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Friday, November 17, 2017

Don Mai Tai Bar (Kona, Hawaii, U.S.A.)


Don Mai Tai Bar, 75-5752 Ali'i Drive, Kahlua-Kona, Hawaii, U.S.A..  Located in the Royal Kona Resort and open to the public not just guests.  This resort is right in the heart of Kona, right on a spit of land that just out in to the ocean and the bar as at the tip of that piece of land. The bar is a granite surface, 20 person semi circle sit-up bar.  All of the seats have a view of the ocean. on the backside of the bar right on the ocean are several tables right along the curved wall over looking the ocean.  We had a table right in the middle and is the best seat in the house with an awesome view of the ocean and the sunset!! The is claimed to be the home of the Original Mai Tai, at least the original founder back in 1933. There are 3 large flat screen TV's if you so choose to watch TV.  There are 8 types of beer on tap, good wine and hard liquor selection.  I did notice that the Mai Tai's were flying out of here.  Food that we had here was the Coconut Prawns, very good.  The thin crust Pizza was good too!  Happy hourfrom 4 to 6, klive music in the evenings.  A must do when in Kona, you will really like it here!!!

Lava Lava Beach Club Kulaikai, (Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, U.S.A.)


Lava Lava Beach Club Kulaikai, 69-1081 Ku'uali'i Place, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, U.S.A..  Another great relaxing place with an awesome view!  Same owners as the Lava Lava Beach Club in Kauai.  Open on 3 sides and located right on the beach, it has a 10 person sit-up bar.  The main part of the bar is covered from the sun and if it ever rains.  This area is 4 steps up from the lower part towards the beach.  The lower part is half covered by the roof with tables and chairs.  The uncovered portion has tables with permanent, nice big umbrellas.  Beyond that are nice wicker style chairs and tables right on the sand, steps from the water, with a few palm trees and surrounded by Tiki torches. The main area has seating from 2 people right up to the long table for 18 people.  There are 18 different types of beer on tap and a good wine selection too!  We didn't eat here so I can't tell you much bout the food.  The service is good and nice and friendly.  The servers all wear company t-shirts with palm trees on them.  Love this place, so relaxing, with no other business's or places right near by.  They have their own parking lot for their guests.  It is just north of Kona and well worth going to, you to will love it!!

Seafood Bar and Grill (Kawaihae, Hawaii, U.S.A.)


Seafood Bar nad Grill, 61-3642 Kalwaihae Road, Kawaihae, Hawaii, U.S.A. What a great find!  North of Kona bout 45 minute drive, give or take. Located on the second floor looking towards the ocean.  There is a catch, there is a port here and across the street are 3 large oil storage tanks.  I don;'t know how ling they have been here but look fairly new.  They bar has  large sign, "Tanks a Lot".  The bar here is beautiful, nice wood and beautifully finished.  It sits 25 people and runs almost the length of the bar.  This place is long and narrow so all the tables run along the window and there are 9 seating 4.  Outside is a small narrow patio area with  10 tables of 4 or 2 people.  The entire bar has a Hawaiian theme with bamboo, woven palms, Tiki masks, lights and a few nautical things including surf boards mounted. For lunch I had the Grilled Beef Burger, with Wasabi Ailoi sauce and fries.  It was an amazingly good burger.. Fresh and juicy, I have been to so called gourmet burger places and they don't even come close to how good this burger was.  My lunch partner had the Coconut Shrimp that is crispy (large jumbo shrimp) with li hing mui pina colda sauce and it to was very good.  It was quite busy at lunch which is  very good sign!  I loved it here,and if you ever get a chance to make it here, try this place out you will love it|!!!

Laverne's Sports Bar (Kona, Hawaii,U.S.A.)


Laverne's Sports Bar, 75-5819 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, U.S.A.   www.laverneskona.com  this great sports bar is located on the second floor (top) on the main oceanfront drag of Kona, over looking the ocean.  Th bar is open, do walls or windows, just fresh air and no air conditioning.  The bar has a large 20 person meandering bar with several TV's in full view.  There are 18 TV'S throughout the bar.  They have 3 long pub high tables that easily seat 12 people, and various other tables.  It has killer view of the main drag and the ocean!  They have an attached bar on the left as you go up the stairs but it is only open Friday and Saturday nights and has live bands.  There is one pool table.  With 18 different types of beer on tap you cant go wrong.  On Sundays before the time change,they open at 0700 am so people can get n and start watching NFL football.  by 1030 it is packed full! For food, we were there  couple of times. We had the Northshore Garlic Shrimp, peeled jumbo shrimp with garlic,shallots and Parmesan cheese.  Very good!  Also had the Total Mac and Cheese: Alehouse mac and cheese, fusilli pasta, caramelized bacon, toasted panko, finished with Parmesan cheese.  Pretty darn good!!!  We were there to watch football on Sunday morning and it was a llot of fun.  i felt bad for the guy who had to keep changing channels and various games ended and others started because everyone's game is the most important!  LOL!  Great place and loved my time here

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Gill (Haleiwa, Hawaii, U.S.A.)


Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Grill, 60-011 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Hawaii, U.S.A. (North Shore of Oahu).The bar is on the left as you enter the front door.  The restaurant is the rest of the place. The bar is alone  "L" shaped bar that seats 15 people. The bar stools re all wicker pub high.  They have 10 tables that are all made of beautiful split Hawaiian wood.  The tables range from 2 to 4 people, and also come with wicker chairs.  There were quite few locals going here which is a good thing. For lunch we had the Roasted Garlic Bread, which had nice big chunks of roasted garlic in it.  Mmmmm it was good!  We then had 2 orders of the  Crunchy Coconut shrimp,gain very good!  6 different types of beer on tap. They also had a decent choice of wine.  I would have loved to come back, but just ran out of time.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Railroad Pub & Pizza (Burlington, Washington, U.S.A.)


Railroad Pub and Pizza 122 spruce Street,  Burlington, Washington, U.S.A.  www.railroadpizza.com  It is kitty corner from their other great pub the Train Wreck.  This is a great place!  The decor in here is awesome!!  numerous tables and the divider are made by the students from the local high school and their work is amazing!! There is  small split log bar that seats about 8, and this is the over 21 area.  the outer area, has 6 huge roll up garage doors for There is so much to talk about the decor in here.  They have 3 tables that are 5 foot diameter thick log rounds that have been cleaned and have glass tabletops on them the seating 6.  Numerous tables are also split log and varnished 6.  There is on table made out of a cable spool with a metal top that seats 8 people.    It is right beside the BNSF railway main line and it is all Railroad theme through out. there bis a large parking lot right across the lane from the pub.  Their pizzas are wood brick oven pizzas,so we had the Train Wreck Pizza, (House red sauce, fresh mozzarella, Jack Mountain Sausage (locally made), ham and pepperoni, red onion ( We skipped the red onion), bell peppers and black olives.  The crush was thin and the pizza was very good. Another time we were here we split the Fresh Baked Pretzel.. Pretzel topped with butter, sea salt and grated Parmesan cheese and beer cheese sauce for dipping.  Mmmmmm good!!  Service was awesome too!! You gotta try this place out, you will love it!!

Roland's Creekside Pub (Whistler,British Columbia,Canada)


Roland's Creekside Pub  2129 Lake Placid Road, Whistler, British Columbia,Canada   www.rolandswhisler.com  Was there in April 2017.  Has a 6 person sit-up bar.  There are 2 dart boards and 2 decent sized TV's and 8 smaller ones.  They also have a beer and wine store attached.  the service was very friendly and also very helpful.  They have keno for your gambling needs.  None of us tried the food so \i can't say much on that!  there is a patio outside in front once the weather is better. The wash rooms are downstairs and they have many photos on the Negro Baseball leagues from days gone by,they were very cool.

Leopold's Tavern (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)


Leopold's Tavern, 2330 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.  www.leopoldstavern.com  It is named after Leopold George Duncan Albert who was the eight child and fourth son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.  He was the Duke of Albany.  In fact it was proposed to name after the Duke and call it Leopold.  That did not occur and in 1982 Leopold's sister Princess Louise named it Regina after her mother.  (Regina means queen).  Great way to name a pub.  We loved this place, very quaint and very cool. Lots of Saskatchewan only licence plates on the wall. 12 beer on taps and rotating taps so you get to try different beers if you come enough.  This place sits about 20 people!  Lots of everything on the walls.  Out back is a narrow patio area with 9 red picnic tables with umbrellas.  On Mondays from 4 pm to close they have buckets of bacon for $6.00.  To eat I had the Mac and cheese with panko crumbles and Ritz crackers on top, oh yes it was very good!  The service was excellence and very friendly! We love this place and if you are ever in Regina this is a must go!!! Definitely 2 thumbs up!

Victoria's Tavern (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)



Victoria's Tavern  1965 Hamilton Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada   www,victoriastavern.ca  This building was built in 1933 and originally housed the Canada Loan and Trust Company.  In 1914 they renovated it tin to Victoria's Tavern. It has a nice long sit up bar with curved corners.  It seats 15 people.  The vault is uses as  small private room called, "TheTank" and seats about 15 people.  Super cool!  As you enter the tavern on the left is a room called "Mosse's Music Room" and the walls are covered in record album covers. The main tavern area has lots of pictures from Victorian times and of old Regina.  Up above the pub is a barber shop and you can also get there up the sirs from in the pub.  All of the tables and chairs are pub high!  For food I had the Bison sliders which were 3 sliders and were fantastic! My pub adviser had the taco salad with blackened chicken and it was also very good!  The washrooms had a sign advising to check out the little brother pub called "Leopold's".  We really enjoyed this place and the food and service were very good!!

Cornerstone Bar and Grill (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada)


Cornerstone Bar and Grill,8 Main Street,Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada www.cornerstonemoosejaw.com  Stopped in before the Historic under ground tunnels tours that are located next door. Both tours are great, one about the Al CAPONE days of liquor smuggling during prohibition in the USA. and the other about the dark times of Chinese migrants in the late 1800's. It has a simple 10 person sit up bar.  Down stairs is really cool, it is called "Capones Parlour" and is full of antiques and made to look like the times of Al Capone.  They have 12 different types of beer on tap.  This building was built around 1998/1999 and apparently there has been a bar here of some sort since then.  Across the street in the old train station is a very cool liquor store and not related to this pub though.  Go to Moose Jaw and see the tours and try the pub out as you wait!

St. James Gate Irish Pub (Banff, Alberta, Canada)


St. James Gate Irish Pub  207 Wolf Street, Banff, Alberta Canada.  Well located in downtown Banff, this pub was built and manufactured in Ireland.  Very beautiful inside.  It has a large 22 person sit up bar which is kind of rectangular but is divided up.  Thursdays are Irish fare days and everything Irish on the menu is $13.  I had the Steak and stout pie, it was awesome.  the pastry was very good, and the pie has lots of meat.   The beef dip was also rated as very good.  the Steak sandwich was rated fair at best.  Service was good and friendly.  It was fairly busy here which \i guess is a good sign.  \kids are allowed.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

North City Lounge and Grill (Shoreline, Washington, U.S.A.)


North City Lounge and Grill,  17554-15 Avenue NE, Shoreline, Washington, U.S.A..  This place has a lot of interesting history.  Built in 1927  as a grocery store/ gas station and is the oldest building in continuous use in Shoreline.  Directory listing shows in 1932 as Tave's Motor Service. At one time around 1945 the building was known as the 177th Street Tavern.  The first time it was shown as the North City Tavern is in the 1947 street directory.  From 1935 to 1944 records are silent as to the use of the building but likely became a tavern at the end of Prohibition in 1933.  How cool it that!  It is great that it has lasted and still going.  The present owner has had it for 28 years and there has been pressure for him to put it on the historic registry, but if he does that the rules are very strict as to what he can and can't do with it. So for now not putting n the registry. 9 different types of beer on tap, and full selection of hard stuff.  The menu is small: pizza $7, chicken wings $4, chicken nuggets $3, Taquito (6) $3.00, French fries $2, Tater Tots  $2 and Corndog $1. They have a warm nut bar which you never see any more. A rectangular bar is the focal point and is in the middle, seating about 30 people.  A pint of Mac and Jack beer and a glass of Chardonnay wine is $8.  Can't beat that!  Lots of locals come hear, and the bartender knows most of them. The bartenders are great and friendly! Large selection of pull tabs.  They also have a pool table and 9 TV'S through out.  It is small yet cozy in here.  Parking lot out back. I will come back for sure....wait I did come back and will come again!!

Lodge Sports Grill Mill Creek (Mill Creek, Wa. USA)


Lodge Sports Grille Mill Creek, 15117 Main Street, Mill Creek, Washington, U.S.A. in the mill Creek Town Center. Another one of the lodge bars that re beautifully decorated in side. This one also has a stunning 25 person sit-up bar made of a long split log and finished perfectly. They have 47 different types of beer on tap an one root beer on tap.  There re 8 pub high tables that seat 6, 6 tables of 4 and 6 tables for 2. All done with the same beautiful wood.  11 large screen TV's through out.  This place also has 3 large TV style menu boards for all of the beer that they have on tap, great idea! for lunch we started with the deep fried dill pickles with a Chipolte dipping sauce.  Mmmm good!  For the main course my dinning partner had the Brussels Sprout Salad:  "Grilled chicken with Brussel sprouts, spring salad mix,candied pecans, gorgonzola cheese, dried cranberries and red onions tossed in a Georgetown Lucille IPA mustard vinaigrette." Very good indeed.  I had the "Three Cheese Macaroni, :House made macaroni and cheese with parmesan, monterrey jack and cheddar cheeses, topped with fresh chopped bacon and parmesan.  Mine was very god but not warm enough this time.  Enjoyed it hear and love going to the Lodges!!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Northlake Tavern and Pizza House (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)


Northlake Tavern and Pizza House,  660 N.E. Northlake Way, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Kinds of just under the I 5 and west of the University Bridge.  www.northlaketavern.com  They have been round since 1954 and and had to move to the present location in 1958 when the Interstate 5 was being built  and they were in the way. You have to be 21 years of age or older no kids. I have to say this place is fantastic!  11 person sit-up bar with great high back chairs.  There are 6 booths of 4 on the right as you enter and the rest of the tables re covered n red and white plastic tablecloths. Good selection of beer on tap and limited wine selection but I made do! This place is know for the best pizza round any where!  It did not disappoint!  The pizza is amazing:  The large 14 inch pizza (toppings are 79% of the weight)  total weight 7 pounds of 112 oz, Crust is 23 oz and toppings are 89 oz.  Takes a while to get s the take a while too cook, but worth we wait, crispy crust and amazing!!  Everything is fresh and high quality!  It is not if I will be back but when and how soon.   If you like cool taverns and absolutely amazing pizza you have to come here!  You can't be around since 1954 with out making such fantastic pizza!!!

Galway Bay Irish Restaurant & Pub (Ocean Shores, Washington, U.S.A.)


Galway Bay Irish Restaurant & Pub, 880 Point Brown Avenue N/E, Ocean Shores, Washington,  U.S.A.   What a great find! This is a very Irish feeling pub if you know what I mean!  Tons of character. It was recommend to us by  very nice lady at a local kite shop  (she also recommended the pizza). It has a beautiful 8 person curved dark wood sit-up bar.  They have  very good selection of Whiskey.  There are 12 different types of beer on tap.  Lots of locals come here. They have a couple of tables of 4 that on one side they have church pews. You have to be 21 years old to come in to the pub.  I did not go to the restaurant side at all. To the left of the bar,as seen in the bottom photo, there is a big glass of Guinness beer, this is the door out to the patio and smoking area.  It doesn't look like a until you see some one use it!  Very cool!  They have live music in the evenings.  Servers and there is quite few are very polite and look after you very well. To the left of the bar is the tasting room which is very cozy with leather chairs and  walk in humidor. There are no TV's in the pub, but they have a separate games room which has  TV, pool table, shuffleboard and 2 dart boards. They have a good menu with good Irish pub fare.  I had the pizza which was thin crust and very good! There is also a very large gift store! I really loved this place and give it 2 thumbs up and would love to come back again!!

Mill 109 Restaurant & Pub (Seabrook, Washington, U.S.A.)


Mill 109 Restaurant & Pub 5 W Myrtle Lane, Seabrook, Washington, U.S.A. this place is located town started in 2004 and only has 35 permanent residences all of the other really  cool houses are rentals.  You have to check it out!  Tiny little restaurant and pub, with a small 6 person bar.  They have 5 different types of beer on tap.  We were there for lunch on a Friday, and it was quite busy, quite  few kids were there.  Why don't parents look after their kids.  They were running around, yelling, screaming and goofing off and not one parent said a thing, very annoying.  The walls have lots of old photos from the 1920's and earlier on them, from around the area.  There is a wrap around patio in front and around one side.  The food was very good here!  I had the Fish and chips which came with 3 pieces of panco style coating with battered fries.  The fish was very good as were the fries.  My lunch partner had the Ruben on marble rye, with a Caesar salad.  Both were very good.  I really enjoyed trying the Caesar salad.  2 thumbs up on the food!!

Porthole Pub Bar & Grill (Ocean Shores Washington, U.S.A.)


Porthole Pub Bar & Grill 983 Point Brown Avenue N.W., Ocean Shores, Washington, U.S.A.  It has a 13 person L shaped sit-up bar.  They have 2 tables of 10 which are both made of rough cut 5, 2X6 boards and finished.  One wall has a large mural of a beach scene with a beached ocean-liner on it, cartoon style but very cool. There are 8 different types of beer on tap. The walls are covered with mirror beer signs of all types.  There is a veranda as you walk up the steps to the pub.  I did not try the foods here so I can't comment on that. Parking in front as well as out back.  There is one pool table.  Nothing outstanding, people were nice and the service was good.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Alki Beach Pub (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)


Alki Beach Pub 2722 Alki Avenue S/W Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.  It is across the water from downtown settle and over looks Seattle.  Open Monday to Friday 4 pm to 2 am, Saturday and Sunday 1200 noon to 2 am.   It has 2 tables of 4 and one table f two in front of the windows with the best view. They have a 10-12 person sit-up bar.  In the middle of the bar, is a long pub high table that hods about 20 people, who can either sit or stand.  For lunch I had the Fish Tacos and  my partner had the Shrimp Tacos:  Two flour tortillas filled with cabbage slaw and then drizzled with their avocado crema.  Black beans, fresh salsa and tortilla chips on the side.  These were both very good,  My favorite was the hand breaded fish tacos over the sauteed shrimp tacos.  They have 9 beer on tap and rotating taps as well.  Our waitress/ bartender Megan was new but very hard working and friendly.  That girl never stopped!  She makes an awesome Bloddy Mary and is very proud of it, which she should be.  There is a sidewalk patio in front and another one long the side of the building and between the neighbouring building.

Kiniski's Reef Tavern (Point Roberts, Washington, U.S.A.)


Kiniski's Reef Tavern 1334 Gulf Road, Point Roberts, Washington, U.S.A.  If you are not familiar with this area of Point Roberts, Washington it is quite abut different.  Over 100 years ago when they were drawing up the border between Canada and the U.S.A.  This little part of Washington state is accessible only via Canada.  The drew the border right through this peninsula and it is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on 3 sides and Tsawassen, British Columbia, Canada on the 4th side.  You have toget there if coming from the U.S.A. via Interstate 5 through Blaine Washington which turns into hwy 99 in Canada  Take that then south on Hwy 17 and in to Tsawassen.  The trip takes about 35 to 40 minutes from Blaine Washington to get there.  Daily they have to bus the school kids back and forth to Blaine for school. Kiniski'as was originally owned by famous wrestler Gene Kiniski  (known as "Canada's Greatest Athlete")and his son Nick KINISKI who was a wrestler too.  The present owners bought it back in 1988 and have owned it since.  One wall has a large tribute to Gene Kiniski and Nick and their wrestling careers.  Back in 1982/1883 I remember going there and seeing and talking to Gene KINISKI him self!  I was last here in the early 1990's. It really has not changed much since then.  They have a 11 person sit up bar, but is mostly for pull tabs and half of the bar faces the window and gives you a great view of the ocean.  Out side there is a large patio area looking over the ocean.  6 different types of beer on tap and 3 micro brews.  Wine is $4.25 a glass.  They have pull tabs and 2 pool tables. 5 flat screen TV'S. For lunch we had the Reef's Point Bob Burger: Hand formed fresh ground beef,cheese, Bacon,sauteed mushrooms and grilled onions.  that was a great burger!!  Came with french fries.  I had a good time and it was nice to go down memory lane again.

Rory's of Edmonds (Edmonds, Washington, U.S.A.)



Rory's of Edmonds, 105 Main Street, Edmonds, Washington, U.S.A. right by the Edmonds/ Kingston ferry terminal.  www.rorysofedmonds.com What a great bar that has also been around for quite a while. There is a unique 11 person sit up bar that hs a funny little section at one end that seats 2 people and the server is between that and the rest of the bar.  They have 3 nice 6 person pub high tables.  There are  3 flat screen TV's through out the bar.  With 25 different types of beer on tap you should find some thing you like.  It has nautical theme through out.  In the middle of the room, there is a fireplace with a metal coned shopped hood that is suspended with chains.  The fireplace is in the middle of the table and there are 8 seats around so you can keep warm while visiting, very cool!  For lunch I had the Daily special which was a home made meatloaf sandwich and fries.  It was awesome,loved every bite of it!  My dining partner had the cob salad, loaded with diced bacon, grilled chicken, crumbled blue cheese and hard boiled egg.  Said that is was very very good and filling.  Also of interest on the menu is;  Bowl of Balls......Bowl of seasoned meat balls with pesto garlic cream sauce and parmesan (they spelled it).  Service was great and nice and friendly.  Very cool place and a great view.  There is an out door patio facing the ferry/ water area.  Great place with great home made food! i will be back for sure!!!

Lodge Sports Bar and Grille Greenway (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.


Lodge Sports bar and Grille at the corner of Greenwood Avenue North and North 85th Street, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.  They have an absolutely stunning sit up bar that holds 35 people.  The bar s made of old growth split log finished to perfection.  The tables are also done this way.  There are 6  pub high tables that seat 6 ad numerous tables of 4.  There are also several tables seating 2.  In the back is a shuffleboard and a pool table.  Through out the bar are 12 large flat screen TV's.  They have 40 different types of beer on tap and they get rotated out.  So every time you come there will be something new.  The taps are mounted by the bar shelves in a long split log and looks great!  They have 4 rectangular monitor screens mounted sideways listing all of the beer they have on tap, what a great idea.  They have a very large selection of Bourbon.  There is a nice large fireplace in the back.  The washrooms are very nice and clean.  done in slate tile and large heave chain that holds up the sink counter top.  There is also a TV in there so you don't miss any thing.  For lunch I had the Pork Quesadilla:  Tangy BBQ sauce pulled pork, roasted bell peppers, caramelized onions, cheddar and jack cheese with sour cream and BBQ sauce....was very good.  We also split the deep fried dill pickles, with a crispy batter and tangy Chipolte sauce very good too! The Edamame was pretty good too!  My friend had Brussel sprout salad with grilled chicken, brussel sprouts, spring salad mix, candied pecans, Gorgonzola cheese, dried cranberries and red onions tossed in a Lucille mustard vinaigrette.  and said that it was very good!!  Loved it here and can't wait to come back again real soon!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Underdogs (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)


Underdogs 2609 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada   www.underdogswinnipeg.com  This location has changed hands several times over the years and so far this seems to be the best one. One of their logos is  hand with fingers crossed, apparently the owners hope that this pub makes it.  Great place to watch sports with a 30 person sit-up bar.  There are 32 large flat screen tv's through out so you don't miss a thing. They have 6-6 person pub high tables, with 4 right in the front.  In the room to the back they have Chex Table hockey game, pinball games, basketball shooting games , foosball game and a couple of other games.  They also have a caged room in the bar with a ping pong table.  As for food one thing that we tried and was very good was the Perogy Nachos:  12 cheddar potato perogies (instead of chips) covered with Bothwell Cheddar cheese, Manitoba crispy bacon, sour cream, jalapenos,, tomatoes, green onion and sauteed onions.  It was very good!!!  24 different type of beer on tap, including numerous local brews.  Service was nice, quick and friendly.  The cheddar cheese popcorn was lame we must admit. It was cold cheese cut and tossed on top of popcorn. All in all I really enjoyed Underdogs and will be back for sure.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Main Street Alehouse and Eatery (Bothell, Washington, U.S.A.)


Main Street Alehouse and Eatery, 17121 Bothell Way, Bothell, Washington, U.S.A.  www.alehousebothell.com   Taken from their web site: "Classic cuisine and a huge selection of craft brews. The Main Street Ale House opened as a restaurant in the summer of 1996. It recently relocated from downtown Bothell and moved in with Preservation Kitchen.  The Ale House is now located in the 1916 historical Kaysner Estate.  Owners, Gary and Susan Southwick strive to provide excellent dining at a reasonable price." 
I went there with some friends and I had the Mac and Salad: Ziti, bacon, cheddar cheese sauce, breadcrumbs and Caesar salad.  My friends had, Beet and Quinoa Salad: Roasted beets, quinoa, arugula, Daphne goat Gouda, lemon vinaigrette  and the other friend had the Artichoke and Feta Cakes: Cabbage & jalapeno slaw, feta & oregano.  Every thing was very fresh, good portions and very good!!!  They have 16 different types of beer on tap and they change often.  When you go through the rest of the place it is very cool.  The bedrooms are converted n to dining rooms. One seats only 6, which is great for a private get together.  A great place and I highly recommend trying it out!

Box House Bar (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)


Box House Bar, 122 S Washington Street, Seattle Washington, U.S.A.  www.boxhouseseattle.com Located in Pioneer Square area, the Box House name comes from, goes back in the late 1800's when Pubs and Saloons in the Pioneer Square are were commonly referred to as "Box Houses".  They have a U shaped bar that seats around 12 to 15.  It is packed before the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL games, virtually as soon as the doors open.  So it is tough to tell how good the service is as it is so busy in there and you can't avoid the line ups.  They have a second level.  I haven't had the food here but a couple of people rated it as fair.  It is a short walk to Century Link Field and Safeco Field.  9 beer on tap including rotating IPA's and seasonal beer.  I had a good time before Seahawks games!!

Scott's Bar and Grill (Edmonds, Washington, U.S.A.)


Scott's Bar and Grill, 8115 Lake Ballinger Way, Edmonds, Washington, U.S.A.  www.scottsbarandgrill.com  A great place with a reputation for having very good food.  They have a straight 12 person sip-up bar. The tables a r granite with leather wrap around chairs.  There are 2 pub height tables that each sit 10 people and you get to sit across from the person in close proximity.  13 different types of beer on tap and they are mostly local ones.  For lunch I had the Blue Maytag Salad, which has lots of blue cheese crumbles, slivered almonds, it was very fresh and good!  We had the French Onion soup with nice aged parmesan cheese.  It was excellent as well!  The kitchen is wide open so you can easily watch them cook.  There exposed 6 X 6 beams through out.  The other two thirds of the bar is for families.  There is lots of parking n front and daily specials.  I really like this place and the food is excellent!!