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Why does this page exist? Well, my friend Kira gets annoyed that on the site we list everything by the date the write-up is published and not by the date we ate there (though that's now listed in each entry). Though for any pictures posted we do show the actual date of the pictures. Bottom line, she appears to want to have obsessive knowledge of where we've eaten when. So here it is.

The links take you to the write-up for this visit to the restaurant. If there's no link, the write-up hasn't been posted. This way you also get to see how far behind I am as well as what cool food write-ups are coming up.

 

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2004


  • 01/08/04 - Rosemary's, Las Vegas, NV
  • 01/09/04 - Bayside Buffet, Las Vegas, NV
  • 01/14/04 - Troiani, Seattle, WA
  • 01/17/04 - Masa's, San Francisco, CA
  • 01/18/04 - Ton Kiang, San Francisco, CA
  • 01/18/04 - Gary Danko, San Francisco, CA
  • 01/19/04 - The Slanted Door, San Francisco, CA
  • 01/23/04 - Madrid 522, Seattle, WA
  • 01/24/04 - Lampreia, Seattle, WA
  • 01/26/04 - Harvest Vine, Seattle, WA
  • 02/06/04 - The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, VA
  • 02/14/04 - Nibbana, Bellevue, WA
  • 02/14/04 - Green Papaya, Seattle, WA
  • 02/18/04 - Danube, New York, NY
  • 02/18/04 - Blue Ribbon Sushi, New York, NY
  • 02/18/04 - Mamoun's Falafel, New York, NY
  • 02/19/04 - Honmura An, New York, NY
  • 02/19/04 - Daniel, New York, NY
  • 02/20/04 - Tabla, New York, NY
  • 02/20/04 - Wonton Garden, New York, NY
  • 02/20/04 - wd~50, New York, NY
  • 02/21/04 - Jacques Torres Chocolate, New York, NY
  • 02/21/04 - Doughnut Plant, New York, NY
  • 02/21/04 - Il Laboratorio del Gelato, New York, NY
  • 02/21/04 - Fong Inn Too, New York, NY
  • 02/21/04 - Fried Dumpling, New York, NY
  • 02/21/04 - Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano, Manhattan, New York, NY
  • 02/21/04 - Riingo, New York, NY
  • 02/28/04 - Lampreia, Seattle, WA
  • 03/06/04 - Philadelphia Fevre Steak and Hoagie Shop, Seattle, WA
  • 03/11/04 - Osteria de la Spiga, Seattle, WA
  • 03/18/04 - Alfredo e Ada, Rome, Italy
  • 03/18/04 - Mariotti Caffeteria Gelateria, Rome, Italy
  • 03/19/04 - Forno Campo de Fiori, Rome, Italy
  • 03/19/04 - Roscioli Restaurant, Rome, Italy
  • 03/19/04 - Burnt Bakery, Rome, Italy
  • 03/19/04 - La Pergola, Rome, Italy
  • 03/20/04 - Nerbone, Florence, Italy
  • 03/20/04 - Mercato Centrale, Florence, Italy
  • 03/20/04 - Trattoria Mario, Florence, Italy
  • 03/20/04 - Ciao Bella Gelato and Sorbet, Florence, Italy
  • 03/20/04 - Trattoria 4 Leoni, Florence, Italy
  • 03/21/04 - Alessandro Nannini Coffee Shop, Florence, Italy
  • 03/21/04 - Il Cerro, Covigliaio - Firenzuola, Italy
  • 03/21/04 - Diana, Bologna, Italy
  • 03/21/04 - Mauritius Bar Gelateria, Bologna, Italy
  • 03/22/04 - Trattoria Gigina, Bologna, Italy
  • 03/22/04 - La Tua Piadina, Bologna, Italy
  • 03/22/04 - Gelateria Giani, Bologna, Italy
  • 03/23/04 - San Domenico, Imola, Italy
  • 03/23/04 - Il Nabucco Ristorante Pizzeria, Salsomagiorre Terme, Italy
  • 03/24/04 - Trattoria del Tribunale, Parma, Italy
  • 03/25/04 - Osteria di Rubbiara, Nonantola, Italy
  • 03/25/04 - Autogrill, A1 Autostrade, Firenze-Roma, Italy
  • 03/26/04 - Broodje van Kootje, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 03/26/04 - Puri Mas, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 04/03/04 - Aladdin Mediterranean Market, San Mateo, CA
  • 04/29/04 - Yamabuki, Anaheim, CA
  • 04/30/04 - Blue Bayou, Anaheim, CA
  • 05/01/04 - Napa Rose, Anaheim, CA
  • 05/02/04 - Catal, Anaheim, CA
  • 05/03/04 - In-N-Out Burger, Fullerton, CA
  • 05/03/04 - Lee's Sandwiches, Fullerton, CA
  • 05/03/04 - Pho Republic, Anaheim, CA
  • 05/04/04 - Aubergines, Anaheim, CA
  • 05/07/04 - Asiate, New York, NY
  • 05/07/04 - Artisanal, New York, NY
  • 05/08/04 - Kalustyan's, New York, NY
  • 05/08/04 - Spice Market, New York, NY
  • 05/08/04 - Yonah Schimmel Knishes, New York, NY
  • 05/08/04 - Katz's Delicatessen, New York, NY
  • 05/12/04 - Salumi, Seattle, WA
  • 05/19/04 - Lark, Seattle, WA
  • 05/31/04 - Food Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 06/01/04 - Cafe Hillel, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 06/01/04 - La Guta, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 06/02/04 - Fat Duck, Bray, England
  • 06/02/04 - Pied Terre, London, England
  • 06/05/04 - Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, Seattle, WA
  • 06/05/04 - Sushiman, Issaquah, WA
  • 06/11/04 - Saigon Restaurant, Seattle, WA
  • 06/13/04 - Burgermaster, Bellevue, WA
  • 06/15/04 - What the Pho?, Bellevue, WA
  • 06/16/04 - Union, Seattle, WA
  • 06/26/04 - The Inn at Langley, Whidbey Island, WA
  • 06/30/04 - Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas, NV
  • 06/30/04 - Burger Bar, Las Vegas, NV
  • 07/17/04 - Clio, Boston, MA
  • 07/18/04 - Rein's, Vernon, CT
  • 07/18/04 - Patsy's, East Longmeadow, MA
  • 07/22/04 - Sweet Life Cafe, Oak Bluffs, MA
  • 07/22/04 - Mad Martha's, Oak Bluffs, MA
  • 07/25/04 - Rami's Brookline, MA
  • 07/25/04 - Kupel's, Brookline, MA
  • 07/25/04 - Taranta & Mike's Pastry, Boston, MA
  • 08/05/04 - Wild Ginger, Seattle, WA
  • 08/14/04 - Baguette Box, Seattle, WA
  • 08/17/04 - Seattle Deli, Seattle, WA
  • 08/20/04 - Blue Onion Bistro, Seattle, WA
  • 08/30/04 - Crave, Seattle, WA
  • 09/25/04 - Mistral, Seattle, WA
  • 10/02/04 - Mamounia, Seattle, WA
  • 10/09/04 - Lark, Seattle, WA
  • 10/22/04 - Pinot Brasserie, Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/23/04 - Cafe Giorgio, Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/23/04 - 38th Annual Intl. Chili Cookoff, Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/29/04 - Lola, Seattle, WA
  • 11/01/04 - Bistrot 990, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 11/02/04 - Fast Eddie's, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 11/02/04 - Susur, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 11/09/04 - Balthazar, New York, NY
  • 11/09/04 - Blue Ribbon, New York, NY
  • 11/10/04 - Tia Pol, New York, NY
  • 11/10/04 - Chinese Mirch, New York, NY
  • 11/11/04 - Jacques Torres (Brooklyn), New York, NY
  • 11/11/04 - Totonno Pizzeria Italiano (Brooklyn), New York, NY
  • 11/11/04 - Nathan's Famous (Coney Island), New York, NY
  • 11/11/04 - Margon, New York, NY
  • 11/11/04 - Geisha, New York, NY
  • 11/11/04 - Bar Jamon, New York, NY
  • 11/12/04 - Per Se, New York, NY
  • 11/12/04 - 50 Carmine, New York, NY
  • 11/22/04 - Dahlia Lounge, Seattle, WA
  • 12/18/04 - Chez Panisse Cafe, Berkeley, CA
  • 12/20/04 - Nishino, Seattle, WA
  • 12/20/04 - Vios, Seattle, WA
  • 12/21/04 - May, Seattle, WA
  • 12/22/04 - Tat's, Seattle, WA
  • 12/28/04 - In-N-Out Burger, Las Vegas, NV
  • 12/28/04 - Bradley Ogden, Las Vegas, NV
  • 12/29/04 - Burger Bar, Las Vegas, NV

2005


  • 01/01/05 - Dahlia Lounge, Seattle, WA
  • 01/06/05 - Nishino, Seattle, WA
  • 01/08/05 - Lampreia, Seattle, WA
  • 01/11/05 - Ezell's Fried Chicken, Seattle, WA
  • 01/12/05 - Seattle Deli, Seattle, WA
  • 01/13/05 - Jeem's Asian Restaurant, Bellevue, WA
  • 01/13/05 - Nishino, Seattle, WA
  • 02/12/05 - Union, Seattle, WA
  • 02/22/05 - Rovers, Seattle, WA
  • 03/04/05 - Casa Mia, New York, NY
  • 03/04/05 - Caruso's Pizza, New York, NY
  • 03/04/05 - Babbo, New York, NY
  • 03/04/05 - Balthazar, New York, NY
  • 03/05/05 - Prune, New York, NY
  • 03/05/05 - N.Y.C. Pizza Palace, New York, NY
  • 03/05/05 - Oms/b, New York, NY
  • 03/05/05 - WD~50, New York, NY
  • 03/05/05 - Blue Ribbon, New York, NY
  • 03/12/05 - Ipanema, Seattle, WA
  • 03/16/05 - Tojo's, Vancouver, Canada
  • 03/16/05 - Bread Garden Cafe, Vancouver, Canada
  • 03/17/05 - Lee's Donuts, Vancouver, Canada
  • 03/17/05 - Stuart's Quality Baked Goods, Vancouver, Canada
  • 03/17/05 - Siegel's Bagels, Vancouver, Canada
  • 03/17/05 - Wild Rice, Vancouver, Canada
  • 03/17/05 - Hon's House of Noodles, Vancouver, Canada
  • 03/17/05 - Vij's, Vancouver, Canada
  • 03/17/05 - Hapa Izakaya, Vancouver, Canada
  • 03/17/05 - Sun Sui Wah, Richmond, BC, Canada
  • 03/19/05 - Crush, Seattle, WA
  • 03/26/05 - Lampreia, Seattle, WA
  • 04/10/05 - La Carta De Oaxaca, Seattle, WA
  • 05/07/05 - Mistral, Seattle, WA
  • 05/13/05 - In-n-Out Burger, Las Vegas, NV
  • 05/13/05 - Craftsteak, Las Vegas, NV
  • 05/17/05 - Patina, Los Angeles, CA
  • 05/18/05 - Langer's, Los Angeles, CA
  • 05/18/05 - Campanile, Los Angeles, CA
  • 05/19/05 - Mr. Chow, Los Angeles, CA
  • 05/28/05 - Bistro Molokini, Wailea, Maui, HI
  • 05/29/05 - Ferraro's, Wailea, Maui, HI
  • 05/30/05 - David Paul's Lahaina Grill, Lahaina, Maui HI
  • 06/01/05 - Thailand Cuisine II, Kahalui, Maui, HI
  • 06/07/05 - City Zen, Washington, DC
  • 07/07/05 - The Inn at Langley, Whidbey Island, WA
  • 07/13/05 - Mashiko, West Seattle, WA
  • 07/30/05 - In-n-Out Burger, Las Vegas, NV
  • 07/30/05 - Boulud Bistro, Las Vegas, NV
  • 07/31/05 - Ten, Las Vegas, NV
  • 08/05/05 - Manresa, Los Gatos, CA
  • 08/20/05 - Lampreia, Seattle, WA
  • 08/??/05 - Elemental at Gasworks, Seattle, WA
  • 08/??/05 - Pho Bac, Seattle, WA
  • 08/30/05 - Figlmuller, Vienna, Austria
  • 08/30/05 - Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
  • 08/31/05 - Heisse U. Kalte Wurstwaren, Vienna, Austria
  • 08/31/05 - Mraz & Sohn, Vienna, Austria
  • 08/31/05 - L'Ambroisie, Paris, France
  • 09/01/05 - L'Entredgeu, Paris, France
  • 09/01/05 - Hostelerie Crillon Le Brave, Crillon Le Brave, France
  • 09/02/05 - Le Crispus Caf, Vaison la Romaine, France
  • 09/02/05 - Les Abeilles, Sablet, France
  • 09/03/05 - Roger Auzet et Fils, Cavaillon, France
  • 09/04/05 - La Mirande, Avignon, France
  • 09/04/05 - Cantine, Paris, France
  • 09/05/05 - Les Bouquinistes, Paris, France
  • 09/05/05 - L'Arpege, Paris, France
  • 09/11/05 - Tito's Taco's, Los Angeles, CA
  • 09/11/05 - Johnnie's, Los Angeles, CA
  • 09/11/05 - Matsuhisa, Los Angeles, CA
  • 09/12/05 - Langer's, Los Angeles, CA
  • 09/12/05 - The Palm, Los Angeles, CA
  • 09/13/05 - Table 8, Los Angeles, CA
  • 09/14/05 - Shamshiri Grill, Los Angeles, CA
  • 09/14/05 - Newport Seafood, Santa Ana, CA
  • 09/15/05 - In-n-Out Burger, Los Angeles, CA
  • 10/05/05 - Straits Cafe, San Francsico, CA
  • 10/05/05 - Nick's Crispy Tacos, San Francisco, CA
  • 10/05/05 - Quince, San Francisco, CA
  • 10/06/05 - K. K. Cafe, San Francisco, CA
  • 10/06/05 - Acquerello, San Francisco, CA
  • 10/07/05 - Sears Fine Foods, San Francisco, CA
  • 10/07/05 - Lampreia, Seattle, WA
  • 10/09/05 - Donnington Valley Hotel Restaurant, Danbury, England
  • 10/10/05 - Le Meurice, Paris, France
  • 10/12/05 - L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Paris, France
  • 10/13/05 - Chez Catherine, Paris, France
  • 10/14/05 - Murciano Boulangerie, Paris, France
  • 10/15/05 - Taco de Mexico, Denver, CO
  • 12/02/05 - Bo Innovation, Hong Kong, China
  • 12/03/05 - Chotechitr, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 12/03/05 - Celadon, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 12/04/05 - Cabbages & Condoms, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 12/05/05 - Blue Elephand Cooking School, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 12/05/05 - Mei Jiang, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 12/11/05 - Yung Kee, Hong Kong, China
  • 12/12/05 - Spring Moon, Hong Kong, China
  • 12/12/05 - Shui Hu Ju, Hong, Kong, China
  • 12/13/05 - Tapas Molecular Bar, Tokyo, Japan
  • 12/14/05 - Canoviano, Tokyo, Japan
  • 12/14/05 - Yonemura, Tokyo Japan
  • 12/15/05 - Sant Pau, Tokyo, Japan
  • 12/19/05 - St. Andrews Cafe, Hyde Park, NY
  • 12/20/05 - Medici, Hyde Park, NY
  • 12/21/05 - Escoffier, Hyde Park, NY
  • 12/22/05 - Megu, Hyde Park, NY
  • 12/23/05 - Le Bernardin, Hyde Park, NY
  • 12/27/05 - Paley's Place, Portland, OR

 

2006


  • 01/20/06 - Veil, Seattle, WA
  • 01/28/06 - Lampreia, Seattle, WA

 

 

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  Garlic has long been credited with providing and prolonging physical strength and was fed to Egyptian slaves building the giant pyramids. Throughout the centuries, its medicinal claims have included cures for toothaches, consumption, open wounds and evil demons. A member of the lily family, garlic is a cousin to leeks, chives, onions and shallots. The edible bulb or "head" grows beneath the ground. This bulb is made up of sections called cloves, each encased in its own parchmentlike membrane. Today's major garlic suppliers include the United States (mainly California, Texas and Louisiana), France, Spain, Italy and Mexico. There are three major types of garlic available in the United States: the white-skinned, strongly flavored American garlic; the Mexican and Italian garlic, both of which have mauve-colored skins and a somewhat milder flavor; and the Paul Bunyanesque, white-skinned elephant garlic (which is not a true garlic, but a relative of the leek), the most mildly flavored of the three. Depending on the variety, cloves of American, Mexican and Italian garlic can range from 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches in length. Elephant garlic (grown mainly in California) has bulbs the size of a small grapefruit, with huge cloves averaging 1 ounce each. It can be purchased through mail order and in some gourmet markets. Green garlic, available occasionally in specialty produce markets, is young garlic before it begins to form cloves. It resembles a baby leek, with a long green top and white bulb, sometimes tinged with pink. The flavor of a baby plant is much softer than that of mature garlic. Fresh garlic is available year-round. Purchase firm, plump bulbs with dry skins. Avoid heads with soft or shriveled cloves, and those stored in the refrigerated section of the produce department. Store fresh garlic in an open container (away from other foods) in a cool, dark place. Properly stored, unbroken bulbs can be kept up to 8 weeks, though they will begin to dry out toward the end of that time. Once broken from the bulb, individual cloves will keep from 3 to 10 days. Garlic is usually peeled before use in recipes. Among the exceptions are roasted garlic bulbs and the famous dish, "chicken with 40 cloves of garlic," in which unpeeled garlic cloves are baked with chicken in a broth until they become sweet and butter-soft. Crushing, chopping, pressing or pureeing garlic releases more of its essential oils and provides a sharper, more assertive flavor than slicing or leaving it whole. Garlic is readily available in forms other than fresh. Dehydrated garlic flakes (sometimes referred to as instant garlic) are slices or bits of garlic that must be reconstituted before using (unless added to a liquid-based dish, such as soup or stew). When dehydrated garlic flakes are ground, the result is garlic powder. Garlic salt is garlic powder blended with salt and a moisture-absorbing agent. Garlic extract and garlic juice are derived from pressed garlic cloves. Though all of these products are convenient, they're a poor flavor substitute for the less expensive, readily available and easy-to-store fresh garlic. One unfortunate side effect of garlic is that, because its essential oils permeate the lung tissue, it remains with the body long after it's been consumed, affecting breath and even skin odor. Chewing chlorophyll tablets or fresh parsley is helpful but, unfortunately, modern-day science has yet to find the perfect antidote for residual garlic odor.  

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