Thursday, January 10, 2013

You're the best around! No one's ever gonna keep you down!

Hello there loyal readers and fellow food eaters. Well here we are. 2012 is becoming but a bitter, distant memory (or The Year of Suck as I prefer to call it) and we're still alive to talk about it. I'll be honest, last year ran me over and kicked me repeatedly while I was down laying down in a fetal position (not the face!!!). Bruised and broken I still crawl up to a near standing position with an even greater appetite for deliciousness and destruction. So without further adieu: I present:

The Hunger's List of Happy Things I Put In My Mouth 2012

It was a down and dirty kind of year. Not too much fancy eating but usually I prefer the quick and honest stuff anyways. Sandwiches and all things made of pork. Sometimes, I'm just not in the mood for an "upscale $50 fried chicken dinner" if ya know what I mean. I'll take pretentious foam and tower food over badly done "upscale comfort" any day. At least I'd be amused. I want to punch expensive burgers in the face. Bleargh. Anyways, on with the show...

New Mexican Burger  - Lil Woodys (get some cheesy fries too!)
Pork Paté Bahn Mi - Seattle Deli
Croque Madame - Cafe Presse (get some frites as well)
Samish Bay Oysters on the Half Shell with Cocktail Sauce - Oceanaire
Spicy Pork Tacos - Marination Station (actually everything there is magical)
Truffled Razor Clam Chowder - Steelhead Diner
Bo La Lot and Crispy Imperial Rolls - Monsoon
Roast Duck Congee -  Ocean City Noodle House (or the cod congee)
Loco Moco & Spam Musubi Plate Lunch- Kauai Family Restaurant
Pork Cracklings - La Bete
Drunken Chicken Sandwich - Baguette Box
Tonkotsu - Samurai Noodle
Fish and Chips with Harissa - Pike Street Fish Fry
El Besito Caliente - Plum Cafe (not just best vegan sandwiches. One of the best sandwiches period)
Seattle Polish Dog with Onions and Cream Cheese - Comet Dogs (especially after a few drinks!)
Wet Super Prawn Burrito - Tacos Guayamas
Dungeoness Crab Roll - Pike Place Chowder (brave the tourists. It's worth it)
Pho Bò Viên - Bamboo
Katsu Curry - Hana (Nothing beats Japanese curry on a cold, shitty day)
Okonomiyaki - Boom Noodle
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers - The Rabbit Hole (while playing skeeball)
Pastrami Sandwich on Rye - Tat's Delicatessen
Veal Saltimbocca - Machiavelli's (especially with a whole bottle of chianti f-f-f-f)
Blackened Catfish with Grits and Collards - Kingfish Cafe (salty deliciousness)
Well, there it is. I'm sure I left out some stuff because my memory ain't what it used to be. Anyways, here's hoping that 2013 is even more delicious (and less treacherous)! xoxo