Taste of Anacortes


Does any body remember the good old days in high school when we used to go to Mt. Vernon/Burlington on eating excursions where we'd visit 3 or 4 different restaurants and just indulge ourselves? Okay, for a lot of you, you prolly don't. And anyway, it's not important.

Last night, however, I was reminded of just such good old times while I was hopping from restaurant to restaurant during the Taste of Anacortes. Granted, the food and establishments were much nicer than the Taco Bell, McDonald's, etc. of those old, uninformed days. I caught myself somewhat hyperbolicly[sic] commenting, "This is the best night ever."

The deal was we cruised to 5 different restaurants (out of a possible 15) and had a little nosh at each. Listed below are the ones we chose and what each served.
Flounder Bay Cafe Choice of shrimp or chicken caesar salad or clam chowder
Aloha Bar and GrillSampler plate of BBQed pork(?), chicken, pasta salad, rice, pineapple, and passion-orange-guava juice
El JineteChili con carne with onions, cheese, and chips
AdriftTaco with sweet potato and lots of other goodness
Penguin Coffee12oz. drink of choice and cookie

The verdict: what a great way to spend a mid-week evening. I can't wait until next month to sample what other restaurants in the area have to offer.
Thursday February 22 2007File under: food, Anacortes

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on Fri 23rd Feb, 2007 04:25 am UTC Jule said:
You could get all of that and more at the Royal Fork. One stop shopping
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on Fri 23rd Feb, 2007 07:48 pm UTC amanda said:
"the taste" was fun! you forgot to mention the chardonnay at Flounder Bay though, just cuz you didn't have any doesn't mean it didn't exist! ;)
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on Sat 24th Feb, 2007 01:17 am UTC Andrew said:
with so many choices, you could argue that it was truly the "Omnivore's Dilemma"! err. no wait. I mean the "DaVinci Code". yeah. that is what i meant. good book. all those riddles and clues. the illiterati. or was that "Angels & Demons"? i forget. they were both so great. true masterpieces. and to think, i would have never picked them out if it wasn't for the stellar reporting of Georgie LaForge. take a look kids. it's in a book...
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on Sat 24th Feb, 2007 01:19 am UTC Andrew said:
with so many choices, you could argue that it was truly the "Omnivore's Dilemma"! err. no wait. I mean the "DaVinci Code". yeah. that is what i meant. good book. all those riddles and clues. the illiterati. or was that "Angels & Demons"? i forget. they were both so great. true masterpieces. and to think, i would have never picked them out if it wasn't for the stellar reporting of Georgie LaForge. take a look kids. it's in a book...
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on Sat 24th Feb, 2007 01:21 am UTC Andrew said:
yes! the ellusive double post! and i owe it all to the illuminati! damn. i called them the illiminati in the first two posts. total ignorance. ...if only i had actually read any Dan Brown book. to be honest, i just looked at the pictures.
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on Sat 24th Feb, 2007 05:31 am UTC Mom said:
Okay, count me on the next one. BTW, what's with the Beta version under BDW? I'm confused--maybe it's the searing NZ sun and sound of waves just beyond the door that causes the befuddelment. (is that a word?)
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on Sat 24th Feb, 2007 05:31 am UTC Mom said:
Okay, count me on the next one. BTW, what's with the Beta version under BDW? I'm confused--maybe it's the searing NZ sun and sound of waves just beyond the door that causes the befuddelment. (is that a word?)
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on Sat 24th Feb, 2007 05:32 am UTC Mom said:
Okat, Count me in twice for the next TOA--whatever, I can't let A'drew get ahead of me.
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on Sat 24th Feb, 2007 01:21 pm UTC Sean said:
HA HA! I love the double posts! Perhaps I'll physically double post this one and go for the elusive... QUADRUPLE POST. Or perhaps I shant. Back to some more fair and balanced news! ACLU most dangerous organization in America says Bill O-Reilly!
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on Mon 26th Feb, 2007 01:57 pm UTC Chris said:
All I need to know about Anacortes Cuisine is whether or not Cafe Adrift is still in business and if they still sell the Skagit Burger. Apparently it captivated my wife the last time she was there and I'm pretty sure it's the only real reason she's coming back with me in April. So, what's the word - If it's gone I need to know so I can start planning some giant Saved-By-The-Bellesque ruse to trick my wife in to coming up there.
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on Mon 26th Feb, 2007 09:54 am PST Saxtor said:
Psssssh.....Chris, tell your wife that it's all about the Samish burger with oysters. That is my favorite sandwich in the world.
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on Tue 27th Feb, 2007 05:33 am PST Andrew said:
hmmm. interesting Saxtor. My favorite sandwich is WORLD PEACE! ...but i guess some people are just greedy.
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on Tue 27th Feb, 2007 06:51 am PST Stacy said:
The Royal Fork... ah that fateful place... meeeeeeemorieeeeeeeeeeeeees, like the corner of my miiiiiiiiiiiiiind.....
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