Sunday, October 5, 2008

Quinn’s Pub Review

Picture from Quinn's Pub Seattle Website


It was Friday night and we were ready to try a new place. It was a long week at work and I was ready for some happy hour. I had heard of Pike’s Bar and Grillthat took over for 1200 Bistro which I really liked. I ended up looking for a few reviews of Pike’s Bar and Grill on Yelp! and they sounded really good. Mmmm a good hamburger for $5 sounded something I just wanted to have. After surfing a little I ended up finding Pike’s Bar and Grill website: Pike’s Bar and Grill. Their site said they have daily happy hour from 5-7pm. Woohoo we left the house and went ready for some good happy hour. Well when we got there at little after 5pm the lights were on but the place was empty and the doors was closed. After seeing someone in there they waived to us letting us know there were still closed. Hmm. . .if you don’t have happy hour daily from 5-7pm then DO NOT PUT IT ON YOUR WEBSITE! 

Pike’s Bar and Grill
1200 E Pike Street
Seattle, WA
(866) 464-0675 

Where do we go from here? We went to Quinn’s Pub since it was just a block away. This was our second time to Quinn’s. The first time we went there we had a great time.
Quinn’s atmosphere is great, very rustic but their wait staff is a little too Capital Hillish for me; little too many tattoos, nose piercing and no bra wearing. But that is the ONLY negative I do have to say about this place. The service is great and the staff is really nice. But I would rather just have a “nicer” looking staff. But that is just my taste. Got side tracked and need to get back to the good stuff. Quinn’s beer menu is amazing! The first time we were there we did their tasting. I like light beer and I think their Pilsner on draft is my favorite. The staff always recommends their light Saxton beer but it is just a little to yeasty for me, don’t know how folks drink that. Knowing from previous experience I ordered my favorite starter – Braised Meatball sliders. I do have to say that this is MY favorite thing on the menu. It is Delishhh! They should make a main course out of it. Then we also ordered the fish and chips which was very good. Instead of having it in small bite pieces they deep friend only one large piece and it was severed with horseradish sauce. I prefer tartar. The other thing we ordered was the braised oxtail, again another fabulous dish. This time it was a little different. Last time we were there it was with potato gnocchi and this time it was with I believe with celery root sauce, but still very good. Last time we were here we ordered the scallops but decided to try something else; the scallops were the least favorite on the menu so far, but still good. We were just a little too full for dessert. If you haven’t been to Quinn’s try it out! 

Quinn’s Pub
1001 E Pike St,
Seattle, WA
(206) 325-7711
Quinn's on Urbanspoon 

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Poppy Seattle Review

Poppy Seattle

Picture from Poppy Seattle Website


Went to Poppy Seattle Saturday Night. The place was packed and every table was full. The wait staff were nice, maybe a little too nice. My husband and I thought they all had smoked hookah before we all arrived; very smiley and laid back. 

The décor was something out of Austin Powers movie. Not my taste. 

We shared a starter, the eggplant fried with honey and salt. It was really good. Then we both had the Thali that is $32. It had 9 different things on it. All very good, fresh and flavorful. More Japanese and Asian flavors than Indian. But still good. Was the entrée worth $32? Probably not. 

For dessert we shared the homemade malted ice-cream, which was fabulous. 

For drinks I started of the pepper martini that they recommended. They said it tasted as a Bloody Mary. It was way too sweet for me. I couldn’t even finish it. I don’t recommend it at all. 

We also did the 3 glass wine tasting with the food. The wine was ok. 

Overall the food was good, waste staff little too smiley for me and the décor not my thing. Would I go back? Hmm, maybe sometime next year and give it another try. But I would tell you to at least try it out. 

Poppy Seattle
622 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 324-1108
Poppy on Urbanspoon 

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Food Blog!

Everyone keeps telling me to write a food blog of some sort so I thought I would give it a try. Blogs take up time and you have to be committed to it. I will try my best to write restaurant reviews, recipes, advice and other thoughts related to food. Hang on here we go. . .that’s Delishhh!  


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