Saturday, November 20, 2010

Visiting Washington's Long Beach Peninsula - November 2010

Welcome to Long Beach Washington
November 15, 2010

Beach Lightship Restaurant and Columbia Bar 
The Long Beach Lightship Restaurant and Columbia Bar **+
Long Beach, Washington
Still the best view in town! The chowder***+ was great. The beer was flat…
The Long Beach Lightship Restaurant and Columbia Bar 

Columbia Bar
The Lost Roo Restaurant
The Lost Roo***+
Long Beach, Washington
Was happy to the restaurant open, the Lost Roo is located in a south Long Beach building that was known for years as Nick's West Bar and Grill. Owners Mark and Helen Johnson bought the building in January 2008 and they have "totally gutted the inside" and have expanded the east side of the building.

We had a chance to eat there twice this visit, once for lunch then for dinner. For lunch…

Corn beef hash with eggs***+ in-house smocked corn beef, potato, and two eggs. Nice smocked flavor, the eggs work cooked perfectly

The Depot Restaurant****
Seaview, Washington
Are plans this evening was to eat at another restaurant in the area, but after receiving a Facebook up date on my smart phone saying they had a small bites Happy Hour on Mondays it was a easy choose. The Depot Restaurant is an charming one of a kind restaurant located in a old train depot.
The Depot Restaurant

Chef's Table

We were lucky enough to set at their kitchen view table were we had the opportunity to not only talk with Chef Michael Lalewicz, but enjoyed watching at work. Chef Michael, Nancy Gorshe and staff made our evening a wonderful experience. Thank you both…
Chef Michael Lalewicz
Oregon Blue Cheese
Oregon Blue Cheese***+Light blue cheese, hazel nuts, balsamic reduction, beget

Small Bites Happy Hour Menu
Sun, Mon, Thurs, and Fri ‘s 5 – 6 PM
Mango Sea Scallop
Mango Sea Scallop**** Pan Seared Giant Atlantic Scallop on Peruvian Mango Salsa with Pickled Red Onions
Willapa Bay Fried Oysters
 Willapa Bay Fried Oysters**** Pan Fried Oysters with Roasted Garlic Aioli Sauce

Artichoke Frito
Artichoke Frito***+ Artichoke Floweret’s Fried with Garlic Dijon Dipping Sauce
Small plates menu
Dungeness Crab Mac
Dungeness Crab Mac**** Crab and Cavatappi Noodles simmered in Garlic, White Wine, Cream and Lemon Juice topped with a Three Cheese Blend and Toasted Bread Crumbs
Confit of Pork Belly
Confit of Pork Belly**** Pan seared Pork Belly finished with Caramelized Granny Smith Apples and Sweet Onions in a Maple Glaze
Michael’s Dessert Specials
Michael’s Daily Dessert Specials****

Tuesday 16th

Nautical Brass***
Ilwaco, Washington
They have Lewis and Clark Expedition commemorative gifts, nautical gifts, polished Italian brass gifts, marine fixtures and lighting and a variety of unique and exceptional nautical themed gifts can be found here. From instruments sets with barometers, hygrometers, thermometers and clocks. Always a fun shop to visit…
Nisbett Art Gallery and Studio
Don Nisbett Art Gallery and Studio****
Ilwaco, Washington
Featuring art by Don Nisbett. Watercolors & acrylics of the local area. You can find Don at the Crew House Gallery visiting with friends and fans. Much of his work is personalize while you wait. This is not your usual stuffy art gallery. Ask him about “The Sisters” painting…
Don Nisbett Art Gallery and Studio

Don Nisbett Art Gallery and Studio
Imperial Schooner Restaurant
Imperial Schooner Restaurant **+Ilwaco, Washington
Clam chowder
Clam chowder***

Campiche Studios***+
Long Beach, Washington
Campiche Studios, was originally founded as a family showcase by photographer Nancy Campiche. The gallery has featured her own black and white and hand-tinted photography, her father's watercolors, her brother David's pottery, and her brother Jim's bright watercolors. The gallery now features dozens of American craftsmen in art glass, jewelry, photography, woodwork, pastels, watercolor, and oils. If I only had more room…

42nd Street Café ****
Seaview, Washington
The 42nd Street Café was once a Coast Guard barracks, moved to its present location from Fort Canby Station just after WWII.
42nd Street Café
We were looking forwarded to eat here for it has been a few visits ago since we have. Thanks you Blaine and Jean-Marc we had a wonderful time…
Cheri’s New England style clam chowder
Cheri’s New England style clam chowder ***+ sea clams, bacon, celery, onions, potatoes, butter, heavy cream and sherry.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes***+ with orange, cumin and green chili mayonnaise
Eight-hour Pot Roast
Eight-hour Pot Roast**** Piedmontese seven-blade chuck roast with roasted carrots and mashed potatoes with brown gravy.
Greyfield Farm Meatloaf with Wild Mushroom
Greyfield Farm Meatloaf with Wild Mushroom Gravy***+ dry aged beef, lamb and pork ground, blended with herbs and spices, oven roasted and served with hazel hut port mashed potatoes and roasted Stockhouse Farms vegetables.

Merlot, Capstone Cellars, Boushey Vineyards, Yakima Valley 2006***+ red plum, red licorice

Wednesday 17th
Lost Roo Restaurant
Lost Roo Restaurant - Don Nisbett Art
The Lost Roo***+
Long Beach, Washington
Back for dinner…
Bucket of Prawns
Bucket of Prawns***+ chilled peel ‘n’ eat prawns poached in Guinness, tossed in Chesapeake seasoning, with cocktail sauce. Don Nisbett told us this was a must have.
Augus Ribeye Roo
Augus Ribeye Roo**** marinated ribeye, char broiled, with mash potatoes, grilled vegetables and balsamic reduction, with crispy onions.
Flat Iron Chimichurri
Flat Iron Chimichurri***+ dry rubbed flat iron steak char broiled, mash potatoes, grilled vegetables, topped with chimichurri sauce, red pepper coulis and crispy onion.

We had a wonderful three days visiting Washington's Long Beach Peninsula. We would recommend any of the restaurants we dined at for dinner. All the staffs were well trained, were interested in good service and followed up without being intrusive.


  1. Nancygorshe@reachone.comNovember 24, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Thanks so much for coming to see us! We will look forward to your return!

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