Posts Tagged ‘Fork Scale’
7314 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
First, let me say I was expecting this place to be a bit more upscale after checking out the menu and seeing the range of prices. I made reservations for a friday night and wow was I surprised… it was super casual. Even the waitstaff was ultra casual.
It was very crowded, tables too close together. We were first offered a table in the corner that was near impossible to fit 2 people so we asked to be seated somewhere less boxed in. The hostess told us there would be a wait and with an annoyed attitude showed us to our new table.
There were no specials offered, and the waitress seemed distracted. We had no silverware until we asked our server and our water was warm (and I never did get the ice water i requested). There was no bread offered to our table either.
Now onto the Food and Drink:
My companion had a cocktail consisting of Prosecco, Vodka, Blackberries and Aged Balsamic, I had the Tatitian Iced Tea…Both were refreshing and the perfect summertime beverages.
We started with the cheese plate… 4 artisanal cheeses, some nuts, 2 types of honey and a few homemade bisciut crackers. Incredible taste but difficult to eat without a decent cheese knife (we were given a steak knife) and nothing to serve the honey with.
We then had the ricotta gnocci with roasted beets and saffron butter (this dish was incredible).
I had the Polenta-Porcinni gratian and my lovely dinner companion had the chestnut flour crepe. Both dishes were outstanding.
Dessert was Almond Bamboo Bon Bons…I wasn’t blown away by this dish.
The food itself was amazing but the dinner experience itself left alot to be desired.
Old School Custard
1316 E Pike
Seattle, WA 98122
Last summer, as part of my PNW ICE (Ice Cream Excursion) I ventured to Old School Frozen Custard… OH DEAR GOD is this place amazing.
The first visit was with my two gastronomic partners in crime. I simply had a cup of the plain vanilla custard and was totally blown away by its simple deliciousness. My companions had a sundae and the concrete…both were quite pleased.
I’ve been back atleast 15 times since my first visit. I usually have a simple vanilla custard cup or cone. I’ve opted for the flavor of the day several times, Chocolate Peanut butter (DELICIOUS but WAY TOO RICH) and Hawaiian Coconut (HOLY HECK BUT IT WAS AMAZING) and I always check out their little freezer for a few pints to bring home.
So I came up with a rating scale for stops along this EATventure.
ONE Fork = Ummmm….never again
TWO Forks = Meh…I’ve had better
THREE Forks = Eh…Kinda Tasty
FOUR Forks = Holy Heck, I am a FAN
FIVE FORKS = AMAZING, There is no Better in this fat guy’s opinion