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A "Remember Moment" in Seattle

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jenngen Jul 31, 2009 03:13 PM

I'd like to have a remember moment in Seattle.

Remember the muffaletta we had at the Central Grocery in N.O.?
Remember the lemon ricotta pancakes we had in Sonoma?
etc...

Will you help me with finding a restaurant, meal, drink, muffin... anything that will help me finish the phrase

Remember the ________ we had in Seattle?

Thanks!

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    jenngen Aug 25, 2009 12:35 PM

    Thanks for all of your advice. Here is my plan:
    Dinners:
    Nishiro
    Sitka & Spruce
    Crush
    Cafe Juanita
    Poppy

    Lunches:
    Market Grill- tuna melt/grilled salmon sand.
    Matt's
    Maximilian- mussels
    Salumi
    Paseo- cuban roast and chicken thigh sandwiches.

    Any place that I should miss/add??

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    1. re: jenngen
      malarkey Aug 25, 2009 04:27 PM

      wow, you gonna hit ALL of those?? Me, I'd vote for the shrimp sandwich @ Paseo, and definitely a window table at Matt's in the Market (preferably while the sun is going down).

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        jenngen Aug 25, 2009 06:28 PM

        I am certainly going to try. I will report back after my trip...

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          dnamj Aug 25, 2009 09:21 PM

          Second the shrimp recommendation at Paseo. This all sounds great. Nishino is delicious.

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          Lauren Aug 26, 2009 01:59 PM

          I'd swap Place Pigalle for Maximilian. Other than that, you've got a great list!

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            christy319 Aug 26, 2009 02:09 PM

            I'd keep your Maximilien visit to happy hour, and bonus points if you make it there during good weather so you can sit on the view deck. I'm not sure I'd go solely for the mussels if the weather's bad and you are paying full price.

            I third the shrimp sandwich (Paseo) rec.

        3. Tom Armitage Aug 11, 2009 01:54 PM

          My “remember list” includes:

          Veal sweetbreads at Café Juanita
          Blood sausage at Harvest Vine
          Galician-style octopus at Harvest Vine
          Green mango salad at Tamarind Tree
          Meatballs at Salumi
          Croissants at Café Besalu
          Fresh oysters at Elliott’s

          I also remember, with undying affection, Peter Cipra’s amazing Bavarian Duck at Labuznick. Actually, everything Peter cooked was magnificent.

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            itsonlyfood Aug 9, 2009 04:52 PM

            BBQ Pork sandwich, mild, and ask for "extra messy" at Pecos Pit BBQ,
            2260 1st Ave S (206) 623-0629. M-F lunch only. Eat outside.

            1. terrier Aug 9, 2009 11:38 AM

              Tajarin with ragu at Spinasse. Dear lord.

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                PAO Aug 5, 2009 10:38 AM

                Forgot to mention the French fries at Sambar . . . . and there was a fresh cherry float I had at Cafe Juanita that I still think about . . . .

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                  duck833 Aug 4, 2009 06:29 PM

                  I started at north end of Pike's Market, first coffee at Starbucks #1 (I know, but it was the first location). Then a hot Palmier at La Palmier, another few blocks down a hot Char Siu Bao from the vendor on the sidewalk, baked not steamed. Nice walking breakfast.

                  1. RandyB Aug 4, 2009 03:42 PM

                    The Bohemian Roast Duck at Labuznik with dumplings and red cabbage. That duck tasted as good as the famous pressed duck at the Tour d'Argent in Paris.

                    Many of my other Remember Moments are also from Labuznik, but I'll stop with the duck.

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                      Leper Aug 4, 2009 06:09 PM

                      Randy, The poster is seeking a "current" remember moment, not a restaurant that has been closed for years. Given that, I miss Labuznik the first cold rainy day of every fall. What a wonderful place for a great food experience.

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                        PAO Aug 11, 2009 09:31 AM

                        Yes, yes! Have never had duck like that since. Could rarely order anything else there because I loved it so much. Thanks for bringing back the memories!

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                        eat.rest.repeat Aug 3, 2009 04:02 PM

                        The rabbit at Cafe Juanita
                        The chicken thigh sandwich at Paseo
                        The french onion soup at Lynn's Bistro in Kirkland
                        The scallops (eaten raw at home) from Mutual Fish
                        The meat sampler from Salumi
                        and to a certain extent, the eggplant fries at Poppy because while I didn't think they were that great at the time, I have since found myself thinking about them.

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                          PAO Aug 3, 2009 01:48 PM

                          The El Diablo (chocolate/chili/soft meringue/caramel/toasted almond dessert) at Tango's. . . . The green mango salad with grilled shrimp at GreenLeaf. . . . The rabbit at Cafe Juanita . . . . The roti canai at Malay Satay Hut. . . .

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                            stolenchange Aug 10, 2009 10:07 PM

                            The El Diablo never ceases to amaze.

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                            bergeo Aug 3, 2009 11:39 AM

                            The cuban roast sandwich at Paseo's (4225 Fremont Ave N)

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                              sbgirl Jul 31, 2009 09:57 PM

                              _____ the amazing selection of oysters at happy hour at Brooklyn Grille. Ruined me for oysters almost anywhere else (barring Swan Oyster Depot in San Francisco).

                              ____ the catfish sandwich at lunch at Matt's at the Market.

                              ____

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                                Leper Jul 31, 2009 06:19 PM

                                The Sqechuan crab at Seven Stars Szechuan Restaurant. Every visitor I have taken there has left in awe.

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                                  GreenYoshi Jul 31, 2009 04:02 PM

                                  Just a quick brainstorm...

                                  Microbrew (from whatever brewery you find to be your preference Pike's, Georgetown, Maritime, Hale's, Diamond Knot, etc)
                                  Tom Douglas Crab Cakes
                                  Steamed mussels from any number of different places
                                  Alaskan King at your fav seafood place WSG, Ray's, Ponti

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                                    mrnelso Jul 31, 2009 09:00 PM

                                    Take those mussels upstairs at Maximilien in the Pike Place Market.

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