Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hillside Quickies Saturday Brunch

Somehow I'm about 5 posts behind. I have lots to blog about because I have been stuffing myself w/ really good food lately. In fact, I'm currently eating a vanilla glazed doughnut from Mighty-O's. I blame it on PirateWA because he was eating one when I went into PCC to buy a tomato.

The U District Hillside Quickies started serving brunch on Saturday (only) and it is really good. It all starts w/ a choice of beverage (bottomless if I rememeber correctly) and muffins. I hit the blueberry jackpot with mine. What you're looking at is not french toast. It's 2 super thick perfectly browned tasty pancakes coated in maple syrup. I'm still dreaming about them.

It shared it's plate with fruit compote and scramble. It was a really unique and delicious scramble. If you aren't a saltoholic, then ask them to use less salt.
Oh yeah! Of course Andy had to order the biscuits and gravy, and I was super crabby because we ususally split our plates. My crabbiness disappeared after my first bite. I hereby proclaim that Hillside has the best biscuits and gravy in Seattle, hands down.
Guava, I really hope that you are reading this right before a meal so that you are forced to whip up a batch of biscuits and gravy. And of course, tater tots.
No pics, but I volunteered at the greyhound booth at the Puyallup farmer's market this weekend. The purpose of the booth is to promote greyhound adoption. Somebody stopped by with an Italian greyhound. They are so tiny compared with the kind you typically see in the US.
I should be getting my next foster soon...
Now that the weather is much better, I love to lay around in the cat cage and knit whilst listening to books on tape. We're currently about 1/3 of the way through Wizards First Rule. We're also watching the TV series based on this book, The Legend of the Seeker. I have already read the book, but figured since Andy was so far behind with his reading that he'd never get to the book. Plus I like being confused with how the book differs from the TV show.
As you can see, the cats are just as leechy outside as they are inside. Poor Andy has to share his lawn chair with the likes of The Judge and Tubs.

Dear Vegan Assistant,

Yes, I am grouchy. Perhaps this wouldn't be so if you did your job and massaged my back instead of annoying me w/ that camera all the time. How is one supposed to enjoy life if the catnip bowl is half full?

Yours Truly,
Spotted Devil Cat


wingraclaire said...

I have never eaten biscuits and gravy but those look delicious.

And I've never heard of either of those books... or TV series. What, do I live in a cave? Are they fantasy-genre? Do you recommend them?

Jeni Treehugger said...

Mmmmm the Biscuits and Gravy sure do look good.....are Biscuits and Gravy a viable breakfast food???
Tubs says YES!

yasmin said...

those pancakes look amazing! thanks for letting me know about this. more brunch options are always welcome.

Sal said...

those pancakes do look so good, as do the biscuits and gravy. yum.

For the Love of Guava said...

Aahh.... so EVIL!!! Sitting at work... was enjoying my granola and yogurt but now it looks positively pitiful!!! And [looks sheepish] was just discussing late last night how awesome some tots would be!!! Tried to convince Mr. Guava to leave the homestead on a midnight tot buying trip... no go. :)

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Hey wow. I stopped by the greyhound booth - I do every weekend while picking up my veggies and stuff from the market. I would have said "HI" but, well, you know, I guess I wouldn't have had any idea which volunteer was you. But yeah... I was the one who talked baby-talk to the wonderful doggies. OK, I think a lot of people do that. Oh. And Hillside Quickies in Tacoma is my absolute favorite place in the world on a weekend morning (when I actually feel flush enough to go spend money eating out, that is!!!) They have insanely amazing, awesome food. Now I have to see how Seattle compares.