Hammered Dwarf Cider

Yes, a rather bizarre name, but for a great variety of products. This afternoon we all went to a place that sells locally produced hard cider, beer and mead. The Snohomish facility is interesting, as the tasting room is small, consisting of the counter and tap wall, and menu boards. There are a couple of two person high tables inside.


Outside is a fenced in seating area. A series of pop up canopies provide shelter from the sun. Picnic tables offer seating along with those large wood wire spools that make good tables. It is interesting that the site of this cidery is at the back of a concrete plant.

Information board

More information

The Hammered Dwarf Cider is the result of 20 years of development and trails, starting in an apartment in California. Let the Hammered Dwarf website explain: “Our ciders are made with more traditional cider apples as opposed to the usual dessert and culinary apples that most cideries use, creating a unique flavor profile. Barrel aging is another way that we can distinguish ourselves from the rest.”

Sher and our grandson sitting outdoors

Two of our four flights

We ordered pizza delivered to our table

We got a couple of growlers to take home

 

 

 

 

 

Each of us (except of course our grandson who got root beer) got one of the flights of four to sample. We have never tried Hard Cider and it was fun to have our first time tasting true local craft ciders. They were very good, all having  very interesting and differing tastes. Most of the ciders were made on location, or provided by other local establishments. We found this to be a very unique local business. Pizza, craft hard cider and sharing time with family made for a delightful afternoon.

 

Bob’s Burgers & Brews was a new experience for us

While visiting our family in the Seattle area they took us to a restaurant called Bob’s Burgers and Brews. It is a local chain.  It is known for it’s burgers and its large selection of craft beers on tap. There are several of the restaurants in the area, but they have so far stayed in the state of Washington.

The huge “double” burger and fries

The extra large portion of cheese quesadillas

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had a huge double burger and Sher had some cheese quesadillas. The portion sizes were great and the food was delicious. In addition our waiter was fantastic and took care of us exceptionally well. This is one of those local establishments that offer great dining at a good price.

Old Spaghetti Factory at Lynnwood Washington

IMG_0655 IMG_0657 IMG_0660 IMG_0662Tonight we had a nice time at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Lynnwood, IMG_0651Washington. We went with our daughter and son-in-law and grandson. This is one of a chain of these eateries that are spread out all over the country.

We had a great meal. Each entree on the menu comes with either a soup or a salad and is topped off with a dish of spumoni ice cream for dessert included in the price of the entree. There was endless warm bread and butter brought to the table right after we ordered. The Cokes were a bit pricy at $2.75 but refills were free.

The entree I had was the ‘Meat Lover’s” which was spaghetti with meat sauce and two huge meatballs and a large link of Italian suasage. The sauce was thick and chock full of meat crumbles. The portion of spaghetti was a decent size, and the two huge meatballs and the extra large link of sausage made for a filling meal.

Sher enjoyed the spinach and cheese ravioli. The moderate sized portion was just right fo her. It was very tasty and well presented.

The atmosphere at this version of the Old Spaghetti Factory was relaxed and comfortable. There was an old Seattle trolley car in the main dining room set up with tables in the car. This was an unique sight to say the least. Our waitress was a delightful addition to our meal. She kept our drink glasses full, made sure we had fresh bread at all times, and served us with a smile. Mia did a great job making us feel welcome, and we will ask for her again.

The Lynnwood facility is worthy of your patronage. It is located at 2500 196th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA.