Chowhound keeps redirecting my iPhone to their mobile site, so I can't add this to my previous post. Sorry about that.
I couldn't help myself this afternoon - hopped the 99 to salumi, where I ate the mouthwatering delectable I'm drooling as I write this oxtail sandwich. Delicious! And why doesn't every restaurant have a $4.50/glass serve-yourself bottle of wine sitting on the table? Best sandwich I've had since last time I came to Seattle and made it up to baguette box. I missed half of the 1:00 speaker at my conference, but damn it! someone has to make some sacrifices around here!
Breakfast at the crumpet place In the market. Good, but I don't get the fuss. Maybe I got the wrong toppings that didn't compliment the crumpet?
Dinner at Umi, where one of the three sakes was outstanding, and the omikase was quite good. I'm not going to rave about it, but it was about midway between satisfactory and outstanding.
Then Molly moon, where I could retire and eat myself into a happy, happy grave.
Tomorrow, lunch in Int'l dist, xiao long bao and/or ramen. And I may just have to walk up queen anne and dinner at the bar of htcaw. Or trek to paseo.
Thanks for all the advice and help. If you ever come to Portland, let me know!