I had the great fortune of making a great friend at jury a few weeks ago. She noticed that I had snagged myself a Salumi’s sandwich and we struck up a conversation. It turns out – we both love food and working out; we’re going to get along wonderfully. I shall refer to her as Salumi since that’s how we met. 🙂 Since we had so much in common, especially food, we decided to go out for dinner together and try a restaurant on our wishlist. Given that I’m a huge fan of Ethan Stowell and tapas, mkt seemed like the perfect choice.
This is a famous local cafe that Guy Fiori visited, but we happened upon this joint after searching for brunch places in the U-District. I don’t know why this place has never been on my radar, but the line was 30 minutes at noon on Sunday. You’ll have to wait outside, so dress warmly.
Prince Charming had the pinata benedict – it did not disappoint. Creamy hollandaise sauce smothered a meaty smoked pulled pork. I didn’t taste any chipotle in the sause, but maybe I didn’t enough enough of it. I had the Denver Omelet. The egg was fluffy and thick, with what seemed like chedder cheese sauce inside. It’s filling! Both plates came with a very healthly side of hashbrowns.
Always on the search for delicious new restaurants, the Black Knight and I, had reservations at Le Petit Cochon in Fremont for Friday night dinner. Even at 7:45 we had to wait about 30 minutes before we were seated in the bar, but given that they had literally opened a week ago I expect those wait times will decrease. The Black Knight says that if there’s a pris fixe menu, then we should order it because it will showcase the best of the restaurant. Who am I to argue with that reasoning? It was also the first night they were serving the pris fixe menus ($65), so there was some confusion around the wine pairing ($25) and timing of the dishes.
The greatest joy of jury duty is going to the diners around Pioneer Square that are only open for lunch on weekdays, i.e. Salumi’s. I tried Tat’s Delicatessen for the first time, as I soft spot for cheesesteak. How can you go wrong with cheese and steak? An 8 inch sub loaded with steak, cheese, onions, bell peppers (mushrooms and hot peppers if you want them) is only $8.50 and it is LOADED. Loaded to the point where the poor hoagie holding the entire monstrosity together almost fell apart before I could get through the first quarter of the sandwich (maybe I’m a slow eater). The steak isn’t very flavorful, but the sheer heft and value makes it worth it.
We all learn and we all grow. I haven’t updated this blog since March and it’s unsettling; stagnated. I still love food and offering my opinions about it, but I think I was getting bogged down in the writing. So, I’m going to try something a little different, using a more straight forward voice. Make no mistake, I’m still a princess, but instead of crafting stories, I’m going to tell you the way it is my from perspective, because honestly, that’s what I do best. Hopefully this new tone allows me to post more frequently, because content is what brings you here! Look forwarding to hearing more often them from me!