Last night we went to the Ringside Restaurant in NW Portland to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The Ringside is an old school steakhouse (you know, professional waiters in suits) that has been around forever. I grew up near the restaurant, but I had never been there until last night. It always seemed like a mysterious place. The building is nondescript from the outside, has no windows, and is on a busy street. It’s pretty dark inside, but it was all dolled up for the holidays and was quite festive. My nutty brother goes there every once in a while and spends a fortune. Last night was no different. While the rest of us went for the filet mignon in the $30 range, my brother opted for the $65 Kobe beef filet mignon! VEGETARIANS, LOOK AWAY:

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He said it was delicious, but I think he still had to use a knife (we thought it would just melt beneath the fork tines).
And now for some cookies! Every winter I get a hankering to make Santa’s Surprise Cookies. They are peanut butter cookies with a miniature Snickers hidden inside. Surprise, indeed!
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I made a slight modification this time and added four chocolate chips per cookie. I thought it’d add a little kick. I used these new Nestle Chocolatier chips that are 53% cocoa:
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10 Responses to eating

  1. donna says:

    That filet mignon would have to be pretty darn delicous to convince me to pay 65.00! I feel honored to be able to just look at it 😎
    Do the chocolatier chips taste substantially different from the regular ones?

  2. Elspeth says:

    I’ve got to get my chocolatier chips – I have a free coupon around here somewhere. I love the chocolate cookies with rolo inside. Such fun to have surprise cookies!

  3. Pam says:

    My husband ate a $60+ steak on our anniversary. It was a steakhouse inside a casino at Lake Tahoe. He enjoyed it, but I couldn’t see/taste how it was different than the $30 steak I ordered.
    I just made some brownies with peppermint patties layered in the middle of the batter. yummmm! My next trick was going to be brownies with the snickers layered inside the batter.

  4. debbie says:

    i just saw the chocolatier chips at my local supermarket the other day, but didn’t buy – how do they compare to the old standby semisweet?

  5. Anne Sheridan says:

    Did you have the onion rings…it’s a must if you go to the Ringside! I grew up going there…it’s a quirky place but really good. Very traditional/old school. I just had to turn vegetarian so I know I couldn’t step foot in there any time soon…too tempting!

  6. Gina says:

    Just was wondering Mariko, have you seen this?'s%20one%20bowl&u3=**13*71&wf=9&recipe_id=90171
    Sorry about the long link, but it looks from the preview that you can’t do html in the comments..? Thought you might like!

  7. megan says:

    Umm…bring some of those delicious cookies on Tuesday. I think they are the best I’ve ever tasted!

  8. Kathy says:

    Drooool! Between that lovely steak and the cookie I’m suddenly very, very hungry.

  9. Jen says:

    It feels sort of butt-in-y to comment on a link sent for someone else, but chocolate hedgehog cake! Eeks! *drool*

  10. Liz says:

    What ever is the recipe for those cookies, pray tell? TELL ME NOW!!!

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