My In-Laws are in town visiting, which means lots of eating together, and frequent dining out. This past Saturday we went to the Greenwood Car Show, because I had to work, and afterwards we needed to agree on a place for linner. I think this term is more common now. It is a hashtag, but for those of you out of the know, linner is like brunch but later. It's a late lunch, early dinner, usually had between 2p-4:30p. No, I don't care that Seattle thinks weekend brunch lasts until 3pm. Brunch hours end at 12pm when lunch begins. You're just hungover and eating late. You're not brunching because you're eating eggs at two in the afternoon, and calling it brunch doesn't make eating out in your PJs glamorous either.
Wow, I didn't realize until now how passionately I felt about brunch. Any at rate, My husband really wanted Indian Buffet, but both my father-in-law and mother-in-law were not terribly excited about that prospect. So, rather than debating food choices for 30 minutes or more. I said, "I've got it," and chose a restaurant I've been meaning to try, that I knew would be a safe bet. A few miles north, and we arrived at Scott's Bar and Grill in Edmonds.
My friend Lori had recommended the place to me a few years ago, and I was very pleased when we entered the doors. The atmosphere was sophisticated and open, with beautiful wood pillars and framing. The grill was open to the dining area, so you could watch your food being prepared, and they sat us by the fireplace. The weather was in the 80s, so the fireplace wasn't going, but it was a nice central location. I tried to find the most unique item on the menu, which was difficult as Scott's menu is standard American grill fare. I found a Crab & Artichoke Sandwich.
When the plate was brought to me I was immediately disappointed by the variety of brown and beige. This plate could have benefitted from a garnish, even if it was some old-school parsley and a lemon wedge. It tasted fine, but it's exactly what it looks like. They took their Crab & Artichoke Dip (on the appetizer menu) slapped it on some crusty bread, added two slices of tomato, some cheese, and broiled it. My son, on the other hand, ordered the BBQ Pork Tacos (also an appetizer) as his entrée.
He let me have a bite, and I was impressed. The BBQ had a unique sweetness, and tasted homemade, plus there was a chipotle mayo. Who doesn't love chipotle mayo? I also tried a bite of my father-in-law's meal. He ordered the Spicy Cajun Chicken Fettuccine. It was indeed spicy and delicious. I'll admit I was experiencing a bit of food envy. Lesson learned, sometimes you don't need to pick the most "unique" item on the menu. You just need to order what you want. I think I will give Scott's another try. Maybe I'll spring for steak next time.
I'm a not-for-profit worker that loves food, both healthy and indulgent. I've eaten the 12 egg omelette at Beth's Cafe: toast, hash browns, and all. Take that Adam Richman!