Saturday, April 30th, 2005

French Dip Mecca

After the god-awful French dip I had in Newport, I was craving a good one. One with perfectly toasted, lightly buttered, soft bread stuffed with layers of paper-thin, freshly roasted beef, horseradish and a side of salty and robust flavored jus. Is that too much to ask?

I thought I had found the perfect French dip at the Mecca Cafe. Last time I ate there the French dip was perfect. This time… the meat was good, but the bread was plain, stale and un-toasted, and the dip was flavorless.

Anyone know where I can get a reliably good French Dip? Please?

Update: Glenna has kindly sent me the link to the Seattle French Dip thread she started on Chowhound. You can check it out here: http://www.chowhound.com/pacificnw/boards/pacificnw/messages/26240.html

Thanks Glenna!

3 Responses to “French Dip Mecca”

  1. glenna says:

    I’ve also been craving a good French dip recently. I posted a plea on the Chowhound message board and got some recommendations: Bing’s Bodacious Burgers in Madison Park, Rascals Casino in South Seattle, Barking Dog in Ballard, and Pamela’s Fine Foods downtown. I’ve only tried Bing’s so far and it was very good. The prime rib is cooked to requested doneness, the meat was very tender and it’s served on a ciabatta roll. No horseradish though (but maybe they’ll add it on request?)

    I really enjoy your site!


  2. megwoo says:

    Hey Glenna,
    Thanks for the feedback! Bing’s is really close to me, so I’m definitely going to check that out. The casino sounds hilarious. I might have to try that as well. Please keep me posted if you hear of any other good suggestions… or send me the thread on chowhound and I’ll link to it!

    Thanks so much,

  3. NB says:

    Look sweetie. The e-mail exchange above claims the Barking Dog in Ballard has a french dip!

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