By Assunta Ng
Many restaurants close on Thanksgiving day and my family used to have limited choices to eat. People like to have a big feast for their Thanksgiving meal.
At Snoqualmie Casino, you never have to worry that it closes during the holidays. Go for Falls Buffet at Snoqualmie Casino, you won’t be disappointed. My Korean friend likes to go to Falls just for the most expensive items. Can you guess what that is? Crabs. She will have a couple of plates of crab before she ventures off to other goodies. She gets her money’s worth.
For me, it’s the variety. I like bits of everything. I especially enjoy buffet with my family. We compete to find out who is going to break the record on the amount of food we consume.
Also, their desserts are delicious. I like to treat myself to a plateful of mini desserts. Falls does a nice job on its buffet. It hires many skilled Asian chefs who used to work in big Asian restaurants. Not only that, many had their own restaurants before they joined Snoqualmie.
Prices range from $18.95 to $38.95, depending on the time and day of the week.
Ever since my friend Carolyn invited me out to dine at Capital Grille in downtown Seattle, I have become a frequent customer. The reason is simple: Good food at reasonable price.
A few weeks ago, Carolyn treated us at Capital again during its promotion week. Wow, $15 included a salad or soup, and entrée, and a dessert. The serving portions were big.
Last week, my family and I suddenly had an impulse to go downtown for lunch. Where else? CG.
The $15 deal was gone, but we still got a good deal. It’s $18 for a salad or soup and entrée. I had the lobster roll, my son had grilled scallop, and my husband had sirloin hash. All three dishes were decent.
This is the first year CG will open for Thanksgiving. Try it and you will discover wonderful things about this restaurant, especially when you enter — a Bruce Lee portrait will be there to welcome you.
New Hing Loon
I haven’t been to Hing Loon for years. Upon hearing it had new owners, I wanted to give it a try.
The new owners, a chef and a waitress, have worked in many other restaurants. They have cleaned up the restaurant quite a bit, and have the desire to improve. I can smell the fresh paint.
We ordered Empress chicken, stir-fried beef chow fun, wonton noodles and a stir-fried fungus with lotus roots.
I am waiting to see more changes in the restaurant. It’s not easy to compete in the restaurant business. There are challenges, but New Hing Loon has a lot of potential. (end)
Open for Thanksgiving (call for hours):
37500 S.E. North Bend Way, Snoqualmie
1301 4th Ave., Seattle
424 7th Ave., S., Seattle
New Hing Loon
628 S. Weller St., Seattle
12020 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle
T & T Seafood Restaurant
22511 Highway 99, St. #103, Edmonds