Breaking the Diet-Where to Eat???
In May I will be competing in my first Figure competition. In order to compete I must be on a restrictive/limited diet and workout regiment. Post-Competition, I want to celebrate with a AMAZING meal. The show is in Bellevue but I don't mind a drive. I will be done Friday night, so a good place for a Friday and/or Saturday dinner.
What I am looking for: I love ethnic food, Ethiopian, Middle Eastern, Thai, Vietnamese, Sichuan etc. I also have a feeling that there is a good possibility I will be craving a big meaty, cheesy burger. Ideas? I love Asian noodles, dumplings, all things cheesy and meaty
Here are some places I have come across as possibilities:
The burger at Quinn's is really outstanding, and there are lots of fun small plates on the menu that you could share and enjoy some different flavors, if you have a little group.
Since you are open to Asian, and since will already be on the east side, you might also think about the really excellent Thai food at Noodle Boat in Issaquah.
Better yet, Noodle Boat on Friday and Quinn's on Saturday.
Good luck in the competition!
I guess I meant "upscale" in relation to other Vietnamese restaurants like more causal places in the International district. Monsoon isn't really fine dining, but yeah, if you are all on a budget you might be better off at Quinns, or Tamarind Tree or Green Leaf if you decide on Vietnamese.
I love going to Tamarind Tree with a large group; it's a much more satisfying experience that way.
Quinns and Bamboo Garden are also both great choices.