Check, Please! Northwest/Hey Paison, John Howie Steak, Monsoon

Hey Paison, John Howie Steak, Monsoon
  • Episode Four
  • Hey Paison!
  • John Howie Steak
  • Monsoon

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Go to Philly to get a cheesesteak? Forget about it! Just go to Burien. Or maybe you want steak and fine dining? Let's take a look in Bellevue. But if you have a taste for modern Vietnamese, come on up to Capitol Hill.

Italian Sandwiches in Burien

Hey Paison! is a walk in old-style Italian shop with rat pack décor "it's like walking into the Sopranos' set," says Rob Johnson. Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches, homemade cannoli, and more.

Fine Dining Steak House in Bellevue

John Howie Steak is a fine dining steak house—amazing steak, great service—"a special treat" says Katie Dillon.

Modern Vietnamese in Capitol Hill

Monsoon is modern-style Vietnamese—"This place just hasn't stopped being fantastic," says Fiore Pignataro.

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Restaurant Hey Paison in Burien, WA was recommended for Check, Please! by our viewer, Rob Johnson. Here is an extended interview with chef and owner Ronnie Santone.

Hey Paison! (Closed, you will be missed!)

Hey Paison! (Closed, you will be missed!)
Hey Paison! (Closed, you will be missed!) Website
641 SW 152nd St
Burien, Washington  98166 (closed since airing)
  • Italian Sandwiches
  • Burien
  • $

John Howie Steak

John Howie Steak
John Howie Steak Website
11111 NE 8th St
Suite 125
Bellevue, Washington  98004
  • Steak House
  • Bellevue
  • $$$$


Monsoon Website
615 19th Ave E
Seattle, Washington  98112
  • Vietnamese
  • Capitol Hill
  • $$$


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Can you have the plumber, Rob Johnson, again. It was wonderful to hear from someone who is a self described person of blue collar background. Having been a vineyard and winery owner in the Napa Valley, I don't think we listen enough to those of that income level. He was a wonderful and real character. You'd be surprised at the number of ordinary folks that buy a lovely bottle of wine and mix it with sparkling water. Ouch.

You and your program are wonderful.


Hello, John, Your's was the respectfully arrogant post I've come across in my years of reading arrogant posts. In the spirit of this being a restaurant blog, well done!

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