Archive | January, 2012

The Mein Man: Pho So 1 Could Be #1

Dish: Pho
Place: Pho So 1, Little Saigon
Price: $6.99, large ($6.15, small)
In the bowl: Pictured is #20: pho tai, nam, gau, gan, sach with rare beef, well-done flank, fatty flank, tendon and tripe along with banh pho rice noodles, onions, green onions, and…

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Road Trip to Raleigh

With one day in Raleigh earlier this week, I had an opportunity for a couple of quick meals.

For lunch, J. Betski’s would be the perfect place for something different. The eastern European menu attracted me, particularly the pierogies, as I’ve been preparing some at…

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Pizza Parlor Friday Holler: New York Pizza & Bar

Neapolitan, Chicago, and American. These are the three styles of pizza featured in the first three weeks of this month’s “Pizza Parlor Friday Holler.” For the final installment, this New Yorker headed back down the hill to Lower Queen Anne to visit New York Pizza…

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Sexy Feast: 8 Oz. Burger Bar and a Test of Manhood

Seattle’s burger boom continues. With the opening of 8 Oz. Burger Bar in Capitol Hill, we now have a burger joint boasting about size as a differentiator. The namesake burger, “The 8 Oz.,” is pretty straightforward, featuring a half-pound blend of sirloin, tri-tip, short rib,…

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The Mein Man: Boom Noodle Takes You to Tokyo with Its Ramen

Dish: Tokyo Ramen
Place: Boom Noodle, Bellevue (also in Capitol Hill and University Village)
Price: $10.95
In the bowl: Chashu (braised pork butt), tamago (egg), menma (bamboo shoots), green onion, and a piece of nori (seaweed) in soy seasoned chicken-pork broth
Supporting cast/What to do:…

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Back to Boca: An Odd Assortment of Food

It was back to Boca Raton, Florida last week for a family visit, and the usual challenge of finding good eats. Boca’s not the best place for food (it’s Cheesecake Factory territory), and I had a variety of personal preferences to consider.
Pushing the envelope…

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Pizza Parlor Friday Holler: The Rock Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits

For the third edition of this month’s “Pizza Parlor Friday Holler” feature, I went down the hill to Lower Queen Anne to visit the new Seattle location of The Rock Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits.
The Rock opened its first pizza restaurant in Tacoma in…

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The Rock Serves Up Pizza and (Self) Pleasure

It’s been quite a pizza run. Two weeks ago, Sexy Feast took me to Queen Margherita in Magnolia for thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizza. Last week, in celebration of National Pizza Week, I went to Kylie’s Chicago Pizza in Fremont for a little deep dish action.

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Passport to Pleasure: A Terrific Time in Tofino

Like many world travelers, I love to stare at maps. I’m drawn to distant areas with limited numbers of roads, and am especially intrigued by towns at the ends of such roads, picturing romance in remoteness.
Since well before I moved to the Pacific Northwest…

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The Mein Man: King Noodle Will Make You Feel Like Royalty

Dish: “Noodles Combo”
Place: King Noodle, International District
Price: $6.99
In the bowl: Your choice of soup base, noodles, and toppings (including vegetables)
Supporting cast/What to do: Your server will give you a form (in Chinese and English) and a pen. If you’re having a…

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