Apr 25, 2010

things I will recommend to you

Because I am your arbiter of taste.

In no particular order.

1. Life on Mars (the British import). Snappy humor mixed with non-sappy drama. And incredible polyester ties. My favorite period pieces are always from the 70s--for good reason.

2. Xinh's Clam and Oyster House. Shelton's best restaurant, perhaps, and some of the best seafood in the area. The one thing I can't figure out: why it took me two decades to try the place. Melissa had the swordfish with peanut sauce, and I had pan-fried geoduck. My recommendation: pass on the bread (it's lackluster, bland and dry) and save room for dessert. Pick any bivalve; you can't go wrong.

3. Wye Oak, The Knot.

4. PDE Auto Body in Olympia. Heaven forfend that your automobile need a facelift, but if it does, trust it to PDE.

5. Twister Donuts. Great doughnuts at fair prices. The fritters are particularly good. Weak spots: the coffee is subpar (and Olympia is a coffee town, so what gives?), and the bacon maple bar pales in comparison to the famed treat from Portland's Voodoo Doughnut. You can't go cheap on the bacon.


HDuffy said...

Wow. Life on Mars is one of my favorite shows. Nice list! :)

Jim Anderson said...

Sadly, its sequel, Ashes to Ashes, isn't yet available through Netflix.

If you haven't seen it, you might also enjoy the original--British, of course--State of Play.