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auld lang syne (SEA)

Having moved away from the PNW, dishes i now miss (in no particular order, list is incomplete):

oxtail congee and pan fried shrimp chive dumpling at Monsoon
reuben and pastrami at I Love NY Deli
drinks and house corn nuts at Spur
Totten Virginica oysters at Union
happy hour mussels and smoked salmon on the deck at Maximiliens
lamb peas curry at Cafe Zum Zum
lamb burger w/ avocado at 410 Stewart
burgers at Lunchbox Laboratory
beef short rib sous vide and lobster pappardelle in coral sauce at Crush (and their ice cream sandwiches!)
crispy duck at (OK i'll say it) Wild Ginger
congee at Mike's Noodle house
o-toro at Nishino
sake tastings at Sake Nomi
local IPA's at Beveridge place pub

Seattle things that I don't miss:
restaurants that don't take reservations
coffee
dogs

Thanks for sharing and keep on chowing!

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  1. Barleywino -- Where have you gone? And what are you enjoying in your new climes?

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    1. re: zoogrrrl

      boston-- "new climes" is right (brrrr)

      ps here's a couple more:

      Fried smelts, gumbo, geoduck tostada and lemon curd cake at Steelhead Diner
      Dungeness crab Bibb lettuce salad w/ Green Goddess dressing at Waterfront Seafood grill

      1. re: barleywino

        Well, I don't feel too sorry for you because you are located in a VERY chow-worthy city!! Have you tried a Chacarero yet? (I am drooling right now just thinking about it!!)

        SO MUCH great food!!!

        1. re: boisenewbie

          thanks, chacarero is definitely on my list!

          1. re: barleywino

            I forgot to mention to order the combo sandwich - that's my favorite ... also, Maria's bakery in the North End has the BEST everything. I usually have a few dozen chocolate dipped biscotti shipped to me (along with a loaf of bread) ... but since you live there, you got to try the cannolis and the tiramisu!!!

            Mmmm!!

            I better stop before the powers that be on here delete my posts ... got to keep it local. :-)

    2. barleywino- say it 'aint so. I've always enjoyed your learned and precise input. Hopefully you'll still weigh in and every now and then. Good luck in beantown.

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      1. re: equinoise

        What equinoise said, you'll be missed. Have fun back East and don't be a stranger!

        1. re: terrier

          thanks equinoise and terrier, hounds like you make this board worthwhile! it's been a pleasure and a privilege posting alongside you guys...keep the faith

      2. I was just thinking about you. I realized that I hadn't seen your around town or the boards. Now I know why! Have fun exploring Boston and let us know when you come back to visit.

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        1. re: Lauren

          thanks i will! Tonight i attended a vermouth class where they demo'd making a Carpano Antica replica, among other things, and we got to taste the results-- maybe you can get Jamie Boudreau to start giving classes at Tini Biggs!

          1. re: barleywino

            That'd be great - since we can't get Carpano Antica in Washington!

            1. re: Lauren

              at least you can mail order it TO Washington!...OK i thought of one more missed item: the crispy chicken wings at FuLin in the I.D.