The Pink Door

1919 Post Alley, SeattleWA

August 30, 2014

As other reviewers have said, come here for the lasagna! It was super creamy and rich without being too heavy that you feel sick afterwards. The pasta is perfect and with the richness of the bechamel, you don’t even miss the meat. Reservations are a bit tricky since they were not crowded at all, yet they would not move us to an earlier time. Lovely outdoor dining on the back patio, but can’t go wrong with eating inside either with the beautiful ambiance. Service a bit on the slower side, but I would be back for that lasagna for sure, regardless!

Daily Dozen Doughnut Company

93 Pike Place, Seattle, WA

September 1, 2014

Very good doughnuts and super fresh. The line was a bit slow and I do wish they had a box or separate containers so they don’t get all mixed up but other than that it was a nice experience. You do get to watch them being made while you wait, so that is fun. Definitely get a dozen, they come out to be way cheaper and they are small enough to have plenty! My favorite was the chocolate glazed with sprinkles, but can’t go wrong with any of them!

Maxie’s Supper Club and Oyster Bar

635 W State St, Ithaca, NY 

July 26, 2014

Nice restaurant with a lively vibe and good for families. To start we got the Supper Club Salad to share and it was delicious. It was dressed nicely and a perfect way to begin our meal. For entrees, my husband had a po’boy and I had a half portion of the shrimp and grits. He enjoyed his, though he felt it was on the smaller side. I really enjoyed my shrimp and grits. It was also the perfect portion for the dinner. Overall it was a really tasty meal in a fun environment with friendly and quick service. What more can you ask for?

Graham Avenue Meats and Deli

445 Graham Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

August 1, 2014

I had to come to this neck of the woods for a work thing, and of course I had to check Yelp for nearby lunch spots. This was highly reviewed and I see why. It is your typical deli, but the sandwiches are really delicious. Even though there was a line, they were very helpful and took their time to let me know what went in the Godfather sandwich. It sounded great so I went with the Godfather with sweet peppers, but the man behind the counter improvised since they were out of sweet peppers and it was still delicious! Prices were pretty cheap ($8) considering it is a sandwich for two meals! Really great old school deli and if you are in this area, this is definitely where you have to go for lunch! 

Shelsky’s Smoked Fish

141 Ct St, Boerum Hill, NY

July 2014

I have come here multiple times already to try their special sandwiches as well as their simpler items. The first thing I tried was the Brooklyn Native which is 
Gaspe Nova, Smoked Whitefish Salad, Pickled Herring, Sour Pickle, Served on a Bialy (you can do it on a bagel as well). It was a party in my mouth! So many flavors of savory, sweet, sour all wrapped up in one sandwich. The portion was not huge, but I was super full at the end of it. Another time I tried the Dr. Goldstein Special which is 
Duck Fat-Laced Chopped Liver & Apple Horseradish Sauce, Served Between 2 Schmaltz Fried Potato Latkes. Yes it is definitely as heavenly and gluttonous as it sounds. It was on special so I had it for almost half the price and I am glad I got to try it. Their chopped liver is some of the best I have had and the latkes were just delicious. They really put care into their sandwiches and the quality of the ingredients is just great. Finally my last visit I had a simple chopped liver on a bialy. You really taste the liver and the bialy was nice and fresh. 

Prices are a bit on the steep side, but you get what you pay for and if you get to try a sandwich on special it is worth it. I will definitely be back to try more items and when I feel like treating myself to something super delicious for breakfast/lunch.

Collegetown Bagels

415 College Ave, Ithaca, NY

July 26, 2014

Delicious whitefish salad! I came for a visit multiple times and each time the whitefish salad was perfection. The bagels themselves ranged from a bit too tough to just right. I got it openfaced with tomato on top and it was a delicious filling meal. When in Ithaca, Collegetown bagels is the place to be!

Just a Taste

116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY

July 25, 2014

Came here for our first meal in Ithaca and we were not disappointed! Food was quite delicious and their wings were my favorite item on the menu. They had a nice sweet and spicy coconut flavor to them and I really need to learn how to recreate that dish at home. The stuffed squash blossoms were also fried to perfection and still retained the delicateness of the dish. The spicy shrimp saute was also nice, but were not as good as the other two items. After those tapas, we shared an entree of the tenderloin, which my husband loved, but I found quite plain. Overall though, it was a lovely experience and the service was decent. I would definitely recommend.

Krolewskie Jadlo 

694 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

August 9, 2014

Great polish food! The husband and I came here to celebrate his birthday over lunch and we were both not disappointed. He loves kielbasa and ordered that off the menu. It was delicious. I got the polish platter and enjoyed everything as well as the little sides of vegetables they brought. The cooking tasted like a little Polish momma was in the kitchen putting luv into it. Prices are super reasonable as well and we will definitely be back for our Polish food fixes!

Jora Restaurant and Bar

47-46 11th St, Long Island City, NY

August 16, 2014

New Peruvian Restaurant in my neighborhood and I was not disappointed! My girlfriends and I came here on a Saturday evening and spent hours eating and drinking and chatting! The vibe of the place is great and the crowd picked up later in the evening. The pisco drinks were absolutely delicious and we enjoyed various types throughout the evening. The appetizers of ceviche and the stuffed pepper were our favorites of the meal and the churrasco was also divine. The lamb shank was a nice sized portion and we were stuffed by the end of the meal. We did make room for some cafe con leche at the end of the night and it was so creamy and delicious. We never felt rushed and the staff was pleasant and service was quick. A little pricey compared to other neighborhood spots, but worth it for the quality of food and ambiance. Great addition to the neighborhood and I will be back for sure!

Serious Pie

316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 

September 1, 2014

Really the best pizza I have ever had! I came here on Labor Day right when they opened at 11am and we were seated and served right away. Our waitress was friendly and efficient and we didn’t have to wait long to order or get our food. My husband and I decided to split the Sweet Fennel Sausage Pizza and our only disappointment was that we didn’t order two! Everything about this pizza was just amazing. The crust, cheese, sauce and sausage all connected to make a perfect bite. The flavors were a party in my mouth and I can’t say that there are many other dishes I have enjoyed more. I wish they had a location in New York, but if you happen to live or be visiting Seattle this is a must stop for absolutely delicious grub!

Pike Place Chowder

1530 Post Aly, Seattle, WA

Sept 1, 2014

This was a tough call. I wanted to love it, but I would have to say it wasn’t the best meal ever. For starters, the line is just ridiculously long and moves ever so slowly. I don’t know why since the chowders are already made for the most part and they aren’t serving anything that takes super long to make. I got the famed dungeness crab sandwich and seafood bisque combo and it was honestly just ok. The crab sandwich lacked sweetness and flavor and the seafood bisque was so creamy and heavy I felt sick after eating it. Don’t get me wrong, I am Team Cream and Team Butter and all, but something about this bisque just didn’t sit well with me. Overall, I am glad I gave it a try since it was so highly reviewed, but I guess it just wasn’t for me.

Piroshky Piroshky

1908 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA

September 2, 2014

First time having Piroshky and I was not disappointed! We got both a savoury one and a sweet one to try and they were delicious! The beef and cheese one was my favorite and everything about it from the filling to the crust was perfection. The apple cinnamon dessert one was also very good, with a nice crispy exterior and a soft chewy inside. We were lucky to go before 10am and there was no line. Definitely come early because the lines become ridiculous. Not sure I would wait in a super long line for it, but it was a yummy experience!

Japonessa

1400 1st Avenue, Seattle, Washington

September 1, 2014

Came here for happy hour and just as others have said, this is the time to go! We were lucky to snag bar seats and our bartender was super cool and quite the perfectionist. He made my husbands mojito three times before he was satisfied with it. He was also great in creating a drink for me that I really enjoyed. For dinner, we ordered a bunch of things off the happy hour menu and the prices were great. We had the fried tempura brie which was quite nice and a great snack. I loved that they gave a raspberry dipping sauce to go with it. The garlic short ribs were also super tasty and cooked quite nicely. We also got a free edamame with check in and then three rolls. The three rolls were a california (great they used real crab), shrimp tempura (nice and lightly fried) and the big boy which was a bit of a mess of ingredients but fun to try.Definitely over ordered, but at that price point it was worth getting to try lots of different stuff. Food came nice and quick and service was friendly and efficient. Price was great for what we got and though it wasn’t the highest quality of ingredients, its still definitely worth a visit for happy hour!

Le Panier French Bakery

1902 Pike Place, Seattle, Washington

August 31, 2014

Had a delicious ham and cheese croissant early one morning before a drive to Mount Rainier park and it was amazing. They heated it up to go for us but I think it would have been delicious even at room temperature. Huge selection of breads and pastries, both savoury and sweet and I would definitely be in trouble if I lived nearby since I would want to try them all!

Beechers Handmade Cheese
1600 Pike Place, Seattle, Washington
September 1, 2014

Can’t say it is my favorite mac and cheese ever, it is more loose like a pasta dish than a casserole. It was quite tasty however and very creamy if that is how you like your mac and cheese. Service is a bit slow but it is nice to watch the cheese being made through the window while you wait. A small portion was enough to share since this is a very heavy dish. I will have to try the New York City location to see how it compares!

Beechers Handmade Cheese

1600 Pike Place, Seattle, Washington

September 1, 2014

Can’t say it is my favorite mac and cheese ever, it is more loose like a pasta dish than a casserole. It was quite tasty however and very creamy if that is how you like your mac and cheese. Service is a bit slow but it is nice to watch the cheese being made through the window while you wait. A small portion was enough to share since this is a very heavy dish. I will have to try the New York City location to see how it compares!