Category: Eating Out

Matt’s BBQ – Portland, OR

Matt’s BBQ – Portland, OR

You will laugh at me (us). A buddy of mine at work that shares my taste for great food, both at home and on the road, told/reminded me of this BBQ joint in Portland, Matt’s BBQ. So we did what two professionals would do on […]

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The Roost Fried Chicken – Bozeman, MT

The Roost Fried Chicken – Bozeman, MT

Since the boys were small, I made it a point to take them to college campuses whenever we were traveling. The goal was to see them for myself (big PAC-10/12 and WCC guy), but also for them to “catch a vision” about what they may […]

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Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya

Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya

Note: I posted this updated version of a 2013 post in Eat Seattle. Another stop in my culinary adventures has brought be to the Tokyo-based Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya in the Crossroads area of Bellevue. Ramen has the same sort of fierce loyalty and passionate devotees that […]

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Bok a Bok Fried Chicken

Bok a Bok Fried Chicken

I admit that I am apparently late to the party on this one. First, we really don’t eat out very much. It is expensive for us (5 kids plus two parents who ALL love eat) and we find it hard to find something worth the […]

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Davenport Hotel Coffee Cake

Davenport Hotel Coffee Cake

Word through the family is that my great grandparents, Lee Chandler and Anne Bridget Kelly met at the Davenport in Spokane while both employees of the famed hotel. Lee was a maître d’ while Anne, we think, was a waitress. I have been doing a […]

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Nate’s Wings and Waffles

Nate’s Wings and Waffles

My sons almost killed me. They were so excited with the “Dad, did you know that Nate Robinson opened a restaurant?” that I went for a visit…without them. Hey, I had some time to kill. I was over in West Seattle watching Jackson’s football team […]

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Paseo – Taste of the Caribbean in Fremont

Paseo – Taste of the Caribbean in Fremont

The Fremont neighborhood of Seattle is home to some of the most eclectic and iconic landmarks in all of Seattle. The troll, the statue of Lenin, the rocket ship, the “waiting for the interurban” commuter statues in all of their decorated splendor and much more.  I […]

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BOOK REVIEW – Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage

BOOK REVIEW – Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage

As I took it easy this 4th of July weekend, I was able to catch up on a couple of books I had been wanting to read. The first is The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World, the […]

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Yang’s Dumpling House has a new Home – in Kirkland!

Yang’s Dumpling House has a new Home – in Kirkland!

Thanks to Russ C., we have found the new home for one of my favorite Asian restaurants on the Eastside, Yang’s Dumpling House. For several years, Yang did his thing in the Lake Hills Shopping Center (one of the strip mall buildings that jettisoned perpendicular […]

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Irish Mike’s Christmas Guide to Seattle – 2013 Edition

Irish Mike’s Christmas Guide to Seattle – 2013 Edition

It’s the most wonderful time…of the year! We now have the first official generation that associates the arrival of the Christmas season with the red cups at Starbucks, egg nog lattes, and cranberry bliss bars. Apparently this is the way we usher in the holidays…along […]

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