Thursday, December 30, 2010


 Could John Dillinger be haunting the halls of the Hotel Congress in the Old West?


 My cousin Melissa doesn't scare easily, However, Justin, thinks I might find a ghost.
John doesn't believe there is anything (anyone) lurking in the dark.

I say we call them up!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Eastside Eats: Novilhos Brazilian Steakhouse Churrascaria

Stop!  Go!  Meat, Meat, MEAT!!!  OK, it's not just meat.  The salad bar is so great.  It's not the usual stuff.  Don't skip the salad bar.
I didn't take a pic of any of the meat, there is WAY TOO MUCH to bother.  Chicken, Lamb, Beef, Beef, sausages, beef, chicken, whoa...  It's all good, you just need to decide what MEAT you want, or you can have a bite of everything. 
Save room for dessert.
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Eastside Eats: Cantinetta

Cantinetta...what can I say?  I love it!!!  Not a lot of seating.  To be honest, I like smaller restaurants, so either come early or be prepared to wait.  Decent wine list with decent pricing.  We started with the Beef Carpaccio with granna and lemon.  EXCELLENT!  Flavors were perfect and the portion, not too heavy.
*side note...I had the worst experience with carpaccio at Cosmos at the Bellevue Club lately.  The flavors were fine, but they really took the "paper" thin cutting of the meat a little too seriously.  My husband and I literally had to scrape the carpaccio off the plate. 

Eggplamt casserole.  DELICIOUS.  I forgot what they called this...probably something Italian.

We had never visited Cantinetta before and were looking for a lighter meal, so we ordered an item from  each course and shared the Antipasti, Primi, Secondi, Contorni, however, we ordered 2 desserts. 
Butternut Squash Ravioli with leeks and cipollini

Roast Chicken, braised greens, and lemon.  Many layers of flavor.  Delicious!

We had Vino Santo with our desserts.  Pear Tart and Nutella Zeppole (Italian Doughnuts)...YUM!

Great meal.  I highly recommend that you visit.
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Eastside Eats: Goldberg's Famous Deli

When I eat at a place with the word "deli" in it, I always have a pop (soda - for those of you who do not live in the Northwest)!  However, if it is a cocktail you fancy, there is a full bar at Goldberg's.

I can't think of a better appetizer than the CHOPPED CHICKEN LIVER...yummmmmy!
OK, I can hardly wait for the pickles to arrive...seriously.  Some are salty, some are sour, and I can never remember which is which when the pickles arrive. 
Home Cooking, Home cooking, Home Cooking!  If you are looking for comfort food this winter, GO TO Goldberg's!!!  My husband ordered the Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.  If you like the contrast of salty with a little sour, this is perfect.  The meat is perfectly seasoned, the cabbage is steamed perfectly and the sauce is just a little sour, but compliments the entree and the mashed potatoes.I ordered the Chicken Pot Pie.  OK, for any of you who use to go to Fredrick and Nelson's in downtown Seattle when you were a kid, you'll know...nothing beats their Chicken Pot Pie.  A close second would be the Chicken Pot Pie that they had at Nordstrom downtown, when the cafe was in the Brass plum...remember those?  YUMMY.
Anyway, this was not Chicken Pot Pie, rather chicken stew with a puff pastry garnish.  I'm not complaining, the chicken "not" pot pie was tasty. I am not a fan of carrots, so I thought "there are way too many carrots in this".  Personal problem.  I have to admit, I have used puff pastry for my chicken pot pie, which is actually Tyler Florence's pot pie, before, but I put the filling in a large ramekin and covered the top completely, so it appeared to look like a pie.

OK, this wasn't bad at all, just not what I expected.  To be honest, I ALWAYS order
 sandwiches or the lox platter at Goldberg's and I am ALWAYS satisfied and HAPPY!!!  By the way if you want a great latke, Goldberg's has the BEST.  You can get them to go!

Stop in and see them...YUMMY!!!
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