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  1. girl chow it's great to hear from you and you should come join us! And maybe we are due for a Tacoma redux soon!

     

    For March, I asked Allyson and she has agreed to choose the next venue. Here's an updated list of where we've been. Where are we going next, Allyson?

     

     

    Palace Kitchen- Anita

    The Maple Leaf Grill- Jan

    Jaks- Rocky

    Bad Alberts- Reese

    Sterling Café- Reese

    Collins Pub- Tighe

    Hi Life- FaiJai

    Sport- Wendy

    35th Street Bistro – Eden

    Blue Moon - Margaret

    Market Street Grill in Ballard- Lauren

    Ruth's Chris Steakhouse downtown- Leslie

    Fred's Riverton Alehouse in Snohomish- Fred & Ed

    Earth & Ocean - Little Ms Foodie

    Palace Kitchen, round 2 - Fai Jay

    Asada - White Lotus

    Cascadia - hhlodesign

    Feenie's - Ling

    Moxie - Gourmetlight$

    Two Bells - Barry

    Deluxe - Allyson

    Brasa - Sparrowsfall

    22 Doors - Allyson

    Elliott Bay Brewing - Tighe

    Farestart - Dandelion

    Stell's - Eden

    Leny's - rockdoggydog

    Home Cooked - Lauren

    King's Hardware - SeaGal

    Zayda Buddy's - Malarkey

    Jolly Roger - Little Ms Foodie

    Buckley's on Queen Ann - Leslie

    Lunchbox Labratory - GourmetLight$

    Metropolitan Grill - FayJai

    Quinn's - Lauren

    BOKA - heyjude

    Skillet - croseattle

    10 Mercer – Eden

    Pig N Whistle – Rocky

    Latona Pub - Sally Simpleton

    Whalemaker Bar at Ivar's – Sparrowsfall

    Spur - Allyson

    Zippy's - Tighe

    Springhill - da Goose

    Shadowland - Rocky

    Frank's Oyster House and Champagne Parlor - Jan (SeaGal)

    Smith - Croseattle

    Table 219 - da goose

    June - Sally Simpleton

    Maggie Bluffs - Leslie

    Luc - Eden

    Wedgwood Broiler - Lauren

    5 Corner Market - Jan

     

     

    That list makes me salivate. It's good to see you're still here, Jan! I see Lauren daily on Facebook, but have not talked to anyone from here for a few years!

     

    If you want to hit Tacoma in the summer, I'm happy to organize. Is Connie still around? If so, maybe we can co-coordinate. My current burger infatuation is the Walker Burger at Maxwell's. BOTM already paid worship to the Asado burger, which remains one of my favorite burgers in all of Tacoma land, but they have a burger dip now that absolutely makes me swoon (and the yuca fries. Oh. God. The yuca fries! I want to make disgusting chomping noises whenever I think of them). Other options: The Bite at Hotel Murano makes a stellar burg, as does Crown Bar in the Sixth Avenue District (very close to where we dined at Asado).

     

    I miss you people!

     

    girlchow, great to see you online again! It's been waaaaay too long! Hope to see you again sometime, soon. I'm traveling back and forth from the coast a lot, so would love to try some good spots in Tacoma! Leslie (aka Blue Heron)

  2. I possibly would be able to do: 14, 20, 21, 22, 29, 30. Some of these dates may get booked over the next week.

    My preference would be for Monday the 20th, though! Because I think that's my safest option. :)

    Monday the 20th is a good day for me too....and so far for everyone else I think. How about we choose that?

    I think I could do 20th, too. or 21st or 22nd.

  3. I'm choosing Luc for this month, and really looking forward to trying the famed souffle potato crisps in addition to the burger :rolleyes:

     

    Now the hard part, when? For me something the week of the 20th either the 20th, 22nd or 23rd would be optimal, but if folks prefer earlier in the month I could do the 6th 7th, 8th or 9th.

     

    Do any of those work for the rest of you?

    Anyone up for a BoM outing next week?

     

    I'm open the 22nd or 23rd.

    Let's go with the 23rd. Anyone else in?

    What time works for you Lauren? We're flexible...

     

    Anytime 6:30 or later works for me. Paul will probably come too.

    Ack, I didn't see this. Is it too late to sway you back to the 22nd? I can only make that night. If not, I'll just go on my own or with a later group.

    the 22nd works better for me, too.

  4. It was a fun evening at Maggie Bluffs the other night, but sorry the weather didn't cooperate and we had to have our burgers inside! Crazy weather! Also the location was a bit tricky to get to, but the view is great once you are there.

     

    The burger and fish n chips were good, but the burger not nearly as good as other places we've been. Eden and I asked for ours Medium Rare and it came out more like Medium Well, and on hindsight, I think the server did say at the beginning they are all cooked the same, medium, but we were hoping for some leniency. The cheese was a little skimpy and over melted so that I didn't really taste it. It was a nice touch that they split Eden's and my burger and fries in the kitchen onto 2 plates for us. The side of onion rings was good. On on a warm day if one could sit outside, I'd go again for the fish n chips for sure and maybe another burger, but it's not a burger destination choice.

     

    I've tagged Eden to pick next month's location!

  5. We'll miss you Rocky.

     

    Ok, we'll see the rest of you next Tue, Aug. 31 at 6:30pm! I'll get there a bit early to try and grab a table (no reservations taken), or if someone else gets their first, please grab a table!

     

    This is the list of who we've got going so far. If anyone else would like to join us, please do!

     

    Lauren & Paul

    Sally Simpleton +1

    Eden & Bill

    Leslie

     

    Maggie Bluffs

    2601 West Marina Place

    Seattle, WA 98199

    Phone: 206-283-8322

  6. The 31st works for me, too! I'm flexible on the time, too, what time works for you all?

    We're in. 630 or later is better for us, but we can work around early if needed.

     

    quick update: Bill has to work, so it it's just me & I can do any time that works for y'all.

     

    6:30pm works for me, too. Does that time work for everyone else? We can make it at 7pm or 7:30pm if that is better...

  7. Maggie Bluff's is great for an end of summer pick while the weather is still good as they also have patio dining. They don't take reservations, but said the waits aren't usually more than 15 or 20 minutes when they are busy, even for a group. I can go early to secure a table.

  8. I've been tagged and sorry I have not gotten something organized yet for this month, it's flying by! Do you still want try for this month, or should we extend this one into Sept? Let me know! I'm free Mondays through Thursdays of each week usually.

     

    Tavern Law was recently mentioned as a possibility, and Five Guys was the favorite inexpensive burger recommended by the author of the article Fred linked to. They are in Northgate and Renton, I think. I'm also interested in the burger at Talouse Petit, which is advertised as a mix of rib eye, skirt steak and short rib. Eats Market Cafe in W. Seattle was recommended for their burger, and I had a good burger once at Circa also in W. Seattle. I don't think we've explored Magnolia area, so Red Mill, the Village Pub, Maggie's Bluff or Szmania are options there. What other recommendations do you have? And when is a good date for you?

     

    Here is the list of where we've been so far.

     

    Palace Kitchen- Anita

    The Maple Leaf Grill- Jan

    Jaks- Rocky

    Bad Alberts- Reese

    Sterling Café- Reese

    Collins Pub- Tighe

    Hi Life- FaiJai

    Sport- Wendy

    35th Street Bistro – Eden

    Blue Moon - Margaret

    Market Street Grill in Ballard- Lauren

    Ruth's Chris Steakhouse downtown- Leslie

    Fred's Riverton Alehouse in Snohomish- Fred & Ed

    Earth & Ocean - Little Ms Foodie

    Palace Kitchen, round 2 - Fai Jay

    Asada - White Lotus

    Cascadia - hhlodesign

    Feenie's - Ling

    Moxie - Gourmetlight$

    Two Bells - Barry

    Deluxe - Allyson

    Brasa - Sparrowsfall

    22 Doors - Allyson

    Elliott Bay Brewing - Tighe

    Farestart - Dandelion

    Stell's - Eden

    Leny's - rockdoggydog

    Home Cooked - Lauren

    King's Hardware - SeaGal

    Zayda Buddy's - Malarkey

    Jolly Roger - Little Ms Foodie

    Buckley's on Queen Ann - Leslie

    Lunchbox Labratory - GourmetLight$

    Metropolitan Grill - FayJai

    Quinn's - Lauren

    BOKA - heyjude

    Skillet - croseattle

    10 Mercer – Eden

    Pig N Whistle – Rocky

    Latona Pub - Sally Simpleton

    Whalemaker Bar at Ivar’s – Sparrowsfall

    Spur - Allyson

    Zippy's - Tighe

    Springhill - da Goose

    Shadowland - Rocky

    Frank's Oyster House and Champagne Parlor - Jan (SeaGal)

    Smith - Croseattle

    Table 219 - da goose

    June - Sally Simpleton

  9. Thanks Lauren! I will try those places. Today I tried an assortment of Bakery Nouveau's cookies (I had high hopes) and they were good but not great, and a couple fell apart in my hands, they are so big. I prefer some smaller ones if possible.

  10. Ok, moving the list to the current page with updates. Sorry you can't make it tsquare, but do try to get by on your own if you haven't been--it's a great place.

     

    Tuesday, Dec 8th at Frank's Oyster House:

     

    Lauren

    sparrowsfall

    Rocky (maybe)

    Sally Simpleton + 1

    Leslie

    Jan + 1

     

    I'll set up a ressie and confirm time etc. I'm going to shoot for 7:00 if that's ok with everyone. Anyone else?

     

    **Edited to add the time I'm actually shooting for...doh!

    Ok, I'm going to confirm the reservation....any changes? Rocky, are you still in? Anyone else?

    Jan, sorry, but I have a change of plans due to my very ill kitty and need to stay home tonight. Have a great time and I hope to get there later on in the month...

     

     

  11. Belltown my crawl would go like this. Rob Roy, Branzino, Tavolata, Spur, Bathtub Gin

    Downtown/PP: Vessel, Union, Pichet, Zig Zag

     

    What day of the week would this be? Some of that would change if it were Friday or Saturday.

     

    Rocky

     

    Thanks Wendy & Rocky! We're wanting to do it on a Saturday. Would that change your mind about places you would go?

    edit to add, we're hoping to start early, having the cocktails and appetizers/first course around 5:00 or 5:30pm so we don't finish up too late as my dad & step mom will drive back to Port Orchard that night.

  12. I'm organizing a progressive dinner out (crawl) for 6 of us (family members) in December and thinking of downtown Seattle, Belltown or Pike Place Market area. Where would you go if you wanted to visit 2 or 3 restaurants in one evening? One for cocktails/wine and appetizers/first course. Another for the main course and possibly trying to have a dessert at a 3rd place (or could also be where we have the main course), all within walking distance? There should be seafood options for one non meat eater. Where would you go or suggest? Thanks!

     

  13. I agree with Lauren's assessment of the Bloody Mary, gougères and tarte. I thought the fondue was ok, but light on kirsch (compared to the way the Swiss make them) :P .

     

    I loved my entree which was the Pork Belly Hash with poached eggs and sweet potatoes. The left overs the next day were delicious, too.

     

    It's worth it to note that the closest elevator to the restaurant in the parking garage is the "amethyst" elevator. They have a lot of elevators in various places and it's easy to get a bit lost at first finding the restaurant in the maze that is the Bravern.

  14. Sorry for the delay. I pick Frank's Oysterhouse and Champagne Parlor. Gary has had the burger here twice and both times it was quite good and so is much of the rest of the menu. I love the space and the cocktails are pretty good too. I won't be available to go until December either (they're only open Tues-Sat evenings) and I'm not exactly sure when yet, but we can certainly have more than one burger night, or people can just go on their own.

    Great choice! I've been wanting to go here!

     

    I agree - great choice. I'd rather go earlier in December rather than later. Maybe that first week? Anyone want to join me Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night?

    I can make it any of those nights!

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