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Full Tilt

Posted in Arcade Games, Dessert and Pastries with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2010 by belltowngirl

Ahhh….one of my fav places to relax and play arcade games and have great artisan ice cream….Full Tilt!  I first heard about it just last year and have been hooked since.  They change their ice cream flavors every week which is a plus in my book, but for the regulars they do have your standard popular ones daily.  They have great varieties from  birthday cake ice cream, Ube (Filipino purple yam), Vegan vanilla, Mexican Chocolate, Mephis King (banana, peanut butter, and chocolate covered bacon) to name a few…I have tried a couple so far and all are great.  For example, the Mango Chile has a light to medium spice with little chunks of mango, and the Birthday Cake ice cream literally has generous chunks of birthday cake that has a slight lemony flavor and sprinkles to it!  Another great thing about Full Tilt is you can reserve it for birthday parties and they can create an ice cream that you designed before the party. 

Birthday Cake ice cream - Full Tilt (Columbia City)

Birthday Cake ice cream - Full Tilt (Columbia City)

Quite honestly, we need more places like Full Tilt that has a gaming ambience to it.  I truly enjoy playing first gen arcade games and most of their games are first gen!  I was a little bummed that they took out Centipede… I loved the DDT bombs and hated the evil spiders!  Nevertheless, they still do have a pretty good list of games such as Q*bert, Ms.Pac-Man, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Joust, Galaga, Star Wars, Pull Position, Road Blaster, and Street Fighter 2.  All are stand up machines except for Q*Bert.  All are in pretty good condition (controllers work, and never had problems with inserting coins). 

Arcade Games - Full Tilt

Arcade Games - Full Tilt

Q*Bert - Full Tilt (Columbia City)

Q*Bert - Full Tilt (Columbia City)

Full Tilt has three locations: West Seattle, Columbia City, and a new one in U-District.  All are great locations…you can head to West seattle, then go for a walk on Alki Beach.  What I typically like better is the Columbia City location.  Given a nice day out, I would highly recommend going straight on Rainier Ave going South, take a left on S. Orcas St. and you will run into Lake Washington Blvd.  There is a great park called Seward Park that is a 2 and 1/2 mile loop, unobstructed views of Mt. Rainier, and a great walking/bicycling path.  Overall, I definitely recommend Full Tilt for great artisan ice cream and arcade games!

Seward Park

Seward Park

Full Tilt website:  http://fulltilticecream.com/

Address:  5041 Rainier Ave S.  Seattle, WA  98118 (Columbia location)

Hours:  Tues-Sunday 2pm-10pm, Open late Fri and Sat, Closed Monday

Contact:  206 226-2740

Flying Squirrel Pizza

Posted in Pizza with tags , , , , , , , on June 24, 2009 by belltowngirl

I’ve been looking for a new and tasty NY style pizza place to try and heard of Flying Squirrel Pizza.  It opened in October 2008 and is located in the Seward Park area…just blocks away from Lake Washington.  Very spacious, clean, and most of all the pizza was amazing… I decided to order one of their classics #9 ($18.50) which has housemade chicken sausage, mozzarella, goat cheese, spinach, Mama’s Lil Peppers, and added a topping of Spicy Coppa because I love Coppa.  Coppa, or Capicolla is an Italian cold cut meat and is very similar to that of a prosciutto.  I’ve been hearing about the pizza having the freshest and high quality ingredients, the dough and sauce made fresh daily..and omg every single bite you can really tell.  A thin, charred crust… homemade sausage was extremely tasty, sauce was tangy, perfect amount of fresh mozzarella and goat cheese, and peppers and Coppa gave it a great spice.

Classic #9 added w/ Spicy Coppa topping - Flying Squirrel Pizza

Classic #9 added w/ Spicy Coppa topping - Flying Squirrel Pizza

It’s great that Flying Squirrel uses local ingredients especially salumi artisan cured meats such as Zoe’s.  They have a decent list of micro brews.  First time I tried the Manny’s Pale Ale from Manny’s Georgetown Brewery  – tasted great!  Next on my list that caught my eye is The cured ($17.50) which uses Zoe’s s spicy salami, mozzarella, sauce, and black olives.  The Eartha Kitt ($18.00) blended ricotta, garlic and spinach, marinated portobello mushrooms, and topped with mozzarella.  They are on the expensive side, but well worth it!  Anything for fresh and high quality ingredients… Also, if you get the chance, given a sunny day, hit a left on 49th Ave S. (going north onto Lake Washington Blvd.)  and it’s an awesome scenic drive that takes you thru Leshi then Madrona Park and maybe stopover the Washington Park Arboretum.

Flying Squirrel Pizza

Flying Squirrel Pizza

Flying Squirrel Pizza

Flying Squirrel Pizza

Flying Squirrel Pizza website:  http://www.flyingsquirrelpizza.com/

Address:  4920 South Genesee Street (Cross street is 49th Ave S.)

Hours:  Mon-Thurs 5-9:30pm, Fri 5-10pm, Sat 11:30-10pm, Sun 11:30-9:30pm

Contact:  206 721-7620.

Jones Barbeque

Posted in Barbeque with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2009 by belltowngirl

 

Jones Barbeque - Columbia City area

Jones Barbeque - Columbia City area

 I finally get to post my all time FAVorite barbeque joint in Seattle – Jones Barbeque!  I would best describe Jones as a Kansas city style BBQ.  They slow roast the meat for hours and slather it with a very rich, very tangy tomato-based sauce that has a good spice to it and the meat is juicy.  My favorite meals are the rib tips, beef brisket with a side of baked beans and their sweet corn bread!  Yum!!  The rib tips are smoke flavored, tender, juicy, and tart and the brisket is amazing.  They come in mild, medium, and spicy.  Their homemade desserts are amazing – ranging from sweet potato pie to peach cobbler.  Jones Barbeque has two locations – Lander Street which is about 12 blocks south from Safeco Field and Ferdinand Street which is basically in Columbia City area.  I would prefer Columbia City if you want a more relaxed and cozy restaurant setting.  Parking is street side and a bonus is across the street there is a lot and it has 5 parking slots for Jones.  Lander Street has more of an industrial setting to it and ample seats.  Overall, I highly recommend Jones barbeque for anyone who loves Kansas city style barbeque.

Rib Tips, Beef Brisket, baked beans, and sweet cornbread

Rib Tips, Beef Brisket, baked beans, and sweet cornbread

 

Jones Barbeque - Columbia City area

Jones Barbeque - Columbia City area

Jones Barbeque website:  http://jonesbarbeque.net/

Address:  Columbia City 3810 S Ferdinand Street, Lander 2454 Occidental Ave S(near Safeco Field)

Tel:  Columbia City 206 722-4414, Lander 206 625-1339