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I asked my douche bag hipster friends to pick up there phones and text me with their thoughts of the joint. This is what I got:

Hipster D-Bag #1: “Sleek, “New Capitol Hill” look at the base of one of the Hill’s new ‘modern’ apartment buildings full of waiters with fresh pressed summer plaid, cute bought-in-bulk mason jars to fill with hip micro-brews, and a classic bell that goes DING when orders are up. Not a place for your classic Seattle grunge kid, but maybe a place for the emerging predominance of American Apparel hipsters. But restaurants are for the food, which looks awesome”

HDB #1 Enthusiastically took the assignment by the balls. The other two… Not so much.

HDB #2: “Skillet I think is great so far!! Our waiter made a joke and gave me a hot toddy that tastes DELISH! Nom nom can’t wait for foods!”

We get our food. We eat. The food was good but HDB #3 still finds a reason to complain. Because that’s what being a hipster D-bag is all about.

HDB #3: “Food was good. But I’m still hungry.”

I agree. The fucking burger was mini sized and was 13 bones. GTFO.

HDB #2: “Can’t go wrong with biscuits and gravy and they didn’t!!! YUMMM”

The space is pretty filled with pretty people wearing cute plaids and flannel. Its so cute I want to puke.

HDB #3: “Skillet is like the cool hip place to be right now, huh? You got the moe bar staff over there, Dan savage, that one girl from SU. I’m pretty sure I might have seen mad rad in the corner.”

The wait staff is pretty chill I must say. We hung out for awhile long after we closed out & our waiter even topped off our beers. And for that I will go back. Cheers!

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Bleu Grotto

April 29, 2011

Sneak peak!

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Dude inside said they are shooting for a May 20th opening.

I’m a Pizza Fool

April 2, 2011

From the minute I walked in the doors at QFC to grab some cups & ice for my April Fools party I heard everyone talking about free pizza. Seriously? EVERYONE! Customers to employees, employees to customers. Was I just really, really stoned? I asked my cashier “YO! WHERE DA PIZZA AT, BITCH???” and she told me that a new pizza joint, MOD was having a grand opening a few blocks down, giving away FREE personalized size pizzas to everyone.

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So I walked my ass down to this place thinking in my head “Is this an April fools joke? Am I totally gonna feel embarrassed after this?” So Obvi the only thing to do was to fuckin’ google that shit!
And dude, it was totes true. Fuck yeah!! Walking in, mouth watering, so excited for pizza…a stoner’s wet dream. I’m a firm believer that NOTHING tastes better than FREE.

This is where the story gets real sad. They stopped serving free pizza at 9:00pm. It was FUCKING 9:02pm. I overheard a bunch of U-DUB frat boys bragging about getting the last of the free pizza. I was heartbroken but I decided I had gone too far and would pay for a slice anyhow.

MOD kicked me while I was down. No slices. I wasn’t committed to a $6.50 mini pie, and the greeter employees tried to heckle me on my way out saying that I’d pay too much for slices at Pagliacci’s. Walking home defeated in the rain I thought “FUCK THAT! IM GOING TO PAG’S FOR PIZZA!”

Just walking in I felt at home. I immediately felt like I cheated on the one I loved. How could I run to the cheap new whore on the block? Pag’s has been so good to me for years. Gretta, my favorite employee @ the BWay local (who has made every visit in the past few months so much more fun) was there to give me my desired slizzice. It was cozy, it was delish, and it was only 4 bones for two slices. That’s okay with me!
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So I can’t say if MOD pizza is good or bad. I can say that I like what I like and I like pagliacci’s. I’ve made up my mind and I will forever stand by my special P-A-G.

Genki sushi

July 22, 2010

I wasn’t even aware this place existed but oh man am I glad it’s here. Conveyer belt sushi arrives to the hill on bway and pine right next to blix. With $1.00, $1.50, and $2.00 plates this place is the frugal hipsters paradise. There is something really exuberating about the ability to impulsivly grab food floating by your head. The r&b playing in the background is perfect. I don’t know about you but i love eating sushi while listening to mariah, Aaliyah, and beyonce. It’s fast and it’s cheap so go stop by when you have a minute.

here are some photos of the new big marrio’s we took for straight crushing‘s (our new blog bffs) review of the opening night. check out the pics and his thoughts on the new joint.

The Godsend that is Big Mario’s (located between 11th & 10th on Pike) opened last night. I went with the full intention of taking notes, trying the well liquors, & sampling all of the delicious pies they had available. That is when things went wrong.

To be fair I did get through  2 slices. For $3.75, I started off with the potato (thinly sliced) & garlic (whole cloves) which satisfied every drunken Irish craving I was struck with. Savory, hot, & in herculean portions, I was pleased. I’ve never been one to fold my pizzas in half (if I wanted a calzone I would’ve ordered one) but it proved almost impossible to handle these serving sizes with dignity. Its hard not to love 18″ pies cut into 6 slices. Its enormous. Enormous.

When the Rainer tallboy & whiskey shot started rumbling I moved on to the cheese ($2.75), just to test the old standby (I found it hard to deny myself, you can put the food order on your bar tab & they have some table service). It was everything I was looking for in my state. And rest assured (dear reader) it will be everything you are looking for Thurs-Sat when their street side window service open until 4AM (2AM otherwise). Maybe Seattle is becoming a real-life big city. 4AM. This is a good thing (I’m looking at you Mr. McGinn).

read more here…

eat your balls earlier.

March 10, 2010

well, it’s about gosh darn time a place opens that lets me get my buzz on pre happy hour besides the oh-so-fancy bimbo’s….a girl can only eat so many sub-par burritos (xoxo).

 we gots ourselves another little gem to serve us lunch, or something like it, with our morning beers.

unicorn, the bar we have so sinfully neglected to mention, is now open starting at noon for corn dogs, booze and the whole shabang. fucking sweet.

thats one less block i have to struggle down to find some grub. and i’m into that. 

as if you haven’t heard, unicorn is the most rad, most colorful and the most blackout inducing bar i’ve been to in a long time. everyone has their own, very specific opinion about unicorn but lemme tell ya: this place is special. and if you can’t get on the unicorn band wagon then change your mind cause it means you’re dumb as fuck. 

back to food. i dream about the steak and eggs. sure the dogs are bomb but if you can only handle so many deep friend weiners, or weiners in general, do the steak. i’m serious. addiction in full effect.  

so tomorrow, when you roll outta bed around 12:45 and need… 

a) something a little bubbly to getcha going 

b) nourishment in any form

venture to unicorn. they got a whole new slew of daytimers for you to gawk at…as if the ladies of night weren’t enough. pssssh. 

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no more tacos

November 18, 2009

ugh.

so i wake up and my first thoughts come at me quick. the hazy mix, with obvious priorities, was as follows:

beverage.

phone.

coca-cola in my mouth!

time?

dehydration.

after what was a draining, but peaceful day yesterday  getting out of bed was harder than usual. i guess i shoulda expected it. and once i friggin’ did it and made the executive decision to actually pay hard-earned cash for a combo mean at taco time i was derailed.

taco time, the fine mexican eatery literally 50 feet from my apartment building’s door, was CLOSED….FOREVER!

this has been a hangover staple. when i need a fountain soda STAT, taco time has always been there. when ryebread needed tots to fill his belly, taco time was there. when i needed to tell someone how to get to my apartment i could just utter the words ‘taco time on madison’ and three were no more questions. god damnitttt.

after this zinger i accepted i had to venture further. i needed to go to 7-11 for the soda, but obviously not for food. the dilemma of where to go first was rifled with numerous factors. to take a super gulp to madison market just seemed wrong but i was so thirsty now that the thought of waiting till after i had picked out lunch and gone thru the lines was just too painful.

in the end, everything worked out. but for a moment in time life was just too much to bear-all because of fucking taco time shutting it’s doors on us.

peace out. it’s been real…

quinn’s protest

July 3, 2009

this happens once a month, yes we are slow, but we are finally addressing it. not gonna lie-i have eaten at quinn’s only twice in my life and i hold these passionate protesters as the reason i went in a second time….

(thanks to ryebread for the pix…)

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right now happening on capitol hill: a protest outside of quinn’s against foie gras. we wont tell you our opinion or pick  a side and just let you make your own decisions. so here’s a little something from both sides of the story:

if you want to learn more about what “foie gras” is check out there site stopforcefeeding.com. the site explains it as this: ““Foie gras,” literally fatty liver, is a disease marketed as a delicacy. It is the liver of a duck or goose who has been force fed to the point where his liver is over 10 times its normal size. Only male ducks are used, and females are discarded by the industry.”

the quinn’s staff  put out watermelon and other snacks for the protesters and also donate 10% of all sales to a charity of choice every “foie gras friday” which happens the first friday of each month. this week the donation will be going to aids alliance. here are pictures of quinn’s rebuttal to the picketers:

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ok, i know we said we wouldn’t take a side, but just a simple observation…

p.s. the protesters wore clothing from both hollister  and adidas, two companies which have been under attack for there use of sweatshops.

p.s.s. support local business!

hillside quickie

June 16, 2009

love love love this place! best sandwiches on the hill. best sandwiches ever. if i had a million dollars, she would cater all my parties (instead of grocery outlet). and check it, im not even vegan.

anoooother opening….

June 11, 2009

here we go!porchlight sign

summer is proving to be a cesspool of  cap hill business openings. and i’m sure we are all totally ok with that.

this time we’ve got ourselves a new coffeeshop sittin’ right on 14th avenue between pike and pine. porchlightcoffee  finally opened their doors after a few months of work.

and they don’t plan on being just another student pitt stop. the owner of porchlight coffee plans to book monthly coffeehouse like shows featuring local musicians. 

the place itself is a hell of a lot different from their industrial neighbor online coffee company just half a block away-in a good way. porchlight is bright, airy and seems more like the cafe you would go to shoot the shit with your friends rather then hammer out a term paper. me likey.

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with local art and vegan options porchlight coffee is perf for the summer. check the place out on your own time or stop in this saturday for opening partttty. i’m going for the cake.