Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ballard Brothers

Strange in a good way, Ballard Brothers' claim to fame is the Cajun Blackened Salmon Sandwich. I think the storefront is pretty new. It used to be a skippers or something. But the brothers have been making inexpensive seafood and burgers for years though; at carnivals and stuff.

Closeup of a Cajun Salmon Sandwich
black on pink, it's cajun salmon!

Cajun Salmon Sandwich
Receipt says 'Voted best festival food 17 years runnin'
They do a pretty good job. I liked my sandwich. My companion liked his cod and chips, which were panko breaded for a little bit of extra fancy.

I thought the chips, or fries depending on what section of the menu you order from, were almost too crispy. They were almost impervious to the malt vinegar that I drenched them with.

Overall I'm happy with it. It's fast food, for sure, but it's also very local and a little bit different. Also it's highly affordable. There's nothing on the menu higher than $9, and adding a drink to most things will still keep you under $10 total.

So I'll be goinging back. The Hawaiian Salmon Sandwich sounds pretty tasty.

Ballard Brothers in Seattle

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

reciprocation (urbanspoon schwag)

It should be pretty obvious that I love urbanspoon. After all, I use their semi-automagical reciprocal link deally all the time (that's those little urbanspoon images you keep seeing in every post).

Well, it looks like they love me back. Check out what showed up in the mail (cat not included).

Thanks guys!

Friday, September 7, 2007

La Isla

What's better than tasty Empanadas with beans and rice for six dollars? How about all that with rum drinks at happy hour prices? (The trick is to get there right before 3pm, order lunch, wait, order drinks. It's a win-win situation, with both wins to you!)

empanads at La Isla
Sorry about the crappy photo, I wasn't prepared.

I have to admit, I'm excited about Ballard's La Isla Puerto Rican restaurant. I'd never been because I had reports of mediocrity and not-greatness. I should know better. While I'm sure my friend's Puerto Rican Grandmother could cook circles around this place, I didn't grow up with it. So I can appreciate La Isla for what it is: scrumptious lunch that's pretty filling, relatively healthy, and six dollars.

Definitely worth a visit, unless you have a Puerto Rican Grandmother. Remember to go just before 3pm.

La Isla in Seattle

P.S. They compost their food scraps and cardboard? *swoons*