Entries from November 2008 ↓

The Temple Bar, Bellingham WA

The Temple Bar has a laid back atmosphere with french kitchen work tables and mismatched chairs in two separate but adjoining rooms. Small curved bar in one room, live music stage in the other and attentive service. I like simple drinks. I am low maintenance, but with high standards. I ordered a caipirinha and a pot of herbal tea. My companion had a port. Simple enough. We added the pistachio bowl (served warm), took a seat by the window; we like views, any kind will do.

Port is no challenge; poured from a bottle. The caipirinha recipe was palatable, but not my favorite (my favorite was at Sensa which closed this year). I have provided another caipirinha recipe for comparison in a separate post. Try it , you may like it better…

The Temple Bar has become one of the good places to recharge in Bellingham. Live music, good drinks and a varied Italian menu: roasted garlic, salumi starters along with cheese, fruit or meat plates, salads and paninis.

I look forward to a Raindrop with my pot of herbal next time we steal out. Raindrop = blueberry stolichnaya, lemon, sugar rim.

PS Lots of vegan offerings, Wendy. Happy New Year! 11/26/08

What kind of experience do u get?

My friend, Renee, has a rant. When she goes out for meals or drinks, the service is not good. Recently she went to Le Chat Noir (Black Cat) in Fairhaven. The server had amnesia when it came to click to read the full restaurant review…

Which Dutch restaurant in Lynden, WA is it?

A chess mom recommended a restaurant in Lynden, WA serving excellent pie. Not too sweet, because we both agreed we didn’t like saccharin pies. She couldn’t remember the name except it had the word ‘dutch’ in it. Now, Lynden, WA = dutch for those of you who don’t know. There are a few restaurants with the word ‘dutch’ in them: Dutch Treat, Lynden Dutch Bakery, Dutch Mothers. What to do? Track the mom down, or check them all out? Either way, I can’t go wrong!

Crabby Bill’s snow crab legs

My very favorite place to eat snow crab legs is Crabby Bill’s. Where is Crabby Bill’s? Clearwater, FL. Yes, diagonally across the USA from read the full restaurant review…

Old World Deli, Bellingham WA

We love Old World Deli. It smells WONDERFUL when you walk in! The atmosphere and seating casual and the counter help very friendly. Here’s what we ate today (we’ve been here before) read the full restaurant review…