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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Subject:Open Mic at Suburbia Coffee in Kent
Posted by:hal_obrien.
Time:11:36 pm.
On their MySpace page, Suburbia lists the following: "Join us for our Last Open Mic -- Feb 9 2008, 7:00P"

Which sounds disturbingly like Adrienne has decided to throw in the towel.

It also sounds like a chance for a good wake, if so.

That's a Saturday night, for those playing our home game.

218 W Meeker St
(between N 1st Ave & N 2nd Ave)
Kent, WA 98032
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Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Subject:Blog on Southern King County
Posted by:hal_obrien.
Time:12:07 am.
A comment on my previous post got me to looking. I'm not sure if they're just being modest, but I call your attention to http://www.southernpatrol.com/ , which appears to be co-written by zaratyst and silenceleigh. (And if they aren't just being modest, and this is more public than you'd like, let me know, and I'll delete this entry.)

Anyway... good stuff. They've already found Wild Wheat.

(x-posted to life_in_kent)
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Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Subject:Suburbia Coffee in Kent
Posted by:hal_obrien.
Time:4:06 am.

Suburbia Coffee -- interior
Originally uploaded by halobrien
Suburbia is the kind of place any city's Economic Development office would kill for. It's a friendly face for a revitalizing downtown. It's a clubhouse and meeting place. It's a gallery. It has an owner who is deeply committed to the community. And it serves damned fine coffee (to coin a phrase).

Right now, Suburbia's future is in doubt, mostly because they've been let down by circumstances. It looks like Second St is about to be closed again. The two corner properties at 2nd and Meeker continue to stand idle, tied up in either bureaucratic snafus, litigious owners, or both.

You could just stand by, and let this happen. Or you could go there today, say hello to Adrienne the owner, and get a good cup of joe with a great danish. Or blueberry coffeecake. Or bagel breakfast sandwich. Or a juice.

It's up to you.


Suburbia Coffee
218 W Meeker St
(between N 1st Ave & N 2nd Ave)
Kent, WA 98032

Here's my review of them at Yelp.

This is my list of downtown Kent businesses.
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Monday, January 7th, 2008

Subject:x-post: Trying to help a friend out.
Posted by:seedmoon.
Time:7:38 pm.
A good friend of mine has family visiting and is planning a get together this Saturday evening for about 30 people. They had it planned for one local restaurant but something went wiggy a they were told today that the space is no longer availible.

They want to have it at a restaurant/bar/whatever, something nice but not crazy spendy. The place should have a full bar, decent appetizer type food and preferably a dedicated space that can be reseved for 30-ish people.

I've been doing my best to offer suggestions of places that fit the bill and also may have room on such short notice but I would welcome any suggestions you guys can come up with.
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Subject:30 for $30 this sunday?
Posted by:xaotica.
Time:5:00 pm.
as some of you probably know, this month is the annual dine around seattle promotion where a bunch of restaurants that normally charge $20-35/entree serve a fixed price menu for $30 which includes appetizer, entree & dessert.

would anyone be interested in checking one out this sunday night? 'tis the season to be eating! ;)
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Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Subject:So...who Dined out for Life on Thursday?
Posted by:sphinx_n_herhat.
Time:10:38 am.
No, I'm not trying to bug you about the state of your activism. It just seemed likely that with such a justifiable opportunity to indulge that a lot of folks who subscribe to this community would have a recent experience to discuss. So where did you go? Somewhere tried and true or did you take the opportunity to explore?

I very rarely go to a place that I know for this dinner. I like the exploration option. I called a friend who I know is usually up for an adventure, and we went to check out the Pomodoro, an Italian restaurant on Eastlake.


Oh yum, what a lucky choice. They have a nice space (arched windows, lots of candles) and a nice staff who, even when they're busy, are willing to stop for a minute and tell you about the ingredients that went into your dish. But the biggest plus is the smell in there. Wondrous odors envelope you the minute you walk in the door. You don't know what you will get, but you feel confident it will be good.

And it is. Thumbs up on the gnocchi with sausage and mushrooms (optional shitakes!). The chopped fresh basil on top was really nice. And we ate so much of the soft and chewy bread with parsley spread (vocabulary? she told us what was in it, not what it was called) we didn't have any room for dessert. Just as well. They have not one, not two, but three presentation desserts that are prepared tableside, but they weren't offering any of them that night because it was too crowded.

Guess we'll have to go back if we want to try one of those. Oh darn...
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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Subject:Which Moroccan restaurant is better: Marrakesh or Mamounia?
Posted by:starbuckzaddict.
Time:12:48 pm.
Which has better food and ambiance? Or which one would you pick and why? Thanks!
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Monday, October 16th, 2006

Subject:Twenty Five for $25 time
Posted by:dean332.
Time:9:33 pm.
Yes, it is nearly time for Twenty Five for $25 again. It starts the beginning of November. I usually don’t remember/find out until the last week so I’m doing what no one has done for me, telling people before it starts!

"...Twenty-five top restaurants have come together to offer you a month of divine dining for an unbelievable price. Lunch and dinner include three courses (beverage, tax and gratuity are additional)..."

x-posted to Seattle
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Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Subject:weekday downtown breakfast joints?
Posted by:dagmar_b.
Time:9:24 am.
can anyone recommend any weekday downtown breakfast joints? i have an old friend that will be in town for a couple of days and it looks like i'll be meeting him for breakfast. i need downtown recommendations just in case he doesn't have time to venture into other neighborhoods. i was hoping for something a little more substantial than The Crumpet Shop; i love The Crumpet Shop but it's not really a place for people to sit 'n visit. thanks in advance!
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Friday, August 11th, 2006

Subject:Sushi Night at Ohana
Posted by:ex_butterfl246.
Time:1:56 pm.
We have a group assembled for Wed 8/16 but if you would like in, there can be room for a few more sushi-lovers. Please comment over here.

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Sunday, August 6th, 2006

Subject:Sushi Night?
Posted by:ex_butterfl246.
Time:4:19 pm.
My friends and I have been doing "sushi nights" for over a year, but with everyone's difficult schedules, we have a hard time co-ordinating. I love the big group feeling; eight people is just about perfect. I'm interested in meeting some new food-loving folk, so...

...anyone interested in a meet-some-new-people sushi night? We've found the best quality to price ratio at Wild Fish on 1st Ave (Belltown), but anywhere we all decide on is fine. Generally we split one bill because we all share everything, courtesy system.

(It's with some amusement that I notice that my friend ironymaiden belongs to this community already.)
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Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Subject:Mandalay Cafe
Posted by:raevnos.
Time:7:57 pm.
Mood: sad.
I went there for dinner tonight, only to find out that it's closing, and this was the last day it's open.

Some of the best, certainly the most interesting, curries around. Now I'm wishing I'd gone more than once or twice a year (The food, while good, was on the pricey side for my budget.)
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Friday, July 28th, 2006

Subject:Bamboo Garden - "Chinese swad - India Ki Yaad!"
Posted by:webcowgirl.
Time:12:32 pm.
I got an email today for a new restaurant in Redmond that describes itself as "a fusion of Szechuan and 'the eclectic flavors of India.'" The menu for the Atlanta location looks pretty darned good. I wonder if the Bamboo Garden in Redmond is nearly as good?
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Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Subject:dinner in seattle HELP
Posted by:sweetnothings2.
Time:4:10 pm.
where is a good place to get dinner, but not to expensive (and kinda close to fairy, but not necessary) ? let me know, :)
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Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Subject:Beautiful U-District
Posted by:livestrong10.
Time:4:37 pm.
My favorite part of Seattle...probably because it's where I live...GO HUSKIES

And the best part of course is the Ave, for a marketing class we surveyed to find students favorite places on the Ave


Best Thai, best late night craving, best coffee, etc etc

Feel free to agree or disagree or add input, very curious if our results were correct
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Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Subject:Want pie now!
Posted by:sphinx_n_herhat.
Time:9:49 pm.
My friend holyoutlaw just posted on another list we both read that the need has overcome him and he must have pie. Where does one go in Seattle to get the best pie? His preference is apple. But I think a heads-up about any pie you consider to be the best would be a public service to us all.
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Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Subject:cheap/good eats
Posted by:evoh.
Time:2:25 am.
Hi there,

I'm from vancouver and I'll be on a small roadtrip down to seattle with a couple of friends on the weekend of june30th. can anyone recommend any good but cheap places? preferably near the seattle core but not necessarily. thanks! =]
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Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Posted by:bluecloudedgrey.
Time:1:59 pm.
This Sunday, June 18th, I'm going to be driving up from Portland, OR to Seattle to surprise my boyfriend by taking him to see one of his favorite bands, Mudhoney. I'd like to find a good restaurant where we can eat before the show that's close to the Sunset Tavern, which is where the show is going to be. I don't know the city very well, and it's been a while since I've been to Seattle. The Sunset Tavern is located at 5433 Ballard Avenue, Seattle Washington, 98107. We like pretty much all kinds of food, especially Asian and seafood. I'd really appriciate any suggestions. Thanks!
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Posted by:jackieohhh.
Time:7:38 pm.
Does anyone know of any pupuserias (restaurants with food from El Salvador) in the north end? There used to be one on about 175th and Aurora, but has closed within the year. Quite sad.
I only know of El Trapiche Papuseria in Burien now, but that's quite far...suggestions?

Thanks much, x-posted.
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