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Posted: Jan 8, 2006 4:45 pm
Ryan is taking me up there for a romantic night/great dinner/shopping and Ikea-fest for my birthday! Any dinner/breakfast/lunch reccs--send them on!!!!! We are going January 27.
Posted: Jan 8, 2006 6:12 pm
Lilli works for this chef up there who has a few restaurants, they're all recommended. http://www.tomdouglas.com/ the Palace Kitchen is the one I'd go to.
Posted: Jan 8, 2006 7:50 pm
The Ace Hotel where we are staying reccomended Etta's, his seafood restaurant--do you or she reccommend that one?
Posted: Jan 8, 2006 8:20 pm
Ryan is taking me up there for a romantic night

Does that mean your gonna do it? Wash your hands before you eat.
Posted: Jan 8, 2006 8:25 pm
It is Seattle so our bedroom has wireless internet and a plasma screen TV--kinky!
Posted: Jan 8, 2006 8:35 pm
It is Seattle so our bedroom has wireless internet and a plasma screen TV

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Posted: Jan 8, 2006 8:38 pm
I'm sorry. I can't stop now. One more time...

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Posted: Jan 8, 2006 8:39 pm
I'm sorry. I hadn't seen that in forever.

Please continue. Romantic. Evening. Seattle. Cyber.
Posted: Jan 8, 2006 8:47 pm
The Ace Hotel where we are staying reccomended Etta's, his seafood restaurant--do you or she reccommend that one?

I think they're all supposed to be good; I'd just go with whatever one has the best looking menu to you. the chef beat morimoto on iron chef america, for whatever that's worth.
Posted: Jan 8, 2006 8:50 pm
13 Coins, if it's still around, is pretty entertaining. Sort of a 70's mafia/porno/paying-off-the-city-councilman-in-the-back-room kinda thing.

For lunch, there's Salumi, the salumeria run by Mario Batali's dad. Best salami I've ever had.

I've heard a restaurant called the Herb Garden is supposed to be good, and my dad, the über-foodie reccommends the Harvest Vine. They've apparently got a website with example menus and such. I think it's the kinda place you gotta make reservations at pretty early.
Posted: Jan 9, 2006 5:40 pm
That 13 Coins may have to be hit up the next day for breakfast--it looks hilarious.
Posted: Jan 9, 2006 6:49 pm
And it's open 24hrs.
Posted: Jan 9, 2006 11:11 pm
Seatlle is a beautiful city, you guys will have a great time. Not dine dining, but a very nice seafood restaurant is Salty's. I eat there every time I am in town. It also has one of the best views of the city. They stay open late and are not too far from the airport.

Posted: Jan 10, 2006 5:25 am
Not at all "fine dining," but the Seattle Deli at Jackson and 12th in the International District has delicious Vietnamese sandwiches (bahn mi, spelling?) for really cheap ($1.50 for the tofu, $1.75 for the chicken). Perhaps good for a pre-IKEA lunch?
Posted: Jan 10, 2006 6:28 am
We are going January 27.

for fish etc..Anthony's Home Port is good and $$--downtown about 700 on 4th check out MCormick's Fish House and Bar. Or over in scenic west Seattle, try Salty's "one of the world's great view restaurants"

for steak and a view..Canlis right on the south side of the Aurora bridge, but it's $$$$--or try Morton's on 6th downtown.
Posted: Jan 12, 2006 3:15 pm
Yum, seattle has some good food. Shucker's stands out in my mind. Inside the Four Seasons downtown? I had sea scallops and they were awesome. They had good beer, too. I remember it was expensive, but not ridiculous. The atmosphere was pretty romantic, I think. It was a while ago...

Anyway, Happy Birthday, and have fun!
Posted: Jan 12, 2006 4:46 pm
Thank you! I plan on the fun. I haven't been out of Portland in eons.
Posted: Jan 12, 2006 4:55 pm
I guess since your bday is coming up I should set you up with that disc, huh?
Posted: Jan 12, 2006 5:05 pm
uh, yeah....!!!!
Posted: Jan 23, 2006 8:34 pm
Kristin, I just got my first birthday present -- my mama sent me a kung fu hamster. He twirls numchuks and sings "everybody was kung fu fightin'!" my pit bull is terrified!

have a happy one in Seattle! you're one more year older than me!
Posted: Jan 23, 2006 9:14 pm
I think we have the same mom. If I were living there, I'd get the same thing! The last Xmas I was there I got that Singing Xmas Tree from her that piped up singing if you sat down anywhere near it. It had a mouth and two bug eyes. SCARY!

Thanks! It should be really nice. We haven't been out of Portland in eons.
Posted: Jan 23, 2006 10:49 pm
Le Gourmand
425 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 784-3463

It's in Ballard and it's very nice it has a small bar next door (that seats about 16 people) that would be a great way to be able to have some of the items off of the menu (like home made ice creamor a fancy cheese plate) without having the full Le Gourmand experience. It’s pricey, but probably most damaging when you get wine or the really fancy cocktails they make (around $9 or $10 but usually something that you would never get in another restaurant) Expect the average entrée to cost over $20.

Here is a little review -- Eating at Le Gourmand is a little like being admitted to an artist's studio. Each dish is an original, a product of seasonal, textural, and gustatory impulse. You won't see anything flossy or contrived on the menu. It's dedicated to solid country-style foods; game, the woodsy fragrance of mushrooms, and the delicate flavors of vegetables cooked with care and affection.
Posted: Jan 23, 2006 11:53 pm
Have you been to a place in Portland called the Gotham Tavern?


I am curious. It's seem pretty cool and reasonably priced.
Posted: Jan 23, 2006 11:55 pm

fierydrunk, we'll never escape!

But, yeah, goldengardner- Gotham Tavern is great. Some will say it's pretentious and not worth it- but don't believe a word of it.
Posted: Jan 24, 2006 1:50 am
I can't believe it!!!!!

I've never been. We keep meaning to go and should as it is in the 'hood. I want to try the burger.
Posted: Jan 24, 2006 7:20 pm
I read about Gotham Tavern in a magazine.
Next time I'm in Portland I wanna try the Family style supper.
They make thier own gin too!
Posted: Jan 24, 2006 7:28 pm
Gotham Tavern and "Family Supper" are two different deals... Both are super good, and Gotham is actually rennovating their menu to be more like an English "gastropub". They've now got things like roasted marrow bones and "toad in the hole" on the menu, and you can get a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 OR a $10 organic English beer. So that's cool. And their burger is one of the best in town.

Family Supper is a fixed-price, secret menu, family style dinner held upstairs (in the same building) as Gotham.

The house-made gin is really fucking good, and if all goes according to their exceedingly elaborate PR plan, will be available in the 50 best restaurants in the country. And by "50 Best", I mean that Ripe's owner, Michael, is kinda snooty and is hand-picking his favorite places in the country, so that could mean super high-end places in L.A. to speakeasies in NY.
Posted: Jan 24, 2006 7:34 pm
Wow. Thanks for all the information. It sounds like a fine place to enjoy.
Posted: Jan 24, 2006 7:51 pm
Next time I'm in Portland I wanna try the Family style supper.

Good luck. Maybe Mr. Connects Joe can get you in on this, but I'd be afraid to try to get allowed on the list or however it works now.

I hate gin.
Posted: Jan 24, 2006 8:50 pm
"Mr. Connects Joe"?

Geez. Anyway- Family Supper is open to the public now. Just send an email to:

Posted: Jan 24, 2006 8:59 pm | Edited by: fierydrunk
Just giving you a hard time!

You know you are the only one who stands up so resolutely for the ripe brigade!

I have to say, my one meal at clarklewis kicked ass. One of the best meals ever. I even at beets!
Posted: Jan 28, 2006 1:16 am
Hey, Happy Birthday, fiery! Bet you're off to that fine dining. Enjoy!
And, report back please.
Posted: Jan 28, 2006 1:20 am
Harpy Birfday Babiee Book!
Posted: Jan 28, 2006 2:16 am
Hiya! Yeah, I am off to a fine start. Drinking champagne in a robe at the hotel. The restaurant is 2 blocks away and there is a "cool bar" downstairs. I plan on gettin' way tips'. I already told two people that I was 40 (I am 38).
Posted: Jan 28, 2006 3:37 am
Happy birthday from your friends at An Exploration of Portland Food and Drink!!!!!!!
Posted: Feb 10, 2006 10:47 pm
I mostly just lurk here, but I was kinda hoping to find out how the birthday dinner went.

I like Seattle.
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