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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Hill

Last night I made the venture over to West Seattle to a fine dining establishment (aka a restaurant). Trying new restaurants is near the top of my list of favorite things to do. Doesn’t matter if it’s cheap, expensive, good, bad, old, new, whatever.

Yesterday I gave Spring Hill a try. Located on West Seattle’s popular California Ave it boasts a casual, modern, classy yet unpretentious environment with attentive but not pushy servers. A personal reflection if I do say so myself.

Monday nights they have a condensed menu with lower price points which is attractive to those of us on a budget.

We both opted for the traditional and popular Caesar Salad and Red Spaghetti (I snuck a tiny bite of the out-of-this-world meatball my friend ordered). Totally top notch.

Then it got good, real good. Because I’m a glutton for dessert, I couldn’t pass up the Perfect Vanilla Pudding with Root Beer Madeleines. Now, I’ve seen my fair share of desserts in my day, and this pudding was the best dessert I’ve had in recent memory. Rich creamy vanilla goodness, beyond that, words escape me. Maybe even in my top 5 desserts of all time (if I had such a list). Unbelieveable.

Side note: Monday nights they also serve a Fried Chicken Dinner for Four. As platters of fried chicken were ushered by nearly stuck my fork out and nabbed a taste from our unsuspecting neighbors. The full dinner comes with 2 chickens, herbed dumplings with beecher’s flagship, buttered russet potatoes, caramelized brussels sprouts, marinated cucumber salad, jalapeno cornbread. Are you salivating yet? Because I was/still am. It’s so popular that not only do you have to make reservation 2 days in advance, but rumor has it you can’t actually get reservations until mid-April as they only make 10 dinners for 4. You can read the review here. Guys, let’s do it. Who’s in?

So, if you’re looking for a new place to try, Spring Hill will not disappoint. Great food, great atmosphere, great conversation.

All around great Spring (hill) night.

Now, keep in mind if you’re someone that generally doesn’t eat meat, wheat or dairy…this will hit you hard. Real hard. Consider yourself warned. But it was worth it.


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