AngelaJossy's Blog

Feb. 11, 2009 at 6:58pm

Buy a Meal for Angie, Save the USA

Obama's brilliant plan to save the economy

WARNING: You might find the following content shameless and self-serving. I really don't care. I know what I have to do now. Its a tough job but somebody has to do it.

The following conversation recently occurred on Facebook:

STATUS UPDATE: Angela noticed that discussions about recession make her hungry. 5:30pm  February 9

 Justin D. Carleton at 5:37pm February 9
Hungry means you need to eat meaning you stimulate the economy. Presto, President Obama's secret plan for Angela Jossy to save the country.

 Angela Jossy at 5:42pm February 9
I thought my list of things to do was pretty tough already. Now I have to save the country too? Well, I guess I can work this angle. My new slogan is "Buy a Meal for Angie, Save the USA!" Its a good plan. I'll stop living on peanut butter and jelly and everyone else gets to go back to work. I like it!


Sunday evening I shared a ride home from Seattle with fashionista Sherah Tilley. After a long day on the set of the Radio8ball TV show, we were a little hungry so we ended up talking about food. Sherah told me about some of her favorite downtown restaurants and what she likes to order there. She was so convincing that I felt the urge to take notes. I told her she should write a blog about it and I really hope she does. In the meantime, it made me realize that there are a lot of cool restaurants that I haven't been to yet.

Despite hearing and reading about the merits of our better local eateries from friends and in the Weekly Volcano, I seldom go out to dinner anywhere that doesn't have a drive though. I blame it on being a very busy, habitually over budget, single parent.

Since I'm apparently supposed to save the country by eating, I thought I'd list all the places I'd love to try. Here goes.

I've never been to:

El Gaucho
Infinite Soup
Sea Grill
Melting Pot
Il Fiasco
Stanley & Seaforts
Primo Grill
Over The Moon Cafe
Woody's on the Water
MSM Deli
Twokoi (but they are providing yummy treats for LOVE SQUARED on Saturday! Yeah!)

I know, its a sin that I've never gone to these places. I've heard you raving about them. My goal is to visit each of these establishments by years end. If you want to buy me dinner or maybe go dutch with me let me know. You can help me save the country.

I'm also open to adding other restaurants to this list if they are super yummy and I haven't been there yet. But they must be local restaurants - no franchises or chains.



comments [25]  |  posted under , dinner, economic stimulous, food, restaurants, Tacoma


by intacoma on 2/11/2009 @ 7:05pm
Are you single? Open to blind dates? I might know someone willing to go dutch

by intacoma on 2/11/2009 @ 7:09pm
You two actually have similar interests, this could be fun....

by AngelaJossy on 2/11/2009 @ 7:11pm
I was thinking more about dining with my blogosphere friends. I don't really dig blind dates. Thanks though.

by intacoma on 2/11/2009 @ 7:14pm
well you've already met actually

by Mandiferous on 2/12/2009 @ 9:13am
As a twice-a-week customer of Infinite Soups, I will be happy to buy you a bowl or two of soupy goodness. I hate to cook so if I stop by for lunch, I usually buy myself dinner as well!

by AngelaJossy on 2/12/2009 @ 2:24pm
It's a date Ms. Mandiferous! Email me when you want to set it up.

I have Indochine set up with one of my gal pals pretty soon too!

Its a very noble, very yummy thing I do here! Yes indeed! *smile*

by intacoma on 2/12/2009 @ 2:27pm
what about my offer? Not down?

by AngelaJossy on 2/12/2009 @ 2:43pm
You're scaring me a little. I'm apprehensive.
Maybe a group dinner with several people?

by Twisty on 2/13/2009 @ 2:23pm
what about my offer? Not down?
Maybe it's the mask.

by intacoma on 2/13/2009 @ 7:49pm
some women are into it guess angela isnt

by Frinklin on 2/14/2009 @ 2:01am
Goodness gracious, what have i started here?

by izenmania on 2/14/2009 @ 9:48am
Your influence is vast and deep, sir.

by Erik on 2/14/2009 @ 9:59am
My goal is to visit each of these establishments by years end.

I like the idea. One needs to set goals to accomplish things in life. As you visit them, you could cross them off your list. Then the momentum would grow as you worked down the list.

Perhaps Angela could tweek out my myspace page which just sits there.

Just like Weird Als:

by Erik on 2/20/2009 @ 3:49pm
Ok. Cross Two Koi off your list.

by droid116 on 2/20/2009 @ 3:59pm
Saw you two there today. Said "hi" to Erik but neglected to say "hi" to Angela.

"Hi Angela".

I had the wonderful Maki Bento and once again was unable to finish it, so boxed it up.

by Erik on 2/20/2009 @ 4:16pm
Sounds like it was a minor blogospheric flash mob at Two Koi .

by AngelaJossy on 3/2/2009 @ 5:08pm
I crossed Indochine off my list today. It was super yummy! Mr. Fry and I had coconut shrimp, spring rolls, pot stickers and white rice. That coconut shrimp was magically delicious. The spring rolls tasted so fresh and healthy. I felt like a better person having eaten them. Plus they tasted yummy too. The pot stickers were sinfully good though so my sainthood was short lived. *smile*

All in all a great lunch with great conversation same as Two Koi with Erik. Thanks guys! I look forward to working with both of you on your respective projects.

by izenmania on 3/2/2009 @ 5:24pm
But they must be local restaurants - no franchises or chains.

(pst! The Melting Pot is not a local restaurant. It's a national chain.)

by AngelaJossy on 3/2/2009 @ 5:39pm
Oops. I didn't know that.

by Jake on 3/2/2009 @ 6:00pm
Don't know if Stanley & Seaforts would be considered local either. It is a corporate owned restaurant, though the corporation is based in Seattle.

by jenyum on 3/2/2009 @ 7:50pm
I have never actually eaten at Primo Grill either. Next time I have money (whenever that is) I say we go.

by AngelaJossy on 3/2/2009 @ 8:35pm
Sounds yum, Jen. *smile* We've got until Dec. 31st so I'm sure we can make that happen.

by AngelaJossy on 4/30/2009 @ 7:19am
Never was this statement more true than today - Buy a meal for Angie, save the USA! (Or at least save SOME lives)

Today is Dining Out for Life (

Anyone wanna buy me dinner?

by intacoma on 4/30/2009 @ 7:27am
Anyone wanna buy me dinner? Let me know, we can talk the talk

by Shep on 5/1/2009 @ 8:21pm
Hey Angela! Old Shep here (Pollyanna). (First of all, intacoma, shame on you.) So anyway, still jobless. Ack. I supposedly have a $10 coupon coming from the Hub for joining the bike club (the other $15 went to charity). So at happy hour, that buys a $5 pizza and part of some beer or wine. Hey--I haven't cashed it yet! So meet me for happy hour if you want! And also, congrats. I just saw you mentioned in the Volcano and I hope you get your space by the Dome!