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There Goes My Gyro: Mr. Gyros in Seattle

Mr. Gyros Seattle

I know Seattleites have a sorry reputation as food snobs – lots of kale, juice cleanses, vegan-paleo-hippy salads – you get the picture. Like it or not, often times, I fall into that crazy Seattle eater-type myself. I’m a firm believer in the power of produce, plant based meals and healthy side of Seattle-made craft kombucha. Lucky for Mr. Gyros and me, I’m also a firm believer in the power of a good gyro. And the gyro after which Mr. Gyros is respectfully named, dear readers, is an outstanding example of a good gyro.

Mr. Gyros 

8411 Greenwood Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103

206-706-7472

http://mrgyroseattle.com

The menu is simple, but chock full of options. I always get the lamb gyro.  It’s seasoned with love, and the lamb comes right off the spit. The whole things gets wrapped perfectly in it’s pita next to creamy tzatziki and hummus. Always opt for the basket –  a side of Greek fries (fries topped with feta cheese and spices).  For those of you wanting a meatless option, the falafel is a treat – spiced and cooked to just the right combination of crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Lamb Gyro Mr. Gyro

Be prepared for messy eating (especially if you indulge in my recommended lamb gyro). There is hummus, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, onions and (obviously) lamb all fighting for a spot in your mouth. The flavors compliment, and are just exciting enough to make one feel as if they are not eating a meal that cost less than $10 bucks and took less than 5 minutes to prepare.

Mr. Gyros is, admittedly, a Seattle institution. I would like to say it’s the city’s best kept secret, but, alas, the secret of the awesome Mediterrian food is out. Mr. Gyros has won several awards, including being ranked one of the top 100 restaurants in the US on Yelp. You’d think all that fame would go to their heads, but you’d be mistaken. Mr. Gyros is potentially the friendliest place I’ve ever eaten. I see the owners, who happen to be brothers, (Sammi and Joni)  all the time – because they are often slicing meats and rolling pitas behind the counter. They feed me gyros and don’t judge me for eating un-lady – like amounts of lamb.

Mr Gyros Seattle

I’m a Greenwood girl myself, so I always head to the tiny cafe located gloriously close-by. There are three locations of the gyro wonderland to choose from, plus a Mr. Gyros food truck that makes the rounds. I always get my meal to-go – even when there is a line out the door things move quickly.

The only bad thing about Mr. Gyros? They aren’t open on Sunday. Check the times before you go, and bring on the gyro.

It’s Greek To Me: The Famous Greek Kitchen

I found myself in Greenwich, Connecticut a couple of weeks ago and I did what any self-respecting person who has to travel on I-95 would do: Stop at an excellent Greek eatery before getting back on the highway. I may be biased because of my unhealthy relationship with hummus, however, Famous Greek Kitchen skirts the perfect line of elevating the cuisine without making it too far away from what we love about a street meat cart decked in lamb and falafel.

Famous Greek Kitchen 

10 North Water Street

Greenwich, CT 06830

203-531-6887

http://famousgreekkitchen.com

 

We started with the special: avocado hummus. It was a creamy smooth texture with a tangy twist.

I opted for the tri-combination.  Including gyro, falafel, and chicken or pork souvlaki.  I was in heaven.  The greek salad was tremendously fresh, and the falafel was crisp.  I even found a coveted jalapeño on my plate.  There was a day when I used to eat jalapeño peppers straight out of a cup and yet somehow, I can’t even handle mildly spicy wings.  I may as well save myself the time and sign up for AARP now while I reach for the Tums.

At our table we also had not one, but two orders of perfectly cooked lamb.  The plating is tremendously elegant.

If you ever find yourself stuck in traffic that won’t move on I-95 and you see the exit for Greenwich take a much needed detour to Famous Greek Kitchen.  If you’re not committed to a long drive, they also have an extensive wine list. You may find yourself Greeking out over it.

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Cody’s La Jolla: Brunch With a View

Cody’s La Jolla

8030 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA92037
Open 8-3 daily
Breakfast offered until 11
Brunch options all day
Cody’s delivers everything you want out of a beachside spot, offering breakfast, lunch, and all day brunch options, and best of all a killer view of La Jolla. So many of the breakfast options looked tempting, I will definitely be heading back early to be able to access those, and to get in on their boozy beverages I missed this visit. I suggest all you San Diegans check it out, just head over on a weekday so you can linger a while, and follow it up with a hike or some sea lion viewing!
Healthy Breakfast Salad with a View
Even though every part of me wanted to indulge, I found some sort of willpower and went with a menu option I had never seen before but piqued my interest:
The Healthy Breakfast Salad.
This was a light and crisp option, perfect for mid day; with spinach and mixed greens, zucchini, mushrooms, tomato, and asparagus, and topped with sonoma chèvre,  two poached eggs and tossed in a light and tangy lemon basil vinaigrette.
I have never been a poached egg person, but this salad made me a believer, and left me room to indulge in too many bites of my friend’s french toast.
Awesome French Toast
 Heather has a french toast addiction, and I’m definitely not mad about it. While originally deciding on pancakes, they unfortunately weren’t available, but I’d hardly call this french toast settling. Thick slices of challah with candied walnuts, fresh strawberries, and marscapone honey butter, it was everything you want from brunch.
The important job of instagramming french toast
Followed by a hike on the cliffs and this insane view
Pretty perfect for a Wednesday afternoon!

Pan’e Dolci Bakery: A little bit of Italy in the heart of Fort Lauderdale

Pan’e Docli is a little slice of Italian heaven located off of highway A1A and Oakland Park blvd in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I came across this bakery accidentally almost two years ago, but I am so glad that I did. The place is quaint, quiet and peaceful, which is amazing considering its location right off two of the busiest streets in Fort Lauderdale.
Pan’e Dolci Bakery
3341 E Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

The food here is perfect for those times when you are in the mood for not-too-much, but not-too-little. In the land of Cuban sandwiches (which are flavorful, tasty and everything good about South Florida in their own right) it can be hard to find a good old-fashioned Italian panini. However, this bakery makes not only paninis with just the right amount of flavor, but their pastries can make a fan out of even those who despise sweets. These delectable treats are the first thing you see when you walk through the door and for good reason.

I stopped by for lunch earlier this week and ordered my standby, the prosciutto panini. It’s no frills, just thin sliced prosciutto, mozzarella, tomatoes and basil with a touch of oil and their own blend of seasonings. My co-worker was hungry as well. When I described how much I loved this place, she slid me a ten dollar bill and told me to pick something off the menu I thought she would enjoy. I did, ordering her a turkey panini with provolone, tomatoes and lettuce. It sounds pretty ordinary, but the taste is excellent.

A view from my desk: the prosciutto panini.
I hear the “real” reason this place is so beloved is because of the gelato. The presentation alone draws you in. You can find all types of gelato goodness located on the left side of the restaurant. It’s almost a hidden gem so if you’re in a hurry, like me most times I visit this place, you might miss it.
I would love to leave you with Pan’e Dolci’s social media information but the owner is old school. No Facebook to review the food, no Instagram to show off this amazing menu, and not even a website to place orders. Nope. His business is completely word-of-mouth based on solid food and great customer service. So if you are ever in the Fort Lauderdale area near Oakland Park Blvd, take some time to visit this hidden gem.

Asian Cabbage Salad – A Happy Surprise!

It’s mid-afternoon and I’m starting to get hungry. At first I thought I hadn’t eaten lunch…but I had. Sigh. So I’m looking around my fridge for something as low-cal as possible – as an actress, I have to keep my weight to what I say it is on my resume – not an easy task past 40.

And there it was: leftover Asian Cabbage Salad from last week! Bonus – it was still good!!! Now I can survive until dinner. It’s super fast to make, yummy, and gets you over that hunger hump.

ASIAN CABBAGE SALAD – makes a little over 4 cups
  • 4 cups cabbage, shredded (any kind of cabbage will do)
  • 1/2 cup scallions, sliced
  • 8 oz can pineapple rings, drained & sliced
  • 2 T sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp dried ginger
  • 2½ T sesame oil
  • 2½ T rice vinegar
  • 3-4 T slivered almonds, toasted
In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, scallions, pineapple, and sesame seeds.
In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, salt, ginger, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. Pour over cabbage mixture.
Toss in almonds at serving time.

Status Kuo in Mar Vista

Venice is going through swift gentrification. It sucks. I have nothing against big business, but when you’re raising rents so high it kicks out long running family owned businesses, that’s just not ok. Some of the small businesses I love (like La Fiesta Brava on Rose Ave) are being forced out and are being replaced with the same types of restaurants by the same types of owners. We’re losing variety.My boyfriend and I have been exploring other parts of the Westside, in case we need to escape. I hopped on the Cover app and found a spot called Status Kuo. If you haven’t checked out the Cover app yet, get on it. Girls on Food readers get $10 off their first purchase, follow the instructions here: http://share.covr.me/#girlsonfood. I have discovered so many spots in LA on it and I can’t wait to use it in NYC, San Francisco and Salt Lake City.

Status Kuo is located in Mar Vista, which is an up and coming neighborhood in LA. For years, Mar Vista has been thought of as a suburb and less of a hot spot with business potential, but that’s changing. The intersection of Venice Blvd and Grandview Ave is where the magic is happening. I’m okay with this small make-over because it doesn’t kick out small business, it attracts more of it. The AMF Mar Vista Lanes have turned into Bowlero Mar Vista, revamping the outdated 80’s style into a lively 10’s bowling alley. This intersection also features a great used bookstore, a longtime running costume shop, hip coffeeshops and even a locally owned soap shop. Venice Blvd and Grandview Ave also happens to be home to my favorite farmer’s market, see review here

 Status Kuo
3809 Grand View Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 574-7610
Status Kuo has a what I consider to a be a classically appealing esthetic. It feels clean with it’s white walls, light wooden tables and benches. I adore the farm animal art, it brings a Portland feel to it. I love restaurants with an open kitchen, as it keeps the staff on their toes. I also get a kick out of hearing the random kitchen noises, it makes me feel like I’m a part of the team.
Our server promptly told us about the specials and got our drinks going. I do wish there was more variety in the beverage options, since they don’t have a beer and wine list, but that could change. It’s still a relatively new spot. I checked into the Cover app, which was great because I could come and go as I pleased. No waiting around for the bill.
Pictured: Taiwanese Sunday Gravy
The Brunch menu is an eclectic mix of American dishes with flair from other countries. I asked the server what the most popular pasta dish was and she suggested the Taiwanese Sunday Gravy. The house-made pasta swims in a curious broth with braised pork, mushrooms, pickled mustard greens and a chili sauce. The broth tastes like it was soy sauce with shallots and possibly clove or cinnamon.  I’m honestly not 100% sure what herbs/spices were used for the broth but it was so good I had to order a side of toast to soak it up. The toast came out with a yuzu butter that added an unexpected citrus twist to the flavoring.  This is easily one of the best pasta dishes on the Westside.

Pictured: Rotisserie Pork with Grits
When we were first seated, my boyfriend couldn’t help but gawk at this dish the table next to us got. He told the server “I’ll have what she’s having”. It was the Rotisserie Pork with Grits. The cheesy grits are topped with braised kale, crispy skinned porchetta and a sunny side up egg. The porchetta was a lot leaner than most of what I’ve had in the past, which is great, cause I don’t do well with overly fatty swine.  Nothing survived from my boyfriend’s chow session. It was so good I only got one bite in before he devoured the rest of it.
If you’re in Mar Vista and you want a “stick to your ribs” type meal, this is the place to be. I will be back here for sure to try the other items and I will post more soon. Don’t forget to download the Cover app to get $10 off your first meal from Girls on Food.

What a Miracle!: Yuko Kitchen and Milk Jar Cookies

I found a burrito that isn’t exhausting to eat and doesn’t make you feel like a blimp after. I never thought it was possible. My foodie adventures in Miracle Mile are below.

Yuko Kitchen
5484 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
DTLA location coming soon
I loved YK’s bright colors and lush greenery around the patio and outside. Bonus points for having heaters ready to go. It’s so cute but it’s a popular spot at lunch, so be prepared for it to get a little tight.
In addition to Japanese inspired food, they also have boba beverages and frozen lemonades. I got the apple mint lemonade and it was so refreshing. It didn’t have a syrupy taste at all, just crisp and lightly sweet.
We started with their Spicy Salmon Nachos, which was perfectly portioned for 2 people to split as an appetizer. This was such a fun Japanese take on a Mexican dish with fried wontons instead of tortilla chips, fresh avocado, cherry tomatoes, cream cheese, daikon radish and what I believe was a hoison sauce to dip it in.
Behold. This is the Bowl Lito. I couldn’t seem to get a beauty shot, so this messy one will have to do. It’s the same concept of a Mexican burrito, but it’s wrapped with nori, packed with sushi rice, cucumbers, avocado, seaweed and lettuce. I chose to add spicy beef to it. It was so meaty and buttery but it has a refreshing taste to it, which I know sounds weird. It’s a little tough to hold together but it’s worth the mess. This is a must try if you’re in the Miracle Mile area.
Milk Jar Cookies
5466 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
I’m a sucker for shabby chic and girlie stuff so Milk Jar Cookies’ interior won my heart right off the bat. I wasn’t able to sample all the cookies but I did get the seasonal cookie, which was Salted Butterscotch. It tasted “fresh out of Mom’s oven” it was chewy without being doughy and the salt on top is such a modern twist on a classic cookie. I cannot wait to come back and be a cookie monster.

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Gottcha Cover-ed: Cliff’s Edge in Silver Lake

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here and… I’m sorry. Life gets in the way and I’m finally allowing myself to get back into full blown foodie mode.

I wanted to tell you all about this great event I went to that continues tomorrow, Sunday, 4/26/15, 11 AM – 3 PM. It’s through an iPhone app called Cover, which you can download in the app store.

At this event, if you download and pay for your bill with Cover, you get free Bottomless Mimosas, with a purchase of an entree (promocode is bestbrunchever). You can read more about Cover here: http://paywithcover.com. I’m really pumped on this app because they have events with great deals. It’s kind of like Pay Pal but for food and with cool promos.

I love that after you’re set up, you can just leave. There’s no waiting around for the bill, no worrying about splitting equally and no fumbling for cash. Great, cause I was in a rush to see a friend’s at UCB and I made it just in time.

 

Cliff’s Edge 

My girlfriend Jacqueline and I went this morning. We were so impressed with the food and atmosphere. We sat on the patio and the outdoor dining has a chic, somewhat safari feel that we loved. The interior dining has a camper/lodge feel to it, but in a hip way. After we checked into Cover, we were promptly served mimosas and they kept coming without us having to ask.

 

We started off with the Buttermilk Biscuits. Perfect for two to spilt. Loved the flakiness to it. The butter was also perfectly sweetened.
My entree was the Pork Belly Hash. The pork belly was simmered in a mildly spicy broth with brussel sprouts and potatoes. It was topped with feta cheese and a fried egg, garnished with cilantro and dill. Perfectly portioned and the fresh herbs are chunky enough to add unexpected pop of flavor. Plenty of broth to dip left over biscuit into, which I savored.
Jacqueline ordered the Smoked Salmon dish. You can’t tell from the picture, but it came with a potato pancake. It was wrapped in there. This was a unique dish, it was almost like a Lox Benedict.
Cliff’s Edge is a great location for those seeking more than a typical Silver Lake greasy spoon for Brunch. I look forward to trying them for Dinner as well. Just remember to come in tomorrow for Bottomless Mimosa Brunch via Cover, 4/26/15. 11 AM – 3 PM.

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Brentwood Bliss: M Cafe

Hi Foodies,

It’s been far too long. A lot of the Girls on Food have been super busy lately but I wanted to share an article I wrote that got published in Brentwood Focus magazine. I had the pleasure of interviewing Filmmaker Andy Crete over a fantastic (and healthy) meal at M Cafe. I figured I’d share the meal with you. You can read the full interview, in the February 2014 issue, here: http://brentwoodfocus.com/online-issue/

 

M Cafe 

11678 San Vicente Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90049

 

This was fantastic. The Bi-Bim Bop Whole-Grain Bowl. So many great flavors topped with a buttery salmon. The spicy miso sauce was yum-o.

 

 

My buddy Andy ordered the Baja M Chopped. Luckily I was able to get a bite. Everything on their menu is a part of the Macrobiotic diet, so even if it looked unhealthy, it was still good for you. That’s how I rationalize things…

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California Love: Wurstkuche

Los Angeles is a city crammed with junk food options- and they are all trying to one up each other with something crazy. I just relocated form Seattle to Venice and apologize for not keeping up with the GOF bloggin’ as of the past couple of weeks, but I am back with a foodie vengeance.
Wurstkuche Venice
625 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
http://www.wurstkuche.com
My thighs are not going to like that I live walking distance to this place. The draft beer, Koestrizter Schwarzbeir, was the perfect blend of malty and sweet and it’s only 6 dollars. Wurstkuche is known for incorporating exotic meats in their sausages, such as Rattlesnake and Rabbit, Crocodile and Pork, and Buffalo with Beef and Pork. I was feeling a little less adventurous but I decided to go with a Greek vibe. I got the Lamb with Mediterranean Spices (which was super flavorful) topped with Sweet and Spicy Peppers. I also had a side of Tzatziki to add on top, which took me back to Athens. The fries are thick cut (that’s a “small” order in the picture, FYI) they were steaming hot and I dipped them in their Blue Cheese, Walnut and Bacon dip. Everything I ate was amazing. I know there’s another location in downtown LA, but I prefer Venice’s quieter vibe.
Also, an hour after I ate here, a car crashed into the building! Close call, am I right? Since the incident they added an awesomely ironic sign out front:

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A Tale of 2 Cheeseburgers: Feedback Lounge and Esquire Grill at Terminal B, Sacramento International Airport

It’s a sick day and all I’m eating is soup. I clearly have cheeseburgers on the brain… These two places get a shout out because I believe they’re misunderstood. They have amazing cheeseburgers (they meet the criteria in a past blog) that deserve some recognition.

Feedback Lounge 
6451 California Ave
West Seattle, WA

Feedback Lounge is my neighborhood bar of choice. It has a very 90’s rock ‘n roll feel to it which seems to alienate some of the West Seattle residents, but I can hang with it. They also have live shows there, if you go to the website, there is a calendar with info. In addition to having every kind of liquor imaginable (as well as housemade syrups) they have a great food menu. My go-to here is the Feedback Burger, which as you can see bleeds like crazy. They get bonus points for using Romaine lettuce and not iceberg. The fries it comes with are amazing, packed with black pepper, but I’ve been trying to be good and sub the fries with a Caeser salad. The top portion of the bun is a bit thick, but  that’s okay cause I can soak up the fat and remaining Caeser dressing with it. Other great items are the Bourbon Walnut Chicken, which is the perfect blend of sweet and salty, the 3 Cheese Mac ‘n Cheese and, if you’re brave enough, the Lights Out Burger.

Yes, Andrew, I jacked this photo from your Facebook page.
The Lights Out Burger is insanity on a plate, the kind of burger Adam Richman would approve of. 1/2 of a beef patty with ham, bacon, American cheese, a Tabasco aioli and to top it off- a fried egg. Oh, if that wasn’t enough, it comes with black peppered tater tots. It’s a hot mess, literally. Before you go thinking I’m a total badass who ate myself… I’m not. A friend ate about 1/2 of it and I joined in only able to eat 1/4. I’ve grown a little attached to Feedback Lounge and I will miss it when I’m in sunny California. 🙁
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Esquire Grill – Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport

Sacramento Airport, Terminal B

Sacramento, CA 95837

Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport brings a lot of mixed feelings from the locals. Many locals, like myself, like it because it makes out of towners who do not think of Sacramento as a metropolitan city feel like they’re at least landing in one. I think it gives off a great impression, especially at a time like this where they lost the Kings and are scrambling for some sort of tourist attraction. Sure, nobody goes to a city for the airport and apparently this new terminal has increased prices. I still love landing in Sac though and it gives off a good impression before I get totally bored there. 🙂 The terminal has a few local spots including Burgers and Brew, Cafeteria 15L and Jack’s Urban Eats. I’ve done quite a bit of traveling in the past year and Esquire is my favorite out of the bunch. The Esquire Grill is famous in Sacramento for their location on K street, it’s been around for ages and is run by The Paragary Restaurant Group. Since the Paragary Group has dominated the Sacramento food scene for years, I hear a lot of grumblings about their restaurants. With success comes criticism. Their restaurants also also very “white table cloth” which isn’t very mid-town, so people can be quick to judge.

As you can see from the image above, it’s a bloody good burger. The tomatoes were plump and juicy and the top bottom bun ratio is just right. What I appreciate about this burger is the portion, it’s one of those rare kinds that doesn’t make you feel freakishly stuffed afterwards. I haven’t tried their fries, because I do believe that’s what kills you. I have had their famous Mac and Cheese, which are made of fun, spirally pasta and have the perfect crispy bread crumbs on top.

This is the perfect way to kill time before your flight.

Time to Ketchup!

Wowza. It’s been a while since my last post! I’ve been all over the West Coast auditioning, shooting and visiting friends and family. Below is a re-cap of my gluttonous adventures.

 

Bunk Sandwiches
211 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Say hello to my little friend. This is the Pork Belly Cubano. Ham, swiss, pickles, mustard and pork belly. Also comes with fresh fried kettle chips for only $9.

This isn’t one of those “keep Portland weird” spots. It seems to be popular with the lunch and mom crowds. It wasn’t on par with the Swinery’s BLT, but a very good effort.

Tat’s Delicatessen 
159 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104

Tat’s is located in Pioneer Square, so it’s over-crowded with Seahawks fans. It’s a little loud but the energy is fun. They are known for their Philly Cheesesteak, you are given an option of cheeses, but it’s considered “authentic” if you go with Cheez Whiz. Yup, canned Cheez Wiz that I loathed as a child. I pretty skeptical to try this since the “food in a can” mentality usually disgusts me, but I was wrong.
The Cheez Whiz melts beautifully their thin sliced beef and fresh Italian roll. I added sweet peppers to mine as well for a kick. The fries were also fresh tasting and reminded me of the now closed Ford’s in Sacramento.

BONUS – The left-overs heat up great the next day!

Pioneer Hot Dogs 
Outside Qwest and Safeco Field
Seattle, WA 98134

I was promoting Miller Lite and I learned about the tailgating culture. Tons of football fans invade the vacant Safeco Field (since it’s football season) and relish in beer and food. There were a lot of food stands tailored for the junk food junkie.

I tried the “Seattle Dog” which is grilled with onions and cream cheese. Honestly this was a bit overrated. I’m not a fan of raw onions, so I wish mine were cooked more. Also the dog itself tasted a little burned. Maybe they were busy listening to the game when they cooked it?

NOTE: I DID NOT EAT ALL OF THE ITEMS BELOW MYSELF. I SHARED WITH MY FABULOUS CO-WORKER BRE, WHO IS A FAT MAN DISGUISED IN A RUNWAY MODEL’S BODY. IT’S UNFAIR SHE LOOKS THAT GOOD…

Po Dog Hot Dogs
1009 E Union St
(between 10th Ave & 11th Ave)
Seattle, WA 98122

This establishment is located next to a bar that plays a lot of indie rock, so it’s fun to people watch here. They have lots of options to wash the dogs down and there’s plenty of seating. What separates this place from other hot dog stands/spots is the bun. It’s made in house (not Rainbow brand!) and reminds me of a softer, sweeter pretzel that accommodates the dogs beautifully.
To my left is the PB dog, a hot dog topped with peanut butter, bananas and topped with more peanuts. I know what you’re thinking, it sounds awful but it was actually amazing. I like I made Elvis proud eating this.

 

Fried pickles are easy for a place to screw up. First off, I despise the pickle chips. They don’t keep the vinegar flavor and the crust slides off too easy. Second, most places that serve fried pickles don’t have many options for sides, you’re stuck with either ketchup (BLEH) or Ranch (DOUBLE BLEH!).

At Po Dog, they are fried as spears, the coatings actually stays on the pickle. Also, there are a lot of options for dippings. We got the wasabi and house aioli which was a nice switch from the usual condiments.

This is the Deep Fried Danger Dog. Oh boy. A hotdog wrapped in peppered bacon and deep fried to perfection, topped with sauteed onion and a chilli sauce. This is heartburn in a bun, but it’s so worth it. I don’t think the two of us could eat this in one sitting but it was delicious trying.

Po Dog does offer a Seattle Dog, which is topped with cream cheese and scallions. We didn’t try it but it gives me an excuse to come back and I will let you know when I do.

Happy eatings!