Monday, August 30, 2010

Eastside Eats: California Pizza Kitchen

OK, been here a million times, not my favorite. We went a few days before my son was leaving for college, so since he picked it, we went. Not bad.

It was a hot day and there beers are ice cold and the food comes out fast. Ice cream sundae for dessert. Nuf said.

California Pizza Kitchen (Bellevue) on Urbanspoon

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Farmer's Market Find: Cheese

This is one of the reasons to go to the U-District Farmer's Market. Cheese!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Covey Run 5k/10k

So what started as a (kinda) joke, ended up happening.

I went to the gym one morning and saw the flyer for the Covey Run 5k/10k. I brought the flyer to work and my gm said, "Let's do it!!!"

OK, I don't run...seriously. In addition, I eat...A LOT. I started asking other people at work and I was surprised at the number of people who were interested. I was also surprised that most people were going to run the 5k, not walk AND many people wanted to do the 10k also. So awesome. YIKES.

Well, I don't run...EVER! I go to the gym, but I do everything but run. I started running a little on the treadmill a few times and ran outside on some trails twice, running some and walking some. The day before the race, I did the stepmill for a half hour and rowing machine for 15 minutes. The morning of the run, I'll just have to go for it!

Today, Team Sizzle and I did it!!! Go Team Sizzle!!!
A little background about my work, I work in a steak house. That's right we eat steak and can still run our asses off. I think this was a great experience. Talking about the run weeks before the race made the days go much faster. Some people who were going to do the 5k switched to the 10k and everyone was running, not walking.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

What's on Tap? The Northwest Sampler at the Taphouse Bar and Grill

Maritime Hefeweizen, Snoqualamie Falls Porter, Elysian ESB, and Boundary Bay Amber
What's your favorite?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Eastside Eats: Pearl Bar & Dining

So we only intended to go to Pearl for happy hour. The hostess said we still had time, but as soon as we navigated the bar and found a seat, the bartender said we were too late and their system switched over. We didn't really care, but since I work in the restaurant industry, the bar staff needs to figure that stuff out and bypass...just sayin'.

We almost left, but didn't feel like figuring out another destination. The hostess sat us in the EMPTY dining room. Red Flag or was it too early for dinner. We'll see.Roasted Heirloom Beets with Humbolt Fog Chevre, extra virgin olive oil, and micro beet greens. $8.00 for a starter, not bad.
I had a well deserved beer.
A House Specialty
The Bearing Sea Sablefish served with namya broth and dungeness crab dumplings.
I thought $33.00 was a little steep for fish, but it was worth it.

I had the Chef's Cioppino. Very good!

Shrimp, shellfish, white fish and tuna, red pepper rouille, garlic-tomato broth, and olive toast.
Worth the $25.00
One OOPS! The house cut fries with truffle-Parmesan never came, even after the server raved about it. We didn't bring it up, but it should not have happened considering the dining room was practically empty.
The Cheese Plate
Fine, but for $12.00, I would rather have a sweet treat!
Go for the Pearl Fritters with honey yogurt, ice cream and fresh berries. A bargain at $8.00.


Bradley & Mikel's Pearl on Urbanspoon


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