It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood from where I'm sitting.
Sadly this photo doesn't show the sideways rain. It would be much more impactful that way. Days like today are great for sleeping in, which is exactly what I did. Thankfully, it's a Saturday with nothing on the agenda. The trouble with Seattle is that we have SO many days like today when we still have to drag ourselves out of bed and be somewhere at a reasonable hour. I am happy today is not one of those days.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
I've been here a couple times before and always enjoyed their salads. I think I've mentioned before that I'm gluten intolerant. Over the last few months, I've chosen to ignore that for the most part when eating out (I always eat strictly gluten free at home and work) and feel the painful effects every time. Oh how I love bread, though! All the same, I normally just choose to ignore the obvious gluten and RARELY eat a sandwich. During this, my sick week, though, I had two. The first was the incredible and memorable Oyster Po' Boy from Where Ya At Matt? and the second was Le Breton from Le Boulangerie Nantaise on Tuesday.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
We looked forward to their opening for months. Since the closing of the Local Vine in Belltown, we'd known that TLV's Chef de Cuisine, Jon, would be joining the Book Bindery as sous chef. I can't say that there are two things I love more than books and great food, so I was thrilled with the concept. Add the fact that they were opening in a warehouse occupied by the Almquist VInters, on the water at the edge of Queen Anne, and I'd decided I loved this place before they moved a stick of furniture in the door. All of that aside, I was secretly a bit worried. What happens if a place you're so looking forward to that employs someone whose food you already know you love doesn't live up to your expectations? I still have no idea. I can't answer that question because the Book Bindery far surpassed everything I was hoping for.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Cicchetti is one of those places where it's usually sunnier on the inside than on the outside... even on cloudless days. The interior is friendly and it's definitely somewhere that's easy to just sit and stay for a long while. Please forgive the photo qualilty. I inadvertently flipped a switch on my camera that's been making all my photos grainy for a couple days.