pm, 5-8:30 but arrive early because the specials will run out!

The special was an 8oz New York steak with a Bordelaise sauce for $9.99. It came with a gorgeous salad and roasted potatoes. I had the steak skewers with shrimp mashed potatoes and seasonal veggies. Another person in our party ordered the salmon with the same sides. The skewers and the salmon were $8.99ea. The food came with soup and bottomless soda. It was an incredible deal. The presentation was gorgeous and the food was 4-star restaurant quality. I didn't try the cheesecake and the chocolate torte ($3 & $3.25) but my sister and her bf enjoyed them. I want to go back and try every dish! I didn't personally experience his grouchiness but my bf did. He wasn't sure if he needed to pay for refilling his beverage and the chef growled at him "You didn't pay for it the first time." and later when he tried to leave a tip he got "No tips, I'm not a waiter." He did do all the work himself though, including clearing our table.

Oh yeah, and if anyone tries to go, make sure you turn at the second Harbour Pt where Walgreens is because the street loops around. You have to come around from the back of the restaurant which says CAFE in large letters on the sign.

Xposting to my journal =)

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Poster:tenshiemi
Date:2006-04-12 12:18
Subject:The Grouchy Chef
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9999 Harbour Place, Suite 105, Mukilteo, 425-493-9754

I am dying to try this place out after hearing rave reviews on Weekday. Has anyone been? Apparently the food is dirt cheap ($6-13 including soup and beverage) and fantastic. You just have to be willing to put up with the dirty glares from the chef. I guess he really lives up to his title =D

The Seattle Times review:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/restaurants/2002234441_leson08.html
Other reviews:
http://www.northsounddining.com/index.cfm?page=readerreview&id=464

"Who should go: Masochists with a hunger for inexpensive bistro-style fare eaten in a no-frills setting."

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Poster:starbuckzaddict
Date:2006-03-02 12:24
Subject:Crab Pot
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I'm interested in trying this place out. How was the food? Service? Ambience? Lemme know. Thanks :)

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Poster:starbuckzaddict
Date:2006-02-16 18:41
Subject:Brazilian
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I've never been to one but ones I have seen on TV makes it look so good and well, cool. Can anyone recommend any restaurants in the Seattle area? I was checking out Tempero & Ipanema (sp) but there was a lot of mixed reviews & some inconsistency. Anyways, is there anything I should expect? I never had brazilian food before...

*cross-posted*

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Poster:tenshisuzy
Date:2005-11-16 12:39
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what are good CHEAP eats?

(other than Beth's which makes me smell smokey.. yuck)

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Poster:tenshiemi
Date:2005-08-07 14:12
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What restaurants serve the best foods for eating in the summer? I need some idea for "light" meals since it's so hot out lately >_

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Poster:greencow
Date:2005-07-17 14:41
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does anyone have any recommendations for restaurants in the downtown seattle area? i will be visiting in september for a few days.

thanks in advance!

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Poster:dr4b
Date:2005-06-13 23:30
Subject:Blue C Sushi U-Village, aka "Sushi For Dummies"
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Today I decided to check out Blue C Sushi's new University Village location.

A disclaimer would be that Blue C in Fremont is probably one of my favorite sushi restaurants in town. It's a kaiten-sushi place, meaning there's a conveyor belt and sushi goes around on little dishes with different colours designating how much each sort of sushi costs. You don't usually need to order anything specifically, you just sit at the belt and grab whatever you want as you see it, and you just pay for however many dishes you ate at the end. It's great for the cheap and the indecisive, like myself.

The Blue C in Fremont is pretty cool. In addition to the good convenient quick sushi, they also have funky artwork (a Fremont mural, a photo collage of jidouhanbaiki, and a big screen up on the wall that shows random films and anime and stuff... the bathrooms downstairs have postcards from FrUiTs (or however you capitalize that).) and nice staff, who come over when you press a blue button which turns on a light above your seat.

Now, Blue C in the U-Village is essentially the same. There's still a conveyor belt with sushi going around, and bright colours of dishes, and seats, and the same blue lights. There are screens up on the wall which seem to show random tapes of stuff, and there's a mural, but it's of a street in Tokyo. The sushi costs the same as it does in Fremont -- $1.50/$2.25/$2.75/$3.25/$4.00 for the dishes. As an aside, the good deals here, I think, are unagi nigiri for $2.75, avocado rolls or cucumber rolls for $1.50, tuna or salmon rolls for $2.75, and most other "special" rolls you can think of (spicy tuna, eel/cucumber, shrimp tempura, salmon/avocado, etc) are going to run in the $3.25 category.

But, anyway. The big difference between the U-Village and Fremont is that in Fremont, the stuff on the sushi belt just goes around randomly, and you have to kinda guess what it is on your own. The belt isn't that huge -- I think it takes things about 2 minutes to get the whole way around, and you can easily see what's at the opposite side of it, and dishes are put up right next to each other, filling the belt. If something goes by you that you wanted, it's fairly likely that another one will come around the corner soon enough. Well, in the U-Village, stuff isn't random. All the California rolls are together, all the tuna nigiri is together, all the [insert sushi type here] is together. Also, they have little English tags under everything, right there on the belt -- so it'll say something like "Seattle Roll: Contains salmon, cucumber, and avocado. (RAW)" to tell you exactly what you're getting.

I dunno, but it sort of takes the fun out of kaiten sushi for me in some ways. First off, the belt is huge. I timed it, and it takes around 5 minutes for something to get all the way back around to you. I guess the good thing is, it guarantees certain things will be out there on the belt -- if I see that they have spots for eel-cucumber rolls, I know they're going to put some out there. The other good thing is that people don't constantly sit there asking "Is that eel? Is THAT eel? How about that, is *that* eel?" On the other hand, if you decide you want some scallop nigiri, and it goes by you, there's no chance that another one is coming along soon. You'll have to wait for the belt to go around the whole way before those scallops come back to you.

Anyway, I do highly recommend the place still for people who are indecisive and want to get sushi, and especially those who are bad at figuring out what the random stuff on the conveyor belt is. But it is a bit different than your average kaitensushi experience. (Though I suppose I saw kaiten places in Tokyo that had stuff on them denoting what was on top... mostly as placeholders though, so the chefs would know to restock, and just a few items, not the whole belt.)

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Poster:tenshiemi
Date:2005-05-30 20:54
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The Bamboo Bar & Grill
2806 Alki Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116-2723
(206) 937-3023
http://www.bamboobarandgrill.com/

The Bamboo Bar & Grill is located on Alki beach and it has kind of a Tiki theme. The night I dined there they had a live reggae band playing in the back. I tried the Prawns & Chips (served with fries and tartar) and the Bamboo Skewers (Beef, chicken, prawns, onions, bell peppers, and pineapple). The fries were standard steak fries (think Red Robin) but the prawns were golden & crispy. The Bamboo Skewers are actually on the appetizer menu but they were excellent and probably enough for a meal. The menu is pretty standard bar fare for the most part, although a little heavier on the seafood side. I like to look at other people's food and the appetizers I saw were all pretty sizeable and the food is very nicely presented. I didn't go during HH because I had a coupon but I believe they have $4 apps from 3-6pm daily and 10pm-midnight on Sun-Thurs. This place gets pretty busy on weekends but my server was very good and they have a large selection of tropical type cocktails.

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