April 25, 2011

Anniversary Week Recap

We declare Anniversary Week a huge success!

Monday we headed to Ballard to Mike's Chili Parlor. We kept hearing about this place on food shows and were intrigued. The original Mike had passed his meat-only chili recipe down through 4 generations. It was fabulous! I had it over spaghetti noodles with beans, cheese and onions. Doug had his over a burger patty. We loved it so much we went back on Saturday for more! Next on our Monday itinerary was to explore Magnolia. The day was gorgeous! We stopped at Bill the Butcher for an organic grass-fed mock tenderloin to have for dinner. We have been waiting and waiting for Bill's shop to open in Edmonds...maybe this summer???

Tuesday we had lunch at the Edmonds Community College Culinary Arts Cafe. We love going there. A gourmet meal for cheap. Brioche rolls, soup or salad, entree...all for around 7 bucks. I had the Chicken Cordon Bleu and Doug had the Rib-eye. Yum. Then we were off for a pedicure together at Amai Day Spa in Country Village. We capped off the day with appetizers and drinks at Emory's on Silver Lake. They rebuilt after a devasting fire and the place looks fabulous...and the food is stellar!

Wednesday it was off to the Maltby Cafe for breakfast. I used to go a lot back in the day but Doug had never been. The cinnamon rolls are still huge and food is still delicious.

Thursday we stayed home and rested...our bellies and our bodies! Yes, you can have too much of a good thing!

Friday was our 'fanciest' day...Lunchbox Laboratory. Oh my! Fabulous food, fun vibe and great service. We really loved this place. My burger 'Homage to Dick's Deluxe' was a beautiful blend of flavors and textures. Doug had the Dork (!), a blend of pork and duck, that he thought was delish.

Just one of the many lunchboxes on display. The 'threat' did not phase our appetite!

So now, just writing about this, I am full again. Full tummy and full heart. We had a wonderful week to celebrate our last 25 years together!


  1. My husband took my to the Lunchbox last summer...a fun,yummy,filling,and greasy experience! We'll have the check out their new location.

  2. Have you ever had the Reuben at the Maltby Cafe? To die for!!! and then a slice of lemon meringue pie to "get the kraut taste out of your mouth", or so says my hubby. Did you get to the Flower Farm to gaze at the beautiful plants? You were in my old stompin grounds!

  3. yummy! i just caught myself drooling a little bit!