Nestled on Hwy 99, between a bar and the PUD is a wonderful restaurant, Kafe Neo. Grapes hang from the ceiling, done even light up! There specialty is Greek food and if I could eat there every day, I would! Today I ordered the Combo 2 which included a Greek salad, a gyro, and a soda. The salad was simple, but delicious and topped with tzatziki and feta. The Gyro was by far the best I’ve ever tasted! The pita was soft and light. The tzatziki wasn’t overly tart. Let me tell you, something Heavenly happened when the spices of the gyro meat and tzatziki sauce mixed together…can I have another…like now? To top it off, the portion sizes were perfect!
The atmosphere of the restaurant was tranquil and tasteful. Good place for families too. Though I didn’t partake in adult beverages, they had a decent selection.
My meal total was $10 and well worth it.
Kafe Neo gets 5 out of 5 stars!
For more info, visit http://www.kafeneo.net
My apologies for the long vacation Fearless Foodies!
A while back, my friends and I made a group date for Benihana. There were eight of us that met at the downtown Seattle spot and the restaurant was happy to accommodate us (reservations were needed). On to the food!
The chicken fried rice and Benihana soup were good, but I don’t think they were worth writing home about. I ordered the Hibachi Steak – New York strip steak with mushrooms. The Hibachi Steak was the best part of the night! The steak was grilled to perfection. The steak was a juicy, tender, and melted in my mouth like buttah. The mushrooms on the side were absolutely delicious and I usually loathe mushrooms! I would highly suggest the Hibachi Steak for anyone who loves steak! I topped off the evening with a Benihana mojito – nice mix of rum and sake.
Aside from the delicious food, most patrons head to Benihana for the Teppanyaki – I was thoroughly impressed by the skill the chefs showcased. The only thing I was disappointed by was the length of the meal. From the moment we sat down to the moment we exited the door was an hour and a half. I (and my friends) really thought the whole experience would take much longer than it did. In that sense, the experience didn’t feel much different than any other restaurant.
Benihana is a bit pricy for those on a budget (I needed to save up). Dinner, 1 drink, +gratuity (for the large group) came to $44
I give Benihana 4 out of 5 stars. The “Benihana experience” could have been better and the appetizers lacked the special something.
For more information about Benihana check out: http://www.benihana.com/
I previously reviewed Benihana…well after Benihana a few friends and I trekked over to Ballard for dessert. We landed at Cupcake Royale. I would have loved to try all the cupcakes, but my blood sugar and waistline wouldn’t allow it. I was really torn between the Tiramisu and Lavendar cupcakes. It was a hard decision, but I love me some Tiramisu! The cupcake was delicious through and through. The cake was perfectly moist and the frosting was light and wonderful. My friends and I traded bites of each others’ cakes. I had the delight of trying the Strawberry Champagne and the Triple Threat. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t have mattered what cupcake I got, it would have been delicious.
I give Cupcake Royale 5 out of 5 stars for their delicious creations!
View a picture of the Cupcake Royale Tiramisu cupcake in my photos section or on Instagram: jpair12
My apologies for the break in posting. Today I dined at Hamburger Harry’s in picturesque downtown Edmonds. Seriously folks, if you visit this town in on a beautiful summer day, it the perfect perfect place to be. Perfect weather, friendly people, shops to frequent, it’s great, but I digress.
Out of the blue I decided to try Hamburger Harry’s, I totally forgot to consider that it was the Fourth of July. As I waited outside for my family and saw all the people making their way inside after the parade I was worried about getting a table. I was told there was a 20-25minute wait, but no more than 10minutes after out arrival, my party of three was seated (to the dismay of the 5 and 7 person parties). We were attended to quickly despite the parade rush and we were treated to an outside table in the beautiful sun.
I ordered the Blue Cheese Burger while my family members ordered a Bacon Burger and Fish & Chips. I found my burger to be delicious! The caramelized onions were sweet and paired wonderfully with the blue cheese. My burger came with a side of fries which were equally tasty. My family also approved of their meals.
Overall I give Hamburger Harry’s 5 out of 5 stars. The food was delicious, albeit, a little messy. The environment is great. I suggest sitting outside on a sunny day. Each meal plus a soda was about $15.
Bonus – there is a sand box for the kids to play in!!!
Way to go Hamburger Harry’s!
Salutations Fearless Foodies!
Today is Thirsty Thursday and we would like to feature two drinks. One drink with spirits and one without. Both recipes contain a peach flavor perfect for springtime or summer!
The spirit filled drink is “Peach Blow Fizz”…don’t shoot the messenger I didn’t title this drink
2 oz gin
1 oz light cream
juice of 1/2 lemons
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
Our less spirited drink is a “Peach Magnifico”
2 oz peach juice
1 oz mango juice
4 oz dry ginger ale
To find out more about these or any other drinks please visit http://www.drinksmixer.com for the great recipes!
My friends and I decided upon Girardi’s Osteria, located in scenic Edmonds, WA. For a busy Saturday afternoon in downtown, parking was surprisingly accessible. The walk from my car to the door was half a block, my friends were lucky enough to get a spot practically at the restaurant entrance. The restaurant was quite for midday and I popped my head in to check out the inside. It was nicely decorated, a little cozy, but comfortable. My friends and I dined outside – the breeze made it a bit chilly, but it was so sunny we didn’t care. The server was very nice and accommodating while I waited on my tardy friends. Now to get to the meat of the matter.
The meal started with a bread basket, but I was pleasantly surprised to find the bread needed nothing on it. I was soft, light, and moist all on its own. I ordered a Caesar salad…I believe I ordered the same thing in my last review. Anyway, I ordered a Caesar salad and minestrone soup. Aside from the anchovies atop the salad, it was a tasty insalata complete with hearts of romaine, croutons, Asiago cheese, and the traditional dressing. The minestrone soup was one of two soups of the day and it’s now one of my favorites. The soup was warm, filling, and delicious! It had the perfect mix of ingredients and hit the spot. My friends ordered the lasagna and the spaghetti with meatballs. There were only good comments about their dishes. I would highly suggest this restaurant.
Because everything was good; the service, food, and atmosphere I’m going to give this restaurant 5 out of 5 cocktails.
Thank you Giardi’s Osteria!
To find out more information about Girardi’s Osteria click HERE