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Thank you Seattle Chowhounds!!!!!!

nychowpug | Apr 14, 200305:01 PM

i had a blast
last week
eating my way
thru seattle.

my full report
in chronological order....

piroshky/piroshky- snacks and breakfast
-cabbage/onion, potato/cheese/onion, sauerkraut/carrot, apple/cinnamon.
--mmmmmmm. the ones that just came out of the oven were absolutely fabulous. kept going back to try a different one.

emmet watson's- lunch
-salmon soup, oysters
--the soup was garlicky and i loved it. the oysters were fine. had better, but were good nonetheless. service was slow.

palace kitchen- dinner
-chilled dungeness crab appetizer, olive poppers, mussels, steamed grafton cheddar dumpling, oysters
--a bit overrated. the crab was good (not phenomenal), olive poppers were my fave my far. the mussles were chewy and disappointing. the dumpling was a bit crumbly. oysters, again, were ok.

matt's in the market- lunch
-taste of gumbo, corn-crusted catfish sandwich
--by far the best of the best in seattle. the guy behind the counter was great (snuck me some wine & gumbo). the salmon was so tender and buttery and the gumbo had a bit of a kick and was just fantastic. wished i'd gone there for dinner, but with plenty of chowhound advice, i went there for lunch and early.

elliot's- dinner
-spicy crab
--didn't order anything else... didn't even eat the bread so i could down all 2.5 lbs of it. and i did. the spicy flavoring was amazing. couldn't keep me from licking my fingers. the crab is prepared just right with the meat just tender and so moist. what a price, but worth every penny.

etta's- lunch
-clam chowder, caesar salad, baked beets
--a bit overrated, again. perhaps i wussed out on the lunch order. i was hoping for an unforgettable clam chowder, which was just okay. the salad was just okay and the baked beets just didn't do it for me, and i really like beets.

metropolitan grill- dinner
-cajun prime rib, dungeness crab dip
--what a price. not worth every penny, but close. the rib was very juicy and tender. the mashed 'tato was heavy. the dip was the best; very rich crab taste.

ivar's- dinner
-clam chowder, ahi tuna appetizer, fish & chips
--it was just an experience to go there, but the food was not phenomenal. the chowder was delicious and i liked the tuna appetizer with the wasabi sauce (nice touch). however, the fish and chips were not the world's best.

again... to those who helped me out
and to seattle.
thank you so much!

if you are ever in nyc
let me know.

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