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SEA trip report

Spot | Oct 1, 2009 10:03 PM

Last minute glitch kept us from staying on a boat at Fishermen's Terminal over the weekend, so we stayed downtown. Thanks to all for all the Ballard recs.

Sat. lunch at Szechuan Noodle Bowl in ID -- wontons and dumplings in spicy sauce, pig's ears, then tendon spicy noodles. Lovely. Lively.

Sat. dinner cooked at a friend's home -- 10# troll caught King fillet from Central Mkt., grilled, preceded by Totten Inlet smalls on the half-shell. Sides of all kinds, too much wine.

Sunday was Ballard Street Market grub (what's up with the Dante Dogs w/ cream cheese?), followed by delightful dinner at Cantinetta in Wallingford. Not everything was perfect, but pretty darn close. An antipasto with figs, caramelized onions, and gorgonzola rocked my chimes, as did an Amarone to finish us off. One pasta dish w/ broc. rabe was way salty. To their credit, we were a table of 8, late.

Monday lunch sucked on Bainbridge Isl. -- name shall remain nameless.

Monday dinner at Bastille in Ballard. Completely solid, even delicious, great service, greater wine list if you're paying attention. It can get expensive, though, if you whole hog it, which we gladly did.

i'd still rather live in Montana than Seattle, but it's a wonderful place to visit College Boy,

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