commented on Kedai Makan Brings the Flavors of Malaysia to Capitol Hill
I was disappointed that they didn't have the Dal and Roti on the menu at the new place. They had some kind of Keralian water buffalo liver on the menu which I thought was a ballsy menu selection. Not that I'd eat liver these days the last dead mammal I intentionally ate was water buffalo.
The Mackerel sounds good, I'll have to try that sometime.
I used to love the smells coming from the old place around the corner. And sometimes there was a pot of what could have been lawn clipping and twigs for all I knew, slowly boiling away with no one in site, which I enjoyed the idea of for some reason.
For a bunch of cultural drifters, they are doing a bang up job. CC next time your back in town you should give them a try.
I'm glad they seem to be doing well for themselves.
commented on A Note on the iPad Waiters at JFK
I encountered the iPads menu system at the Newark airport last fall. I still had interaction with the waitstaff. I had to be trained how to use them, I had questions about menu items and I still tipped. All the iPads did was to make me put the order into the kitchen or bar myself and then cash out. The system as it is currently isn't enough to eliminate waitstaff. Until the food and drink gets printed out at the table, I think humans will still have restaurant work.
commented on The Morning News: Inslee to Introduce Statewide Gun Violence Initiative, North Korea Claims It Tested Hydrogen Bomb
I think the situation the arsonist Hammond family finds themselves in should be recognizable to Seattleites as somewhat familiar. I don’t think the Hammonds handled it well and handed the Bureau of Land Management a stick to beat them with. The BLM has long wanted the land the Hammonds own and when the Hammonds didn’t sell out to the BLM the BLM went out of their way to make life difficult for the Hammonds which raised animosity between the two parties. This is similar to the old lady in Ballard who wouldn’t sell out the developers, fortunately the old lady had the protection of the law and in this case the developers and then City of Seattle did not share the same agenda. But what about the examples of when the populous of Seattle and the developers and the City of Seattle differ. Remember the monorail that the people of Seattle wanted got approved, got funded but then the plan feel part because it didn’t align with the developers and the City of Seattle. Recall the Stadium which was voted down several times by the populous of Seattle but we ended up getting anyways because the developers and the City of Seattle wanted it. And then there is that stupid tunnel the State forced on the City, when their agendas didn’t align. Things like this arise when the checks and balances of the system get skewed in the favor of power.