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    Substitute for Lovage

    Lovage tastes like concentrated celery, so I would suggest celery or celery leaves if you must use something else.
  2. When I was in Portland in August, I thought it was weird that none of the street food places were open at night. After a really early dinner at Apizza Scholls one night, we went out around 10 and the carts were all closed up, on a Friday night. I would think that would be prime-time, especially since we were right near the Pearl District.
  3. Still my favorite place for sushi. Starting in September, Mashiko will begin serving only sustainably harvested/raised seafood. A bold move, the first place in Seattle to do so and another good reason to support them. Make sure you try the black cod liver, blows away monkfish, IMO.
  4. There have been some very favorable reviews of the food at Canlis recently. The kitchen has been shaken up. For what it is worth... ← 'Tis true. I had dinner at Canlis a couple weeks ago and it was spectacular. Totally different than the staid menu that kept me away for 10 years. Service is still the same. Key is to ask the server to directl you toward the dishes that are in the new chef's style rather than Canlis standbys, which are still scattered throughout. ← And for a completely different viewpoint, WTF? ← Perfectly captures the perspective of Canlis regulars on the changes Franey has made. They don't want progress of any kind, they want to be able to always go and get the steak and lobster tail, which I find boring. That, and I don't think his winter menu was as strong, but it was his first out of the gate, what would anyone expect?
  5. There have been some very favorable reviews of the food at Canlis recently. The kitchen has been shaken up. For what it is worth... ← 'Tis true. I had dinner at Canlis a couple weeks ago and it was spectacular. Totally different than the staid menu that kept me away for 10 years. Service is still the same. Key is to ask the server to directl you toward the dishes that are in the new chef's style rather than Canlis standbys, which are still scattered throughout.
  6. Caffe Ladro at 1st and Union? ← I like the drip coffee at Ladro a lot, but IMO, the espresso kind of sucks. One block south (1st & University) is Stella Cafe, which serves the best espresso I've ever had (please note that the breadth and depth of my espresso experience pales in comparison to many who take it more seriously). Not sure how late they stay open.
  7. My best recent meal was at Olivar on Capital Hill. Not just great food, but its hard to beat the room for warmth and intimacy.
  8. Good Looking out! Ill note that - we were gonna go pick up our large order of stuff to take home on Monday before we fly home. Does anyone know of a good bakery/chocolate shop in the downtown area? ← Belle Epicurean in the Fairmont is a fantastic bakery. Chocolate Box on Pine St carries a variety of local and not so local chocolates.
  9. She was working at Starbucks until getting cut in the last round of layoffs. http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/ally...ets_sliced.html
  10. She was working at Starbucks until getting cut in the last round of layoffs. http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/ally...ets_sliced.html
  11. I keep meaning to do a full write-up, but haven't carved out the time. Short answer is that I'm a bit conflicted. While some of the food was excellent, there are limitations imposed by the 'family-style' format. Bottom line is that my level of enjoyment had more to do with the experience as a whole than specifically what was on the plate. I also came away feeling that the value ($80 pp) was boderline for the food, but good with wine ($30 pp). People who prefer food in the Italian idiom (good ingredients, simple prep) and like the communal table thing will get the most mileage from the Corson Building.
  12. Ferro's in the Market carries prime ribeyes and strips. I've bought them twice, the first was one of the best steaks I've ever eaten and the second was quite disapointing, so YMMV.
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