Apr 19, 2010
reviewed Market House Meats
Buy the corned beef, take it home and cook it for 3 1/2 hours. Have it for dinner and then make corned beef hash for breakfast. Extraordinary. The corned beef sandwiches are very good inside but these dudes know nothing about rye bread; it stinks. The pastrami is puzzlingly poor. When the place was owned by the Sephardic originals, they only sold raw corned beef and Heinz vegetarian baked beans.
Mar 3, 2010
reviewed Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Five Guys has good hot burgers with lots of topping choices. The large, which has two patties, is too much if you load it up with stuff.
Nov 10, 2009
This is ridiculous. I just spent three weeks in Tuscany, including a day in Volterra, a preposterously beautiful walled city with a great Roman ruin just outside the walls. We ate great throughout(Garibardi and ZaZa were standouts in Firenze, Il Reggio fabulous in Feisole), but Sunday night at Volterra in Ballard was the best Italian meal I had. And il conte was in dollars, not euros. Risotto with wild boar and 'shrooms was excellent. Ravioli is usually disappointing since the pockets are so skimpy, but Volterra's crab ravioli was crabby; how did they get all that crab in there? The waiter was delightfully knowledgeable with an indiscernable accent (is gay an accent?).