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[General] Seafood Foodgasm

It's the culinary tour of Seattle!

shadowfey and I went out with my dad tonight, who treated us to dinner at Elliot's Oyster House. Elliot's, for those who don't know, is one of the most expensive seafood restaurants in Seattle. I'd never been there before (neither had dad).

Oh my GOD. The crab-and-mushroom ravioli I had, with string beans and cream sauce... I think it was quite possibly the best ravioli I've ever had. (And while I'm fairly easygoing about food, I do not give rave reviews easily; my dad has learned this, and after tasting a bit of the ravioli, agreed with the assessment.)

I could not eat another bite -- I feel like a little ravioli pillow myself right now -- but oh my word, if I ever become filthy rich, I will /so/ be taking friends there more often. At any rate, in return for dad treating us to Elliot's, I'm going to treat him and Fey both to a dinner at the quintessentially Seattle (and rather cheaper, but still excellent) Wild Ginger next week. :)

Fey also got to go to Longshoreman's Daughter (think a diner with fresh, healthy ingredients, which has been there for decades); it's very much like Fremont itself (strange, lots of personality, but actually quite good despite the oddity), and is where mom and I go for lunch together. Fey has now tasted the glory of the spinach, blue cheese, apple and walnut salad they serve there.

Fey also got to go to Peet's (the coffeeshop where I hang out to write). Peet's coffee and chai lattés are actually not as good as some other places, but I love the atmosphere; she saw how the folks there ask how the book's going, will hang out and chat when they're not busy, and generally it has a really friendly and welcoming aura to it. I put up with the sub-par latte for the above-par atmosphere. :)


And my stomach wants to explode. You're trying to kill me with good food. This is revenge for my cheesecake, isn't it.
Longshoreman's Daughter? Where is this?

I miss *good* diner food... even Waffle House was better than Denny's or Shari's.... much less the little hole-in-the-wall places... Beth's on Aurora is fine during the day, but goes smoking at night, and I do mean smoking... :(

It's right next to Bliss in Fremont. Almost-but-not-quite across the street from the Fremont rocket.
Waffle House, one of the last bastions of the south.
I wouldn't mind atall if they did like Krispy Kreme and invaded the rest of the country.... :)
Oh, Waffle House. I want Waffle House hashbrowns.
I should note that by 'diner food' I mean diner lunch stuff. Sandwiches, salads, stuff like that. Not like greasy-spoon diner type food. For greasy-spoon diner-type food, especially breakfast, the Stone Way Café by my house is the one to go to. :)
*whimper* Want to go to this oyster house place. Want crab and mushroom ravioli now. Waaaant!