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Lights, Camera, Action!! The Majestic Cafe

June 29, 2012
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The little lady and I took a journey north and ended up strolling through the streets of downtown Everett. We saw the large, inviting sign of the Majestic Cafe and knew it was the place that would hit the spot with a “home cooked favorite”.

We entered the fairly modern establishment and asked for a menu. The manager assured us that all of the comfort food favorites featured on their menu were made from scratch and any substitutions could be made to accommodate allergies or certain dietary needs. Though I had no need to alter any of the food preparation, I loved having that offered as I walked in the door. It made me feel like they really wanted us to enjoy our experience.

Entering the dining room, you see a gorgeous bar that reminded me of an old ticket booth at a classic matinée house. The restaurant has a mix of modern decor and vintage movie posters.

The menu included classic comfort foods such as Beef Stroganoff, Pork Tenderloin, Fried Chicken and Mac and Cheese.

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We ordered:

Majestic Pot Roast

Tender, slow-cooked roast beef roasted with a base of carrots, onions & celery.

Served with roasted garlic smashed potatoes, herbed beef gravy & vegetable.

Roast Chicken Dinner

Half of a de-boned herb roasted chicken with a mushroom marsala sauce.

Served with roasted garlic smashed potatoes & vegetable.

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I rarely see any restaurant that offers pot roast because I know how long it takes to do pot roast justice. Let me tell you….usually I wait about a day after I eat at a new spot before I blog, but I was so impressed with the quality of the meal that I had to come home and write while I was still in my food coma.

The portions were enormous and the meat was so tender that it fell apart off my fork before I could get it to my mouth. (Seriously, it was embarrassing) The meal was a little more than I usually would like to pay, but the quality of the food and the familiar flavors brought me right back to the memory of my mom’s home cooked goodness. This is stick-to-your-gut food! I will be full for 2 days! Well…..maybe until lunch tomorrow for me : )

The Majestic Cafe in Everett is a SMASH at my box office in flavor town. The yummness factor was through the roof and I will definitely be going back to sample more of their home cooked favorites. Blockbuster of a Gutbuster!  Bravo!!

I leave you with yet another one of my favorite quotes:

“ I really don’t think I need buns of steel.  I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.”    ~  Ellen DeGeneres

http://www.themajesticcafe.com/about.php


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Touchdown! SPORT Restaurant and Bar

June 4, 2012
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On Sunday, the wifey and I had a rare day off together. We decided to take in Laser Gaga…yeah we did…. at the Science Center and a yummy lunch at SPORT Restaurant and Bar, located at the bottom of the Space Needle.(Across the street)

SPORT is a John Howie restaurant. (John Howie is also famous for John Howie Steakhouse and Seastar Raw Bar)

Now the foundation of this blog is to find fab food at affordable prices. Luckily, John Howie has put his high quality touch on this modern sports bar without picking your pocket.

Parking is available in the Fisher Plaza parking lot under the restaurant and the staff will happily validate for discounted parking after your meal.

When you enter, you are greeted by smiling staff that all wear their team colors proudly as jerseys are the standard uniform. If you eat in the dining room, which I prefer to do, ask for a booth. Each booth has a 15″ TV for your sport viewing pleasure. The little lady and I usually schedule meals there to coordinate with an M’s game. (considering their play as of late is driving me to drink: ) )

We Ordered:

Spicy Buffalo-Chicken Bits with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce .Spicy chicken bits are fried crisp tossed in our spicy Buffalo sauce.  them in Sweet Honey BBQ, Spicy BBQ, or Diablo style. $10.50

Crispy Chicken Gyoza    12 fried won ton wrappers filled with chicken and vegetables served with a Ponzu  dipping sauce. $9.75

 & Garlic Fries

These are the best chicken bits you will ever have! I order them every time I go back. I do my own little TD dance when I sample these babies. The Gyoza and garlic fries were also spot on. I left with a very happy tummy indeed.

If you want some elevated bar food and ballpark fare in a classy little establishment lined with TV’s, SPORT Restaurant and Bar is the place for you!!

I give this spot 5 bellypats!!! Every time I go!!!!

I will leave you this week with a quote: A happy belly is a full belly…so eat up and enjoy!

http://www.sportrestaurant.com/Menu/Snacks


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