Black “something” and it’s delicious

[Belltown is] a bit too “yuppie” for me.. too white-corporate-kahki-starbucks-drinking-lame-pick-up-lines-from-long-ago-frat-boys for my tastes.. (Yes, there was some of that when I picked up my drinks for my girlfriends at the bar and in the conversation next to us at dinner).. but I had a great time. The service was good, the food was good, the drinks were good and I was very glad I stayed to try it out.

The Tilth

Set in a home built decades before my mother was born, my friend and I ventured into a restaurant called Tilth. The word “tilth” refers to the condition of healthy soil which will allow for sustainable plant growth. Using what is available here in the present seems to be the philosophy behind Maria Hine’s menu. … Continue reading

Dilettante: Heaven ain’t got nothin’ on this here

Ginger chocolate, sea salted caramel, hazelnut espresso, chocolate peppercorn, mocha, mint.. tuca lemon drop, sparkling pear.. and that’s just the martinis.. It’s like a “candy store” of chocolately decadence. It was everywhere and perfectly balanced. I have never had chocolate like this. I have never had chocolate so crafted before.. Chocolate is good all it’s own. … Continue reading

Serious Green

This is something that continues to spark my interest about the west coast. You learn to be aware of what you consume. I grew up in the south and midwest. This is not a part of our culture. It isn’t to say that we are ignorant about it but it isn’t typical to see a recycle, … Continue reading

Pete’s Egg Nest & “The Ave”

I think there is nothing better than going out to breakfast on a Saturday morning. My friend and I went to Pete’s Egg Nest down on Greenwood and 78th. My friend took me there once before. I had the omlette the way I have never had one before.. Round and thick like a weight you put on the … Continue reading