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The Foods You Ate

Altima NEOAltima NEO Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in PAX Archive
So did anyone get some unique or interesting, or just generally damned good food while in, or traveling to Seattle?

This was my first time driving to Seattle, and halfway on our drive back home, we stopped by this restaurant in Lacey, WA called "The Mayan" that just had amazing Mexican food. Huge servings, and everything was damned tasty!

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  • NeonJulieNeonJulie Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    On Friday night, we went to the Irish pub Fado. Had great boxty and fish and chips and Guinness. Really tasty.

    I also thoroughly enjoyed the booth behind the Rockband stage on Exhibit floor. I had fruit salad everyday, and their sandwiches were awesome-o.

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  • Soda241Soda241 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i had most of my food at the mall and then i found out that the sushi there isnt that bad.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm from the midwest, so I'm very much a meat and potatoes kinda guy, but I was quite impressed with the fair over at Cyber Dogs (i.e. vegetarian hot dogs).

    You can hardly tell the hot dogs aren't real and I had the Dog From Impanima, complete with a bunch of delicious rice, black beans, green onion, and sliced avacado. Made for a nice last bite before heading the airport.

    Also, the shepard's pie at Elephant and Castle in the Red Lion kicks ass, they have Fuller's ESB as well, so I was a happy guy on Saturday night.

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    we went to a Mexican place called "Mama's" for dinner on Sunday night. Was pretty damned good food, and the Bungie crew was all there too :D

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  • TheColonelTheColonel ChicagolandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    We walked about a mile or so to I believe it was Boom noodles, damn good Japanese food. The house sake was quite good and the small plates options were all really delicious.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The sushi place in Century Plaza or whatever it's called was cheap and delicious for lunch, but I was bummed that they were closed on Sunday. So on Sunday for lunch we went to Jack's Fish Bar in Pike's Place. Extremely good food, and the clam chowder is cheap. My buddy had Halibut and Chips and said it was even better.

    Thursday, Friday, AND Saturday nights my friends and I ordered pizza from Milano, because it's the best goddamned pizza we've ever had. I mean look at this: Smoked salmon, red onions, capers, ricotta, fresh tomatoes, and mozzarella over creamy garlic sauce

    On Sunday night, a large group from the West Coast Train Trip and Cross Country Supertrip went to the Taphouse for dinner, about as far away from the Sheraton as the convention center is. This place is pretty pricey (our table of about 15 totaled 640.62, after all the drinks, tax, and gratuity. This receipt is going up on my fucking wall) but it's quite literally the best beer I've ever had and the seafood linguini I had was heavenly. They have these beer samplers for $9.50 where you can either pick a theme or pick any 4 of their 120 beers and you get like a half-glass of each, and over half the people at the table ordered one. We were all passing them around, so everybody got to try a total of like 20 different kinds. This place was so good that the whole table universally agreed that we're going to try to organize an official post-PAX dinner next year a few months in advance and try to reserve a lot more space.

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  • PunkJrPunkJr Decepticon Infiltrator Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    tr0tsky wrote: »
    we went to a Mexican place called "Mama's" for dinner on Sunday night. Was pretty damned good food, and the Bungie crew was all there too :D

    Mama's FTW. Did you have the Elvis Burrito?

    I swear, in the time between now & the next PAX, I'm going to put together a PDF with a listing of all the great restaurants that are around the convention with directions, menus, etc...

    It's sad that so many people didn't know about some of the awesome places to grab grub nearby.

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  • ScotasianglishScotasianglish Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I hit up a place called the Paddy Coyne or somesuch, a quick 2 min. drive away the wednesday night. A nice little Irish pub, with a good Guiness pour. Decent prices and tasty food.

    Saturday, after a diabolical case of food poisoning from questionable pizza the night before, a friend took me to Johnny Rockets, a burger joint up at the top level of Pacific Place. Good prices, amazing shakes and burgers. According to a friend who was a few tables away, the chili fries are also to die for.

    And Sunday, we hit up the Cheesecake Factory for brunch, because the Wil Wheaton panel was full. I know people get upset about the waits and lines, and sometimes the prices, but I had budgeted for one single meal there, and I thoroughly enjoyed both the quality of the food and the service. I also only waited about 15 minutes, despite the crowd of people in there.

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    We hit up the Cheesecake Factory once while we were there, just because Nihilist had never been there. Everybody has to eat there once, if you guys have never been, make sure to stop by next year. It is expensive, but it's fucking amazing.

    Also, the best place we went to imo was Johnny Rocket's in Pacific Place. We had the best waitress we could ask for, Rob (woodoosticka) told her to make a random malt, and she was excited as all hell to do it, and she made like two more for free, so we gave her an epic tip. We got a bunch of that on film too, expect to see it eventually.

    We also hit up the new restaurant in the Sheraton and had an awesome waiter, so props to them as well.

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    PunkJr wrote: »
    tr0tsky wrote: »
    we went to a Mexican place called "Mama's" for dinner on Sunday night. Was pretty damned good food, and the Bungie crew was all there too :D

    Mama's FTW. Did you have the Elvis Burrito?

    We asked the Concierge in the Sheraton for suggestions on where to go that wasn't necessarily nearby. She sent us down to Belltown and we just walked along 2nd ave looking for restaurants. Found Mama's and all decided Mexican would be good, definitely glad we stopped there, it was yum. I didn't have the Elvis Burrito, I had a Noscaso or something...so much food.

    Coldbrew wrote:
    Also, the best place we went to imo was Johnny Rocket's in Pacific Place. We had the best waitress we could ask for, Rob (woodoosticka) told her to make a random malt, and she was excited as all hell to do it, and she made like two more for free, so we gave her an epic tip. We got a bunch of that on film too, expect to see it eventually.

    My gf and I went for lunch at Jonny Rocket's on Monday, and it was awesome. The burger was good and my Mocha Shake was yum in a glass. The waitress was cool too, a bunch of Enforcers came in at the same time and they were joking/laughing with her. She called me "sweetheart" and my gf was like "that had better be flavour text for the restaurant!" :P

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  • DopeskiDopeski Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Me and my buddies mainly ate at that cute little rice bowl/smoothie place located in the convention center, just down to the left of the escalators. There were no line ups whatsoever and Wil Wheaton ate at the table right next to me, ha!

    I have to admit, I didn't know who he was at first (Although I knew I recognized him from somewhere), until I walked passed his booth upstairs and was like "holy shit, that's who he is"! :)

    Oh we also ate at Subway. Foot longs in Canada are like 10 bucks, arg!

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    That Dim Sum place was awesome... the "Honey Pot" was it? It was delicious, and it fed ten (10!!!) people to absolute stuffed status for just over 40 bucks. If that's not awesome, I don't know what is! =)

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  • ScotasianglishScotasianglish Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Dopeski wrote: »
    Me and my buddies mainly ate at that cute little rice bowl/smoothie place located in the convention center, just down to the left of the escalators. There were no line ups whatsoever and Wil Wheaton ate at the table right next to me, ha!

    I have to admit, I didn't know who he was at first (Although I knew I recognized him from somewhere), until I walked passed his booth upstairs and was like "holy shit, that's who he is"! :)

    Oh we also ate at Subway. Foot longs in Canada are like 10 bucks, arg!

    PAX: Where the nerd-celebs don't always have to feel like nerd celebs, they can be just some guy eating a rice bowl.

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  • mostlyharmlessmostlyharmless Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Dick's is up on Broadway, a pretty long walk for a burger, but when my friend and I parked by the Art Institute to avoid paying out our asses for parking on Friday, it was quite convenient for lunch before the expo.

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Seeress WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    That Dim Sum place was awesome... the "Honey Pot" was it? It was delicious, and it fed ten (10!!!) people to absolute stuffed status for just over 40 bucks. If that's not awesome, I don't know what is! =)

    That was Honey Court, and it was indeed awesome. I thought our trip to Nijo Sushi was pretty good too.

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Ah, yes! And true, the sushi was fantastic! Them was good times in eatin'. =)

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  • Post BluePost Blue Redmond, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The best things I ate all weekend were the Dante's Inferno Rolls at Dragonfish. Not as hot as I'd hoped, but delicious.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The chili dog in the back of the expo hall at that little snack bar type place was... a chili dog. It wrecked the shit out of my stomach. I had two.

    Also, they have very good real (meat) hot dogs at Stoney's, the pinball/retro arcade somewhere in Seattle. We walked there, took about 20 minutes. Not far at all. Good pinball.

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  • iamconfidenceiamconfidence Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Tap Room's food was damn good actually. Got some sushi and hummus.

    You know what else... the Mocha they make at that coffee shop in the front of the convention center was FANTASTIC! i was totally pleased. :D

    I'm gonna carefully read every entry on this thread though and make notes so I can try some of these places. ;)

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  • enderwiggin13enderwiggin13 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Best thing I ate, hands down, was the Dulce De Leche crepe from the little crepe stand immediately outside the convention hall. I grabbed one on Thursday afternoon so I was not waiting in the giant line on Fri - Sun.

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  • PetesalzlPetesalzl vorpal blade in hand Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Me and my friends went to the space needle resturant sunday night after pax had ended and ate there. $215 for three people (ouch) but it was worth it, food was amazing and the rotating view of seattle at night wasn't too bad. we got there at 8, right at sun set and were there til it was dark. beautiful city you seattle folks have.

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  • SakebombSakebomb Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    FRIDAY
    Breakfast at Mecca (was very tasty)
    Lunch at Sound View Cafe (excellent clam chowder)
    Dinner at the Seattle Public Library (was free )

    SATURDAY
    Breakfast at Pikes Place Bar & Grill (unlimited Belgian Waffles 4tw)
    Lunch at a bagel place (forgot the name, but quite tasty)
    Dinner at a hole in the wall Thai place

    SUNDAY
    Breakfast at a crepe shop near the laundromat (OMFG, delicous)
    Lunch at the convention center
    Dinner at Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar in Bellevue (Best swordfish imaginable)

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  • atiariatiari Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Taco Del Mar had BY FAR the best food I ate. I tried the Taphouse and didn't care for their stuff, ate mainly at the Daily Grill in the Sheraton. Had Taco Del Mar's Taco (chicken) combo and a shredded beef burrito. I thought I was going to spunk my load right then and there. Great stuff :D

    (Wants a Taco Del Mar near him in Michigan)

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  • GoogalashGoogalash Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Ppl ate food during PAX??????

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  • nemaihnenemaihne Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I had a sandwich from a decent little place called Honey Hole, some ok chowder (but inauthentic pasty) from Kells and the rest was either brought, Sheraton or Cheesecake Factory. I didn't find CF to be so expensive, but then again I always order off the lunch menu because it runs til 5 and they serve too much food on their dinner plates.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I went to a friend's cafe all 3 days because I knew I could call it in ahead of time.

    Friday:
    Fredwich

    Saturday:
    Teriyaki chicken sandwhich on ciabatta
    Avacado tomato and hummus sandwhich on crossiant

    Sunday:
    Fredwhich (chicken Provolone and lettuce and tomato on a ciabatta)
    Fysha pizza (pesto, provolone, and tomoto slices on pita bread)

    I know I should have stayed all night on Sunday but I was too damn tired.

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  • katherine_84fkatherine_84f Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Thursday evening we tried to go to Honey Hole, but they were closed. We ended up at the Pita Pit instead, which was actually really good. It was quite a long wait, but the people watching was great as all the GLBT crowd was out in full force. Good times.

    Friday we did Pike's for breakfast. Fresh peaches, mini-doughnuts, and coffee was all we needed. And hey, it's 11, that's early enough for Beechers Mac 'n Cheese, right? Cookies and caramels were fine for lunch, and for dinner we went to a great Thai place in Fremont (I forget the name).

    Saturday the only notable eat-out was dinner, and it was outstanding - we hit up Brouwers in Fremont, which lived up to our expectations and then some. Our waitress recommended beers that everyone enjoyed, and the food was delicious: frites were just perfect, and everything else was great. The only thing I didn't love was the dessert; the chocolate cake was too crumbly and the creme brulee had a bit too thick of a caramelized crust. But we stopped next door at Theo for some amazing confections, so that took care of my sweet tooth.

    Sunday we went to Pike's again for crepes. Really really good. I'd recommend the sweet over the savory, but they were both excellent. It's also a treat to watch the ladies make crepes and cut vegetables and fruit right in front of you. Again, the wait wasn't a bother.

    Thanks for the recommendations on the FancyPants thread, we found some great places because of it. Also got to introduce our Seattle friend to Brouwers. Looking forward to next year!

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  • JoleineJoleine Registered User new member
    edited September 2008
    Thursday night we had Cheesecake Factory.. yum.

    Friday morning we just had mcdonalds (quick and easy.. it worked)
    Friday night we ate at the Daily Grill at The Sheraton

    Saturday morning was Daily Grill for breakfast
    Saturday afternoon was pizza
    Saturday night was "Mexico" at the Pacific Place mall - where we ate 2 tables away from Wil Wheaton ;) It was also really yummy food and margaritas!

    Sunday we had lunch at Vons Grand City Cafe - which was... OK.. it served it's purpose but I don't think I'd go back.

    Then we went home :(

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  • HaikufrenzyHaikufrenzy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Me, vthorn, jonxp, and like a few others ate and drank at Daily Grill on Saturday night and I know both myself and vthorn agreed that their cheeseburger was fan-fuckin-tastic. The cole slaw they served with it was a little meh but the shoestring fries were quite good.

    Other then that, pizza friday (From that pizza place on the first floor, not bad but the crust was all but flavorless), and sunday night (Can't remember the pizzeria we got it delivered from, but it was WAY better) and all the food I made from home prior.

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Yeah, that was a tasty burger, I must admit! I think I liked the cole slaw more than Haiku did, but I think I was just in the mood for cole slaw, so any form of it would satiate my hunger at that moment. =)

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  • 2VipeRS2VipeRS Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The Snaggins~
    5 pound bag of Sour Patch Kids (ok, so I only at half of it!), 5 cans of NOS, 6 granola bars, a cookie I baked, and didn't even touch the twizzlers I brought!

    The Eats~
    Twicly dined at the Cheesecake Factory across from PAX, VIP Party food via Cryptic Studios & ArenaNet, Breakfast via McDonalds & Burger King, and what road trip would not be complete without the 2am mad dash to Taco Bell? ;)

    And for all fairness, I did skip a lot of meals due to having WAYYYYYYYYY TOO MUCH FUN!!!!

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  • The DermThe Derm Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Pike place brewery.

    excellent beer and food
    pulled porkl nachos FTW!

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  • terrixterrix Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I missed so much being I didn't get to spend several days extra like I had planned. That said since I miss PAX next year due to my upcoming wedding, I think me and my bride to be have decided to plan a separate trip to Seattle as part of our honeymoon since we left a lot undone.

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  • Cynd3rCynCynd3rCyn Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The Pre-PAX dinner food was some of the best I have tasted. As far as foods I normally wouldn't eat where I live, I had some seafood frittatas for breakfast at the Pike place Market, Some tasty chinese food in the market, sushi from the TapHouse, tamales from Mexico...everything else I am drawing a blank on.

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I ate at the Dragon Fish, the sorta-japanese place that was on the con map on.. friday? yeah, must have been friday. They were fantastic. Caramel ginger chicken - sounds terrible, but I couldn't resist, and it was top notch. The noodle dish we had was great as well, as were the chicken potstickers - though as a potsticker stickler, I think they were deep fried, which disqualifies them from the name.

    Saturday was Cheesecake factory, which generated enough leftovers to snack on for late night saturday/morning sunday.

    Sunday we hit Taco del Mar, which was pretty good for a chain burrito place. After the con we went to a Pizza Place by the space needle with some guys we met on the train up, mainly just to see the pointy hunk of metal. Pizza was meh(bias note: born and raised in NYC), but we got to hang out and chat in the shadow of the landmark which was a good time.

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  • GodmeatGodmeat Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Pike Place Chowder had an AMAZING seared scallop chowder.

    Also, there was a little Turkish deli called Turkish Delight. My wife and I shared the chicken doner kebab wrap - it was quite delicious.

    We also had some decent Indian food, and a surprisingly good pizza delivered to our room...but I can't remember either place's name.

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Seeress WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Cynd3rCyn wrote: »
    The Pre-PAX dinner food was some of the best I have tasted. As far as foods I normally wouldn't eat where I live, I had some seafood frittatas for breakfast at the Pike place Market, Some tasty chinese food in the market, sushi from the TapHouse, tamales from Mexico...everything else I am drawing a blank on.

    Glad you liked the Pre-PAX spread. We really tried to deliver the most value that we could, and it's no secret that my wife and I are food snobs of a sort. Our caterer was so pleasant, capable and accommodating that I would feel bad not using her again.

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Aye, it was delicious! =) I'll definitely be doing it again next year if I can make it to PAX... which I'm going to bust butt to try to do =)

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Godmeat wrote: »
    Pike Place Chowder had an AMAZING seared scallop chowder.

    Also, there was a little Turkish deli called Turkish Delight. My wife and I shared the chicken doner kebab wrap - it was quite delicious.

    We also had some decent Indian food, and a surprisingly good pizza delivered to our room...but I can't remember either place's name.

    As much as I love kebabs, I think I'd have a problem eating anything named Doner.

    :P

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  • DarkphibreDarkphibre Photographer / Programmer / Data Scientist / Gamer Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Googalash wrote: »
    Ppl ate food during PAX??????
    No kidding. I was taking so many photos, I packed Clif Bars to eat. 3-4 bars per day, and tons of running around with 30+ lbs. of gear... I lost 5lbs over the weekend.

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