#sEATtle: How To Cook A Wolf

January 20, 2017
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I like to eat. A lot. Food is bae. Therefore, I figured I would post reviews of the places I go to give you a little insight and maybe some ideas on where you might want to nom with your friends or special someones. Plus, it gives me an excuse to pig out on Seattle's best eats and not feel bad about it, because work!

Before we start, though, I want to make one thing perfectly clear, I am NOT a professional food nerd, nor do I want to be. I don't know the intricacies of French cooking. Heck, I don't even know how to spell "intricacies." It also means that if you ask me what the best burger is, I'll probably say Lil Woody's before I suggest any kind of "gourmet" burger, unless that gourmet burger has an egg on it. Then gourmet burger wins (any burger with an egg on it wins really.) Also, my idea of a fancy pizza is anything with more than two toppings. Basically what I'm getting at is consider these restaurant reviews for the common man/woman.

Got it? Good, let's roll!

RESTAURANT
How to Cook a Wolf

ADDRESS
8917 Roosevelt Way

WEBSITE
www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com/locations/how-to-cook-a-wolf/

I've been trying to eat a little bit healthier lately, because abs are made in the kitchen, you guys!  Also, it's almost spring time which means its almost time to emerge from my hibernation (three month long video game binge) and I can't be out on the town looking like a chubby Robert Downy Jr.  That said, when a friend tells you they have big news and want to go to an Ethan Stowell restaurant, YOU GO.  Was it worth it?  Let's find out...

EATS

Bread - As seemingly one of the few people left on this planet that isn't on the Whole 30 diet, I love to start a meal with a great piece of bread. I can't stress how much I love garlic either, so when I realized this came with a nice side of it, I was basically already won over. 

Burrata - My love of bread is probably only surpassed by my love of cheese.  Combined with some crispy sunchokes, this was legit. The sweetness of the sunchoke with the creaminess of the burrata......you guys! 

Carrots - More of a piece of art than a side dish. Happy to say it tasted as good as it looked. Usually, I don't get down on cooked carrots, but these were tasty.

Pork Belly - Real talk. Dis was da real MVP of the meal. That pork belly was so perfectly cooked you didn't even have to chew it. It just melted. I ate the whole thing by myself, didn't even share with the table. NO REGRETS

Spaghetti With Anchovy, Chili, Garlic, Mint, Parsley, Pangrattato - At Stowell's other Italian restaurant, Tavolata, this is covered with cheese instead of pangratatto (bread crumbs) and to be honest, I prefer that option better. 

FINAL VERDICT
Ethan Stowell clearly knows how to do pasta.  You can go to Anchovies and Olives, Tavolata, or How to Cook a Wolf for proof of that. Honestly, the quality at each is top notch (and I hope and pray that someday he does a homestyle Italian joint, because sometimes I just need chicken parm and three pounds of pasta).  I found HTCaW very similar to Tavolata (thats a good thing) with just a few slight differences, and defintely recommend both!

Go here if...You want high-quality Italian food in a charming setting

Don't go here if...You are looking for a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. 

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