Friday, January 19, 2018

Goldbergs' in Bellevue, WA












Absorbent bread and it became kind of mushy.  The beef was not very chewy.  It kind of melted in your mouth, which wasn't my goal.

Kevin George got the pastrami sandwich and he was happy with it.

Setting the Stage

Was meeting up on Friday for dinner with a friend. We picked Goldberg's a NY-style Jewish deli with 250 items on the menu.  Not intending to eat the French dip, it was on the menu, so I had to know.  It wound up being only okay.  

Tasting Notes

Sandwich alone 3
I  got to add Havarti but it didn't help much
The waitress, Megan, was pretty fun and quirky
Jus 3
Buttery, too absorbent bread
Very high quality 3
Nothing stood out
Soft bread, absorbent

Saturday, January 13, 2018

La Conner Pub, Yankee, La Conner, WA

























Setting the Stage

My parents invited me up for dinner.  It was mid January and the weather was nice.  I drove up and met them for dinner at one of their favorite places.

Tasting Notes

Sandwich 4
Salad good, crunchy, maybe even 5, fresh, creamy, added a lot of black pepper, which was great
Was hungry
Visiting parents
They are regulars
Dark jus
Small size
Red and green toothpicks
Jus great, rich, 5
Small
Well Toasted
Good amount of Swiss, additive
Dark, rich, excellent jus

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Lime, Kirkland, WA













Tasting Notes

Salad looks a little sad
Not huge size but ok
Lots of meat
Orange skewers
Looks well Toasted
Traditional bread
Pickle spear
I added Swiss based on the advice of my friend at the bar
Sandwich alone 3, fine
Au Jus wasn't hot
Pickle spear big and main quality, kind of soft
Salad 2 or 3
Au Jus good sheen 4
Swiss meh
Nothing impressive about it
3 overall
Chewy, not overly soft bread
Beef 3
Not enough jus
Not enough dressing
"good but average"
Service OK
Funny bartender

Summary

Au Jus 4
Meat 3.5
Bread 3
Non-Meat Toppings 3
Overall 3

Sunday, December 31, 2017

French Dip Review at Roosevelt Ale House, Seattle, WA









Setting the Stage

I was hanging with my buddy Garth and we went to his neighborhood bar to have lunch.  The Sounders were playing on TV (lost).

Tasting Notes

Jus 4, rich and flavorful
Sandwich small, low of meat and onion
Steak knife provided
I assume to cut your sandwich in half, which I did
With Garth
Saw his neighbor Donavan who I know as a pm
Sounders playoff
Good, yet weird beef 3
Sandwich has goat cheese taste 0
Jus 2 tastes bad
Is it a zero?
Tastes like goat cheese
Onions taste like shit
Sandwich alone 1
Terrible flavor 0
Small size 5"
Better without jus 0
Fail 0 terrible
Salad lettuce only 2, dressing good 4, overall 3

Summary

Jus 4 of 5
Meat 3 of 5
Non-Meat Toppings 0 of 5 Bad onions and bad taste
Bread 2 of 5
Overall 0 of 5  I hated this sandwich, wasn't impressed.