Thursday, October 27, 2005

Vacation Update, Part 2

What Not to Eat...and What to Eat:
As you may have noticed from the above post, food has been a central focus of our trip...here are the yummy and the icky:

First Dinner - OK, so I forgot the name of the Tex-Mex place we ate the first night, but man, was it tasty!...I had some kind of enchilada with chicken and chorizo...I thought I was going to burst I was so full...














First Breakfast - we had breakfast at Lowell's at Pike Place Market...Marcy and I each ordered something so we could split each...big mistake...we should have gotten one thing and split it...the blueberry pancakes I got - three of them - were the size of hubcaps...isn't gluttony one of the seven deadly sins?...

Second Dinner - forgot the name of that one, too, but we got Thai take-out...had a spicy Pad Thai...yum!...again, thought I was going to die I was so full...

Pagliacci's - outstanding Italian food in Victoria...our first night there, we were standing outside the restaurant, and a woman walked past us, into the restaurant, and said, "It's fabulous!"...that was all we needed to hear...she wasn't kidding - it was great!...we had linguine with a red sauce, sausage, and pepper, but I think the highlight of the meal was the bread - WOW!...

Rosemeade Dining Room - this is the shwanky restaurant in the English Inn & Resort where we stayed...the only reason we could afford to eat there was because we got a voucher with our room...Marcy got crepes with granola and a berry sauce; I got eggs Benedict and hash browns - muy yummy!...

Wharfside Eatery - ate there for lunch in Victoria one day...the starter we got was very good, fries with a gorgonzola cream sauce...the pizza we got - four cheese with basil and tomatoes - was gross...I've had pizza with lots of cheese before, but this was overwhelming...four cheeses, all of which were strong - I don't recommend it...

The Garlic Rose - this is a Mediterranean seafood restaurant right across from the Wharfside where we ate dinner that same night...it was much better as far as I was concerned, but Marcy didn't really dig it...nor did she dig my garlicy breath the rest of the night :-)...

Starbucks - a trip up here wouldn't be complete without a mention of Starbucks...yes, I have had my share of Starbucks, and it's been wonderful...and being able to drink coffee poured at the original Starbucks was truly a treat...here's a pic...

8 comments:

Barry said...

I'm so glad that you and Marcy are experiencing Seattle and the Pacific Northwest's great eateries, but did you know it's also one of the healthiest places in the US?

Anonymous said...

Burp.

Anonymous said...

burp

Rush Limbaugh said...

belch

Guy said...

eructate

Susan said...

urp....urp....psssssss....psssssss.....psssssssssss...fluff....fluff..... pew.....Oh my Gosh--gas!

Brian said...

Yeah, you've got to visit the original Starbucks. But, if you want some great coffee in a cool, laid back atmosphere, check out B&O Espresso. It's on Broadway (but then again, isn't everything).

Matt said...

Your descriptions of meals gave me borborygmus.