Creole Cookin’ on Wheels: “Where Ya At Matt?”(Seattle Food Truck)

August 28, 2012
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Food trucks are becoming very popular in the Seattle area. As a food blogger, I find it my duty (and my pleasure) to indulge in new and delicious food options in order to keep my loyal readers interested and up to date with the mobile food revolution.

“Where Ya At Matt?”  is one of my favorite food trucks to visit. This truck specializes in Creole cooking and favorites of New Orleans cuisine. Menu items include numerous delicious po’ boys, jambalaya, and even King cake during  Mardi Gras. Yes, the owner and operator shares my name but no, that is not the only reason I enjoy his food.

My favorite items off his truck have been:



Red beans and rice

Beignets:  – Pronounced ben-yay are made from deep-fried dough and sprinkled with powdered signature.  A Where Ya At specialty, these little French doughnuts are the closest thing that you get to Café DuMonde without a plane ticket! Three per order.


You can see the care and the love that goes into the food that this truck puts out. Though I have never been to N’Orleans, Marti Gras music blasts in my mind each time I see this vehicle of heavenly vittles rolling to a location near me.

Tip of the cap to you Matt! Well done!

I give this food truck 5 out of 5 Bellypats

To follow “Where Ya At Matt?” and where he will be parking daily, click on the link below and Enjoy!


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So Raise A Pint!! : Atlantic Crossing Neighborhood Pub

August 28, 2012
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As we do, the little lady and I were looking for a new spot near the downtown area to score some good “nom nom” for lunch.

We saw a place driving through the Roosevelt area called the Atlantic Crossing Neighborhood Pub and stopped to give it a go.

Walking in, we were greeted with a friendly hello from the bubbly waitress/bartender. The Atlantic Crossing is a modestly sized bar with booths for dining and a stage for live music. They have a few dart boards place is decorated with soccer memorabilia wall-to-wall. There are about 4 large screen TV’s for local sports games, and of course, soccer matches. (Official MLS Soccer Pub)

Yes, we were hungry….just keep that in mind.  We ordered:

Guinness Beef Stew

Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Flatbread 5 cheese (BBQ Chicken)

Homemade Tortilla Chips and Salsa

Hail to the Queen!  All of the food was fantastic because all of the ingredients were fresh and well treated.  This is among the top 3 fish and chips I have had in my life! The wifey and I were both impressed by the beef stew. It had the homey feeling of coming in out of the snow to a hot bowl of soup that mom had just set down. (I was totally the kid in the Campbell’s Christmas commercial.)

The flat bread was amazing and the chips…well, as you can imagine from my 12 pack of a gut, I am a sucker for chips.

With 2 drinks, our total was around 30 bucks. For what we got, it was an amazing bargain. We found out later that it was voted “Best in Western Washington” Neighborhood Bar.

If you are in the mood for high quality pub grub, please check out the Atlantic Crossing Neighborhood Pub. Great prices and a large selection of appetizers and brews make this neighborhood hangout a hot spot for soccer fans and foodies alike.

I give this watering hole 4 1/2 out of 5 Bellypats


I leave you with this quote: Fun-sized Snickers? Who’s this fun for? Not me. I need six or seven of these babies in a row to start having fun.
Jeff Carlin





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