On our way back from a long bike ride (we are kicking off training for the STP this year), Kat and I were looking for a good place to grab some brunch. Seattle Magazine had just done a round-up of best breakfast spots and mentioned brunch at The Corson Building. We have been meaning to go there so it seems like a great idea.
Their format is a bit different from normal- its tiny inside, and its prix-fixe, with a buffet with a bunch of miscellaneous stuff and a choice from two hot entrees. We enjoyed the buffee a lot- a citrus salad with orange, grapefruit and blood-orange, a great beet salad, some radicchio, home-made yogurt with some great jam and nuts to mix in, and a couple of other things. We got both entrees, a quiche with pork belly (bacon!) and sturgeon. Everything was great, and the overall experience was a really nice departure from the standard brunch experience all over town. At $23 its not inexpensive and I’m sure that will deter many people, but for a special experience with top local ingredients, its well worth it.
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I’ve been having a problem lately with the Windows Media Center I use for my main TV. I’m still running Media Center on Vista and I have a 750GB drive in the box that only has about 200GB of real content on it, but even though it should have around 500GB free, its only reporting 10-20GB free.
My suspicion is that the Windows Home Server integration might be at fault. I recently upgraded my Home Server with Power Pack 3 and it has a cool new feature that integrates with Media Center and can automatically archive data to the larger disks on the server. The Home Server has always been a bit strange about how much free space it reports- despite ~7TB of real free space, the system disk I have is fairly small and I think that causes it to report only a small amount of free space. Now that the C: drive on my Media Center is doing the same thing it makes me suspect that the Home Server is doing something fancy with the disks and causing this problem.
Anyone have any ideas? The Home Server tie might be a total red herring…
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