the big fire at 85th and greenwood last week consumed two establishments that we were regulars of. they were both family run, quality neighborhood establishments that were the only ones of their kind in the immediate area. on top of my personal disappointment at not being able to eat their food with my family anymore i feel terrible for the families and their lost livelihoods. several other businesses we didn't frequent were also lost, a teriyaki place whose name i don't know and a coffee shop called i believe the green bean. all of them appear to be total losses from the street. i have no idea how insurance might allow these families to rebuild their businesses but i will be on the lookout for them and i urge you to as well. while szechuan bistro was not of the quality of say szechuan 99 in lynwood or szechuan chef in bellevue it was solid and they delivered and they are a wonderful family (the daughter who delivers was always terribly sweet to our kids.) tic toc was an excellent vietnamese place without the name recognition of some other places. i loved their shrimp rolls. here's to hoping they are back on their feet soon. i wish there was some way i could contribute to that. i'll think on it.