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mcastle Sep 12, 2007 01:26 PM

I am going to Seattle with my husband and have some reservations all ready made, any other recommendations?
Wild Ginger
Crush
Serafino

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    seatonytoaz Sep 21, 2007 11:31 AM

    Not sure if you guys are into finding local spots, but I grew up in Seattle and have since lived in Manhattan and as of late, Phoenix. I'm going home with my boyfriend next month for the Washington-Oregon football game, and I'm taking him to Dick's Drive-In, a good old-fashioned burger place with the best burgers, handcut fries and homemade shakes. It's been around since the 50's and was my mom's hangout in high school. The closest one to downtown is up on Capitol Hill on Broadway. For a quick bite while you're there, I recommend the Dick's Deluxe, fries and a chocolate shake. It's heaven!

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      BenT32301 Sep 21, 2007 11:08 AM

      FYI... on the Food Network, Sunday 9/23, 2:00 p.m. EDT, Giada's Weekend Getaways is about "enjoying a food filled weekend in Seattle." It is a repeat from 1/12/2007 (thank you, TiVo for all of that information).

      I have not seen it, but will watch it as I am also heading to Seattle in late October for a couple of weeks, so trying to find interesting places to eat with my picky-eating partner (who doesn't like seafood). Good thing that eating is not the main reason for our trip!

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        travelchow Sep 21, 2007 11:14 AM

        Thanks for the tip, I will definitely watch it, happen to love Giadas recipes so trust her recommendations

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        lilfoodie Sep 21, 2007 08:22 AM

        Wild Ginger is great.

        Tom Douglas restaurants are always a treat - no matter what some may say.

        The Barking Frog in Kirkland.

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          hamza Sep 12, 2007 02:09 PM

          There are about 10 other threads with this exact theme currently on the front page.

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            jmsvss Sep 20, 2007 08:06 AM

            Yes, and I've learned something different from every one of them - thanks to everyone!!

          2. barleywino Sep 12, 2007 01:42 PM

            Serafina is fine for casual red-sauce Italian but for Northern Italian you might consider Cafe Juanita (in Kirkland), Tulio, or Barolo

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              mcastle Sep 12, 2007 01:57 PM

              We are staying At the Marriott on the water, how far of a drive or walk? We are doing Crush for our anniversary dinner, is that a good idea? Had reservations for Mistral really didn't feel like dropping $500 before wine. I would actually prefer not to do a red-sauced Italian. I make my own great, would like to try something different. Even thought of Matts in the Market, Shiro's, Tilth or Lark

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                barleywino Sep 12, 2007 02:24 PM

                "We are staying At the Marriott on the water, how far of a drive or walk?

                10-15 minute drive, depending on traffic

                "We are doing Crush for our anniversary dinner, is that a good idea? YES

                "Had reservations for Mistral really didn't feel like dropping $500 before wine. I would actually prefer not to do a red-sauced Italian. I make my own great, would like to try something different. Even thought of Matts in the Market, Shiro's, Tilth or Lark

                Would recommend Cafe Juanita over these if you're looking for a more special-occasion venue (20-25 minute drive) or if you want to drop $$$ (with wine) the tasting at Herbfarm in Woodinville, if chef Traunfeld is still there when you visit

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                  mcastle Sep 12, 2007 02:29 PM

                  Thnak you, I will look up cafe juanita.

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                    barleywino Sep 12, 2007 03:27 PM

                    please report back on your trip, thanks!

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                      mcastle Sep 19, 2007 03:16 PM

                      Just had our friends cancel for dinner at Wild Ginger Saturday night, should we keep the reservation or go somewhere else, now staying at The Edgewater and have reservations at cafe Juanita. Thanks for all of your help!

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                        barleywino Sep 19, 2007 04:06 PM

                        you can do Wild Ginger for lunch (different menu) and do another place for dinner

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                          mcastle Sep 20, 2007 02:13 PM

                          Thanks for the tip, I'll report back

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