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July Food Adventures

This month has been full, FULL, of eating out and cooking for friends.  It seems to be pretty nonstop, fun and delicious.  Take a look:

  • Americana with homegirl Marika…dinner was so indescribably delicious

    Reconfigured sushi:  rice-coated ahi tuna fried to quickly sear it and puff the rice to create a crunchy coating, fried and creamy panko-breaded eggplant, nori jam, and the silkiest wasabi aioli to bring everything together.  So yum!!!
    Reconfigured sushi: rice-coated ahi tuna fried to quickly sear it and puff the rice to create a crunchy coating, fried and creamy panko-breaded eggplant, nori jam, and the silkiest wasabi aioli to bring everything together. So yum!!!
  • Ballard Seafood Fest alder-smoked salmon dinner enjoyed in the sun with Mikayla

    Alder smoked salmon dinner with Great Harvest bread and coleslaw with Mikayla at the Ballard Seafood Fest.
    Alder smoked salmon dinner with Great Harvest bread and coleslaw with Mikayla at the Ballard Seafood Fest.
  • Chinese dinner first in a long time in North Bend, WA on the way to the site (I ordered TWO lunch combos to fill me up and have leftovers to take to site)
    Hot and sour soup
    Hot and sour soup
    Egg drop soup
    Egg drop soup
    Pork in hot garlic sauce with pork fried rice
    Pork in hot garlic sauce with pork fried rice

    Shrimp in black bean sauce with brown rice
    Shrimp in black bean sauce with brown rice
  • Cutters Crabhouse for happy hour by myself because I felt like it and I wanted to watch the water and sit in the sun on a very sunny and beautiful day in Seattle.

    Superb calamari misto at Chandlers for happy hour on my own.  Loved it.  Got two plates of it.  Calamari steak strips mixed with zucchini, eggplant, and artichokes with a tomato jam and parmesan sauce for dipping.
    Superb calamari misto at Chandlers for happy hour on my own. Loved it. Got two plates of it. Calamari steak strips mixed with zucchini, eggplant, and artichokes with a tomato jam and parmesan sauce for dipping.
  • Another great happy hour with my SEAW group on the Eastside at a good standby, Wild Ginger…and Bryan joined
    Duck sliders and papaya salad at Wild Ginger.
    Duck sliders and papaya salad at Wild Ginger.
    My favorite...Szechuan green beans at Wild Ginger
    My favorite…Szechuan green beans at Wild Ginger

    Buddha rolls at Wild Ginger
    Buddha rolls at Wild Ginger
  • Stuffing ourselves to the gills at Brazilian Steakhouse, Grill from Impanema, in Belltown with Bryan on Saturday
    Churrasco
    Churrasco

    Awesome salad bar!!!
    Awesome salad bar!!!
  • First time trying Maximilien’s Restaurant patio rooftop for happy hour with Bryan on a Friday night
    Chicken wings at Maximilien's
    Chicken wings at Maximilien’s

    Cornet of frites on the patio...plus beef bourginion and a stuffed pepper
    Cornet of frites on the patio…plus beef bourginion and a stuffed pepper
  • Serious Pie first (Tom Douglas pizza restaurant) for my SEAW board meeting
    Serious Pie margherita and sausage and peppers
    Serious Pie margherita and sausage and peppers
    Serious Pie mushrooms with truffle cheese
    Serious Pie mushrooms with truffle cheese

    Serious Pie lacianato kale salad with pine nuts and parmesan
    Serious Pie lacianato kale salad with pine nuts and parmesan
  • Menchies seriousness with $5 fill up your cups with Bryan on Friday night
    $5 full Menchies cup...peanut butter froyo!!
    $5 full Menchies cup…peanut butter froyo!!

    Plus my last Mad Men dinner, cocktail style.  We had the first event of the Roommate Olympics, cocktail competition, coincide with the last show.  Each of the four roommates created their craft cocktail, were set to the kitchen to make a mess, and in the end we had four beautiful and delicious cocktails to sip and our friends to vote on using a numbering system and with each cocktail numbered on the cup (1, 2, 3, 4).  Unfortunately I tied for second with Polly and Mikayla won.  I made the orange creamsicletini (OJ, whipped cream vodka, more regular vodka for uumph, and cream, garnished with an orange wedge).  For food I kept it cocktail style and just had an array of nibblings but did make some fantastic chicken drumsticks with a homemade hot sauce.  We also had caprese salad, veggies and french onion dip, nachos with cheddar cheese sauce, popcorn, grilled corn on the cob (made by Mark), stuffed mushrooms (made by Tina), and potsickers.  It was a hit and enjoyed by all.  Especially the show…such a great episode!!!

    Caprese salad
    Caprese salad
    Chicken drumsticks with veggies and dip
    Chicken drumsticks with veggies and dip

    Chelsea

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