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Louisiana Genealogy Blog

Congratulations on your 1,000th post! Have you backed up your blog? Just curious :)

Sheri Fenley

1000 posts! After 1 1/2 years I have almost reached 200. 1000 seems like an eternity away.

I never miss reading your blog Tim, it is always mind-expanding and entertaining. Thanks for the education!

Greenman Tim

I have drooled over Sissy's posts regarding pies and lard and am willing to concede, still untasted, that the best pies could well come from Chelsea-by-the-Sea!

Myrt     :)

CONGRATS Tim, on 1,000 posts. Keep up the great work.

When in my hometown, Seattle, Ol' Myrt here recommends going to IVAR'S. There are several locations, including some 27 Ivar's fast food outlets, but here are two of my favorites:

IVAR'S ACRES OF CLAMS
"Keep CLAM" was one of Ivar's sayings. He began his work in the late 1930s, so it is easy to see that Ivar's musical and gastronomical entertaining has impacted Seattlites for decades. Though Ivar passed away, his legacy lives on -- and his restaurants still enjoy great popularity among the tourists and locals alike.

Ivar really came into his heyday during the same time as my father, when singing 4-part harmony songs and having great times also meant sharing the Pacfic Northwest's bountiful seafood delights.

Ivar's Acres of Clams is located down on Pier 54 on the Seattle waterfront. Dine alfresco or inside near the windows overlooking Seattle's busy Elliot Bay. Go here for the chowder -- simply the best. My Dad liked the fried clams, but you can order just about any sort of seafood imaginable.

IVAR'S SALMON HOUSE
You'll find this tucked away on on Lake Union, south of the sprawling University of Washington campus. You've simply GOT to go there for Sunday Brunch for a smattering of all things good.

You can even get there by boat -- a fun thing to do on a Saturday evening, made all the more magical by the lights of the city reflecting on this small inland waterway between Lake Washington and the locks to Shilshole Bay. You'll probably spot a sea plane taking off for Orcas Island from the pier across on the SW side of the lake. The ambiance of Ivar's Salmon House includes native carved wooden totems and canoes. The Salmon (yes, I used a capital "S") is cooked NW style -- on cedar planks.

Ivar's has a website (this IS the 21st century no less!) See:
http://www.ivars.net

GOSH, just writing about all this great seafood makes my mouth water.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)

Sissy Willis

Who makes the best pie? Why Sissy, of course:

http://sisu.typepad.com/sisu/2007/09/a-portrait-gall.html

Come on down!

Bill West

Happy 1000th, Tim!

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