Archive | April, 2009

Nose to Tail (Sound 4/09)

Chefs Create a Variety of Dishes from a Variety of Meats
They call that gizzards, gizzards
Part of the chicken
Not too finger-lickin’
And I’m not sure what part
They call them gizzards, gizzards
Part of the bird but
That’s what I heard but
I…

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Nose to Tail (Sound 4/09): Additional photos

Here are the photos (taken by me) of the rest of the dishes from the “Gizzards, Scrapple and Tripe” Dish-Off in April’s issue of Sound magazine.
You can find the full report, include menus, here.
Click to enlarge any of the photos.…

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Beard-nominated chefs brew up a super supper in Seattle

One week from tonight, four chefs from Seattle and one from Portland will be in New York anxiously awaiting announcement of which is Best Chef Northwest per the James Beard Foundation.
One week ago, all five came together to prepare a feast for a James…

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Food as Art: “Culture never tasted so good”

Last week at this time, I was getting ready to go to the Food as Art event, showcasing the culinary skills of African-American executive chefs and restaurateurs from the Puget Sound area. This was the sixth year of Food as Art, which benefits the CD…

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Biting my tongue at Rancho Bravo

When I’m seeking a snack, especially on the outskirts of Seattle, I’m often happy to have the option of a taco truck handy. The food is quick, cheap and flavorful.
And I’m obviously not alone in my appreciation of the taco truck. Rancho Bravo has…

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FareStart: From sandwiches to special events

Oh, I can tell you about the sandwich I savored at FareStart recently: warm apple-braised pork shoulder topped with beer-battered onion rings on potato bread, with sherry vinaigrette apple slaw and a side of spicy chipotle aioli. It was good, but it’s where the $9.25…

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MOD Super Fast Pizza is fast, but not so super

Let’s see if I can serve up this review as quickly as MOD Super Fast Pizza served up my pizzas.
We had tickets to a sneak preview of The Soloist last night, which necessitates getting to Pacific Place an hour early to secure a place…

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Stuffed silly from the James Beard nominees dinner

I’m not sure where to even begin in reporting back on last night’s dinner with the James Beard nominees for Best Chef Northwest. My head won’t clear until I finish digesting the food, which should happen sometime later today.
A full report is forthcoming. But…

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Tonight: Join Me for a Twitter Dinner with the James Beard Nominees

As I mentioned on Friday, I’ve got a dinner invitation of sorts for you tonight.
Technology permitting, I’ll be part of a small group of food writers tweeting while eating what promises to be a pretty special dinner. Tonight, this year’s five James Beard nominees…

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Dip (and soon sip) at Oh! Chocolate

Seattle is full of fancy chocolate shops where you can take tours and do tastings, but sometimes you just want to get your hands into the stuff. Don’t you?
I do. And I did.
Oh! Chocolate hosts frequent chocolate classes at its Madison Park shop.…

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