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What Claire Ate: June 21st, 2015

Sunday morning, I picked up the Brits and took them to brunch at Lola.

Very decent benedict

Very decent Benedict

Meh coffee

Meh coffee

Then we wandered around Seattle, doing touristy things.

Gross gum wall

Gross gum wall

Tickets!

Tickets!

Foreshadowing.

Foreshadowing.

America!

America!

Going up!

Going up!

What a view!

What a view!

Coffee was then had at Moore Coffee.

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I then took the Brits to Trader Joe’s because Ian loves Trader Joe’s.

Sadly, after that I had to drop them at the train station and be on my way. When I finally got back home, I made a pasta sauce out of canned tomatoes and random things in my fridge (heavy cream. green onions, breakfast sausage) and ate that with some Ginger Ale.

A fine vintage

A fine vintage

Haphazard

Haphazard

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What Claire Ate: June 20th, 2015

This particular Saturday morning found me on my way to Seattle to spend time with some British people.

I had a Jack in the Box breakfast sandwich on the way.

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Once I had collected my friends from the train station, we dropped off our bags at the hotel and went searching for refreshment.

We found refreshment in Rachel’s Ginger Beer.

With alcohol, obviously.

With alcohol, obviously.

Next stop: Piroshki Piroshki!

Potato and cheese

Potato and cheese

I know we did things in between eating (shopping, I think?) but the next eating was cocktails and chicken liver mousse at Le Pichet.

Really, really excellent.

Really, really excellent.

Something with bourbon.

Something with bourbon.

Also this.

Also this.

An impossibly buttery caramel.

An impossibly buttery caramel.

Then we wandered around until supper, which was at The Pink Door.

Decent clams

Decent clams

Campari and soda, because I can be predicted.

Campari and soda, because I can be predicted.

 

Dessert was gelato at Bottegga Italiana and it was very very good.

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I had the pistachio and the nutella. The nice lady working there said someone had complained that the pistachio tasted like peanut butter. It doesn’t. It tastes like pistachio.

After the gelato was consumed, we went back to our respective hotels.

I took a bath.

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The end!

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What Claire Ate: June 19th, 2015

Friday’s breakfast was Sean’s leftover Chinese food.

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Lunch was at Whole Foods.

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At some point I had two hard-boiled eggs.

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After we had finished working for the day, we headed out to The Grand Lodge to see Chris perform. It was a pleasant evening.

Beers and beards

Beers and beards

I had two of these

I had two of these

Hummus plate (basket)

Hummus plate (basket)

Lotsa tots.

Lotsa tots.

The spirit of jazz.

The spirit of jazz.

I also had a martini but I can’t find that pic for some reason.

 

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What Claire Ate: June 18th, 2015

Since I had a tourist staying with me I decided it would be a good idea to go to The Screen Door. I hadn’t been yet, and going on Thursday meant less lines to deal with. Overall, I was pretty impressed. Not “wait in a two hour line” impressed, but delightfully surprised.

A shared order of praline bacon

A shared order of praline bacon

Some variation of the French 75

Some variation of the French 75

PIMENTO CHEESE AND BACON SLIDERS

PIMENTO CHEESE AND BACON SLIDERS

Chris got the fried chicken and sausage gravy sliders (not pictured) and we did a little slider swap.

After brunch, we went to Heart so I could get some work done and Chris could try their coffee (and also get some work done).

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After that, I took Chris to the Kennedy School so he could drop off his gear for a gig that night. His hotel room had this really cool painting.

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We had a little time to kill before the show, so we drove up to Pittock Mansion real quick so Chris could see that spectacular view, of which I took no photos.

That evening, while Chris was slapping the bass, I consumed many things.

"in detention"

“in detention”

Wine

Wine

whiskey ginger

whiskey ginger

Iced coffee to perk up

Iced coffee to perk up

After show whiskey and cigars with Chris

After show whiskey and cigars with Chris

Tater tots and Scooby Snacks while playing shuffleboard

Tater tots and Scooby Snacks while playing shuffleboard

Not pictured: a couple of Campari sodas.

 

 

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What Claire Ate: June 17th,2015

I didn’t eat breakfast because I didn’t feel super fantastic when I first woke up, but once I was up and at ’em I took Chris to Laurelhurst Market for sweet, sweet sandwiches.

We swapped halves tbh.

We swapped halves tbh.

We tried to go get Pip’s but they were closed for construction, so we went home.

I wrote some things, and then we met up with Chris’s band mates for Salt & Straw.

I got a root beer float

I got a root beer float

Later that evening, I made us cheese crisps.

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Much later that evening, we went to East Glisan for dollar slices.

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One more

One more

Having people visit is fun :)

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