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Lunch at Ivar’s in Mukilteo

Mom and I are heading out to the coast tomorrow for some time at the beach. On the Washington/Oregon beaches, you never know what the weather is going to be. It doesn’t matter how old you get, you know how Mamma’s are? Like she keeps asking me if I have a sweatshirt? Do I have a raincoat? Have I packed my toothbrush? (no, I made that last one up! 😉 )

So today we were running errands, like go to the bank so we have enough cash, like pick up a few groceries, because the places we stay have a kitchen (more important, they have a view of the OCEAN!), pick up a junky beach-book or two, and some Sudoku, and then, let’s go have lunch!

Mom LOVES Alaska fried clams, and Ivar’s does them the BEST, so we drive north to Mukilteo, but it takes forever because they are doing some road repairs on the back roads we usually take, and our “short-cuts” take a lot of time.

“Promise to remind me to take photos this time.” I ask her, but she won’t promise.

A few bites in, I remember. I’m getting better. 🙂

Here are Mom’s Alaska Fried Clams:


Even thought lunch portions are smaller, it was still a lot of clam, and very very rich, breaded and then sauteed in butter. Mom says her green beans were also really good.

Here is my grilled Alaska salmon, on a bed of spinach and orzo salad vinaigrette:

I’m like Popeye, I love SPINACH! This whole meal was delicious, and, once again, we were happy to see the restaurant had a good clientele eating lunch. Even Seattle is begining to feel the economic crunch.

September 1, 2009 - Posted by | Alaska, Community, Cooking, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Food, Living Conditions, Relationships, Seattle


  1. nice 🙂

    Comment by Purgatory | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. you should put a reminder on your mobile so you don’t forget to take photos at the beginning 😉

    Comment by jewaira | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  3. Thanks, Purg.

    How would that work, Jewaira? How would my phone know when I am about to eat?

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 2, 2009 | Reply

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