Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tom Tom

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Yes it's Tom Douglas and no I will not stand in line for almost an hr just to sample "elite" restaurant food. By the time you pay, everything is cold and really not worth the wait. I'll eat a # of yummy greasy curly fries first.


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Beef frank, teriyaki sauce, miso mayo, grilled onions, and seaweed.

Great flavors but the skin on the dog was way toooooooo chewy. It was like ripping off intestines to get to the meat. Doesn't sound appetizing does it. It wasn't fun attempting to eat it either.

Perhaps it was left too long on the grill or eating it at a Fair is the issue.


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We have a small bowl from him many years ago that we bought at the Bellevue Arts fair. I'm glad to see he's still around. Just really organic and the pieces are sooooo cool!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lil Jon

Lil Jon's in Eastgate has the BEST cinnamon roll. Period. Can't believe I've lived here for this many years and only recently "discovered" them even though they've been around since 1969 (I think). The prices are relatively inexpensive. The service usually spot-on, and just the right amount of attitude from the servers to put you in your place. After all, this is a DINER, not a restaurant.
Come early for their cinnamon roll. It's huge, artery clogging, and the best damn roll I've ever had in my life. Crispy crunchy baked goodness on the edges, soft & chewy in the center. And did I mention the big scoop of butter icing?

#2 for $6.25 I like my eggs hard boiled but they don't offer that so poached hard is the next best thing. Slather with lots of Tobasco or Cholula and discard the yolks. Love the egg whites, not the yolk.

Finally, ketchup with the spout facing down!

Love seeing "old timers". Usually, there's a big table of 8-10 who gather every morning and socialize.

Coffee is decent and I usually have 3-5 cups. You never feel rushed even though there's a line waiting for take your place.