Entries from October 2008 ↓

D’Anna’s Cafe Italiano Bellingham WA

What a treat! We ate at D’Anna’s Cafe Italiano for lunch today and left with huge smiles and happy waves to Patti. Who’s Patti? She’s the BAKER, man! And D’anna’s is open read the full restaurant review…

Bagel Quality Control

I’ve already told you the best bagels are found at the Bagelry. And until a REAL Jewish deli blesses us with its presence, I think that’s the way it’s going to be. The only gripe I have is the lack of quality control in the bagel rolling. You see, I grew up in NYC, so I am PICKY about my bagel. It may be the masses are ok with bagels that look like bialys, but read the full restaurant review…

I only need 2 cookbooks

I love cookbooks as much as I love to eat. I have too many, so now I take them out of the library. My girlfriend just shakes her head and says: Another one? But, the 2 cookbooks I have used since I began cooking (and I won’t tell you when) are:

The Joy of Cooking (of course) and The Twenty-Minute Low-Fat Gourmet by Karen Levin.

The Joy of Cooking is my cooking dictionary. If you don’t already know, it was written by a mother-daughter team from St. Louis, Marion Becker and Irma Rombauer, whose first instructions to the cook were “stand facing the stove.” Right up my alley. The Low-fat Gourmet’s recipes are tried and true winners and simple.

How about you?

Lee’s Drive In, Bellingham WA

This is where you go if you miss your mom and dad. Guaranteed several patrons in there senior years will be enjoying the food and laid back atmosphere. And asking you how you’re doing when you come in. Lee’s Drive In serves what I call big NJ diner portions. You won’t walk away hungry and you’ll have more for later. Yeah.

Just like a visit to my mom and dad’s for dinner. Can always count on leftovers being packed off with you.

Corner of James & Alabama

Bowl ‘n Roll is a WINNER

I told you I would check it out and I did. Several times now. So much so, I’m having trouble trying any other place. As Danielle would say: ‘Why would I go eat anywhere else, when I make it better?!’ I have to agree.

The menu items are all under $5 and delectable. You want Japanese udon noodle soup? Check. Craving BBQ brisket sliders? Check. Lamb satay? Falafel (the best)! Each day of the week features a cultural foodie special: Monday – American, Tuesday – European, Wednesday – Asian, etc you get the idea. And so does the cook; we don’t want to eat the same thing every night (unless it’s cabbage for me).

I lament the name change, though. The stories of ‘Shahrazad’ make up One Thousand and One Nights. You should go read it. I’m going to ask Danielle why it was chosen as the name for the restaurant.

207 E Holly St between Pita Pit & Georgie Girl 733-9355