Looking for Chai: Taiwanese oasis in an Edmonds stripmall
Chicken wings are a passion which are celebrated in many cultures. But few local spots take the cake with fried bird like Looking For Chai. Just north on 99 from A Greener Today’s Shoreline weed store. This small family-run location in the same parking lot as Ranch 99 market is a budget ballers dream. Their recently simplified menu features two of our absolute favorites, Honey glazed chicken wings and the Chef’s Special Chicken with Spicy Sauce. The honey glazed chicken wings need little explanation. Fresh wings are marinated overnight in a sauce from the heavens and then lightly double fried before being slathered in a beautiful ginger, garlic and honey glaze. These wings are a winner and fall toward the sweeter side of the menu. Bringing the best contrast in one dish that I’ve seen in a while is the Chef’s special chicken. A magical and unknown mix of flours breads a quarter of a boneless bird and is served with a tea-egg, corn, bok choy and rice. The side dishes and low prices really make Looking for Chai a great value. It’s a healthy way to fill up for the whole day for around ten bucks. Be sure to try one of their many hot or cold tea options as well and be sure to get a punch card. Earn free teas while trying their variety of toppings like cream, jellies or aloe. Other tea-toppings like condensed milk are also available for hot and cold teas. Check out Looking for Chai any day but Tuesday as they’re closed. Parking is plentiful and the Ranch 99 market is a sign you’re in the right lot. Facing the front of the Ranch market; walk left and around the side of the strip mall, looking for chai is the last restaurant on the end.
Grinders Shoreline: Jazzy vibes, cold beer and big flavor!
Grinders in Shoreline is a sandwich shop which evokes thoughts of the midwest and east coast in a jazz inspired environment. The restaurant is homey and comfortable and hosts regular concerts. Check their website or call for availability and tickets. The intimacy of the venue and friendly staff complete this awesome shoreline sandwich shop. Sharing a parking lot with a local auto repair group; grinders could easily be passed by. But braving the small parking lot rewards the tenacious eater with delicious sandwiches which could cripple a mule. When they say “large” they mean it here. The French dip and the Meatball grinders shine atop the menu with their Au Jus and Red Sauce taking it to the next level respectively. The bread is always fresh and nothing is ever microwaved here. Fans of subway beware; you’ll never want to go back. Vegetarian options and salads are available also and come highly recommended. A selection of local and imported beers is available with my personal favorite being the Quilter’s Irish Death. Don’t let the name fool you, this is a dark and bitter-sweet beer that really goes well with a meaty Sammy. Go explore Grinders for yourself and you won’t ever be disappointed. Just be sure to go hungry and get ready to have leftovers. Now there’s something to look forward to after a little late night smoke session.
Epulo Bistro: A Romantic place to stuff your face
Epulo Bistro is a romantic location in Edmonds wa with unique menus which caters to the higher end fare. Those of us who can’t stomach a $30 dollar entree should look away lest you start drooling in envy. However the frugally minded would do well to dine during their regular happy hours. The unique thing about happy hour at Epulo is that the entire menu changes based on where one sits and what time it is. There are things available during those few twilight hours which aren’t again for the rest of the night. Be careful though, happy hour is only available in the bar and lounge area and seating is limited. Booking ahead on a weekend during popular hours is recommended. The house cocktail and bar menu is extensive, there is even some very rare top shelf whiskey available from time to time. Ask your bartender politely and maybe you’ll be lucky. The French Fries with Truffle and salt are simply amazing by themselves. No ketchup needed. Another favorite is the Happy Hour short rib pappardelle made with the trimmings from the short rib entree. Now for the slightly higher end dishes we’ve chosen to highlight our two favorites. Hitting for $28 a plate the Mishima 5 Star Wagyu Bavette Steak comes served with Herb Balsamic Reduction with Parmesan Frites. This is an amazing piece of meat that’s likely the best you could find. Mishima reserve is a special breed of Kobe wagyu beef exhibiting exceptional marbling and extraordinarily careful raising and feeding processes. Read more about it here on their website and see exactly why this is so worth it. This is some of the best beef you can get in the state. Period. The grand finale and big splurge on the menu at $37 are the Dungeness Crab Cakes served with Lemon Caper Aioli sauce and Dill & Malt Vinegar Marbled Potatoes.
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