Sunday, January 30th, 2005

Happy Days

We were looking for a cheap, diner-style, dive breakfast this morning and I was really missing Twin Teepees, which burned down for the umpteenth time in 2000 and was finally bull-dozed in 2001. As a less than perfect substitute, we headed downtown to Diner, which fits the bill of a cheap, dive and dinner on all accounts. Unfortunately, it was closed… I’m not sure if it was temporary or permanent, but I’m hoping it’s the former.

After much discussion, we decide to head over to West Seattle and eat at Easy Street Records and Cafe. Zach ordered the New Wave O’s Rancheros, which I only had one bite of and thought they it okay, but Zach said it was definitely not good… something about the tortillas tasting funny.

I wanted to order the Messy Elliott special, but only because of the name; I generally try to avoid scrambles because they make me feel like I’m eating pre-digested food. I settled on the Suzy Q, which came with really great hash browns that were crunchy on the outside and soft and cooked on the inside, two perfectly prepared over-easy eggs, some toast and, get this, FOUR slices of bacon!

A lot of people were ordering French toast so Zach and I started a discussion about savory vs. sweet breakfasts. I’m a savory all the way and actually dislike eating sweets for breakfast, but Zach can go either way—and probably actually leans towards the sweets. The way I generally order from a breakfast menu is to briefly scan the menu for mention of bacon, then re-scan for sausage, then go back and read the those descriptions and decide based on how much bacon and/or sausage comes with the meal.

On our way back home, we passed by the construction happening at the corner of Denny and Westlake. We both saw it at the same time and literally screamed “WHOLE FOODS!” in unison. I’d like to take credit for this, since I’ve been emailing Whole Foods at least once a month for the past two years, begging them to open a Capitol Hill location (I was gunning for the current Trader Joe’s location, because it’s only two blocks from my apartment). I know that I should shop at the local farmers’ markets, but sometimes I just need to go grocery shopping for specialty foods at 11pm on a Tuesday night.

I can’t wait until it opens…

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4 Responses to “Happy Days”

  1. Viv says:

    Did you guys really just found out about the Whole Foods? It was announced in August! You got to come down from the hill more often! ;-) It is part of the 2200 Westlake (www.live2200.com) which promises to be fabulous—even though it will totally cut off our view of Lake Union. :-( To think that initially they had announced a QFC. Can you imagine that? This is a dream come true for us downtowners that have had to make do with the closest supermarket being the Queen Anne Larry’s and Metropolitan Market or the PCC in Fremont. Not having to drive to Ravena (or Queen Anne) will make all the difference. And it will be only 3 blocks away from us! :-)

  2. megwoo says:

    That’s too funny Viv… I really did just hear about this. Ha ha! Thanks for the link. I really had no idea. Pan Pacific?! I can’t believe the condos START at $300k. I am so glad they nixed the QFC and am jealous that you only live three blocks away!!

  3. Brandon says:

    First time commenting here, very good stuff. I’m always looking for good Seattle restaurants and love your posts. I don’t have as refined tastes as you do but I always need some diverse opinions.

    Anyway, I haven’t had breakfast there but I swear the best dive diner in Seattle is at Leilani Lanes up in Greenwood. It’s better than any other diner I’ve ever eaten at. I’d bet the breakfasts are solid too.

  4. megwoo says:

    Thanks Brandon!
    I love the tip about Leilani Lanes. I’m definitely going to check that out. I bet it’s one of the dive-i-est diners in town…

    I was just over at your site—the rant on Star’s wedding train was funny!

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