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From the farm to my table: Dinner

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One time I asked the Dining Diva what she thought my signature dish was.  Without much hesitation at all, she said “steak”.  She went on to tell me that I’ve basically made ruined steak at a restaurant for her (I don’t know if she was just saying that to be nice, but I’ll take it). [...]


7 down, 6 to go

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As I continue to move through the P90X program, I continue to think about where I’m going to be post the program.  This week is the end of the 7th week, and the 2nd phase of the resistance training.  I have a week of recovery (meaning yoga and core workouts) before I start to get [...]


Back on Schedule {Ray’s Café}

Posted by Noël under Restaurants, Top Foodie Blog
Two months had passed since our last Thursday night Seattle dinner. That’s just the sort of summer it’s been. Warm weather took it’s precious sweet time arriving in Seattle, so, at least from a weather perspective, I didn’t miss much. Since returning, life has seemed a bit out of whack (for lack of a more [...]

Congratulations to Ballard's The Walrus and the Carpenter for being chosen by Bon Appetit Magazine as one of the Best New Restaurants of 2011! [...]


Deck on Golden Beetle

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In a seemingly rare alignment of stars, schedules and other supernatural powers, the Dining Diva and I found ourselves with an open Friday night and a little bit of energy.  So we decided to take advantage of this and check out one of the Seattle restaurants that was on our list…Golden Beetle. Golden Beetle is [...]


Deck on Other Coast Cafe

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After coming back from another one of my lengthy work trips, I was looking forward to a relaxing evening at home.  One that would be filled with baseball and a steak dinner (I usually make steak when I get back it because I rarely eat it while traveling…I’m too much of a steak snob).  Unfortunately, [...]

The Walrus and the Carpenter Walked on a mile or so, And then they rested on a rock Conveniently low–And all the little Oysters stood And waited in a row. -Lewis Carroll In case you managed to miss Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll or Disney’s Alice in Wonderland as a child (B looked [...]


Deck on Bad Albert’s Tap and Grill

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The other day, I was looking for a post run place to go for dinner.  My criteria were that it had to be in Ballard, serve cold beer, and be post-run wardrobe acceptable.  Basically, I wanted a place where I could walk in wearing sweats and wouldn’t have to get the stink eye from patrons [...]


Deck on Bastille Cafe

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My normal Sunday routine is getting up, making breakfast, looking at cookbooks, drinking coffee and going grocery shopping.  But when we are lucky enough to have company in town, things end up changing a bit.  On this particular Sunday for example I ended up getting out of bed much earlier than I normally do to [...]

I’m getting pretty good at winning food related… stuff. I’ve never been one of those people one considers lucky. Until recently, I only ever remember winning one prize. I must have been about eight years old. I won a raffle at an arts and crafts fair or something like that. Because of my name, they [...]