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Confectionals of a Foodaholic

1 Dec

Behold- the Quadruple Chocolate mini cheesecake from The Confectional. Aka the place I will ALWAYS go to whenever I head into Seattle.

Dark chocolate blended right into our batter with chunks of milk, white and an extra-dark chocolate added to the center for an extra chocolaty surprise. Finished with a thick chocolate crust.

Ye gods was it ever amazing…


Triple D Seattle: Southern Kitchen

29 Nov

I’m addicted to the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” I have yet to find any Vancouver equivalents to the eateries on the show, so I was super excited to head down to Seattle to try out a few restaurants that were featured on “Triple D” (as host Guy calls it). Here’s one of ‘em:

Southern Kitchen

1716 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
253.627.4282
www.southernkitchen.com

Spotted: Guy Fieri’s head framed on the wall. Lurve it.

We were so impressed by the food featured on Triple D that we ventured 45 minutes outside of Seattle to Tacoma, Washington. Thankfully, the drive was worth it!

Cornbread– Served pancake style. Nothing special or different. Tastes good though.

Mango lemonadeLoved this.  It’s more sweet than sour. Comes with mango pieces. Get it with whipped cream.

Cajun Catfish Strips with collard greens, black-eyed peas and buttered corn– AMAZING. Catfish was flaky and not dry. Batter was crazy good and cajun spice on top was a nice addition. Buttered corn was the best side dish.

Southern fried chicken with candied yams, buttered corn, mashed potatoes– Classic fried chicken the way it should be. Best perfectly battered, crispy chicken skin. Candied yams were deliciously sweet if you’re into that. Good mashed potatoes with gravy.

Triple D Seattle: Georgia’s Greek Restaurant and Deli

26 Nov

I’m addicted to the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” I have yet to find any Vancouver equivalents to the eateries on the show, so I was super excited to head down to Seattle to try out a few restaurants that were featured on “Triple D” (as host Guy calls it). Here’s one of ‘em:

Georgia’s Greek Restaurant and Deli

323 NW 85th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
206.783.1228
www.georgiasgreekrestaurant.com

Georgia’s was the first place we went to that had Guy Fieri’s face spray painted on their wall (pictured above). I thought that was a pretty cool branding and marketing tool. Georgia’s is primarily a Greek restaurant, but I did notice some Western items on their menu like pancakes for breakfast and french fries (made Greek with feta thrown in).

Dolmathakia– Great flavor. Definitely squeeze lemon on it. Wished it was served warm instead of ice cold.

Lamb Souvlaki with orzo pasta saladTender, perfectly spiced lamb. Loved the orzo salad. Pita was soft and served warm.

Chicken gyro sandwich– Delicious and packed to the brim with food. Greek fries had strong garlic flavor and surprisingly delicious (then again, these are fries we’re talking about…)

Triple D: Bizarro Italian Cafe

25 Nov

I’m addicted to the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” I have yet to find any Vancouver equivalents to the eateries on the show, so I was super excited to head down to Seattle to try out a few restaurants that were featured on “Triple D” (as host Guy calls it). Here’s one of ’em:

Bizarro Italian Cafe

1307 N. 46th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
206-632-7277
www.bizzarroitaliancafe.com

Open: Daily for dinner – 5pm-10pm

These pictures don’t even begin to tell you how bizarre the inside of Bizarro’s is. We came by for dinner and I immediately fell in love with the kitschy, eclectic mix of knick knacks everywhere. THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. I highly recommend this place to anyone going to Seattle- even for just a day. It’s an experience that’s completely worth the drive.

*note: the menu changes seasonally, so some dishes may not be available when you go

Foccacia bread and dipI’m pretty sure the foccacia is made in-house. Soft and had a subtle rosemary flavor. The dip really made this. The balsamic vinegar was full of flavor and even the olive oil tasted different from anything I’ve had before.


Starter salad
– came with our entrees. The dressing is almost identical to the bread dip, so you know I liked this lol

Gnocchi with truffle braised beef perfectly made, pillowy gnocchi, truffle infused, tender beef, and a nice dollop of ricotta= heaven on a plate

Lasagna– very cheesy, perfectly spiced meat, and the marinara sauce was the right balance of sweet, spicy and sour. They get bonus points for handmaking their own pasta.

Tiramisu- I think thin layers of cake were substituted for lady fingers here. Nonetheless, it was a great, sweet treat to end our meal with.

All the tables were covered with a layer of glass, letting you see the notes, doodles and recommendations that other diners had left behind. We even found a business card from a bonafide Bigfoot investigator. Here’s what we left behind- find our table when you give Bizarro’s a visit 🙂