Eater's Digest: Seattle

le petit cochon / pie bar / crumble and flake / six arms / top pot doughnuts / olympia pizza III / now make me a sandwich / pie / kedai makan / lost lake / roux / hot cakes / king's hardware / americana / the stumbling monk / ivar's

Previously on Adam Riff™:

PB&J Bread Pudding (Miller's Guild)
house made donut with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream

PB&J Jalapeno Poppers (Shelter Lounge)
panko breaded jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese and peanut butter. served with a sweet, spicy jelly

Le Petit Cochon is a nose-to-tail restaurant located in an office building. Its website is

Crispy Duck Feet
chili lime, cilantro yogurt

Tempura Corn Bellies (corn dogs made of pork belly)
ancho honey mustard, pickled leek slaw

Blood and Foie (pictured: the summer version with pecan nutella and a challah crouton)
blood sausage country pate, foie torchon, pear butter, pickled mustard seed vin

Foie Gras Hot Chocolate
donut fritters, pecan butter, rockslamic reduction


Chocolate Pecan Pie (Pie Bar)
whole pecans, pecan pieces, dark chocolate, brown sugar, butter

I effort to try a chocolate pecan pie in every city I visit. This one is aces.

Desserted Island Pie (Pie Bar)
strawberries, raspberries, marionberries, granny smith apples, streusel

…as is this pie.

Blackberry Key Lime Pie (Pie)
Another stupendous pie.

Thanksgetting Sandwich (Now Make Me a Sandwich)
sliced turkey, bacon, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, and rosemary aioli on a grilled telera roll

I'm a little surprised that Seattle-ites allow a food truck named "Now Make Me a Sandwich" to exist.

Crumble and Flake has odd, limited hours, but GOTTDAMN are its pastries worth pursuing.

Smoked Paprika and Cheddar Croissant (Crumble and Flake)
spanish smoked paprika and cheddar cheese inside and out

Pistachio Croissant (Crumble and Flake)
a buttery croissant, split open and brushed with orange flower syrup, then filled and topped with rich pistachio cream

Lemon and Blueberry Macaron (Crumble and Flake)
Mint Julep Macaron (Crumble and Flake)
Milk Chocolate and Cherry Macaron (Crumble and Flake)

Crumble and Flake, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity.

Hot Cakes is known for its molten chocolate cake in a mason jar, but I opted for its

Grilled Chocolate Sandwich (Hot Cakes)
potato bread, dark chocolate ganache, caramel dipping sauce

as I am a big fan of chocolate combined with bread.

Close Encounters of the Food Kind S04E02: Jon happy-hours with Matt and Tina at King's Hardware in Ballard (April 2014)

Matt: $5 for a can of Hamm's and a cheeseburger – HOW do you say no to that?!
Tina: We are happy hour fiends.
Jon: Ah…

Duck Confit Nachos (Americana)
tomatoes, scallions, saint andre cheese sauce

The cheese sauce is hella addictive.

Wikipedia: The fat content of Saint-andré is exceptionally high (about 75%).


Chicken Andouille Sausage Corndogs (Americana)


Pecan Chocolate Croissant (Crumble and Flake)
a chocolate croissant, brushed with coffee syrup, filled and topped with pecan cream, and baked again until toasty and crisp

Smoked Gouda Tater Tots (Americana)

Breakfast Skyline chili! BEER BATTERED SLICE OF PIZZA! (Nacho Borracho)



  1. john o 20 Jun 14 at 13:19

    The name "Now make me a sandwich" may be inspired by this xkcd comic:


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