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Caffe Ladro (Pine St) – Seattle, WA

October 8th, 2010 · No Comments

While Seattle is probably best known for Starbucks, at least on the West Coast it is known for its great coffee scene. We’ve looked around before but haven’t committed to a city-wide coffee search. At least this trip we got a bit of a better idea what’s going on by searching out some of Seattle’s […]

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Tags: Cafe · Coffee · Seattle

Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant – Seattle

May 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Well – outside of Vietnam – this is one of the best vietnamese restaurants in which I have eaten. It satisfies the trifecta of great eating – the food is fresh, tasty AND cheap. Can you believe it cost just over $50 (including tip) for a meal for 5 people with seafood/meat dishes!!!! I guess […]

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Tags: Asian · Favorites · Kid-friendly · Seattle · Vietnamese

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

October 20th, 2007 · No Comments

During the obligatory visit to Pike Place Market (post-Victrola), we wandered around and found this place – packed with people, waiting to pounce when they brought out another tray of their penne and cheese. We tried both the “Mariachi Mac & Cheese” and their traditional Mac & Cheese – and both were good. Were they […]

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Tags: Seattle

Victrola Coffee Roasters

October 20th, 2007 · No Comments

As the Seattle trip was all about the food, and we knew that Seattle has a great coffee scene, we decided to find out what this good coffee thing was all about. Looking around on chowhound, we found this place, and as it was just a short hike up the hill from downtown, we decided […]

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Tags: Coffee · Seattle

Top Pot Doughnuts

October 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Its website tells the story, “Began in February 2002 out of a small brick storefront on north Capitol Hill in Seattle, Top Pot paired a vintage aesthetic with a gourmet spin on the old “coffee and doughnuts” routine. “ And that pretty much sums it up. These are great, huge, cake-like doughnuts. The decor is […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Seattle

Salumi

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

The picture above says it all. Simple food – meat and cheese. Salumi (singular: salume), as our friends at Wikipedia tell us, are meat products which are usually cured and predominantly made from pork. Everything about that last sentence was beautiful. But wait – that meat in the picture above was cured in-house, by people […]

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Tags: Favorites · Italian · Seattle

Lark

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

We found this place on (as usual) chowhound.com and it sounded like a place not to miss while in Seattle. It was opened by a local chef, John Sundstrom who had achieved quite a popular local following working in other notable Seattle restaurants such as Campagne and Dahlia Lounge. Knowing that Lark didn’t take reservations, […]

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Tags: Seattle

Licorous

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

T: While waiting for our table at Lark, it was suggested to us by the maitre d’ at Lark that we drop by next door at Licorous – the bar owned by the same people as own Lark. Two words: Great idea. A super-funky bar, big enough to be comfortable but not so big that […]

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Tags: cocktails · Seattle