Many people are cooks, even good cooks, but it is rare to find a place where there is a Chef.
When friends took us to Mackinaws in Chehalis, we knew they had a Chef. The room was not
very big, had dark walls, exposed brick and quiet charm. We were warned that there would be
waiting time, and it was very long. Then the ordered fondu came and I hadn't had one since
Miami in the 70's ! Great way to start a meal, especially if you are famished. My husband had ordered short ribs and they were served very differently from the usual fare; on a bed of rice
which was flavored deliciously, he said, and he is hard to please. Hardly any bones either. I had
ordered a flat iron steak, being interested in seeing what they would do with it. Could not have
been done better; It was served carved, pink inside and very tender and moist. Asparagus on
the side was a nice companion to the generous steak, along with a small amount of wonder-
fully done potatoes au gratin. A very nice meal prepared by one of those rare Chefs. Oh, yes,
the beer and wine were fine also. We'd love to go back.
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