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Old 08-07-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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PAX Prime Tour of Gluttony (2011 Edition)

Starting this to try to consolidate the food-related talk from a few different threads so that we facilitate the meetups better.

Of course on Thursday there will be Von's and Blue Skittle, but what else to do all weekend?

Every year, PAX has been great, but the video games sometimes takes a back seat to chillin' with some homies and mowing down some good food.

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So I am thinking for Saturday night about getting some people together at Marcela's Cajun Cookery, it's delicious, not too expensive and delicious. I was originally going to go with SUnday, but they are closed then. Save room for desert!
I myself have a few regular haunts we usually hit up:

Lunchbox Lab = Ridiculously good burgers. Definitely no McD's or even In'n'Out, so don't come looking for a regular-ol-burger. But it's served up by hippies working out of a shack and you eat out in a gravel lot, so don't expect a lot of snooty attitude either. Psyko - this is the place you responded on my Flickr about at a past PAX.

Jade Garden = Dim Sum in the International District. Although we've gone the past few years in a row, so I could forgo this in favor of something else, esp since I don't have a big jonesin' when I can also get good Dim Sum in my hometown.

An Undisclosed Location for Cuban Sandwiches = Locals will already know what I'm talking about. Otherwise you'll have to tag along to find out because I don't want any of you bastids getting there ahead of me and chance selling out before I get to eat. (which happens a LOT at this place, that's how goddamn good it is)

Maltby Cafe = My friends always want to go to this place. Bigass portions and good food, but goddamn it's a trek, so I usually try to lobby for better options.

Hole in the Wall BBQ = BBQ, of course. Hours are stupidly short and lines can get nuts, so this one I'll have to play by ear. May end up going to RoRo in Wallingford instead to get my smoke on.

Salumi - Near the train station. Excellent sandwiches, but they're only open weekday lunch/afternoon, so it may be someplace I go to Thursday before Von's. Lines were nuts - literally wraps around the corner - somewhat easier if you're willing to eat on the go so at least you're not hoping for one of the few tables.

Cafe Campagne - A little on the frou-frou side, but their Croque Monsieur was an excellent start to my day last year.

I'm intrigued by a couple of the sushi joints nearby, so I'll probably hit one of those, too.

Anyone who wants to tag along is welcome. Just be ready to cram into a car and make a trek because I'm not one for keeping it in walking distance if it means fighting the other PAX crowds. If anyone has a request or suggestion, I'm always open. it's just gotta be good food, good times, and not hideously expensive.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:57 AM   #2
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sounds good. especially creole, sushi and this cuban sandwich you secretly speak of.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:06 PM   #3
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I also saw you're hoping for some fresh seafood. I'll look to see if we can hook a brother up.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #4
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well sushi would count for me. i just didnt want to limit it to sushi because i know some people were nervous about eating sushi, getting sick, and ruining the trip.

(nice pun, hook)
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:51 PM   #5
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I also saw you're hoping for some fresh seafood. I'll look to see if we can hook a brother up.
we got some seafood in this town

man, GB named a lot of my favorite eateries.

word to the wise, lunch box lab has gone downhill since the owner died. skip it and go to the Skillet Diner instead. ridiculous food (burger, chicken and waffle, shepherds pie, grilled cheese with bacon jam, etc). you won't regret it.

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Old 08-07-2011, 01:53 PM   #6
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I'm in for anything that's not seafood!
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:31 PM   #7
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word to the wise, lunch box lab has gone downhill since the owner died. skip it and go to the Skillet Diner instead. ridiculous food (burger, chicken and waffle, shepherds pie, grilled cheese with bacon jam, etc). you won't regret it.
Whoa, what? When did that happen??

Thanks for the heads-up.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:35 PM   #8
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Marcela's Creole Cookery is here:

106 James Street
Seattle, WA 98104

I dont plan on reserving a huge table but who is to say we can't all show up around a similar time and eat delicious food?

Say 7 on Saturday?
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:06 PM   #9
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It's out of the way but is anyone doing a donut run again?
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:08 PM   #10
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Like Top Pot? Or Voodoo? 'Cuz I live in Voodoo Town so that one's easy for me if there's something in particular you'd like.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:10 PM   #11
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Voodoo!!! That's the stuff!
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:34 PM   #12
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If a voodoo run is happening. I might be interested. Those donuts made great breakfast.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:44 PM   #13
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You guys crack me up. Lemme know what you want, i'll put together an order.
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Ive heard i must try these legendary doughnuts.
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I'm good for creole Saturday night, and Voodoo donuts shipped in from Portland for breakfast, and sushi whenever that happens.
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Whoa, what? When did that happen??

Thanks for the heads-up.
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I live in Voodoo land now, too! Hooray!

Anyone got good picks for breakfast places that will be open enough to hit before PAX opens its doors? I'm a huge breakfast eatin' bastard, so a place with good AM eats is king for me.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:30 AM   #18
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I live in Voodoo land now, too! Hooray!

Anyone got good picks for breakfast places that will be open enough to hit before PAX opens its doors? I'm a huge breakfast eatin' bastard, so a place with good AM eats is king for me.
*laugh* Good thing you live in Portland, then. You can't spit without it hitting on someone waiting in line at a breakfast joint.

I'm actually not as familiar with Brekkie joints near PAX. Cafe Campagne is one place I've been to, but it's uh... French (but as I said, the Croque Madame there was quite good. I also recommend the oeufs en meurette. They don't open until 8, so you'll miss the lineup if you try to go Friday.

Other ones that look good are Lola on 4th and Virginia, and Sweet Iron Waffles near 3rd and University. Haven't been to either yet so I can't vouch personally.

There are other places like Beth's or Geraldine's Counter, but they're not in walking distance, so you'll have to drive or someone with a car into going.
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I live in Voodoo land now, too! Hooray!

Anyone got good picks for breakfast places that will be open enough to hit before PAX opens its doors? I'm a huge breakfast eatin' bastard, so a place with good AM eats is king for me.
I was considering the 5 Point but it's well away from the convention center, next to Denny Park.

Also, has anyone got their badges yet? Getting kind of antsy now since it's supposed to be shipped out internationally and international post takes bloody forever.
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I was considering the 5 Point but it's well away from the convention center, next to Denny Park.

Also, has anyone got their badges yet? Getting kind of antsy now since it's supposed to be shipped out internationally and international post takes bloody forever.
I have not yet received my badge.
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