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Belly Q

October 12th, 2014 · No Comments

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I’m a fan of Chef Bill Kim‘s, having frequented his casual restaurants, Urban Belly and Belly Shack. I’d never been to his high end restaurant, Belly Q, so I was happy to check it out with Jess, Jen, Jill, and Kristin. We ordered a ton of stuff (below) and shared everything. Fantastic! Probably my favorite thing was the wagyu kalbi. But not as good as our family recipe, of course! :)

Here’s what we had:

Avocado Basil Hummus: Yogurt, Curry, Spiced Rice Puff
Brisket Buns: Braised Beef, Peppers, Onion
Double Smoked Bacon Pancake: Frisee, Kimchi

Roasted Tuna: Coconut Grits, Marinated Vegetables, Shrimp Dressing
Wagyu Korean Short Ribs: Carrots, Crispy Shallots
Tea Smoked Duck Breast: Chinese Broccoli, Steamed Buns

Sticky Rice: Dried Shrimp, Togarashi, Chinese Sausage, Mushrooms

Peanut Butter & Jelly Soft Serve: Peanut Butter Crunch, Huckleberry Jam 6
Vietnamese Cinnamon Donuts: Vanilla Soft Serve, Huckleberry Jam

If you look close, you can see Chef Kim in this photo:

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Happy Birthday, Quinn

April 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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On the same day, Steph turned 18 and Quinn turned 7. I don’t know how either of these things happened!!

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Makai’s First Thanksgiving

December 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Now that it’s almost Christmas, I finally got a chance to look at some photos from Thanksgiving! We actually went to two Thanksgiving celebrations. A couple weeks before the day, Aunty Laura had some family out to her house in the suburbs for a big dinner. Dallas’s parents were in town and I think they were surprised at how many kids there are now!

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Aunty Gail with her granddaughter, Hanako. Kathy with her grandson Makai. Hanako is one day older than Makai, but Makai is a giant compared to her!

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Grandmas lined up: Aunty Gail with Hana, Kathy with Makai, Aunty Glenna with Alexia, Aunty Laura with Rory.

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Aunty Laura watching movies with Tommy, Kenji, Rory and Eddy.

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Who would have seen this day coming? Dallas and Danny, still drinking beers and talking story, but with BABIES.

On Thanksgiving day, the actual day, we headed up to Evanston to Jill and Brian’s house. It was a small get together with just their immediate family. Nice and relaxed.

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I drank a glass of wine, my first alcoholic beverage in about a year, and then fell asleep on the chair.

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Quinn and Halle provided the entertainment! As you can see, they’re in constant motion. Always!

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