Friday, November 4, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
317 Garfield St S.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Okay I'm Norwegian so I'm not entering any jalapeno eating contests, but I still like a little spice in my food. For the most part; however, I like to taste the food and not get a 3rd degree burn in the process. The Social Bar and Grill is in a great setting on the Thea Foss Waterway. Their menu has a spanish flair and is filled with interesting combinations that are all reasonably priced. I just needed some more of the Cassava doughnuts they bring you at the beginning of the meal to temper the heat that emanated from every dish. We tried three different dishes. First the Smoked Pork & Pineapple Tacos ($8), which sounds like they should have a some spice with onion, cilantro, jalapeno and slaw, but look at the picture...all those green chopped up things are fresh jalapenos along with the sliced ones on the side! Whew!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
First was a really great sounding place called The Harbour Public House, anything called public house peaks my interest. We had the Classic Montreal Poutine that was described as having Mt Townsend creamery cheese curd and house made gravy. The fries were overcooked, the gravy was bland and the cheese was cold and rubbery...so disappointed! The Smoked Salmon Tartine (French open faced sandwich) was okay but the house smoked salmon was dry and the dressing under the greens was too heavy on the vinegar to be any help. Overall I wasn't terribly impressed with the Harbour Public House, swarms of flies, lackluster service and blah food, which is a shame because its such a great waterfront location. Harbour Public House, 231 Parfitt Way SW, Bainbridge Island.
Our little excursion was definitely redeemed at the next stop, Cafe Nola. Bacon wrapped peaches with gorgonzola cheese and a lovely glass of Chardonnay absolutely appealed to my love of the sweet savory combination. Great little neighborhood to walk around and try different places. Cafe Nola, 101 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island.
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Monday, August 1, 2011
|Chef Thad about to present our next course|
|Bison tenderloin tartare|
You know how you have such wonderful memories of an evening and you think they must be exaggerated? Maybe you had a little too much wine, maybe the stars were aligned just right and that magic can’t be repeated. Here we are sitting with great friends that we made at last year’s dinner, talking about our sense of community with the farmers who grew the fresh produce and I realize the enchantment has only grown and I can’t wait until my next reunion with Peace of the Earth Farms and Brix 25.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Bite at the Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma WA 98402
No bite at the Bite, all velvety earthy and even looks like a cloud (I mean look at that dish...it looks like you could lay your head on it). Three cheeses, truffle oil and shaved truffles, it's $15 and worth every creamy bite.
2705 6th Ave.
Tacoma WA 98406
Made with Cougar Gold cheese, great bite. Let me make one caveat, it has a great bite "sometimes". It seems inconsistent, one time way too salty, one time no bite. Most of the time great though! A small is $7 and large is $12. No reason to mess around with a small!
Top of Tacoma Bar
3529 McKinley Ave.
Tacoma WA 98404
Order it with prosciutto and tomato - that's all I'm gonna say, I mean really it's amazing! $9.50 add $1.50 for the tomato and prosciutto. It comes with salad and garlic bread, it's the best deal.
1913 N 45th St.
Seattle WA 98103
Crunchy and wonderful. Made with spaetzle and black sesame seeds, loved the contrast of the creamy inside and the crispy outside. $10
This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the great mac n cheese in the Puget Sound but rather a broad sampling and I do mean broad, from Joule (Rachel Yang of Iron Chef Fame) to the wonderfully gritty Top of Tacoma bar...you can't say I don't get around! There will be more mac n cheese to come, I want to try Rosewood Cafe and Stink in Tacoma and JW's in Gig Harbor. Any other suggestions?
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Roadside burger heaven! I had the braised onion burger with horseradish havarti and my partner in burger noshing had the fried oyster sandwich. All burgers come with a choice of beet chips, herb fries, cole slaw or potato salad. Cute little place with picnic tables inside and out and stacks of time life books for perusing while you wait. The burgers are all hand made and the buns are amazingly hefty and made at a local bakery. My burger was drip down your arm good! I'm not a fan of the super skinny crunchy fries but their flavor was great. Beet chips? How cool is that? They were delicously crunchy and salty. I can't wait to go back and try the cole slaw, the potato salad and all the rest of the burgers! Drive over the Purdy Bridge out 302 to the Gourmet Burger Shop and make sure you get plenty of napkins! Yum!