Shannon H. has not voted in the 2017 Seattle A-List.
After hearing all the hype about the new ice cream place in town, we decided to give it a try. My dad loves ice cream, so we ventured over to Molly Moon's for lunch on Sunday.
We arrived around 1-ish and there was a line but it didn't go out the door, and looked promising...until the woman four up from us decided to order three handmade milkshakes (and did I mention that there was only one rather frazzled-looking woman behind the counter?). So, the entire rest of the line waited patiently while the ice-cream-scooper-extraordinaire did her thing and created each of the milkshakes. First, we all oohed and aahed over the flavors. then came the debate over one, two scoops, or *gasp* a banana split? Then we all noted the decor that screamed "sustainability" all around. Next we noted the delicious looking cherry and fudge toppings displayed on a nearby shelf. At that point, we all began top shuffle our feet and search for other topic-worthy notables. After discussing the finer points of using a wooden spoon for tasting, the shake woman was finally handing over her twenty dollar bill and things began to look up.
The moment I looked up at the flavor board, I knew my diet was out the window and I decided to try for the most flavor impact possible within two scoops of ice cream. I tried the salted caramel (absolutely wonderful, but just a hint too salty for my taste) and the honey lavender. The honey lavender was the star of the bowl! A gorgeous, meltingly decadent mix of creamy honey and tickle-the-tongue lavender bits. Every bite conjured the amazing endless lavender fields in Sequim.
My beau decided to try the scout mint, which was very good, but not spectacular. My folks opted for chocolate and vanilla, both were very delicious and tops within their old-guard flavor fields.
I will be back again to bow at the altar of the temptress that is Molly Moon, and my next target is cardamom (and possibly balsamic strawberry)!!!
I live in the neighborhood and head for Yanni's at least once a week. The service is always exceptionally friendly, and the food is always phenomenal! The Chicken Skaras is just wonderful, nicely flavored and juicy. The potatoes that come with the dish have a terrific lemony flavor to them ~ indescribable, but I always look forward to them! Their chicken, lemon and rice soup is one of my stand-bys, I always enjoy the fresh flavors. Highly recommended!!!!!!!
11/14/07: UPDATE: Yanni's still rates five stars in my book. We noticed with recent take-out orders that the amazing lemony potatoes mentioned previously were being replaced by rice. RICE???? That's like replacing a Bentley with a Pinto! Heinous. So, when we ordered last night from Yanni's we specifically asked for the potatoes and were told that they'd recently changed out the potatoes for rice, but that if you ask for the potatoes they will give them to you. We were astounded and relayed this to our friendly Yanni's staffer; she mentioned that Yanni's had been seeing so many potatoes left on plates that they determined that nobody liked the potatoes. Bunch of loonies, not liking the potatoes. We told her that one of the reasons we kept coming back to Yanni's was expressly for the potatoes. So the moral of the story, go for the potatoes and make sure you ask for them! Otherwise you'll get plain old boring rice.
Chutney's Chicken Tikka Masala ~ MMMMMMMMMM!!! We've been coming to Chutney's for our Indian takeout fix for almost two years now, and their Chicken Tikka and Chicken Tikka Masala simply can't be beat!. We routinely try new Indian places everywhere throughout Seattle and also wherever we travel, but I generally end up comparing other places to Chutney's and Chutney's wins. I highly recommend this place!
Shannon H. has not cast any votes in the 2017 Seattle A-List.